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Kids events, family friendly and activities for children in Melbourne

School holidays in Melbourne
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School holidays in Melbourne

What should you do with your kids during the long, hot days of the summer school holidays (December 21 to January 28)? We've found the best children's theatre shows, workshops, outdoor activities, festivals and museum exhibitions to keep them busy and having fun over the summer break. If your kids need more incentive to jump off the couch, boot them out the door towards Melbourne's best trampoline parks, best playgrounds or even more Melbourne activities for kids. 

The best waterslides in Melbourne
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The best waterslides in Melbourne

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Where to go rock climbing in Melbourne
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Where to go rock climbing in Melbourne

There is no shortage of rock climbing and bouldering gyms in Melbourne, and we’ve picked the best for you to explore

Interaxcity

Interaxcity

Remember being told as a kid that could be anything you wanted? Interaxcity is a new children’s museum where your little rascals (and their wild imaginations) actually run the show.  Creator Melissa Blumenthal got the idea for Interaxcity after visiting children’s museums in the United States – the calibre of which impressed her. She says Interaxcity is about “taking it back old school by learning through play – the only tears we have is when it comes time to leave”. The 200-square-metre space is designed to resemble a city. Within this mini metropolis, kids can take (imaginary) flight and land at the city’s airport before delving into the many activities. There’s a construction site, florist, medical centre, service station and supermarket – each exhibit is as real as possible to maximise the fun.  Tykes can learn how to take orders at a restaurant, make change with pretend money at the supermarket or construct the Eureka Tower or Forum Theatre using blocks and their own imagination. There’s even a post office created in collaboration with Australia Post where children can write and deliver their letters throughout the city. The tasks were designed in collaboration with early childhood educators and feature prompts on the wall for any young ’uns who get stuck. Through games and make-believe, kids can garner a better understanding of letters, numbers and pictures as well as interpersonal skills like sharing and compromise.  Visits take place over 90-minute sessions (book

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Activities for kids in Melbourne

The best activities for kids in Melbourne
Kids

The best activities for kids in Melbourne

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Cheap Melbourne activities for kids
Kids

Cheap Melbourne activities for kids

You don't need to take out a mortgage to entertain the kids in Melbourne

Rainy day activities in Melbourne
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Rainy day activities in Melbourne

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The best toy stores in Melbourne
Kids

The best toy stores in Melbourne

Get one-of-a-kind gifts at these specialty Melbourne toy stores

The best day trips from Melbourne
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The best day trips from Melbourne

Take the kids on a day trip out of town

Fun places for families in Melbourne

The best kid-friendly cafés in Melbourne
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The best kid-friendly cafés in Melbourne

Having kids might mean that your sleep patterns change, but it doesn't mean that your tastebuds will

The best kid-friendly pubs in Melbourne
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The best kid-friendly pubs in Melbourne

Melbourne is full of family-friendly watering holes; these are our favourites

The best playgrounds in Melbourne
Kids

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

We regressed back to childhood to review Melbourne's best playgrounds

The best adventure parks and playgrounds in Victoria
Kids

The best adventure parks and playgrounds in Victoria

For when you fancy getting out of town for the weekend with the kids in tow