There's plenty to entertain pint-sized punters in Melbourne. Rain, hail or shine, our guide will keep your crew out of trouble for an 'arvo. And if everyone's super good, maybe you could treat them with a spin through one of Melbourne's cutest toy shops or fuel up post-play at one of Melbourne's kid-friendly cafés.
Things to do with kids in Melbourne
For almost 100 years, Luna Park has provided Melburians with much amusement – even before jumping on the first ride. Older kids will love eyeball popping super thrill rides like the Pharoah’s Curse and Metropolis, while the more family-friendly Silly Serpent and Red Baron are best for the little ones.Read more
Currently celebrating the arrival of the world's largest species of crab, the Melbourne Aquarium has enjoyed long queues since opening in 2000. There are 12 themed zones filled with aquatic animals and plenty of educational and interactive exhibits for all ages.Read more
Adventure Park is the place to go when you want some waterside fun. There are plenty of waterslides, kids rides or family activities such as go-karting or mini-golf. Up for a scare? Try the Wild West Canyon, where the water slide takes you through a dark tunnel and you perform two, 360 degrees spins. Feel like chilling out? Get onto the Lazy River where you simply sit back in an inflatable ring and idly float down the tropical themed river.Read more
Phillip Island is home to a lot of amazing things, including the adventure park that is aptly named A Maze’N Things. Full of family fun, there is maxi-golf, mazes and playgrounds. Puzzle Island is where you want to head if you’re up for getting lost in the mirror maze or taking a spin in the rotating room. The Illusion Rooms are designed to confuse you, where you can be shrunk, lose gravity and even disappear.Read more