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Winter school holiday activities in Melbourne

Wondering what to do with your crew when school’s out? We’ve got you covered
Ice Skating a Elizabeth Quay
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By Time Out editors |

This year, Victoria's winter school holidays fall from June 30 to July 15. The weather may be chilly, but Melbourne is packed with super fun indoor activities to suit little ones of all ages.

When you're done, check out our round-up of the best playgrounds in Melbourne. Then, perhaps for the sake of your own sanity, round it out with a quick bevvie at one of Melbourne's family-friendly pubs.

The best winter school holiday events

Kids, Playgrounds

Legoland Discovery Centre

icon-location-pin Malvern East

Lego's first Legoland Discovery Centre in the southern hemisphere is in Melbourne. Occupying a massive space (2800 sqm) at Chadstone Shopping Centre, the brick-filled play centre will delight little and big Lego fans. The space is packed with more than 1 million Lego bricks and features attractions including Miniland Melbourne, where the city's best-known landmarks have been recreated out of thousands of Lego bricks. There are also play zones for the kids and Lego-themed rides called  Kingdom Quest and Merlin's Apprentice. Test your skills at the Creative Workshops and see how you fare against fellow Lego fans, or visit the Lego store to get some bricks to take home.

People on high ropes course at Live Wire Melbourne
Attractions, Theme parks

Live Wire Park

icon-location-pin Lorne

Live Wire Park is essentially a huge adventure playground just outside of Lorne where you’ll climb, swing, leap, wobble and fly through towering eucalyptus forest. The park has four experiences: the Canopy Circuit, the Shockwave Zip Coaster, the Short Circuit and the Super Circuit. If you’re here for a challenge, book in for a two-hour stint on the Super Circuit, where you’ll be pushed to your limits physically and mentally. That’s not hyperbole – from wobbly wire bridges to vine-like rope crossings, some of the mid-air obstacles you’ll face on the circuit really will stump you. 

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