Shows, events and activities you don't want to miss these holidays!

Melbourne does School Holidays pretty well – you really could go to an event or visit something special every day these holidays..  When you’re looking for a day out of the house creating memories be sure to check our list of what not to miss these school holidays in Melbourne!

For active holiday ideas and programs click here.  For creative workshops click here.

For more ideas (especially for pre-schoolers) check out Tot: Hot or Not‘s holiday list!


The Malthouse: don’t miss the incredible one-man production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches on until 5 July 2014 – we thoroughly enjoyed this production (always love one that is for all ages).  Click here for more information.  SOUTHBANK

Circus Oz: be prepared to be wowed and amused.  As always Circus Oz delivers a polished performance but with loads of cheek.  Until 13 July 2014.  Click here for more information.  BIRRARUNG MARR

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove: Mickey, the Disney Princesses and friends come together for another star studded production.  Until 7 July 2014.  Click here for more information.  MELBOURNE

Eureka Tower Skydeck: families visiting between 11am – 4pm can enjoy free explorer-themed activities during the winter school holidays.  Click here for more information.  SOUTHBANK

The Langham Children’s High Tea:  these holidays the theme is Mr Men and Little Miss, bring your very own Mr Messy and Little Miss Naughty and be sure to enjoy a very special treat.  Click here for more information.  Weekdays, SOUTHBANK.

NGV International: check the NGV’s What’s On calendar to find out more about these fun activities: Mega Masterpiece Drawing workshops, Fashion Detective talks and Little Art Lovers classes. Don’t miss Draw Act and the polar bears.  MELBOURNE

ACMI: Dreamworks Animation The Exhibition.  Click here for more information and to book tickets. FEDERATION SQUARE.  {Check also our creative holiday listing for details on other activities at ACMI}

Federation Square: plenty of FREE family friendly activities on offer including the premiere of Polyglot and Papermoon Puppet Theatre’sDrawbridge’.  Click here for more information.  MELBOURNE

The Shrine: these school holidays you are invited to make a paper poppy when you visit the Shrine.  FREE.  Click here for more information.  MELBOURNE

National Sports Museum: a series of activities for the sports enthusiasts!  Click here for more information.  MELBOURNE

Melbourne Museum: two different daily Family activities included with your entry fee.  1. Aztec City – a 20 minute multimedia presentation about the Aztecs and their daily lives at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.  2. Aztec Animals – learn all about Mesoamerican wildlife in the time of the Aztec Empire.  Find out about jaguars and golden eagles and create your own Aztec warrior helmet to take home.  Drop in between 11am – 3pm.  Click here for more information.  CARLTON

Melbourne Museum & NGV: NAIDOC Week 2014, (6-12 July) a national celebration which recognises the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  There is much to celebrate and families can take part in these celebrations. Click here for more information.  MELBOURNE

Melbourne Museum IMAX:  check out Penguins 3D a 45 minute David Attenborough documentary following a penguin couple and their chick over a 16 month period.  Suits children aged 5+ and rated G.  Click here for more information.  CARLTON.

The Little Bookroom: Choose you own ever after writing workshop for 8-13 year olds.  FREE Thursday 3 July 10.30-11.30am.  Click here to register.  CARLTON

Wonderland Fun Park: never disappoints with its fabulous school holiday production and those rides that the kids never seem to get tired of!  These holidays Winter Wonderland Circus Spectacular is coming to the Docklands Spiegeltent, daily (various times).  Click here for more information. DOCKLANDS

Docklands Winter Fireworks: happen every Friday night at 7pm during July and August (with other FREE entertainment happening along the promenade from 6-8pm).  Click here for more information. DOCKLANDS

Melbourne Zoo: go undercover these holidays to help save the orangutans.  Included with admission fee.  Until 13 July 2014.  Click here for more information.  PARKVILLE


Roola Boola: this fantastic kids festival is full of excellent events, do not miss and book in advance!  Click here for our review of 2013 and click here to book tickets.  1-4 July 2014.  PRAHRAN

Clip ‘N Climb: is having a Onesie Day, Thursday 10 July – special prizes awarded throughout the day from 9am – 9pm.  Click here for our review and to book your session.  RICHMOND

Eastland: is transforming into a Winter Wonderland these holidays with FREE iceskating and $5 snowman craft activity.  Until 13 July, daily 10am – 4pm, except Thursdays which run 10am – 8pm with an FREE skate disco from 6pm!  Click here for more information and to book for the Thursday disco sessions.  RINGWOOD


Dinosaur Adventures: on daily (various times) until 20 July 2014.  Click here to for our review. CAULFIELD

Still Awake Still: a musical adventure!  1 and 3 July 2014, various times.  To read our review and for more details click here.  MOORABBIN & DANDENONG (also in WERRIBEE )

Inside The Brick Fan Expo:  come and see some amazing creations by some of Australia’s best LEGO® builders.  11-13 July.  Book tickets.  MOORABBIN


Scienceworks:  Mathamazing last days – closes 4:30pm Sunday 13 July.  Mathamazing features 22 interactives and mega puzzles exploring probability and chance, statistics, fractions, geometry and problem solving.  Cost: included with Museum entry.  Recommended age: 8 years and above.  Click here for more information.  SPOTSWOOD

Highpoint Shopping Centre:  It’s all about the World Cup these school holidays with FREE activities including drink bottle designs and soccer clinics.  Click here for more information.  MARIBYRNONG


Watergardens Town Centre: LEGO Brickzone, displays and competitions.  Happening daily until 13 July 2014.  FREE.  Click here for more information.  TAYLORS LAKES.

Regional Victoria

Sovereign Hill’s Christmas Wonder Lights Show: thanks to a snow machine manmade snow covers the Main Street of Sovereign Hill plus the team behind Melbourne’sWhite Night event create a dazzling ‘Christmas Wonder Lights’ show.  Click here for more information.  BALLARAT

Zoos Victoria: check out the what’s on listing for all the details.  Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Wild Nights review is coming soon.  HEALESVILLE & WERRIBEE

Parks Victoria: Ranger guided activities called Junior Rangers run across the state every day these holidays – hurry though these sessions book out quickly!  Click here for more information.

Still Awake Still: a musical adventure!  5 July 2014, various times.  To read our review and for more details click here.  WERRIBEE (also in DANDENONG & MOORABBIN)

Peninsula Hot Springs: NAIDOC Week promises all sorts of fantastic events to celebrate the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Fore more details click here.  MORNINGTON PENINSULA

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Check out our lists of workshops:  creative and active