school holidays April 2021

Melbourne April School Holidays 2021

I don’t want to jinx anything, but these school holidays are feeling almost {touch wood} normal!  Theatre is back, events are on… and there are new films to check at the cinema.  Team Meetoo are even {with any luck} heading INTERSTATE.  I am trying not to think about it too much as it could all go away.  But, quite frankly, I am grateful for the opportunity to even hope for these things – especially when I think back to this time 12 months ago when I was hiding under my doona eating chocolate for breakfast glued to the news.

What’s on in Melbourne over the April school holidays 2021?

school holidays April 2021


Artplay on Birrung Marr, 6-17 April: a mixture of activities and classes that suit ages 3-12.  For more details click here.  CBD

Melbourne International Comedy Festival at various locations until 18 April: plenty of family fun including Improvilicious: the Improvised Guide to Spooky Stories (Impro-larious comedy for ages 10+) and Maddy & Jimmy and the Brick of Destiny (a family comedy for ages 5 – 99 starring your favourite couple from LEGO MASTERS AUSTRALIA).  For more events click here. CBD

The Arts Centre Melbourne, 9-24 April: dance and comedy are on offer these school holidays, bust a move or bust a gut – book tickets here.  CBD

Polyglot will be on the Arts Centre Melbourne Main Lawn from 9-17 April: At a central mooring place, lightweight boats wait for children’s imagination and energy. Once aboard, the boats are propelled by a flurry of feet, with kids and families working as a crew to find their own path and voyage across the high seas.  More details here.  CBD

The Midnight Gang at the Regent Theatre, 9-11 April: David Walliams’ bestselling book comes to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of the imagination.  Suitable for children 6+ and their families.  Book tickets here.  CBD

Music Play Family Festival 2021 at the Melbourne Recital Centre, 12-13 April:  Book tickets here.  CBD

Polyglot will be at the Melbourne Recital Centre from 12-13 April: choose how you interact with giant ants.  Become an ant-like creature by making feelers in an antennae workshop, before taking part in the performance as it unfolds. More details here.  CBD

Jungle Bungle at Theatre Works, 14-17 April:  An engaging musical adventure for our littlest arts lovers, Jungle Bungle is a joyous journey that explores the fear of the unknown, while celebrating friendship, individuality, and imagination. Suits ages 4+, approx. 55 minutes. Book tickets here.  ST KILDA

Gruffalo Trail 2 at Rippon Lea Estate, daily except Good Friday: explore the expansive paths and gardens of Rippon Lea, while bringing favourite Gruffalo characters to life using the Gruffalo Spotter 2 app.  A fun excursion for any Gruffalo fan, book tickets here.  RIPPON LEA

Cluedo Experience at Old Melbourne Gaol, Wednesday – Sunday, closed Good Friday: explore the Gaol, investigate criminal alibis and examine physical evidence to discover who killed notorious solicitor Lionel Grey.  Book tickets here.  CBD

The world’s highest silent disco at Eureka Skydeck, open Wednesday – Sunday, closed Good Friday: kids tickets include a 15minute silent disco and an Easter egg (as they leave).  Book your ticket to dance in the clouds at .  CBD

Pixar Putt at the Fed Square River Terrace, 1-25 April: check out the new designs at this fun pop-up outdoor mini-golf. Book now.  CBD

Junior Rangers is running in various locations around Victoria: check their website for all the events happening!

school holidays April 2021


Melbourne Museum: There is so much to see at the museum (click here for ideas) as well as some special school holiday activities all listed here.  Will one day at the Museum be enough? CBD

National Gallery of Victoria International from 12-16 April: Drop in for free activities in the Great Hall (pre-book your visit to the NGV).  More details here.  And if you haven’t already, be sure to drop by MOJA MOJA Life (ending 18 April). CBD

ACMI: has a couple of holiday workshops, and if you haven’t recently visited their recently renovated Gallery space – this is the perfect excuse!  More details here. CBD

National Sports Museum: meet your AFL and Netball heroes these school holidays, spots are limited so book now! CBD

Scienceworks: Calling all Robot lovers for some robot inspired holiday programs, check the listing out here.  SPOTSWOOD [top tip: if you go on a Friday or weekend be sure to check out Grazeland next door for an early dinner!]

What are you looking forward to doing during the April School Holidays 2021?  Share with us in the comments below!