What’s happening around Melbourne these school holidays?
ACMI: Check out ACMI’s Holiday Workshops plus Prehistoric VR a virtual reality experience designed for ages 7+ these 20min sessions run between 10:30am – 4:30pm from 22 September – 7 October. Also, LAST DAYS for Wonderland. MELBOURNE
National Sports Museum: included in your visit is access to the Interactive Experience Lab and the superfun Game On, plus from 1-4 October create your own wrestling superstar identity. MELBOURNE
Melbourne Museum: Drop in activities included in your visit daily that run from 11am–3pm include Going Wild and Wind Wheels. CARLTON
The District Docklands: Spring into spring with holiday activities including trampolining and an obstacle course challenge. Check all the details here DOCKLANDS
O’Brien Group Arena: from 22 September – 7 October enjoy a Carnival atmosphere and all day unlimited skating. DOCKLANDS
National Trust: Old Melbourne Gaol’s Escape the Gaol returns from 22 September – 7 October. CBD
Royal Melbourne Show: Yay it’s showtime again! From 22 September – 2 October the animals, food, crafts, entertainment, show bags and rides are back in all their glory. Buy your Show tickets before you go. And check out our video from 2017. ASCOT VALE
The Lost Picnic: debut at The Nursery at Flemington Racecourse – music festival and fun day out for all ages on Sunday 7 October. All the details here. ASCOT VALE
Dandenong Children’s Festival: from 22 September – 7 October this festival keeps families entertained with events, workshops, exhibitions and more. More information here. DANDENONG
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne: Paper Plant (presented by Polyglot) is happening during the first week of school holidays, Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 September, free. Also on the Wednesday & Thursday check-out extra activities in the Kids Backyard. CRANBOURNE
Tarrawarra Museum of Art: Drop by and meet Japanese artist Hiromi Tango and make beautiful flowers. Saturday 6 October, 11am -5pm, no bookings, $5. YARRA VALLEY
Gasworks: School holiday programs and events for families, 25 September – 5 October. ALBERT PARK
Luna Park: the Wonderland Spiegeltent has popped up at Luna Park for the school holidays! Lots of family-friendly performances from 22 September – 7 October. ST KILDA
Jurassic Creatures: Located on the St Kilda Triangle opposite Luna Park is the chance to get up close and personal with life-size dinosaurs. ST KILDA
Scienceworks: Plenty of added activities included in your admission at Scienceworks these school holidays, with the focus on outer space and flight, SPOTSWOOD
Sovereign Hill: get out of town and step back in time, these school holidays it’s all about the animals. Click here for more information. BALLARAT
Parks Victoria: Ranger guided activities called Junior Rangers run across the state every day these holidays – hurry though these sessions book out quickly!
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Our friends over at Tot: Hot or Not have a fantastic list of other events happening around Melbourne including more ideas for pre-schoolers.