spring school holidays melbourne 2019


What’s happening around Melbourne these spring school holidays?


Arts Centre: Laser Beak Man is part puppet show part pop concert.  Suitable for ages 8+ from 19-21 September.  CBD

National Gallery of Victoria: The Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang finishes on 13 October! Just in time for the school holidays is the 20 September launch of KAWS PLAYTIME (free) and new exhibition KAWS Companionship in the Age of Loneliness. CBD

Federation Square: the Wonderland Spiegeltent has popped up at Fed Square and is hosting some super fun shows for the school holidays (including Fringe performances). Comedic acrobatics, a circus and disco are in the lineup.  For all the details and to book tickets click here.  CBD

Sealife Aquarium: these holidays the Melbourne Sealife Aquarium has some Angry Birds fun to enjoy as part of your visit.  CBD

2019 Footy Festival: a free celebration of the Toyota AFL Finals from 25 September – 28 September.

Located at Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the Footy Festival will feature player appearances, giveaways, music and some of Melbourne’s best food trucks.  Children can experience the MILO Kids Zone and run, jump, laugh and get messy exploring the awesome AFL Obstacle Course, Woolworths AFL Playground and Nintendo Interactive Zone.  EAST MELBOURNE

National Sports Museum: These holidays you’ll have the chance to meet players from the AFL & AFLW who’ve played in a Grand Final. You’ll get to hear about the excitement of the day and what it’s really like to compete for the flag.  September 30 – October 4 (10.00am and 11.30am).  Book ahead advised.  EAST MELBOURNE

Melbourne Museum: Drop-in activities included in your visit daily that run from 11am–3pm include Humming with Hadrosaurs (exploring the sounds dinosaurs may have made).  CARLTON

The District Docklands: Spring into spring with holiday activities including trampolining and an obstacle course challenge.  Suitable for ages 5+, check all the details here.  (don’t forget nearby O’Brien Group Arena and Archie Bros). DOCKLANDS


Royal Melbourne Show:  Yay it’s showtime again!  From 21 September – 1 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


Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers! At Burnley Oval, Richmond from September 11 featuring your favourite Sesame Street stars with some epic circus action, more details here.  RICHMOND

Dandenong Children’s Festival: from 21 September – 5 October this festival keeps families entertained with events, workshops, exhibitions and more.  More information here.  DANDENONG

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne: Explore the gardens with a tour and ride on the Cranbourne Gardens Kids Explorer these holidays.  CRANBOURNE

Tarrawarra Museum of Art: Drop in and join in some Archibald Prize inspired fun, Wednesday 2 October, 11.30am -1pm, book online.  YARRA VALLEY


Gasworks: School holiday programs and events for families, 25 September – 5 October.  ALBERT PARK

Luna Park:  These holidays celebrate the return of the Great Scenic Railway plus a new ride: the ‘HAPPY SWING’.  ST KILDA


Scienceworks:  Plenty of added activities included in your admission at Scienceworks these school holidays, with the focus on construction.  21 September – 6 October. SPOTSWOOD

Regional Victoria

Sovereign Hill: get out of town and step back in time, these school holidays take part in an 1850’s fairground experience.  Click here for more information.  BALLARAT

Puffing Billy & Tesselaar Tulip Festival: have joined forces to give families hours of entertainment in the Dandenong Ranges these school holidays – and at a great discount!  For more detials visit either website www.puffingbilly.com.au or www.tulipfestival.com.au.  DANDENONG RANGES

Parks Victoria: Ranger-guided activities called Junior Rangers run across the state every day these holidays – hurry though these sessions book out quickly!

Got a suggestion for an event that should be on this list?  Email me at info{@}meetoo.com.au  :-)

Our friends over at Tot: Hot or Not have a fantastic list of other events happening around Melbourne including more ideas for preschoolers.