Whenever we head into the city with no real agenda there are three guaranteed favourite things my kids never tire of doing – in fact it is almost compulsory for us to do at least one of these things every time we head into town. If you are looking for some FREE things to do in Melbourne check out our list.
Visit the NGV International
180 St Kilda Rd, MELBOURNE, open 10am–5pm Closed Tuesday (exc. public holidays)
We never tire of running our hands through the water-wall, grabbing a kids lunchbox meal from the cafe and having a picnic in either the Great Hall or the garden out the back. There is always something to see in one of the many galleries, and naturally the NGV for Kids Space is always a winner. The NGV Australia lacks the internal public spaces that the St Kilda Road venue has – but we do try and mix it up occasionally and pay them a visit too!
Birrarung Marr MELBOURNE
This playground offers challenges for all ages – and we also enjoy climbing on the nearby rocks as well as rolling down the grassy hills. This is a fun corner of the city that many CBD dwellers would pass by, but to families it provides an oasis away from busy roads and office workers. If you need to factor in time for your kids to be kids when you head into town maybe begin or end your city adventure here. The playground is about a 5 minute walk from Flinders Street station and located next to the Fed Square carpark and the fabulous ArtPlay kids art centre.
Melbourne Street Art
Various locations around MELBOURNE
There is some very talented and mind blowing street art located around the laneways of Melbourne’s CBD – we have five favourite spots to see street art. Sometimes if you’re lucky you will find an artist busy at work – this is a bonus for the kids who are drawn to the action and love seeing the picture unfold.
This post was written so we could take part in the Kidspot Voices of 2015#ShareAustralia competition. There is nothing we love more than sharing the places we love!