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What’s on in Melbourne: April School Holidays

Events and shows happening around Melbourne during the April School Holidays

What’s on general (scroll towards end for Easter events) 25 March – 10 April

The Arts Centre and The Famous Spiegeltent are hosting loads of fabulous kids Comedy Festival events (click here for our 2015 review).  Click here to book.  CBD

1 – 17 April – The 52-Storey Tree House is coming to The Arts Centre Melbourne.  Yes, that’s right. Andy and Terry had such a ball with their crash-landing entry into the world of theatre with The 13 and 26-Storey Treehouse, they’re back for more. Come early and stay after the show to experience more of the Treehouse madness in the FREE foyer activities.  Click here for more information.  Read our review here.

If you like fast, furious, nail biting adrenaline fueled acrobatics (think Vegas) then be sure to check out Cirque Adrenaline on at The Arts Centre Melbourne from 1-7 April.  Click here for more information. I took Charlie and his friend and we all loved it (plenty of laughs too).  Read our review here.  CBD

Melbourne International Comedy Festival:  this year’s festival is bursting at the seams with over 30 productions just for the kids.  Click here for more information.  CBD

Matilda The Musical: Is coming to Melbourne – opening 13 March 2016!  Click here for more information.  Read our review here.  CBD

The Langham Teen’s High Tea:  these holidays the Langham has designed a High Tea with teens and tweens in mind.  Click here for more information.  CBD.

ACMI is running a FREE drop in activity called Flip It.  From 11am – 3pm daily until 10 April.  Click here to read our review.  CBD

Melbourne Museum: activities included with your entry fee, daily from 11am – 3pm.  These holidays the Melbourne Museum invites you to come and explore the Science of Eggs – from the chicken to the dinosaur to a spider. Click here for more information.

Also be sure to check out Jurassic World: The Exhibition opening at Melbourne Museum on 19 March 2016.  Read our review here.  CBD

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

These school holidays Eureka Skydeck invites kids to check out and join in the fun at their Crayola Kids Zone from 26 March onwards.  CBD

Ice Age Live! is coming to Hisense Arena from 8-10 April.  Click here for more information.  CBD

Jurassic Creatures are coming to Harbour Town, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice is an interactive walk-through event that will captivate young and old alike. Explore an ancient world full of moving dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures of the ice. Get ready to be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return and come alive before your eyes.  Read our review here. DOCKLANDS

Scienceworks:  These holidays immerse yourself in the Cosmos and Universe with live shows, an interactive art installation and a new Planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush.  Click here for more information.  SPOTSWOOD

Inside The Brick comes to Darrebin on April 9 and 10.  Dress up as a superhero, have fun in the Build Zone and see hundreds of models.  Click here for more information.  PRESTON

Fairy Tale News is a Melbourne International Comedy Festival gig for the kids.  Click here to read our review.  1 – 8 April.  Read our review here.  FOOTSCRAY

The Adventure Park in Geelong has its last hurrah these holidays before closing over winter. Open every day during Easter and the holidays, 10am – 5pm until 10 April.  Click here for more information.  GEELONG

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

Werribee Open Range Zoo is exploring how the Lion got its roar and you’re invited to join in the fun with Keeper Talks, live performances, games and more.  Activities are included within your entry.  For more information visit  Read our review here.  WERRIBEE

27 March – 8 April SkyHigh is offering daily school holiday activities with its annual Children’s Festival at the lookout point located atop the Dandenongs.   Activities include pony rides, face painting, mini golf, games and music, reptile display, train rides, magic and much more.  Click here for more information.  MT DANDENONG.

Movies to look out for: Zootopia (loved it), Jungle Book (amazing), Kung Fu Panda 3 and just released on iTunes and DVD Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Roadchip

EASTER EVENTS:  Friday 25 – Monday 28 March 2016

Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out:  Loads of fantastic family friendly activities – all for a Gold Coin donation to the Children’s Hospital to participate. We went along in 2014 and this is a massive and fun event!  CBD.  Click here for more information.  SOUTHBANK

CPR Challenge: learn the skills of infant CPR at the Crown Palladium from 10am – 4pm on Good Friday.  The training is an incredible bargain at $5 which KidzAid are donating to the Children’s Hospital.  Click here for more information.  SOUTHBANK

Cadbury’s Big Day Out:  Sold out.  Click here for more information.  WERRIBEE

Ripponlea Easter Sunday Fun Day: There will be outdoor games and the mansion will be open. Children from 2 to 12 will be able to join in a special Easter Egg Hunt that will lead them into every corner of the garden. From 10am – 4pm.  Click here for more information.  ELSTERNWICK

The Great Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt:  Sunday 27 March various times (but most of the action is midday – 2.45pm).  Click here for all the details.  ST KILDA

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