Best School Holiday Activities Melbourne Spring 2022
A list of fun spring school holiday activities in Melbourne for September school holidays 2022. Lots of fun with the latest things to see and do, new events for families, and some school holiday activities to do at home and in and around Melbourne.
Fun School Holiday Activities in Melbourne
The Spring Melbourne school holidays are approaching and you are probably thinking of ideas to keep the kids entertained now that the weather is cooling down and Autumn has arrived.
Whether you are looking for fun school holiday activities in Melbourne, family friendly events, or even a day trip from Melbourne out to regional Victoria, Mum’s Little Explorers have you covered.
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Spring School Holiday Dates Melbourne
The spring school holiday dates in Victoria are Saturday 17th September to Sunday 2nd October 2022. Term 3 starts Monday 3rd October.
School Holiday Activities Melbourne
Below you can find a list of things to do these school holidays in Melbourne with the kids. We have broken the list up into the following. If you have other fun ideas let us know!
- School Holiday Activities Melbourne – Special Events
- School Holiday Activities Melbourne – Every Day
- School Holiday Day Trips from Melbourne
- School Holiday Fun at Home
School Holiday Activities in Melbourne – Special Events
Fun and special events in and around Melbourne these spring school holidays that you should check out! These change each term and we update accordingly.
Tesselaar Tulip Festival
Get ready for the Tesselaar Tulip Festival Melbourne 2022! These Spring School Holidays this spectacular flower festival will host Children’s week with some excited appearances to come.
The whole family can enjoy a day of fun and adventure and see the wonderland of 900,000 tulips in full bloom. Take part in an action-packed program full of live entertainment and activities galore that are sure to keep everyone happy!
Sesame Street Circus Spectacular
The enormously popular Sesame Street Circus Spectacular is back! Not just for the little ones, this is an event for all ages as those who have seen the show attest. Add your favourite Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie and Super Grover for the young ones (and the young at heart) and this show truly has something for everyone.
Every element within the show was newly developed for the tour, which was written and produced locally and includes the original Sesame Street voices that were recorded in New York especially for this production.
2nd September – 9th October
Westfield Southland carpark, Nepean Highway, Cheltenham
Code Camp Holiday Program
Code Camp is an awesome school holiday program in Melbourne that empowers kids to design, code and create, and spark a passion. There’s something for every kid with Code Camp’s range of new camps from animation camp, drone camp and more plus all of their awesome coding programs too!
Illuminate at Scienceworks
These school holidays at Scienceworks you can discover the science behind the fastest traveller in the universe – light – at the new exhibition Illuminate: How Science Comes to Light.
This new exhibition ignites the senses and lets you learn through hands-on interactive play. What is light, what can we do with it and how do we see?
Developed in-house by Museums Victoria, Illuminate explores visual perception and illumination through colour, sound and action. Learn how light behaves, where it comes from, how it reflects and refracts and what tools we’ve invented to understand it.
All through the school holidays
Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street Spotswood VIC 3015
Fantastic Mr Fox at Melbourne’s Art Centre
You’ve read the book and seen the movie – now chase your tail all the way to the theatre to see Fantastic Mr Fox. Packed with Dahlicious mischief, hilarious mayhem and humongous belly laughs, this mind-blowing stage adaptation is the perfect theatrical adventure for the whole family.
Playhouse, Arts Centre
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition Melbourne
A fun school holiday activity in Melbourne for dino lovers! Roar… Roar… Stomp. Stomp… Get ready for the Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition Melbourne! Step into dinosaur world these school holidays where you can explore a prehistoric world full of life like moving dinosaurs!
When / Where:
St Kilda: 7 Sept – 2 October
These school holidays in Melbourne you can view the amazing artworks of Vincent van Gogh like never before as you enter a new world at THE LUME Melbourne, Australia’s spectacular digital art gallery.
A great day out for families, the Lume is a fantastic way to introduce your kids to art in a fun and mesmerising way.
Showcasing a 45-minute 360-degree digital exhibition of Vincent van Gogh’s works which provides a truly unique experience accompanied with a digital surround sound soundtrack.
Until 30th Sept 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fed Square School Holiday Activities
Minions: Rise of Gru Themed High Tea Langham
These school holidays the Langham have a kids high tea through the spring school holidays in Melbourne for little Princes and Princesses. This kids high tea is an unforgettable experience and such a special day out. These holidays the theme is Minions: Return of Gru which is set to be a hit!
19th September – 29th September (Mon – Thurs )
Langham Hotel, Melbourne
Read More: Minions High Tea Langham
Junior Rangers Program
Have a little one who loves to explore? The Junior Ranger program encourages kids to get out and explore Victoria’s amazing parks with a real park ranger. Junior Rangers can take part in some fun activities like rock pool rambles, historic tours and spotlight night walks.
There are different locations for junior rangers and lots of fun school holiday activities in Melbourne and around.
School Holiday Activities Melbourne For Anyday
Some fun filled popular school holiday activities for the kids these school holidays in Melbourne. These school holiday activities are every day activities but sometimes run extra special things during the holiday period.
One of the best school holiday activities in Melbourne is heading to one of the various museums for the day!
For those who love science, make sure to check out Scienceworks and the planetarium. Artvo is great to introduce your kids to art with a 3D interactive gallery. Pollywoodside in the city centre is perfect for a family day out aboard a tall ship. Try one or try them all, there are lots of different activities going on at eat venue during the holiday period.
Read More: Best Museums in Melbourne
Get kids up to nature and visit and experience what real farm life is about. Melbourne has some fantastic farm experiences all over Melbourne including Myuna Farm in Melbourne’s south east, Chesterfield Farm in the east, Bundoora Farm in the north and Collingwood Children’s Farm near the CBD.
Check out our Farms listing to read all about them. Some even have fun pony rides for the kids!
Read More: Melbourne Farms
There is always something new going on at the Zoo’s and lots of great school holidays activities planned at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo, and Healesville Sanctuary and even the Reptile Encounters with their amazing open day. Check the top section for special school holiday activities and events!
Read More: Melbourne Zoos
There’s some fantastic fun school holiday activities all around Melbourne if you like skating! Sk8House in Melbourne’s south east is great for roller skating or roller blading, or if you want to try your skills on ice, check out the O’brien Skate House at the Docklands or Ice HQ is another great one in Melbourne’s north.
Melbourne Theme Parks
Looking for an adventure filled day out? You can find some of Melbourne’s favourite school holiday activities at a range of fun theme parks and water parks!
Luna Park and has been an iconic city attraction for more than a hundred years and is only 10 minutes from the city. Fun and easy day out if you don’t want to travel too far.
Funfields in the northern suburbs will provide a fantastic day out for the whole family jampacked with rides and water slides.
Gumbuya World in Melbourne’s outer east is a water park, wildlife park and theme park all in one. There is lots of fun all year round and they usually have some fun school holiday activities going on too.
Looking for a school holiday activity for a Cold or rainy day, or just looking to chill out? VJuniors is unlike any other cinema, V Junior has been designed for kids by kids with modified seating, lighting, and fun activities before and at intermission.
Catch the latest kids movies at a range of locations around Melbourne these school holidays. Makes a great day out, and the kids will feel super special!
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne has lots of school holiday fun each term which makes visiting the aquarium so much fun.
It is home to the popular King and Gentoo penguins, sharks of all shapes and sizes, thousands of tropical fish, a huge saltwater crocodile named Pinjarra and six species of mesmerising jellyfish.
LEGOLAND Melbourne is Australia’s first indoor LEGO playground designed for children from 3-10 years old. You can find DUPLO Farm and soft play for the little ones. Then for the older kids lots of other LEGO themed activities including racers, the underwater world, and creative workshops and more.
There is always a new theme for the school holidays too making it different every time you visit.
ArtVo 3D immersive gallery
The perfect Art Gallery for kids, with a twist. This immersive 3D Trick Art Gallery at the District Docklands is unlike your usual art museum. You can touch and interact with more than a hundred 3D artworks immersing yourself into the art. Take photos from the markers on the floor and follow the instructions for priceless family photos.
Australian National Aviation Museum
Kids can sit in a real plane and play pilot at the Australian National Aviation Museum in Melbourne. Located within the Moorabbin Airport District, it makes a great day out for those who love Aviation and Planes.
School Holiday Day Trips from Melbourne
We have put together a list of days out in Melbourne with the kids. Whatever the weather, sun, clouds or rain, there are some fun and exciting ideas for you.
If you are heading to the Mornington Peninsula or down the south coast of Melbourne this summer, there is plenty to see and do.
See our Full post: Things to do Mornington Peninsula
- Myuna Farm
- Rain Hayne & Shine Farm
- Dinosaur World
- Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie
- Arthurs Seat
- Moonlit Sanctuary
- Enchanted Garden
In Geelong during the school holidays you can visit:
See our full post: Things to do in Geelong
If you go out West, Ballarat has plenty of school holiday activities:
See our full post: Things to do Ballarat
Great Ocean Road
On the Great Ocean Road, make sure to check out:
See our full post: Things to do Great Ocean Road.
Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges
Heading out East to the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges, there are lots of fun school holiday activities, places to see and things to do for kids and families:
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School Holiday Fun at Home
Staying home these school holidays? We have put together a list of things to do with kids at home including arts, crafts, games and activities indoors and out. Check out the links below:
Melbourne School Holiday Activities
Have we missed something? Do you know of any fun school holiday activities in Melbourne this summer? Are you a business offering fun kids activities for the school holidays? Let us know! Keep checking in as we update this post each term!