Fun School Holiday Activities Melbourne, Summer 2021/22
A list of fun summer school holiday activities in Melbourne for December 2021 / January 2022. Lots of fun things to see and do, new events for families, and some home activities for the school holidays in and around Melbourne.
Fun School Holiday Activities in Melbourne
The summer Melbourne school holidays are approaching and you are probably thinking of ideas to keep the kids entertained now that the weather is warming up.
With everything finally set to open up in Melbourne, there are going to be so many family activities in Melbourne and around.
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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Summer School Holiday Dates Melbourne?
The summer school holiday dates in Victoria are Saturday 18 December 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022.
School Holiday Activities Melbourne Things to do
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 Events Melbourne
- School Holiday Activities Melbourne
- School Holiday Day Trips from Melbourne
- School Holiday Fun at Home
School Holiday Events in Melbourne
Fun events in and around Melbourne these spring school holidays
Water Play at the Werribee Zoo
Have a beach party at the Werribee Zoo. Hippo Beach has the perfect water play area for kids on a warm day. Bring the bathers along, and after checking out the hippos relaxing on the banks or bathing in the water, hit the beach for a splash party.
Lay back on the chairs while you watch the kids play in the sand or splash in the water. You can also go on a cool adventure through Gorilla forest and see them through the mist. Best of all, during the school holidays, kids go free!
Werribee Zoo – K Road, Werribee South
When:Daily from 9am – 5pm
Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids at NVG
Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids is the new expo at the National Gallery of Victoria and it is FREE! Each child (or child at heart) gets to create art that will be projected on the wall and come up with their own ideas for making the earth a better place.
NGV – 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
To be advised
Born or Built? Scienceworks
There’s plenty of fun to be had these winter school holidays at Scienceworks! The brand new exhibition is ‘Born or Built?’, which is all about robotics, artificial intelligence and the future. In addition you can visit the robot zoo, learn to code in a robo-boogie activity, see free amphitheater shows and catch extra shows in the Lightning Room and Planetarium! Plus, try navigating a Sphero Robot activity, available for these school holidays only.
To be advised
Jurassic World by Brickman
Jurassic World like you have never seen it before. In Melbourne these school holidays you can have an adventure 6 million LEGO bricks!
To be advised
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Disney: The Magic of Animation
This Winter School Holidays in Melbourne you can see rare artworks from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library’s collection at Disney: The Magic of Animation. Opening 13 May 2021, includes original art from Disney’s latest critically-acclaimed film Raya and the Last Dragon, Frozen, Fantasia and more.
Until 17th October
ACMI: Federation Square
Gruffalo Spotting at Rippon Lea Estate
Look who’s hiding at Rippon Lea Estate. This Summer the Gruffalo is setting his paw prints about the 14-acre just East of Melbourne. If your kids love the best-selling book then they will fall in love with The Gruffalo Trail. Journey through winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app. Come face to face with the much-loved characters of the book while getting close to nature. A lovely school holiday activity in Melbourne for all families.
Daily from 10am
Rippon Lea Estate 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
SK8HOUSE Roller Skating Fun
There’s great value school holiday fun for everyone at Sk8house these school holidays. They are OPEN EVERY DAY with General Sessions full of fun, games, prizes & DJ music PLUS Sk8 Classes & Parties too!
Self Confidence Workshops for Girls – Royal Assembly
The Royal Assembly holiday workshops have a very clear mission, that is to breed confidence, resilience and self worth into all of the workshop participants. They truly believe in the potential of all girls and we use our knowledge, experience, training and love to change lives.
Join the workshop for one or two days. Have fun at the Pampering Disco Party for all ages. Hang out with new friends, take part in important conversations plus pampering, cup cake decorating, a movie and a disco party with entertainment.
Circle Studios – Level 1, 36 St Edmonds Rd Prahran
To be advised
Read more Enquiries call 1300 407 684
Science Workshops in Melbourne with Nutty Scientists
Get your kids going nutty with the Nutty Scientists School Holiday Programs in Melbourne. Through hands on activities, children can participate in a range of fun and interactive programs related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. Each term there are different topics for kids to learn about.
Dates To be advised
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
Some fun filled popular school holiday activities for the kids these school holidays in Melbourne.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne 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.
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.
Interaxcity Children’s Museum
Interaxcity is the newest kids museum in Melbourne which is totally dedicated to children who can explore freely and play the role of their community hero. The “No touching” rule doesn’t apply at Interaxcity. Kids are free to explore their creativity and imagination by touching, using, and exploring everything inside!
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.
There is always something new going on at the Zoo’s during the school holidays in Melbourne. With the reopening, the Dinosaur exhibition has been extended, and there are lots of activities planned at Werribee, Melbourne, and Healesville Sanctuary this Summer. Watch this space for upcoming school holiday activities and events!
More details here
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, Chesterfield Farm, Bundoora Farm, and more. Check out our Farms listing to read all about them.
Looking for an adventure filled day out? Just 10 minutes from the city, Luna Park is one of Melbourne’s favourite school holiday activities in Melbourne for kids and has been an iconic city attraction for more than a hundred years. Whether you are visiting the city, or are a local you will love the range of fun and exciting rides and attractions. Luna Park is a guaranteed fun day out for the whole family.
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.
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, these places have some fun school holiday activities:
- 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:
If you go out West, Ballarat has plenty of school holiday activities:
Great Ocean Road
On the Great Ocean Road, make sure to check out:
Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges
Heading out East to the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges, there are lots of fun school holiday activities:
School Holiday Fun at Home
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!