School Holiday Activities Melbourne Spring 2023
Fun school holiday activities Melbourne for September 2023. 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 Melbourne school holidays are approaching and you are probably thinking of ideas to keep the kids entertained.
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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School Holidays Melbourne Dates
The Spring school holiday dates in Victoria are from Saturday 16th September 2023 – Sunday 1st October 2023. Term 3 starts Monday 2nd October.
There are so many fun special events on these holidays too, and we will edit these each term so you can know what’s on in Melbourne for kids every school holidays!
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 Events Melbourne
- School Holiday Activities Melbourne
- School Holiday Day Trips from Melbourne
- School Holiday Fun at Home
School Holiday Activities Melbourne (Special Events)
Fun and special events in and around Melbourne these school holidays that you should check out! These change each term and we update accordingly. If you are looking for school holiday activities always on, see below in our Activities section. And some ideas for doing things at home are at the bottom!
Code Camp Holiday Program
Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these school holidays in Melbourne, learn some valuable new skills, have fun and make new friends.
Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, stop-motion animation, Djing, video production, drone piloting and so much more!
When: All through school holidays
Where: Various locations
More info and Prices Here>>>
Tesalaar Tulip Festival Kids Weeks
Kids go free these September school holidays Melbourne at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival! The whole family can enjoy a day of fun and adventure and see the wonderland of 900,000 tulips in full bloom.
There is an awesome line up of family fun, including Live Interactive Experiences with Bluey and Bingo, Peppa and George Pig. There will be a fairy with intriguing tales in our Fairy Hollow. You can touch and learn about Australian wildlife from Black Snake Productions.
357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, Victoria
September 16th – October 15th 2023
More info here>>>
Borelalis on The Lake
Seeing the Northern Lights is a bucket list dream for many of us. Luckily, you can now experience the next best thing, the stunning light installation, Borealis, over Lake Daylesford this school holidays!
Read More>>> Borealis
Imaginator Light Expo
IMAGINARIA was awesome in 2022, but has been reimagined in 2023 as IMAGINATOR! Set right under the Melbourne star, IMAGINATOR combines light, sound, sculpture and scent in this fascinating indoor playground will amaze adults and kids of all ages.
Until September 2023
Read More>>> Imaginator
Barbie Afternoon Tea, Langham
These school holidays there is a kids high tea at the Langham through the school holidays in Melbourne for little Princes and Princesses. This kids high tea is an unforgettable experience and such a special day out. The theme for this school holidays Melbourne is Barbie!
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd September
Monday 25th – Thurs 28th September
11.30am – 1.30pm | 2.30pm – 4.30pm
The Langham – 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank Melbourne
Read More>>> Barbie Afternoon Tea
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. This is one of the best school holiday activities Melbourne if you want to introduce your kids to some amazing art!
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 South Wharf Melbourne
Until 30th September 2023
Read More>>> The Lume
Fed Square School Holiday Activities
Federation Square is filled with fun and free school holiday activities for the whole family. Each school holidays in Melbourne there is a line up of events workshops and activities for families. We will publish what’s on this winter as soon as it has been confirmed.
Federation Square, Melbourne
All through the school holidays
Junior Rangers School Holiday 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 (Any day)
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. Make sure to check their website to see what’s on during the school holidays in Melbourne.
One of the best school holiday activities in Melbourne is heading to one of the various museums for the day!
Melbourne Museum always has different expos on. At the moment it is Fantastic Beasts which is well worth a visit!
For those who love science, make sure to check out Scienceworks and the planetarium.
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.
During winter there are pop up ice skating rinks, these school holidays you can visit The Rink.
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.
Fairy Park is a great school holiday activity for the little ones. It’s an old style fairy tale themed park in Melbourne’s West towards Geelong.
There are so many awesome attractions that are great school holiday activities in Melbourne.
If you want to see some awesome views of the city you can head up to the Skydeck which has the highest observation platform in the Southern Hemisphere. If you are game, make sure to head out on “The Edge”
Melbourne River Cruises are great fun to see a bit of Melbourne from the water. The city skyline views are beautiful, and it is great to watch the many boats and canoes making use of the Yarra.
Australian Sports Museum at the MCG is a fantastic day out for sports lovers. You can take a tour of the ground and then check out the museum itself full of memorabilia of past and present players and learn about the greats of our most popular sports.
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!
SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEALIFE 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.
SEALIFE have different school holiday activities on each term so check our post and their website for the latest updates.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
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.
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. From farms to theme parks so much fun to be had.
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:
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:
Posts to bookmark:
School Holiday Fun at Home
Here 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:
- 50 Fun activities for kids to do at home
- 40 summer activities for kids
- Scavenger Hunt List Printables
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 with new school holiday fun!!