Luna Park, Melbourne | Amusement Park with Kids Rides near St Kilda Beach
Luna Park is one of Melbourne’s top tourist activities and has been an iconic city attraction for more than a hundred years. It is one of the best things to do in Melbourne with kids whether you are visiting the city, or are a local. With a range of fun and exciting rides and attractions, Luna Park is a guaranteed fun day out for the whole family.
Luna Park, St Kilda
If you grew up in Melbourne you have most likely visited Luna Park at some point, and if you haven’t you are missing out! Located conveniently in St Kilda across from the beach, it makes an easy day or evening out, and matter your age and the age of your kids, Luna Park is fun for anyone.
Luna Park Rides
There are a variety of rides available for young children to older thrill seekers. Rides restrictions are based on height and are generally minimum 100cm, 110cm, 120cm, with a couple that are 130cm. Some rides allow younger ones to ride with an adult.
Prices for single rides or unlimited ride wristbands reflect the rides available for that particular age group.
Younger children under 110cm can enjoy the Happy Swing, Mirror Maze, Carousel, Ghost Train, Red Barron, Moon Balloons and more. For those over 1mtr they can even enjoy the Scenic Railway Roller Coaster with an adult.
Children over 120cm can enjoy most of the rides available with the exception of Power Surge, Pharaoh’s Curse and Enterprize which require a minimum height of 130cm.
We visited in a group with 7 children from 1-7 years old and there was something for all of the kids.
Tips for Your Visit to Luna Park
- Unlimited ride tickets have the most value if you plan on going on more than 5 rides. Otherwise you can purchase single ride tickets.
- If you don’t want to ride but need to chaperone the kids, the entrance fee is only $5. Children under 3 are free.
- There are height restrictions for each ride so it is worth checking before. Some rides require minimum height of 110cm, 120cm, 130cm. Ride operators check before entering and we found they were quite strict on this for safety reasons.
- Plan at least 4-5 hours if you have unlimited ride passes. You could spend the whole day there if you like to try rides out more than once.
- There are plenty of places to buy lunch including food trucks and a café. Prices are quite reasonable for an amusement park, but you can also bring your own food and snacks as well.
- Arrive when the park opens to beat the crowds, it gets busier after lunch time.
- Head to the “Scenic Railway” rollercoaster first if you plan on going on it, as it is one of the most popular and the wait can reach half an hour or more.
- Bring sun cream and a hat in Summer as there isn’t too much shelter.
- Note that on days where there are high winds or rain, some rides may be closed.
18 Lower Esplanade.
St Kilda VIC 3182
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Council Parking in the surrounding areas.
Melbourne With Kids
Luna Park makes a fantastic fun day out in Melbourne with kids. If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration, check out our main post, Melbourne for Kids. You can also follow Mum’s Little Explorers on Facebook, Instagram, or join our Facebook Community Group, “Melbourne for Kids – What’s On!”