Winter in Melbourne 2021 : Best Winter Activities & Events for Families
Winter in Melbourne has never looked better! The weather might be cooling down, but there are plenty of winter activities in and around the city for family fun. So, what are you waiting for? Get rugged up and ready to check out our list of things to do in Melbourne this winter 2021!
Winter in Melbourne
Winter in Melbourne can get cold… brrrr… and we normally encounter some rainy days. But don’t worry! There are plenty of indoor activities for kids if you want to stay inside. And for those who love the outdoors there are plenty of outdoor winter events in Melbourne that you are going to love.
1. Winter Village, Melbourne
The winter Village has popped up at Federation Square and what a wonderful winter experience this is! Warm yourself up inside one of the winter igloos while you sip on some wine or a cocktail and graze on a delicious lunch or dinner.
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2. Winter Glow, Adventure Park
Discover a glowing winter wonderland of snow, lights, fire and ice these Winter school holidays at Adventure Park! The massive snow play zone will allow kids to touch and play with real snow, make snow angels and build snowman. Every day there will be live ice-carving displays by local artists and spectacular live fire-twirling displays.
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2. Ice Skating, Melbourne
One of the best things to do in Melbourne this winter is go Ice skating, and there are a few different places to try it out. O’brien Ice House is at the District Docklands, and Ice HQ is in Melbourne’s North. Then there is the pop up skating rink at the winter Village where you can skate outside.
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3. Ice Bar, Melbourne
Inside The Atrium at Fed Square you can find Melbourne’s Ice Bar. They will get you wrapped up in a snow cape, glove and boots before sending you into the bar to check out their display of hand carved ice sculptures and have a drink. Anyone is welcome including kids, and they actually have a kids corner too. You can get yourself some really cool Winter photos!
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4. Winter Wonderlights, Sovereign Hill
One of our favourite annual winter events in Melbourne is the Christmas in July, winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill. It is actually about an hour and half out of the city, but well worth the visit. If you have ever wanted to experience a white Christmas, you don’t have to fly off to the northern hemisphere to have one. Sovereign hill will light up with building facades and over 15km of fairy lights throughout the garden. There will be faux snow and appearances from Santa and Mrs Clause.
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5. Winter Market, Melbourne
The Winter Night Market is back at Queen Victoria Market every Wednesday evening from 2 June to 25 August. You can rug up in your winter woollies and head to the winter Market to enjoy live music while enjoying delicious street food, mulled wine. Watch out for mid season with Christmas in July when you will be hearing Christmas carols and seeing Christmas trees, snow and of course Santa.
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6. Snow Day, Lake Mountain
If you aren’t keen on heading away for a holiday to the snow, why not take a day trip. Lake Mountain is only a couple of hours away from Melbourne and makes a great day out for the whole family. There are toboggan runs, and even ski or snow lessons for the kids too. Otherwise just play in the snow and make a snow man!
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7. Indoor Activities
If you aren’t keen on any outdoor Winter activities, and you prefer to keep indoors, there are plenty of indoor activities in Melbourne where you can keep the kids warm. From playcentres, to museums, the cinema, and much more.
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What’s On Melbourne for Winter
Winter in Melbourne can be awesome fun if you know how to do it right. There are so many fantastic Winter activities and events in and around the city that you have plenty to choose from. So rug up with your hats, scarves, and boots, and head out for some Winter fun in Melbourne!