Finding fun school holiday activities to do with the kids can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task.

To help you out, in no particular order we have put together a list of our favorite school holiday activities come rain or shine, suitable for a range of budgets and tastes for your kids to enjoy this school break throughout Melbourne.

1. Escape Room Games

The Mystery Rooms – Fitzroy

Challenge your imagination as you enter a world of stories, puzzles and games! With just 60 minutes to escape one of our themed escape rooms, this is the perfect way to have heaps of fun as a family whilst igniting their imagination and curiosity. Perhaps you’ll find yourself crawling through sand as you tackle the Lost Tomb,  become knights in our Medieval Quest or explore a world of Witchcraft & Wizardry in the School of Magic – all without even having to leave Melbourne! The question is… who is smarter…? Them or you?!

Check online for booking and availability! Opening Hours have been extended over the School Holidays!

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2. Visit the Wood & Weather Workshop at ACMI!

ACMI – Fed Square

ACMI in Melbourne have an ever rotating selection of great art pieces and engaging exhibits! Over the School Holidays, ACMI & Paper House are presenting the Wood & Weather Workshop showcasing an interactive god-game set in a little wooden toy city. Experience the in game activities & puzzles of Wood & Weather & many other amazing exhibits to be found this school holidays at ACMI!

Open Daily from 10am – 5pm

Wood and Weather Workshop – Weekdays April 2nd – 12th

Free Entry!

3. Feel Nature & Fresh Air at Collingwood Children’s Farm!

Collingwood Children’s Farm – Abbotsford

Dig out your boots for a school holiday activity in nature. A long-time favorite for the whole family helps to show us city folk exactly what it takes to be a farmer! Here you can cuddle guinea pigs, milk the cows, or play with the baby lambs. There is also a great Farm Café which serves up tasty meals with everything being made from scratch and sourced locally.

Open daily 9.30am-4.30pm

$8-$17 pp

School Holiday Collingwood Farm

4. A Day at the Zoo!

Werribee Open Range Zoo – Werribee

Located just on the edge of Melbourne, Dinosaurs are arriving at the Werribee Zoo in time for the School Holidays! What does that mean? Hopefully not the same as what happens in our Jurassic Island escape room! The Werribee Zoo Dino activities are starting on the 29th of March 2024 .

Children can access the zoo free on weekends, or become a member and get unlimited access to all 4 zoos and free access for under 15s!

5. Beach Day!

Half Moon Bay – Black Rock

This little treasure of a beach is one of our favorites during the school holidays, especially when the sun is shining and the water is warm. You can snorkel here, or just chill out and bring a picnic for you and the kids! Of course, you might want to head further afield and explore one of the many gorgeous beaches just outside of Melbourne but if you are staying close to town this school holidays you can’t look past this one!

Open all of the time!

Free of course!

School holiday activities beach

6. Pottery & Paint!

Glaze It Studio – Elsternwick & Ringwood!

Not every activity has to be a puzzle, unleash your kid’s inner artist and have them create a pottery masterpiece this school holiday! All they have to do is select the piece they want to paint, and then transform it into decorative and usable pottery art. With guidance from their friendly staff, your kids will be on their way to creating a unique painted ceramic piece in no time. Not just fun for the kids though, a great family activity if you’re game!

Open daily in school holidays!

7. Visit the Children’s Gallery at NGV

National Gallery of Victoria – Southbank

This school holidays the children’s gallery at the NGV

in Melbourne has undergone a transformation!

RIFIFI: Jean Jullien for Kids is an underwater world inspired activity & art piece that will be running until April 7th!

Free Entry!

school holiday activity NGV