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Things to do in Melbourne

Luna Park amusement park in St Kilda, Melbourne.
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Melbourne offers a huge amount of things to see and do with your kids.

Looking for discounted ticket prices? Read more about how you can save money with discounted tickets using the Melbourne Attractions Keypass.

Or perhaps you would like to read about the National Gallery of Victoria's Summer Kids Festival in Melbourne and NGV Kids on Tour around Melbourne suburbs and regional Victoria in January 2022?

What are fun things to do with babies, toddlers and preschoolers in Melbourne?

Here is our round-up of the best things to do which are fun for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and also their grown ups:

  • Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne CBD

  • Heidi Art Babies, Heidi Art Gallery, Bulleen

  • Collingwood Children's Farm, Collingwood

  • Ian Potter Children's Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, Southbank

  • Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

  • Mess Matters, Moorabbin

  • Storytime at your local library

What are fun things to do with primary school aged kids in Melbourne?

These are some of our favourite ideas for things to do with primary school aged kids which grown ups also enjoy:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne CBD

  • Penguin viewing at St Kilda Pier (closed for repair works summer 2021/2022)

  • Scienceworks, Spotswood

  • Legoland Discovery Centre, Chadstone

  • ArtPlay, Melbourne CBD

  • ACMI, Melbourne CBD

  • NGV Kids at National Gallery of Victoria, Southbank

  • St Kilda Ferry (Williamstown, Port Melbourne to St Kilda)

  • All Fired Up, Hampton

  • Puffing Billy, Belgrave

  • Australian Sports Museum, Richmond

  • Luna Park, St Kilda

What are fun things to do with teenagers in Melbourne?

Here are some ideas of things to do with teenagers that you both might enjoy:

  • NGV Friday Nights, Southbank (during Summer)

  • ACMI, Melbourne CBD

  • City of Melbourne Makerspaces:

    • Library at The Dock, Docklands

    • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Carlton

  • Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

  • Hangman's Night Tour, Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne CBD

  • Summer Nights at Luna Park, St Kilda

What are fun things to do on a kid-free date night in Melbourne?

Many of Melbourne's attractions have after-dark or adults only events:

  • NGV Friday Nights, Southbank (during Summer)

  • Planetarium Nights, Scienceworks Planetarium, Spotswood (during Summer)

  • Adult Nights, Legoland Discovery Centre, Chadstone

  • Paint by Candlelight, All Fired Up, Hampton

  • Summer Nights at Luna Park, St Kilda

These are the places and attractions that Australians of all ages visit in order of popularity:

  1. Melbourne CBD Shopping

  2. Southgate/Southbank

  3. Crown

  4. Federation Square

  5. Docklands/Marvel Stadium

  6. Queen Victoria Market

  7. St Kilda

  8. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

  9. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

  10. Melbourne Museum/Royal Exhibition Building

This list is based on Tourism Research Australia data.

For more ideas of things to do, see our guide for regional Victoria.

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