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Melbourne Winter School Holidays Events and Activities

Discover the best events and activities to keep the whole family entertained during the Melbourne Winter School Holidays! From immersive exhibitions to captivating performances, there’s something for everyone. Dive into the wonders of ancient Egypt at NGV’s interactive exhibition, explore code-driven characters at ACMI’s Beings exhibition, or embark on a modern twist on Theseus and the Minotaur at Marvel Stadium’s Firelight Labyrinth. Enjoy a magical journey with Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures at Rod Laver Arena, or celebrate children’s art and performance at Monash University Performing Arts Centres’ Family Fiesta and Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival at The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel. Experience the incredible talents of Australia’s top jugglers at Bunjil Place, join Grug on his charming adventures, explore T.rex at Melbourne Museum, and indulge in Christmas in July celebrations at FROSTED – A Winter Spectacular.

The Winter School Holidays in Melbourne run from 1 July to 12 July 2024. 

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Melbourne Winter School Holidays Events and Activities

Ancient Egypt for Kids

Explore Ancient Egypt for Kids at NGV, a free exhibition tailored to introduce children to the wonders of ancient Egypt through enjoyable and educational activities. Running alongside the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition, Pharaoh at NGV International, this interactive exhibition offers young visitors and their families a chance to discover the art and culture of ancient Egypt in a fun and engaging way.

Date: 14 June – 6 October 2024
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Location: NGV International
Price: FREE

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Melbourne Winter School Holidays Events and Activities
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Beings

Experience endless play at ACMI with the world-premiere exhibition, Beings. Featuring 13 artworks curated from the 20-year career of international art and design collective Universal Everything, Beings invites you to meet curious characters brought to life through code. Engage in movement, dance, and play to animate captivating creatures on large-scale screens. Immerse yourself in vibrant projected artworks that explore movement, emotion, and colour. Discover the creative process and innovation behind the artworks, with hand-drawn sketches on display for the first time.

Date: 22 May – 29 September 2024
Time: 10 am – 5 pm daily
Location: Gallery 4, ACMI
Price: Full $20, Under 35 $15, Students, Concession & ACMI Members $10, Child (4–15 years) $7, Child (under 4) FREE

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Firelight Labyrinth

Marvel Stadium will host Firelight Labyrinth during this year’s Firelight Festival, created by lighting specialist Mandylights. Step into a modern twist on Theseus and the Minotaur as you explore three unique rooms. This immersive experience combines technology, dynamic audio, and over 144,000 lights. 

Date: 28 June – 14 July 2024
Time: allow for 45–60 minutes
Location: Marvel Stadium
Price: General Admission: $37.50
Child (4–13 years): $22
Family of 4: $115 (minimum 2 children). Children 3 years and under: Free.

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DISNEY ON ICE: Road Trip Adventures is coming to Melbourne
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DISNEY ON ICE: Road Trip Adventures

Don’t miss out on the magic of Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures, a spellbinding journey designed for the whole family. This fun-filled event is heading to Rod Laver Arena, where you can join Mickey Mouse and his friends on an unforgettable adventure to iconic Disney destinations. From the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins to the sunny shores of Motunui with Moana, every moment is brimming with excitement. Explore the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa, and be enchanted by Aladdin’s princely parade.

Date: 4 – 8 July 2024
Time: various times
Location: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Price: $29 – $164 + BF

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Family Fiesta

Monash University Performing Arts Centre presents Family Fiesta, a celebration of children’s art and performance, from 3-6 July 2024. Enjoy a lineup of theatre, music, and art, all grounded in science. The main stage shows Little Blue Dot by Lemony S Puppet Theatre offers an engaging theatre experience for children and families. Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha hosts a cosmic concert, The Planets and Other Space Music. Special guest Scienceworks is bringing a chunk of real meteorite, for kids to wrap their hands around, and presenting two lunar-inspired experiences Lunar Station and Moon Moves. Interactive art installations Space Play and Star Weavers will fill the foyers. Pianist and composer Nat Bartsch plays her new album for pre-schoolers in the Sound Gallery, Forever, and No Time At All.  There are demonstrations of real Lunar and Mars rovers at the festival site, presented by the space engineering team Monash Nova Rover.

Date: 3-6 July 2024
Location: Monash University Performing Arts Centres
More information: head to Monash University Performing Arts Centre website for more details

Melbourne Winter School Holidays Events and Activities
Image: Escalate. The Throw Catch Collective

Bunjil Place School Holiday Fun

Bunjil Place has a fantastic school holiday lineup! First, experience the incredible talent of Australia’s top jugglers in Escalate. The Throw Catch Collective, known worldwide for their skill, will push the boundaries of their art with energy and creativity, blending rhythm, movement, and juggling in a stylish and playful performance. Then, meet Grug, the lovable character who solves everyday problems with creativity and charm. From inventing his own dance to outsmarting snails in his garden, Grug’s adventures are sure to entertain audiences. of all ages. 

Escalate
Date: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Time: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Location: Studio, Bunjil Place
Price: $18 + BF
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Grug
Date & Time: Tuesday 9 July 2024
6. pm – 6.30 pm. Wednesday 10 July 2024 10.30 am – 11 am
Location: Studio, Bunjil Place
Price: $8 + BF
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Victoria the T. rex

Don’t miss Victoria the T. rex at Melbourne Museum, a world-class exhibition featuring the real fossil skeleton of a 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus. With 199 bones spanning over 12 metres, including a massive 139kg skull, Victoria’s story unfolds through immersive displays and digital environments. Explore the latest palaeontological discoveries and create your own 3D T. rex.

Date: 28 June – 20 October 2024
Location: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street Carlton
Price: Members $14, Adults: $32.50, Children: $18, Concession: $22.50, Children under 3 are Free

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FROSTED – A Winter Spectacular

FROSTED – A Winter Spectacular, a magical Christmas in July celebration is heading to Narre Warren from 21 June until 21 July. There’s something for everyone from inflatable snow playgrounds to festive baking sessions, heartwarming storytelling, and live circus performances. Glide across the skating rink, slide down icy slopes, and indulge in wintery treats.

Date: Friday 21 June – Sunday 21 July 2024
Location: Narre Warren opposite Westfield Fountain Gate
Price: from $32.50

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Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival Melbourne
Image: The Little Mermaid, Victorian State Ballet

The Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival

Families are invited to explore the Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival from 2 -12 July 2024, in Stonnington, featuring captivating performances, workshops, and free events for children aged 12 and under. Enjoy The Little Mermaid ballet, A Little Bit of Blue puppetry show, the comedy concert Make Some Noise!, the circus spectacle Garden Party and so much more.

Date: 2 – 12 July 2024
Location: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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