Things to do and see these Summer School Holidays

After being home most of 2020, it’s exciting to see Melbourne coming back to life just in time for the Summer School Holidays. If you are looking for fun interactive activities, the kids are sure to love, look no further. I have put together a list of things to do and see these Summer School Holidays in Melbourne.

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Dinos at the Zoo

Dinosaurs may be extinct in the wild, but they will continue to roar at Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary throughout summer.

Zoorassic at Werribee Open Range Zoo is a journey along a prehistoric river trail where visitors can see the biggest dinosaurs that you can imagine; while at Healesville Sanctuary the Lost Sanctuary is a unique area of bushland with both megafauna and dinosaurs that will delight the entire family, and Melbourne Zoo’s Dino Lab is where you can find out what scientists would be doing if we were to bring these creatures back from extinction.

Date: on until 2021
Time: various times
Location:
Healesville Sanctuary – Glen Eadie Avenue, Healesville, VIC
Melbourne Zoo – Elliott Avenue, Parkville, VIC
Werribee Open Range Zoo – K Road, Werribee, VIC
Price: Adult $38, Child (4-15 years) $19, Child Concession (4-15 years) $5, free admission for children under 16 on weekends, Victorian Government School Holidays and Victorian Public /Holidays. 
Daily visitor numbers are capped and all tickets must be pre-purchased online.
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IMAGINARIA immersive play experience in Melbourne
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IMAGINARIA

IMAGINARIA is an immersive play experience where families can navigate through a series of custom-built installations that are housed within a giant inflatable bubble. Each installation is fully interactive, with sound, scent and light activating in response to movement as you walkthrough.

There are seven worlds to explore within the space, each installation has a radiant lantern so kids can search and find each one as they walk around the space.

Date: on until Sunday 31 January 2021 (Closed Christmas day)
Time: various times, please check their website. Visitors must arrive 15 minutes before their session start time.
Location: The District Docklands, Waterfront Way, Docklands, Underneath the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Price: $23.95–$97
Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster or from the on-site box office subject to availability.
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Become a Junior Keeper at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a professional animal keeper? Learn all about this coveted role these school holidays with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s Junior Keeper activity.

Kids can listen to five fascinating keepers talk about their responsibilities as they journey through the amazing underwater world at the aquarium. As kids locate each keeper on screens placed throughout SEA LIFE Melbourne, they can fill in their worksheet to create a comprehensive list of what’s involved in the day in the life of a keeper.

Date: 19 December 2020 – 26 January 2021
Time: various times
Location: corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne
Price: Adult (16+) $46, Child (3-15) $32, Concession $36, Family of 4 (includes 2 Adults and 2 Children) $139.00, Child (0-2) Free
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Rain Room Kids Sessions
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Rain Room at Jackalope Pavilion

RainRoom has captivated over half a million visitors worldwide and made its Australian debut at Jackalope Pavilion in St Kilda to a sell-out audience. Rain Room has announced that it will be running its Kids Sessions over the summer school holidays. Designed for kids aged 12 and under, these special sessions are a great way to introduce this amazing artwork to kids in a fun interactive format. If you haven’t experienced Rain Room yet, this is your opportunity to bring the whole family.

Date: on until 31 January 2021
Time: Kids sessions are available between 10 am–11.30 am and 3 pm–4.30 pm daily.
Location: Jackalope Pavilion, corner Acland and Jackson Streets, St Kilda 
Price: Family (2 Adults & 2 Kids) $89, Kids (3 – 18 years) $19, Adult $29. Handling Fee of $2.95 per transaction applies on all purchases. Please note that children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Troll-tastic Adventure at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Whether you’re a pop diva or a rock superstar, enjoy an all-access pass to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre’s Troll-tastic Adventure during the summer school holidays. The Troll-tastic LEGO Adventure will have a host of activities including:

  • Build your own Troll-tastic instrument: Are you excited to make some Trolls tunes? Create and build your own Troll-ified LEGO music instrument in your favourite genre.
  • Create your own hair-raising music video: Be the star of your very own LEGO Trolls music video! From a rock n’ roll ballad to a funky melody, test your skills by using stop motion to create a chart-topping music video on the movie maker

Date: 19 December 2020 – 27 January 2021
Time: open daily from 9.30 am. Each timed session is limited to 1.5 hours.
Location: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, level 2/1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Price: Adult (16+) $34.50, Child (3-15) $34.50, Concession $29.50, Child (0-2) Free
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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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