Things to do in Melbourne with kids

Melbourne is the artistic and creative gem of Australia! The city has so many fun, cultural and fascinating places to visit with kids.  With it’s green parks, fascinating history, hidden streets with incredible art and seaside feel Melbourne is FILLED with kids fun!

Melbourne can make kids feel like a bird, or Superman with the Flight Experience Melbourne - maybe even pilot their own plane! The city can surround them with carnival fun with Galatic Circus.  They can scale new heights with Hardrock Melbourne, or explore the depths of the ocean with Melbourne Aquarium.

The Victorian capital can take kids back in time with the Melbourne Museum,  or introduce kids to exotic animals from all over the world, with Melbourne Zoo.

Want to get lost in space? Kids can (safely!) with Melbourne Planetarium - which sends them on an immersive trip into the night sky through their exhibits.

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  • Flight Experience Melbourne

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    Melbourne

    Kids over 10 (and adults too!) can experience their first time on flight deck, as well as "flying" their own Boeing airliner!

  • Galatic Circus

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    Southbank

    Comprises arcade games, ticket and prize games, indoor laser skirmish, state of the art tenpin bowling plus over 200 indoor carnival attractions.

  • Hardrock Melbourne CBD

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    (1 miles) Melbourne

    Climbing tuition and experiences from age 8, over 11 to belay. Bouldering and all height climbing routes available.

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Melbourne

    Explore the ocean at Melbourne Aquarium, with live exhibits and fascinating live presentations and daily animal feeds!

  • Fire Services Museum

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    (1 miles) East Melbourne

    Australia's largest collection of fire fighting memorabilia offers over 20,000 related items and vintage appliances, plus visit the restoration workshops.

  • Black Light Mini Golf

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    (1 miles) Melbourne

    The glowing 18 hole miniature golf course is in an atmospheric and climate controlled environment, with holes themed around Australia's icons. Suitable for all ages.

  • Melbourne Museum

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    (1 miles) Carlton

    Featuring varying exhibitions, a permanent gallery for kids, an aboriginal centre and an Imax theatre.

  • Monkey Mania Docklands

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    (1 miles) Docklands

    Includes an inflatable jumping castle, a gun and cannon foam ball arena, huge climbing structure and slides. Plus dedicated toddlers' zone and great themed party rooms.

  • Wonderland Fun Park

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    (1 miles) Docklands

    Fun carnival rides for the whole family in Docklands, with great birthday parties too, and seasonal events you won't want to miss! Free entry and pay per play rides

  • Medibank Icehouse

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    (2 miles) Docklands

    There are two rinks here plus the avalanche ice tubing thrill ride which comes with admission. Free beginners' lessons, sit on skate aids and family fun sessions.

  • The Lactic Factory

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    (2 miles) Abbotsford

    Bouldering only specialist climbing gym with no lower age limit. 4m high walls with fully pad-matted floor, offering sharp intense climbs, slow beginner skill builders and everything in between.

  • Melbourne Zoo

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    (2 miles) Parkville

    300 species to visit in this family friendly Melbourne Aoo, with a new interactive adventure playground featuring close up live exhibits of it's own!

  • Collingwood Childrens Farm

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    (2 miles) Melbourne

    Farm fun with hands-on seasonal farm jobs, looking for eggs, milking the cow, and visiting with the animals! Also tractor rides, pony rides, BBQs and themed activities seasonally available!

  • Day Dreamers

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    (3 miles) Windsor

    Multi level adventure main frame, toddlers' play and preschoolers' activities, plus State-of-the art massive jumping slide; Purpose-built push car racetrack; Movie Time beanbag Lounge and Storytime ...

  • Clowning Around Play Centre

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    (4 miles) Northcote

    Get lost in their large climbing area, bounce around in the jumping castle, explore the tunnels, zoom down the giant drop slide, zip along the flying fox or have fun in the large ball area, all ...

  • Luna Park

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    (4 miles) St Kilda

    Rides and attractions for the whole family, including a beautiful Carousel and Ferris Wheel, and a 100 year old roller coaster!

  • Billy Lids Indoor Play Centre

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    (4 miles) Hawthorn

    Offers several multi level playframes for varying ages with loads of features, plus rides (included in price!), dress up, jumping castle and more.

  • Melbourne Planetarium

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    (4 miles) Spotswood

    Take an immersive trip into the night sky with amazing exhibits,stargazing training and within the dome, and lots of space fun in Melbourne!

  • Dizzys Castle

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    (4 miles) Maribyrnong

    Featuring trampoline room, 3 level adventure play frame 7 slides, 2 ball pits and kiddy maze with funny mirrors, and 9 hole Glow-in-the-Dark Minigolf!

  • Kidz Zone

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    (4 miles) Coburg

    Multi level indoor adventure play with oodles of classic features plus trampolines, jumping castle and the biggest toddler area in the region!

  • Highpoint Imax

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    (5 miles) Maribyrnong

    An Imax experience is a special one for children, which offers the usual comforts, concessions and modern programming combined with the now familiar super screen.

  • Tumbles Playhouse

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    (5 miles) Williamstown

    Award winning adventure soft play with multi level climbing maze with loads of features, plus inflatable slide, jumping castle and a contender for best toddler area ever!

  • Kidzmania Indoor Playcentre

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    (6 miles) West Footscray

    Multi level nautically themed adventure soft play with twin astro slides, super slide, flying fox and many more interactive obstacles, plus really big toddler area featuring mini play structure, ...

  • Village Drive In

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    (6 miles) Coburg

    Allows the kids all the fidgeting and whispering they want in the privacy of your car while enjoying a choice of family programming on the big outdoor screen.

  • Little Creatures

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    (6 miles) Balwyn

    They have an extensive dress up range to accompany the role play areas in which you can run a florists, use the small climbing frame with slide as your superhero base or pirate ship, be a homemaker ...

  • Chuckles Childrens Play and Party Centre

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    (7 miles) Reservoir

    Featuring a very clean multi level multi color adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equipment one expects from modern softplay from balls and slides to tunnels ...

  • The Jungle Bungle

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    (7 miles) Sunshine

    Jungle themed adventure play with multi level adventure play maze packed full of classic features from slides to balls and beyond! Dedicated toddler and younger zone available too.

  • Cliffhanger Climbing Gym

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    (8 miles) Altona North

    Boasting the tallest indoor wall in the Southern Hemisphere, plus bouldering, training aids, lead climbing and more.

  • Vmax Doncaster

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    (9 miles) Doncaster

    A Vmax Auditorium experience is a special one for children, which offers the usual comforts, concessions and modern programming combined with the now familiar super screen.

  • Ace Karts

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    (9 miles) Albion

    Outdoor karting fun that can take you up to 75km/h, with passenger options for kids as young as 4 years!

  • Fantasy World

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    (9 miles) Thomastown

    This attractions include a miniature train which takes kids and adults on an exciting journey through the volcano on Pirate Island! You'll also find a range of kiddie rides, a nostalgic carousel, a ...

  • Jump n Jiggle

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    (10 miles) Westmeadows

    Facilities here include a giant 3 level play structure with tunnel slides, obstacle course, ball pit and rope bridge; super fast race slide; trampolines and a large seperate toddler area with slide, ...

  • Playdays

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    (10 miles) Sandringham

    Especially for pre schoolers, they feature softplay obstacle course and climbing tower.

  • Sidetracked

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    (10 miles) Oakleigh South

    Offers laser tag, dodgem cars, tenpin bowling and miniature golf course, plus go karting track allowing passengers in the double seater from 4 years.

  • Olympic Ice Skating Centre

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    (10 miles) Oakleigh South

    Public open skate sessions are regularly available, with some speciality sessions set aside and lessons available in several skate types. Free skater support frames available for kids.