Historical Attractions in Victoria with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Victoria!)

Victoria is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in Victoria  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Victoria’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Victoria when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • The Bonegilla Migrant Experience

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    Bonegilla

    shares the daily life of those seeking it's accommodations during repopulation after WW2. Kids can interact with many of the fascinating exhibitions and there is a great deal to be learned here for ...

  • Old Gippstown Heritage Park

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    Moe

    is an 1850s experience including a range of authentically stocked and restored buildings, one of Victoria's premier collections of vintage horse drawn vehicles, and a variety of intriguing ...

  • Emerald Bank Adventure Park

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    Kialla

    is a replicated 1930s era working farm, where one may see the daily farm chores plus enjoy the amusements, miniature train, and Motor Museum.

  • Sovereign Hill

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    Ballarat

    Re-live the excitement of Ballarat's Goldrush Days at this historical experience at Sovereign Hill

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  • Funfields

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    Whittlesea

    A host of quality attractions featuring a great mix of both wet and dry rides to guarantee a truly awesome day for every age group.

  • Gumbuya Park

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    Tynong

    Fun rides for all age groups, animal sanctuary with walk through aviary, Aboriginal display centre and traditional playground.

  • Luna Park

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    St Kilda

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

  • 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.

  • Fairy Park

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    Anakie

    A fun theme park popular with families for three generations! Discover the magic at Fairy Park!

  • Wonderland Fun Park

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    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

  • Adventure Park Geelong

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    Wallington

    Water features include speciality slides, pedal and cycle boats, dark tunnel ride plus lazy river, adventure water-playground and tots section. Kids can enjoy driving games and rides plus the jumping ...

  • Aqua Orbs Water Park

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    Geelong Foreshore

    Safely tethered to land you try to control the ball from the inside as you float across the water, double rollers can accommodate multiple occupants allowing nervous types a sibling or friend. ...

  • Aquamoves Complex

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    Shepparton

    Offering indoor and outdoor facilities including interactive splash park, beach entry leisure pool and large swimming pool.

  • Bendigo Water World

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    Bendigo

    A SPLASHING day in Bendigo with slides, toddler pools, free BBQs ...it's waterpark fun set in the Ironbark Forest!

  • Collingwood Childrens Farm

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    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!

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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    Melbourne

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

  • Melbourne Zoo

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    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!

  • Werribee Open Range Zoo

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    Werribee South

    Large areas are open plan allowing completely natural interaction between species. Some areas are walk through and there are special exhibits and demonstrations. Safari included in price.

  • Healesville Sanctuary

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    Healesville

    Home to endangered and rehabilitated animals, reptile and bird of prey shows, plus walk through interactive multi media section for kids.

  • Koala Conservation Centre

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    Cowes

    Spend some time learning about koalas through observation and interactive learning games, plus other wildlife and trails.

  • Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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    Cowes

    60 acres with 100 species, many free roaming who can be hand fed.

  • Ballarat Bird World

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    Ballarat

    Offers over 200 native and exotic spcies of birdlife on display suitable for kids of all ages.

  • Ballarat Wildlife Park

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    Ballarat East

    A chance for families and kids to have unique experiences with some of the country's most beautiful animals!

  • Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

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    Ballarat

    A range of tour options to show you history, nature, and adventure in Ballarat and the surrounding areas!

  • Eerie Ghost Tours

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    Ballarat

    Ballarat is known as Australia's most haunted city, so take a tour to meet the other residents of this amazing city! Great for over 8s.

  • Monkey Mania Docklands

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    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.

  • Bug a lugs Play Centre

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    Wodonga

    Features include a huge multi level adventure play frame with all the classic features one expects from modern softplay from ball lagoon, tunnels and clamber nets to a dark 3 floor spiral slide and ...

  • Awesome Fun

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    Kilsyth South VIC

    Features a fibreglass 3 lane Carnival Slide, Jumping Castle and lots of tunnels, big bouncy Ball Zone, Rocket Upclimb to a 3 twist Curly Slide and even more to discover when you come in to play!

  • Billy Lids Indoor Play Centre

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    Hawthorn

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

  • Bumblebeez Indoor Playcentre

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    Werribee

    Includes a huge play structure with inflatable slide, tunnel slide, three lane carnival slide, ball pits, flying fox, Burmeiz Bridge, XBOX consoles, and a separate toddler area with jumping castle, ...

  • Childs Play Epping

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    Epping

    Open to pre school children this facility offers climbing tower, slides, ball play and rollercoaster track plus special zones for the even smaller ones.

  • Chuckles Childrens Play and Party Centre

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    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 ...

  • Clowning Around Play Centre

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    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 ...

  • Day Dreamers

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    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 ...

  • Eco Playscape

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    Ferntree Gully

    They offer a safe, environmentally considerate indoor playcentre where you can easily see your children play on age appropriate features from the multi level play structure and slides, to ride-ons ...