Melbourne Winter is here and that means it is time to rug up and soak up all it has to offer! Here are the best family activities in Winter in Melbourne.
Glamp-in at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
This Winter don’t let the cold weather deter you from having fun with the family. Glamp-in has been re-imagined for 2019 and not only features the classical Temple & Webster Glamp-in setup and the $20 take home voucher, but also the Elizabella book series. The Elizabella book series by Zoe and Georgia Norton Lodge features Elizabella – the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary!
The Glamp-in package also includes 2 buffet breakfasts, plus Kids Stay & Eat Free!
Family activities to explore and learn
Melbourne is a cultural hub and always has exciting and unique opportunities to immerse families in science, art and history. Here are some family activities in Winter in Melbourne.
Alexander Calder Kids Workshop at the National Gallery of Victoria
Alexander Calder’s exhibition – The Radical Inventor – is new to the National Gallery of Victoria this winter. It includes an interactive workshop specifically designed for kids. The workshop allows young ones to design and create their own animal artworks through a virtual game, which then transposes into real-life sculptures. Entry for kids is free and runs alongside the main exhibit, ensuring that minds of all ages are inspired.
When: Friday 5th April, 2019 to Sunday 4th August, 2019
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Cost: Free entry
Learn more about the Alexander Calder Kids Workshop
Dino Park at Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo have partnered with the creators of Erth Visual & Physical Inc to present Dino Park. It is a unique walk-through experience where you will see these prehistoric creatures come to life. Fine out how these beasts evolved into the animal that we know today and how you can help fight the extinction of this dinosaur’s relative. Be prepared to get up close and personal with the roving dinosaur’s!
When: On now until Sunday 14 July 19
Showtime: From 9:30am to 3:00pm daily
Where: Carousel Park at the Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Parade Parkville
Cost: Adults $37.00 and children $19.00. Free entry for under 16’s on weekends
Purchase tickets for Dino Park
Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria
Live curiously with the whole family and discover the wonder and beauty of the Terracotta Warriors. The new exhibit landing at the National Gallery of Victoria features archaeological artefacts of Ancient China alongside the contemporary works of Cai Guo-Qiang. The exhibition presents a historical view on Chinese culture juxtaposed against modern interpretations. A must-see of masterpieces, right here and exclusive to Melbourne this Winter.
When: Friday 24 May to Sunday 13 October, 2019
Where: National Galley of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Cost: Adults $30.00 and children 10.00
Learn more about the Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang Exhibition
Fun day out family activities in Winter
Take the ordinary family outing to the next level. These winter activities will excite families with children of all ages.
OZ Comic Con at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Comic Con is described as the ultimate pop-culture convention. With exhibitors from film, television, comic art and gaming coming together to showcase their spectacular media creations. This year’s annual Comic Con event has heaps of fun exhibits to appeal to the entire family. This includes interactive gaming demonstrations, cosplay competitions and merchandise stalls. Special guests such as Dolph Ziggler, Willa Holland and Jorge Molina will also be in attendance.
When: Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 June 2019
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Adults $35.00 and children $20.00
Purchase tickets for the OZ Comic Con
Hardrock Indoor Rock-climbing
Described as Melbourne’s best indoor rock climbing centre. Hardrock offers two main walls (up to 16 metres high) that a one-off entry fee will grant unlimited climbing all day – even with a pass out. Group bookings are welcome and first-time climbers can even take advantage of newbie introduction sessions. These sessions will ensure each member of the family is climbing safely in no time. A fun, challenging experience with a floor-to-ceiling view of Melbourne’s CBD which is the perfect family activity!
Where: HardRock Indoor Rock-climbing, 4-8 Franklin Street, Melbourne
Cost: Adults $30, Children (11-17) $19.00 and Children under 11 $14.00. All tickets include equipment hire
Learn more about Hardrock Indoor rock-climbing
Family dining during Winter
Food Trucks in Melbourne
Melbourne is known for its foodie culture and creative approaches to dining, making sure that every family meal in this city is a memorable one. An experience that is quintessentially Melbourne? Street vendors selling yummy food. From creatively designed mobile restaurants. From burgers and tacos, to handcrafted ice-cream sandwiches and the humble ‘toastie’,we have discovered some of Melbourne’s best Food trucks that the whole family will love:
Mr Burger Food Truck: Burgers – Rotating Locations, Updated on Instagram and Facebook
Taco Truck: Mexican Food – Rotating Locations, Updated on Facebook
My Two Mums: Ice-Cream Sandwiches – Rotating Locations, Updated on Facebook
TOASTA: Gourmet Toasted Sandwiches – 181 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003
Discover our What’s on in Melbourne with our Winter Hotel Deal
If you are planning your next Melbourne stay and need accommodation let us look after the accommodation with our Winter Sale.
Enjoy complimentary breakfast and WiFi plus save up to 30% off your Melbourne City stay with our IHG Rewards Club Winter Stay. Plus Kids 12 years and under Stay & Eat Free!
Valid for stays until 30 September 2019. Sale ends 5 August 2019.