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School Holidays Activities

If you’re a parent with school aged kids, you would be well aware of the phrase ‘I’m Bored’. We have put together a list of school holidays activities, both indoor and outdoor that will ensure that kids of all ages are entertained during the Spring School Holidays.


1. Free School Holidays Activities

Not all school holidays activities in the Melbourne CBD cost money. Here are some free family friendly school holidays ideas:Not all school holidays activities in the Melbourne CBD cost money. Here are some free family friendly school holidays ideas:

  • Hawker 88 Night Market at the Queen Victoria Market.
  • AFL Footy Festival from 25 September to 28th September 2019 at the Yarra Park.
  • The Little Food Festival at Federation Square on Wednesday the 25th of September and Thursday the 26th of September 2019.
  • Take part in the free drawing class at the National Gallery of Victoria inspired by the First Emperor’s gardens and artworks on display in Melbourne’s Winter Masterpiece exhibition. Open daily from 10am to 1pm at the NGV.


2. See Fire on Ice at O’Brien Icehouse

The amazing ‘Fire on Ice’ is set to light up the O’Brien Icehouse during the school holidays. Join circus performing ice skater Tim Matousek as he juggles sticks of fire as he skates around the arena.  Other activities include all day public skating and free lessons for beginners.


3. Bird Island Academy at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium are celebrating the release of The Angry Birds 2 movie these school holidays. Take flight with Bomb, Red, Chuck and friends and join the ‘Bird Island Academy’.

All guests will learn the quirky features of the Bird Island’s chirpy residents and complete unique challenges on their journey around SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Other activities include:

  • Explore the frenemies of the sea
  • Race Bomb in the rock pool challenge
  • Meet new character Silver in her science classroom

The Bird Island Academy will be at SEA Life Melbourne Aquarium from the 21st of September to the 6th of October 2019 from 10am to 5:30pm.


4. Glamp in these school holidays

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders have partnered with Temple & Webster for a Glamp-In experience. Stay in your own personal tree house in our Melbourne accommodation.

There are plenty of books and games to keep the kids entertained. Meanwhile the parents can relax on the pillowtop bed and watch the 45 + channels on our Digital HD TV’s. Plus at Holiday Inn, Kids Stay & Eat Free!

Also at Holiday Inn these school holidays, we have an extra surprise in store for all kids 12 years and under!




Enjoy our Melbourne Hotel Deal these school holidays:

Enjoy up to 25% off your next stay with our Stay in the Moment Melbourne Hotel Deal. Promotion ends on the 24th of September 2019.

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