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Fun for Kids in Melbourne - Family Visitors Information

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Melbourne Australia has oodles and schnoodles of kids activities and fun things to do for the family, including plenty of educational hands on stuff.

During the school holidays things can get busy, but the amount and variety of activities also increases at many of the attractions and places to go in Melbourne.

Australian Toy Museum

Daily 10-5 Children under 18 months free. Historic building houses toys from the 1880’s to the present. A special feature is a permanent display of dolls and doll houses. There is also a garden with a miniature steam train and the Magic Pudding Café which caters to the tastes of children.

How to Get There: Tram 86
Located at 174-180 Smith Street
Collingwood

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

This Sporting Facility and playground is a great day out - It has a wave pool, a water slide, toddlers pool and garden. It also has a diving complex. Childcare is available Mon.-Fri. 9-Noon. A school holidays program and one on Saturday mornings for children ages 5-12 are low in cost, and high in educational and entertainment value.

How to Get There: Tram 96
Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
Phone 03 9926-1555

Scienceworks

Scienceworks has hands on interactive exhibits letting participants learn about science and technology. The subjects range from sports, to insects, to the human mind and body. There is also a digital planetarium.

How to Get There: Williamstown and Werribee Lines from Flinders Street station to Spotswood Station
Booker Street Spotswood
Daily 10-4:30 Admission charged.

Kryal Castle

Kryal Castle, a medieval castle! A short trip from Melbourne, tucked away amongst the hills of Warrenheip just out of Ballarat. For the whole family with medieval re enactments, fun games and shows. A great day outing for the whole family.

How to Get There: 8 kilometres East of Ballarat on the Western Highway
Phone (03) 5334 7388
10am - 5pm 7 days a week Admission charged.

Collingwood Children’s Farm

Children can pet and feed a variety of farm animals (call for exact feeding times). They are also shown how to do simple farm chores and can milk a cow, etc. Farm tours instruct at a child’s level about plants and animals along the way. The first day of each month is Family Day. Horse rides and a home made farm lunch are part of the fun on these special days.

How to Get There: Epping Line from Flinders St. station to Victoria Park station
St. Heliers Street, Abbottsford
Phone (03) 5334 7388
Daily 9-5 Small admission charge.

Puffing Billy

Another terrific day trip out for a family is Puffing Billy, Victoria’s best known steam train. Puffing Billy travels through the beautiful bush land in the Dandenong ranges. Ride the train to Emerald, have a picnic lunch then travel back to Belgrave. For the whole family aged 2 to 102.

Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave
St. Heliers Street, Abbottsford
Phone (03) 9754-6800

Further Reading: Ashcomb Maze, Healesville Sanctuary, Surf World Surfing Museum, Royal Melbourne Zoo and Fun Factory Kids Activities Melbourne.

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Castle amongst the hills of Warrenheip, just out of Ballarat
Photo: Castle amongst the hills of Warrenheip, just out of Ballarat

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