Kids Activities July School Holiday In Melbourne

One week left in Victoria until the end of term 2! So very much looking forward to the break. Here are some fun kids activities for you to check out in Melbourne:

Roola Boola

Roola Boola is an interactive festival that entertains and encourages children to be creative through magic, circus, theatre, puppetry and music. The program looks fabulous. You can download it by clicking the photo above or here, but some of the activities are
Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band, Polyglot Theatre, Born in a Taxi, Asking For Trouble, The Mighty bUZZniks and Argy Barge

Where: Chapel Off Chapel – 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
When: 2nd- 5th July
Performances $15 (adults at children’s prices)
Workshops $10 (adults free)
Argy Barge $35 per child (see details below)

Packages (workshops and Argy Barge not included):
2 individual performances $27
3 individual performances $36
4 individual performances $40

Online or phone 03 8290 7000

Twisters Gymnastics School Holiday Program


If you need a longer day activity for the kids and want them to be active, you should check out the gymnastics holiday program Twisters has on.  It  runs from 9 – 5pm Mon- Fri and the kids participate in various activities including gymnastics, cheerleading/acrobatics, face painting, cooking, science experiements and much more.


  • 1 – 5th July 9 – 5pm daily
  • 8 – 12th July 9 – 5pm daily

Where:  Twisters Gymnastics.  5/177 Beavers Rd, Northcote

Bookings: Click here to download the full brochure (PDF) which includes an enrolment form  or call 0409 432 893

Cost: $75 per day. Discounts apply for booking 3 days or more.

Lego Workshops

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LEGO Educational Centre (Moore Educational) is running a LEGO school holiday program. The details of which you can see above. You can check out their website for further information on exactly what each session entails.

The sessions are 45 minutes. Book your child for a full morning or afternoon session (3 workshops) and receive a FREE LEGO brick name tag. If your child attends the fullMorning Session: 10am – 12.45pm Morning Tea is provided and also for the Afternoon Session: 2pm – 4.45pm Afternoon Tea is provided

Date and Time: From Mon 1st July – Fri 12th July
Location: Shop 5/439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City
Cost: $12
Bookings: Phone bookings required 9602 1116
Ages: From 4 – 12 years old

Hollywood Costume @ ACMI

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You can see my full review of Hollywood Costume here. Best suited for older kids with an interest in movies.

Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 18 August 2013
Open daily 10am – 5pm (Thursdays until 9pm)
To book: phone (03) 8663 2583 or online

Full $19.50
Concession (Seniors, Pensioners, students, V/Line card holders) $15.50
ACMI Member $13.50
Child (4-15yrs) $10
Family (2 adults 3 children) $50
ACMI Member Family (2 adults 3 children) $40
Unlimited entry*: Full $48 Concession $38 ACMI Member $32
School and group bookings also available

Screen Worlds at ACMI

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Screen Worlds is a free exhibition at ACMI and the kids and I had a fantastic time there recently. You can read more about it here, but if you are after a cheap fun day, head into Fed Square, visit Screen Worlds then have a picnic at Birrarung Marr!

Kid’s Cupcake Decorating Workshop

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A fun school holiday activity for your child to express their inner cupcake decorating creativity!

Each child gets 4 cupcakes to decorate and our bakers will show them how to pipe frosting and create fondant decorations. They can take them home and show them off to all their friends and family.

Ages: 4-15 with parent supervision required for children under 8. The class runs for approximately 1 hour however please allow for variation in time as some workshops may run over/under time due to the skill level of each participant.

Where: Cupcake Central, Melbourne Central 211 La Trobe St, Melbourne

When: 3rd and 13th July from 2 – 3pm.

Cost: $25

Bookings: Online here

Titans Of The Ice Age 3D

{Please click here to see the trailer if you are reading via email. Go on – it is worth a look!}
You can read my full review of this great short film here, but if you have a little one who loves the animation Ice Age, take them along to see this!
Where: IMAX Melbourne Museum, Rathdowne Street, Carlton Gardens
When: Titans Of The Ice Age 3D will commence screening on JUne 20, 2013.
Film synopsis: Available here
Running time: 45 minutes
Rating: PG
Cost: $18.00 adult, $14.50 concession, $13.50 child, $55.00 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Rock Climbing

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Hardrock has two rock climbing locations in Melbourne, Nunawading and the CBD. This is a great active family activity which is loads of fun.

 Throughout the holidays Hardrock are open:
Weekdays: 12noon – 10pm
Weekends: 11am – 7pm

Ages: The recommended youngest age is 4 years and up at the Nunawading complex and 8 years and up at the CBD complex, as Nunawading offers more kiddie friendly walls.

Children under 11 may climb, but cannot undertake the safety work (belaying) at the base of the climb, and must be accompanied by an adult to help them.  One adult may help up to two or three children comfortably, thus allowing the children a break in between climbs.

Cost and bookings: 

  • General entry prices into the gym include entry and unlimited climbing for the day.
  • Bookings are not required for less than 10 people.
  • Parent & Single Child (Under 11) Entry $20.00
  • Additional Child Entry (U11 year old) $14.00

Docklands Fireworks

While I haven’t sent fireworks display in July at Docklands, we have been there for New Year’s Eve before and they have been fantastic.

Docklands lights up every Friday night in July with a dazzling display of fireworks which is set to a different musical theme each night.

They will also be having face painters, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more.

Where: The Piazza at Docklands, 429-437 Docklands Drive Docklands
From: Friday 5th of July 2013 To Friday 26th of July 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm | Fireworks at 7pm
Cost: This is a free event

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

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As I wrote in an earlier post the Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes will be showing in Melbourne this school holidays.

Where: Hisense Arena Melbourne
When: Thu 4th July – Mon 8 July at various times.
Bookings: You can find the full schedule of dates for Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes purchase tickets from Ticketek on 132 849 or Tickets start from $28.50. Additional discounts apply.

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