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Cheap Kids’ Activities in Melbourne

13 Jun 2018

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When the school holidays are in full swing, it can quickly become difficult to keep the kids occupied without spending loads of money. After all, trips to amusement parks and days at the shopping centre don’t come cheap!
This time around, opt for some of Melbourne’s cheaper (or free!) entertainment choices for the kids; they’ll still have a great time and it will be at an affordable price.

St Kilda Adventure Playground – Neptune Street, St Kilda  

Take the kids to an adventure paradise without the hefty price tag. The St Kilda Adventure Playground is jam-packed with fun for the kids, including a flying fox, trampolines, a wooden castle, plenty of swings, slides and so much more.
You’ll keep the kids entertained for hours on end and there’s even tea and coffee available for the adults.

Collingwood Children’s Farm – 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford  

Cute farm animals are a no-brainer for grabbing the kids’ attention. For an entry fee of just $3-$5 for children and $10-$15 for adults, families can experience a taste of the farm life at the Collingwood Children’s Farm. They can learn how to milk a cow, feed the chickens and cuddle guinea pigs for a fun and educating day out.
While you’re there, pick up delicious fresh produce at the Melbourne Farmers’ Market which runs every second Saturday of the month at the farm.

The ACMI – Federation Square, Melbourne

The first Sunday of every month is known as ‘Family Sundays’ at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The program is free, and allows children the unique opportunity to engage in fascinating activities, such as filmmaking and coding video games. Not only will they have the time of their life, they’ll also be learning unique skills every step of the way.

Scienceworks – 2 Booker Street, Spotswood

If the young ones love interactive experiences, Scienceworks is a must-do these school holidays. Museum entry is free for children 16 years and under, and there’s no shortage of exhibitions and activities for the kids to immerse themselves in. It’s an excellent way to get them excited about science, before they even realise it!

The Ian Potter Children’s Garden – Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue

There’s nothing better than being outside on a sunny day and where better to spend it than in a beautiful garden? At the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, kids have the chance to play and get their hands dirty while exploring the garden. After a few hours in this beautiful nature oasis, it would be easy for any child to develop a green thumb.   

Find the perfect spot for a family picnic and discover more of Melbourne’s most beautiful gardens here.

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