The best things to do this school holidays in Melbourne !

Are you looking for something to do for these school holidays? Why not come down to Melbourne and stay with us here at Melbourne Holiday Apartments, in a comfortable yet luxurious apartment situated in the heart of the city. To keep the kids entertained, we have compiled a list of some of the best activities for kids in Melbourne. There is such a wide variety of exciting activities, we are sure something will catch your eye! Melbourne is a vast city with a range of amazing sights and adventures waiting to be explored. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience!

1. The Zoo

Does your child love animals? Here in Melbourne we have some amazing zoos ensured to keep kids entertained for hours. Firstly we have the Melbourne Zoo, this zoo is very convenient and easy to access, just catch the free route 70 or 75 tram from outside our apartments to flinders street station, then switch to the route 58 tram towards Coburg. The Melbourne Zoo looks after a large variety of animals, including lions, elephants, tigers and orang-utans! On the other hand, if you’re looking for a unique zoo experience, look no further than the Werribee Zoo! This Zoo is an African themed open range zoo, where you can get a snapshot of the animal’s natural environment and lifestyle. While this zoo is a little further, it is definitely accessible and worth the trip. All you need to do is walk up to Southern Cross station just up the road and hop on the Werribee train, once at Werribee station switch to the 439 bus until you get to your stop!

2. Go ice skating

Winter might not always seem as exciting as summer, but one fun upside is ice skating! In Melbourne we have a heaps of indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, including the O’Brien Group Arena in the Docklands, the Eastland Ice skating rink and the St Kilda special Skating rink! The St Kilda skating rink is open during the evenings, from 6pm onwards, and is a great way to see a famous part of Melbourne on your trip. The location, Acland street, is an iconic Melbourne street, filled with cafes, restaurants, bars, clothing stores and delicious pastry stores as well as being located right by the beach. So jump on the 96 tram right outside our Flinders Wharf apartments, which takes you directly down to St Kilda one evening for some amazing ice skating, delicious food and a glimpse at some of the beautiful seaside! 

3. Luna Park

Speaking of St Kilda, have you heard of Luna Park? Situated just off Acland street, this timeless theme park is sure to keep the kids happy all day long! From roller coasters and haunted houses, to fairy floss and the ferris wheel, this is a childhood dream come true. Once your there, why not pop down to St Kilda beach across the road to catch a beautiful sunset with some Aussie fish and chips for dinner!

4. Scienceworks and the Melbourne Museum

If you are interested in an educational, yet fun experience, head to Scienceworks Museum. This museum is filled with many different activities and wonders, that make learning about science more than enjoyable! On the other hand, the Melbourne Museum is another educational visit you might be interested in while in Melbourne. Filled with information about Melbourne and Australian history, Indigenous Culture, dinosaurs and the natural world, you and your little ones are sure to learn something! On top of all that, the Melbourne Museum also has a special playing area designed just for kids! 

5. Rock climbing

If you like (safe) thrills, this adventure is for you! Situated in the heart of our Melbourne city, Hardrock rock climbing is one of the best rock climbing arenas in Melbourne. With a variety of climbs, for those more, to less experienced climbers, you will definitely find the perfect challenge for you and your kids. We can promise, it is a satisfying and electrifying activity!

6. Go see a live performance

Exclusive to Melbourne, is the stage performance of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? Playing now at the Princess Theatre, this play is based on a brand new story by none other than J.K. Rowling herself! Book tickets now to see this once in a lifetime performance!

7. Cruise down the Yarra river

If you want to see Melbourne in a unique way, get a ride down the Yarra river. With Scenic views of Melbourne by river, you will witness a whole new side of our gorgeous city! What’s more, you will even get to see our beautiful Flinders Wharf Apartments from the boat, what a treat!

8. Visit our stunning gardens

Melbourne is known to have some exceptional public gardens which are ideal for a walk with the kids, or even a lovely picnic! Just some of our public gardens include the Fitzroy Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Carlton Gardens and last but definitely not least, the Royal Botanic Gardens. All of these green and flourishing gardens are filled with charming native flora and fauna. 

9. Take a drive down the great ocean road

If you are a lover of nature and astonishing views, take a drive down the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road takes you on a scenic drive through a large array beachside towns, filled with ocean views and Australian icons. The options are endless when you take a drive down the coast, you could stop for a seaside lunch, visit the 12 Apostles or if can get your hands on a wetsuit, go for a dip! 

10. Go swimming

Why should the cold stop us from swimming? Melbourne is filled with indoor swimming pools to make sure you don’t miss out on your holiday swim! There are a range of pools filled with water slides and wave pools including MSAC, GSAC and the Melbourne City Baths on offer for a cheap price. But why travel or pay when we have an awesome indoor pool here at our Flinders Wharf apartments, available for all guests!

This is just the start of the wonders of Melbourne, so this school holidays come to Melbourne for an incomparable experience!  We can assure you that when you stay with us here at Melbourne Holiday Apartments, it won’t just be the experiences you rave to your friends about, but also the accommodation! No matter how big or small your family is, we can find you the perfect apartment filled with all the necessities you have at home, plus some extra luxuries! So follow the link to book your stay with us now:  https://www.melbourneholidayapts.com.au/book-direct/