Keep the kids entertained with this Melbourne and Surrounds Ultimate Summer Activity List!

Kerrianne Jenkins
Dec 17, 2019 · 5 min read

With the school holidays just around the corner, we all need activities to entertain the kids. Here are 21 activities across Melbourne which are bound to keep even the most energised child happy.

I have also included a PDF which can be downloaded, printed, kept in the car, whatever works for you :)


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1. Latitude
590 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg West 3081
Trampolines, climbing zone, dodgeball and basketball arenas. Younger guests are catered for in the dedicated Kids Zone.


2. Diamond Valley Railway
570 Main Road, Eltham 3095
One of Australia’s finest passenger-carrying miniature railways.

Diamond Valley Railway. Brand new BL26 on the Outer Circle Line with K36 482 on the Inner Circle Line.
Photo: Tyler Howie.

3. Dinosaur World
Flinders Rd & Oneills Rd, Somerville 3912
Dinosaur World brings your children’s imagination to life. Kids (and adults) love dinosaurs — so let the adventure begin here!

Dinosaur World

4. Blue Lotus Water Garden
2628 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction, 3797
These gardens have a tropical theme featuring dozens of built waterways, including lakes, ponds, lagoons, bogs and even a waterfall.

Blue Lotus Water Garden. Giant Amazon Waterlily.

5. Rabbit Hole Playcentre
13/227 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook 3019
The next-generation indoor playground facility with state of the art, modern quality interiors and adventure styled playgrounds.

6. Frontier Park
Frontier Av, Aintree 3336
Features a BBQ, drinking fountain, picnic area, epic play equipment and shelter.

Frontier Park.

7. WaterMarc
1 Flintoff St, Greensborough 3088
Watermarc has a range of pools for everyone including waterslides, an adventure playground and toddler pools.

8. Warratina Lavender Farm
105 Quayle Rd, Wandin North 3139
Warratina Lavender Farm has expanded and now has over 10,000 lavender plants. Come down and enjoy strolling through the gardens!

Warratina Lavender Farm

9. Melbourne Zoo
Elliott Ave, Parkville 3052
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.

10. Splashland
Gate 2, Station St, Caulfield East 3145
Returning bigger and better than ever this summer, Swisse Kids presents Splashland is the pop-up inflatable waterslide park for families.

11. Hadfield Park Community Bank Adventure Playground
Hadfield Road, Wallan, 3756
This playground has everything from traditional playground equipment, accessible play, water play areas, and sand play, to a skate park, covered BBQ areas and accessible change room facilities.

Hadfield Park Community Bank Adventure Playground

12. Bundoora Park Farm
1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora, 3083
Activities for young and old. Meet the friendly farm animals, or take a ride to see the kangaroos and emus.

13. Funfields
2365 Plenty Rd, Whittlesea , 3757
Funfields opens the new Volcano Beach featuring a 1.5 million litre heated wave pool. 25 rides and attractions, Kids Zone & more!

Funfields, Dragons Revenge ride now open.

14. Riverwalk Village Park
Riverwalk Village Park, Newmarket Rd, Werribee , 3030
This park includes an amazing water play area, traditional playground, lots of BBQs with tables and shade, bike track, basketball court, toilets and wetlands. There is something for every age here!

15. Blue Hills Berries and Cherries
27 Parker Rd, Silvan, 3795
Picking berries is so much fun for the whole family. Bring the gang and enjoy picking some fresh berries and cherries!

Blue Hills Berries and Cherries

16. ArtVo
26 Star Cres, Level 1, The District, Docklands, 3008
Over 100 3D, reality-defying artworks — featuring YOU! A new immersive art gallery, which is the first of its kind in Australia.

ArtVo — Priceless photos. Unbelievable scenarios.

17. Olympic Ice Skating Centre
1080 Centre Road, Oakleigh South, 3167
Come down and enjoy the public skating sessions with ample free parking and free skate hire.

18. Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary
170–200 Taits Rd, Barwon Heads, 3227
Australia has some of the world’s most unique wildlife, so come along and see it for yourself.

19. Norris Bank Reserve
135 McLeans Rd, Bundoora, 3083
This park is fantastic for all ages and surrounded by plenty of shady trees! It includes water play, a bike track, BBQs and more.

Norris Bank Reserve.

20. Gumbuya World
2705 Princes Hwy, Tynong, 3813
Victoria’s only water, wildlife & theme park located just 50 minutes south-east of Melbourne CBD. Gumbuya World offers an epic adventure fit for the whole family with four worlds to explore: Oasis Springs, Oz Adventure, Outback Explorers and Wildlife Trail. Swim, splash and slide through the epic water park, spin out on rides and meet over 50 species of wildlife! Unlimited fun in one ticket. Be sure to book online to avoid the Summer queues.

Gumbuya World. Summer vibes + thrilling rides, kangaroos and water slides

21. Vjunior Cinema
80 Harvester Rd, Sunshine, 3020
Vjunior combines two things that kids love — movies and play. Designed for children aged 3 to 10 years.

Vjunior Sunshine.

With something for everyone in this list, the holidays will fly past and you’ll be back in the normal world before you know it. So get out and enjoy while you can!


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