Family-friendly activities in Melbourne and Victoria
Strike a pose at ArtVo
Get up close with King Kong, ride a swan, and hold the world on the tip of your finger. It’s not a movie, it’s ArtVo, a trick immersive gallery with over 80 hand-painted images that make you the star.
By striking a pose in front of the 3D images, the optical illusions can have you photographed sitting in a fairy jar, opening the jaws of a lion or the whole family stuck in a fish tank – great fun for a winter’s day.
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Head underwater at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Home to over 10,000 aquatic animals, Melbourne’s SEA LIFE Aquarium features 12 habitat zones of sharks, penguins, crocodiles and more, where kids can also see the largest collection of seahorses in the world.
The magical underwater word also has a new exhibit for 2023, featuring pulsating jellyfish where families can hop inside the Moon Jellyfish tank for an interactive view.
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Build your castle at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
A great way to burn off some energy inside on those cold and wet days, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre lets the whole family build, play and explore a range of LEGO-themed experiences.
With 13 playzones, a 4D cinema, rides and of course, plenty of LEGO to play with, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is fun for all ages.
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Indoor go karting
Like your activities with a side of adrenalin? The perfect indoor activity for high schoolers, head to Auscar Racings for drives anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes as you and the fam race around the track in pro racing karts that head up to 60 kilometres per hour.
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Take a ride on Puffing Billy
Winter is a great time to check out Puffing Billy, where you can head on a historic train journey through the leafy Dandenong Ranges.
Let the kids dangle their feet over the side of the train as they are immersed in nature, smelling the eucalyptus trees, and listening to the sound of rustling trees and rattling carriages.
If your kids are particularly interested in trains, there are many fantastic heritage railways to visit in regional Victoria during the winter break.
Play all day at The Social Quarter
Located within the Chadstone Shopping Centre near LEGOLAND®, you can also take time to explore the mall’s new area, The Social Quarter, incorporating bowling, arcade games, min-golf, and the Hijinx Hotel.
With several entertaining activities in one zone, parents and families can also take a break with a bite to eat in The Social Quarter. UA Brewing Co is fast becoming known for its easy pub and family-friendly fare and fun twist on classic drinks, while nearby White + Wong’s provides a wide range of dishes with an Asian-fusion twist.
See a blockbuster movie
If the weather is all rain and gloom, luckily, there’s a range of great family-friendly movies out this winter.
Plus, RACV Members save up to 30 per cent when pre-purchasing movie tickets for Hoyts, Village Cinemas & Palace cinemas, so take the kids to see The Little Mermaid, Flash, Elemental, or the latest Indiana Jones.
Experience the new Connection exhibit at The LUME
After the successful exhibits for Van Gogh and Monet & Friends, The LUME is launching a new walk through Indigenous exhibition from June 23, Connection. Fusing the mediums of art, music and culture with digital storytelling; Connection brings together over 550 artworks from 110 different artists, culminating in the largest ever art collection of First Peoples.
RACV Members save 10 per cent on LUME tickets.