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school holidays little melbourne autumn 2013

Here you go! Everything we have for School Holiday action rolled into one. Can't get any easier than that! You can also type 'school' into our search function on our homepage for a mountain of other ideas. Or if you're wanting a day trip and heading out of Melbourne we've got Out of Town spots covered too. Out of change? No probs! Here's some Free + Cheap & Cheerful activities happening. We've reviewed a lot of these programs so check them out if you want an insider's knowledge and tips.

No more teachers, no more books, no more packed lunches or early morning School drop-offs! School's out and look at what's in:


Cafes with Parks + Playgrounds

Bike Friendly Cafes

Combine Your love of Coffee with their love for the Playground. Kid-Friendly Cafes with Parks/Playgrounds within reach from Hey Bambini


Don't forget it's free admission for children under 16 years of age to the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo on weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian Government school holidays. Zoos Victoria have a super School Holiday Program to discover too.

There's also a holiday program at the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum where kids ( 3 - 16 years) go FREE.

Federation Square has lots going on and most of it is free. Think: ArtPlay and ACMI to sort you out with a myriad of Holiday action.

The Autumn School Holiday Program at the National Sports Museum will have you on track.

Head to the State Library of Victoria for School Holiday Activities.


- Tashi at Gasworks | Albert Park | 16th April

- Keeper Kids Works Play Space at the Melbourne Zoo

- The Wizard of Oz Show at the Drum Theatre | Frankston

- Bubblewrap and Boxes at the Drum Theatre | Frankston

- Play Along with Sam: Sam's Animal Adventure | Clocktower Centre Moonee Ponds

- The Deep | Clocktower Centre Moonee Ponds

- Ned Kelly for Kids | State Library of Victoria

- Meerkats 3D | IMAX MELBOURNE

- Seussical | Athenaeum Theatre

- Comedy Club for Kids | The Famous Spiegeltent at Federation Square


- Far Rainbow | Heide Museum

- Pip Dot Creative Art Classes | School Holiday Workshops


- Parklands Animal Farm | Queen Victoria Market

- Trust Kids! Detective Agent | Old Melbourne Gaol

- Veggie Patch School Holiday Workshops | Pop Up Patch Fed Square

- Disney Fun Zone | Melbourne Star Docklands


- Junior Chef at Gasworks | Albert Park | 15th April

- Wiggles High Tea | Melba Restaurant

- Teen Chefs | Sth Melbourne Market


Here's some ideas everyone will love to while away a lazy morning or afternoon and beat the boredom blues:

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Get Your Craft On with some of our favourite crafty projects!

Homemade Edible Finger Paint

Festive Scented Playdough

Owl Crayons

Homemade Chalk

The Very Hungry Egg Carton Caterpillar