12 Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids In Winter

12 Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids In Winter & Rainy Days Too – fun things and activities to do at places around Melbourne.

12 Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids In Winter & Rainy Days Too - fun things and activities to do at places around Melbourne.

12 Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids In Winter

Melbourne is an incredible city to explore with kids. There’s museums, trams, endless city walks and plenty to see and do. There are just so many things to do in Melbourne with kids but I’ve narrowed it down to 12 of our favourites.

1. National Gallery of Victoria

12 Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids In Winter & Rainy Days Too - fun things and activities to do at places around Melbourne.

There’s always something interesting happening at the NGV. Best of all, most activities are FREE.

You’ll find floor after floor of fascinating exhibits. When visiting with the family, don’t just stick to the kids areas. My kids enjoy exploring what the gallery has to offer and there’s always something new to discover.

2. Federation Square

12 Things To Do In Melbourne In Winter

There’s usually a buzz of activity in the outdoor square. Cultural festivals, sports on the big screen and a selection of restaurants abound.

Explore further and you’ll find the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), which include a free museum showcasing the history of moving images as well as movie screenings and exhibits. Check the ACMI website for details of the latest events.

3. Melbourne Museum

12 Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids In Winter & Rainy Days Too - fun things and activities to do at places around Melbourne.

The newly opened Children’s Gallery offers endless hours of entertainment in addition to the Museum itself.

Here’s a video of our adventure:

4. Afternoon Tea

12 Things To Do In Melbourne In Winter

When my kids were just teeny little things we enjoyed an afternoon tea delight at the Langhan Melbourne. We are well overdue another afternoon tea, a delicious way to wile away the winter hours.

5. Eureka Skydeck

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On a clear day you can see across Melbourne and appreciate the size and beauty of the city from Eureka Skydeck.

6. Docklands

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There’s heaps to see and do around Melbourne’s Docklands. There are even fireworks through winter that the whole family are sure to enjoy.

Here’s a video tour of Docklands:

7. Melbourne Parks and Gardens

National Rhododendron Gardens - Melbourne's Most Underrated Outdoor Space

Winter in Melbourne doesn’t have to be all about the great indoors – head outside for a crisp wander through the Botanic Gardens, National Rhododendron Gardens or another one of our city parks.

8. Melbourne Markets

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There’s the Vic Market, South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market and more. Explore, sample in season goodies and do your grocery shopping all at the same time.

9. Scienceworks

12 Things To Do In Melbourne In Winter

There’s so much to learn and be inspired by at Scienceworks. It’s great for kids (and grown ups) of all ages.

10. Aquarium

12 Things To Do In Melbourne In Winter

Learn about underwater creatures great and small at the Melbourne Aquarium.

11. City Circle Tram

12 Things To Do In Melbourne In Winter

Escape the cold by watching Melbourne go by through the windows of the City Circle Tram, which offers commentary about sights you’re passing.

12. Shopping!

12 Things To Do In Melbourne In Winter

You can walk completely undercover between Bourke Street Mall and Latrobe Street, taking in the massive Myer Department Store, Emporium Melbourne and Melbourne Central.

There’s more than enough to fill a day (or more) with almost every shop under the sun plus endless eating options.

As you can see – there’s plenty of things to do in Melbourne with kids in Winter and through the whole year. It’s a joy to explore and discover.

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