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Fun School Holiday Activities During VIC School Holidays 2022

School Holidays Updated Aug 10, 2022

The Victoria school holidays are right around the corner, so finding ways to keep the kids entertained for two weeks can be daunting. Don’t worry, though. At schoolholidays.com.au, we've got you covered with heaps of school holiday fun and indoor school holiday activities Melbourne & Victoria!

Your kids can discover a new hobby at school holiday programs Melbourne 2022, family-friendly activities, play at a fantastic indoor play centre with friends, and enjoy family-friendly holiday events and performances - just to name a few!

Explore our top holiday ideas for fun Victoria school holidays 2022, Melbourne activities and Melbourne things to do with kids of all ages (toddlers and 14-year-olds alike), here's something for everyone.

Fun school holidays activities Melbourne and Victoria
Fun school holidays activities Melbourne and Victoria

Some of the fun school holiday ideas these Melbourne school holidays are:

Age group School holiday activity
1-14 years old Indoor kids activities
2-14 years old School holiday sports programs
5-12 years old Science parties
5-13 years old STEM activities - Design, code, create, drones
6-17 years old Etiquette online classes
7-12 years old Creative writing workshops
All ages Free school holiday activities (Victoria & Melbourne)
All ages Multiple school holiday events


Here's the list of fun holiday ideas in Victoria, holiday events and activities for the kids, outdoor activities and attractions in Melbourne and school holiday 2022 activities in Victoria for the upcoming kids' holidays. To navigate, click a respective link below:


Wondering when the VIC school holidays 2022 start? Check out the official dates for the Victoria school holidays here.

Kids and family events


THE LUME Melbourne - Van Gogh

  • Van Gogh Immersive location: THE LUME - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 5 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • Dates: permanent exhibition
  • Ages: all age groups
  • Tickets: Book your LUME Melbourne tickets here.
THE LUME Melbourne - Van Gogh, Sunflowers
THE LUME Melbourne - Van Gogh, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

If you're looking for an epic weekend adventure with the family, look no further than the Van Gogh Alive THE LUME Melbourne experience. This unique event is all about art, music and immersive experiences and is perfect for kids of all ages and adults alike.

THE LUME Melbourne offers a LUME VIP package called St Remy Package that includes a flexible entry time to THE LUME Melbourne on the day of your ticket; a priority entry lane during busy periods; an official Van Gogh souvenir program; you can choose one of print posters from their retail store and a $25 store voucher to redeem at THE LUME Melbourne’s retail store.

THE LUME in Melbourne is a pram and wheelchair-accessible venue and easy to get to, making it one of the best events for the upcoming school holidays the whole family will enjoy. Not only is it a unique and memorable sensory experience, you and the older kids will learn more about the history of Van Gogh’s art, and can make your own artwork to take home too.

The LUME Melbourne dates:

The LUME Melbourne is a permanent exhibition located in Melbourne CBD at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Wharf.

The LUME Melbourne hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 10am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 9pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 8pm

The LUME Melbourne tickets price:

The LUME Van Gogh ticket price varies:

  • Adult - $39
  • Concession - $36
  • Child (4-17 Years) - $29
  • Child (0-3 Years) - free
  • Family of 4 - $27.00 per person

THE LUME Melbourne Van Gogh tickets:

Buy THE LUME Melbourne tickets online here.




Sesame Street Circus Spectacular (Shepparton & Southland Melbourne)

  • Shepparton Showgrounds:  22 July - 7 August 2022
  • Westfield Southland: 2 September - 9 October 2022
  • Ages: all age groups
  • Tickets: Book your Sesame Street tickets here.
Sesame Street Circus Spectacular
Sesame Street Circus Spectacular in Shepparton and Cheltenham VIC

Kids will love the Sesame Street Circus Spectacular - Circus Shepparton 2022! The show is a concert-style show with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and others as the stars that will definitely become a lifelong memory for your family.

Sesame Street Circus Australia locations:

The Sesame Street Circus 2022 is held at two locations in Melbourne and Victoria:

Sesame Street Circus Shepparton 2022
  • Dates: 22 July - 7 August 2022
  • Address: Shepparton Showgrounds, High Street, Shepparton, VIC.
  • Dates: 2 September - 9 October 2022
  • Address: Westfield Southland, Nepean Highway, Cheltenham, VIC.
Sesame Street Circus Melbourne

This is a fantastic opportunity to get out and have some family fun. The show features your favourite Sesame Street Characters and circus performances from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia.

Sesame Street Circus ticket prices:

Prices for this exciting family event start at:

  • Adult: from $33 per person
  • Child (2-12 Years): from $28 per child

Sesame Street Circus tickets:

Make sure to get your tickets to the Sesame Street show soon, as these shows are selling out fast.


Jurassic Creatures Live

  • Address: The St Kilda Triangle (next to Palais Theatre)
  • Dates: 07 September - 02 October 2022
  • Ages: all age groups
  • Tickets: Book your Jurassic Creatures Live tickets here.
Jurassic Creatures Live in Melbourne
Jurassic Creatures Live in Melbourne

If you are looking for school holiday fun and an exciting activity to do with your family, the Jurassic Creatures Melbourne exhibit is a fantastic interactive walk-through event to go to and fun for kids to explore!

Get up close with some of the most impressive dinosaurs from the ancient world, like Tyrannosaurus Rex! This interactive exhibit is perfect for kids of all ages and adults and promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Jurassic Creatures ticket prices:

  • Jurassic Creatures ticket prices start at $31.56 per standard ticket.
  • Free for children under 3 years.

Jurassic Creatures tickets:

Tickets for the Jurassic Creatures show are available now at Ticketmaster. Make sure to get your tickets to Jurassic Creatures now, as it's selling out fast.


Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox - Art Centre Melbourne

  • Address: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne - 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
  • Dates: 20 – 24 September 2022
  • Ages: 3+ years
  • Tickets: Book your Fantastic Mr Fox tickets online here
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox Arts Centre Melbourne
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox Arts Centre Melbourne

Fantastic Mr Fox burrows into Melbourne, Playhouse, Arts Centre!

Mr Fox and his family, friends and foes are getting ready to leap off the page and all around the stage. Packed with Dahlicious mischief, hilarious mayhem, and humongous belly laughs, this mind-blowing stage adaptation is the perfect theatrical adventure for the whole family.

See the classic story by Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox brought to life with an ingenious mix of digital animation and live action. Created by the team behind the smash-hit season of George’s Marvellous Medicine.

No one outfoxes a Fox, especially not the horrible and greedy farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean – one fat, one short, one lean. But when they try, Mr Fox needs to save his family and friends, and he’ll go to any lengths to outwit the mean humans.

You’ve read the Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox book and seen the movie – now chase your tail to the theatre!

Fantastic Mr Fox tickets

Tickets start at $31.40.

Secure your Fantastic Mr Fox Melbourne tickets here.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Melbourne

  • Address: Princess Theatre - 163 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Dates: From May 2022
  • Ages: 12+ years
  • Tickets: Book your Harry Potter tickets online here
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Melbourne at Princess Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Melbourne at Princess Theatre

This is your chance to see the brand-new production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne!

Direct from Broadway, this dazzling new production can now be enjoyed in one magical evening. This spectacular event delivers spellbinding adventure and even more magic per minute.

Harry Potter tickets Melbourne 2022

Tickets start from $85.

Don’t wait! Book your Harry Potter tickets now to see the most magical Harry Potter show in Melbourne.


HAMILTON Musical Melbourne 2022

  • Address: Her Majesty’s Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Dates for Hamilton musical in Melbourne: From March 2022
  • Ages: 8+ years (the performance duration is about 2 hours and 50 minutes)
  • Tickets: Book your Hamilton Musical Melbourne tickets online here
Hamilton Musical Melbourne 2022
Hamilton Musical Melbourne 2022

The Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton arrived at Her Majesty’s Theatre in March of 2022.

The musical Hamilton Melbourne blends together hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway styles. Hamilton tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton in a way that has revolutionised theatre.

Hamilton is a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.

Hamilton Musical Melbourne running time is about 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Hamilton Musical Melbourne tickets

  • Tickets start from $70.

Don't miss this fantastic show! Book your Hamilton Melbourne musical tickets here.


IMAGINARIA Melbourne

  • Imaginaria Docklands location: 440 Docklands Dr, Docklands VIC 3008
  • Imaginaria dates: permanent
  • Ages: all ages
  • Tickets: Book your IMAGINARIA Melbourne tickets here
IMAGINARIA Docklands, Melbourne
IMAGINARIA Docklands, Melbourne. Image credit: @imaginaria_now

If you're looking for an amazing, interactive experience that the whole family can enjoy, head to IMAGINARIA in Melbourne, located in Melbourne City, the District Docklands (under the Melbourne Eye).

This incredible play space offers a range of digital art installations and light shows that are fun for kids and adults alike. The IMAGINARIA exhibition is an immersive experience that will take kids and teens, and adults alike on a journey into a calming and colourful kaleidoscopic experience.

IMAGINARIA opening hours:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Friday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm
  • During Vic school holidays:
    Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 6 pm; Friday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

IMAGINARIA price:

Tickets start at $23.95 per standard ticket (Wednesday & Thursday)

All other days:

  • Adult - $29.95
  • Junior/Concession - $27.95
  • Family - $88.00 for 2 adults & 2 kids
  • Children under 3 are free.

IMAGINARIA Melbourne tickets:

Book your IMAGINARIA tickets here.

IMAGINARIA Docklands video:


Christmas Wonderland Melbourne

Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland 2022 in Richmond
Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland 2022 in Richmond

Bringing the magic of Christmas to life these Melbourne school holidays. When you open the doors to the Christmas Wonderland Melbourne, you will be greeted by the toy soldier guard of honour as Santa officially welcomes you to Melbourne’s Christmas Wonderland 2022.

You will be transported to an enchanted Christmas paradise, starting with the interactive walk-through where you can see, hear, touch and smell all the magic of this wonderful time of the year.

Visitors of all ages will be delighted by this fun, family-friendly 2-hour festival with multiple Christmas-themed zones and live entertainment.

Take this great opportunity to visit Mrs Claus’ Bakery, where you can decorate your very own delicious gingerbread man. Also, hang out at the Elf’s Workshop to create some awesome Christmas crafts.

At Rudolph’s Barnyard, collect your bag of magical reindeer food and take a selfie with Rudolph, the beloved reindeer.

And finally, don’t forget to stop at the North Pole Post Office to write your letter to Santa!

Christmas Wonderland Melbourne 2022 - North Pole Office
Christmas Wonderland Melbourne 2022 - North Pole Office

Christmas Wonderland Melbourne tickets:

  • Standard Ticket: $31.56 each
  • VIP Package: $78.96 each
  • Groups of 4+ people: $27.99 each
  • Free for children under 2 years, with a paying adult.

Get your Christmas Wonderland Melbourne tickets here.

Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland 2022 - Christmas Stage Show
Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland 2022 - Christmas Stage Show

Rudolf Birthday Party (Christmas Wonderland Melbourne)

Rudolf Birthday Party tickets:

Get your tickets for Monday 12 December 2022 at 11 am here; tickets for Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 11 am here.

Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland Melbourne 2022 - Rudolf Birthday Party
Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland Melbourne 2022 - Rudolf Birthday Party

The Grinch Christmas Party (Christmas Wonderland Melbourne)

  • Address: Burnley Oval, Burnley VIC
  • Dates: Tue 13 December 2022 at 11 am; Fri 16 December 2022 at 11 am
  • Ages: all ages
  • Tickets: Book your Grinch Christmas Party tickets here.
  • Standard Ticket $31.56 each
  • VIP Package $78.96 each
  • Free for children under 2 years, with a paying adult.

The Grinch Christmas Party tickets:

Get your Grinch Christmas Party tickets here.

Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland 2022 - The Grinch Christmas Party
Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland 2022 - The Grinch Christmas Party

Borealis On The Lake (Daylesford, Victoria)

  • Address: Lake Daylesford, Leggatt Street, Daylesford, Victoria, 3460
  • Dates: 15 July - 4 September 2022
  • Age: all ages, but this event occurs when it is already dark, young children must be supervised at all times.
  • Book your Borealis Daylesford tickets here
Borealis On The Lake in Daylesford, Victoria
Borealis On The Lake in Daylesford, Victoria. Image credit: borealisau.com

Experience the magical Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis Victoria this winter in Daylesford, just a 1.5hr drive from Melbourne. Among other awesome things to do in Daylesford, Victoria, it’s an amazing opportunity to try something new and fun for the whole family!

Let time slow down as you look up at the mesmerising Northern Lights installation - a perfect blend of technology, art, movement, colour and light that projects beautiful, unique auroras over the picturesque Lake Daylesford, with tranquil music in the background to fully immerse you in the wonder and magic of Borealis.

Borealis Daylesford opening hours:

the Borealis Daylesford show starts at around 6 pm. With the last session being at 8 pm.

Borealis Daylesford tickets:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Family of 4 (2 Adults + 2 Children Under 14 years) $60.00
  • Family of 5 (2 Adults + 3 Children Under 14 years) $60.00

Book your Borealis Daylesford tickets here.


Indoor kids activities


Rabbit Hole Indoor Playcentre in Melbourne

Rabbit Hole Playcentre in Braybrook VIC 3011 offers an exciting indoor adventure playground for children 1-14 years old with state-of-the-art modern amenities and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Imaginative play has never been more engaging, and kids' entertainment has never been more exciting!

Kids can explore Rabbit Hole’s fantastic multi-functional spaces, the treetop walk, the wooden ship, party rooms, disco room and a 6-metre-high indoor rock-climbing wall - perfect for adventurous little ones!

Plus, Rabbit Hole runs cooking classes during the VIC school holidays.

Here is more information about kids and family entertainment at Rabbit Hole in Melbourne.

School holiday cooking classes at Rabbit Hole, Indoor Play Centre in Melbourne
School holiday cooking classes at Rabbit Hole, Indoor Play Centre in Melbourne

School holiday sports programs


School holiday sports programs in Prahran

The Allsportz team offers a variety of fun sports programs and kids' activities that will get your kids excited about staying active during the kids school holidays.

Kids 2-14 years old will meet new friends, learn new skills, and try new sports and activities like footy, soccer, tennis, hockey and over 16 more! Allsportz holiday programs are held in Prahran and start at either 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm.

Learn more about school holiday sports programs for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids in Melbourne here.

School holiday sports programs in Melbourne
School holiday sports programs at Allsportz

Science parties


Science parties in Moorabbin

What's more fun than a day full of science? That is exactly what your kids can experience with TwistED Science parties in Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Kids from 5 to 12 years old will really enjoy these super fun and incredible science experiences in Melbourne as a great great school holiday fun for a group of friends or a unique birthday experience.

The TwistED Science team in Melbourne offers many options for hands-on activities, science experiments and science-themed playtime so that the kids will love this unforgettable action-packed science adventure.

View more details about the kids’ science parties in Melbourne here.

Kids' Science parties in Melbourne
Science parties at TwistED Science in Moorabbin

STEM activities - design, code, create & drones


Fun school holiday activities Melbourne 2022

The Code Camp team offers a great collection of holiday programs for children 5-13 years old in Melbourne and Victoria where the kids can get creative with technology these holidays.

Their diverse range of fun school holiday and after-school activities includes Animation Camp (including Minions Animation Camp), Coding Camps (including Code Your Own Minions Game), Drone Camp, and other fun activities, such as YouTube Creators and DJ Camp, which are sure to inspire your child's creative and tech genius!

View all Code Camp locations and more details about their fun Melbourne school holiday activities 2022 here.

Fun school holiday activities in Melbourne and Victoria
Code Camp school holiday activities in Melbourne and Victoria

Etiquette online classes


Etiquette online classes in Melbourne

Etiquette online classes taught by Auersmont, Melbourne etiquette school, will help your child become the most confident child or teenager they can be through learning table etiquette, good manners and social skills.

Kids 6 to 17 years old have a fantastic opportunity to master their manners and expand their emotional intelligence through understanding first impressions, body language, and conversations, as well as can learn how to set the table, use tableware, and use their manners at mealtimes being great preparation for family events or being a guest at their friend's house.

View more details about online etiquette classes for young ladies and gentlemen in Melbourne here.

Etiquette online classes in Melbourne at Melbourne etiquette school
Etiquette online classes in Melbourne with Auersmont, Melbourne etiquette school

Creative writing workshops


Creative school holiday workshops in Balwyn North

Creative school holidays are coming to town! Kids from 7 to 12 years old are invited to join the Creative Write-it team these school holidays for their creative workshops and storytime fun.

The Creative Holidays workshops are held in Balwyn North and include teaching, writing and sharing precious new stories to take home with you at the end of the day.

Learn more about school holiday workshops for young writers in Melbourne and book your kids for their creative writing workshops here.

Creative Holidays, creative writing workshop for kids in Melbourne
Creative Holidays workshops at Creative Write-it in Balwyn North

Free school holiday activities Victoria & Melbourne

Check out a list of kids holiday activities Melbourne:


If you are looking for things to do during these school holidays in Victoria and Melbourne, then look no further. Here's a list of Melbourne & Victoria school holiday activities for kids of school age, family activities, cheap school holiday activities and kid-friendly attractions that won't break the bank. There's no shortage of things to do in Melbourne with kids these school holidays - there is something for everyone!

So check out our list of things to do in Melbourne with kids and start planning your next family adventure now!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Hamilton musical go for?
2 hours and 50 minutes
What is Hamilton the musical Melbourne?
Hamilton is the Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical now showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. Hamilton tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway styles together.
Where is Hamilton playing in Australia?
The Hamilton musical is playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Where is Hamilton Australia?
Hamilton is playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Harry Potter Melbourne theatre?
You can see the Harry Potter show at the Princess Theatre (163 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000).
Where is THE LUME?
THE LUME is the next-generation digital art gallery, an exciting and unique immersive experience in art. THE LUME experience can be found in Melbourne, Los Angeles and Indianapolis. THE LUME Melbourne brings Van Gogh, THE LUME Los Angeles showcases Street Art Alive, and THE LUME Indianapolis features Monet & Friends Alive.
Where is LUME Melbourne?
THE LUME Melbourne is at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (5 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006)
Where can i find LUME?
You can find THE LUME experience in Melbourne, Australia, Los Angeles and Indianapolis. THE LUME Melbourne features Van Gogh, THE LUME Los Angeles brings Street Art Alive, and THE LUME Indianapolis shows Monet & Friends Alive.
What is Imaginaria?
IMAGINARIA is an interactive play space that offers a range of digital art installations and light shows that are fun for kids and adults alike. The IMAGINARIA exhibition is an immersive experience that will take kids and teens, and adults alike on a journey into a calming and colourful kaleidoscopic experience.
Jurassic World dinosaur names list
Jurassic World dinosaurs' names are Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Dimorphodon, Gallimimus, Indominus Rex, Mosasaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor.
Are all the dinosaurs female in Jurassic World?
As Dr Henry Wu said in 1993's Jurassic Park, all the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park are female for safety reasons, making them unable to reproduce if they escape into the wild.

Elena Osipova

A Melbourne mum & wife who loves travel, Elena enjoys sharing the best things to do with kids of all ages & abilities on weekends & holidays, helping families create more wonderful memories together.

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