15 Activities To Keep Your Kids Entertained These Autumn School Holidays

The sound of the school bell ringing can be a double-edged sword for parents. It signifies freedom for the kids, but for you, it might mean weeks of scrambling to keep them entertained. Fear not! This list of 15 fun activities from Melbourne’s east and beyond is here to save the day (and your sanity) during the school holidays.

  1. Explore the flowers and more at Tesselar Kabloom Festival
  2. See the wonder that is The Smeds And The Smoos live on stage
  3. Free Thomas The Tank Engine rides and train crafts at Burwood One
  4. See the kid’s movie specials at Whitehorse Moonlight Cinema
  5. Take part in holiday fun at Melbourne Museum 
  6. Go back in time to discover the dino’s at Healsville Zoo
  7. Get back to nature at the Rainforest Gallery, Warburton
  8. Let the kids burn off some steam indoors at Yo Yo’s Playland
  9. Eat, play, thrift and shop at Dandenong Market
  10. Collect a rainbow of autumn leaves at the Carlton Gardens
  11. Take in a super-sized film at IMAX Melbourne
  12. Get your gamer-mode on at Hijinx Hotel
  13. All aboard the Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway for a fabulous day out!
  14. Discover the wonder of the Buchan Caves
  15. Go on a backyard camping adventure, pitch a tent and tell stories under the stars

This list provides a starting point, and feel free to adjust it based on your children’s ages and interests. With a little planning and creativity, you can make these school holidays truly unforgettable!


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