10 Best Things to Do in Melbourne with Kids

Melbourne is a city with lots of interesting and fascinating things. And if you want to plan a perfect trip to Melbourne with your kids, you will be overwhelmed with lists of places to visit, entertainment activities to do with your little ones. Therefore, let take a look at this list of 10 best things to do with kids in Melbourne below to arrange a perfect and awesome journey, together with your children to create so many meaningful and beautiful memories.

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1. Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

Start the trip and let the kids get to know Melbourne with Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise. Travel down the Yarra River to see sights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex and Government House, and catch some rays on the sundeck. And there will be an excellent experience for them to be able to take a boat and admire the beautiful sights of Melbourne in 2 riversides.


2. Melbourne Gardens and Days Gone

Melbourne Gardens and Days Gone

Once in Melbourne, one of the must-see places is the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. And in order for the trip with children to be simple and easy to go, you should take the Melbourne Gardens and Days Gone By Historic Tour to visit both of these places. Name as the green lung of Melbourne city, Royal Botanic Gardens has up to 10,000 species of plants and flowers from around the world.

You can see the great collection of plants such as camellia, roses, cacti, ferns or stroll by Ornamental Lake and watch Melbourne city from afar. And there a special place for your little ones which is the children’s playground, the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, is a great place to visit when the weather is warm, with bamboo forests, tree tunnels, and lots of useful games. Next to the Royal Botanic Gardens is the Shrine of Remembrance with a large-scale military museum in the basement, for history lovers. Your kids will learn more knowledge about legend history.


3. Melbourne Eureka Skydeck

Melbourne Eureka Skydeck

Eureka Tower in the heart of Melbourne city is an extremely popular attraction. The tower has a delicate design but extremely strong. In particular, when reaching the Melbourne Eureka Skydeck, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the city and beyond can see the mountains covered with greenery and beautiful gulf. In particular, around the 92-story tower is the romantic Yarra river, large parks, art galleries, luxurious shopping areas that make this place a favorite destination. Please do not hesitate to bring your kids here so they can fully enjoy the beauty of the beautiful Melbourne and with their parents create unforgettable memories.


4. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the host of the most impressive events in Melbourne’s long and extremely diverse sporting heritage. Tourists can watch matches or attend sporting events at this impressive stadium and then explore the National Sports Museum. After sightseeing, visitors can stop by a bar or coffee shop in the G yard and admire the surrounding scenery. And this will, of course, be one of the places not to be missed to take the children to visit, from where it can stimulate children’s sports spirit, help them be active and love the sport. sportier.


5. Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Melbourne is one of the few large cities in the world that allows you to explore the splendid beauty of the city from the hot air balloons. And so, do not miss exploring the sunset Melbourne on hot air balloon when visiting here. With the Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise tour, the kids will have an exciting and unforgettable trip.


6. Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter

Melbourn Zoo

This large zoo is home to more than 320 animals from Australia and around the world. Melbourne Zoo is also the oldest zoo in Australia. When come and visit this zoo will bring new experiences for children to witness the life of all species gathered in a huge campus with each area for each species designed according to the characteristics of each species. And when watching and learning about animal life, children will understand more about nature and will share their love more with nature and animals.


7. Gumbuya Theme Park

Gumbuya Theme Park

An amusement park is always an attractive place for every child. And an amusement park with 4 special themes will be a great gift that you give to your children on a trip to Melbourne. So let come and experience an enjoyable day with Gumbuya Theme Park, the newest and hottest theme park in Melbourne! You can visit 4 different worlds: Oasis World, Oz Adventure, Outback Explorers, and Wildlife Trail and get a chance to catch sight of over 50 various species while taking on a nature trail and get up close with them.

It would be a perfect place for your family to spend time and play together. With various themes, it has been designed for not only young children but also suitable for small kids. The kids will have a great time here and get many memories with their families.


8. Melbourne Star

Melbourne Star

The Melbourne Star or Southern Star is a giant Ferris wheel located in Melbourne’s Docklands. This wheel stands tall in the shopping mall with a height of 120 meters, described as a giant single observation wheel in the southern hemisphere with seven spokes – the symbol of the seven-pointed star on the Australian flag and 21 air-conditioned cabins with 360-degree views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay, and Mount Dandenong Ranges.

So please do not hesitate to take your kids up here for a panoramic view of Melbourne from above. The whole world seems to shrink into the sight of your little one. And this is also one of the most beautiful sunset spots in Melbourne, so you should make arrangements to bring your family here before 6 pm to be able to enjoy a night slowly falling into the beautiful city. Sitting on the rotation of the Melbourne Star and looking far away to watch the sunset on the bustling city of Melbourne will be an unforgettable experience.


9. Melbourne Legoland Discovery Centre

kids in Legoland

Lego is always a dream world for all children over the world. So please don’t miss the Melbourne Legoland Discovery Centre when you have the chance to travel to Melbourne. The Legoland Discovery Centre is an indoor attraction, located in Melbourne’s biggest and best shopping center, Chadstone the Fashion Capital. Here, the kids will learn how to create Lego blocks, create the models they dream of. Not only the children will have fun here, but playing with these lego blocks will help stimulate their creativity. And of course, when stepping in the Legoland, you will make the children’s dream come true.


10. Penguin Parade Phillip Island Tour

Penguin Parade Phillip Island Tour

And if this is your long trip, you should take a day out of Melbourne’s bustling city for a relaxing Penguin Parade Phillip Island Tour. From this tour, you can get close to Penguin Parade and spot thousands of sun seals at Nobbies. And also can discover Australia’s wildlife at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. On this trip, you will experience firsthand the mischievous Penguin Parade penguins on Phillip Island. There will be opportunities to get up close to kangaroos and ostriches in the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Watch thousands of seals together at the Nobbies Center. And relax on the beautiful beach and experience the colorful ‘bath tents’ of Brighton Bathing. And with this tour, your kids have a day full of fun and happiness.


With the list 10 best things to do with kids in Melbourne above, hopefully, your family trip will have moments of happiness, fun and unforgettable experience. The climate in Australia is very challenging and Melbourne, in particular, is very harsh, in the summer temperature is very high, it can be up to 40 degrees, or in the winter, the cold temperature can drop below 0 degrees C. So, you need to equip with necessary costumes appropriate for the season when traveling here to help your kids have fun but still a healthy journey.