School is out for the summer and it’s time for holidays with the kids! After so much time in lockdown, many Melburnians will be looking for adventure far and wide. So, if you need a little inspiration to keep your school holidays jam-packed with fun, there is heaps to do right here in the southeast.

Bluey’s Big Play the Stage Show

Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 January

Everyone’s favourite pup is hitting the stage! A fantastic school holiday treat if you have little ones; Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the oh-so-popular children’s television series. With an original story written by Bluey’s creator, Joe Brumm, and new music by star actor/composer, Joff Bush; This is sure to be a great time for the whole family.

Get your tickets here.

Superheroes Picnic

Wednesday 12 January

Get ready for a super awesome time at the Old Cheese Factory! This fun-filled family day out has something for everyone with food trucks, live performances, art and craft activities, and more.

Get the family together and dress up as your favourite superheroes, grab your picnic blanket and gather with friends for a day that’s sure to be out of this world. Don’t forget to drop into the pop-up activities on offer or enjoy an adventure through the gardens on a self-guided superhero search and rescue.

Get your tickets here.

NGV Kids on Tour

Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 January

Sharpen your pencils because the NGV Kids on Tour is back on this summer at Bunjil Place! From Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 January there’ll be a heap of FREE hands-on activities and workshops on offer for the whole family to enjoy. What a perfect way to embrace your creative side with the kids these school holidays.

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Gumbaya World

Daily from 10am – 5pm/6pm

It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to Gumbaya World! Splish and splash in the Oasis Springs, with eight epic water slides, a wave pool and heaps more aquatic fun. Don’t forget to range over to the Wildlife Park, Oz Adventure and Outback Explorer worlds. Your family will be truly spoilt for choice both in and out of the water this summer.

Get your tickets here.

Myuna Farm

Daily from 10am – 4pm

Located in nearby Doveton, Myuna Farm is a great place to visit with the kids, especially if they love meeting new furry friends! There’s so much to do at this fantastic local spot, whether it’s cuddling with an alpaca, feeding a kangaroo, or enjoying a lovely picnic on the grass.

Learn more here.

Magic Beach

Sunday 30 January

For one show only at Bunjil Place, Alison Lester’s classic children’s book, Magic Beach, is brought to life in a wonderful world of song, light, shadow and movement for kids and their adults to enjoy.

Presented to you by the same team behind The Gruffalo and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special. There will also be an immersive drawing workshop on Saturday 29 January with Alison Lester, a wonderful opportunity for families to create magic with one of Australia’s most believe author/illustrators.

Get your tickets here.