Long weekend fun ...

Here's some ideas to keep the little ones busy this long weekend!


  • AFL Grand Final Parade - children can see their favourite AFL players - check details here
  • Ian Potter Foundation's Children's Garden - water features, sandpit, veggie garden, shaded areas & picnic area - check our review here
  • Royal Park Nature Play playground - water jets, sandpit, swings, slides & picnic area - check our review here.
  • Zoos Victoria Zoos - water jets at Enter the Lion Gorge at Melbourne Zoo, check our review here, water features and sandpit at the Werribee Zoo's Hippo water play and a visit at the Healesville Zoo for some Aussie animals fun and a picnic. Check the Zoo's opening hours and exhibits here.
  • The Plum Garland Memorial Playground - right on the beach, water jets, sandpit, swings & slides - check our review here.
  • Coles Fountain in Parliament Gardens Reserve - water fountain right in the city with lots of grass to run across or use for a picnic.
  • Any playground will do - checkout our list of playgrounds we have reviewed so far.


  • Museum Victoria's three museums - Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum - check their opening hours and current exhibitions here.
  • NGV Galleries - NGV St Kilda & NGV Fed Square - checkout our review of the latest John Wardle Architects' structure with links to the latest kid friendly exhibitions currently at both NGV Sites.