Activities in Melbourne kids will love

Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Discover the numerous and kid-friendly attractions and activities withing Melbourne city and surrounds.

1. Phillip Island Nature Parks 4 Parks Pass


  • Penguin parade
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Churchill Island Heritage Farm
  • Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is a unique educational experience for all ages, allowing you to get up close to local wildlife and learn all about the region including its heritage and furry residents. Experience some of Phillip Island's best attractions with this '4 Park Pass', providing you with entry to popular sites including the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and the Antarctic Journey. Stroll through an eucalypt woodland and come 'face to face' with koalas in their natural habitat. Step back in time and learn about the old ways of the region with farm activities including sheep shearing. See large groups of little penguins as they make their way from the water to the beach to rest for the evening. And go on a virtual journey to the world's most extreme continent – Antarctica. A hands-on interactive experience, you'll feel the freeze in the Antarctic Chill Zone, compare your thermal image with an Emperor penguin, and find yourself surrounded by creatures of the deep.

Adult from $49.98 $58.80 NRMA Members save $8.82

Child (4 - 14yrs) from $24.91 $29.30 NRMA Members save 4.39

2. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne

LEGOLAND Melbourne


  • Miniature cities and landmarks built in LEGO
  • Two LEGO rides
  • 4D cinema
  • 10 LEGO build and play areas

Fast becoming one of Melbourne’s most popular family attractions, kids, both big and small, will love exploring a world of colour and creativity at LEGOLAND Melbourne – the first of its kind on Australia. Learn how the bricks are made during the LEGO Factory Tour, marvel at the miniature LEGO cities where local and global landmarks are recreated with nearly 1.5m of LEGO bricks in MINILANDS, immerse yourself in a 4D cinema experience, have a go on the LEGO-themed rides, and unleash your inner architect in any of the 10 LEGO build and play areas.

Adult $ 27.63 $32.50 NRMA Members save $4.87

Child (3 - 15yrs) $27.63 $32.50 NRMA Members save $4.87

3. Sovereign Hill 

Sovereign Hill


  • Step back in time to the 1850s
  • Gold Museum
  • Pan for gold
  • Live craft demonstrations

Featuring an authentically-recreated town set out over an expansive 25ha, a visit to Victoria's Sovereign Hill living museum is a unique Australian experience that will transport you into the gold rush period of the 1800s. The open-air museum is bought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses set in a purpose-built town complete with shops, hotels, a theatre, factories, gold diggings and underground mines to explore. Learn about the history of the early colonial and Gold Rush era that bought an influx of immigration to the Victoria region, pan for real gold, witness muskets being fired, and boiled lollies, candles and wheels being made.

From Adult $47.18 $55.50 NRMA Members save $8.32

From Child (5 - 15yrs) $21.25 $25.00 NRMA Members save $3.75

Concessions, family and single parent family tickets also available

4. Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel


  • Australia’s only giant wheel
  • 360 degree views
  • See as far as up to 40km away
  • 40 stories high

Day or night, climb abroad one of the large, spacious pods that make up the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the largest observation wheel in Australia, and gain a whole new appreciation for the Melbourne city skyline as you elevate up to 40 storeys high to take in the 360 unobstructed view. Make sure you take your camera.

Adult from $30.60 $36.00 NRMA Members save $5.40

Child (5 - 15yrs) from $18.70 NRMA Members save $22.00 Save $3.30

5. Puffing Billy and Dandenongs half day tour

Puffing Billy


  • Ride on a steam train
  • Spectacular scenery of the Dandenong Ranges
  • Devonshire tea and scones
  • CBD accommodation pick-ups

Feel the wind in your hair as you wind through 25km of lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies of the Dandengong Ranges on this half day tour. The Puffing Billy is a historic century old steam train that continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the mountainous region of the Dandenong Ranges. Enjoy the open air carriages, and even dangle your feet, while you take in the towering trees, bird life and colourful flowers and sample scones with a Devonshire tea, stopping to peruse arts and craft shops.

Adult $92.65 $109.00 NRMA Members save $16.35

Child (2 - 15yrs) $46.75 $55.00 NRMA Members save $8.25

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