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Free things to do with families in Melbourne

Not much money? But want to take the kids out of the house and to do something in Melbourne? Well you have come to the right place. Melbourne has an extensive amount of things to do for free with families and this list will be your guide!

So, here are 15 things to do in Melbourne for free with your family –

  1. Ride the Free City Circle tram and listen to the commentary on all the places of interest. Or, jump onto one of the trams in the free tram zone throughout the city. You may discover something new to check out.

  2. Check out the colourful and expressive street art in Hosier Lane between Flinders St and Flinders Lane.

  3. Head to Southbank and watch the flames go off outside Crown Casino or play in the dancing water fountains on a hot day.

  4. Explore the Queen Victoria Market which is always a hit with the kids. It offers a fresh mix of produce and cheap everyday things. The market has tons of history!

  5. Federation Square always has some activities going on. The big screen shows major sporting events and there is plenty of space for the kids to run around.

  6. Take a quick trip to St Kilda and visit the iconic Luna Park with 100 years of history and the recognisable clowns mouth – entry is free, but rides cost.

  7. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens. Check out the Children’s Garden and walk around the ornamental lakes.

  8. Take a train or ferry ride to Williamstown and explore Melbourne’s maritime and naval history.

  9. Visit Collingwood Children’s Farm where kids can take part in farm jobs. Great for kids who love animals!

  10. Take your bike and go for a ride along some of Melbourne’s riverside bike paths.

  11. Wander the Fitzroy Gardens. It has a range of activities and attractions including Cooks Cottage, a Tudor Village, the Fairy Tree, dragon playground, fountains, sculptures, conservatory and water play area for the kids.

  12. Go for a swim at one of Melbourne’s beaches, Port Melbourne or St Kilda. If it is too cold for swimming, take the bike or rollerblades.

  13. If your family loves sports then take a walk around the MCG precinct and see the legends of Australian sport’s statues, or do a tour inside (costs a little).

  14. Kids are FREE at the Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks.

  15. Become a book worm at the State Library of Victoria. They have a range of kids programs and displays all year round.

So, as you can see there are plenty of things to see and do in Melbourne with kids, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!

 

 

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