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Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016.

Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick off the list this year with your kids!


  1. PlanetKids, South Melbourne

Fantastic indoor play centre with gated toddler soft play area and two adjoining cafes.

speakeasy cinema

  1. Speakeasy Kids Cinema, Fitzroy

Not your average multiplex. See unknown, unexpected art house films just for kids in a cool warehouse space.


  1. Airoworld Inflatable Playground, Altona

Huge indoor inflatable playground with trampoline centre next door as part of the same entry.

Box Hill Miniature Railway6

  1. Box Hill Miniature Railway

Enjoy cheap, old-fashioned fun on miniature trains, with a train-themed playground and picnic areas next door.

lego education centre

5. LEGO Education Centre, Docklands

Fantastic school holiday programs and weekly Sunday free play.

sunshine roller skating

  1. Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, Sunshine

Relive the 80s and get your skates on at this old school skating centre.

alice in wonderland scienceworks

  1. Alice’s Wonderland, Scienceworks

Temporary interactive exhibits teaching scientific concepts through the magical story of Alice in Wonderland.

wild nights at werribee zoo

  1. Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo

If you’re a zoo member this special winter event is only $10 and a rare chance to visit the zoo at night. Our favourite night time adventure!

inside the brick

  1. Inside the Brick, Fairfield

Another Lego play space with a special toddler zone, building clubs, parties and regular exhibitions.

play central port melbourne

  1. Play Central, Port Melbourne

Huge indoor play centre with imaginative play area, dodgem cars and cafe.

What was your favourite place for cheap fun in 2015?

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