whats on in melbourne

Last weekend of the school holidays then it’s back to the books! Here’s all the fun happening in Melbourne for families this week. Have a great week!


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  • Finders Keepers Market (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 July) – design & art stalls from local designers to talented folk from all around Australia.
  • Bastille Day French Festival (Sat 15 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – French food and wine, market stalls, entertainment.
  • Melbourne Museum (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – exploring the world of Bugs. Make a bug, see a bug, be a bug, including Bug Lab exhibition.
  • National Geographic Photo Ark (Fri 14 Jul – 1 Oct) – exclusive photo exhibition is using the power of photography to inspire people to save animals before it’s too late.
  • Melbourne Magic Festival  (Fri 14 Jul – Sat 15 Jul) – see world class performances of magic in a theatrical environment.
  • The Wind in the Willows (Fri 14 Jul – Sat 15 Jul) – This is a charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand new one-man adaptation starring Shaka Cook (Jasper Jones).
  • Diamond Valley Railway (Sun 16 Jul) – miniature railway and two adventure playgrounds. Full review. 



  • How to be a Rockstar (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – Little legends of Melbourne come release your inner rock legend with air guitar, power poses and signature dance moves.
  • Loose Ends (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – A wonderful and magical family show full of wacky thingamabobs. Tie up some ‘Loose Ends’ when this adventurous one-man show full of groovy gadgets, playful puppets and skilful clowning lands in St Kilda.


  • Lego Batman Experience Legoland (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – photo ops with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO Batman™-inspired LEGO build activities.
  • Christmas in July at Luna Park (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – Luna Park is decking the halls with Christmas jolly these winter school holidays – and everyone is invited!
  • Puss in Boots Malvern East (Fri 14 Jul – Sat 15 Jul) – Panto, traditional lemon drink and fairy bread!
  • Mornington Railway (Sun 16 Jul) – Climb aboard the Mornington Railway steam train for a fun-filled outing.
  • Djuki Mala (Tue 18 – 28 Jul) – Unique, infectious, high-energy and always exuberant, Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul.




  • A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet (Fri 14 Jul – Sat 15 Jul) – environmental superhero story with bright colours, silly jokes and sight gags.
  • Wild Nights at Werribee Open Range (Fri 14 Jul – Sat 15 Jul) – Bring your torch and a sense of adventure to the Zoo! These winter school holidays, explore the Zoo as it comes to life after dark with thrilling fire shows, animal encounters, marshmallow toasting, the shadow puppet theatre and a secret garden to explore. Full review. 
  • Scienceworks (Fri 14 – Sun 16 Jul) – the Amazing Laser Maze and Museum of Tomorrow talk plus Lighttime, a collective of 11 Melbourne based artists who have created hypnotic and mesmerising works.
  • Winter Wonderlights Sovereign Hill (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 30 Jul) – Christmas in July with snow falls, carols and projections. Full review. 
  • Winter Wonderland Williamstown (Fri 14 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – unlimited rides, entertainment and activities throughout the day.
  • Kiddyrock Family Jam (Sun 16 Jul) – instruments and props from our workshops, craft and creative play stations and a special performance by Ally Boom Boom and the Cool Bananas.
  • Footscray Finds (Sun 16 Jul) – monthly market of vintage stalls, boutique labels with food and coffee. Full review. 
  • Kensington Market (Sun 16 Jul) – Come to the monthly Kensington Market for a showcase of talented local artisans and crafters.
  • Altona Miniature Railway public day (Sun 16 Jul) – Every third Sunday of the month the Altona Miniature Railway is opened to members of the public and members take kids and adults on rides on the mini steam and diesel engines READ THE REVIEW.
  • Bulla Hill Railway (Sun 16 Jul) – ride the dinosaur trail on miniature steam and diesel engines every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. FULL REVIEW.


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