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Melbourne School Holidays Autumn – Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

Wondering what to do in the Melbourne school holidays with Autumn? Never fear, I have compiled a huge list of Easter school holiday events and activities that will keep the whole family happy and entertained, no matter where you’re located and what your budget.

Find out when are school holidays in Melbourne. If you’re looking specifically for Easter events then here’s what happening for Easter in Melbourne.

This April School Holidays, stay entertained at Melbourne Museum with side-splitting Melbourne Comedy Festival shows, creative augmented reality workshops and access to the new Gandel Gondwana Garden.

On top of this, help the museum decorate their Bunjil wall while learning about the importance of caring for Country, and spark your creativity with crafty make-and-take activities.

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When are Autumn School Holidays in Melbourne in 2024?

Victorian Autumn School Holidays 2024 are from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

What’s on Autumn School holidays – Melbourne North / North-east

  • IT’S ‘GAMEON’ AT TIMEZONE WITH $20 BONUS VOUCHER (Mon 13 Mar – Tue 30 Apr) – Until April 30, Timezone is giving guests $20 bonus credit. To claim the bonus credit, download the Timezone Fun App and enter the code GAMEON.
  • School holidays at Melbourne Museum (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 14 Apr) – Explore, create, giggle and learn with fun and educational activities for the whole family, including comedy shows presented by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and creative and crafty watercolour workshops for everyone aged 0 to 12.
  • Easter Fun at Preston Market (Sun 24 Mar – Wed 10 Apr) – Preston Market is coming alive this Easter school holidays with fun FREE activities for the whole family to enjoy.
  • BK Gym & Swim (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Enjoy gymnastics-based activities and games and gymnastics training.
  • Junior Rangers (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Learn all about the history of iconic landscapes and environmental work that Parks Victoria rangers tackle every day. Jump onboard activities like rambling through rock pools, exploring tall rainforests and searching for creepy crawlies this autumn!
  • Greek Day Preston Market (Sun 7 Apr) – Live entertainment, food trucks, kids activities, and pop up stalls.
  • Children’s Pizza Making Masterclass Brunswick (Mon 8 Apr) – These highly skilled pizzaioli at 400 Gradi will show your bambino how to make pizza dough from scratch and transform it into an award-winning pizza!
  • Diamond Valley Railway (Sundays) – miniature railway with playground next door. Read my review
  • The Listies Make Some Noise! at Darebin Arts (Fri 12 Apr – Sun 14 Apr) – Make Some Noise! is a comedy concert for humans aged 4-400. Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as they belt out a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11.
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What’s on Autumn School holidays – Melbourne South/ South-east/ Bayside

  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Movie Launch In-Park Activation (Sat 30 Mar) – Experience spine-tingling excitement and ghostly fun as Luna Park Melbourne celebrates the launch of Sony’s latest Ghostbusters installment, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
  • Junior Rangers (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Learn all about the history of iconic landscapes and environmental work that Parks Victoria rangers tackle every day. Jump onboard activities like rambling through rock pools, exploring tall rainforests and searching for creepy crawlies this autumn!
  • Primesci! School Holiday Science Workshops (Wed 3 Apr – Fri 5 Apr) – Engaging hands-on science workshops for curious kids from Foundation to Year 8 at Swinburne Wantirna.
  • Bayside School Holidays (Wed 3 Apr – Thu 11 Apr) – variety of activities open to young people aged 12-17 years old including dumpling making and sailing.
  • Farmer For a Day Collingwood Children’s Farm (Wed 3 Apr – Wed 10 Apr) – Be a farmer for a day, meet animals, do hands-on farm work, and participate in a workshop.
  • Empowerment and Joy RISE: Wellbeing Workshop (Mon 4 Apr – Tue 9 Apr) – School holiday workshop that utilises the creative arts to foster confidence, kindness and self-belief in 7 -11 year old’s.
  • Kubik Frankston Music & Light experience (Fri 5 Apr – Sat 20 Apr) – Kubik Frankston is an electrifying fusion of Melbourne’s pulsating music culture and vibrant culinary food trucks, all set against the backdrop of a family-friendly environment with free entry all week and ticketed events on the weekend.
  • Possum Magic Clayton (Fri 5 Apr – Sun 7 Apr) – A delightful magical stage adaptation of Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved Australian story ‘Possum Magic’ returns to the stage. Featuring spellbinding magic, puppetry and original music, Monkey Baa’s award-winning team has turned the whimsical world of the book into an exciting live experience for audiences aged 3-8 and their families.
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PossumMagic
  • Children Pizza Making Masterclass (Wed 27 Mar – Wed 10 Apr) – Calling all budding pizza chefs! It’s time to get your hands messy these school holidays and join Pullman Melbourne on the Park’s Pizza Making Masterclass.
  • Kids Explorer – Cranbourne Gardens (Thu 28 Mar – Mon 15 Apr) – Children ride FREE on the Kids Explorer Bus during the school holidays. Experience amazing sights, sounds and scents as you cruise through the Gardens.
  • Bees by Polyglot Theatre (Thu 4 Apr – Sat 6 Apr) – This school holidays, visit the bushland at Cranbourne Gardens for a day of bee-inspired fun and nature play led by by Polyglot Theatre.
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  • LEGO Ninjago Training Camp (Fri 7 Apr – Sun 23 Apr) – Train through interactive and build challenge activities to help protect NINJAGO from its marauding enemies.
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  • Briars by Night (Thu 13 Apr) – Briars by Night is a free, non-ticketed event, which includes live acoustic music, games, food trucks and a projection trail. 
  • Weaving Workshop for Families Bunjil Place (Sat 15 Apr) – Families are invited to join us at Bunjil Place to work together to create a woven creation at this hands-on weaving workshop.
  • Mayor’s Party in the Park Cruden Farm (Sun 7 Apr) – Join the Mayor for free activities for the kids, educational information for parents, music, magic and laughter for everyone, set within the picturesque Cruden Farm.
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  • Teddy Bear Picnic Book Reading  (Tues 18 Apr) – Elm & Willow’s Adventures at Rippon Lea: Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Meet the author and hear the story in the gardens of Rippon Lea Estate.
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  • Y(our) Fest (Sat 13 Apr) – connect and get creative through free live music, arts and dance workshops, festival activities and food!
  • Free face painting Prahran Market (Thurdays) – face painter, Alysha, from Paint The Party.
  • Gumbuya World (Daily) – Make the most of Oasis Springs before it closes for the season, with eight epic water slides, the heated 300-metre-long Lazy River and The Break, Victoria’s most impressive wave pool. Plus theme park rides and wildlife trail. 
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Autumn School Holidays Melbourne East

  • Kabloom (Sat 25 Mar – Tue 25 Apr) – Come and enjoy our flower fields bursting with a sea of colour with over a million flowers. A wonderful day out with all the family. Kabloom Review
  • Charge up your Dragon Core at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre A NINJAGO quest awaits! (Fri 29 Mar – Sun 28 Apr) – Power up your NINJAGO Dragon Core and dive into action-packed LEGO builds led by Master Model Builders. Seasoned Ninja, or trainee, unleash your inner ninja!
  • Po’s Dragon Warrior School at EASTLAND (Mon 1 Apr – Sun 14 Apr) – Little ones can dive into the art of puppet making and panda sandwich crafting. They’ll also love showcasing their Kung Fu skills in action-packed demonstrations.
  • Master Crane’s Cookie Decorating Workshop at EASTLAND (Tue 2 Apr) – Ben & Jerry’s is bringing an action-packed extravaganza to Eastland. Little ones can channel Master Crane himself and decorate cookies inspired by their favourite characters.
  • April School Holidays Croydon Central (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Design and create your own furry friend at our Build-A-Bear workshop sessions and kids can personalisee their very own donut to enjoy at delicious donut decorating workshops.
  • Junior Rangers (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Learn all about the history of iconic landscapes and environmental work that Parks Victoria rangers tackle every day. Jump onboard activities like rambling through rock pools, exploring tall rainforests and searching for creepy crawlies this autumn!
Kabloom flower festival
  • Zookeeper for a Day Reptile Encounters (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 5 Apr) – Become a zookeeper for a day and interact with native Australian wildlife, learn about conservation, and participate in feeding activities.
  • Hop Into Easter (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – We’ve got a great schedule of FREE activities running at Croydon Central these school holidays, including Build-A-Bear and Donut Decorating sessions.
  • April School Holiday Fun at Forest Hill Chase (Tue 2 Apr – Sun 14 Apr) – We’ve got a great schedule of FREE activities running at Forest Hill Chase these school holidays, including our Virtual Reality Adventure.
  • April School Holiday Fun at Casey Central (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – We’ve got a great schedule of FREE activities running at Casey Central these school holidays. Bookings not required, limited spots available.
  • April School Holiday Fun at The Pines (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – We’ve got a great schedule of FREE activities running at The Pines these school holidays. Bookings not required, limited spots available.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine at Burwood One (Wed 3 Apr – Sun 7 Apr) – All aboard! Thomas The Tank Engine returns for free rides throughout the centre. Bring the kids down to experience a tour of Burwood One.
  • Empowerment and Joy RISE: Wellbeing Workshop (Mon 4 Apr – Tue 9 Apr) – School holiday workshop that utilises the creative arts to foster confidence, kindness and self-belief in 7 -11 year old’s.
  • School Holiday Fun: Design a Pencil Case (Mon 8 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Let the creativity flow and design your own pencil case. Free fun for kids of all ages!
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School Holiday Fun Design a Pencil Case Burwood One
Master Shifus Storytime
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  • Yarra Valley Railway (Sundays) – take a trip on the historic Walker RM22 Railmotor from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. Yarra Valley Railway review
  • Gembrook Market (4th Sunday of each month) – a country market with a sustainable living focus. Find crafts, plants, fresh produce, hot food selections fresh coffee and more.
  • Blue Lotus Water Garden (until Sun 14 Apr) – thousands of beautiful blooms, picnic areas, fairy garden, workshops. Read my review.
  • Mini Twitchers Heide (ongoing) – Be a twitcher for a day and spot some beautiful birds in the Heide Sculpture park! Use a map to locate each area where the twelve painted birds are hidden in trees in the sculpture park.
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Autumn School Holidays Melbourne West

  • Flemington and Kensington Bowling Club Family Open Day (Fri 29 Mar) – enjoy a family fun day with barefoot bowling, an Easter egg hunt, face-painting, a monster raffle and more.
  • Easter School Holidays at Grazeland (Fri 29 Mar – Sun 18 Apr) – HOP INTO GRAZELAND’S EGGSTRA-SPECIAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES THIS EASTER Indulge in chocolate delights before grooving the night away to vibrant rhythms at Grazeland’s Latin Fiesta.
  • The Gruffalo at Kryal Castle (Fri 29 Mar – Sun 21 Apr) – Join Kryal Castle these Easter school holidays on an adventure to find the Gruffalo to celebrate 25 years of the beloved children’s tale!
  • Scienceworks (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 14 Apr) – Jump into Autumn Holiday fun at Scienceworks! Enjoy shows, activities and more.
  • Pacific Werribee Joins Zoos Victoria in the Fight for Wildlife Conservation (Mon 2 Apr – Sun 14 Apr) – Pacific Werribee invites local families to embark on an exciting adventure during the upcoming school holidays at the ‘Endangered Zone’, running until April 14.
  • Easter Holidays Little Art Big Art (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 11 Apr) – Enjoy a fun-filled holiday program for all ages from arts and crafts to creative workshops.
  • Junior Rangers (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Learn all about the history of iconic landscapes and environmental work that Parks Victoria rangers tackle every day. Jump onboard activities like rambling through rock pools, exploring tall rainforests and searching for creepy crawlies this autumn!
Pirate Day
  • BK Gym & Swim (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – Enjoy gymnastics-based activities and games and gymnastics training.
  • Superstars Footscray Community Arts (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 5 Apr) – Kick-off on a four-day adventure with the Fast Fashun art collective and join us in crafting a unique DIY fashion show experience together!
  • Learn-to-Sew Kids Holiday Workshops (Wed 3 Apr – Fri 5 Apr) – Kids Can Sew Too! School holiday sewing workshops kids aged between 8 and 18. In age-appropriate classes, kids and teens will build their skills in classes of up to 10 kids – with two teachers on hand for the whole day.
  • Junior Chocolatier Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie (Thu 4 Apr – Thu 11 Apr) – chocolate making workshop and free chocolate tastings. Read my review.
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  • Day Out With Thomas – Queenscliff (Sat 6 Apr – Sun 7 Apr) – Pop’ on down to Queenscliff and spend some time with Thomas, Henry, Douglas, those Troublesome Trucks and Sir Topham Hatt!
  • Get a taste of Creative West (Sat 6 Apr) – Maribyrnong City Council will present an afternoon of music and live performance in the heart of Footscray on Saturday 6 April.
  • Dinos After Dark Werribee Zoo (Sun 7 Apr – Sun 14 Apr) – Explore the River Trail after sundown and see 14 life-sized animatronic pre-historic marvels, illuminated by a mesmerising after-hours light show.
  • Westgate Vacation Care (Mon 8 Apr – Fri 19 Apr) – a range of activities that will help build your child’s confidence, support their interests, explore their curiosity and encourage the development of a variety of skills that will allow your child to get the best start in life.
  • 100 Story Holidays Autumn program: Imagine, Illustrate, Invent! (Tue 9 Apr – Wed 10 Apr) – Imagine, illustrate and invent with two all-day workshops for kids aged 8-12 at 100 Story Building these Easter holidays!
  • Extreme Arts Footscray Community Arts (Tue 9 Apr – Thu 11 Apr) – Each day, children engage in a rotation through three workshops led by experienced professional artists and assistant teachers. Classes are grouped by age, ensuring every child receives support to explore and express their creative abilities.
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  • The Smeds and The Smoos Clocktower Centre (Fri 12 Apr) – Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Supercheap Auto Racing team launch at Grazeland (Fri 12 Apr) – Supercheap Auto are super excited to launch the 2024 Wildcard season and livery in a thrilling display of motorsport excitement at Melbourne’s foodie hotspot, Grazeland.
  • The Smeds and The Smoos (Fri 12 Apr) – Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (also seen in the TV animation on ABC Kids).
  • Possum Magic Geelong (Fri 12 Apr – Sat 13 Apr) – A delightful magical stage adaptation of Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved Australian story ‘Possum Magic’ returns to the stage. Featuring spellbinding magic, puppetry and original music, Monkey Baa’s award-winning team has turned the whimsical world of the book into an exciting live experience for audiences aged 3-8 and their families.
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  • Essendon Traffic School (Saturdays) – Essendon Traffic School is a mini road set up for kids aged two to ten years, complete with road signs, railway bells and traffic lights. Essendon Traffic School review.
  • Fulldome Flicks (Saturdays in April and May) – A spellbinding cinema experience for the whole family is returning to the Melbourne Planetarium this autumn.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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