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Activities To Do With Toddlers In Melbourne

1. Walk Around Chesterfield Farm
2. Witness Australian Wildlife At Australia Zoo
3. Visit Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
4. Enjoy At Fairy Park
5. Play With Animals At Collingwood Children’s Farm
6. Play-based learning at Children’s Gallery Melbourne Museum
7. Visit Scienceworks
8. Witness Farm Animals At Bundoora Park Farm
9. Have fun at the Museum of Play & Art
10. Play At Murrumbeena Park

There are a plethora of things to do with toddlers in Melbourne, alongside all the happening experiences the city offers to adults. Starting from traditional animal farms to zoos, museums and parks, Melbourne is not likely to run out of options for your little ones. 

Take your kids to the Chesterfield Farm where they would learn about the ways of rural life and see what an actual barn looks like. At Collingwood’s children’s farm, they are likely to befriend a few of the farm animals and have delight as they hand-feed them. Apart from the farm experiences, other things to do in Melbourne with toddlers are taking them to Australia Zoo and SEA Life Melbourne Aquarium and making them learn more about the animal kingdom as well as sea life. Other places like Fairy Park will provide an imagination-stimulating experience for your kids. Scienceworks is another place where your kids' curiosity will run amok and they will come to learn a lot of stuff through fun and games.

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Walk Around Chesterfield Farm

  • Taking your kids to Chesterfield Farm is one of the best things to do with toddlers in Melbourne as it is the ideal place to make your kids experience rural life. 
  • It has one of the oldest buildings in the area and has a long history of European settlement. 
  • Watch the animals doing farm jobs, like working dogs, and milking sheep in the all-weather show barn. 
  • See your children pat these farm animals and handle them in the nursery. You can also choose to celebrate your kid’s birthday on this farm to give your little ones the time of their lives.

Location: 1221 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby VIC 3179, Australia

10 AM - 4 PM

Entry fees:
 Around $ 50 

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Witness Australian Wildlife At Australia Zoo

  • If you are wondering what are the things to do in Melbourne with kids then you must consider visiting the Australia Zoo. 
  • Take your kids to the zoo where they would come across several animals and they would learn how each animal is important to the wild. 
  • You will find more than 1200 animals of the African Savannah, Bindi’s island, and South-East Asia- all of which are iconic Aussie animals. 
  • Some of the animals that you will find here are crocodiles, cheetahs, tigers, alligators, anacondas, binturongs, boas, brolga, cassowary, and a lot more. 

Location: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519, Australia

Timing: 10 AM - 4 PM

Entry Fees: 
Around $60

Checkout: Winter Australia

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Visit Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

  • One of the most fun things to do with toddlers in Melbourne is to take them to Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and let them discover the mystery of the underwater world.
  • Your kids will love seeing some of the world’s most incredible animals including sharks, penguins, crocodiles, stingrays, and innumerable tropical fish.
  • Come across sea dragons which are mimicry masters and remain hidden in their leafy environment. 
  • Marvel at the octopus’s cousin, cuttlefish, which have gone through peculiar adaptations and see how they are able to perfectly camouflage with their surroundings, even after being colorblind.

Location: King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Timing: 10 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fees:
Around $30

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Enjoy At Fairy Park

  • If you are wondering what are the things to do with toddlers in Melbourne, then Fairy Park is the answer. 
  • Visit this place which is a wonderland set against the themes of myths, legends and ancient tales.
  • At Mystic Hallows, your little one can ride a unicorn or get on the top of a three headed hydra, or be brave enough to be at the side of a Hippogryph
  • All the train enthusiasts can visit the train museum which has rare and classic collections of, for example Marklin branded model trains.
  • Your little ones would come across various other experiences at this place, like Summit Views, Castle Kids, Camelot Adventure Playground and others

Location: C141/2388 Geelong-Ballan Rd, Anakie VIC 3213, Australia

10am - 4pm 

Entry Fees:
Around $12

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Play With Animals At Collingwood Children’s Farm

  • One of the best things to do with toddlers in Melbourne is to take them to Collingwood Children’s Farm and introduce them to the farm animals
  • This non-profit children’s farm offers regular activities for your children to participate in and has acres of paddocks that they can explore.
  • Here you little ones can be friends with guinea pigs and snuggle with goats and sheep and learn gardening from the gardener himself. 
  • It is a place where social inclusion is promoted through various programs, which help in building self-worth, self-esteem, and connectedness among children, especially those of adversity

Location: 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

9.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Entry fees:
$7 - $15

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Play-Based learning At Children’s Gallery Melbourne Museum

  • Visiting the children’s Gallery Melbourne Museum is undoubtedly one of the best things to do with toddlers in Melbourne for it is a place where they can play, learn and explore
  • Here your kids can be a paleontologist and excavate fossils from digs of dinosaurs
  • They can also become a botanist and explore the different types of plants as they traverse the discovery garden.
  • See your kids’ moves in the ‘camouflage disco’, where your kids are dressed in a striped or spotted animal costume
  • This place is sure to enrich your kids through play-based learning, immersive surroundings, and the unique collection objects of in the museum

Location: Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Timing: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry fees:
  Around $ 15

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Visit Scienceworks

  • Opened in 1992, this place was meant to engage children with the nature of science through fun and games
  • Have a stroll around the mammoth machine that kept the entire city of Melbourne running
  • Enter the Lightning Room where you would enjoy the electrifying theater
  • You would see your little ones roaming safely and getting involved in immersive exhibitions like learning about deep space at the Melbourne Planetarium
  •  It is a great place to introduce your kids to the world of science and make them learn about the applied technology of this field. 

Location: 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015, Australia

Timing10 AM- 4.20 PM

Entry Fees:  Around $15

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Witness Farm Animals At Bundoora Park Farm

  • Located 15 kms away from the city of Melbourne, Bundoora Farm will give you and your kids a taste of the countryside
  • Make your toddlers indulge in various farm activities like guinea pig handling and animal feeding.
  • See your kids learning sustainability, gardening and crafting hands-on through programs like Down on the Farm, From Farm to Table, Animal Meet and Greet and more. 
  • This experience would truly be meaningful to your kids as they would indulge in agriculture and horticulture program through work experience and hands-on learning

Location: 1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia

TImings: 10 am - 4 pm 

Entry fees: approximately $ 7.60

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Have fun At The Museum Of Play & Art

  • One of the best things to do in Melbourne with toddlers is to take them to MoPA and give their creativity a boost through play
  • MoPA has been working with experts to come up with immersive and creative educational exhibit which will enhance your kid’s inner-creativity
  • MoPA keeps in mind that every child develops differently and designs their models accordingly
  • Now you can even celebrate your kid’s birthday here and have a colorful and fun party experience.

Location: 247 Bay Road, Sandringham

10 am - 5pm

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Play At Murrumbeena Park

  • Murrumbeena Park is a huge playground with fascinating visual and plays elements.
  • The place has a wooden slide, scrambling wall, maze panel, and hooped ladder for your kids to explore
  • For the even younger ones, it has a spiral ladder, a small wave slide, and a curved walkway
  • You kids will love indulging in the mount slide, and bird's nest swing, as much as they would love the iconic atom-shaped rope climbing frame.

Location: Murrumbeena Park Playground, Kangaroo Road, Murrumbeena

 Open 24 hours

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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the best things to do with Kids in Melbourne?

    1. Scienceworks
    2. Luna Park Melbourne
    3. MoPA : Museum of play and Art
    4. Collingwood’s Children’s farm
    5. Gumbuya World
    6. Kryal Castle
  2. What is special about Melbourne?

    If there is a heart to Australia’s culture then it is Melbourne. Starting from famous sporting events to live music, various art galleries, theme parks and excellent dining opportunities, Melbourne has it all. And if you are wondering what are the things to do in Melbourne with kids, even then you would not run out of options because of its vast range of exciting things the city has to offer.
  3. What is the best time to visit Melbourne?

    The best time to visit Melbourne is during Spring (September to November) and Autumn (March to  May). The weather remains extremely pleasant during these times and you can comfortably walk around the city on foot. It is also an ideal time to go on a picnic or have a barbeque in any of the famous parks of Melbourne.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    Ideally, 7 days should be enough to explore the entire city of Melbourne. Within 7 days you can also fit amazing things to toddlers in Melbourne with ease. 
  5. How to reach Melbourne?

    You first have to reach Sydney from where there will be a connecting flight to Melbourne. There are also direct flights to Melbourne from different parts of the world. 
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