Children: Days Out For Kids

Monkey Mania
Play centre for children with inflatable jumping castle, dedicated toddlers area, a gun & cannon foam ball arena, climbing structure and slides. Venue hire for parties available. Harbour Town at Waterfront City, Level 1 / 120 Studio Lane, Docklands 3
Melbourne Zoo
Various animals and attractions for children and adults. Free entry for children under 16 on weekends and Victorian school and public holidays. Open 09.00-17.00 every day of the year. Elliott Avenue, Parkville 3052
Le Mans Grand Prix
Victorias largest go-kart complex. 50 go-karts can operate at one time over 3 tracks. Also offers laser tag. Open 10:00 - 11:00 Sunday to Thursday and 10:00 - 23:30 Friday & Saturday. 11-55 Waterview Close, Dandenong South 3175
Amusement park located 40km north of Melbourne CBD. Rides and attractions including watersides, go karts and mini golf. 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea, 3757
Collingwood Childrens Farm
Community farm with a range of activities including bottle feeding lambs, pony rides, feeding the animals and helping with farm chores. Open every day from 09.00 - 17.00. 18 St Heliers St, Abbortsford 3067
Koala Conservation Centre
See one of Australias most symbolic animals in their natural habitat at the conservation centre on Philip Island. One 7 days from 10:00 to 17:00. 1810 Philip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, 3922.
Crocs Play Centre
Indoor play centre and party venue. 10 locations in Victoria including Frankston, Knox and Pakenham.
Puffing Billy
Australias oldest steam railway offers daily tours from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges. 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave 3160.
Luna Park
Iconic fairground in St Kilda with rides, attractions, parties and activities for all ages. Entry is free. Open weekends, school holidays and public holidays from 11.00. 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda 3182
The Shed Skatepark
Indoor skatepark suitable for all levels of rider. There is also plenty of space for spectators, a shop and a kiosk. Open 10.00-21.00 daily, closing extended to 22.00 on Friday and Saturday. 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East 3977
Melbourne Aquarium
One of Victorias most popular attractions, the Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational excursion for children of all ages. Open every day including public holidays. Corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne 3000
Wonderland Fun Park
Has a variety of rides and attractions throughout the year. Also a venue for birthday parties or functions. Open weekends, public and school Holidays from 11.00 to 17.00. 120 Pearl River Road, Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands 3008
Medibank Icehouse
Ice sports and entertainment venue with two Olympic sized ice rinks, stadium seating for up to 1,000 people, skate school, specialist winter sports gym and a cafe, bar and function rooms. 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands 3008
Black Light Mini Golf
Indoor mini-golf course with UV lights and special effects. Suitable for children aged 5 and up. Open 7 days including public holidays. Level 1, Shop 35 Star Crescent, Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands 3008
Altona Miniature Railway
Miniature railway and train rides over a 1.5 km length track on the 3rd Sunday of every month. 1 Blenheim Road, Altona North 3025.
Wetlands Golf n Games
Entertainment venue suitable for childrens parties and functions. Outdoor and indoor mini golf courses, arcade games and cafe. Open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00  - 17.00. 703 Wellington Road, Wheelers Hill 3170
Adventure Park
Amusement park with water rides, kids rides and family rides. Closed from mid April through to September. 1249 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington, Geelong
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo located 30 minutes from Melbourne which offers Safari Bus Tours and houses a variety of animals including gorillas, giraffes, cheetahs and lions. One every day from 09:00 to 17:00. K Road, Werribee, 3052
Lollipops Playland Fountain Gate
Play centre and party venue for children. Open 7 days. Shop MM5A Brechin Drive, Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, 352 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren 3805.
A celebration of all things scientific, with interactive displays, exhibits and a state of the art planetarium. Open daily from 10:00-16:30. 2 Booker Street, Spotswood.
Latrobe Golf Park
Adventure mini golf and driving range. Suitable for childrens parties. Also offers golf lesson packages for beginners to experienced golfers. Open daily from 09.00-21.00. 906 Plenty Road, Bundoora 3083
234 Fun Galore
234 Fun Galore offers a video arcade, laser tag and go kart racing. Available for birthdays and corporate events. Open 7 days a week, ever day of the year. 234 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019
Massive indoor trampoline centre with over 100 interconnected trampolines, over 500 square metres of foam pits and padding to land on, and trampoline ‘dodge-ball’. Open 7 days. 2 Weir Street, Glen Iris 3146
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Working farm with a range of activities for the family including milking cows, sheep shearing, wagon rides and walking trails. Open from 10:00 to 17:00 daily. 246 Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Newhaven 3925.