If you choose Melbourne for a family vacation, you should not miss visiting certain places. Let us have a look.
Zoo is a place every kid will love. Particularly, Melbourne Zoo is a special one because apart from seeing every big animal, your kids can see Australian animals as well. They can also enjoy the sight of, penguins, different types of reptiles and butterflies of various types. The zoo is easy to access and additionally, kids can relax and play also. Kids below 16 are allowed free of charges during weekends as well as school holidays.
Your kids can see various types of fish, crocodiles, elephant sharks, penguins and sea horses at the Aquarium at Melbourne. This is a well-presented aquarium as well.
Children’s farms at Collingwood and Bundoora will be great fun for kids as they can have a look at the farmyard animals. Especially, children can enjoy seeing how these animals are being fed.
In addition to the normal items that are generally kept in a museum, this museum has a gallery specially for children. In this gallery, kids can know about the growth of things. Outside the museum, there are several family activities that are fun.
Scienceworks is a science museum not only for kids but for everyone. There are many kids activities in Scienceworks. It has a planetarium as well. Special shows are organized for kids.
Garden for children
This is located inside the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and it has various types of plants, a kitchen garden, fun statues, waterways, and pathways.
Miniature railways like the Altona are great fun for kids. These are good picnic spots.
This is a giant wheel and children will enjoy riding on this.
Trampoline parks – Bounce Inc
Kids will not only have great fun in these parks but can play to their heart’s content at the trampolines. Since many such trampolines are available throughout Melbourne, parents can take their children to the most convenient one.
This is also a trampoline park but this is suitable for young kids like preschoolers. Parents can reach this park at Heidelberg only by a car. The park has obstacle courses, foam pits, climbing walls, etc. also.
This place is 90 Kms. from Melbourne. Children can sight a number of penguins at this place. Especially, during sunset, young penguins will be coming back home and this will be a treat to watch.
You can go for Melbourne airport to city transport so that the hassle of travel is reduced , specially since kids tend to get a bit cranky while traveling.