Free Family Fun in Melbourne Town

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Keeping the family entertained doesn't have to break the bank. You really can't go wrong with these free family-friendly activities in Melbourne!

Laneway Magic

Admire the city’s famous laneway art at Hosier Lane, a perfect backdrop for an insta family pic. There's plenty of cool and kid-friendly art to make the morning whisk by.

Gallery Time

Visit the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s oldest and most visited art museum. NGV International houses European, Asian, Oceanic and American art collections, while a short walk away, The Ian Potter Centre is home to Australian art, including impressive Indigenous art. Entry to the permanent collections is free.

To Market, To Market

Follow in the first little piggy’s footsteps and go to market. There are lots to choose from but our pick is the Queen Victoria Market, both for its excellent range of vendors and the number of free samples on offer.

Movies on Cue

Watch movies in comfy private booths at the ACMI in Federation Square. You can get all historical and watch something from the older end of 100-odd years of archived film or you can enjoy something more current in high definition. Suddenly even Cheap Tuesday feels like a rip-off...

Walk on the Wild Side

Head to St Kilda to say hello to the penguins and get an iconic snap in front of Luna Park’s giant mouth. Bring your togs and you can go for a quick dip too! The little penguins come ashore just before dusk from the promenade on the St Kilda Breakwater.

Getting Around Town

Hop aboard the City Circle Tram. It’s free, takes you straight past (or to) the city’s major attractions and speaks directly to our lazy day aspirations. And if you're looking to rest your weary head after all that activity, TFE Hotels has a range of hotels from Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank to the cool vibes at Vibe Hotel Melbourne that are great for families.

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