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Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

Los Angeles, CA
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Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

I'd love recommendations of things to do with children in Melbourne.

I've googled and found things but I'd love to hear from the Tripadvisor community.

Kids are 5, 6, and 7. I know weather will be cold and damp (for this SoCal family!) but business has taken my husband there so we are tagging along.

TIA!

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Brisbane, Australia
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1. Re: Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

You have probably found a list like this already:

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IMO, a must Do is a day or overnight trip by car or train to Ballarat to visit Sovereign Hill - outdoor living museum. The whole family will love it.

I also hope you will have time to do a long weekend GOR road trip as a family too.

Cheers.

melbourne
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2. Re: Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

Melbourne Zoo

Ballarat, Australia
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3. Re: Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

+1 for Sovereign Hill.

If you are around on a Sunday, have a look at this: https://www.dvr.com.au

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

Also would suggest taking the kids to Scienceworks, and you might want to take a look at the Melbourne Museum website and see if there's any exhibitions on they might like. Philip Island is a nice daytrip, as is Healesville Sanctuary, but I'd pick Healesville over Philip Island for kids that age and in this weather

Melbourne
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5. Re: Melbourne in August with three young school aged kids

Some great ideas so far. I like Sweetbuiscuits list. It should keep you busy for the next 12 months.

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