Travelling with kids to bustling cities such as Melbourne is exciting. There’s so much to do and see thanks to an abundance of cultural charisma.
Melbourne was actually our home city for two years, and in that time we were fortunate to experience the city as holidaying tourists on a few occasions, which means we know where all the tourist hot spots are but also where the local hangouts are.
I could write pages detailing all the amazing things to do and see in Melbourne, but in an effort to keep this short and to the point I’ve decided to simply list our favourite places, with a few extra details for some of them.
One important thing you should know about Melbourne before going is that the weather is temperamental, which means you can literally experience every season in one day! This is important to know because it can influence what you pack in your suitcase. Even more important for travelling with kids and babies because you always need to be prepared, so depending on the time of year you are travelling make sure you pack a jumper!
Things to do with kids in Melbourne:
Queen Victoria Markets
St Kilda Beach
Walk around South Bank & along the Yarra River
Walk through Degraves Lane
City Loop Tram
Kids under 3 are FREE but otherwise a cost may incur
LEGO Land - located at Chadstone Shopping Centre
National Gallery of Victoria
Trams & Trains
Emporium - Great food and cafe area too. Also has a large baby changing room with TV and
games for kids
Chadstone Shopping Centre - Decent baby changing facilities
Bourke Street Mall
We don’t ever compromise on food, so we still go to cafes and restaurants that aren’t considered ‘kid friendly’. We just make sure we go at appropriate times! There are SO many AMAZING restaurants in Melbounre, I can’t possibly list them all. I’ve selected a few that I think are suitable with kids
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