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Summer Holidays in Melbourne

Ideas & Savings for these summer school holidays!

1.  Sand Sculpting Australia

Attention all Pirates & Tinkerbells! Sand Sculpting Australia presents Peter Pan. Open now till end of January within the beautiful grounds of Boneo Maze in the peninsula. Spot tinker bell in every sculpture, have a go yourself at sculpting your very own masterpiece or enjoy the many activities that are on offer. During school holidays and weekends there will be daily face painter and other exciting activities for the kids.

Small Ideas members receive 2 admissions for the price of 1, check it out under the ‘outdoor activities’ section of your membership.

Sand Sculpting Australia

2. Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Always a favourite amongst kids as there are activities every school holidays. This school holidays they are open an extra hour each day so everyone has a chance to see their new Small Foot expo! There’s snow falling from the sky, activity stations and mascots.

Small Ideas includes 2 admissions for the price of 1 but must be presented at gate upon entry not for online purchase.

Melbourne aquarium discounts

3. Splashland, Caufield 

Probably the biggest inflatable obstacle course I’ve seen! It’s located in the same place as Santa’s magical kingdom and opens from 27 January and lasts all through summer. It is divided into groups by age so adults you can join in and if you have toddlers from 3 to 5 years they are very welcome & love it!

Small Ideas members can book online and get a whopping 20% off your entire booking

splashland caufield

4. Luna Park

We now offer discounts for both Luna Park Melbourne and Luna Park Sydney.

You’ll be excited to know that there’s 2 new rides at Melbourne location, one for toddlers and one for older kids. The carousel is back in action and Small Ideas members receive 20% off.

The Sydney location has a separate toddler area and even an indoor area. Wait till you see my videos on this we had the best time and it is larger than our Melbourne one so it’s worth the visit.

luna park

5. Adventure Park Geelong

Looking to visit the famous theme park in Geelong then pre purchase tickets with Small Ideas and receive for $39 each instead of regular price $44.50 valid all summer long!

adventure park geelong discount

6. MSAC, Albert Park

There’s a reason I rave on about this leisure centre in the heart of Melbourne and it’s because it is STATE. OF. THE. ART. Every single person I know who has been there always goes back. Why? There’s indoor and outdoor pools. There’s a wave pool. There’s a toddlers play area in the shallow end. There’s dive boards and inflatable slides. There’s an indoor water slide. During school holidays and most weekends there’s SplashOUT which is when all these activities are on offer. It’s already an affordable day out and with Small Ideas you get 20% off the family during SplashOUT just check their website for what’s on that day!

wave pool Melbourne


7. Movies

We have changed our movie offerings so that they are cheaper and easier to book. You can book just 1 ticket or 10 at once or multiple times through the year and we even offer discounts at the Candy Bar.

What’s on over school holidays, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Mary Poppins Returns & How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.


8. Water Play

As the weather gets warmer we have added lots more water activities and offerings. Please take the time to visit our website and see full list of all leisure centre’s and outdoor activities included. Pictured is 50% off family entry to Noble Park Aquatics.

noble park aquatics

9. Legoland Chadstone

From 29 to 28 January Lego City Cops vs Robbers at Legoland Discovery Centre. On arrival, collect your free cop or robber mask and activity book. Also a new 4D movie on from 14 January.

legoland chadstone


10. The Big Goose

From 27 December onwards The Big Goose introduces Kiddieland Summer Carnival with all your favourite kids carnival rides. Open from 10am to 4pm every day of school holidays.

Small Ideas members receive discounted entry, check your app under The Big Goose.

the big goose

11. Hedgend Maze

School holidays are in full swing here at the maze. Become an archaeologist for the day, have a go at fieldwork including digging, sieving and washing artefacts.

Small Ideas members receive 1 Free entry

hedgend maze

12. Day Trip or Holiday

If your travelling to Phillip Island, Ballarat or the peninsula you know we have a great range of inclusions. What you may not know is that we now include a Visit Qld in your Melbourne membership that has discounts at the theme parks. We will be getting more and better deals in this section so be patient with us but a pretty great start! Pictured is my son and I at Dreamworld which also includes a water park that is included in your Dreamworld entry.

dreamworld discount

Not a Small Ideas member yet? Purchase digital for instant access to over 500 deals valid for 12 months from time of purchase for just $34.95 here.

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