Easter guide melbourne

2024 Easter School Holiday Activities in Melbourne

Easter School Holiday Activities in Melbourne

 

Easter guide melbourne

Easter long weekend is here followed by 2 weeks of Autumn school holidays. Small Ideas includes hundreds of activities to keep the kids entertained at a discount.

If you are a Small Ideas member ‘thank you’ and continue scrolling for my EPIC Summer school holiday ideas and savings below. If you aren’t a member yet you can join today for just $39.45 for 12 months access to 900+ savings.

 

MELBOURNE

 

Monopoly Dreams  located within Melbourne Central in the heart of the city. You don’t need to know the game of Monopoly for the kids to enjoy the activities included here. Small Ideas members save 20% off tickets.

House Down Under located within Harbor Town at Docklands we include 15% off your total

Mr Snotbottom Show at Melbourne Museum theatre save 20% on tickets to see this funny performance over the school holidays!

St Kilda Ferry departing from St Kilda, Port Melb or Williamstown choose to relax on the St Kilda Ferry and enjoy the sights of Melbourne. Save 20% with our tickets.

Moonlight Cinema is back at Royal Botanic Gardens and we include discounted tickets

Met Art World – Art Space pre purchase your discounted entry to The biggest scrap metal art gallery in Australia. Located in the Port Melbourne the kids are going to love the mazes and workshops!

Australian Sports Museum pre purchase your discounted entry to ASP located at the MCG. A great school holiday activity for kids who love their sport 🏏🏉⛹🏼‍♀️🏊‍♂️

Melbourne Museum discounted general admission tickets.

Creative Lab is back these autumn school holidays!
🎨 Join our fun, crafty watercolour workshop exploring the enchanting world of underwater animals.
🐠 Perfect for kids aged 3 to 10,

 If you are headed to Melb Museum why not make a full day of it and see a movie at IMAX right next door for which we also include discounted tickets and there’s an outdoor playground adjacent also.

Luna Park St Kilda save 25% off unlimited ride pass. If you wish to partake in the famous Easter egg hunt you pay for this as an add on when you get there (spots are limited)

Melbourne Central:  We have lots of vouchers under the one roof here Hoyts, Pancake Parlour, TGI Fridays, Strike Bowling and Holey Moley isn’t far either.

Collingwood Children’s farm save on entry and 10% off at The Farm Cafe located within the farm.

Artvo, Archie Bros, Hoyts, Pancake Parlour, Port Phillip Ferries and O’Brien Icehouse all located within Harbor Town complex at Docklands so you can save and enjoy full day here.

Along the Yarra – Melbourne River Cruise save 2 for 1. Nearby at the Crown you can use your discount for Holey Moley & Village Cinemas also.

Albert Park Mini Golf save 50% off their family outdoor mini golf activity.

Melbourne Zoo (pictured) pre book our discounted tickets and show up whichever day you wish, no need to pre book. Kids are free during school holidays which is why we only include discount on adult admission. These school holidays the Zoo have a Dinosaur theme happening!!!

 

 

WEST & NORTH

funfields discount

  • Funfields (pictured) will be open the first week of school holidays. Note that the wave pool is heated so it doesn’t matter what weather Melbourne brings us. Saturday 30th March Easter egg hunt is happening and if you wish to partake in this it is an extra $7 per child participating in the hunt which is payable upon arrival at the gate. You can still use Small Ideas discounted tickets which are $41 per person
  • IceHQ new voucher listed under our Indoor Activities category for 20% ice skating at IceHQ in Reservoir
  • THE DINO MANIACS are performing for 1 day only on Friday 5 April at Altona Sports club. Small Ideas members receive $5 off each ticket.
  • Funtastic playcentre in Caroline Springs has just been added. It includes tramps, play, ninja and a great addition to our play centre category with 15% off each month
  • Silvers Circus have moved to Plenty Valley. Small Ideas members receive $10 off each ticket
  • Leroys Newport in Newport are a family friendly cafe. They have an outdoor play area for kids and offering Small Ideas members FREE kids milkshakes over the school holidays
  • Grazeland in Spotswood (right near Scienceworks)For the little ones, Grazeland’s Jungle Hangout will be the perfect place to run off the sugar rush! The interactive playground will be open all school holidays long, alongside an abundance of face painters and a brand new expanded Gamesland zone.Small Ideas member receive 2 for 1 admission to Grazeland.
  • Scienceworks discounted general admission tickets through small ideas. These Spring school holidays the theme is building! Help us build a cardboard city, from towering skyscrapers and futuristic spaceports to winding roads and bustling city squares.All of these activities are included in General Admission except for The Planetarium and Lightning room they are extras that you can purchase directly through Scienceworks
  • Strike Bowling & Holey Moley have opened in Point Cook. We have discounted kids bowling and family passes which you can use to pre book
  • Rabbit Hole play centre is the most popular in the west as is available to members even during school holidays on weekdays only.
  • Check out our Water play section for discounts at Aquapulse, Melton Waves and Keilor East Leisure Centre. Many of these pools have outdoor areas with pools and picnic area which are only open during summer so now is the time to enjoy!!!
  • SPLASH Craigieburn save 50% off entry valid once a month and feel welcome to lounge outside on the lawn
  • Bundoora Mini Golf 2 for 1 and is right near Bundoora Park Animal Farm where we have 1 Free Child entry so you can do both same day
  • Mt Derrimut Mini Golf, save 20%
  • Funtopia in Maidstone with 30% off play. You can pre book online using our discount code but note that this discount does not apply to climbing sessions.
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo, pre book our discounted tickets and show up whichever day you wish, no need to pre book. Kids are free during school holidays and these school holidays there is a Dinosaur theme.
  • Jumpin Joeys new voucher in Gisborne this is a brand new play centre and it looks incredible. Small Ideas members enjoy discounted weekday entry including over the school holidays.
  • TRAC Leisure Centre – we include a 1 FREE family swim per year however, they also have a FREE entry to all on Monday 18 September with soccer clinics, reptile show + more
  • Mill Park Leisure are running their pool inflatable during the school holidays, 12.30 to 14.30 every Tuesday and Thursday. Small Ideas members receive 1 FREE family swim.
  • Lollipop’s Play centre in Bundoora have a different activity each day per time table herein. Build a bear workshop and Nerf event are the most popular to book ahead!

 

 

SOUTH/EAST

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  • Sk8house (pictured) THIS SATURDAY NIGHT 🌟✨ Dive into a world of enchantment at Sk8house’s Disney Disco Night! 🏰🎉 [March 30 6pm – 10pm]
    Dress to impress as your favourite Disney character – from classic to extravagant, the choice is yours! Who will you transform into? 💫 Don’t miss out on the chance to showcase your creativity and win amazing prizes for the best-dressed 🏰✨
    BOOK NOW using code DISNEY24 to SAVE 25% on Entry
  • Bike Skills save 15% on their casual play, birthday parties, learn to ride and/or school holiday programs. Located in Bentleigh East this is a winner given we have NO IDEA what weather melbourne will deliver us
  • The Gardens Outdoor Cinema is a NEW outdoor cinema experience located at Caribbean gardens. Small Ideas members can book any experience for 15% off.
  • Melbourne Cable Park, Phone to book & mention your Small Idea & receive $5 off per ticket for the Aqua Fun Pass or Climb activities (max of 4 tickets)
  • Archie Brothers opens in Morrabbin & Chadstone and we have discounted family bowling or kids bowling and $25 arcade passes giving you $50 in value
  • Twisted Science is located in both Moorabbin and Echuca and is a HIT with anyone who’s been. Book using Small Ideas 15% discount.
  • Gumbuya World, pre purchase our discounted tickets for these school holidays and save 10% with Small Ideas. This Sunday included in entry is the Gumbo’s Easter Egg Hunt for 50,000 eggs. Rides, waterslides and wildlife open all long weekend and school holidays.
  • Myuna Farm 50% off family entry valid once per year.
    Playground is open🥳!!! Exciting news at Myuna Farm – our new playground is open for business! Tested out first by the MF team and Puddles (our resident duck).Shade cloth also working well providing some protection from the sun!
  •  PARC, Frankston 25% off family entry.Calling all Wildlife explorers!School holiday fun is sorted with a Wildlife PARC themed adventure. Dive into our pools, zip down our slides and explore Aquatic Playground. We also have out of water fun with interactive activities, face painting, balloon entertainment and MORE! PARC Wildlife run weekdays from 2 April to 12 April.
  • Sossy & Canvas join Small Ideas with 15% off all classes running over the Easter weekend and holidays! Located in Elsternwick
  • Discounts at bowling for General Public valid at both Frankston and Dingley locations. Great indoor beer garden where you can enjoy yummy food! Over school holidays take advantage of their Family Saver option, more details on their website! NEW voucher for Arcade discount now available
  • MoPA Sandringham, children’s museum but you must pre book and ideal for children under 7 years
  • 50% off GESAC in Bentleigh
  • Funtopia Carrum Downs & Cranbourne UPDATE: the 30% discount valid for play or climb or both!
  • Inflatable World Ringwood locations – Buy 1 get 1 FREE

 

GEELONG

thomas train ride geelong waterfront

Geelong is a great day trip with a variety of activities on offer for families. Even a bbq along the foreshore throwing a freebie or using the public skate park is fun. Here are some options using Small Ideas

  • National Woolshed Museum  save 20% off all tickets. Very interactive as my 7 year old loved to do stencil drawings, lego making and lots of other crafty activities
  • MoPA Geelong is a children’s museum, ideal for under 7 years. Free coffee/beverage for all Small Ideas members
  • 2 for 1 at The Geelong Carousel along foreshore
  • FREE buffet breakfast at Rydges Hotel (pictured) whether you are staying there or not. If you do wish to stay we also include a discount on accommodation
  • Bellarine Railway 2 for 1 on regular journeys excludes Polar Express
  • 2 for 1 on the Thomas inspired train called 84 Take A Ride (pictured)
  • Port Phillip Ferries 20% off family pass and you can visit Port Arlington or one of their other popular journeys.
  • Oz tenpin bowling – 2 for 1 at this popular bowling entertainment centre
  • The Messy Patch use your Small Ideas discount to visit The Messy Patch in Geelong. Really great for smaller children with huge inside play area with an inside sandpit, mud kitchens, shaving foam, water beads and painting.

 

BALLARAT

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  • Ballarat Wildlife Park – pre book our discounted tickets
  • Kryal Castle (pictured) and BIG 4 Kryal Castle accommodation

    tory of The Gruffalo unfolds. 🐾🐭Venture into the heart of the castle grounds and embark on a journey filled with discovery and fun. Meet the cunning Mouse, the deceptive Fox, the wise Owl, and the mysterious Snake, and prepare for an exciting face-to-face encounter with the Gruffalo himself!
    Dive into an interactive quest, seeking out characters and engaging in a hands-on hunt for the Gruffalo. And for our little adventurers? A special surprise awaits at the end of the trail! Use code GRUFFALO for 10% Off pre-booked tickets at checkout. Book now – https://ecom.roller.app/kryalcastle/fullvenue/en/products…
    🎟️ Tickets from $26.00.
    📅 Dates: These Easter Holidays March 29th to April 14th.
    ⏰ Times: Open from 10am to 4pm.
    📍 Location: 121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek (Ballarat).
  • Gold rush mini golf which is both outdoors and indoors
  • Ballarat Go-karts save 2 for price of 1 (big saving)!!!
  • Chipmunks Ballarat 2 for 1 entry (excludes weekends & public hols)
  • Oz tenpin bowling – 2 for 1 at one of the largest bowling entertainment centres

 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA & PHILLIP ISLAND

school holidays melbourne

Such a favourite spot for our members in summertime as these outdoor activities really come alive with beautiful scenery!

  • Enchanted Adventure  1 free child saving $30 My FAV activity in the Peninsula as a General admission ticket is enough for a full day of FUN. Interactive playgrounds, mazes, Tube Slides and nature activities.
  • Arthurs Seat Eagle (pictured)Celebrate Easter, with themed crafts and story time. Then join the exciting stamp hunt and collect 10 different stamps from around the eagle to claim a yummy prize! Daily kids craft sessions are scheduled throughout the holidays to unleash creativity, while live native animal shows by Aussie Wildlife and dance workshops offer unique entertainment.Small Ideas members save 20% for 4 people and the activities range from getting up close with reptiles to face painting.
  • Boneo Discovery Park, save 2 for the price of 1 to Maze & Gardens. Explore our many mazes, wetlands mega games area and nature play. Easter hunts, face painting and lots of activities this Sunday 31 March from 10am to 5pm.
  • Ashcombe Maze save 2 for the price of 1 on entry, with great new cafe on site
  • Rocky Creek Strawberry Farm 1 Free Kids scoop of ice cream at on site cafe
  • Top Fun Shak 2 for the price of 1 mini golf
  • The Big Goose – 1 free Child or value upgrade. The water splash area will be open everyday forecast over 25 degrees 😎 Small Ideas discount not available for Easter long weekend but available every other day.
  • Rain Hayne & Shine 50% off and is a working farm with no on site cafe so bring snacks or a picnic
  • Dinosaur World save 15% We are excited to announce that our new expansion to Dinosaur World will be opening this Friday 29th March. Come and meet our new dinosaurs, have a ride on our Train-a-saurus and enjoy the ambience of the park. We are open everyday over Easter and during the Victorian school holidays 10am – 4pm. We hope to see you soon for a roaring time. 🦕🦖🦖
  • Inflatable Land Mornington – 2 for 1
  • Moonlight Sanctuary save 15% and follow instructions to pre book

Phillip Island

  • Wildlife Cruises save 15% and see beautiful marine life. Every member that has done this has posted about it in the group saying it was such a great activity!
  • National Vietnam Veterans Museum Phillip Island, our newest addition to our Attractions category. Kids go FREE.
  • Amaze N’ Things 10% one of the best attractions reported by members

 

DAY TRIPS

school holiday activities Echuca

  • The Ranch Mornington save 10% across all their activities. My 8yo and I did horse riding, zip lining and mountain board climbing.
  • Kyabram Fauna Park join Small Ideas from 16 September with discounted Adult Admission. Kids are FREE during school holidays and weekends.
  • Heathcote Glamping Park If you’re thinking about a school holiday adventure this may be the stop for you en route to visiting Bendigo, Kyneton, Nagambie or you could just hang out here and enjoy the beautiful fresh air of Heathcote with a ‘shiraz’ Small Ideas members can book and save up to 20%
  • Healesville Sanctuary pre book our discounted tickets and show up whichever day you wish, no need to pre book. Kids are free during school holidays which is why we only include discount on Adult admission.
  • Discovery Centre Bendigo 15% off for members!!! With over 100 interactive exhibits to explore, you won’t know what to try first at Discovery. Be sure to look out for the whacky mirrors that make you look really strange, or the echoing chamber that repeats your words a thousand times over, and don’t forget to play a tune on the thong-a-phone!
  • The Oaks Lilydale Accommodation save 15% ALL ABOARD DING DING!
    Come and stay aboard our newly renovated 1935 86 yo W Class Old Melbourne Tram!
    Our Tram Doris has been lovingly restored in the bygone era style and is located on our beautiful 2-acre historic property at The Oaks Lilydale Accommodation, in Lilydale, Victoria home of the beautiful Yarra Valley!
  • Treetops Adventure  have multiple locations and you can pre book with 15% discount. They have obstacles for under 5s as well as older children and adults. There is a location in Belgrave near Puffing Billy Railway where you save 20% so you may be able to do both activities same day.
  • Uncle Nevs is a horse trail riding activity that has been around since I was a child. You need to be minimum age of 8 and they run every single day in the mornings and afternoon. Small Ideas members receive $5 off each ticket and it’s a BIG day both my 10 year old and I were buggered in a good way afterwards. Epic activity that I did as a child myself and now so happy to enjoy with my boys. Located in Whittlesea and worth travelling to.
  • Woodlands is just 5min from Melbourne airport and they are including 15% off 1 hour trail ride or Introductory to horse riding
  • Echuca – if you are haded to Echuca definitely book a session at Twisted Science (pictured)

 

 

‘Drop- off’ HOLIDAY PROGRAMS:

  • Sossy & Canvas join Small Ideas with 15% off all classes running over the Easter weekend and holidays! Located in Elsternwick

The Art Factory and Fizz Kidz are my favourite with half day classes that both my children enjoy.

Looking for a full day drop-off program AllSportz is our favourite as the kids have a blast with so many sport activities and make so many new friends, save 20%!

Ninja Park Bayswater have amazing drop off programs suitable for ages 5+ and members save 15%

There’s also several horse riding drop off programs. + more like newly added Acro Kids, Melbourne Renegades!

 

PLAY CENTRES

school holidays melbourne

We have over 80 indoor play centres included in Small Ideas and it’s a great category to burn off some energy. Check out some of your favourites to see if they have a school holiday program as many of them have a different activity each day like special character visits, face painters and/or activities like Build-a Bear workshop at some of the Lollipops play centres.

We have a couple of new additions coming to this category including the latest being Funtastic in Carline Springs, Supa Park Highpoint and Jumpin Joeys Gisborne.

GOLD COAST

dreamworld discount

Dreamworld Gold Coast; Small Ideas members can purchase Discounted Entry to Dreamworld 3 day unlimited to Dreamworld, Whitewater world & Sky Point. Whitewater world is next door to Dreamworld and is in the picture it was my kids fav part!

Looking for QLD Accommodation discounts, we have just listed Paradise Resort!!!

 

OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES

Under our Visit Overseas category you will find an array of activities that are provided by our third party Klook. Once you apply the promo code supplied these activities are discounted by 10%.

 

When people email me and say that they love small ideas but their children have grown up now I point them to this category and they’re blown away by how much they have saved on their holidays with or without the kids!

Small Ideas is just $39.45 inc GST and includes Free entry, 2 for 1s and % discounts to over 900+ indoor and outdoor activities that are suitable for families. All vouchers are ACCESSIBLE & REDEEMABLE through your mobile phone & some require pre booking. Valid 12 months from time of sign up so you can sign up at any time. Order here!

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