school holiday activities Melbourne

2021 April School Holiday Activities in Melbourne

 April School Holiday Activities in Melbourne


Funfields easter

Easter followed by school holidays means FUN FUN for Melbournians this year!

Check out the Biggest School Holiday Guide  below:



Unlimited water, wildlife and rides.

Small Ideas members do not have to pre-book you can present your voucher on the day at the express queue. You won’t find me in my swimmers unless it’s over 28 degrees but my kids don’t feel it as they’re running about like crazies so we’ll definitely do this activity over the school holidays.

This may be your last chance to visit Gumbuya before the waterpark closes for the winter season.



Luna Park Melbourne have upgraded the Small Ideas voucher to 25% off unlimited rides. This is valid for up to 4 people but excludes special events like the Easter Hunt and excludes the Family Pass. The family pass is $155 so the Small Ideas discount works out cheaper than that for a family of 4.

We love going during the school holidays because you get so much extra. This school holidays there will be Peter Rabbit 2 meet and greets on the weekends of 10/11 and 17/18 April. For your chance to win movie merch prizes and meet Peter himself drop in between 1-3pm on those days.



Small Ideas includes discounted admission to IMAX, Waverley Cinemas, United Craigieburn, Palace Cinemas, Suntheatre plus Village and Hoyts. Candy bar discounts at Reading Cinemas, Hoyts and Village.

The most popular shows to watch these school holidays include Peter Rabbit 2 and Tom and Jerry. If you have older children or want a thrilling date night why not check out Godzilla on the big screen. We have been binging on Netflix long enough, there’s something nice about going to the cinemas knowing you are helping a business and actually GETTING-OUT!



Price reduction on all tickets so this is a bargain of an activity to do during the school holidays!

The theme park will be open right through the school holidays but the last day of the season will be Sunday 18th April. There are loads of rides and attractions for toddlers and older children so this is a voucher sure to please all!



So many Melbournians are travelling to GC over the next few weeks and if you have purchased or are considering purchasing the Village Roadshow 3 consecutive day pass through Small Ideas, please note that this is normally 3 days in a row to Movie World, Sea World and Wet n’ Wild. It has now changed to 3 days over a 5 consecutive day period.



The Art Factory has multiple locations and the most recent addition has been the Brighton location.

We always add an ‘art’ class to our school holiday bucket list and with 20% discount it’s a great drop off option for both boys and girls. There’s a range of themes on offer so you can choose something that interests your child.



It’s time to be a hero! During the April school holidays, PJ Masks are diving into SEA LIFE Melbourne for the first time ever with a brand-new Aquarium-wide adventure.

From  2 – 18 April PJ Masks sea-themed trails and activities will include character meet and greets with Catboy! In addition, fans will experience activity stations, a family photo wall and more family amusements that will bring everyone’s inner hero to life.

Guests can also see all their favourite sea creatures at the Aquarium including sharks, rays, turtles and penguins! SEA LIFE Melbourne is open seven days a week during the April school holidays. All tickets must be pre-booked online in advance and Small Ideas members can pre book and use their promo code for 25% discount off the whole family!


LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

These school holidays Legoland is celebrating the launch of the newLEGO® VIDIYO™ experience with its very own Music Lab!

From 3 – 18 April, kids can immerse themselves in the world of LEGO VIDIYO at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. The two-week activation is inspired by the new LEGO range and gives kids the opportunity to take their music video to a whole new level! Kids can build their own musical instruments to appear in their videos, test their moves on the LEGO VIDIYO stage and pose with the L.L.A.M.A. character and his DJ decks, built from nearly 20,000 LEGO elements.

The ultimate indoor playground’s Music Lab allows kids to have fun while experimenting with the new LEGO VIDIYO products and the accompanying app. Families can download the app before their visit so they can start building and creating as soon as they arrive!

Small Ideas members can pre book their slot and receive 25% discount


Mornington Peninsula

Heading for a weekend getaway or even just a full day out somewhere different the Mornington Peninsula is bursting with fun activities for families.

Check out:

Arthurs Seat Eagle 20% off up to 6 people

Enchanted Adventure Garden – 1 Free child save $25

Boneo Maze and Sand Sculpting – 2 for the price of 1

Ashcombe Maze – 2 for the price of 1

Rain hayne and shine in Balnarring – 50% discount

Dinosaur World – 15% discount


PARC Aquatic Leisure Centre, Frankston

Join us and conquer a range of activities for all ages while becoming one of PARC’s qualified aquanauts.

There’s plenty of ‘out of world’ fun to be had as little aquanauts can explore an unknown martian land on the aquatic playground, become a certified Hydro aquanaut after completing training on the Splashy obstacle course and travel faster than the speed of light as they rocket down the waterslides!

The galactic fun continues out of the water with face painting, balloon entertainment, an aquanaut explorer scavenger hunt, a major prize draw and goodie bags to take home.

Our holiday program will run from 12pm – 3:30pm weekdays between the 6th and 16th of April. Time slots for Splash Town obstacle course are FREE and can be booked online via the PARC website from Monday 22nd March.

Small Ideas members receive 1 Free family pass per year.



There’s lots of discounts for kids who enjoy arcade games, why not check out Sidetracked Entertainment in Oakleigh South or visit the new General Public in Frankston (opening 1 April) which has arcades and bowling fun! Totally Game is a newly added arcade centre with locations in Broadmeadows and Westfield Southland.



We always get asked about where to go for pony rides and am so excited to add a ‘people’s favourite’ Cute and Cuddly Pony Rides as they’re central for everyone to visit in St Kilda and have been operating every Sunday for years!

Buy a 10-pony pass and you can use them as often as you like over a year, you don’t have to use all at once. Normally $80 members can receive for $70 that’s under $7 a ride! Live now under our Attractions category



Save 20% off and create memories aboard Puffing Billy!

Valid for all excursion train return journeys (Belgrave to Menzies Creek, Lakeside or Gembrook and Lakeside to Gembrook Journeys



Did you know that our courses are available for climbers 3yrs+?

From kid friendly activities starting at 2m, flying up to 25m adrenaline junkie ninja challenges, our courses cater for all family members.

We have seven locations across Australia, so wherever you find yourself these school holidays, make sure to swing by and experience nature from a new height.

We’re open rain, hail or shine, so don’t let anything stop you from getting out these Easter holidays!

Small Ideas members can book online and receive 20% discount!



Autumn has reached our doorsteps, bringing with it piles of freshly fallen leaves to frolic in at the Carlton Gardens and the return of brisk Melbourne weather. Looking to stay warm and have a great family day out these school holidays? An abundance of fun awaits at Melbourne Museum

Small Ideas members receive discounted Adult General admission and need to pre book with 24 hours notice per instructions on voucher.


We’re going robo-crazy these school holidays at Scienceworks! Explore Melbourne’s newest robotics exhibition, Born or Built? Our Robotic Future, developed by Questacon. You’ll explore some of robotics’ most challenging questions with fun interactive exhibits that the whole family can enjoy! Test your willpower with the big red button, use your mind to move an object, try out medical tech innovations and teach a robot to jump, duck and dodge.

Small Ideas members receive discounted Adult General admission and need to pre book with 24 hours notice per instructions on voucher.

Free entry and discounts to over 500 indoor and outdoor deals. All vouchers are ACCESSIBLE & REDEEMABLE through your mobile phone. Valid 12 months from time of sign up so you can sign up at any time!

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