School holiday activities adults will enjoy

Looking for something to please the whole family these winter school holidays? These cold weather activities activities will please kids big and small.

Skating At Festival

Located in one of Melbourne’s most scenic riverside spots, the Skating At Melbourne pop-up ice-skating rink at Crown Riverwalk is perfect for date nights and family outings alike. Bring the kids for daytime fun or visit after the sun goes down to enjoy the spectacular light show under the ice. Their elaborate list of hot chocolates is an added bonus.

People ice skating on an outdoor ice rink at night with the city skyline in the background

Skating At Melbourne

New York! New York

Explore the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this bustling and iconic city at New York! New York, a hands-on exhibition coinciding with MoMa at NGV. Create your  own miniature 3D New York streetscape, explore interactive displays and marvel at the rotating multimedia projections of streetscapes and city icons.


Celebrating Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Wonderland explores how the moving image has kept Alice and her stories in the public consciousness. This interactive display includes some of the earliest optical toys through to silent film, animation, puppetry, live-action cinema, video games, CGI, 3D and beyond. See it before it closes on Sunday 7 October.

A girl standing in an exhibition looking at pictures

Wonderland at ACMI. Credit: Phoebe Powell

Ice Slide at District Docklands

Slide into The District Docklands with a giant 15-metre ice slide. Live ice carving, a virtual reality snowball slinger and a snow play zone also feature in the District Docklands Winter Experience. 30 June to 15 July, suitable for all ages.

A boy sitting in a inflated tyre sliding down an ice slide

Ride the ice slide at District Docklands

Circus Oz’s Precarious

It’s a big year for Circus Oz which celebrates it’s 40th birthday with a brand new show, Precarious, and a new location for it’s big top – the Royal Botanic Gardens. A 70-minute rollercoaster of acrobatic mayhem for all ages, it combines spectacular acrobatics, aerial tricks and physical comedy with a hilarious live soundtrack from the Circus Oz live band.

A group of acrobatics performing various tricks on a stage

Circus Oz Precarious

MARVEL Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

It’s your last chance to explore the MARVEL Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N interactive experience and delve into the history, technology and science behind Captain America, the Hulk and more. Train like an Avenger, see Iron Man’s MK 45 suit and see Thor’s mighty hammer. Thursdays to Sundays until 15 July at Federation Square, all ages.

Dark room with giant red transformer character on display surrounding by silver railings

Iron Man’s MK45 suit at Marvel Avengers STATION