The Best Activities for Families in Melbourne

By Hart  |  Posted: July 13, 2018

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    Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: parents can have loads of fun with their kids! Here are the best activities for families in Melbourne!

    Melbourne may be a central business destination in Australia, but there loads of activities perfect for kids. But if you are the type of parent who wants to be in the thick of things, chances are you would be looking for a family bonding activity that involves everyone. To do so, take a pick from this list: here are best activities for families in Melbourne.

    VR Plus


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    Level 1. 272 Lygon Street, 3053 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Mondays to Thursdays: 12 noon – 8 pm

    Fridays: 12 noon – 10 pm

    Saturdays: 10 am – 10 pm

    Sundays: 11 am – 8 pm

    Virtual Reality games are becoming such a bit hit in the country, and sooner or later your kids will be asking you to join a game to two! VR Plus is touted as the “Ultimate Virtual Reality Gaming Experience”, complete with multiplayer VR bays to play games for up to 7 people. Have hours of fun playing your favorite shooting/adventure games the way they were meant to be played!

    Challenge Laser Skirmish


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    315 South Mountain Road, 3758 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    To Book a Skirmish, click here. Anyone over the age of 7 can play!

    If your family prefers to have their ‘war games’ in the great outdoors, Challenge Laser Skirmish may be the thrill for you. Featuring the largest bush laser venues in Victoria, two teams battle it out with their collection of laser tag weaponry to dominate the battlefield! Duke it out through forts, bridges, and trenches versus other families, then have a wonderful outdoor BBQ to celebrate the hard-earned victory!

    GPS Treasure Hunt


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    1 Leggatt Street, Daylesford, 3460 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Call 0418301281, or email, to book a Hunt

    Secret Forest Walks in Melbourne’s outskirts is already a very relaxing activity for the family. But what if you add a high stakes game that involves a lot of running, puzzles, and time pressure? That’s GPS Treasure Hunt for you: the ultimate action thriller-treasure hunt come to life!

    Melbourne Boat Hire


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    45 New Quay Promenade, Docklands, 3008 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    To book a Cruise, visit their website’s booking page

    Cruise up and down along the Yarra River and see the other sides of Melbourne through Melbourne Boat Hires. Serving everyone 7 days a week, families could book a boat to themselves (with food and drinks!) and relax as they see the many harbours, sights, and sounds of the city. 

    Escape Hunt in Melbourne


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    Shop 3, Ground Floor, 190 Queen Street, 3000 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    All Seven Days: 10 am – 10 pm (last games begins at 8:30 pm)

    Designed for the sleuthing types and puzzle solving families, Escape Hunt brings the mystery and intrigue of early 20th Century crimes into the modern, 60 minute pressure-cooker escape room. Parents and their kids (aged 10 years old and up) can get here all the heart-racing, mind-bending action they’ve been looking for! Can you solve the murder before time runs out?

    Archery Attack


    118-120 Henty Street, Reservoir, 3073 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    For an updated games schedule, click here.

    Archery Attack combines the passion for the bow and arrow with the exciting, wide-open competition of paintball. We could already imagine the excitement of high-stakes arrow tagging! Frag your kids and family members silly with your foam arrows and live up to Robin Hood’s legendary adventures.

    Ace Karts in Sunshine


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    20 Carrington Drive, Sunshine, 3020 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Mondays to Wednesdays: 9 am – 9 pm

    Thursdays to Sundays: 9 am – 10 pm

    Kick your family time into high gear by racing your way around Ace Karts’ tracks! Said to be the largest and widest track in the city, race around using some of the best karts in the business without worrying about the crash-and-burn. Select your vehicle (there are 2-seater karts for younger kids!), and speed your way past the competition! Trophies and confetti not included.

    Viri VR


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    555 Flinders Lane, 3000 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Mondays to Thursdays: 12 noon – 10 pm

    Fridays to Sundays: 10 am – 10 pm

    Have a go at the future of family entertainment. Viri VR takes the technology further with 360 degree viewing rooms and advanced HD VR headsets. You will be able to race with your kids and feel the G Forces in your seat, climb tall mountains and feel the wind streaking on your face, or get your heart racing as you escape with your life in a horror scenario! Anything and everything is possible in Viri VR.

    Enchanted Adventure Garden


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    55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat, 3936 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    School Holidays and Weekends: 9 am – 6 pm

    Midweek: 10 am – 6 pm

    Recommended last entry: 4 pm

    3D Spooky Maze & Tube Slides Hours: 10 am – 5 pm


    Winter Hours:

    School Holidays and Weekends: 9 am – It gets Dark

    Midweek: 10 am – It gets Dark

    Recommended last entry: 3 pm

    3D Spooky Maze & Tube Slides Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

    A multi-awarded natural attraction on the outskirts of Melbourne, breathe in the wonders of nature while trying to navigate a horror-inspired maze, zip down tree lines, and surf through the air among the trees. Not very relaxing, you say? Where’s the fun in visiting this amazing place if you will not try out these grand challenges? Give yourself a shot and try out all the attractions!

    To find more amazing activities that you can do together with your family, find them using Fun Kids Guide!

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