Things to do in Melbourne With Toddlers

By Hart  |  Posted: July 13, 2018

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    Melbourne is not just a city for families and older kids. They can also have fun with the top things to do in Melbourne for Toddlers!

    So your pre-schooling kid wants to go out with his friends to play. You might be worried about his safety playing outdoors. Don’t fret: there are many places your child can try out to have a very good time! Here are the top things to do in Melbourne for Toddlers.

    Indoor Play Centres

    Chipmunks Playland Cafe


    Chipmunks is an established brand of over 20 years, committed to providing a safe and fun haven for many kids and families. Bright, cheerful, and full of life, the play centre’s areas are always ready to welcome your kids. Plus, Chipmunks centres have a dedicated cafe for food and drinks! Its the perfect time for fun for the kids, and relaxing time for the adults! 

    Find the nearest Chipmunks Playland Cafe nearest you:

    Xanadu Play Centre & Cafe

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    2 151-159 Princes Highway, 3803 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Mondays to Saturdays: 9 am – 5 pm

    Sundays: 11 am – 5 pm

    Xanadu is a bright and fun place for toddlers to play with their families and friends. Perfect for a spontaneous visit, or a planned party, the staff can accommodate any kind of playful need!

    Kid Factory Play Centre & Cafe


    300 Boundary Road, Dingley Village, 3172 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours: 

    All Seven Days: 9:15 am – 5 pm

    A sprawling, 1,400 square metre space of pure, play centre fun, Kid Factory literally produces the best and most exciting active experiences for your kids. The centre includes a large, 3 lane slide, a 14 metre trampoline park with basketball rings, and a toddler’s area. What more, there is a cafe where parents could watch their kids comfortably.



    100 Village Avenue, Taylors Lakes, 3038 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Mondays to Fridays: 9 am – 3:30 pm

    Saturdays: 9 am – 5 pm

    Sundays: 10 am – 5 pm

    School Holidays: 9 am – 5 pm

    Parties and fun-tastic rides galore! Junglemania is an indoor play centre that specialises in hosting kid’s birthday parties, private functions, and other kid-friendly events. Its a safe, secure, and well-maintained centre, so you have little to worry about. Now, go grab that burger from the cafe and relax!

    Jump ‘n Jiggle Indoor Play Centre


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    7/217 Mickleham Road, Westmeadows, 3049 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    All Seven Days: 9:30 am – 5 pm

    Large and in-charge, Jump ‘n Jiggle Play Centre is the ideal “do it all” play area for young kids. You have the basic amenities such as the toddler’s area and trampoline area, but what sets it apart are its five birthday themed rooms. Each room has a particular theme that kids would instantly love!

    The Melbourne Zoo


    Corner of Elliot Avenue and Kendall Avenue, 3052 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Weekdays: 10 am – 3 pm

    Weekends: 10 am 3 pm

    Visit, explore, and be inspired by the glorious wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo! From tigers to the giant tortoises, to the elephant families and giraffes, your little one will never run out of new animals to meet and learn of. Look to their website for the latest activities and attractions!

    Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium


    202 King Street, 3000 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Weekdays: 9:30 am – 6 pm

    Weekends: 9:30 am – 6pm

    Immerse your child into the beauty of the deep, ocean blue, and discover a different side of life in the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium! Creatures and attractions galore, bring the whole family as you explore the different areas of the aquarium: find clown fish in the coral caves, be in awe with the residents of the Bay of Rays, or play around with the penguins! 


    Does your child prefer a slower, more relaxing kind of family outing? Farmyards outside the city make for the perfect, slow moving kind of bonding activity- see what its like to live, breathe and interact with animals on a farm!

    Rain, Hayne & Shine Farmyard


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    490 Stumpy Gully Road, 3926 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Weekdays: 10 am – 4 pm

    Weekends: 10 am – 4 pm

    Rain, Hayne & Shine is a children’s farm service offers a farmyard experience in Balnarring, with a picturesque view of the Mornington Peninsula. Aside from being open to families with small kids, the farm and mobile farm are great for educational visits to kindergartens and for birthday parties. Your child can get hands on with feeding and cuddling the farm animals!

    Animal Land Children’s Farm


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    190 Duncans Lane, 3427 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Weekdays: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Weekends: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Offering public tours, private group visits, and children’s parties, all within 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Children can experience what it’s like to work on a farm first-hand in Animal Land Children’s Farm. Unlike other farms, visitors could hold, pat, feed, ride, and immerse in the serene farmland lifestyle. 

    Bundoora Park Children’s Farm – Coopers Settlement


    1069 Plenty Road, 3083 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Opening Hours:

    Weekdays: 10 am – 4 pm

    Weekends: 10 am – 4 pm

    Located in Bundoora Park, the largest park in the Northern suburbs, both young and old (yes, you can feed the cute goats!) can enjoy the great, green outdoors in relative safety. Meet the many small farm animals, take a ride to see the kangaroos and emus, and visit the 20th Century-era Heritage Village. Don’t forget to bring a picnic basket and lots of food!

    Looking for other amazing things you could do with your toddlers in Melbourne? Visit the Fun Kids Guide to find the attraction or activity nearest you!

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