It can be hard to keep kids entertained over the Winter holidays because the weather can sometimes make it hard to get out of the house.

Luckily the Winter holidays only last for 2 weeks! Here are 5 great things you can do with the kids to help keep them entertained:

  1. Down the rabbit hole with Alice: Scienceworks has a magical interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition for the kids to explore. Introducing kids to Science and Maths concepts while having fun. On until July 24th. Cost of exhibition is included in entry cost to Scienceworks which is FREE for kids and $14 per adult.
  2. Snow: Less than 2 hours from the city you can take the kids to the perfect fun snow day out at Lake Mountain. Hire a toboggan and spend the days sliding down the gentle slopes, perfect for kids. Car entry to the resort is $56, you can hire toboggans at extra cost, packages available.
  3. Fun 4 Kids: Head to Warrnambool for a kid’s festival like no other. With over 80 live shows for the kids and a huge range of activities for them to do. Tickets start at just $32 and you can get multiday tickets. On June 26th until July 2nd.
  4. The Big Freeze: Celebrate Winter with snow play, arts and crafts, superhero training, live performers, workshops and more! The aim of the festival is to create a cheap snow experience in Melbourne for families and promoting physical and imaginative play. Held at the Cranbourne Racecourse, tickets start at $16.50. On July 2nd to July 10th.
  5. Movies: Winter time is perfect for seeing a movie and Hoyts have great family ticket prices. With “Finding Dory”, “Ice Age 5″ and “The BFG” all out these holidays, you may even want to go more than once.

Check out some great indoor games to do with the kids in the holidays HERE.

What are you planning on doing with the kids these holidays? Please add your comment below.

  • Down the rabbit hole with Alice sounds like great fun.


  • Gosh my kids would have loved to play in snow.
    Ive seen snow but never seen it falling….I would love to see that.


  • Great tips for ways to spend the holidays.


  • This looks exciting.


  • I really need ideas of things to do with older children. My boys are 11 and 14 years and I’m finding it difficult to find things to do with them. Other than the snow my boys are not interested in any of this – unfortunately.


  • Thank you, I’m finding these ideas useful.


  • One day I’d love to take the kids to the snow


  • We are going to the big freeze festival. Can’t wait. Hopefully Christmas in July at sovereign hill.
    Also have tickets to the wiggles.

    • Love Christmas in July – always so magical and fun.


  • Thankyou for the ideas. Cranbourne looks awesome and a good alternative.


  • thanks heaps I’m going to check out Cranbourne’s big freeze. also hoping to send my children on a few school holiday activities through school holiday program.


  • You’re right, it can be hard getting out of the house during the winter school holidays. We tend to go to the movies during the colder months.


  • Thanks for your article,l would love to embrace the snow in Winter!


  • Thanks for these lovely Winter Wonderland holiday ideas.


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