Amazing Places to Visit in Melbourne as a Family

*This is a collaborative post.

I have heard so much about amazing/unusual places to visit in Melbourne, Australia. Warren and I have reached a point in our lives where we often find ourselves dreaming of travel. Unfortunately our budget doesn’t allow for anything outside of the UK at present, but if we could we’d go to Melbourne in a flash!

Amazing Places to Visit in Melbourne as a Family

There’s so much to see and do in Melbourne, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you go as a family or couple, or alone or with a group of friends, you can make huge savings on top attractions in Melbourne at Groupon.  I’ve popped together a list of family friendly places to visit in Melbourne and I hope you find them useful.

Family Friendly Places to Visit in Melbourne

Luna Park

From the giant mouth to the amazing rides, Luna Park is a must-see when it comes to history, thrills and important family fun time. You can get a vibe for their history in the video below, it’s pretty magical…

Melbourne Museum

Everybody loves a museum, right? Melbourne Museum looks amazing, with activities, exhibitions and events. I could get lost in any museum, plus it’s a huge learning opportunity for home educated kids!


This world record breaking water park looks unbelievable! With 4 rides and attractions I think this would be top of my list for a fun family day out whilst visiting Melbourne. There are rides, paddle boards and a toboggan, plus much more!

Old Melbourne Gaol

This place looks incredibly spooky. Dating back to the 1800s it’s a truly must see venue. It’a most famous for its connection with Ned Kelly, who was hung there in 1880. You can check out the original cells, join in with a night tour (spooky!) and even get arrested! I can imagine my children loving this…


Animal Land Children’s Farm

This is the place of Molly’s dreams. She adores animals and at Animal Land you can pet, hold and feed the animals. You can take part in animal care, including milking and egg collecting (not very vegan though!). Although we’d love it, I think Molly would struggle with the moral/ethical side of things. Still, this may float someone’s boat, and it seems to be a very educational place to visit.


Melbourne looks like an amazing place to visit. Have you been to Melbourne?

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