Spring School Holidays Survival Guide

The sun is out, the weather is warm – it’s time to get outdoors.

The spring school holidays are upon us again and with it are the classics every young Melburnian know and love. Get them active in the kitchen or treat them to a night of roving entertainment, endless food and a fun atmosphere at a new night market.

Coburg Drive-Ins

This iconic drive-in cinema first opened in 1965, and it has the retro diner to prove it. Perfect for a night with the kids (or away from the kids, if that’s what you need), the drive-in diner serves food and cinema staples. Bonus: you can text your order from your car and skip the queues.

Royal Melbourne Show

A classic for anyone who has grown up in Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne Show at Melbourne Showgrounds is back again for the spring school holidays September 22 to October 2 with rides and hours fun to have with the kids. From picking the best showbag to choosing the biggest rides, your little ones will be entertained for hours.

Kids Cooking Class

Entertainment for all parties involved. Catch up with friends or family during the school holidays over a signature sparkling afternoon tea at Little Collins Kitchen, while the kids create art with food decorating led by their pastry chefs, inspired by the weird and wonderful underwater creatures.

Origami Craft Workshop

Fold, fold, fold and voilà! Give the young’uns something creative to set their minds on with this masterclass in origami in the Royal Botanical Gardens. After this crash course in 3D art, they’ll be decorating the house with origami butterflies and giraffes in no time!

Hawker 88 Night Market

Step into the streets of Asia and feast on authentic street from across the continent at Queen Vic Market September 19 to October 24, with classics from India, Japan, Malaysia and more. Themes will change every Wednesday, from Durian Festival to Thai celebration, Mooncake Festival to Filipino Festival.