Kids FREE Entry To Melbourne Zoos These Spring Holidays

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Free Entry These School Holidays For The Kids To Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo

Whether it's your first time coming here or your millionth time, you'll never get bored of these amazing zoos.The popular zoos have hundreds of species of animals from all around the world. Their Wild Encounters programs allow you to get up close and personal with all kinds of animals including giraffes, lemurs, seals and giant tortoises.

There's plenty to do during these winter holidays at these zoos as well

Melbourne Zoo


The Trail of the Elephants exhibit is another favourite, and it’s FREE! Meander through an Asian village garden, home to beautiful and grand Asian elephants, or get involved in Keeper Kids- a playspace where children learn what it takes to be a zookeeper!

Other experiences include Meet the Keeper which occurs daily, Gorilla Breakfasts and Zoo Twilights live music sessions. The best part? Kids go FREE during the school holidays as well!

You can take your own food and picnic at prime spots scattered all over the zoo. Perhaps fancy a meal near the lions or the elephants. Or enjoy an array of hot and cold food options available at multiple locations around the zoo. 

This winter in an Australian-first, The National Geographic Photo Ark is coming to Melbourne Zoo for a special exclusive exhibition. This exclusive photo exhibition is using the power of photography to inspire people to save animals before it’s too late.

What you need to know 

Kids must be accompanied with paying adults. 

Cost: Adults ($32.50)

Timings: 9:00am to 5:00pm

For more information, visit their website.


Werribee Open Range Zoo

Spring is in the air and so too are spring babies at Werribee Open Range Zoo! Lioness Nilo and father Johari have welcomed more new cubs to their pride. Nilo gave birth to the cubs in August. Come and see the growing pride these school holidays at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

What you need to know
Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030
When: 23 Sep - 8 Oct
Timing: 9 am - 5 pm 
Cost: Adults ($35) Kids (under 16) FREE
For more information, see website

Healesville Sanctuary

Take an adventure to the stunning Yarra Valley these sping school holidays. Healesville Sanctuary will be warming zoo visitors, old and young alike, with a balmy spring Bushland Adventure

Teddy Vet Checks at Healesville Sanctuary

Pack your favourite teddy for a trip to Healesville Sanctuary with Teddy Health Checks taking place again this spring school holidays. From 11am to 3pm every day, Dr Hart and our volunteer teddy doctors will be attending and mending many patients in the Australian Wildlife Health Centre. And for the grown-ups, Sanctuary Harvest will be offering a yummy selection of sliders and ciders from Napoleon & Co.

What you need to know

Where: Badger Creek Rd, Healesville VIC 3777

When: 1 July - 16 July,  9am – 5pm, Mon - Sun

Cost: Adult ($32.50) Kids (under 16) FREE

For more information: see website