What❜s on for Kids in Melbourne This Week February 8-14

  • All Ages

This week we're bringing Labyrinth back (yeah!), celebrating St Kilda, summer, symphony orchestras and sustainability. Better yet - Almost everything is free!

1. St Kilda Festival

Join Australia’s largest free celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore in Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities! 

Brought to you by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Festival attracts more than 400,000 people who fill the streets of St Kilda (which are closed to all traffic) where the hottest Australian musicians play over ten music stages.

Be entertained by a huge array of performances, workshops and events, from kids’ entertainment to live wrestling, dance classes, community activities, buskers, food trucks and a whole lot more.

This year, acts include The Cat Empire, The Preatures, Troy Cassar-Daly, Mojo Juju, and even Regurgitator's kid-friendly punk rock Pogogo.

What you need to know:

When: Sunday February 10, 10am - 10pm

Where: St Kilda Foreshore

Cost: FREE

For more information: See our event listing.

Main image credit: St Kilda Festival Facebook

Image Credit: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Facebook

2. Sidney Myer Free Concert Series

The perfect soundtrack to summer in the city at one of Melbourne’s favourite venues - the free Melbourne Symphony Orchestra concerts are absolutely not to be missed. This year marks 90 years of MSO free concerts, 60 of those at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and promises good music and a fun atmosphere.

Presented in association with the University of Melbourne, the Saturday Night Symphony with Tianyi Lu - conductor - includes Berlioz - La corsaire, Satie/Debussy - Gymnopédie, Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, and the ever-popular Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

What you need to know:

When: 16 February at 7.30pm. Gates open at 4.30pm and entry is on a first-in, best-dressed basis. 

Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne VIC 3000

Cost: FREE

For more information: See our event listing.

Image credit: City of Melbourne

3. Dirtgirl Disrupts

With the help and encouragement onf enviro warrior Dirtgirl, speak up about what it is you love about your environment, and tell the world! It's time to lend your voice to the disrupting movement about a sustainable future. 

Dirtgirl and her friends are here as part of the Sustainable Living Festival to help Melbourne kids articulate their dreams with a workshop of climactic posters, bold messages, and electrifying chants. Hit the festival streets with dirtgirl in a colourful, loud and proud parade through the National Sustainable Living Festival and let your voice be heard!

Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

What you need to know:

When: Sunday 10 February, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Where: ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, behind Federation Square

Age: 5 to 10 years

Cost: $10, bookings essential

For more information: See our event listing.

Image credit: Victoria Harbour

4. Park Cinema presents Labyrinth

If you've ever wanted to introduce your kids to 1986 cult classic Labyrinth, what better way than waterside with a picnci on a Melbourne summer evening

Victoria Harbour, Docklands has been enjoying free screenings of classic family films over summer, where moviegoers are encouraged to bing a bean bag, grab a takeaway food pack from a local retailer and fill your picnic basket with your favourite film snacks. Park Cinema is also BYO, so grownups can bring a bottle of bubbles or a six-pack to enjoy with friends under the stars.

As there is no reserved seating, it is suggested that you arrive early to secure a good spot on the grass and enjoy a pre-movie picnic.

What you need to know:

When: February 8, 2019. Gates will open at 7pm and screening will commence at dusk, approximately 8.30pm

Where: Victoria Harbour, Docklands (Buluk Park, 894-910 Collins Street Docklands)

Cost: FREE

For more information: See our event listing.

Image credit: Experience Wyndham Instagram

5. Pop-Up Park Werribee

Soak up those summer days and nights at Werribee City Centre’s free Pop up Park in Station Place until this February 24, where you can wander the market stalls, feast on street food, listen to live music, watch traditional dancing, or get involved with the themed kids craft. 

On weekdays, the Pop Up Park will be buzzing with free community workshops and classes including free weekly Hey Dee Ho music and sports activities for the littlies, art classes, rhyme time, lunchtime music, pilates, tai chi and come and try sport sessions.

On Saturdays the WBTA will host a Makers Market before the park is transformed into an Outdoor Cinema complete with beanbags and popcorn for the evening!

A green city oasis, with comfy deckchairs, umbrellas and lawn games, the Pop Up Park is your must-do this summer – perfect for lunch breaks, coffee dates and all-ages, family fun.

What you need to know:

When: 8:00am - 10:00pm, until February 24, 2019

Where: Werribee City Centre, Station Place, Werribee

Cost: FREE

For more information: See our event listing.

Main image credit: St Kilda Festival Facebook