What❜s on for Kids in Melbourne This Week October 1 - 8

  • All Ages

The second week of the school holidays here in Melbourne is shaping up to be just as bumper as the first week! As usual, there's tons of things to do with the kids across the city - from LEGO-filled swap meets to cultural experiences, we have it all.

1. Extended! The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Minifigure Trading Wall

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is celebrating the magical 40th Anniversary of the Minifigure with a giant Minifigure Trading Wall!

With 1500 Minifigures on display, and a total of 3000 Minifigures to trade altogether, this will be the largest Minifigure trading event LEGOLAND Discovery Centre has ever seen! Bring your Minifigures to swap for new ones - while Minifigure trades are always encouraged at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, the 40thAnniversary Minifigure Trading Wall makes the options seem endless.

Kids will be able to let their imaginations run wild with combinations of bodies, face and hair/hats available to make their perfect Minifigure!

Limited Ninjago Minifigures will also appear on the Trading Wall and if you look hard enough, you will also be able to see your favourite characters in MINILAND Melbourne, taking in the scaled-down sights of the city.

What you need to know

When: Until October 7th, 11:30am-4:30pm

Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Level 2/1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

For more information: See our event listing.

Main image credit: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Image Credit: Melbourne International Arts Festival

2. Tanderrum Ceremony, Celebrating the Language Groups of the Eastern Kulin Nation

Each year the first words of Melbourne International Arts Festival come from those who have carried this land’s stories the longest—the First Peoples of Melbourne.

Tanderrum is a ceremony bringing together the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung, Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung language groups of the Eastern Kulin Nation—a ceremony of celebration that reaches across Aboriginal time.

This sacred ceremony had been hidden since European invasion, until six years ago the Eastern Kulin brought Tanderrum back to central Melbourne to open the Festival. Since then this cross-cultural moment has become an essential and living element of the Festival and a Welcome to Country for local and international artists
and audiences.

Melbourne is sacred to the Traditional Custodians. Through this event we ensure that Aboriginal culture remains present and relevant to our city today. Tanderrum is your invitation to share this sacred place.

What you need to know

When: October 3, 2018, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Where: Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets, Melbourne

For more information: See our event listing.

Image Credit: Melbourne Community Toy Library

3. Pop-Up Play Space with the Melbourne Community Toy Library

The Melbourne Community Toy Library will be bringing some toys to the Carlton Community Grocer for a free pop-up play session.

This is a chance for your kids to try out some toys, make some mess and tire themselves out. It is a free event (thanks to funding from Telstra kids fund), ideal for children aged one to six years.

What you need to know

When: October 5, 2018, 10.30am - 11.30am

Where: Carlton Community Grocer, 478 Drummond Street Carlton

For more information: See our event listing.

Image Credit: Royal Botanic Gardens

4. Spring into Nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Bask in the warming sun at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens this spring, and visit the Children’s Garden for a series of relaxed activities that will stimulate the senses and enliven the soul.

Come ready to explore, play, create and observe the delights of spring, and take part in nature play activities.

What you need to know

When: October 3, 2018, 10.00am - 1pm

Where: Ian Potter Children's Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, 100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne

For more information: See our event listing.

Image Credit: Federation Square

5. Wiggletime with The Wiggles

Hey Wiggles fans, make sure you check out Wiggletime at Fed Square in Melbourne, running every day between 10am and 11am until October 7.

There will be all your favourite Nursery Rhymes, plus some new ones on their fantastic new Big Screen!

What you need to know

When: Until October 7th, 10am - 11am.

Where: Federation Square, Melbourne

For more information: See our event listing.