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    Free: a new park that you have never been and Take scooters. Bush walk, nature hike, beach, museum, science works, art gallery, botanic gardens, library, cook a new recipie and let kids do it all with directions from you, slip and slide, go and meet some elderly people at a retirement home, make kites out of newspaper and fly them, immigration museum, tour of vic police headquarters.

    Money: zoo, werribe zoo, sovereign hill, kryal castle, mini golf, luna park, play cafe, hire a gaming console, movies, swimming pool, theatre, visit a farm and pick produce / see animals, take a factory tour,

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    Free sunny:
    Beach
    Picnic
    Day trip to Dandenongs/Burnham Beeches
    Various free water play areas around melbourne (google them)
    Trip to the docklands
    Some children's farms are free (Ceres in Brunswick is, I think)


    Free rainy:
    NGV galleries
    Shopping centres (some have soft play areas, some do kid's activities)

    $$ those double decker bus tours are much cheaper than you'd imagine, and you can sometimes get groupon deals for them
    Anakie fairy park
    Kryal Castle (they're both out west but you included geelong so figured you don't mind traveling)
    Luna park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dragon View Post
    Free- River, Beach, Different playgrounds, Library activities, Lysterfield lake, Day out to Badger weir, Camping, Bushwalks, Visit tree top walk Mt donna buang (snow in winter too), Walk through the city,

    $$- Healesville santuary, Melb zoo, Aquarium, Melb Musuem, Laser Tag, Indoor trampoline centre, Chesterfield farm or Collingwood childrens farm, Swimming pool at greensbourough (watermarc) Adventure park geelong, Indoor rockclimbing, Movies, Old melb gaol,Roller skating, Ice skating, Dodgeball, See a Magic show or Comedy show, Go to a sushi bar or somewhere interesting for dinner.
    These are great ideas

    I'll be back to comment on the other posts soon as I'm going out, but a quick read and I am thrilled - thanks
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    Subbing. We're visiting melbourne in a fortnight.

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    (Sorry if some of these have been mentioned already!)

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    - afternoon tea at a nice cafe (the Kallista Tea Rooms are lovely and a nice drive into the Dandenongs)
    - Collingwood Children's Farm - if you go on market day (check their website) it's only $2 entry
    - Melbourne Zoo/Healesville Sanctuary/Werribee Zoo - consider whether a membership is worth it: with a membership, it's free!

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    - parks, there are so many great ones!
    - library
    - scooter/bike ride

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    Love the idea

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    My kids loved ACME in the city that would be a great free rainy.

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    We have just been to Melbourne about 2 weeks ago. We visited the zoo while we were there, it's rather expensive but loved it, kids also had a ball. Everyone got a treat from the zoo shop there too that was a bit exy too but won't visit again for a while. I also always like what's on at Federation Square, haven't visited for years though, thought it was usually free? It's also a bit out of Melbourne but love the coast, Great ocean road and down that area, also haven't visited for way too long. If you like the AFL the season is almost here for it again, used to love going to footy. Also one of those skydeck things? Rialto towers or something isn't it?

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    @2BlueBirds i get the feeling we live in the same area. I can't imagine many people would have sanctuary lakes hotel on their list .
    Point cook homestead is nice too.

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    I find the zoo memeberships are so worth it. If you visit each of the 3 zoos once in the year thwn you have covered your membership. Also kids are free during school holidays i believe.

    Free: children's garden at the botanical gardens. Baking, cookie decorating etc, water play at home, mud pies, homemade playdough (big winner in my house), treasure hunt. Park hunt (like a pub crawl but from park to park in your local area minus the alcoholic drinks )

    $: train ride to a new area to explore, ten pin bowling. I think most of the attractions in melbourne have been mentioned.


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