Melbourne with Kids - Best Kid Friendly Cafes and Adventures in Melbourne

Melbourne has so much to offer families it’s hard to know where to begin, so let us help you start your journey by sharing some of our top picks for meal time, kid friendly fun activities and adventures. 

Top Picks for Child Friendly, Plant Friendly Cafes in Melbourne (and surrounds):

Top picks for fun family activities in Melbourne (and surrounds):

  • Visit the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
  • Explore the Melbourne Museum  
  • Experience the Melbourne Sealife Aquarium  
  • Partake in ArtPlay by the Yarra
  • Check out the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) 
  • Visit the Melbourne Zoo
  • Experience Collingwood Children’s Farm
  • Check out Scienceworks  

Top picks for free family adventures in Melbourne:

  • Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens  
  • Jog around the tan with the pram
  • Stroll down Anzac Avenue (St Kilda Road)
  • Pay a visit to the Melbourne City Library  
  • Walk along St Kilda pier with baby in the carrier  
  • Explore Melbourne’s CBD by foot

Top playground picks in Melbourne (and surrounds):

  • Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne 
  • Ron Barassi Snr Park on Docklands Drive, Docklands  
  • Royal Park Nature Play in Parkville (right near the Royal Children’s Hospital)
  • Middle Park Community Playground on Canterbury Road, Middle Park (Albert Park) 
  • McNish Reserve on Court Street in Yarraville
  • Coburg Lake Reserve on Murray Road in Coburg North  
  • Skinners Adventure Playground in Dorcas Street, South Melbourne 
  • St Kilda Adventure Playground in Neptune Street, St Kilda 

Want more cafes to choose from in Melbourne? Read about them here.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy our beautiful city! 

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