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Top 10 Exciting School Holiday Activities Near Melbourne Airport 2018

Is your flight booked at an odd time? Has your flight been delayed? Do you have time to kill near the Melbourne Airport? Then check your bags in; we’ve got just the thing to keep the kids from bouncing off the walls.

The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is located close enough to each of these awesome kid-friendly school holiday activities to make visiting them easy. The best part is that accommodation is on the Airport doorstep, so flying in saves plenty of time.

With our list of exciting kids school holiday activities near Melbourne Airport, you no longer need to search for ‘things for kids to do near me’ as we have everything you need to plan the perfect itinerary.

  1. Bounce Essendon Fields

If your kids are bouncing off the walls. Then head on over to Bounce at Essendon Fields and let them experience the biggest trampoline in Australia, the Super Tramp. Located in a huge heritage-listed aircraft hangar, bounce has plenty of fun filled activities for every age range. Inside you will find the iconic giant SuperTramp, cliff jumps, dodgeball, slam dunk, The Wall, and the free jump arena. If the kids build up a sweat and need to take a break with a snack and a drink, there is an on-site tuckshop. Best of all, reaching bounce at Essendon Fields takes just 10 minutes by car. Making it the perfect last-minute activity for restless kids.

  1. Zone Bowling

Less than a 20-minute car ride away from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, you will find Zone Bowling. Inside this mega complex you will find 26 different bowling lanes, laser tag and arcades to keep kids busy for hours on end. Open on weekdays from 10 a.m. until late and weekends from 9 a.m. it is the perfect place to head during the day or for some night time fun. Once the kids have had their fill of bowling and laser tag, grab a bite to eat before heading on over to the arcade. Here they will find a huge selection of arcade games ranging from retro to modern. They also have the chance to win prizes in the arcade by collecting tickets. Fun, games food and prizes. What could be better than that!

  1. Inflatable World

While the kids will definitely fall in love with the largest inflatable centre  in Australia, parents can indulge in a little child’s play themselves at Inflatable World. One thing to note is that socks are a must. If your kids forget to pack a pair, you can purchase them at the centre for $2.50. Inflatable World is less than a 10 minutes drive from the holiday Inn Melbourne airport, so it’s perfect for a last-minute day out. During the school holidays it is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and until 6 p.m. on Saturdays. From huge inflatable slides, battle zones and assault courses, even the most energetic children will be worn out after a few hours. Snacks and drinks are also available at the centre, or you can take your own.

  1. Kidz City

Less than a 15-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is Kidz City. Perfect for those traveling with kids between the ages of 1 and 12 years old. Inside there are huge slides, giant climbing structures and plenty of play equipment waiting to be enjoyed. The maze of climbing frames, tunnels, slides and inflatables come in a range of sizes appropriate for all age levels. Other activities including table soccer and air hockey are perfect for competitive kids. Open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can stay for an hour or play all day. An added bonus is that parents can grab a latte or soda at the coffee shop and relax while the children burn off some serious energy.

  1. Bulla Hill Railway

Just 7.2km from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is Bulla Hill Railway. Here you will find miniature diesel and steam trains that the whole family can ride on for just $3 a time. The train track is approximately 1.5 km long and rides take around 10 minutes to complete. At Bulla Hill Railway there are also plenty of amenities so that you can enjoy a barbecue or picnic whilst visiting. Kids will be mesmerized by the towering dinosaurs that can be found throughout the park. The whole area is ideal for something to do during the school holidays and guarantees kids will be having as much fun as possible.

  1. Animal Land Children’s Farm

If you are staying near Melbourne Airport and find yourself Googling ‘free things to do with kids near me’ then put down your phone. The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is just a 15-minute drive from one of the best kid-friendly school holiday activities around. Animal Land Children Farm. Here, kids can get up close to many of the cutest farm animals around. Open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday kids will love riding, feeding, petting and holding the animals here. Tours can be booked that lost for approximately 2 hours and include tractor rides, pony rides, milking cows, feeding ducks, collecting eggs and a visit to the animal nursery.

  1. Gnome Village

Located less than a 10-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport you will find the quirky Gnome Village. Wander among hundreds of gnomes who call this place home. Before visiting, why not buy your own addition to leave at the gnome village. Pick up a cheap garden gnome and a set of acrylic paints and let the kids get to work with personalizing their very own resident at the gnome village. There is something truly magical about this attraction that will spark the imagination of the little ones.

  1. Airport Viewing Platform

Located just 4 km from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is the viewing platform, which is one of the best places to do some plane spotting. From the mighty Dreamliner is to the iconic Boeing 747, just about every type of plane can be seen taking off and landing at Melbourne Airport. Kids will love watching the planes coming in just above their heads. Many people like to pack up a picnic to take to the viewing platform and spend an hour or two watching the planes come and go.

  1. Moonee Ponds Creek Trail

Less than a 15-minute walk from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is the entry to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail. This area of outstanding natural beauty is the perfect place to let kids run free. With lots of lizards, insects and native wildlife to be seen. Why not put together a wildlife hunt chart that they can take off as you make your way along the trails.


In 2019, URBNSURF Melbourne will be a must-do school holiday activity perfect for the whole family and right next to the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport. Destined to be the world’s first full-sized wavegarden cove, there will be roughly 1000 perfect surfing waves every hour. Other school holiday activities to be found at URBNSURF Melbourne Airport include rock climbing, mountain biking, playgrounds, skateboard zones and a mini-precinct where you can grab a bite to eat. Touted to be the biggest and best attraction in Melbourne, it will only take minutes to reach from the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport.

A Hotel At Melbourne Airport

Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is the perfect place to head to with kids during the school holidays. Located right next to the airport, it makes the holiday experience one that everyone will love. With 7 different offers and deals available, check out our hotel deals to book the best accommodation in Melbourne today.

Get the best deals on Melbourne Airport accommodation at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport by booking with us directly. Things for kids to do in Melbourne during the school holidays are abundant, and adults will have just as much fun as well.

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