School's out and the fun begins. We've got a packed list of ideas for families and kids of all ages to make the most of school holiday time this winter.

Check out special school holiday workshops and programs at Federation Square and ACMI, where kids can learn to make their own movie. Down piping hot noodles together at the Queen Victoria Night Market. Zip up high above the city at Melbourne Skydeck for thrilling views, and sit back in a high-tech pod for an immersive 6D experience in the Voyager Theatre.

There's an enormous triceratops to gape at in Melbourne Museum, films to get lost in on the big screen at IMAX, or Broadway shows on the big stage that will whisk both littlies and teens away to magical worlds.

In the regions? Try some kids art classes, explore playful museums and cultural programs, and meet friendly huskies on a sled-dog tour. Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat are home to exceptional art galleries, and kids of all ages love to browse gorgeous illustrations from beloved children's author Alison Lester at her gallery and bookshop in Fish Creek. Winter is prime time for whale watching, so get on the water to search for Moby Dick during the annual migration.

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