Overview

Bundle up the kids and embark on two full days of art, craft, theatre and afternoon sugar fixes in Melbourne this winter. 
 
Don’t miss big events happening around the city. See Picasso in a new light at NGV International's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster exhibition The Picasso Century. Experience 12 nights of music, public art and performances at RISING, and marvel as magic comes to life on stage in the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child production. 

Friday night

Clink your glasses over delicious Italian fare and start your evening with a cheesy slice from S.P.Q.R Pizzeria. The kids can order their favourite flavour from the front window, while you settle in and enjoy a refreshing beer or glass of King Valley red. Visit the Regent Theatre for a spectacular performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Listen to orchestral music and watch the classic scenes come to life before your eyes.

Saturday morning 

Enjoy breakfast the Melbourne way, with speciality coffee and seasonal dishes at Ten Square Cafe. Little ones will fall in love with the chocolate waffles and date hotcakes.
 
See the city from above at Melbourne Skydeck. Gaze at spectacular city views from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest observation deck. Check out the Skydeck’s latest augmented reality experiences or discover the Voyager Theatre. Top off your morning with a tour of the city’s iconic laneways and street art on a walking tour with Melbourne Street Art Tours. 

Saturday afternoon

Re-energise with a side of cuteness at Cat Cafe Melbourne, where you can sip rich hot chocolates while your new furry friends nap, play or enjoy a purr-fect treat of their own. 
Set your creativity free over a crafty afternoon at ArtPlay. Imaginations will run wild in a series of workshops and performances led by professional artists. Wind down after a big day of exploration with a manually extracted flat white or a dainty pastry from Self Preservation.

Saturday night

Ready for a spot of dinner? Grab a bite to eat from the Royal Saxon in Richmond. Sink your teeth into a juicy burger or devour a hearty chicken parma before heading to the MCG for a night of footy. 

Sunday morning

Fancy a hot jam doughnut for brekkie? Head to Queen Victoria Market where you can shop – and eat – until you drop. Soak up the multicultural atmosphere and browse goods from independent makers, creators, designers and artists.

Sunday afternoon

Get up close and personal with Horridus the Triceratops – the most complete triceratops fossil in the world  – at Melbourne Museum. Discover the mysteries of the universe on a visit to Scienceworks, where electrifying theatre, immersive exhibits and life-changing machinery entertains curious minds.
 
Bring your weekend to a close with a tasty morsel from Little Cupcakes. Chomp away on a full-size red velvet delight lathered in cream cheese frosting and delight little tastebuds with a mini chocolate bite. 

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