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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Melbourne

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 922 fun things to do in Melbourne for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 672 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Melbourne day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Melbourne with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

  1. Lake at Staunton Harold Reservoir in Melbourne

    Staunton Harold Reservoir

    Melbourne

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Staunton Harold Reservoir is located in the heart of the National Forest, between Derby and Burton on Trent, and was once home to a remarkable range...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1 mile from Melbourne
  2. Swadlincote Snowsports Centre Top Pick

    Swadlincote Snowsports Centre

    Swadlincote

    Skiing and SnowboardingSkiing and Snowboarding

    Love winter sports? Head out to Swadlincote Snowsports Centre to enjoy everything from skiing to toboggan rides, any time of the year. Situated right...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 6.3 miles from Melbourne
  3. Family cycling at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

    Calke Abbey

    Ticknall

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Whether you love exploring on your bike saddle or by foot, there’s plenty of things to do at Calke Abbey. From the ‘un-stately’ home to the 600 acres...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 2 miles from Melbourne
  4. Entrance to Paint at Pot Craft Studio in Ashby de la Zouch

    Paint a Pot Craft Studio

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Paint a Pot Craft Studio offers an indoor opportunity for you to come with your family and friends to paint your own designs on a wide range of ceram...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.7 miles from Melbourne
  5. Wacky Warehouse Bonnie Prince

    Wacky Warehouse Bonnie Prince

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Fancy a lunch out with your tots? Wacky Warehouse at Bonnie Prince in Chellaston is perfect for families with young kids. You’re welcome to dig into...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2.8 miles from Melbourne
  6. Kids playing dodgeball at Rebound Ashby Trampoline Park in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Rebound Ashby Trampoline Park

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    For kids with bags of energy, bouncing is only the beginning at Rebound Ashby Trampoline Park. To start with the park has 10,000 sq ft (!) of interco...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 5 miles from Melbourne
  7. People walking through snow at Elvaston Castle

    Elvaston Castle

    Elvaston

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring for forty years. Obviously devoid of modern entertainmen...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 5 miles from Melbourne
  8. Dad helping son to bowl at Tenpin

    Tenpin & Sector 7 Derby

    Derby

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    This is bowling but not as you know it, with lasers, aliens and all sorts of crazy elements. Take bowling to the next level at Tenpin Derby. There ar...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 5.4 miles from Melbourne
  9. Kids in costumes at Ashby de la Zouch Museum

    Ashby de la Zouch Museum

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Ashby de la Zouch Museum is full of interesting artefacts and models which tell the history of this ancient market town. Open throughout the year, th...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 5.4 miles from Melbourne
  10. Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

    Showcase Derby Foresters Park

    Derby

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Watch all the best films at Showcase Derby Foresters Park, where there's a whopping 11 screens showing all those blockbusters that the whole family w...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 5.5 miles from Melbourne
  11. Hood Park Lido Outdoor Swimming Pool

    Hood Park Lido Outdoor Swimming Pool

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Fancy a swim? Visit the Lido at Hood Park Leisure Centre in Ashby-de-la-Zouch between May and September for a family day out, packed with heaps of sp...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 5.5 miles from Melbourne
  12. Ruins of Ashby de la Zouch Castle

    Ashby de la Zouch Castle

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a renowned Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unu...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 5.5 miles from Melbourne
  13. Mercia Marina Willington

    Mercia Marina Willington

    Willington

    LandmarksLandmarks

    Take your family for a lovely day out at Europe’s largest inland marina - Mercia Marina in Willington.  You’ll have the chance to explore 74 acres of...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 5.8 miles from Melbourne
  14. Photo of some props at Houdini's Escape Room Experience Kegworth

    Houdini's Escape Room Experience Kegworth

    Derby

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Up for a challenge? If you’re kids are craving some adventure and thrills, then Houdini’s Escape Room Experience is the perfect place to be. Choose f...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 6.1 miles from Melbourne
  15. Young kids looking excited as they're strapped into gear and ready to climb at Alter Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre

    Alter Rock Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre

    Derby

    ClimbingClimbing

    Climb, swing and crawl at Alter Rock Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre. Let your kids get active for this day out where you can join in too. Take o...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 6.1 miles from Melbourne
  16. Girl eating at Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit in Long Eaton

    Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit

    Long Eaton

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    TheWacky Warehouse in the historic, watersidePlank and Leggit offers several levels of well organised craziness in the name of exercise boasting load...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 6.2 miles from Melbourne
  17. National Forest Adventure Farm Book online

    National Forest Adventure Farm

    Burton upon Trent

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Team the wildest parts of play, the cutest creatures in town and a cheeky tractor ride or two on a visit to National Forest Adventure Farm. First let...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 11.2 miles from Melbourne
  18. Soft play area at Freddys Play Kingdom in Derby

    Freddys Play Kingdom

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Freddy's is a soft play centre that has a particularly large play area for smaller toddlers and babies who are unable to play on the ropes and slides...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 6.3 miles from Melbourne
  19. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Swadlincote

    Swadlincote

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    A trip to the flicks wouldn’t be complete without a big bucket of popcorn, as well as the whole family offering up their reviews on the car ride home...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.4 miles from Melbourne
  20. Kids playing at Oxygen Freejumping Derby

    Oxygen Freejumping Derby

    Derby

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Mix together 150 interconnected trampolines, two basketball courts, performance trampolines and one huge airbag, and what do you get? Oxygen Freejump...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.4 miles from Melbourne

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