All the best kids experiences in Melbourne

We have the perfect gift guide for your energetic kids, cousins, nieces and nephews, who have you totally lost for ideas this Christmas. From a magic boot camp to kids high tea and a penguin passport, here’s where to start your hunt.

For inquisitive kids

For the animal lover, the Penguin Passport at Sea Life Melbourne is their ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the aquarium’s colony of sub-Antarctic penguins.

Meet the penguins at Sea Life Aquarium (photo: Sea Life Aquarium Facebook page)

O’Brien Arena holds skating classes for young and old alike – from those who want to play ice hockey to figure skating wannabes. You can also buy memberships that allow you access to unlimited public skating, if having a twirl without the pressure is more your thing.

Three words that will set any inquisitive kid’s heart alight: Magic Boot Camp. See the science behind the magic, learn some cool tricks, and become the wizard of your street in these short classes.

If your kids are more focused on making rather than doing, then ACMI’s claymation for kids workshop is the perfect gift this Christmas.

For adventurous kids

For those kids that aren’t afraid of heights, there are two awesome experiences for them this festive season that they will remember far longer than another toy for the toybox. How about a Melbourne Star Observation Wheel ‘flight’? See Melbourne from a new perspective from the top of the wheel.

Another great ideas is to help your kids cheat death at The Edge at Eureka Skydeck – a glass floor suspended 88 floors above the ground at Eureka Tower.

Test their mettle at The Edge (photo: Grace Petrou)

For foodie kids

Being a foodie isn’t just for adults. If your kids love their food, how about a cool kids foodie gift this Christmas? You could choose from a special children’s high tea gift card from Tea Salon, or the Sing-themed kid’s dessert high tea at the Langham. Now that’s a great present that they’re bound to love.