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Itinerary for family with young child

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Itinerary for family with young child

We're in Melbourne for 4 full days in August.

We have a young disabled child so lots of the trips we'd like to do eg, Great Ocean Road are too long or too late ie Philip Island Penguins

So far our itnerary is:

Use free tram for tour of CBD and main attractions

Yarra River Cruise

Eureka skydeck

Puffing Billy steam train

One day for shopping

Any suggestions of other must do's in the limited time we have, other than the Zoo/Aquarium as we'll be doing these in Sydney.

Thanks

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1. Re: Itinerary for family with young child

The Melbourne museum has great displays for children, museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/.

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2. Re: Itinerary for family with young child

The museum is an excellent choice as they have a preschoolers interactive area and even a mini Aussie bush (outdoors). Lots of ferns, trees and some small animals (frogs, insects, birds, & fish) How old is your child?

On your shopping day, you might want to take your child to see lollies (candy) being made. I know they probably have it in London but it's always fun to watch. The shop is called Suga. There is also a lounge made out of all ice (called IceLounge) where you drink cold things and freeze for fun.

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Thanks for tips............Melbourne museum sounds a good trip..............

My son is 8 but unlike most kids he does not like sweets so I'll take a raincheck on Suga

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This may be an idea...collingwood childrens farm..has animals to touch and hug and gardens and a cafe. Www.farm.org.au its on tripadvisor things to do in melb

there will be a bus or tram that goes there.

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He might like Scienceworks -lots of hands on interactive exhibits. Getting there by the little ferry from Southgate is also lots of fun for kids. Depending on the weather your son might also enjoy the Ian Potter Children's Garden at the Botanical Gardens.

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