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3 creative activities to do this Father’s Day


There’s no better day to show the father in your life how much they mean to you than on Father’s Day. If you’re looking for an exciting and family friendly activity to undertake on Dad’s special day, we have just the ticket for you.

We have combed the best of Melbourne to give your Father’s Day an exciting injection of fun this year!

  1. For the magical Dad

If you’re a lover of Harry Potter, head into Federation square for a day of magic to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first published Potter book, The Philosopher’s Stone.

From 10:30am, the Melbourne Writer's Festival will host a Harry Potter Day in Federation Square. With fun activities, from dress-up parades to film screenings, there’s a range of fun to leave the whole family spell-bound!


Where: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
When: 10.30am – 4pm
Cost: FREE
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  1. For a Dad who really ‘bugs’ you

To celebrate the Melbourne Museum's current exhibition ‘Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers’, giant bug puppets will be on the loose!

What will you see? A giant cockroach? A swarm of bees? Or perhaps a huge redback spider? These mesmerising puppets will capture the imagination of the whole family!


Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
When: Sunday 3 September, the Museum is open 10am - 5pm, the Giant Bugs are out from 1 - 3pm.
Cost: Museum entry fees apply.
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  1. For the storyteller Dad

ACMI ‘s Family Sundays offer new and engaging exhibitions throughout the year, and Father’s day is no different as they celebrate the art of storytelling.

Families have an opportunity to craft a comic book or graphic novel and turn family members into superheroes for the day, or design a "choose-your-own adventure" style narrative with Twine. There will also be the ability to write and animate your own storybook adventure with hand-drawn images and iPads.


Where: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
When: 11am4pm
Cost: FREE
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