Melbourne is a city full of nostalgia! Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with friends or just want to take a trip down memory lane, there are plenty of activities that will make you feel like a kid again. From watching classic movies at the cinema to exploring the city’s hidden gems, here are some nostalgic activities to do in Melbourne that will take you back in time. Get ready for some serious nostalgia as we explore all the fun activities that remind you of the joy and wonder of being a kid.
1. Warner Bros. Studios’ 100th Anniversary Candlelight Concert
If we think back to some of our favourite childhood movies and series, we’ll notice that Warner Bros. was responsible for many of them! This year, to mark their 100th anniversary, Warner Bros. has teamed up with Fever to light up the National Theatre with thousands of candles and enchanting music from some of the studio’s most memorable films and series. Join the celebrations on the 21st of April at this candlelit concert commemorating 100 years of thrilling stories, and spend the evening getting lost in a soundtrack of nostalgia.
Dates: April 21, 2023
2. Relive The Magic Of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows In Concert
Experience the captivating finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in Concert at Hamer Hall. Directed by Nicholas Buc, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will bring the soundtrack to life while the film plays. This special event comes to town in March for a limited run only. Attendees will be spellbound as they take in an evening of wizards, witches, and magic set to an electric live musical atmosphere. The performance will last approximately 2 and a half hours, and will have you bewitched from start to finish.
Dates: March 30 to April 1 2023
3. Walk Through An Illuminated Wonderland At Wyndham Park
Head over to Wyndham Park in Werribee after sunset for a breathtaking experience. Allow you imagination to run wild as you stroll along a grassy area filled with light, observe trees shimmering in the distance and take in an interactive rainbow light show. Every 30 minutes, a high-energy laser show will play across the main lawn, accompanied by a catchy soundtrack. During the pauses between performances, the lasers will paint a rainbow umbrella above your head. It’s hard not to feel a child-like wonder at this impressive display.
Dates: March 17 to March 26 2023
4. Take a ride on a $8 Million Waterslide at Funfields Themepark
Looking for a way to get some childlike excitement back in your life? Well, now you can, thanks to Funfields Themepark’s latest attraction – a thrilling $8 million waterslide that is sure to bring out the inner child in everyone. Located just a short drive from Melbourne, Funfields Themepark is home to some of the most exciting rides and attractions in Australia. But this latest addition takes the cake when it comes to pure adrenaline-pumping fun.
But it’s not just the ride itself that makes this attraction so special. The entire atmosphere of the park is designed to make you feel like a kid again, with bright colors, fun music, and plenty of opportunities to let loose and have fun.
5. Mary Poppins Musical
From the moment the curtains open, you’ll be transported to a world of imagination and whimsy. You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, and you might even shed a tear as you follow the adventures of Mary Poppins and her charges, Jane and Michael Banks.
But it’s not just the story that will make you feel like a kid again. The music and choreography will have you tapping your feet and humming along to classic tunes like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. And with breathtaking sets and costumes, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a storybook world. So grab your umbrella and fly away to Melbourne for a night you’ll never forget!
Dates: 8 March to 18 June 2023
6. Get Creative At The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
If you haven’t played with LEGO since you were a child, then you’re missing out on a world of fun and imagination. LEGO is more than just a toy – it’s a tool that allows you to build anything you can imagine. And at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, you can build and create to your heart’s content!
LEGOLAND features 4D movies, rides and prizes for the best builds. This is a great activity to do with the whole family, or if you prefer to go kid-free you can attend one of the Adult nights! A great way to let loose and get playful.