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Family Fun at Melbourne Festival

Families are always extremely welcome at Melbourne and in recent years have had their own Trail within the Art & Architecture Trail based on a popular children’s book.

Each year we have a special Family Trail for the young, and the young at heart, based on much loved traditional fairy tales or classic story. The Family Trail and lots of activities for families are included in the £5 Art Trail Guide for the Art & Architecture Trail.

We have “STORY STOPS” where young visitors can have 5 minutes rest and read a book in Melbourne Hall Visitor Centre, Melbourne Hall Carriage Circle, Pool Cottage, The Vicarage Garden and Chantry House Garden. Highlights include our Children’s gardens at Melbourne Vicarage where you can play a game of giant chess or enjoy a perfect picnic and much more. In 2019 children can sing and dance at Music Time from 2 -2.30pm  and pop back at 4pm each afternoon join us for a story time on the Vicarage Lawn – in 2019 there is A RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE in the Vicarage Garden and  artwork by Melbourne Children was on display at Pool Cottage Residential Home in their garden and in Melbourne Fire Station.   

In the lead up to the Festival Children from Melbourne Infant & Junior Schools and children’s after school groups including Brownies, Rainbows, Beavers, Pilots and The Athenaeum all take part in Festival Workshops led by Festival artists and their work is shown on the Art & Architecture Trail.