Melbourne for kids. A cheap day out on foot.

A day out in Melbourne for kids can be cheap, exciting and exhausting. Not only will they learn a lot, they will sleep well and have stories to tell.  The itinerary we followed involved a lot of legwork as the best way to explore Melbourne is on foot. Now travel has become even cheaper as all trams in the centre of Melbourne are free and the cost of train fares into Melbourne have been reduced. Why would you take a car into the centre?

The images below focus on legs, in response to Ed’s Sunday Stills photographic theme this week.

a young boy stands at his easel, sketching xx enca
Oliver concentrates on capturing the long legs and body of Phar Lap, the famous race horse, his taxidermied body enshrined.
the skeletal remains of a xx fly above
The skeletal legs and wings of a Pterodactyl fly above.
Images of Dinasaur families strolling by  are projected onto the wall. More art for the boys.
Images of dinosaur families stroll by as the boys tackle more art.
Graffiti lanes of Melbouren. An artist prepares to redo a door.
Graffiti lanes of Melbourne. An artist prepares to re- spray a door in Hosier Lane.
The boys are mesmerized by the graffiti art on the walls of Hosier Lane and  Rutledge Lane.
The boys are mesmerized by the graffiti art on the walls of Hosier Lane and Rutledge Lane.
Many tourists enjoy walking around Melbourne and these lanes are now on the itinerary.
Many tourists enjoy walking around Melbourne and these lanes are now on the itinerary.
A quick walk through Federation square for some people watching and then a walk vy the Yarra river.
A quick walk through Federation Square for some  ‘people- watching’ and then a walk along the Yarra river.
The iconic Flinders Street station, a short stroll to the train for a ride home.
The iconic Flinders Street station, a short stroll to the train for a ride home.

Some useful links on Melbourne for tourists.

http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/visiting/

http://ptv.vic.gov.au/1-january-2015-fare-changes/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-08/melbourne-hosier-rutledg-famous-graffiti-lanes/5079432

http://museumvictoria.com.au/reb/history/carlton-gardens/

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1131

http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/visiting/getting-here/

17 thoughts on “Melbourne for kids. A cheap day out on foot.”

    1. Thanks Fergie. The museum is free for kids and now all the trams are free around the city. The grounds of the Carlton gardens make a great setting for a picnic so overall, it is a very cheap day out.

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  1. Oh how Peter and I love visiting Melbourne, Francesca! It has such character… thank you so much for sharing your outing… loved this!

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