Four warm, winter activities for children with disability

Posted on 14 August 2015 by Yooralla

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this very chilly winter?

Here are four accessible activities for the whole family to stay warm, indoors and entertained on the weekend.

Eureka Skydeck 88

Where: Level 88, 7 Riverside Quay Southbank
Phone: 03 9693 8888

Eureka Skydeck 88 is one of Melbourne's must-see attractions. The Edge, the glass cube that comes out of the side of the building, can fit two wheelchairs comfortably and is fully accessible. The views are spectacular and there is a kiosk with great snacks for kids along with good coffee for parents. During the school holidays there are activities for children, such as badge making. 

To learn more or to book, visit the Eureka Skydeck 88 website.


Where: 2 Booker Street Spotswood
Phone: 03 8341 7777

Scienceworks makes learning about science and technology a fun, interactive adventure. The permanent Sportsworks exhibition is interactive and the majority of the activities are accessible. The new permanent exhibition, Alice’s Wonderland, is a great introduction to science and maths concepts and involves easy to use touch screens. All exhibition galleries and public spaces have lift and/or ramp access.

To find out more about access, visit the Scienceworks accessibility page.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Where: Federation Square, Flinders Street
Phone: 03 8663 2583

ACMI is a cultural hub with a permanent, interactive exhibition documenting the history of the moving image. The permanent exhibition Screen Worlds explores the history and the future of the moving image. The exhibition brings together rarely seen footage, fascinating objects and interactive displays. There are a number of accessible entrances into ACMI, all with automatic doors, and accessible toilets are available throughout the venue.

Read more about access on the ACMI website.

Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory 

Where: 930 Phillip Island Road Newhaven
Phone: 03 5956 6600

Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate at Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is a celebration of all things chocolate, with interactive exhibitions and fascinating facts. Kids will get excited as they watch the chocolate being made right in front of their eyes. They will then have the opportunity to try out the different chocolates. The factory is all on one level and has easy access for people who use wheelchairs.

To find out more, visit the Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate website.

Related links:

Yooralla Children's Services

Yooralla Arts and Recreation programs


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