Melbourne is a child-friendly city.
The essential, but often overlooked infrastructure is in place for parents with prams (ramps instead of stairs, specially marked parking spaces in the supermarket carparks and so on). Additionally, there are plenty of activities for families with young - and older - children.
Melbourne is a city that loves its festivals, free events, and family entertainment. As well as the yearly traditions like Moomba (a water festival that lasts for three days and is packed with rides, displays, fireworks and entertainment), you will find inexpensive activities happening almost every day and certainly every weekend.