melbourne-tramA day trip on the tram to some of Melbourne's favourite attractions is a great way to keep the kids entertained.

With tram routes running past so many hot-spots, as well as some of our best local shopping and restaurant strips, the tram is a cheap and fun way for the family to make the most of the holidays or weekends.

Below are some family destinations you can get to on one of Melbourne's iconic trams this season:

ROUTES 16, 96 AND 79: Luna Park offers kids all the fun of the fairground as well as giving parents a chance to reminisce at the sight of some iconic rides of yesteryear such as the carousel and laughing clowns.

ROUTES 96 AND 112: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre has a wave pool, inflatable water slide and other fun activities throughout the school holidays. MSAC provides kids with all the fun of the beach, while offering the convenience and safety of an indoor swimming pool.

ROUTE 70: Wattle Park has been an attraction for tram passengers since 1917. With on-site barbecues, play equipment and a couple of decommissioned W-Class trams for kids to enjoy, Wattle Park can provide hours of entertainment.

ROUTE 75: The National Sports Museum within the hallowed grounds of the MCG includes significant historical collections that will be appreciated by all ages. There are interactive displays as well as multi-media presentations to keep the kids entertained.

ROUTE 6: Harold Holt Swim Centre (corner High St and Edgar St) has always been a favourite oasis for locals during the summer months. The centre has recently reopened after an extensive redevelopment which sees a range of new facilities added and the existing 50m outdoor and 25m indoor pools refurbished.

tram_w_class_polly_woodside_melbourneROUTE 55: The Zoo is a fantastic attraction anytime, but right now there are a couple of unique experiences kids can look forward to. 'Ongard', the baby elephant is growing up fast, and a three week old baby girl Orang-utan is now on public display.

ROUTE 86: With a children's farm, farmers market, wildlife reserve and heritage village, you can see why Bundoora Park is known as "Melbourne's most diverse park." Cooper Settlement even offers holiday programs for kids to give them a taste of life on the farm only 15km from the centre of Melbourne.

ROUTE 82: Maribyrnong Acquatic Centre offers kids activities and a range of water play features and inflatables over the summer holiday period. With Highpoint Shopping Centre just across the road, you can make the most of the sales and stop off for a bite to eat on your way home.

Thanks to Yarra Trams for this article.

You may have seen an Orange Heritage Listed W Class Tram doing the rounds of the Circle Line?

The tram, running on Melbourne's city circle route, promotes National Trust's Old Melbourne Gaol on one side and the re-launched Polly Woodside on the other. Get out and about with your Family, jump on board (it's free) and make a day of it at these two interactive, totally unique and hands-on Melbourne attractions.