School holiday activities

The Victorian School Holidays started on 21 December. Below are a range of activities you might consider to entertain them with over the summer school holiday period.

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Arts Centre Melbourne - Kids and Families

Air Play - A comic adventure so epic it will lift you out of your seat. 18-22 January 2017.

Room on the Broom - Adapted from the award-winning picture book by JULIA DONALDSON & AXEL SCHEFFLER published by Macmillan's Children's Books 4-15 January 2017

Arts, Crafts and Mixed

ACMI Summer School Holiday Program – Learn some neat new skills in creative workshops that cover film making, creating YouTube videos, being a TV video game critic, coding, robotics, Minecraft, animation, Scratch (MIT) programming and more!

a3 - australian arts alive - Looking for something exciting to do these holidays? Join a3 - australian arts alive at our holiday programs for a fun and fresh approach to the performing arts.

Bits & Pieces - Offers a place where kids can come into the studio and spend some time to build/paint wooden models.

Box Hill Community School Holiday Program - Have fun at any age and ability with the fantastic range of art activities that will keep everyone creatively entertained during the school holidays. The Box Hill Community Arts Centre's range of programs are tailored for children, teenagers and family activities.

Bricks 4 Kidz School Holiday Workshops - Designed for kids aged 5-12, creative play with Bricks 4 Kidz models and LEGO games. With themes inspired by the much loved movie franchises Star Wars, Minions, Frozen, Jurassic World and the ever popular Mine Craft game, children will work and play with LEGO Technic pieces such as gears, axles, electric motors and more!

Bubble Dome Workshops - Learn skills in a range of the latest Technology and computer workshops across Melbourne. Workshops include Robotics, Minecraft, Girlcraft, Coding, App and Web Design and Looming for 5-18 years. Various locations include Brighton Grammar, Kingswood College and Tintern Grammar.

Charteris Music School - Music @ Charteris - Enjoy creative fun at our 'Sing & Make Music' School Holiday Programs!

Daylesford Arts, Recreation and Cultural Centre - School Holiday Program - Running at the ARC over the 2 weeks of school holidays is a fun and diverse program of activities for school aged children.

Duldig Studio. Making Monsters! Clay Holiday workshop – Design and make monsters in clay with Duldig Studio's Sculptor-in-Residence, Stefan Damschke! Learn the techniques of making sculptures in a real artist's studio. Suitable for ages 7+. 23 - 24 January 2017 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Cost: $70.00 for two classes (Materials included, but firing at an additional cost).

Duldig Studio. Transforming art! From life drawing to character design workshop – A new two-day workshop with illustrator and published author, Tull Suwannakit. Day 1 covers line, form and movement using Karl Duldig’s sculptures as an inspiration. On Day 2 students transform their life drawing into imaginative characters through the development of a design, looking at form/function, style and personality using lines, pattern, textures and colours. Suitable for ages 9+. 25 - 26 January 2017 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Cost: $70.00 for two classes plus $5.00 materials charge.

Extend Before and After School Care - Open to primary school aged children, the holiday programs run according to a daily timetable of structured activities based on arts and crafts, sports, team games, cooking, science, construction, problem solving, dance and drama. Incursions and excursions are also offered on special days with limited places available.

Gasworks Arts Park – Gasworks’ kids holiday programs offer creative and entertaining experiences for children aged 4 to 14 during the school holidays. Bringing together a range of energetic artists and performers who specialise in working with kids, the workshops, performances and classes are imaginative, engaging and fun!

GlazeIt Studio - Pottery Painting at GlazeIt Studio is a unique, fun and creative activity for all ages and occasions, which involves decorating ready-to-paint ceramics into beautiful and usable pottery pieces.

KidsCo. School Holiday Program in your Workplace – Fun, developmental and age appropriate activities where your child will learn through play and exploration whilst building confidence, feeling good about themselves, and instilling leadership. With a curriculum designed by teachers and child care specialists with 15 years industry experience, each day features an exciting theme that incorporates all fundamental areas of learning (Active, Create, Move and Experiment) in a fun, engaging and inclusive environment.

Kraftworks for Kids - a fun craft-based school holiday program for kids aged 8 through 14. Our activities include: Figurine Painting, Jewellery Making, Plasterkraft, Scale Modelling, and Stitchery. All activities encourage patience, persistence, and practical skills.

LEGO Education Learning Centres School Holiday Programs - Hands on minds on workshops which allow children aged 3-9+ to build knowledge and express themselves creatively, a crucial skill for 21st century learners.

Market Make It Zones – Market flavoured fun for the mini marketeers!

Music Works Magic - Fun for all during the school holidays.

100 Story Holidays – Go on story-telling quests, make giant comics and create your own galaxies at 100 Story Building's creative writing workshops for ages 7 -16 years. Cost: $49/3 hour workshop.

Performing Camps of Australia - Workshop based in Melbourne. Classes in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre & Technique 7 hours of dancing, with qualified and very experience teachers.

Ready Steady Go Kids - Glen Waverley - Multi-sport program for 1.5 to 6 years. Our physio designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.

Tree Sparrow Treasures - Jewellery making workshops targeting the 5+ and 10+ age groups.

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Inc. – A range of school holiday experiences, including Make your own lollies, Science Lab, the Oddball movie and lunch, Archery and Wombat Forest tours. For more information and bookings call 5424 1354.


Itsy Bitsy Chef - The January Picnic holiday program is a fun hands on and engaging cooking experience for kids aged 5-13 years old. Come and join the fun in the kitchen where the Menu is always new and exciting! Your child will have the opportunity to learn invaluable skills and enjoy the fruits of their work with their friends, then take home the rest of the spoils to their loved ones.

Jacican Food Studio – Every school holidays, Jacican Food Studio opens its doors to the next generation of chefs. Primary aged children learn the skills to make a variety of dishes. Kids in the Kitchen classes include Baking, Make Your Own Lunch and the ever popular Lolly class. Classes run 16- 19 January 2017 from 8:30am - 12:30pm or 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Cost: $42.00 per class. Children are welcome to do a morning and afternoon class on the same day and are supervised during the time between the two classes. The children take home their own cookbook full of the recipes they have cooked during the class. Come along and learn how to make a meal!


Biomedical Breakthroughs - How well do you know your physical self? You probably know your blood type but do you know how your immune system works? What your blood cells actually do? Or why your own body might start to attack itself? Until 20 January 2017.

Old Treasury Building – Wild Colonial Boys School Holiday Program. Immerse your child in the late 19th Century world of Victorian bushrangers with a combination of stories, mask making and song. Share the stories of the Plenty Gang, visit the gold vaults, discover Dan Kelly’s armour and make a mask of your own. 16 – 19 January 2017. 10.30am: 5 to 9 year olds ; 2pm: 8 to 12 year olds. Cost: $8 per child (Adults free). Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Call 03 9651 2233 or email: bookings@otb.org.au




Bendigo Art Gallery - School Holiday Program - Imagine, design and create at our special holiday workshops.

Heide Museum of Modern Art - Kids Activities - Discover fun ways to explore the exhibitions and gardens at Heide with these FREE printable activities designed especially for kids.

NGV Education Programs - NGV Education Programs are designed to educate through art, and promote visual literacy, higher order thinking and communication skills and enhance students’ understanding of themselves and the world in which we live.

NGV Kids - Programs and events for kids.

NGV Teens - Programs and events for teens.

School Holidays at NGV - The NGV presents a range of specially developed artist projects, programs and publications for children and families. Visit the Gallery these school holidays and discover the creativity behind stop-motion animation and Australian car design, or learn to craft unique accessories with the makers from Melbourne's Thread Den sewing lounge.

State Library of Victoria - Kids & family


ArtVo Immersive Gallery at Harbourtown Melbourne – A new interactive 3D art or otherwise known as Trick Art Museum – the first of its kind in Australia. As opposed to normal art museums, visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing themselves and becoming part of the art. Open 7 days a week - 10am to 6pm. Book your ticket online. Cost: $25 (Adult), $20 (Student), $15 (Child 5-15 years and Seniors).

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E)

Museum Victoria – Summer Holiday Program

National Sports Museum - Holiday Program

National Wool Museum - Geelong

Shepparton Art Museum - Children's Programs

Nature and Wildlife

Cbwet Junior Rangers. Join the City of Melbourne Park Rangers in Melbourne's beautiful and historic parks and gardens for fun and adventure. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years, this environmental program incorporates art and craft, guided walks and story telling.

Collingwood Children's Farm - Open every day of the year.

Cooks' Cottage - How does YOUR garden grow? Come and visit Cooks Cottage during the school holidays and enjoy innovative activities where children can learn and have fun at the same time. The How Does YOUR Garden Grow holiday program includes a fun workshop session where kids make their very own grass buddy.

Fitzroy Gardens - Visit the Tudor Village.

Gumbuya Park - Gumbuya Park has a variety of activities ranging from our Wildlife Sanctuary, Aboriginal Centre to a selection of rides. Wildlife tours available. All at a very affordable price. Free BBQ areas can be pre-booked or a cafe is available to purchase from. Park is open daily 10am - 5pm.

Junior Rangers - Parks Victoria - Kids who have an interest in nature, animals and the outdoors have the opportunity this school holiday to join a park ranger for fun activities. For more information, or to find a park near you visit www.juniorrangers.com.au or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

Marine Discovery Centre - The Marine Discovery Centre conducts special programs for adults and children throughout the year during school holidays and on weekends. These programs aim to provide people with the opportunity to experience the wonders of the marine environment.

Melbourne Aquarium - Wander through glass tunnels and see thousands of creatures, including sharks and stingrays, that live in the Southern Ocean.

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne - Explore 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands, and see bird and animal life, including several rare and endangered species.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne - Children's Garden

Zoos Victoria - School holidays - During the school holidays we also offer full day educator-led holiday programs for kids and teenagers.

Out and About

A Maze'N Things

Bundoora Park - Bundoora Park offers a great holiday program for primary school aged children where they spend the day on the farm.

Eureka Skydeck - Visit Eureka Skydeck these Summer School Holidays where kids can enjoy free explorer activities between 11am-4pm daily.

Federation Square - School Holiday Program - With a little planning a day out in the city doesn't have to be expensive. Throughout the school holidays Fed Square has a jam-packed program of free and affordable activities to delight visitors of all ages.

Fort Queenscliff - tours over the school holidays are at 11am, 1pm & 3pm each day of the school holidays.

Funfields - an outdoor family fun park featuring a range of both wet and dry rides including a toboggan slide, go karts, pirate ship, 5 waterslides, aquatic playground, mini golf and more.

Luna Park - Ride all day or get your skates on and push, glide or swing-roll into Luna Freeze.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Puffing Billy - Get on board Puffing Billy.

Queen Victoria Market - School Holidays are bigger at Queen Victoria Market! Let the kids have some fun at one of the most exciting and colourful destinations in Melbourne with a range of FREE activities for kids to enjoy in a secure and safe environment!

Quest Skills for Life School Holiday Camps - School Holiday Camps in Victoria every school holidays. The journey based programs have a strong focus on Leadership and Development.

Rippon Lea House & Gardens

Shrine of Remembrance Summer School Holidays program - Dogs, Dolphins and Donkeys! Animals have shown great skill and bravery in wartime. Join us for this hands-on play and making session to explore the world of service and mascot animals. Monday 23 Jan to Friday 27 January 2017. Daily one-hour program starting at 10.30am. This program has been designed for children aged 4 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

SkyHigh - Enjoy the stunning views, an exquisite English garden, Adventurous SkyHigh Maze and links to trail walks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Sovereign Hill - Pan for gold or chat with the storekeepers and miners at Sovereign Hill.

Summer by the Sea - a great opportunity for you to discover Victoria's marine and coastal environments, hundreds of FREE guided activities across our state. 2-26 January 2017.

Daylesford Spa Country Railway - Our restored heritage trains "take you for a ride" through the beautiful scenic countryside and forest of the Central Highlands. Commencing on the 4th of January 2017, we will run 3 trips a day every Wednesday during January departing Daylesford at 10am, 12pm and 2pm for a 1 hour return journey. A perfect outing for families these summer holidays!

Victorian Goldfields Railway - Steam Train - All aboard for family fun.

Visit regional Victoria - There's something for everyone to enjoy in regional Victoria. Check out the special events and some of our favourite attractions.


3 Little Pigs, The Musical - We meet Prudence, Perry and Puddles (3 little pigs) who have just left home and are excited to be out on their own. But the Big Bad Wolf is hanging around the farm and is very, very hungry. A fun, original musical suitable for kids 3+

The Dream Fairies - Join these magical fairies as they go on an exciting adventure. This enchanting production is an interactive adventure full of activities, acrobatics and charm that will enthral the young ones these school holidays. Come dressed as a fairy or an elf and join in the performance. Tickets on sale soon!

Wind in the Willows - Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad, as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne this summer, bringing to life Kenneth Grahame's immortal story of life on the riverbank. Tickets on sale soon!

Science and Engineering

Club Engineer - Build and program robots with Lego Mindstorms, Write then play your own computer games. Club Engineer teaches tech-savvy kids, teens and young adults engineering principles through robotics and game programming. The junior program is for students from year five to year seven and prepares them for entering the Robocup Rescue competition. The middle and senior school programs are for students from year eight and beyond and teaches game programming using a variety of commercial languages and tools. All course-ware is available online for free for those who cannot make it to a face-to-face session.

cnaptic holiday program – 3 D Internet of Things: Create a magical device this holiday. Light up a Christmas tree, startle your neighbour's cat, entertain your pet fish, and much more. All done remotely via an internet connected device. Learn about IoT and have heaps of fun using IoT-enhanced 3D printed objects. Suitable for ages 6+. Cost: $70/day. Extensions and challenges are available if your child joins multiple days. Program starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm.

e2 Young Engineers – Hands-on LEGO® Challenge workshops where students build educational motorized models like amusement park rides, aircraft, transportation vehicles, cranes etc. Through the use of exciting experiments and building originally designed LEGO® bricks models that illustrate Science and Engineering topics your child will have FUN while improving creativity, concentration, visual-spatial and social skills just to name a few. Lego kits, battery, motor with visual instructions will be provided.

Golden Gear Robotics - STEAM Laboratory School Holiday Workshops offering creative and fun robotics and electronic craft activities for primary school children aged 7 to 12 in January 2017. Located in Northcote. Bookings via website.

PrimeSCI! School Holiday Science Workshops - Fun hands-on science workshops, including Lego Robotics, Mentos Madness and Platypus Education and more, for children from Kindergarten to Year 8. Runs from Thursday 19 to Wednesday 24 January 2017 at the KIOSC Discovery Centre at Swinburne University of Technology at Wantirna.

Flight Science & Engineering Science Workshops - The exciting new FlySCI! School Holiday Program at Lilydale Flying School offers fun hands-on flight science and engineering workshops (3hr) for children from Years 5 to 8, covering topics including "Paper Engineers" and "Aviation Science". The workshops will run on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 January 2017 with our lead FlySCI! Educator who is a PhD Scientist, Teacher, and Pilot.

Scienceworks Summer School Holiday Program - Bring out your inner inventor at Scienceworks these summer school holidays.

Sports and Active

ABC Sportwise - There is no better place to spend the school holidays than at an ABC SportWise Multi-Sports Holiday Program. Soccer, Football, Cricket, Netball and much more!

AFL Victoria Holiday Programs - The AFL Victoria School Holiday Program introduces both boys and girls who are turning 5 and turning no older than 12 in the year they register to the basic skills of Australian Football. The program is a fun and inclusive program for boys and girls and includes skill development, fun activities, minor games and modified games. The holiday program provides a fun, exciting and safe environment for children to develop their skills whilst interacting with others. Various venues - check website for details.

Airheads Fun Zone – An indoor trampoline/inflatable centre @ Lynbrook offering a school holiday special of buy one hour get one hour free to customers who call to make a booking or make a booking online. School holiday open hours 10.00am – 6.00pm. Cost: General Admission $14ea/per hour. Juniors aged 1 - 4 $10.00ea/per hour. Socks $3 per pair.

AllSportz Sports Camp - Suited to children between 2-10 years old, our unique school holiday program will immerse every child in to a world of sports, fun and excitement.

AMP IT UP - 1 or 2 day Holiday Programs are designed to provide boys and girls aged 5-12 with the opportunity to develop their sporting skills and be active, while making new friends in a safe and fun environment. Offering a range of programs including AFL, Netball, Cricket, Soccer and Basketball and with programs run in partnership with Melbourne City, Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, AMP IT UP Holiday Programs will ensure a fun time is had by all.

Australian Sports Camps – For over 33 years, ASC have provided the best sports coaching for Australian children aged 6 – 16 offering interactive and fun skills-based camps and school holiday programs that ensure participants improve their game and love for their chosen sport.

Billi Lids School Holiday Program - We provide extra activities on the school holidays including a Disco, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Entertainers (Elf Sneaky Bottom and Max the Magician) and Movies. All of these are included in the $10.00 entry fee (Per Child) and entitles the Parents and child to stay all day if they wish!

The Boatshed Learn to sail programs – If you are looking for a fun way to fill in some of the school holidays, why not get the kids out learning how to sail. The Boatshed is proud to offer school holiday programs around regional Victoria and surrounding bayside areas. The Tackers 1, 2 and 3 programs are the main accredited introductory kids sailing course recognised by Yachting Australia for Ages 7 to 12 years.

Bop Till You Drop - Performing arts programs to build confidence in your child. Ideal for 5-12yr olds. Programs run for 2 full days in 4 locations every school holidays.

Boxwars - Boxwars will be running a kids creativity workshop with recycled cardboard on Sunday 22 January at Paris End Studio, Coburg.

Bounce World Springvale - You can relax as the kids bounce, jump, leap, crawl and slide through our inflatable activity park. It's hours worth of activity, fun and entertainment on weekends and during the holidays.

BOUNCE Tramp Camp - is the best way to beat boredom these school holidays! Exclusively designed for kids aged 9-12, Tramp Camp provides daily supervision whilst kids get to explore the awesome facilities at BOUNCE. Kids will experience non-stop fun developing their aerial skills, throwing dodge balls and launching themselves into the Big Bag. Tramp Camp is great exercise and an opportunity to make some awesome new friends - join the Free-Jumping Revolution!

Bop Till You Drop - Performing arts programs to build confidence in your child. Ideal for 5-12yr olds. Programs run for 2 full days in 4 locations every school holidays.

Cave Hill Creek Summer Camp – A 4 day / 5 night residential school holiday program for 8 to 14 year olds. Have a go at awesome outdoor activities: canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, archery, build bush huts and rafts, balance on low ropes and bouldering. Hang out around the campfire at night, pitch a tent, go on a night walk or take part in the talent show. ATAP accredited with over 28 years experience running fun and safe camps. 9 to 13 January 2017.

Community Sports Camps - Register now for our upcoming camps. Footy, Netball or Soccer.

Kelly Sports Australia Kids Holiday Programs - Since 1994, Kelly Sports has been an industry leader in the delivery of quality sports programs to over 20,000 children ages 5 to 12 years. The holiday programs provide a range of fun and stimulating activities that develop children's fundamental sporting skills. Venues throughout Victoria in Greenvale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Berwick, Mornington, Templestowe, Plenty Valley, Glen Waverley, Point Cook, Burwood, Hadfield, Geelong and Vermont. Cost: $35 to $55 per day. Bookings via website.

Kidzphyz & Sports Camp Australia - Soccer, cricket and basketball summer camps @ Haileybury, Keysborough. Monday 9th - Wednesday 11 January, 2017. A unique program where all kids participate in a positive and supportive environment – regardless of ability – in sessions where all kids feel they have the opportunity and chance to succeed.

Latitude - A massive, indoor aerial superpark and features - amongst other things - trampolines, an obstacle course, rock climbing, basketball lanes, and a kids zone for younger children. There's something for children of every age, and parents can relax with something from the cafe, knowing their kids are safe and well-supervised in the brand new, state-of-the-art facility.

Life Saving Victoria

Manningham YMCA - Manningham YMCA is now running holiday clinics for participants of a variety of skill levels and ages. The Clinics are designed to be fun, something new and expose children to a range of new sports and activities. By participating in this clinic you will learn new skills, make new friends and participate in sports which you may never have been able to.

Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre Queenscliff - Holiday Program at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre Queenscliff.

Melbourne Fencing Centre

Noble Park Aquatic Centre - The NPAC and Springers School Holiday Program runs throughout the school holidays.

O’Brien Group Arena – Ice skating

Out Beyond School Holiday Camps – A unique youth development organisation specialising in outdoor education, eco-tourism and adventure travel, Out Beyond runs school holiday camp programs in Melbourne and Regional Victoria for students from all around the world. The camps are designed to be fun, safe, student-led experiences in unique outdoor educational and recreational environments. Camps are usually 7 days, however longer holiday camps span multiple destinations and continents and run for up to 21 days.

Peninsula Bike Skills – The Dirt-Riderz School Holiday Program is a full day of riding the mountain bike tracks and trails of Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula supervised by experienced mountain bike instructors. Cost: $65 per person.

Planet Sport School Holiday Program - the ultimate school holiday program for your active 5-12 year old!

Ready Set Trot - Ready Set Trot is a junior participation program for children with an interest in horses but don’t have one of their own. Ready Set Trot aims to introduce young people to horses and provide them with a better understanding of horsemanship in a fun and exciting way – regardless if they have access to a horse or not. Ready Set Trot will teach the fundamentals of horsemanship, introduce young people to the many various areas of the horse industry and aims to instill in them a lifelong passion for horses.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club School Holiday Sailing Programs - Sailing courses for adventurous junior and teen sailors in a friendly, fun and safe environment with the days broken into sections with lots of breaks for snacks and games. You don’t need to be a member to become involved. All courses are run by accredited instructors and include access to great facilities off the water.

RUSH HQ - Australia's ONE and ONLY indoor Challenge Arena! 1 indoor venue with 5 amazing worlds of rock climbing, high ropes, performance trampolines, basketball lanes & inflatables! Cure all school holiday boredom with the AMAZING FAMILY value buy 1 hour and get any additional hour for just $2!

Skateboarding at Riverslide Skate Park - in the Alexandra Gardens, is a five-minute skate from Flinders Street Railway Station.

SoccerWise - Bialik College, Hawthorn East & Caulfield South Primary School, Caulfield South. Limited places - bookings essential. Soccer school holiday program for boys & girls 4 to 12 years of age!

Sportzbuzz - School holiday programs for 3-8 year old children.

Springvale Indoor Sports Centre – Explore an Inflatable World! $7 entry per child with a free dodgem session upon arrival. Open 21 December 2016 to 29 January 2017 (excluding 25 & 26 December 2016) with a morning session and an afternoon session. Also on offer is soccer training for children aged 5–10 years. Sessions run 9 - 29 January 2017 on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10:00am - 12:30pm. Cost: $15 with free access to the Inflatable World!

SSAAVIC Target Shooting - Do you want to try something different this school holidays? Why not try the exciting sport of target rifle shooting, in a safe and supervised environment at the SSAA Springvale Range?

Strike Bowling - Got your school holiday battle plan ready?! School Holidays discounts for both student's and their accompanying parents for Bowling, Laser Tag, Karaoke and pool.

SUPERFEST! School holiday activities at Daylesford Arts, Recreation and Cultural Centre - A program of fabulous, fun activities for kids during the school holidays.

Carlton Baths Community Centre
Melbourne City Baths

Team Holiday - a multi-award winning holiday program providing full-day activities to over 35,000 children aged 5-15 every year. We operate from over 20 convenient locations across Melbourne and greater Victoria. 95% of families surveyed rated us better than any other Holiday Program they'd ever been to. Our programs are perfect for working families or for kids who are just looking for fun activities to do during their holiday break.

Trout fishing – Go fishing with the family. 'Ready-to-catch' rainbow trout are now stocked into lakes around Melbourne and regional centres.

Tween F.O.M.O. – A holiday club for kids 9-14 offering exciting excursions and adventures such as zip lining, tobogganing, geocaching, rock climbing, laser force and heaps more.

X-Golf Knox – An indoor golf simulator centre that allows children to play on the best golf courses from around the world. The simulators also allow you to play a par-3 course and practice your driving, chipping and putting. $20 per child for up to two hours. Price includes a milkshake from Burgled.

Visit your local council website for pools and activities in your area.


Chisholm Institute

Code It Yourself – These coding camps for kids are an opportunity to learn the basics of computer coding and game creation or 3D printing & design. MacBook Air laptops are provided for you to work on but you can continue your projects at home on your PC if you want to.

Meet IT Technology Academy – CodeCamp introduces kids aged 7 – 12 to programming in an enjoyable and fun environment. Create games, animations and storytelling using Scratch Programming Environment, learn how to use Python programming language to change the 3D Minecraft world and become an engineer using Little bits electronics. 16 - 20 January 2017, 9:00am - 3:30pm with daycare available until 5:00pm at no extra charge. Cost: $110 per day. Venue: Beth Weizman may Community Centre.

MyConnect Training Center – Tech-E Kids: A hands-on intensive training program for students 8+ to learn how to publish digital content online by creating a real-world website. 9 – 13 and 16 – 20 January 2017 from 9am to 4.30pm. Cost: $375/5 days.

That VR Joint – A virtual reality entertainment centre in Fitzroy offering games and experiences suitable for kids 7 and up. Explore King Tut's tomb, see what a real job is like in the Job Simulator where the robots are in charge, climb a chocolate wall and monkey climb across massive candy canes or even shoot space aliens in a faraway galaxy. Cost: $30 for 30 min, and this time slot can be shared between two children.

Further information


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