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School holiday activities

The Victorian School Holidays start on 19 September - are you ready to entertain your children? Below are a range of activities you might consider to entertain them with over the spring school holiday period.

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Arts Centre Melbourne - Kids and Families

Film Making Workshop - Write, shoot and edit your own short film! 26-27 September 2016.

Film Scoring Workshop - If you've always wanted to write music for film, this is the workshop for you! 17 – 20 September 2016* Saturday 17 September, Monday 19 September & Tuesday 20 September. *Must attend all 3 days.

Instant Rockstar - Do you have what it takes to be a rockstar? Wednesday 21 and 28 September 2016.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - The iconic tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to life on stage these September school holidays in a brand new theatrical production for ages 5+. 17-25 September 2016.

The Adventures of Broer and Zus - A circus, comedy, puppetry theatre adventure! 27 September - 1 October 2016

The Magic Workshop - Discover the art of magic! Workshop 1 (Ages 13–16) - Wednesday 28 September, 11am and Thursday 29 September, 11am. Workshop 2 (Ages 10–12) - Wednesday 28 September, 2pm and Thursday 29 September, 2pm.



Arts, Crafts and Mixed

ACMI Spring 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.

Bindu Creative Dance - Creative movement/art sessions for primary school aged kids.

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

Blanc Canvas Studios - A range of art lessons and classes for children aged 4 and up.

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 July 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!

Chinese Museum – This one-hour Moon Festival Stories and Crafts workshop on Monday 19 September 2016 will provide children and their parents an opportunity to learn paper craft skills and listen to stories about the great Chinese legends of the moon such as that of beautiful Cháng'é who flew to the moon.

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 – Make a Mask! Using Karl Duldig’s clay masks as inspiration, make your own sculptured paper mask in this simple and fun workshop for children aged 6–11. Materials included. 22 September 2016, 10.30am – 11.00am. Cost: $20.79.

Duldig Studio – Sculpt your own masterpiece in 2-day fun sculpture workshops for children aged 7–12. All materials supplied. 20-21 & 27-28 September 2016, 10.30am – 12.00pm. Cost: $70.79 & additional cost for firing students' work.

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.

Harbourtown Melbourne School Holiday Spring Adventure – The Aviary Activity Centre comes to life Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October 2016 with daily shows at the Kids Play Area next to LeCirque Cafe at 11.00am to 3.00pm. Kids of all ages encouraged to get creative and decorate their own lantern, while mingling with the Angry Birds, Red, Chuck and Bomb!

IKEA Springvale – From Monday 19 September to Sunday 2 October 2016 there will be daily free activities from 11.00am – 2.00pm to keep the kids entertained. Bring out your child's inner Picasso; explore play tunnels, tents and lady bug obstacles; or how about LATTJO games for both young and old!

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.

Lemonade Stand: Business School for Kids - A fun and interactive 2-day holiday program designed to equip your kids with an entrepreneurial mindset to help them succeed in this fast-moving century. Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 September 2016.

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

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

No Vacancy Gallery – A series of School Holidays workshops for the last week of the September school holidays covering Story Telling and Illustration, Fimo Jewellery Making, Zine Making, Photography, Terrarium Making, Drawing Club, Brush Pen Lettering and more!

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.

Thread Den - During the school holidays, Thread Den offers a great range of sewing classes for kids aged 6 years and up. Develop skills with textiles, add to your folio, or just make something completely unique. Classes are run in Thread Den's light filled sewing lounges and are led by industry professionals and friendly instructors.

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.

Wyreena Community Arts Centre - Wyreena Community Arts Centre offers a School Holiday Program several times throughout the year.

Cooking

Cake Me! - Learn to use fondant and cake decorating tools to create 3D and 2D toppers on cupcakes. No experience required, just bring your enthusiasm and we will provide the rest! Attend a 90 minute sugar sculpting and cake decorating tutorial, or join our four-part workshop series!! Cake Me. Kids will deliver professional sugar sculpting and cake decorating tutorials, suitable for primary and secondary school children, aged 5 and above

Itsy Bitsy Chef - The Spring in September 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.

Exhibitions

Jurassic World: The Exhibition - Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Until 2 October 2016.

Films

ACMI Spring School Holiday Program – The perfect destination to see the Disneynature Festival where Bears, butterflies and monkeys are just some of the stars. Travel deep into the jungle, across the plains of Africa and the tropical forests of Asia, in this exclusive season screening five of Disney’s greatest documentaries for all ages. 17 September - 2 October 2016, Tickets: $7.

Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia – Visit the website to explore the family friendly films, exhibitions and kids workshops on offer at CaSFFA 2016.

IMAX

Galleries

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

Museums

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 – Spring Holiday Program

National Sports Museum - Holiday Program

National Wool Museum - Geelong

Shepparton Art Museum - Children's Programs

Nature and Wildlife

City of Melbourne 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 Winter 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.

Harbourtown Melbourne School Holiday Spring Adventure – The ever popular PAW Patrol visit Monday 19 to Sunday 25 September 2016 with daily shows at the Events Plaza adjacent Degani at 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Kids can get up close and personal with fire-pup Marshall and police-pup Chase.

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.

Royal Melbourne Show 2016 - Victoria’s largest annual and most iconic community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, will light up Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday 17 September to Tuesday 27 September 2016.

Rippon Lea House & Gardens

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

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

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

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

Performance

Impro Melbourne – The Fairytale Cookbook, as part of Melbourne Fringe 2016 is where YOU cook up the stories! A unique opportunity for kids to let their imaginations loose. Open the Fairytale Cookbook, choose your ingredients, and let us whip you up an improvised fairytale you've never seen before. Start off with a hero, add a splash of Pirate, King, or spice it up with a Witch... the choice is in your hands! Best suited for children aged 3 to 9. 27 September – 1 October 2016. Cost: $10-$15.

The National Theatre Melbourne – Sticks Stones Broken Bones is a hilarious fusion of shadow puppetry and physical theatre. Flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas! Watch as household junk is transformed into hilarious live cartoons. A visual feast for the imagination! Suitable for all ages although some bits are a wee bit scary for under 6 years old. 28 September 2016, 2.00pm. Cost: $15 (Children under 1 on knee - Free)

The National Theatre Melbourne – Following the performance of Sticks Stones Broken Bones, Bunk Puppets will present a fun, integrated craft and performance workshop. Children create their own individual shadow characters made from scraps, crafts, tinsel, tape and teddy bear fluff and then be guided in making performances using their puppets. 28 September 2016, 2.50pm. Cost: $10.

Western Arts Theatre Inc. – presents Annie. Set during the Great Depression, the play tells the story of an orphan from New York City who is taken in by America's richest billionaire Oliver Warbucks. 23 September – 2 October 2016. Cost: $37 (Adult), $32 (Concession).

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.

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.

FlySCI! Flight Science & Engineering Science – The exciting new FlySCI! School Holiday Program offers fun hands-on flight science and engineering workshops for children from Years 5 to Year 8, covering topics including "Electronics", "Scribble Bots", "Forces of Flight" and Aircraft Displays. Wednesday 21st September 2016 @ Lilydale Flying School.

Monash University Faculty of Engineering Year 8 ChallENGe - Dive into the wonderful world of engineering with six exciting workshops! Registrations are now open.

PrimeSCI! Science Education – Fun hands-on school holiday science workshops, including Lego Robotics, for children from Kindergarten to Year 8. Monday 19th - Friday 23rd September 2016 @ the KIOSC Discovery Centre, Swinburne University of Technology at Wantirna.

PrimeSCI! Science Education – Fun hands-on school holiday science workshops for children from Prep to Year 6, including "Brilliant Birds", "Bird Nest Box Workshop", "Dinosaurs of the World" and "What’s Under our Feet?". Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September 2016 @ Coolart Wetlands and Homestead in Somers.

Robotics Club Australia Holiday Camps - Robotics and technology holiday camps for kids and teens. Programs available every school holiday with exciting modules which promote innovation among kids and teens with a strong focus on STEM and STEAM education in an engaging way. Includes Young Explorer, Young Inventor and Teen Innovator.

Scienceworks Spring School Holiday Program - Bring out your inner inventor at Scienceworks these winter 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.

Bauhaus – Ultimate Frisbee Holiday Club for girls and boys aged from 8 to 18. Come along for two days of fun learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee. You’ll be coached by some of the best players in Australia, and other activities include making your own frisbee shorts and lessons in videography. Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September 2016 @ Ron Barassi Fields and Pavilion, Docklands.

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.

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!

Chisholm Winter School Holiday Workshops are now open for registration. - The workshops are aimed at years 9 - 12 students to help them learn a new skill, introduce possible ideas for a career or subject to study during or post-secondary school. Workshops will be delivered from their Frankston Campus Building D and include Bricklaying, Plumbing, Smart Phone Photography, Hair & Beauty, Gaming/Networking, Carpentry Skills and Coffee Making skills.

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

Elevate Sports Coaching – An exciting two day opportunity on 22 and 23 September for kids aged 5-12 to participate in a wide range of sports including Cricket, Football, Netball, Basketball, Tennis. Qualified and experienced Physical Education teachers will ensure it's fun and engaging so come and try new sports and make new friends.

Kelly Sports – Kids Holiday Program for children aged 5-12. Experienced and sports accredited coaches develop your childs’ skills in a range of indoor and outdoor sports, with other fun activities, prizes and giveaways. 19-23 & 26-29 September 2016, 8:00am - 5:45pm.

KidzPhyz Australia / Sports Camps Australia – A range of school holiday sports camps in AFL Football, Soccer, Basketball, Multisport and Hockey for kids of all ages to enjoy. 28-30 September 2016 @ Haileybury, Keysborough. Check out the camps and register online to secure a place.

Kids Yoga Melbourne - Spring Holiday Programme aims to create an environment that promotes positivity, confidence, fun, fitness and laughter. Through games, songs, activities and poses your children will develop strength, flexibility and relaxation techniques. These workshop style classes will run for 1.5 hours, a small snack will be provided each day. For 5-11 year olds. Monday 19th to Thurs 22nd of September at Caulfield.

La Trobe University Sports Clinics - The Sports Centre conducts a range of programs and classes for primary & secondary school children aged 7 – 14yrs. Tuesday 28 June 2016 and Wednesday 6th July 2016 – 9am to 4pm.

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

O’Brien Group Arena – Ice skating

NetSports - Affordable Sports Camps. Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Football, Netball, Tennis.

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

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.

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!

Sports Camp AUS - Our winter camps will host another great set of activities, fun and games. Camps on offer include: AFL Football, Soccer, Hockey, Netball, Basketball and Multisport Camps are available for ages 6 - 16 these school holidays and you don't want to miss out as places are filing fast!

SCA Junior Soccer Camps - Sports Camps Australia is excited to offer another round of soccer camps in Melbourne with Coach Tim this July! Soccer camp at Clifton Park provides a great chance to reconnect with friends, have fun and improve your soccer skills.

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 the inflatable world of Space Jump. $7 entry per child with a free dodgem session upon arrival. Open every day of the school holidays with a morning session and an afternoon session.

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.

Swimming

Carlton Baths Community Centre

Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming – Synchronized swimming holiday program for children aged 8-13 from 21– 23 September 2016 @ Aquanation, Ringwood, 9.00am – 10.30am. Cost: $25 for 1 day or $60 for the 3 days. To enrol, email: easternsirenssynchro@gmail.com

Melbourne City Baths

VICSWIM

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.

Thornbury United Football Club - Soccer Clinic for boys and girls aged 12 years and under. Held Saturday 17th September from 9am – 1pm for $50. Email juniors@thornburyunitedfc.com.au

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.

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

Technology

Academy of Interactive Entertainment – Specialist educators in Games, animations & Film. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Tower 4, Atrium Level, World Trade Centre, 18-38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment – Industry Day – AIE's Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools.

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.

Lemonade Stand: Kids 3D Printing – Unlock your child's imagination and help your child become one of the early adopters of this world-changing technology with this fun and interactive one-day 3D Printing workshop! Wednesday 21 September 2016.

Lemonade Stand: Kids Coding – Coding is one of the most important in-demand skills of the 21st century. Technologies like AI, Robotics and Apps have created amazing new opportunities. Help your kids get ahead with this fun, interactive 2-day coding workshop! Thursday 22 - Friday 23 September 2016.

MakerDojo - A comprehensive school holiday program of making, creating, electronics and coding. Suitable for ages 7+. Venue: Bialik College.

Mosster Studio – An Augmented Reality Playground strictly for kids aged 6-8 years. This is not about Pokemon Go! It’s about showing kids basic concepts of how augmented reality works and then giving them a chance to play and experiment with AR using musical building blocks, mini building blocks, painting, pinball machine as well as their body and lots of movement. 23 & 28 September 2016, 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

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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