School holiday activities

The Victorian School Holidays start on 30 June 2018. Below are a range of activities you might consider to entertain them with over the winter school holiday period.

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100 Story Holidays - Time (travel) waits for no one! Go time-travelling, comic-making, podcasting, space-exploring, spy chasing and more this school holidays. And write a few stories along the way! For 7-11-year-olds! 2-6, 9-10 July 2018

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.

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.

Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House school holiday program - Looking for something to do over the school holidays? We run a range of activities for school age children over the school holidays. We’ve had dance classes, cooking lessons, Lego sessions, and many more.

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.

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 Museum + Sculpture Garden - Creating in clay and drawing workshops for kids aged 6-12. Check the website for details and book on Eventbrite.

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.

GEKA McKinnon kindergarten holiday care program Qualified staff will operate the educational program, and will offer a flexible curriculum including, but not limited to, the following: visual arts, music and movement, environmental education, physical and emotional wellbeing, cooking experiences, flexible Indoor/outdoor play, and manipulative and sensory play. Aged 3 to 5 years old, 2-13 July 2018.

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.

Jewellery making workshop - Looking for a fun and creative activity to do during July school holidays? Jewellery making workshops are a wonderful way to encourage kids creativity that can inspire them to take it up as a hobby. There's a range of projects to choose from that your child's interest will be captured. Memory wire bracelets, Bookmarks, Tiger tail necklaces, wire work rings, Earrings, Key chains. We provide a variety of colourful beads and all supplies. Friendly and talented instructors will guide you through the process. Bring parents and grandparents for a creative morning of jewellery making. 12 July 2018.

Kidko performing arts school - Sing, Dance and Act your way through the school holidays. Fun Performing arts workshops for kids aged 5 - 10. Dates to be advised.

Kingston Creative Studios Inc - Childrens programmes offering wire wrapped rings, sewing classes, lego play sessions, paper flowers all in our studio in Clarinda. 3-4 and 12-13 July 2018.

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.

Little Designer Club Pop Up Design Studio - Myer and Little Designer Club have teamed up to bring kinder and primary school aged kids a creative and fun experience this school holidays. Kids can design their own handbag and necklace, take part in some fun and creative activities and walk away with their unique creation in hand! Participating stores are Myer Melbourne 30th June - 3rd July, Myer Chadstone 4th July - 7th July and Myer Highpoint 8th July to 10th July. Visit us in the childrens wear section. Spots are limited. Prices start from $19.95. Kids love it and so do parents and carers! 30 June - 10 July 2018.

Magic Workshop - The Magic School of Confidence is holding another series of July School holiday workshops for all aspiring young magicians of the ages 6+. It will be a day packed with NEW tricks, a mini magic show and meeting new friends. Classes are only small so we have limited places. At the end of the day (normally 10-3), magicians are awarded with a certificate cementing their new status as a magician's apprentice. Perhaps one of Magic Tony's furry or feathered friends might make an appearance also..Our July school holiday workshops will be held on the 2nd,3rd and 5th of July at the cost of $60 per magician. Make sure to bring a pack lunch and the magic wand is optional! 2, 3 & 5 July 2018.

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

Origami School Holiday Workshops - Origami workshops at the Craft Cottage Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with Kritima Chamchuen – origami is an ancient art form from Japan and is the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. Join us in this class for kids, and she will introduce them to the basics of origami in a fun and accessible way for the young. It will seem almost magical as they learn how to transform a flat sheet of paper into a 3-dimensional form, using only hands. Learn to make some penguins and butterflies. All paper and equipment supplied including some special handmade paper. 5 & 11 July 2018.

School Holiday Art - A boutique art studio in Patterson Lakes for creative kids aged 6 - 12+ years. Offering 2.5 hours of creative watercolour painting fun in a nurturing, friendly and caring environment. Activities are modified to suit your child's age & ability. Small numbers only - 10 kids per session. Cost is $50 per child - paid prior to the session. 10-11 July 2018.

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

Vicdeaf Auslan (sign language) Youth classes - Vicdeaf are offering another round of Auslan (Australian sign language) Youth Classes in the upcoming school holidays. Perfect for secondary school aged students (aged 11-17) who are learning Auslan for the first time (Level One) or to build on their skills (Level Two). Auslan Level One - 4-6 July 2018, Auslan Level Two - 9-11 July 2018.


Itsy Bitsy Chef - A school holiday program offering a ‘hands on’ cooking experience for children 5-13 years old. They enjoy the fruits of their work with their friends, then take home the rest of the spoils to their loved ones. Conveniently located in Port Melbourne near Coles supermarket.


Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant Opens - This digital interactive exhibition honours the period of Gandhi's stay in South Africa and his subsequent personal transformation from this experience. 5 April 2018.

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art - MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the Museum’s iconic collection. Consisting of approximately 200 key works, arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections, the exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present. 9 June - 7 October 2018.

Real Madrid World of Football Experience - The Real Madrid World of Football Experience is a new, state-of-the-art, digital and physical interactive football experience designed for all ages. Through spectacular audio-visual displays, physical interactive football experiences, playable gaming technologies combined with historical club memorabilia and stunning trophies, visitors can go behind the scenes to discover the culture passion, players and epic victories that make Real Madrid C.F. the football Club of the Century. Opened 9 June 2018.

Terror Nullius - World premiere. A political revenge fable in three acts. 20 March to 1 July 2018.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend - The Vikings are coming. Opened 23 March 218.

Wonderland - World premiere exhibition. Imagine a world where nothing is impossible. 5 April to 7 October 2018.


Families - There are so many amazing things for kids and adults to explore, play, watch and create at ACMI.

IMAX - Don’t just watch the movie, become part of it! IMAX provides the most immersive cinematic experience in the world. IMAX is Believing.


Bendigo Art Gallery - Family/School Holiday Program - These school holidays our art workshops are inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition Collective vision: 130 years. This exhibition celebrates the Gallery’s 130th birthday and sees the entire Gallery filled with our permanent collection. Workshops are suitable for children 4 to 14 years.

Heide Museum of Modern Art - Kids & families - Explore the gardens and exhibitions at Heide Museum of Modern Art and discover fun for the whole family.

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 - The National Gallery of Victoria is a place for everyone and warmly welcomes children, teenagers and families. NGV Kids exhibitions and programs reflect the Gallery’s commitment to providing creative experiences for young people and their families.

NGV Teens - offers specially tailored programming that connects young people with art and artists at the Gallery. We aim to offer the NGV as a space for young people from all backgrounds to express themselves through creative projects and discussions of the big ideas behind great art. Young creatives aged 13-17 can get involved to gain special access to the NGV, and to the broader creative community of visual artists, designers and performers in Victoria.


State Library of Victoria - Looking for something fun to do, with a cultural twist? Take a look at our events and exhibitions! We host all kinds of talks, workshops, films, guided tours and more, for audiences across all age groups, including families. Our events help you get to know our amazing collections and tell the story of Victoria's history. Many events – including our exhibitions – are free.


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

Melbourne Museum - It’s all happening at Museum Victoria these winter school holidays!
Melbourne Museum
Immigration Museum

National Sports Museum - Holiday Program

National Wool Museum - Geelong

Shepparton Art Museum - Programs and events.

Nature and wildlife

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

Cooks' Cottage - A visit to the historic landmark Cooks' Cottage, situated in the beautiful heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, is a must when exploring Melbourne.

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 or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

Kinglake Forest Adventures - an all-encompassing nature based adventure oasis with sky high tree challenges, zip lines, mountain biking and nature based action.

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

Melbourne Sea Life 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 - - free admission for children under 16 to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo during Victorian school holidays, on weekends and public holidays.

Out and about

Active Moreland Teenage Holiday Program - The Teenage Holiday Program offers fun and engaging activities for young people aged 12 to 16 years. Every school holiday period (5 days in the two week break and 10 days in January holidays)

Adventure Park Geelong - Victoria's biggest theme park. Home to the NEW TORNADO - Victoria's Biggest, Longest & most Epic waterslide! It's the most thrilling water ride in the world. Adrenaline pumping, heart stopping & only at Adventure Park Geelong, Victoria!

A Maze'N Things - Fun family attraction on Phillip Island. Perfect for families or groups looking for things to do on Phillip Island that everyone will enjoy.

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

Daylesford Spa Country Railway – This volunteer not-for-profit heritage railway operates a variety of historic diesel railmotors every Sunday from the picturesque town of Daylesford, through the state forest and along the top of the Great Divide to Bullarto, Victoria’s highest railway station. You can also visit the famous Sunday market held in the station grounds and the railway museum, with the fully restored station building housing an interpretive display showcasing the importance of Victoria’s rail heritage.

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

Fed 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.

Funfields - an outdoor family fun park featuring rides designed for all ages including a specific kidzone. Rides include a toboggan slide, go karts, pirate ship, waterslides, aquatic playground, mini golf and more.

Kinglake Forest Adventures - Kinglake Forest Adventures is an adventure, nature oasis perfect for the young and the young at heart. Only 60 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, it’s easy to put some daring action and good clean fun into your life this weekend and school holidays. Zoom (or meander) through our various treetops activities: Scale our intrepid tree climbs, gently sway on our swing bridges, soar through the forest on our zip line and be bold on our free fall jumps. Attempt the world’s first competitive “Centre Fall”
A MOUNTAIN BIKING PLAYGROUND - Cruise our beautiful single tracks and enjoy state of the art bikes. Hurtle or turtle over rugged tracks, shoot down valleys or just cruise our level forest tracks with our all-terrain mountain biking perfect for young to old & for the more novice to the more willing. Our biking experiences are perfect for instilling the love of mountain biking action: Beginner, Intermediate and Flowing Forest Tracks. Bike clinics for kids and beginners. Hire MTB, eMTB and balance bikes. Amazing battery assist eMountain bikes – what hill?

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

Maze House - 25 year old hedge maze, country garden with old time carnival games and milk bar cafe. Just 10 minutes from Daylesford.

Melbourne Cable Park - Kids Club and Wakeboarding Clinics available both weeks of the school holidays. Suited Ages 8+ Learn how to Wakeboard and Kneeboard. All equipment and coaching included in ticket price.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Puffing Billy - Get on board Puffing Billy - Australia's premier preserved steam railway and operates every day except Christmas Day!

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.

Rippon Lea House & Gardens Grab a picnic, some friends, family and enjoy a wonderful family day out at Rippon Lea House & Gardens.

School holiday program at the Shrine

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.

Supatramp - Geelong's largest indoor entertainment complex - featuring climbing walls, trampolines, basketball rings, a 4-storey jungle playground, an airbag, dodgeball courts and a wall running arena. There's something for the whole family! 30 June - 15 July 2018.

Tractor Fruit Tasting Adventure - Farmer Len or his sons Cam or Andrew will guide you through the orchard with lots of entertaining and interesting facts along the way. Price includes generous samples of fruit ripe on the day, come hungry as there are lots of varieties to try ( usually 8 – 12 varieties). Upick is usually available during the tour, fruit bags are supplied and fruit picked to take away starts at $5- per kilo, depending on variety. Every day 9am to 4pm.

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

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


On My Way - Join Western Arts Theatre for a trip through transportation history, represented by well-known songs from musical theatre, mainstream music and more! 12, 13 & July 2018.

The Big Bubble Show - Make amazing memories for your children these winter school holidays at The Big Bubble Show! Starring the UK's incredible Samsam Bubbleman, holder of 10 Guiness World Records, and seen by 100,000's worldwide. 5 July 2018.

The 2018 Melbourne Magic Festival - The Melbourne Magic Festival is back for 2018 bigger and better than ever. This year we are at The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood and have incredible international guests and a huge line up of over 65 shows. 2-14 July 2018.

'Wild Things' School Holiday Program - Calling all Wild Things! Inspired by the classic story Where the Wild Things Are this special workshop will explore journeys, mischief and monsters. Combining creative play and visual art, the group will invent their own story of sailing the seas and far off wild places, to share with family and friends on the last afternoon. Let the wild rumpus begin! 10-12 July 2018.

World of Wizards - Join Australia's Favourite Magician Tim Ellis, and Canada's Guinness World Record Holder Carisa Hendrix, for a hilarious, amazing and totally interactive family magic show perfect for all ages. Enter the World of Wizards and join a team as Tim & Carisa battle it out in a Tournament for the ages! Spells will be cast, magic will go awry, volunteers will be called on stage to represent their team and strut their stuff. Come dressed as your favourite wizard, witch or magical creature and you may even win a prize for best dressed! 4,5 & 6 July 2018

Science and engineering

2018 Monash Year Engineering ChallENGe - Encourage your Year 8 students to explore the wonderful world of engineering with seven exciting workshops! 2-4 July 2018.

Club Engineer - Build and program robots with Lego Mindstorms or 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.

Golden Gear Robotics S.T.E.A.M Laboratory - Technology adventures: kids learn to code through building and programming Lego Mindstorms and Lego Edison robots. Learn about circuits through fun & creative electronic craft activities in our mobile makerspace.

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.

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.

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.

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 school holiday programs - Our Performing Arts Programs run over two days and incorporate a combination of activities for your child to meet new friends, learn new skills and be active.

BOUNCE Tramp Camp - 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.

CYC City Day Camps - a brand new holiday program, right in the heart of Melbourne. CYC City Day Camps are for children in primary school, and run from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday during the school holidays.

Cycling Victoria School Holiday Program - Is your child ready to learn the life skill of bike riding? Cycling Victoria is hosting a range of riding programs this schools holidays aimed at increasing riding skills for both road and track (velodrome) riding. Beginner programs are aimed at children who are new to riding on the road and track and wish to increase their skills in a fun and friendly environment. 3-4, 10-11 July 2018.

Eco Explorers - offers a range of nature-connection and nature based school holiday workshops for both pre-school and primary school aged children.

Inflatable World - Geelong South - Home to the Biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds in Australia.

Jumpz Anglesea - Looking for something fun to do with family and friends? Jumpz is a unique, outdoor facility designed for one purpose - to have FUN! Jumpz offers 360 degrees of trampolines, where you can jump of the walls, race your friends, flip forwards and flip backwards...Jumpz is located within the Great Ocean Road Resort and is jam-packed with excitement, everyone is welcome.

KidsCo - offering fun, developmental and age appropriate office school holiday programs.

Kids Learn to Sail-Tackers - Kids aged 7-12 years can come along in the September, January and April school holidays to learn sailing and team skills. No electronic devices here! Courses go from 3 hours to 4/5 days. 3 levels to conquer. 28 September to 5 October 2018.

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.

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

Okukan Karate Just for Kicks! - OKUKAN teaches kids beginner karate classes during the school holidays, for 5-8 year olds and 9-15 year olds. All lessons are taught by head and founding karateka Sensei Sandra in Coburg and Collingwood.

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: $35 to $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.

SCA Kidzphyz Sports Camps - SCA and Kidzphyz Sports offer a variety of sports camps such as AFL, Basketball, Netball, Soccer and Futsal at various locations across Melbourne. Locations include Keysborough, Ringwood, Brunswick and St Kilda! The camps are for boys and girls aged 5 - 15 years old. 3 July 2018.

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.

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 students 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

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

UpUnlimited - Brought to you the makers of Clip N Climb Melbourne, UpUnlimited delivers new and exciting school holiday drop off programs every term. All the programs include Climbing, Caving and lots of other fun and creative activities to keep the kids having awesome fun for the whole day.

Wild Buggy - Wild Buggy is an off road buggy adventure park where kids aged 5+ can take control of our dual control military spec buggies with the assistance of our qualified driving instructors whilst tackling 30+ obstacles.

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.


Academy of Interactive Entertainment - School Holiday Courses for kids aged 12-17. Introduction to 3D animation and Introduction to Game programming.

Aerobotics Global - Robotics and coding programs that not only educate but also inspire kids for an exciting tomorrow. We teach kids to love innovation using real robots and real code. Aerobotics Global organises two days Holiday Programs ranging from basics to advanced level, which means you will be enhancing your skills with every level of course. Join our basic course during these term Holidays and come back for the level 2 course in the next term Holiday. Courses available for kids in Grade 1 and above. After school term-based programs are also available. 2-13 July 2018.

Code Camp - Three and 4 day coding camps are multiple Melbourne school-based locations. In Little League Code Camp (Years K-1), Code Camp Spark and Ignite (Years 2-7) and Code Camp Leap (For students having mastered Spark & Ignite Camps), kids create and build their own game, learning about user design and the psychology of user experience. The end result is an app that works on multiple devices, and every kid goes home with their own self-created game.

CoRE-Tech (Coding, Robotics, Electronics) workshops - codingEdge Technology runs one day themed workshops for children aged from 5 to 14+ years, in conjunction with Melbourne University Sport. Tuesday 3 July 'Game of Codes ' (ages 11 - 14+ for coding only) and Thursday 12 July 'Tortoise and Hare (5 - 10+)

Invent the World Technology Camps - Introduce safe, happy, and social digital play for your kids this holidays! Invent the World runs 1-3 day camps for kids from P-7 centred around technology, engineering and gaming. Whether it's online team-building in Minecraft, physics in Kerbal Space Program, logic and planning in Factorio, games coding in Scratch and Python or digital storytelling in Twine - there's something creative, challenging and exciting for every child this holidays! 2-12 July 2018.

RoboKids - We understand robotics and we know how to teach it! Our experienced and registered teachers have over 150 years combined teaching experience. Our workshop facilitators are all industry professionals and they are all screened with Child Protection Documentation. We are currently presenting to over 15,000 K-10 students  each year, with programs that align to Australian Digital Technologies syllabus. We are inspiring the enterprising, independent leaders of the future as well as observing the immediate impact of our program on children’s lives.

Robots and 3D paints Tech Program - There are 3 activities in this 2.5 program: Robot / Lego Wedo coding 45 mins Kids will be encouraged to code robots making movement or take Lego Wedo project challenges; Animation 45 mins Kids will learn how to make stop motion animation, or they can use animation software to build small cartoon story; 3D Painting 45 mins This activity help kids to be creative and they will design and directly draw 3D objects with 3D pens. 30 June, 1, 8, 9 & 14 July 2018.

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