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School Holiday Activities

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It’s rainy and cold are you running out of ideas for the kids these  Holidays? The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has put together a list of things to do and links to visit to help make the holidays enjoyable for you and your family.

 

We’ve included some links to websites that’ll assist you discover what’s on offer:

  • Melbourne Zoo Kids Go Wild – Melbourne Zoo’s school holiday program is back, bigger and better than ever with ‘Kids Go Wild’. Enjoy an action packed day (8.30am to 3.30pm) visiting secret areas of the Zoo, meeting animals up close, chatting to zookeepers, taking part in craft and games, and having fun with other kids!
  • Visiting the NGV with Kids – There are many ways of exploring the National Gallery of Victoria and looking at art with children. The website has  tips for planning your visit.
  • Victoria Online’s School Holiday Activities – contains a range of activities you might consider to entertain your child with over the school holiday period.

Here are some events and activities, most are free:

  • ACMI Kids’ Flicks – ‘Phineas and the Ferb‘ (G) (Jun30-July14) and ‘Hugo‘ (PG) (July 4-12).
    http://www.acmi.net.au
  • ACMI Kids in the Studio – Adventures in a Videogame. Suits ages 4-12. July 2-6 and 9-13, 11am, noon, 1pm & 2pm. Register on the day, no bookings.
  • Monash Science Centre, Monsh University Clayton. For ages 5-14. July 2-5 and 9-12, sessions run for one to two hours. Ph 9905 1370 http://www.sciencecentre.monash.edu.au
  • NGV for Kids – An Excellent Adventure. Ages up to 8, until Feb 2014. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au
  • The Time Catcher – Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia. Suits ages up to 8. Until Nov. 11, daily. Also Artcraft – create wearable art – July 1, 8 and 15, 2-4pm ages 3+, 10am-5pm Federation Square, Melbourne. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au
  • Boxworld – National Wool Museum, Geelong. Suits all ages. http://www.nwm.vic.gov.au
  • State Library activities, for ages 5-10. Ph 8661 7099 http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

Keep doing the things you’ve already been doing to support your child’s learning at home can continue throughout the school holidays. Reading regularly with your child is something that they can always enjoy despite the weather.

For more information go to:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/aboutschool/prepare/prepforparents/27june.htm

 

One Comment

  1. Also “ArtPlay” at Federation Square has lots of free and fun activities!

    🙂

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