All posts tagged: school holidays

FREE Easter Putt Putt @ Eastland School Holidays

Eastland’s April school holidays FREE “Easter Putt Putt” mini-golf pop-up happening from April 8 – April 18, where kids aged 4-12 years can make their way around six stylised, Easter inspired holes featuring bubbles, moving wheels and obstacles. Eastland April School Holidays information: What:                  FREE Easter Putt Putt pop-up mini-golf Date:                   Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 18 Time:                   10:00am – 4:00pm Where:                Level One, Central Mall outside Commonwealth Bank Cost:                    Free Entry – No Bookings Required Website:             https://www.eastland.com.au/schoolholidays Charity:                Eastland will again be partnering with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation through optional donations upon entry to the activation.

The Reading Nook takes over Highpoint Shopping Centre

Strengthening its position as the community’s heart in the west, Highpoint Shopping Centre will this month welcome The Reading Nook: its newest temporary pop-up space, devoted to free book exchange. Helping to promote the love of reading amongst little ones and locals, The Reading Nook will encourage customers to stop by, collect a book, and leave a pre-loved book of their own in its place. Forming as a mini library, The Reading Nook will be home to many gifted stories, providing customers the opportunity to read and unwind inside or take their discovered book to read in an oasis of their own. In addition to leisurely reading, The Reading Nook will host a program of activities throughout its time at Highpoint, including family-fun activities such as face painting, kid-friendly games and giveaways on launch day (Tuesday 23 April), weekly story-telling sessions in partnership with the Maribyrnong Library Service, and visits from local toy libraries. The Reading Nook will pop up at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct: an outdoor retail and casual dining hub formed by three shipping containers, taking inspiration from food truck parks and capitalising on …

NEON PLAYGROUND – Light and Art for Wildlife Conservation

Lions and tigers and neon lights, oh my! For two weeks only this April, the city’s vibrant arts scene will come to life inside the lush grounds of Melbourne Zoo for its inaugural Neon Playground spectacular. Experience the zoo after dark as it is transformed by lights, projections, art installations and interactive performances. Large-scale projections will adorn the historic Melbourne Zoo mate gate façade, with the work of Kit Websterlighting up the art deco features. Journey through Awareness Alley along the historic Main Drive, where you will be engulfed in dynamic laser art by internationally renowned artist Robin Fox. Along the way, learn about Zoos Victoria’s fighting extinction species through the colourful neon artwork of Carla O’Brien. Transport yourself into the world of Graeme Base’s Waterhole, where giant illuminated puppets from the beloved book magically come to life. Explore the giant neon maze, inspired by the distinctive yellow and black pattern of the Southern Corroboree Frog, with 600 metres of LED neon suspended from the ground to create a labyrinth of light … and a …

Wild Nights at Werribee Open Range Zoo

A must-do winter tradition, Wild Nights offers a range of awesome activities for all night owls, including dazzling fire shows, marshmallow toasting, late night animal spotting and a secret garden to discover. Explore the African Trail by torchlight and spot animals along the way.  Listen out for the calls, squeaks and hoots of the night and watch for dancing shadows as nocturnal critters wake and get ready to start their ‘day’. Head into the Bandicoot Hideout and introduce yourselves to some special, native nocturnal species, but remember to whisper – they’re just waking up! Find your way to Ranger Kids which transforms itself into the amazing Glow Zone where you will be wowed by twirling, whirling spectacular fire dancers. As the temperature drops, warm up with friends and family around a flickering camp fire toasting marshmallows or head to the Meerkat Bistro for a steaming cup of hot chocolate while mum and dad enjoy some mulled wine. For the ultimate Wild Nights experience, upgrade your experience and book in for a special Dusk Safari Tour* …

It’s Snowing on South Wharf

If you’ve never experienced snow before, you’re in for a treat as winter has come alive on South Wharf’s Duke’s Walk! For the next days (until July 10), Dukes Walk will be shooting our snowflakes from their artificial snow machines along with large ornamental fir trees supplied by the Mornington Peninsula Christmas Tree Farm and plenty of special food and drink discounts for the whole family to enjoy. Enjoy the winter wonderland sensory experience every evening between 5pm – 8pm before dining on family-friendly and wallet-friendly meals provided at South Wharf restaurants between 5.30pm – 7pm each night. Special winter drinks and dishes for adult dining will be also be available after 7pm, complete with beautiful waterside views and all within easy reach of the central city. When: July 1 – July 10 Where: South Wharf Visit the website here.

School Holiday Fun for the Whole Family

Winter school holidays are coming up and if you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, these seven Melbourne activities will keep their boredom at bay. Whether they love learning about animals, watching shows or playing outside, these family-friendly events are the perfect way to spend a winter’s day out and about in Melbourne. Ice Skating at River Rink – Until July 17 Strap your skates on – Melbourne’s only outdoor ice rink is back for another year this winter. With a dramatic backdrop of the city and Yarra river, the River Rink will transform you into a fairyland of light and colour. For the young ones still learning to skate there’ll also assistants in the form of 70cm high penguins and seals which can be rented from the River Rink Box Office to help support them on the ice. Jurassic World Exhibition – Until October 9  Walk amongst the dinosaurs at Melbourne Museum’s Jurassic World Exhibition. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures, so whether you’re a T-rex lover, or more  of a …

Art Party for Teens

The NGV International are throwing a special under 18’s Art Party these school holidays! After last year’s success, this year’s event will once again  be filled with  music, a silent disco, food, fashion, art-making  workshops plus exclusive access to the popular  Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei  exhibition. Entertainment will come from Melbourne chanteuse Ella Thompson, who will take to the stage in the Great Hall, performing songs from her highly-praised debut solo album Janus, released in 2015. Thompson fronts the band Dorsal Fins and is half of the electronic duo GL, in addition to her solo work. Music blog Purple Sneakers has called her, “one of the most exciting acts in Australia at the moment”. Acclaimed local artist Esther Olsson, known for her vibrant abstract paintings incorporating hip-hop iconography and everyday objects,  will be leading the art workshops, where teens will be able to add and interact with a series of colourful artworks created especially for Art Party.   Guests can also enjoy a contemporary dance performance by Left Leg Studio, a boutique training studio specialising in …