Well term 3 went fast! We have put together a great list of events, activities and programs for these Spring school holidays (Sat 17th Sep - Sun 2nd Oct) to keep you and the kids busy!
ArtPlay - 'Play' (7th Sep - 30th Oct). Kids can listen to calming music while giving bulbous sculptures a gentle nudge. Our review of Play last year and more info here.
Arts Centre Melbourne - Snugglepot & Cuddlepie (17th to 25th Sep). Celebrate the 100th anniversary of May Gibb’s first book Gumnut Babies with the beautiful theatre production of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Checkout Kate's review of the preview event here.
ArtVo - Interactive Art. Children and their parents can experience art in a whole new way and practice their photography and selfie skills in over 10 gallery zones! Kel's review here.
Collingwood Children's Farm - Family Day (2nd Oct). The next Family Day will be on the last day of the school holidays. Little ones will love a day on the farm, cuddling guinea pics, brushing the cow, helping milk the cow, go on tractor rides and walk around the farm. Bring the gumboots! Read Kate's review of Family Day here.
Dandenong Festival of Lights - (ends 9th Oct). See 500 beautiful and unique silk lanterns. The kids will love checking out all the different lanterns and the entertainment. Cute penguins, pandas galore, zodiac signs, dinosaurs, tigers, Australian animals and more! Read Kate's review & tips here.
Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre - Circus Oz TWENTYSIXTEEN (28 - 29th Sep). Darebin Arts is bringing the circus to Preston with Circus Oz's latest show. More info here.
Ian Potter Children's Garden - Visit the garden and attend special Snugglepot & Cuddlepie event (20th - 22nd Sep). Lots of space to run around, play in the little waterway, sandpit, veggie garden and explore! Listen to a special May Gibbs' story and create your own magical gumnut to take home. Read our review of the Garden and info regarding the special event here.
Read our review of Teddy Vet Checks' preview event here.
Royal Melbourne Show - Melbourne Showgrounds (17th - 27th Sep). Kids will love the show with lots of farm animals, activities and shows on during the day, meets & greets, rides and parents and carers can enjoy great food too! As well as sheep, poultry and beef judging and on display and lots lots more! We had a small taste of this year's show at a preview event, checkout Kel's review here. Checkout our review & tips on how to make the most of the show from last year here. Free for under 5's.
State Library of Victoria Play Pod - Mr Chicken arriva a Roma (17th Sep - 30th Nov). Checkout the Play Pod's new theme and have fun with Mr Chicken Italian style! Hop on your Vespa and ride around Rome with Mr Chicken! Inspired by Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs' newest book Mr Chicken arriva a Roma, explore the wonders of ancient Rome, create giant bowls of spaghetti and take your tourist snaps! Checkout Kate's review of the last Play Pod theme and activities here.