Fun ideas for kids in the holidays

Things to do

The school holidays are nearly here and we are all looking forward to a well-earned break, however Melbourne is a great place for kids’ activities and we’ve picked some of the best of what’s on this July.

Indigenous Hip Hop Workshops

Dance workshops with the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects Crew.

When: 5-10 July 11.30-12.15pm

Where: Melbourne Museum

Cost: Included in general admission free (Adult $12, Concession* and Child (3–16 years) free entry.)

Ages: All

More information here.

Little Devils Circus School

Eliminate boredom instantly with circus skills, guaranteed to teach, inspire and exhaust even the most restless of children!

When: 29th June -9th July

Where: Box Hill or Moorabbin

Cost: $25 for 2 hours

Ages: 5-13 years

More information here.

Club Engineer

Learn robotics for tech-savvy students in year five or above, or text based programming if you are in year 8 or above.

When: 6-8th July

Where: Malvern

Cost: $50 per hour, or $500 for ten x one hour sessions.

Ages: Years 5-10

More information here.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family explores how these terrifying dinosaurs became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws, and bone-crunching teeth.

When: Until 4th October

Where: Scienceworks

Cost: Adult $10, Concession $9, Child $8 PLUS museum entry.

Ages: All

More information here.

Shifting: Design Innovation and the Australian Car

In a first for an Australian art institution, the National Gallery of Victoria hosts an exhibition of cars in 2015. Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car presents some of our most iconic vehicles as objects of art and design.

When: Until July 12th

Where: NGV

Cost: Adult $15 Child $7 Family ticket ($41)

Ages: ALL

More information here

StART Up: Top Arts 2015

For over twenty one years, this popular exhibition has presented outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), providing insight into young people’s ideas, thinking and creative practices.

Where: NGV: The Ian Potter Centre

When: until July 15th

Cost: FREE

Ages: ALL

More information here.

Wild About Art

Art and wildlife come together this winter for Melbourne Zoo’s Wild About Art program.

The animals are roaring to show off their creative side, whether it’s the striking stripes they have been born with or the artistic talents they have developed as part of their daily zoo enrichment. Some paint pictures, some hide in plain sight and others wear their colours on their plumage.

Where: Melbourne Zoo

When: Saturday 27 June to 31 August 2015

Cost: FREE

Ages: All

More information here.

Paw-some School Holiday Program at Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

Kids get to cuddle Seeing Eye Puppies, watch them play in their ‘Puppy Play Centre’ and go on a guided tour while completing their very own activity book. The book also conveniently includes additional activities to keep them entertained during the rest of the holidays.

Where: North Melbourne

When: Various

Cost: $40 per child for 2 hours

Ages: 5-10 years

More information here.

AFL Holiday Program

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. No previous experience necessary.

Where: Various

When: Various

Cost: Approx $73 (varies with location

Ages: 5-12 years

More information here.