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School Holiday Program

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Free and Affordable School Holiday Programs to Entertain the Kids

With a little planning a day out in the city doesn’t have to be expensive. Throughout each school holiday, Fed Square will have a jam-packed program of free and affordable activities to delight visitors of all ages. 



April School Holidays


The Future Postal Service
Bring the kids to enjoy a high-energy and big-thinking mail delivery game, capturing their thoughts on letters and delivering them to new friends. Presented by Melbourne artist collective Maybe (  ) Together, the game is part intervention, part installation and a whole lot of fun.
Where: Flinders Street Amphitheatre, Fed Square
When: 7 – 11 April, 10am – 2pm
Price: Free
Ages: 7 years +


Veggie Patch Kids – Children’s Gardening Workshops
Explore the Pop Up Patch in these interactive gardening workshops. Kids can take part in fun, hands-on activities including treasure hunts, guessing games, seed planting, craft activities and exploring the worm farm. All participants receive a goodies bag containing seeds, information sheets and activities to do at home. 
Where: Pop Up Patch 
When: 7,  8,  9, 14, 15 + 16 April
Workshops start at 10am, 11.30am + 2.30pm
Price: $20
Ages: 4 – 12 years
Bookings: littleveggiepatchco.com.au


Adventures in Singing and Imagining 
Bring the whole family to join free school holiday sound and voice workshops. A musical journey through imaginative play and song, exploring the big city and noticing nature. This workshop is for children and their parents who’d like to come along for the ride. It will include singing, movement and play.  
Where: Flinders St Amphitheatre
When: 8 + 15 April, 2.15pm – 3pm 
Price: Free 
Ages: All ages
Adult supervision required for young children


Meditation for Kids

Let your kids to relax and unwind these school holidays with a children’s meditation class run by Buddhist Monk Gen Dornying, the resident teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne.
Where: The Atrium 
When: Tuesday 15 April, 11.30am – 12pm
Price: Free 
Ages: All ages
Adult supervision required for young children


Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
Get your disco-dancing-booties and join DJ Monski Mouse at The Famous Spiegeltent. This high-energy, smash-hit parents’ and children’s dance event is in Melbourne for the first time. Heads and shoulders, knees and toes will be bopping to retro dance tracks, pop favorites and funky nursery rhymes. 
Where: The Famous Spiegeltent, The Square 
5 + 6, 8 – 12, 15 – 20 April, 11.30am 
 $15 general, $55 family (2 adults + 2 children)
Children under 6 months enter free.
Recommended for children aged 5 and under
Via Ticketmaster or at the door.





Kids’ Flicks
ACMI’s Kids’ Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike. Over the Easter School Holidays bring your kids to ACMI Cinemas to enjoy screenings of Antz, The Prince of Egypt, Chicken Run, Shrek and more!
Where: ACMI Cinemas 
When: 5 – 21 April 
View film times »
Price: Full/Concession $7 ACMI Member/ACMI Film Member $5 (except for selected free screenings)
3D Screenings: Full/Concession $9 ACMI Member/ACMI Film Member $7 (includes hire of 3D glasses)
All ages 


Kids in the Studio: Trading Faces
Exploring the concept of character and design, kids can trade faces with their favourite DreamWorks character for a day by creating and decorating their own DreamWorks inspired face mask.
Where: ACMI Lightwell, ACMI 
When:  7 – 11 April + 14 – 17 April, 11am – 2pm
Price: Free – no bookings required
Ages: 5 – 10 years (recommended)



The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia


Fables go Pop

Especially for Melbourne Now, Preston Zly designs have made a selection of shoes inspired by some of their favourite fables, fairy tales and myths. On screen watch Johanna Preston make one of the fairy tale shoes and make your own paper shoe to keep and display at home.
Where: Level 3, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 
 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 + 15 – 21 April, 10am – 5pm 
Price: Free 


Talks for Kids
Kids can join an artist or curator to discover fantastic art in the NGV Collection. On Tuesday 8 April see how artist Henry Burn painted Melbourne and on Sunday 13 April delve into the StArt Up: Top Arts 2014 collection with the educators and participants. 
Where: Information desk, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 
When: 8 + 13 April, 11am – 11.45am 
Price: Free – Limited spaces. Register at the information desk 30mins prior to the tour. 


NGV Kids Club
Created especially for younger art lovers, NGV Kids Club encourages children from 0–11 years to experience the NGV Collection and exhibitions in a fun and dynamic way.


Trails & Activities
Navigate the NGV’s collection and special exhibitions with downloadable self-guided trails and activities designed especially for kids.
Where: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
When: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Price: Free
Ages: All ages






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