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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 has a jam-packed program of free and affordable activities to delight visitors of all ages. 



Spring School Holidays



AFL Grand Final Week
Head to Fed Square for free family-friendly entertainment at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Week 2014. As well as taking part in the Kicks 4 Kids clinic, kids and families can enjoy a range of activities, music and performances, live broadcasts on the Big Screen and a chance to meet the game’s biggest stars every day of the week! 
Where: The Square 
When: 22 – 26 September, 10am – 4pm 
Price: Free 


The Wheeler Centre: Andy Griffiths
Bring the kids to a talk with one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors.
Where: Deakin Edge 
When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 11am
Price: $12 
Ages: 6 – 12 years


Children’s Lantern Festival
Enjoy a family day out at a multicultural festival with live performances, traditional games, lantern-making workshops and more. 
Where: The Square 
When: Sunday 28 September, 1pm – 7pm
Price: Free 


Outdoor Cinema + Big Screen Gaming 
Treat your kids to a unique multimedia activity these school holidays. In this exciting new Big Screen series, kids can watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2The Lego Movie and High School Musical 3, and then play the movie heroes with XBOX gaming!
Where: Big Screen, The Square 
When: 29 + 30 September + 1 October, 11am – 4pm 
Price: Free





Family Day: Jungle Party
Move it, move it on down to the Madagascar Jungle Party day. This special day will be full of free activities for kids and families, including craft, screen workshops and performances. Bring the whole family of jungle explorers!
Where: ACMI
When: Sunday 28 September, 10am – 4pm 
Price: Free
Ages: All ages 


Kids Drop in: Screen Safari 
Adventure like the animals of Madagascar in this green screen workshop. Play your part in an exciting expedition as it unfolds across a series of exotic locations inspired by the Madagascar movies.  
Where: ACMI
22 – 26 September + 29 September – 3 October  
Sessions from 11am, 12pm, 2pm + 3pm
Price: Free – Drop in ten minutes before the hour 
Ages: 8 – 12 years 


Kids’ Flicks 
ACMI’s fun-filled Kids’ Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike. Over the Spring School Holidays it’s all about the DreamWorks Animation feature films (many screening in 3D). 
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Where: ACMI Cinemas
When: 20 September – 5 October
Price: Full/Concession $7 (except for selected free screenings)
3D Screenings: Full/Concession $9 (includes hire of 3D glasses)
Ages: All ages 


DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
Don’t miss the last school holiday break to experience this world-first, behind the scenes celebration of 20 years of DreamWorks Animation! 
Where: ACMI 
When: Daily until Sunday 5 October, 10am – 5pm 
Price: Full $22.50 Concession $16 Child (4-15 years) $10
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) $50 Family Pass (1 adult & 2 children) $32.50 
Ages: All ages 



NGV Australia 


Creative Encounters: Mid-Century Modern
Budding young creatives can explore their flair for art and design in this exciting new program. These 90 minute workshops are led by Melbourne’s leading creative professionals followed by a tour of the exhibition Mid-Century Modern with members of the NGV design team. All workshop participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Where: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 
When: 24 – 26 September, 10am 
Price: Free - Limited places available. Book early to avoid disappointment by calling 8662 1555.
Ages: 13 – 17 years 


  • Textile and Print Design | Wed 24 Sep 
    Design textile prints using screen printing techniques with Fitzroy-based print, textile and homeware design studio, Spacecraft Studio


  • Digital Design | Thu 25 Sep (booked out)
    See 3D printing technology in action and design a piece of innovative furniture with Maker Machine, a cutting-edge Melbourne design workshop


  • Theatre Craft and Drama | Fri 26 Sep
    Sharpen your dramatic skills and create scenes inspired by mid-century style and life with the teaching artists from St Martin’s Youth Theatre







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