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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. 



Summer School Holiday Program 



Christmas Program: Spirit of the Square 

Explore Whiteout, an installation of large, snow-white, spheres by Melbourne-based design outfit, SIBLING. Whiteout is a playful take on the snowy imagery often seen in cinema and TV during the festive season and is the backdrop to a daily program of free events in the lead up to Christmas. The program includes Christmas films, Big Screen Gaming, live music, craft workshops, a charity breakfast and more!  

Where: The Square 
When: 1 – 25 December
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Price: Free
Ages: All ages 



Scarecrow Making 

Learn how to make your very own scarecrow using straw, twine and other materials in an outdoor workshop for kids and families. 

Where: Pop Up Patch
When: Every Sunday, 12pm – 12.30pm 
Excluding Sunday 28 December 
Price: $15 - BYO old clothes for scarecrow or have clothes provided on the day for an extra $10
Book online »
Ages: Recommended for children 5 – 12 years 



Emily Floyd: The Dawn for Kids 
Enjoy a fun, learning experience with your family in two interactive spaces by Melbourne artist, Emily Floyd. You can create your own sculptures using specially made letter blocks or explore design and typography in a unique Small Press equipped with typewriters and copiers. 
Where: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 
When: Tuesday – Sunday until 1 March, 10am – 5pm 
Price: Free entry 
Ages: All ages 



Kids’ Flicks

Escape the summer heat at ACMI Cinemas where you and your children can chill out with a great selection of kids’ films – some showing in 3D! 

Where: ACMI 
When: View films and session times »
Price: Full/concession $7 (member discounts available) 
3D: Full/concession $9 (member discounts available) 
Ages: All ages 



Chinese Cut Paper Animation
Presented as part of ACMI’s China Up Close season, this free activity invites you to be inspired by the traditions of paper-cut and shadow puppetry in Chinese culture. 
Where: ACMI
When: 19 – 23 January, 11am – 2pm 
Price: Free – drop in 
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up 



Australian Open Live Site 
Entertain the whole family at the Australian Open Live Site. As well as being able to watch centre court matches live on the Big Screen, you can check out a bustle of activities hosted by Tennis Australia and their sponsors including Tennis Hot Shots and plenty of other tennis action.
Where: The Square 
When: 19 January - 1 February 2015, from 11am 
Price: Free
Ages: All ages 



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Watch to see what the kids got up to last school holidays!






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