Victorian school holidays are just a few weeks away, starting on Saturday, 6 April 2019.
Here are some creative ways to keep the kids entertained in the Victoria Harbour neighbourhood.
The Community Garden
Want your kids to get their hands dirty like you may have done in the good old days? Visit the Docklands Community garden, which lies between Bourke Street and Collins Street. It works on the unique concept of ‘take something, put something back’, which means your kids can plant their own seedlings, while harvesting some community grown fruit and vegetables to take home. And, don’t forget about the kids play area right near the garden, where children can run off some excess school holiday energy.
Library at the Dock
Head into Library at the Dock to inspire your child’s love of learning, while also participating in other activities such as creative editing and table tennis. The award winning library has an extensive collection of children’s books as well as a comprehensive school holiday program with fun activities for children of all ages.
Special school holiday workshops include Lizzy’s Lizards where kids can learn about various reptile species and, Kid’s Coding where they will unpack the mechanics behind MicRo, a robotic dog. Most of these events are free, however bookings are essential. Make sure you register for these workshops if you want to engage your child’s creative mind during the school holidays.
The District Docklands
Visit the Wonder Park immersive zone at District Docklands, where you can knock down the chimpanzombies, design your own mini roller coaster and participate in some fun art and craft workshops from 11am - 4pm daily. They’ll also be hosting a fun Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 20 April, so come along and meet the Easter Bunny while hunting for chocolates.
It may not quite be school holidays, but don’t forget our Neighbour Day Block Party on Sunday 31 March. We’ve organised interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will be live entertainment, face painting, workshops and more, so come down to Buluk Park from 11am – 3pm for some giant jenga and family fun, while getting to know your neighbours.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Victoria Harbour during the school holidays. Get out of the house and into the precinct this April.