School Holiday Ideas Autumn 2013

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If you are anything like me school holidays means that most of my little ones scheduled activities are cancelled for two weeks. No swimming lessons, no kinder, which opens up a couple of days of nothingness…. And whilst if I had my way those days with no plans would be spend chilling on the couch in my PJ’s watching DVDs, my very active pre-schooler would be bouncing off the walls after an hour of that…

So for those looking for school holiday ideas in Melbourne, here’s our picks. Some bookish.. some not.

  1. Spend some time at the Library:

Many of the weekly scheduled story times are suspended during the school holidays, but some library’s will have school holiday programs. You can find your local library here http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/localgovernment/find-a-public-library

 

  1. See Hairy Maclary. Everyone’s favourite dog from Donaldson’s Dairy and his friends are playing in Ringwood, Geelong, Moonee Ponds and Bendigo.You can book at http://www.hairymaclaryshow.co.uk/australia/

 

  1. Check out the Lego Educational Centre. The Docklands site has a school holiday activity calendar for ages 3+ http://www.mooreed.com.au/

 

  1. Find a new playground to explore and take a picnic. There are heaps of options here http://www.melbourneplaygrounds.com.au/melbourneplaygrounds.php?id=2

 

  1. Do some crafting at Apples and Jam in South Melbourne. Their school holiday program can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=555764934447047&set=a.167820439908167.33418.162738140416397&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

 

  1. See the child-like King Penguins at the Aquarium http://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/

 

  1. Take a picnic to the Ian Potter Children’s Garden. Warning to parents, take a change of clothes because there is a lovely stream to splash and wade in. http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/rbg-melbourne/childrens-garden

 

  1. Go for Babycinos at one of Melbournes Fab child friendly cafes. An exhaustive list is available here at Hey Bambini http://www.heybambini.com.au/

 

  1. Visit the Zoo. Kids are free during the school holidays! http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne

 

  1. Visit Collingwood Children’s Farm. One of Melbournes favourites hiding in innercity Abbotsford, this place is a gem. If you time your visit right you may get to milk a cow or hold a guinea pig. They also have a great café on site. http://www.farm.org.au/
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