School holiday ideas

These autumn school holidays there is plenty on offer. The Drum Theatre presents the Listies, Australia’s most sought after kids comedians, featuring alien attacks, toilet paper guns, and the most disgusting pair of undies you have ever seen in your entire life...

The Dandenong Library has some fantastic free events:

On the 31st of March, listen and sing along to Paul Jamieson - The Music Man's songs... On the 2nd of April, see the magic of Lee Cohen - Madcap Magician and her elusive rabbit friend, Norman E. Normous (Professional Magic Rabbit)... and on the 8th of April, Red Herring Theatre presents the tale of Momotaro The Peach Boy, performed through puppetry and human performance...

For more information see what’s on in the libraries:

Heritage Hill has some fabulous arts and creativity workshops these school holidays:

There are craft workshops, an introduction to life-drawing and an opportunity to learn about veggie gardening and have a hands-on experience.

Greyhounds Easter Kids Fun Night

Sandown Greyhounds at view road in Springvale are proud to be hosting their annual Easter Kids Fun Night on April 2nd.

The night is always a huge success allowing children to participate in being a greyhound owner for the day, racing against the Easter bunny in the centre of the track, an easter egg hunt, giant stilt walkers, amusements and dancing.


Pools and Leisure Centre


Dandenong Oasis

Splash Zone from Monday 30th March until Friday 10th April. Splash Zone does not run on weekends or Public holidays.

Nobble Park Aquatic Centre

Splash Park will be running daily with the waterslide operational after 1-5pm on days above 26 degrees

 Springers Leisure Centre

 Times:                 Half Day              9AM – 12PM or 12PM – 3PM
                              Full Day               9AM – 3PM
Dates:                  Week One:          Tuesday 31/03, Wednesday 01/04, Thursday 02/04
                              Week Two:         Tuesday 07/04, Wednesday 08/04, Thursday 09/04
Activities:            Multisport Days. Sports Include; Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Volleyball + other games and activities
Lunch:                  Bring your own or Lunch Order Forms Available from Reception
Ages:                    Suitable for 6-12 years

Autumn Music Fest

The Autumn Music Fest is on Saturday 11 April, 3pm - 7pm at Wachter Reserve, Kingsclere Ave, Keysborough next to Parkmore shopping Centre
A jam-packed afternoon full of the best local live music Greater Dandenong has to offer, including performances by Massive Hip Hop Choir, Bollydazzlers, Atomic Hi-Tones and Sol Nation!

Free family activities include a giant slide, jumping castle and arts and crafts.

Autumn Music Fest Poster


Autumn 2015 School Holiday Family Fun Days at the Casey Safety Village

There is a mini version of Victorian roads and aims to educate the community about road safety, in a safe, fun, controlled and positive learning environment. In addition there is a CFA Learning Centre, which is a simulated home environment delivering a fire safety educational program by trained CFA staff.

Activities on the day may include visits from CFA fire truck and crew, Victoria Police, Metro Trains, SES and Ambulance Victoria.

Sessions run from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 pm on 7, 8 and the 9th of April download the brochure here and check the website closer to the dates for confirmed activities.


The usual ideas not just for the holidays

Catch a movie at the lunar Drive-In in Dandenong:

Check out these websites! There are many great ideas. There are some great places to visit and ideas that are family friendly, and low cost. Check out some of the weblinks and event calendars to see what you and your family might like to try locally and in other areas of Melbourne.

It's not far from anywhere in the city of greater Dandenong to visit the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens. 

Take the train into the city and participate in activities in various locations for example the Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation square, Scienceworks,  the Immigration museum or the Melbourne museum.

During summer the Royal Botanical Gardens  presents Moonlight cinema:

A few other places of interest include the shrine, the Eureka tower, the old Melbourne goal, the queen Victoria Markets, The Melbourne Aquarium and the zoo’s.

The Victorian Government website has a fabulous listing of heaps of school holidays activities around Melbourne. 


For a comprehensive list of family friendly events in Melbourne visit :


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