School holiday ideas
Drum Theatre is offering readers and subscribers to the Dandenong Kids website a special 2 for 1 deal for the show in the school holidays "Still awake still!"
Be quick to make use of this offer, limited numbers available!
To book seats for this fantastic show for the whole family on Thursday the 3rd of July, select your preferred show time and enter the promo code ‘KIDZ’ when booking. The two show times are at 10:30am and 1:30pm. There are free kids activities before and after the show, perfect for getting out of the winter weather! Free parking is available, request when booking.
The library has some great holiday events on and Heritage Hill has fantastic workshops and activities for the kids including reptile handling and gymnastics. The best place to find all these events are on the calendar on the council's website. Here you can also find out that the movie Frozen will be screened in the civic square on the 8th of July and that the FIFA cup soccer match replays are on every day from midday.
The Cranbourne Botanical gardens will host a fun family event in celebration of Naidoc week on the 9th of July from 10am till 3pm. NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week seeks to raise awareness about the value Indigenous people contribute to the wider community.
Naidoc week takes place during the first full week in July and for more events in Victoria see the calendar of events on the official Naidoc website. There are some cool things on for kids at Wilson’s Promontory.
All this information can also be found on the holiday page on the Dandenong Kids website.
All the local aquatic and recreation centres have great active school holiday programs on: The Noble Park Aquatic Centre provides an excellent school holiday program. So do Oasis Leisure Centre and Springers Leisure Centre.
If your kids are into basketball, there are a couple of all day training days during the school holidays on 1 and 2 July at the Dandenong Basketball Stadium.
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.
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.
For a comprehensive list of family friendly events in Melbourne visit : http://www.webchild.com.au/calendar/melbourne