School holiday ideas
Keeping children entertained during the holidays can seem like a daunting task . But between great free activities like library events and visiting museums, and planning some simple activities to do at home, you can help keep your children both physically and mentally active during the break and provide them with lots of fun as well (Sourced: Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, 2011).
Check out the line up of links for different activities below.
This summer the Noble Park Aquatic Centre provides and excellent school holiday program for three weeks in January and Dandenong Oasis also runs a school holiday program for two weeks. These are great active programs for the kids and gives parents the opportunity to continue working during the holidays or maybe you just need a break for a day.
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.
Catch a movie at the lunar Drive-In in Dandenong: http://www.lunardrive-in.com.au/
Rock Mission in Clayton presents: Rock week from the 6th till the 12th Of January 2014, in the mornings there is a program for kids, later in the week evening activities for teens capped off with a family fun night on Saturday from 6pm till 10pm
City of Greater Dandenong Youth Services Holiday program City of Greater Dandenong Youth Services presents SummerFEST school holiday program for young people aged 12 to 14 years.
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. Public transport is FREE on Christmas day!
For a comprehensive list of family friendly events in Melbourne visit : http://www.webchild.com.au/calendar/melbourne