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Looking for ways to entertain the kids these school holidays? Here is what’s on in your state….

QLD

Fame

FAME Theatre Company will run School Holiday Theatre workshops over the Easter break. Children will experience the fun and excitement of our theatre workshops, and learn many wonderful skills including; stage craft, dance, drama and singing. The week culminates with a full musical theatre performance. 

Visit www.fametheatre.com

School Camps

Give your kids more fun than ever on the Easter Holidays and enjoy a break yourself.

School Camps Qld Kids Holiday Camp is running from 12th to 17th April – that’s 5 days/6 nights of outdoor activities including; The Mission Mud Course, Kayaking, Abseiling, Slip n Slide Baseball & more. Also includes a magical trip to Dreamworld, all accommodation, catering & 24 hour supervision. Visit www.schoolcampsqld.com.au

Sunnybank Shopping Town

Easter’s on its way with The Easter Bunny! Bring the whole family down to meet The Easter Bunny with free bunny ears and Cadbury chocolate giveaways. Have your photo taken with The Easter Bunny in our magical inspired garden.
Monday 30 March – Saturday 4 April*  10am – 1pm*
*Excludes 3 April. The Easter Bunny will be out in 20 minute block intervals, 10am – 10.20am, 10.40am – 11am, 11.20am – 11.40am, 12pm – 12.20pm and 12.40pm – 1pm. www.sbhshoppingtown.com.au

Redcliffe Sales Festival

Ahoy, pirates! Young deckhands are wanted for the journey of a lifetime. Step into the Kids Ahoy Pirate Zone for plenty of nautical activities alongside amusement rides and more!
Enjoy the seaside entertainment as the kids-themed stage boasts plenty of lively music and entertainment for the younger Festival goers. There is also a permanent kids playground for those who prefer the steady ground.
Activities and entertainment will run from 9.00am – 4.00pm
Good Friday 3rd April www.sailsfestival.com.au

Carindale Westfield Shopping Centre

HOP ON IN! To the A-MAZE-ING Easter Maze and Craft Village that will be popping up in Centre Court this Easter from Saturday 28th March – Monday 6th April.
Head into the enchanted hedge maze to complete the scavenger hunt! When you finish you will also receive a free Easter treat!
Plus there will be a Craft Village filled with fun activities.
This is a free event. www.westfield.com.au

South Bank

Little Days Out

Bounce into South Bank for Easter fun and games with Bazil Grumble! Enjoy the great outdoors and increase balance and coordination by participating in a range of Easter-inspired games that are fast, fun and funky!
Easter Extravaganza is part of South Bank’s new Little Days Out program. There’s no need to book or register to take part in this activity – simply head along and get ready to have fun. www.visitbrisbane.com.au

NEW SOUTH WALES

NIDA

Let your child unleash their creative side with NIDA’s School Holiday Program, 7-26 April. Offering short courses in acting, musical theatre, creative design and more, the program has something for everyone. Courses are available
for ages 2 years+.

Visit www.open.nida.edu.au

Bop till You Drop

Performing Arts Workshops for children aged 5-12. Dancing, Singing, Acting, Magic, Cooking & Science. Educational program with professional teachers who will gently encourage & teach your children new skills.

Cost: $65 per day, $30 off siblings when booking 2 days
Mention What’s On 4 School Kids to receive $15 OFF
www.boptillyoudrop.com.au

Little Builders

Little Builders School Holiday Lego® Brick Building Workshops
 
For kids aged 5-12 years, your child will love our Lego® Brick Building workshop. Jam packed with fun building challenges, your little builder will have fun and will be encouraged to build creatively using their imagination and without instructions. Willoughby:15th, 16th & 17th April
Southern Highlands:11th April Book online: www.littlebuilders.com.au

Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum is staging free children’s workshops with a musical theme to tie in with it’s the Making of Midnight Oil exhibition. From a scientific exploration of what makes music to the crafting of percussion instruments from recycled materials with artist Ken O’Regan, the kids will be entertained for hours on end. Visit www.newcastlemuseum.com.au

Lah Lah’s Adventures

Meet Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Buzz the Band Leader, Lola the Dancing Double Bass and the ever loveable Lah-Lah LIVE In Concert! From clubs to sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and the Melbourne Recital Centre, Lah-Lah live shows will delight audiences and have the whole family up singing and dancing. 

It’s a spectacularly fun 45 minute show that will have the kids grinning and shimmying from go to whoa.

www.lah-lah.com

ACT

Belconnen Arts Centre – Canberra

This Easter join Canberra artist Genevieve Swifte for a fascinating and enthralling take on the traditions of Easter and still life painting.
Under the cover of glitter, metallic paints, and just about anything that sparkles, participants will have the opportunity to explore concepts of drawing from observation including perspective, tonality and form, before turning a dozen humble chicken eggs into a fabulous and imaginative display of Easter sparkle. Cost: $15 plus booking fee (includes materials, accompanying adults free!). This event is mostly suited for young people ages 8 – 12 years. www.belconnenartscentre.com.au 

VIC

Medibank Icehouse’s Frosty Flicks

Kids all around Melbourne are getting ‘eggcited’ for Easter and, who could blame them when Medibank Icehouse’s Frosty Flicks school holiday program is just around the corner. Kids will have the chance to skate all day as they watch some of their favourite movies on a large inflatable screen. 

All money raised between Good Friday and Easter Monday will be donated to The Royal Children’s Hospital.   Dates: 28th of March to the 12th of April
www.icehouse.com.au

Easter Bunny Hunt @ Harbour Town Melbourne

Kids can go on the journey to find the Easter Bunnies in Harbour Town Melbourne stores for the chance to WIN a delicious Easter Hamper! 

Plus, kids will receive a chocolate treat for entering! Pick up an entry form from The Customer Service Lounge from Monday 30th March until Sunday 5th April.

 www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

Melbourne’s latest Park Royal Park – Nature Play Playground

Melbourne has a new adventure playground and it seems to be something for most ages with high climb rope structures for the bigger kids and lower sections for the smaller kids all set in a natural and sandstone rock vegetation.  Don’t forget your sunscreen and your swimmers as you are bound to get wet! Read our bloggers review here: the latest park in Melbourne.

Lego Brick Zone

LEGO® brick events bring the creative, hands-on fun of LEGO bricks to kids and families with an engaging and imaginative experience these school holidays. From free play and building at custom-made LEGO play tables, there are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained.

Dates: Monday 30th March to Friday 10th April 

www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au


SA

Adelaide Planetarium

Travel to the moon and back this school holiday break. Adelaide Planetarium’s Night Sky presentations and full dome movies offer educational entertainment for all ages.

SciFun Days! Take your pick and book in for a morning or afternoon session with us! You’ll have 3 hours of full on entertainment experiencing a Planetarium session, CSI Forensics Workshop and then seeing SciWorld’s Chemistry is Cool Show all in the one location!

Visit www.unisa.edu.au/planetarium

Brick-A-Laide

Featuring an unbeatable showcase of brick creations and displays from local and interstate modellers and creators, expect to see a wide range of creative spectacles and imaginative builds!
When:  Adelaide Convention Centre on Easter weekend, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April 2015.

For more information visit www.brickalaide.com.au

InterContinental High Tea

If you are looking for some family fun in Adelaide, the Easter Bunny will be hopping into Riverside Restaurant to enjoy a High Tea buffet to help celebrate Easter. There will be a range of cocktail sandwiches, scones and pastries along with some delectable extras including a chocolate fountain and macaroon tower. Children will experience a special visit from the Easter bunny and have fun exploring on an Easter egg hunt!
For more information visit www.icadelaide.com.au

WA

Walking With Dinosaurs Spectacular

Back in Perth for six shows only across three days the Walking with Dinosaurs spectacular is a must-see for anyone with a love for the Jurassic. Or the Cretaceous. With over 20 enormous, life sized dinosaurs the show has been seen by over 7 million people worldwide and continues to amaze. 
When: 17th April to 19th April

For bookings visit www.dinosaurlive.com

The Brick House

Are your children interested in some LEGO® building fun during the Easter School Holidays? Why not come along and join us at one of our School Holiday Camps.  As well as participating in Junior Engineering Workshops (under 7s) and Engineering or Robotics Workshops (7+) we will also have a permanent LEGO® MINECRAFT® zone, LEGO® City zone and LEGO® Friends zone set up for the Easter School Holidays. Plus, LEGO® games, speed build competitions, 2 new earthquake tables and 2 new racing ramps. Ages: 5-11+

For bookings visit www.thebrickhouse.com.au

Big Wave Surfing School

Secret Harbour Beach. April School Holidays. 2 Day Course $89 – $99. 4 Day Course $189

April School Holidays 2 day workshops- Surfing with your kids isn’t just a good way to get your heart pumping and burn calories. It’s also a great way to build family bonds. When you are exercising together you are creating memories your child will treasure someday, all equipment provided. kids age 8 years to Adults. For ages 8 – 18+ 

4 Day Vegemite Surf Groms programs – 4 day course, Free Quicksilver pack worth over $200 inc rash vest, backpack, tshirt & hat. Includes full length wetsuit &surfboard hire.

For bookings and course details visit www.surfingschool.com.au

NT

Waterfront with Free Family Fun

Families are invited to celebrate Easter Saturday at Darwin Waterfront with free family fun and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 4 April 2015.

A variety of activities will take place on the lawns including Easter art and craft; face painting, balloon twisting, jumping castles, waterslides and a live DJ.The Easter Bunny will be hopping in for a photo along with chocolate eggs and inflatable balloon giveaways for everyone.
A variety of food will be available from local cafes and restaurants around the precinct, and a sausage sizzle fundraiser will also be operating during the event.
http://www.waterfront.nt.gov.au

TAS

Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic 2015

One of Hobart’s most anticipated family events of the year, the RHH Research Foundation’s 2015 Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic, will be held at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on Good Friday 3 April 2015. Bring your family and friends along for some Easter fun!

With all proceeds donated to further local medical research in Tasmania, this is one event not to be missed.

Family activities include: Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Meet Easter Bunny, Freddo and Caramello, Colouring in corner – Pin the tail on the bunny – HOPscotch – Egg & Spoon Races – Story Telling and so much more!

http://www.rtbg.tas.gov.au

NATIONAL

Hi 5 Tour

Got a Hi-5 fan? The Hi-5 House of Dreams tour gives audiences an invitation to the most exciting “slumber party” ever! There’s not much sleeping but lots of singing and dancing and adventure!

Touring Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth

 www.hi-5world.com


Movie Release’s for Kids

If the weather is wet or you are looking for a change, head along to your local cinema and check out the family movies that are offer.  There’s something for everyone…

•    Cinderella
•    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of water
•    Shaun the Sheep
•    Up
•    Home

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  • Wow, lots of things happening Australia wide. So good to see Tassie on your list, it’s often left off

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  • Always good to know.

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  • Some good things to do even if it is not holidays

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  • love reading these

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  • Looking forward to the next lot of school holidays in July.

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  • we live in perth and its rained nearly everyday of the school holidays but we have been busy with craft baking, gardening and off to the park

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  • we will be seeing shaun the sheep but there is nothing on this list for our small area lol

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  • Wow there are some amazing activities to do .. thanks for the info

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  • Some amazing ideas here and things to look into for the kids

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  • I always take a look at what local – mostly free – activities are on in our area. In previous years, my daughter has made a paper lantern, made Easter decorations and watched a theatre performance – all for free. Local councils, shopping centres, libraries – they are all great sources of activities during the school holidays.

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  • Just found out our local council is running free sport activities!

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  • we’re taking our little one to see the explore-o-sauros exhibit at maryborough.

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  • The big bunny hunt in Melbourne would have been great if i knew how to get tickets

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  • The NIDA activity/event sounds wonderful and such a good opportunity for developing some skills.

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  • Great places to visit in the school holidays.

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