June 20, 2019


With over 31 million visits per year, Centennial Parklands is a fabulous place to explore with the family. Incorporating Moore Park, Queens Park and Centennial Park, there are great school holiday programs on offer this July, with something for everyone.

If you’re keen to keep the kids busy and outside amongst nature this school holiday break, there’s plenty of fun-filled activities at Centennial Parklands.

Aboriginal Weaving Classes

Dates: Monday 8 July 2019

Ages: Suitable for 5 years+ (all children must be supervised)

Cost: $29 per session, all materials provided

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

The art of weaving and basket making has been an integral part of Aboriginal culture for years. The knowledge and skills have been handed down through the generations, and now your child can learn it too.

In celebration of Aboriginal culture, your children can join Centennial Parkland’s Shared Knowledge expert weavers and learn how to create baskets and tools out of resources from the Parklands. They’ll also hear all about the historic use of native plants and how local Aboriginal peoples identify and utilise them.

Click here for more information and to book tickets. 

Bushrangers Campfire Club 

Dates: Wednesday 10 and 17 July 2019

Ages: 5 – 12 years

Cost: $95 per ticket

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre 

An awesome alternative to screen time, children will experience a day of wildlife, bushcraft, outdoor challenges, games and free play, all lead by the experienced Centennial Parklands bushranger in the great outdoors. Activities are designed to allow children to play outside and take part in problem solving and cooperative challenges.

In the winter months, kids will get to know the art of firecraft – learn how to light a fire from a spark without matches and make some delicious dampers.

This program is a firm holiday favourite and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

To book your child a place or to find out more information about the program, visit the Centennial Parklands website here.

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Kids vs Wild – Campfire Club

Dates: Thursday 11 and Tuesday 16 July 2019

Ages: 5 – 12 years

Cost: $35 per ticket

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

As the days get cooler, fire craft becomes a priority for survival. Kids can learn how to survive through the night by campfire making, using only the resources available in the Park. Then they can take advantage of all their hard work by cosying up by the fire, making damper and stick bread.

In case bush fire ratings are above low and fires aren’t able to be lit in the Park, the program will be changed to shelter building, outdoor challenges and free play.

For more information and to book tickets to Kids vs. Wild Campfire club, click here.

Theatre for Kids, Ned Kelly and Co.

Dates: Friday 12 July 2019

Ages: 5 – 10 years (Parental supervision is required)

Cost: $16 per ticket

Where: Centennial Park Labyrinth 

A fun-filled interactive theatre production is coming to the Centennial Parklands, with thrills, danger and adventure. Join the Ned Kelly and Co. drama company and learn about the lives of Australia’s most notorious and dangerous bushrangers in this engaging and action-packed production.

Kids will have the chance to shine in the spotlight as they uncover how people survived in the Australian bush, whilst being on the run from the law.

Click here for more information about the program. 

Pizza Party in the Bush

Dates: Monday 15 July 2019

Ages: 5 – 12 years (Parental supervision is required)

Cost: $29 per ticket

Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

Combine all the joys of food with the great outdoors.

Kids will learn all about native Australian plants, and how they were used by the Aboriginal people bringing all the ingredients together to make their very own yummy pizza, collected from materials in Centennial Park.

Click here to book your child into the Pizza Party in the Bush school holiday program.

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  • Kids just love to be out and about and be able to spend time with you.


  • Lots of fabulous fun to Ve had with these activities. If I lived closer, I would undoubtedly be attending nearly all of them


  • There are some wonderful events for families.


  • How amazing would be good for a birthday present


  • I’ve never heard of centennial park.


  • Thanks for the list of holiday activities.


  • The amazing things they have for children to be occupied in the holidays is terrific.


  • I used to love hanging out in Centennial Park when I was a youngster – such a great place to visit even without all these extra things to do.


  • Sounds like some wonderful ideas for the kids to get involved in


  • Aw I would love to attend the aboriginal weaving classes with my kids !


  • I realise events have to be paid for but if you have 2 or more children some of the events would be out of reach financially for a lot of families


  • So many great suggestions in this article.


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