Melbourne School Holidays April 2011 – Kid’s Activities


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For this school holiday round up, the wonderful Jo from Little Melbourne has collated an amazing range of activities for some special outings over the school holidays. Little Melbourne is THE guide to all the latest happenings in and around Melbourne for babies, toddlers and kids. It provides the inside scoop on what’s cool in Melbourne to do, see, visit, eat, play and create. Make sure you also check out the Little Melbourne facebook page too!

1. Top Artists NGV

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
We love to jump in the car, park at the Botanic Gardens, take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, walk over the bridge on the Yarra, stop off at one of the many cafes at Federation Square to recharge then visit the NGV Kids Corner to have some fun and get creative. The NGV also hold holiday classes for school aged kids.

Get creative with a fully supervised art class for 9-12 year olds. Meet Top Arts exhibitors and create your own artwork. Find your favourite works in the exhibition and make a related artwork with paint, paper or pencil.
When: Wednesday 13th April
Suits: Ages 9 – 12
Full Listing for Top Artists

2. Autumn Garden Place Mat Making at the Heide Museum

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
Heide offers a range of activities for kids and families including artist-led workshops that draw on Heide’s exhibitions, history and gardens. Let your culture vultures let rip these School Holidays with activities just for them.

Children use materials and autumn fruits found in Heide’s garden to print an individualised place-mat fit for a feast. Dress for mess!
When: Tuesday 19th April
Suits: Ages 5 – 9
Full Listing for the Heide Museum Autumn School Holidays

3. Gaga Magic Kids Show

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
Go Gaga for Lady Gaga. Gaga Magic is a visual spectacle… with uncanny LIVE vocals, look and costumes of the real Lady Gaga. Each show is sure to include your favourites.. from “Just Dance”, “Pokerface”, “Bad Romance” to late release “Telephone”. Gaga Magic will be bringing the best of Lady Gaga’s songs, dancing, singing & lots of fun to all different places around Victoria for the April School Holidays.

When: Tuesday 12th April
Suits: School aged
Full Listing for Gaga Magic

4. Aprons and Spoons at Gasworks Arts Park

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
There’s so much going on for your school age kiddos these Holidays. From Funk Hip Hop, Outdoor Cinema, Acting Club to Swordfighting, you’ll find it all at Gasworks. Make and decorate your own apron using a mix of recycled and new products including paints and various fabric off cuts. Use it for cooking or just hang it on the wall along with a matching decorated wooden spoon.

When: Tuesday 19th April
Suits: Ages 9 – 12
Full Listing for Gasworks School Holiday Program

5. Melba Animal Farm Children’s Tiffin

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
What’s better than Caramel Popcorn Lions, Sheep Cupcakes, Pig Cookies, Frog in a pond and Freckle Sandwiches? Sharing them with your friends of course at the Animal Farm Children’s Tiffin! Treat your wee ones these school holidays to children’s Tiffin with a farmyard twist. The Langham, Melbourne has planned the perfect afternoon of holiday fun, sure to have your little tigers “roaring” with delight.

When: Monday 11 April – Tuesday 26 April
Suits: Ages 3 – 12
Full Listing for Melba Children’s Tiffin

6. Babar the Elephant presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
We love the story of Babar – the young elephant called Babar who leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants. Then he comes back and becomes king of the elephant kingdom. He then has children and teaches them valuable lessons. Now you and your kids can see Babar the Elephant in Concert!

When: Monday 11th April
Suits: School aged
Full Listing for Babar the Elephant

7. Stencil Art with Alison Lester at the State Library of Victoria

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
The State Library has a lot more going on than shelves of books. You can play chess, use game consoles, workshop projects with your friends, check out what’s hanging in our galleries, watch films, listen to music, and browse newspapers and magazines and your children can enjoy fun-filled activities in the School Holidays. Join renowned author-illustrator Alison Lester for this special workshop. Learn how Alison uses stencils to create her beautiful illustrations, and make your own stencil illustration. For ages seven and up.

When: Thursday 21st April
Suits: Ages 7 and up
Full Listing for State Library of Victoria April School Holidays

8. Thread Den Kids Sewing Classes – Sling Bag Making

Kids today get to do way better stuff than we ever did when we were growing up! Thread Den offers teens 12+ and younger kids 5+, sewing classes. From sewing basics, sling bags, fashion illustration, crochet, tags for bags, softies, badge making and recycled and retro jewellery, you can be sure of finding a class that suits. During the school holidays, Thread Den offers a great range of sewing classes for kids aged 8 years and up. Develop skills with textiles, add to your folio, or just make something completely unique. Want to make your own bag? Bring along your own special fabric to create a unique bag. Classes are run in Thread Den’s light filled sewing lounges and are led by industry professionals and friendly instructors.

When: Tuesday 12th April
Suits: Ages 13+
Full Listing for Thread Den

9. Tackers 1 Introduction to fun sailing, Learn to Sail Classes, The Boatshed, Albert Park

Melbourne School Holidays April 2011
Kids + Boats = Fun! Have some fun on the water in the School Holiday’s in a fun and safe environment. The Tackers 1,2,3 program – is the main accredited introductory kids sailing course recognised by Yachting Australia. Ages 7 years – 12 years. Think Kids sail training think Tackers.

When: 11th – 15th April and 18th – 21st April
Suits: Ages 7 – 12
Full Listing for The Boatshed

10. The Enchanted Maze and Egg-stravaganza

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An explosion of mind blowing 3D fun, giant twisting tube slides, towering topiary hedges, a spine tingling indoor maze, an sweet filled lolly shop serving old fashioned humbugs, acid drops and hand made boiled sweets, a cafe and stunning gardens and you’ve got yourself a great family filled day out! Now combine that with Easter Eggs for an Egg-stavaganza which will be celebrated with lots of lovely chocolate easter eggs to gather from the 19th-21st April.

When: Open Everyday, Easter Egg-stravaganza 19th – 21st April
Suits: All ages
Full Listing for the Enchanted Maze

What are you up to these April School Holidays?