School Holidays Activities Melbourne – July 2011

kids activities Melbourne - little melbourne The lovely Jo from Little Melbourne is guest posting again today, bringing us some of the best kids activities in Melbourne for the July School Holidays. If you live in Melbourne and haven’t already “liked” Little Melbourne’s facebook page, make sure you do. It is updated regularly with loads of fun activities to do with the kids in Melbourne.


1. Sushi Making in Yarraville

For the budding junior master chef – get creative in the kitchen with a hands-on practical class that will inspire you to make your own healthy snacks. You will help to prepare, cook and clean up after the class. Just bring your imagination and a container to take your goodies home.
In this 3-hour workshop you will be having fun while learning how to make sushi. Covering all areas of sushi including, preparation of the rice and ingredients, assembling the sushi, rolling with a mat, and simple ideas, a cheats version and sushi cones. Yum!

When: 6th July
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2. Learning By Doing Workshops

Build a solar energy model at the next School Holiday Woodwork workshops for Boys and Girls 4-14yrs.The Learning By Doing Woodwork Room (LBD) is a highly successful and focused education centre that delivers creative and practical woodwork and development programs for children, schools and professional development programs for teachers.

Offering 2 daily workshops at convenient times where kids can participate in half days or full days with Lunchtime care available. Presto!

When: 4th – 15th July
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3. Kikkii Saves Planet Courage | The Melbourne Magic Festival

The message is pretty simple – “live an adventure, find courage and live YOUR dreams!” Sounds good to us! The live stage performance targeting children aged 3 to 10 years old.

Starring experienced entertainer and renowned identity “Kikkii The Klown”

The audience get a sense that they can alter their emotional experience in any circumstance. They can actually start to be responsible for their own emotions, instead of blaming the circumstance or someone else for why they are happy, sad or upset. A complex message delivered in a simple and colourful way, story, magic, music & dance.

When: 11th – 16th July
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4. ArtPlay’s Puppet Lab

Puppets. Such a brilliant concept. So simple. So fun.

From Banraku’ style traditional Japanese form of puppetry where three puppeteers operate one puppet, sock puppets, felt-y friends to puppet play, ArtPlay has every type of puppet covered for every age throughout the July School Holidays.

When: 9th – 17th July
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5. Potato People at The Royal Botanic Gardens

It’s time to plant potatoes! Come and hear the Potato People story and make your own potato friend to take home. Get into a little bit of winter gardening and find out what to plant for a scrumptious winter vegetable garden.

When: 7-8th July
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6. Roola Boola at Chapel off Chapel

The City of Stonnington proudly presents Roola Boola – an innovative arts festival designed for children aged 4 to 12 years old that encourages the audience to interact with, and participate in, the performances.

Playing at Chapel off Chapel over four days, Roola Boola will entertain children with puppetry, theatre, pop and brass music, magic shows, circus performances, workshops and musicals. Children will meet the performers and be given the opportunity to participate in a combined concert featuring performers from across the genres. It also includes workshops by Polyglot Theatre, The Mudcakes, Impro Melbourne and NICA.

When: 5-8th July
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7. Paper Planet at Federation Square

Looking for something special (and free) for the kids to do during the 1st week of the July school holidays? Then put Paper Planet at Federation Square on your list now! Polyglot Theatre will turn your children into paper characters as they explore an out-of-this-world, constantly changing play space. A live soundscape transports everyone further into our world of delightful paper creatures and objects whilst we work together to create and add to a fantasy Paper Planet.

When: 6-10th July
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8. Carnivale Capers at the Immigration Museum

Warm up your winter and join in the Carnivale fun at the Immigration Museum these school holidays.  While Carnivale has its roots in Portuguese and Roman Catholic traditions, it is now celebrated in different ways in many countries all over the world.  Take part by creating a Brazilian head dress, a Venetian Arlecchino mask or a Haitian rara tambourine.

When: 2-17th July
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9. Kids Go Wild at The Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo’s school holiday program is back, bigger and better than ever with Kids Go Wild! Children aged 5 to 12 will encounter an action packed day, visit areas of the Zoo not normally open to the public, meet animals up close, take part in some cool craft and games, and have fun with other kids who are as wild about animals as they are!

When: 4th-8th July AND 11th-15th July
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10. Kids Play the Designer Way at Lintons Garden and Home

Lintons Garden and Home at Mt. Eliza is our regular stop off after coming home from the coastal or vineyard regions. It’s our re-fuel stop at the cafe, a browse indoors and gardening fix….generally a lavendar plant or herb and veggie seedlings! These coming School Holidays you can immerse your little green thumbs in a class or two.

Discover the fun of garden design and explore the idea of colour, texture, line and form. Includes making a garden weather vain to take home. Get your kids out of the house and into the garden these school holidays with our fun and educational kids activities.

When: 5-6th July
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What are you up to these school holidays?