School Holiday Activities – Melbourne April 2012

This post was for April school holidays in Melbourne, click here if you are looking for School Holiday Activities in Melbourne July 2012.





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 this coming school holidays. Jo will be collating the kids activities Melbourne round up posts for the next couple of months.

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Spellbound illusion Spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park

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Bring the family to Wonderland Fun Park for the April School Holidays to see Spellbound Illusion Spectacular featuring world class illusionist Michael Boyd, his cast of spectacular dancers and Thurston The Duck appearing (and disappearing!) daily.

This is an entertainment extravaganza unlike any other with amazing illusions (see picture above!) including levitations, transportations and new to Australia from Las Vegas, the Chamber of Doom. All this, plus other hilarious antics the whole family will love.

WHEN: 31st March – 15th April 2012

SkyHigh Mt. Dandenong’s Easter Children’s Week

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A week long celebration to keep the happy campers busy then topping it off with an Easter Egg Hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny. From an adventure walk with Parks Victoria, Didgeridoo lessons, bouncy castle fun, an Easter Egg Hunt, games and music with a sparkle fairy – you know the kids will be in good company!

WHEN: 1st – 8th April 2012

Sports Alive! at the National Wool Museum

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Combine science, physical activities and fun all in one visit for the one low admission price of $4 per child.

Sports Alive! explores the scientific principles behind sport in a fun and entertaining way as you run, jump, throw, bat, kick, row, putt and cycle your way around this highly interactive exhibition.
During the School Holidays, you can participate in the Stay’n Alive Scavenger Hunt throughout the four galleries of the Museum to find special objects and build your energy levels as you go. The more questions you answer, the more energy you will earn and the ‘healthier’ you will be! The Scavenger Hunt is a self-guided activity suitable for all ages and available every day of the school holidays, including weekends.

WHEN: Daily from 31 March 2012 to 15 April 2012

Melbourne Tigers School Holiday Camps

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The Melbourne Tigers would like to invite all boys and girls aged between 6 and 13 years (ages flexible) to attend our upcoming School Holiday Camps.

The two day camps are for all levels of abilities, with an emphasis on having fun. The camps are coached by Tigers NBL, Big V men and women, coaches and other experienced players. Participants will receive a Tigers camp t-shirt and Tigers basketball.

WHEN: Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April and Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th at different locations.

Queen Victoria Market School Holiday Activities

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
School Holiday Activities - Melbourne
Step into a wonderland at the annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Don’t be late for the very important date! Sip tea with Alice, watch the Mad Hatter dance, and look out for the Queen of Hearts in this all-singing, all-dancing free event for kids of all ages.

Date: Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th April, L Shed
Time: 10.10am, 11.10am and 12.10pm – show runs for 35 minutes
Cost: Free

Wildlife Encounters
Everyone will have the chance to learn about spiny-leaf stick insects, green tree frogs, marsupials, turtles, bob-tail lizards, monitor (goanna) lizards, dragon lizards, pythons, and even a crocodile. You won’t believe your eyes! With a focus on ecology, habitat and conservation, these shows are lively and great fun for all.

Date: Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th April, L Shed
Time: 10am and 12pm
Cost: Free

Boon Wurrung Ngargee at The Famous Spiegeltent

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Arts Centre Melbourne presents Idja Dance Theatre and The Boon Wurrung Foundation’s Boon Wurrung Ngargee.

In this very special workshop, kids and their families will learn about, sing and dance the Melbourne stories of the Boon Wurrung. Boon Wurrung is one of the five language groups of the Eastern Kulin Nation and the traditional name for the indigenous people who inhabited the land on the south of the Yarra River upon which the Arts Centre Melbourne sits.

WHEN: 4th – 7th April 2012


Olden Days at Como House and Garden

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Imagine no TV, no computers and no fast food! Find out what it was like to live 100 Years ago at an Olden Days School holiday Program at Como House & Gardens. Kids will pllay “little detectives” and discover the use and importance of strange and mysterious thingamabobs from the Victorian era. Plus there’s old school quoits and croquet and egg and spoon races.

WHEN: 4th and 11th April 2012


Kids Day Out at Edgar’s Mission

School Holiday Activities - Melbourne
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program proudly brings you Kids Day Out 2012.

Become an Animal Avenger or Kindness Crusader, help feed the animals on the farm tour, enjoy a delicious cruelty free lunch, keep your eyes open for the nature walk and hear from passionate young people who are working to make the world a better place for all. All this and it’s only an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Book in early for this one.

WHEN: 15th April 2012


Kids Go Wild at the Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo’s school holiday program is back, bigger and better than ever with Kids Go Wild (formerly Zoo Adventures).

Children aged 5 to 12 will have an action packed day, visit secret areas of the Zoo, meet animals up close, chat to zookeepers, take part in craft and games, and have fun with other kids who are as wild about animals as they are!

WHEN: Monday 2nd April – Friday 13th April 2012 (Program does not run on public holidays, Friday 6th April & Monday 9th April)


Comedy Club for Kids as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Working their MC magic for this year are seasoned Comedy Club for Kids performers Tobias & Bartholomew creating high-energy comedy for young minds aged 5-11 years. Featuring a rolling roster of comedic talents – the likes of Anna Pocket Rocket, Harley Breen, Anne Edmonds, Xavier Michelides, Kate McLennan, Heath McIvor and many more.

WHEN: 31st March – 15th April 2012


Sweet Arts at the Immigration Museum

Celebrate your sweet tooth and take part in craft activities relating to special seasonal sweets from the Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian and Turkish communities in Victoria. Create your own colourful cardboard bowl to put sweet treats in. Take inspiration from patterns from around the world and decorate it using coloured and patterned paper, felt, raffia and drawing materials. Then use it to store your favourite sweets before you eat them!

Visit the Sweets: Tastes and Traditions from Many Cultures exhibition to find out more about different sweets enjoyed by these communities.

WHEN: 31st March – 15th April 2012



Vegecation will bring an Oriental Garden to Centro Box Hill this autumn school holidays, as the area near the North Precinct food court is transformed into a hidden treasure trove of treats designed to teach kids from garden to wok how gardening, vegetables and cooking combined can create delicious meals.

There will be plenty to explore at Vegecation and even more to learn at the free educational holiday program, running 10 to 14 April 2012 including:

  • Seedling potting station, where children will get to plant a different Asian vegetable each day.
  • Bug display.
  • Colouring in competition.
  • Daily interactive dress up performances.

Children will take away some delicious Asian-inspired recipes to try out at home with mum. Each attending child will also receive a free Vegecation bag and apron to take home and keep.

Where: Centro Box Hill North Precinct (opposite the food court)
When: Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 April 2012
What time: 11am to 2pm each day
Who: Aimed at children aged six – 15 and their families
Price: FREE to attend

What are you up to for the upcoming school holidays?