school holidays what's on

Easter School Holidays 2015

For those lucky enough to be spending part or all of the school holidays in the best city in the world here is a list of things to check out – it’s possible that you’ve done some before…  what’s your favourite?

Events and shows happening around Melbourne

Things happening happening every day these holidays

24 March – 2 April – The Very Hungry Caterpillar is live on stage at Chapel Off Chapel.  A very popular production that has sold out in other states.  Click here for more information.  PRAHRAN 

26 March – 19 April – The Arts Centre and The Famous Spiegeltent are hosting loads of fabulous kids Comedy Festival events.  Click here for more information.  CBD

31 March – 5 April – The Arts Centre Melbourne presents Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger… Again!  Suitable for children aged 4+ this madcap, clever, chaotic clowning and crazy stunts, this show will have you giggling for days after!  Click here for more information.  CBD

8 – 19 April – The 26-Storey Tree House is coming to The Arts Centre Melbourne.  Yes, that’s right. Andy and Terry had such a ball with their crash-landing entry into the world of theatre with The 13-Storey Treehouse, they’re back for more. And you’re invited!  Come early and stay after the show and experience more of the 26-Storey Treehouse madness in our FREE foyer activities.  Click here for more information.  CBD {review coming soon}

The Arts Centre Melbourne: a series of public programs are available for families, click here for all the details.  CBD

Melbourne International Comedy Festival:  this years festival is bursting at the seams with over 30 productions just for the kids.  Click here for more information.  CBD

The Lion King: a perfect holiday treat!  Click here for more information.  CBD

The Langham Children’s High Tea:  these holidays the theme is Barbie Princess Power.  Click here for more information.  CBD.

Melbourne Museum: two different daily Family activities included with your entry fee, daily from 11am – 3pm.  1. Spin A Web, which will teach kids how to ‘spin’ thread to create a giant spider web installation and 2. Make A Spider, where kids will learn how to identify common household spiders and then use craft materials to create their own spider to take home.  Further to the spider theme come and check out the Curiosity Lounge where kids can kick back with a bug book and examine all sorts of creepy crawly specimens from our collection. CBD

National Sports Museum: a series of activities for the sports enthusiasts!  Click here for more information.  CBD

Scienceworks:  Just in time for the school holidays is the museum’s newest exhibit Alice’s Wonderland, an interactive exhibit based on the famous Lewis Carroll book, teaching kids about optics and illusions, word play, physics and maths.

Also these holidays Scienceworks is hosting two Deep Oceans – Family Science Nights (Wed 1 & Wed 8 April, 5-7pm). Families are invited to come along and discover the deep sea with the museum’s marine scientists. Kids can dress up as their favourite marine animal, walk the runway and win prizes for best dressed. There will also be a range of activities including making deep sea anglerfish masks complete with glow-in-the-dark lures.  SPOTSWOOD

Movies to look out for: CinderellaShaun the Sheep, Home, The SpongeBob Movie 3D, The Book of Life and Tinkerbell: Legend of the Neverbeast.

Darebin Arts is presenting a series of comedy shows just for the kids these school holidays.  NORTHCOTE

7 April – The Mudcakes will be presenting two workshops called Singing For Little Monkeys (suitable for 3-6 year olds).  Click here to book tickets.  WILLIAMSTOWN

7 – 10 April The National Theatre has performances and workshops happening including Matty Grey’s Mega Variety Show, Squaring The Wheel, and the Squaring the Wheel Workshop.  ST KILDA

The Adventure Park in Geelong has its last hurrah these holidays before closing over winter. Open every day during Easter and the holidays, 10am – 5pm until 13 April.  Click here for more information.  GEELONG

Parks Victoria: Ranger guided activities called Junior Rangers run across the state every day these holidays – hurry though these sessions book out quickly!  Click here for more information.  VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Werribee Open Range Zoo is inviting you to become a Gorilla Ranger for a day when you visit these school holidays.  Most activities are included within your entry.  For more information visit  WERRIBEE

These school holidays – Eureka Skydeck patrons will be able to join in FREE Easter-themed badge and bunny ear making activities between 11am – 3.30pm every day of the Easter school holidays.  The green-screen VERTIGO photo booth is still being offered for visitors who wish to create a mock photo of themselves falling from the top of the building!  CBD

30 March – 12 April – SkyHigh is offering daily school holiday activities with its annual Children’s Festival at the lookout point located atop the Dandenongs.   Activities include pony rides, face painting, mini golf, games and music, reptile display, train rides, magic and much more.  Click here for more information.  MT DANDENONG.

Wonderland Fun Park never disappoints with its fabulous school holiday production and those rides that the kids never seem to get tired of!  These holidays Marty Putz – Putzin Around (Melbourne Comedy Festival) and the Big Bubble Show are coming to the Docklands Spiegeltent.  Click here to book tickets.  DOCKLANDS

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel These holidays there will be and animal farm, reptile encounters, the Easter bunny and AFL mascots visiting.  Click here for more information.  DOCKLANDS.

EASTER EVENTS:  Friday 3 – Monday 6 April 2014

Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out:  Loads of fantastic family friendly activities – all for a Gold Coin donation to the Children’s Hospital to participate. We went along in 2014 and this is a massive and fun event!  CBD.  Click here for more information.  SOUTHBANK

CPR Challenge: learn the skills of infant CPR at the Crown Palladium from 10am – 4pm.  The training is an incredible bargain at $5 (!!!!) which KidzAid are donating to the Children’s Hospital.  Click here for more information.  SOUTHBANK

Munich Brauhaus: from 12midday this Good Friday the South Wharf Bavarian eatery will not only be serving Pork Knuckle and Bier but also hosting games for the kids including an Easter egg hunt, face painting and an egg smash challenge as well as decorating the traditional Bavarian Easter Tree and dancing along with the Fräuleins to the live Oompah band!  All money raised from the egg sales will go to the Good Friday Appeal and encourage families to come together and celebrate Good Friday the Bavarian way.  Click here for more information.  SOUTH WHARF

Cadbury’s Big Day Out:  Sold out.  Click here for more information.  WERRIBEE

Adventure Park’s Huge Egg Hunt: free with entry on Sunday 5 April.  Click here for more information.  GEELONG.

The National Trust has three great Easter Fun Days taking place on Easter Sunday, Sunday April 5, 2015 from 10am – 4pm.  For all the details click here.

  • Rippon Lea House & Gardens, 192 Hotham Street, ELSTERWICK
  • Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, WINCHELSEA
  • Mulberry Hill, 385 Golf Links Road, LANGWARRIN SOUTH

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