Summer School Holidays in Melbourne 2018 - 2019

Summer School Holidays in Melbourne 2018 – 2019

Summer School Holidays in Melbourne are a bit of a mixed bag… it’s a time to connect with family and friends, to slow down and enjoy some unstructured chill-out.

But summer holidays also go for ages… and if you’re not out of town on holidays or, like most, your holidays from work are only for a couple of weeks, you might be looking for some shows, events or holiday programs to break up the 6-8 weeks of summer holidays – and create some fond memories to look back on!

Boxing Day Test Cricket: MCG from 26 – 30 December and the Big Bash League (men’s and women’s cricket) at various locations until mid-Feb 2019

Magic of Gold: Sovereign Hill celebrates the magic of gold with daily craft activities, gold hunts, lantern shows and magic shows!  At night be a part of the new sound and light show, AURA. Explore space, delve into the Dreamtime, and re-live Australia’s most important rebellion – all while travelling under the night sky. Wednesday, 26 December 2018 until Sunday, 27 January 2019.  BALLARAT

summer school holidays in melbournePeter Pan Goes Wrong: Arts Centre until 27 January.  For ages 8+ CBD

School of Rock – the Musical: Her Majesty’s Theatre until 10 February 2019.  School age+ CBD

Sunset Sounds Concert Series: Stonnington is running a series of FREE concerts to be held over THREE Sundays in January, commencing on January 6th.  DJs start things off at 5pm with live acts from 6-8pm.  Each Sunday features different artists and different iconic Stonnington parks.  PRAHRAN + MALVERN

Summer of Love: The Immigration Museum invited you to spend your school holidays with husband-and-wife card makers Anna and Gareth – aka Able and Game – leave clichéd cards in the dust and create something truly unique for someone you love. CBD

Julian Opie and Julian Opie for Kids: {FREE} NGV St Kilda Road until 17 February 2019. For ages 3+ CBD

Escher X nendo: NGV International (St Kilda Road), until 7 April 2019.  School age+ CBD

Kids Summer Festival: NGV International, 5-13 January 2019 from 10am-3pm daily, FREE.  CBD

The Shrine is running a FREE School Holiday program enjoy a garden tour and making a floral brooch or motif.  Weekdays from 14 Jan to 25 Jan 11.30am-12.30pm.  For primary school-aged children. Bookings essential.  CBD

The Australian Open and Kids Tennis Day – tennis lovers there is plenty of fun for the kids at the tennis, with ground passes starting at $5!  CBD

Convent Kids presents: Cooking with Ella Mittas 6 & 7 January 2019 and Sensory Art Lab {FREE} 7 – 20 January 2019.  ABBORTSFORD

Polly Woodstock 2019: Leave the landlubbers behind for a day of music, arts and crafts, food stalls and wild pirate games aboard the historical Polly Woodside. Sunday 6 January 10am-4pm, Kids FREE, adults $20 (enjoy a 50% discount of DFO parking).  CBD

Melbourne Museum: From mid-January, add your mark to the Melbourne Metro Tunnels network or try out some virtual reality. Or, listen into Story Time as books are brought to life on weekdays in a program for 0-5 year olds.

Officer in Pursuit! : LEGOLAND Discovery Centre invites you to take part in their Cops vs Robbers activity from Thursday 29 December to Friday 28 January.  For ages 3+ CHADSTONE

ACMI: a series of workshops for school-aged kids The Minecraft Building Challenge – Relaxed Session 16 January, Build a Virtual Reality World 17 January, Make a Videogame 7–8 & 23–24 January.  CBD

Earthlight Lunar Hub: Scienceworks has plenty of lunar fun these school holidays! In addition to extra shows and experiences, travel to the moon and back in a free daily amphitheater show, handle moon rocks and meteorites, settle down in the moonlight with a good book or get moon-ving and shaking with a groovy dance activity? Plus, be one of the first to try out a new and exciting VR experience, Earthlight: Lunar Hub.

So Frenchy So Chic: Werribee Park Mansion Gardens on Sunday 13 January (read our review from a previous event).  WERRIBEE

French is Fun: Alliance Francaise Melbourne summer courses for primary aged children from 14 – 25 January. ST KILDA

The Grand Imaginarium: Kids Own Publishing are running their fabulous workshops again from 22-25 January 2019 (read our review of a previous workshop).  ABBOTSFORD

Junior Rangers: various locations and run by Parks Victoria until 25 January 2019.  REGIONAL

Kids Carnival: Peninsula Music Festival, Friday 4 January.  BALNARRING

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