Holiday play ideas
Don't forget we're open business as usual over the school holidays. But if you're looking for some extra activity here are a few suggestions...
Many of Melbourne's libraries have free kids entertainment, most activities require bookings so jump online to secure a spot. Here are just a few highlights or see the full programs at ...
Richmond, Collingwood, North Fitzroy, Carlton
City Library, North Melbourne Library, The Dock, Kathleen Syme Library Carlton, East Melbourne
Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out
29th March 10.30-11.30 City Library
Dharma kid's yoga is a fun, creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. Using interactive games and animated postures, kids learn about animals, nature and basic anatomy through yoga. For ages six and over.
Kids Party Confidential Comedy Show
6th April 11-12 Richmond Theatrette
Comedian Sean Murphy is throwing the ultimate party for the whole family! Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Kids’ Party Confidential is a hilarious ride through the highs and humiliations of children’s entertainment. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you’ll learn how to tie an incredible balloon sword.
Suitable for adults and kids ages 5 to 12.
and more around town...
Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006, Friday 25th March 10am – 6pm.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a wonderland for kids, with a giant roller-skating rink, sports clinics, the popular teddy bear hospital, cooking classes for kids, rides, music, dancing and much more. Free entry but participation in activities requires a donation on the day.
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei
NGV International, Ground Level, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne, 11 Dec 15 – 24 Apr 16, Open 10am–5pm daily
As part of the exhibition, NGV Kids presents Studio Cats, a large-scale installation especially for children and families that draws upon creative connections between the two artists and their mutual love of cats. These works are complemented by a range of interactive and hands-on activities for children and families to gain insight into the creative practices of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei and the role of cats in their art and lives. Free entry.
or something new to try at home...
Exploring outdoors is good fun, good for our health and easy to do. Head out on a nature treasure hunt to discover colours, patterns and textures. Explore a new corner of your favourite park, or go somewhere completely new! Download the activity sheets and off you go!
Some of you might have visited the Tromaramix exhibition in NGV last year. The app that allows you to make stop-start animation is now available free for you to download, so you can create your own animation at home.
Thanks Bunnings BBQ volunteers
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers at the Bunnings BBQ 28th February. We raised $1160 on this glorious day so we have our eyes on some great new purchases from the recent Melbourne Toy Fair. Many of our volunteers even donated their duty deposit back to the library at the end of their shift, so again thanks for your generosity.
Have a safe and super fun Easter!