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Autumn School Holidays at Fed Square

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Melbourne loves its Federation Square, and Federation Square loves it right back. Framed on one side by the Yarra, opposite Flinders Street Station and the towering sand-coloured St Paul's Cathedral, it is flanked by the quirky building of the ACMI, or Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Melbourne's Yarra River


Throughout the year this public space offers its city a massive array of activities and events, ranging from live music events to beer award shows. However, now that schools are about to be out for two weeks, it has lined up a collection of fun filled events especially designed for the wee ones.

Please note that the following selection does not coincide with the one listed on the official website, as it does not include events that have sold out.

Edible Garden Workshop for Kids

A mouth-watering name for a sustainable-minded event, organised by The Little Veggie Patch Co, a unique grassroots business aimed at promoting growth of chemical-free vegetable gardens, as well as encouraging a grow-it-yourself approach.



They're also the guys responsible for populating Fed Square's car park rooftop with merry crates of veggies rented by gardenless Melburnians who still want to have a veggie patch.

The green-spirited initiative also includes a workshop for children, who will visit the Pop up Patch vegetable patches and learn some basic facts about home-grown food, as well as explore the fascinating world of worm farms.

Note: Act fast! Spots are limited and quickly selling out.
When: April 6th
Cost: $25

The (Very) Big Laugh Out

The Melbourne Comedy Festival takes to the streets, and it's got laughs for everyone. This year's cast includes both native and international performers such as German juggler Hilby, acclaimed Gentlemen of the Road The Chipolatas, circus performer Anna Pocket Rocket, The Amazing Mr Fish and many more.



Note: "Adults must be supervised by a child at all times"
When: March 29th - April 21st
Cost: Free

Big Screen Gaming

Come on, mothers. Aren't you always telling your sons to get off the console and go out and play, that staring at a screen is no way to spend a lovely sunny day? Well, there might just be a way to make everyone happy.

Image from Wikimedia Commons


Challenge friends and perfect strangers from a living room-style sofa to games ranging from vintage to modern. Check out the upcoming sessions:

April 2nd: 10am 2pm, The Adventures of TinTin
April 3rd: 2 pm 6 pm, LEGO Batman
April 4th: 4 pm 6pm, Game to be confirmed
April 8th: 10 am 2 pm, The Need For Speed
April 9th: 2pm 6pm, LEGO Starwars
April 10th: 4pm 6pm, Game to be confirmed

Note: Children of all ages are welcome
When: See dates above
Cost: Free

Outdoor Cinema

Melbourne's largest public screen is back in action. Imagine Moonlight Cinema, but set in the heart of the urban jungle. And free of cost.

Image from Wikimedia Commons


The school holidays program runs as follows:

April 2nd: 2.30 pm, The Adventures of TinTin
April 4th: 2 pm, The Lorax
April 10th: 2 pm, Brave

Note: Excellent idea for a picnic
When: See dates above
Cost: Free
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Why? Because your kids will love it
When: Autumn School Holidays 2013
Phone: 61 396551900
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
Cost: Mostly free
Your Comment
We were planning to have a city day this holidays, and this nooks like a good reason to follow through on it. Thanks for the info.
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|277) 2393 days ago
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