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Keep the kids entertained with these fun free events
Christmas is over, the new year has been rung in... and there's still weeks to go before the kids go back to school. MPavilion - Australia's premium architectural commission and performance/activity venue has the solution with a bunch of free events to keep your children occupied this January. Here are some of the options on offer.
Children can take part in a series of on-the-go circus activities including tumbling, juggling, diablo, acrobatics, gymnastics and acrobalance in these workshops being run by Westside Circus. The workshops are suitable for children of all abilities and backgrounds.
Kids will construct a cubby house or sculpture from materials often discarded as junk
Kids are invited to make a cubby house, fort or sculpture utilising recycled objects that are often discarded as junk. With the help of friendly and trained staff, children can build, create and let the creative juices flow at the Loose Parts Playground.
Meet some spiders, find out what lives in the waterhole
This hands-on workshop is all about bringing arts and science together and asking kids to question the ecology around them. Meet some spiders, find out what lives in the shrubs and the waterhole around MPavilion and identify birds and bones.
Artist in residence Beci Orpin is offering some craft workshops
Artist in Residence and author Beci Orpin will host several events, including Nature Crafts (Wednesday 22nd January, 10am–12pm) and Pet Rocks (Thursday 23rd January, 10am–12pm). Children will get the opportunity to create their own craft in these hands-on workshops. All materials supplied.
While all MPavilion events are free, some require bookings, so please check the event listing.
For more information about the 500 free events on at MPavilion, go to the full program by clicking here.