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The best events for kids are all FREE
Look hard enough and there is lots on for your kids that is free and semi-educational and doesn't involve heading off to the cinema for yet another expensive outing.
Dinosaur Adventure at Eastland
Some kids are just obsessed with dinosaurs. These holidays they can meet life-sized dinosaurs stomping the malls at Eastland. These animatronic marvels chomp their jaws and thrash their gigantic tails. Follow up with a trip to the library for some books on dinosaurs to stretch the experience over a few more days of the holiday.
Eastland Shopping Centre, Monday 1st to Sunday 28th July daily
This is the perfect activity for three - seven year olds. Dreamtime stories told by an Indigenous storyteller, in celebration of NAIDOC Week.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm at Experimedia, main entry, Swanston Street. No bookings required
Junior Rangers always have a fantastic array of holiday programs that get kids away from screens and outside having fun. Their emphasis these holidays is on old-fashioned games such as
three-legged races, bocce, horse shoe throw, quoits, tunnel races, hoop'n'stick, fill the skip, sack races, hopscotch, skipping races and skittles. These are run at various venues including the Mornington Peninsula and Werribee. Check out their website here.
Kids can create costumes for their own cut-out characters in these free drop-in workshops. Without realising it they are learning the basics of costume design using simple cut-out techniques. They can make costumes for a movie character or a character they have created for themselves.
Recommended for kids aged five to ten years. No bookings required.
Thank you for commenting. You make all that research worthwhile. I hope you enjoy the holidays with the kids. I do try to keep 80% of my articles about free things and the other 20% about unusual and interesting events. Best, Nadine.