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With the winter school holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start organising what to do with the kids in the school holidays. The last thing you want to hear is "we're bored, there's nothing to do". Whilst I can't guarantee you that you're not going to hear that anyway, here are some options to keep them amused.
The Australian Ballet is hosting two events these school holidays, the first being Danceplay where children aged 5-8 can go to learn to dance whilst having fun. The cost is $70 for 1 day or $195 for 3 days.
The second event is People's Day on the 1st of July where you get to go behind the scenes to gain insight into the life of a ballet dancer. Cost is $20 pp
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is hosting a free event called Dance Didge and Draw in the children's garden. This event combines aboriginal dance, didgeridoo playing ,ochre painting and finishes with a taste of bush food.
Melbourne Zoo has fun kids activities all through these school holidays with Go Undercover at Melbourne Zoo. Join Zooperman the Eastern Barred Bandicoot as his undercover agent on a mission to fight wildlife extinction. Follow his footsteps with an interactive audio trail that reveals facts and clues along the way . Also at the zoo is Growing Wild, with sculptures, tunnels, sounds, interactive spaces and animals to see. Last but not least is Kids Go Wild which takes kids into secret areas of the Zoo, this is a day program and costs $68. First two activities are free for children.
Federation Square is hosting 'Giant Ant' puppets over the holidays, these human sized insects will certainly get the children's imaginations going as they help find giant crumbs to make ants nests. This is a free activity.
All kids love movies so Titans of the Ice Age in 3D at IMAX is sure to be a hit with kids.
Art Play, If your children love drawing than Ripple Drawing Workshop is aimed at children between 5-8 years old and costs $15.
The State Library Of Victoria is always an interesting place to take children and they also have the Play Pod for the kids to relax, read and enjoy the library. This is Free.