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SkyHigh April School Holiday Fun

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SkyHigh April Easter School Holiday Kids activities
Photo Credit: SkyHigh Facebook Page


A drive through the Dandenong Ranges is not complete without a visit to the SkyHigh lookout. However, the Easter School Holiday program for kids is sure to make SkyHigh your destination of choice this April. The activities listed below are free, but a $6 gate fee per car still applies.

Here is an overview of the Autumn School Holiday Program.

Please note: The SkyHigh Maze is an additional $4 per child and $6 per adult except on Thursday 31st March and Tuesday 5th April, when maze entry is half price!

SkyHigh April Easter School Holiday Kids activities
Photo Credit: SkyHigh Facebook Page


Sunday 27th March – Easter Sunday

Arrive early for the 10am Easter Egg Hunt and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny himself.

Take part in Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt between 11am – 5pm, see the stilt walkers between 2pm & 4pm, play on the Ocean Adventure Slide from 11am – 4pm.

For budding performers, there is an extra special activity running at Sky High on Sunday 27th March, Monday 28th March, Tuesday 29th March and Wednesday 30th March. The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy are leading high energy drama activities including improvisation, movement and role play activity every half hour from 11am to 2.30pm. There is a maximum of 20 primary school aged participants per class and places can only be booked on the day.

Monday 28th March

Activities include the Ocean Adventure slide from 11am – 4pm, Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt from 11am – 5pm, Stilt walkers between 2pm – 4pm and Helen O'Grady drama activities.

Tuesday 29th March

In addition to Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt and Helen O'Grady's drama activities, kids can enjoy the bouncy castle, nine hole mini golf, face painting frm 11am – 1pm, activities with the gardener from 1pm – 3pm or participate in the Ruccis Circus Workshop between 3pm – 5pm with activities including juggling, hula-hoop, devil sticks and more.

Wednesday 30th March

Pony rides! Come along between 11am – 1pm for a pony ride and at the same time see the live magician.

The Sky High Fairy will be hosting music and games from 1pm – 3pm.

Additional activities include Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt, nine hole mini golf, Ruccis circus workshop and Helen O'Grady drama activities.

SkyHigh April Easter School Holiday Kids activities
Photo Credit: SkyHigh Facebook Page


Thursday 31st March

Half price maze entry!! Take advantage of this special opportunity to play in the maze for half price.

Some cute and cuddly friends including rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens will be coming out to play between 2pm to 4pm.

Take a cooking class with the SkyHigh chef! This event is limited to the first 20 subscribers and will run from 3pm – 5pm.

The day's events also include nine hole mini golf, Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt and Ruccis Circus workshop.

Friday 1st April

Pony rides between 2pm – 4pm. At the same time, enjoy some Scratch Art fun.

The day's events also include nine hole mini golf, Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt and Ruccis Circus workshop.

Saturday 2nd April

Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt, Ruccis Circus workshop between 3pm – 5pm and come meet some real life reptiles courtesy of Black Snake Productions from 3pm – 5pm.

SkyHigh April Easter School Holiday Kids activities
Photo Credit: SkyHigh Facebook Page


Sunday 3rd April

Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt, Ruccis Circus workshop between 3pm – 5pm and come meet some real life reptiles courtesy of Black Snake Productions from 3pm – 5pm.

CFA display and badge making 10am – 1pm.

Monday 4th April

Jump the day away on the bouncy castle, participate in Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt, enjoy some Scratch Art from 2pm – 4pm, face painting 11am – 1pm and Ruccis Circus Workshop 3pm – 5pm.

For something completely different, take a Didgeridoo lesson with "Stax" from 2pm – 4pm.

Tuesday 5th April

Formula one racing cars!

Half price maze entry!

Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt, activities with the gardener 1pm – 3pm, games and music with the SkyHigh fairy from 1pm – 3pm and Ruccis Circus Workshop between 3pm – 5pm.

SkyHigh April Easter School Holiday Kids activities
Photo Credit: SkyHigh Facebook Page


Wednesday 6th April

The magician will astound you from 11am – 1pm.

Take a train ride around the car park and an 8-horse carousel ride throughout the day.

Sand art from 1pm – 3pm, participate in Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt and Ruccis Circus Workshop from 3pm – 5pm.

Thursday 7th April

Ride the 8-horse carousel, play on the bouncy castle, participate in Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt and Ruccis Circus Workshop, and meet some farmyard friends between 2pm – 4pm.

Take a cooking class with the SkyHigh Chef from 3pm – 5pm. Only the first 20 subscribers will secure a place.

Friday 8th April

Pony rides from 11am – 1pm, stilt walkers from 2pm – 4pm, Igor the Giant's Treasure Hunt, scratch art from 1pm – 3pm and Ruccis Circus Workshop from 3pm – 5pm.

All events are subject to change. Visitors are advised to check the website before visiting.

SkyHigh April Easter School Holiday Kids activities
Photo Credit: SkyHigh Website


SkyHigh is open 7 days a week, every day of the year from 9am weekdays and 8am weekends and public holidays, until 10pm every night and the night view is absolutely spectacular.

The SkyHigh restaurant has won numerous awards and is a popular party and wedding reception venue. There is also an onsite café, picnic tables and BBQ facilities for people who prefer to bring their own food.

Enjoy the considerately designed English Garden by taking a stroll and stopping to see the Wishing Tree and Percy Possum's House.

For more serious walkers there is a path through the native bushland surroundings where you will find the Kyeema Memorial Site, erected on the location of a DC-2 plane crash in 1938.

The SkyHigh lookout and gardens are situated at 6 Observatory Road, Mt Dandenong, less than an hours drive from Melbourne.
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Why? School Holiday Fun
When: April School Holidays
Where: SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
Cost: $6 per Car Entry Applies. Activities Free. Maze Extra.
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