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Free Summer School Holiday Fun at Westfield Shopping Centres

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Westfield is offering excellent activities for little children during school holidays. For summer vacation 2014, it is once again putting up a great show at various plazas, all at no cost to parents. What a great incentive to invite the whole family to the plaza for the activity, and hopefully everyone will stick around for some shopping as well. You may want to check these out:


Dates: 13 -17 January, 11am to 2pm

13 - 17 January at Southland

Getting ready to go back to school? Why not decorate your own pencil case? Use glitter glue, stickers, markers and personalize your case at this art/craft activity (outside Kmart, Level 1).

If you love Giggle and Hoot, you can participate in some giggle-icious and hooting fun activities (outside Kathmandu on Level 3).

Jimmy Giggle is much loved by ABC2 fan following. Now is an exclusive chance to meet him and get a photo taken on Friday 17 January at 11am (outside Kathmandu on Level 3).

If you are a fan of Angelina Ballerina, you are in for a real treat as a live stage performance is coming to Southland for only one day on Tuesday 14 January at 11am (Centre Court Level 1).

Date: 20 January, Food Court, Level 3

Kids can be very creative when decorating their favourite treat
20 January at Southland

Two 45 minutes Muffin decorating workshops will be held at 10am and 11am. After you are done with decorating the treat, why not eat it? Kids will love it.

Dates: 20 - 25 January

20 - 25 January at Southland

Are you a fan of Looney Tunes? See them perform live on stage (at 11am and 1pm) and stay after the show for a meet and greet (from 12pm to 12:30pm only) as Looney Tunes help you get in the mood for school again (Centre Court, Level 1).

For the young fashion designers who also love tennis, there is a design your own visor activity (Level 2, Outside Seed Heritage)

Date: 26 January 2014

26 January at Southland

For Australia Day, kids are invited to let their creative talents flow and make their own cardboard craft kangaroo (Centre Court, Level 1 at 11am).

Alternately, you can make fruit rockets and appreciate the health benefits of all the delicious fruits that are grown in Australia on Australia Day (Level 1, Outside Lamanna's Fruit & Vegetables at 11am). Don't forget to wear your favourite Australia Day T-shirt and if you don't have one, shopping for one at the plaza will be perfect for you.


Dinosaur Activity 13 - 17 January at Knox

Dates: 13 - 17 January, 11am - 2pm

Knox is inviting all kids to participate two different activities in two consecutive weeks:

Little paleontologists can experience a bit of what it is like to be in the field during a fossil dig activity (Centre Court, Level 1).

Dates: 20 - 24 January, 11am - 2pm

Creative children are being invited not only to get a free library bag but also to decorate it and make it unique from the rest - a perfect back-to-school offer (Outside Myer, Level 1).


13 to 17 January at Fountain Gate

Dates: 13 - 17 January, performances at 11am and 1pm (Centre Court, Level 1)

All your favourite Looney Tunes characters are coming to make everyone laugh with their musical performance called "Classroom Capers" where each character has an opportunity to take on the teacher's role. Without giving away too much, this is a must see show. Meet & greet and photo opportunity will be at 12pm.


There are two school holiday activities at Airport West:

Dates: 13 - 17 January, 11am to 2pm (Outside Coles and Woolworths)

Kids will love the Dino digging
13 to 17 January at Airport West

Dinosaurs may be extinct, but children may flock to the plaza to experience dino digging at this activity and they are guaranteed to find a fossil - success each time they dig dig dig.

Dates: 20 - 23 January, 11am to 2pm (Outside Coles and Woolworths)

All parents agree that self defence is a skill that is important for all children to learn not only for protection but to learn about discipline and all the other benefits. An expert team of Taekwondo teachers will teach some basic skills to all those who wish to participate.

All activities are free and no prior bookings are required. Try to get to the activity and performances early, as they do tend to get crowded pretty quickly. These activities can be great especially on a hot day as the children can be indoors doing things they like and hopefully can learn from as well. Thank you Westfield for organising summer school holiday events for our children.
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Why? Summer Fun for Children
When: 13 - 17 January, 20 - 26 January 2014 (various times and locations)
Where: Westfield Airport West, Knox, Fountain Gate and Southland
Cost: Free
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