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Entertain the kids these school holidays with Small Ideas
Start planning the best school holidays ever with Small Ideas, home to Melbourne's best school holiday events and activities at an exclusive discounted price!

As seen on Channel 7, Small Ideas allows you and your family to enjoy Melbourne's best attractions at a fraction of the cost!

From play centres to animal farms and interactive workshops, Small Ideas will have something to suit all ages and interests this April!

Check out Small Ideas' top picks below:

1. Sea Life Melbourne

Small Ideas members receive 2 for 1 entry.

The PAW Patrol SEA Patrol pups are coming to SEA LIFE Melbourne this April! This interactive experience is included with general admission and will take families on a 'PAWsome' underwater quest throughout the aquarium.

2. Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt

Small ideas members receive 20% off an Unlimited Ride Pass and Free Entry into the hunt!

The Great Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt returns over two egg-citing days - Saturday 31st March and Easter Sunday 1st April. There will also be Space Jam, a new ride soaring high above the scenic railway.

3. Legoland, Chadstone

Small Ideas members receive 20% off family entry and can pre-book to reserve their place.

These school holidays, embark on a Space Mission at Legoland! Collect a space mask upon entry and join the scavenger hunt in MINILAND Melbourne to help a fellow space cadet find the missing pieces of his spaceship!

4. Funfields, Whittlesea

Small Ideas members receive 30% off family entry for up to 5 people.

Join one of Melbourne's largest Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Saturday March 31, with 50,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs to be found! Multiple Mini Egg Hunts will run throughout the day for different age groups!

5. Vjunior Sunshine & Plenty Valley

Small Ideas members receive discounted tickets for cinemas - see Small Ideas website for conditions!

Exclusive to Village Cinemas, Vjunior is designed for children aged 3 to 10 years and features a dedicated play area in the foyer. Now open at Knox, Southland and Fountain Gate. New locations - Sunshine opens on March 22 and Plenty Valley opens on March 29!

6. Melbourne Star, Docklands

Kids Fly Free all school holidays from 30 March to 15 April 2018!*

There'll be Easter family fun galore at the Melbourne Star, with mascot, Melbie Bear, sure to be spotted. Plus, for the whole Easter school holiday period (30 March to 15 April 2018) families will receive a free Child's Flight with the purchase of any full priced ticket! *Buy any 1 full price ticket and get 1 child ticket free. Valid with the purchase of the following full price tickets: Adult: $36; Concession holders: $28; Child: $22

7. Bundoora Animal Park

Small Ideas members get 1 Free Child Admission and 1 Free Tractor Ride.

Holiday Programs are held during each school holidays at Bundoora Park Farm. Come and have some fun down at the farm and meet all the friendly farm animals.

8. Myuna Farm, Doveton

Small Ideas members get 50% off Family Admission & 4 Free Train or Pony Rides.

Enjoy daily activities at Myuna during the school holidays, including animal encounters, reptile shows and more!

9. Collingwood Children Farm

Small Ideas members get 50% off Family Admission and 2 for 1 meals at the Farm Cafe.

There are daily activities happening over the school holidays but for something different, why not enrol into 'Be a Farmer'.

10. Chesterfield Farm, Scoresby

Small Ideas members receive 1 Free Child.

Entry includes meeting pigs and milking a cow, but if you want more, enrol into their school holiday program for just $13. Children will enjoy fun farm activities, which are always a huge hit and may include sheepdog work, a shearing demonstration, cow milking, and bottle feeding some lambs!

11. Scienceworks, Spotswood

Small Ideas members receive 2 adult entry for the price of 1 and kids are always Free.

These school holidays, kids can join Little Kids Day In - May 7th Astro Adventure theme for kids aged 5 and under and there will be Coding for Kids, aged 8 to 12, on 12 and 13 May, which can be booked on the Scienceworks website.

12. Base Camp Kids, Nunawading

Small Ideas members receive 1 Free Entry and 10% off all school holiday workshops.

Book your kids in and let them enjoy decorating cute calico cushions, making all sorts of slime in science workshops, and much more!

13. Next Gen Sports Academy Moonee Ponds

Small Ideas members: 20% off.

Two action-packed days of footy with special appearances from AFL players. Cost is under $65 for Small Ideas members and includes healthy snacks and a chance to meet Tom Bellchambers (Essendon) Michael Hurley (Essendon) Jake Melksham (Melbourne) and Christian Petracca (Melbourne).

14. Tiny Chef, Essendon

Small Ideas members get 20% off school holiday cooking programs.

Kids can take part in a range of cooking classes, whilst parents watch nearby. There's a variety of different cuisines to choose from!

15. The Art Factory

Small Ideas members receive 20% off school holiday classes.

Drop the kids off for a half day school holiday art class. Choose from mosaics, canvas collages and lots of other crafty ideas!

16. Artea, Port Melbourne

Small Ideas members receive 20% off school holiday classes.

Create your favourite Easter character out of clay and decorate with exciting materials. See the website for the full list of workshops available.

17. Kelly Sports

Small Ideas members receive 50% off 1 Day at participating franchises.

The upcoming holiday program is action-packed with sports, treasure hunts, modified games and activities to keep your children entertained throughout the school holidays.

18. Polka Dot, McKinnon

Small Ideas members receive 15% off school holiday program.

Expect a full day of fun activities with a different theme each day. Including face painting, crazy hair styling, nail polish, games and dancing, all under the mirror ball and disco lights!


What are your top picks for the Autumn school holidays? Don't miss out on Free Entry and discounts to over 305 indoor and outdoor deals with Small Ideas! All vouchers are ACCESSIBLE & REDEEMABLE through your mobile phone. Sign up today at smallideas.com.au


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When: 30 March to 14 April 2018
Where: Melbourne
Cost: Discounted Activities
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