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Top 7 Free Activities During Geelong Children's Week

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Come and enjoy some free family fun during Children's Week
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From the 19th - 28th of October 2018, Geelong Children's Week celebrations will be taking place around the Geelong and Bellarine region.

There will be a great range of free and paid events to suit children of all ages, including workshops, sports activities, craft sessions and more.

Here are 7 free events to keep an eye out for during children's week:

1. Free Fun Day at Waterworld
On Saturday the 20th of October 2018, Waterworld in Norlane will be holding a free fun day for 6-12 year olds. There will be free entry for families between 1pm and 3pm, and activities and entertainment, including:
DJ Ali
Face painting
Colouring-in competition
Kids boot camp classes at 1:30pm and 2:15pm
Pool inflatables

For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.

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Image Source: Waterworld Leisure Centre Facebook Page


2. Free Kids Art and Craft Sessions
On Sunday the 21st of October, Artist Liz McGrath will be holding a free kids craft session at the Bluebird Foundation's Garden Market.. The sessions will run between 11am-2pm, and are suitable for children of all ages.

Bluebird House is located at the corner of Carr and Swanston Streets, South Geelong.

For more information, visit the Bluebird Foundation Facebook Page.

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Image Source: Bluebird Foundation Facebook Page


3. Free Family Fun Day at The Potato Shed
On Sunday the 21st of OCtober 2018, The Potato Shed will be holding a free family fun day from 11am-3pm. The event will include a range of free activities, displays and entertainment, including jumping castles, face painting, animal farm, workshops, skate park, plus a performance by The Mik Maks.

Food can be purchased from the food trucks, or you can bring a picnic lunch from home.

The Potato Shed is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, at 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. For more information, visit the event page here.

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Image Source: The Potato Shed Facebook Page


4. Free Family Fun 'Circus Play' Day
As part of Children's Week, Northern Bay Family Centre in Corio will be hosting a Circus Play Day on Thursday the 25th of October 2018. The event will take place from 10am-12:30pm and is suitable for young children age 0-5.

Activities will include:
Face painting
Bubbles
Games
Two shows with Nic Dacomb, 'Krazy Koala', and puppets

Northern Bay Family Centre is located at 3-25 Goldsworthy Road, Corio. For more information visit their website here.

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Image source: Northern Bay Family Centre


5. Children's Day at SpringDale
On Saturday the 27th of October 2018, SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre will be hosting a free family event from 10am-12pm. The event will include a range of activities, such as:
Playing with toys
Felting poppies
Planting seeds
Making scones
Enjoying tea or coffee

SpringDale is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, at 17-21 High Street, Drysdale.

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Image Source: SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre Website


6. Messy Mayhem at the Toy Library
On Saturday the 27th of October 2018, Leopold Child and Family Centre will be hosting a messy play day event for children aged under 5. The event will take place from 10am-12:30pm, and will include slime, sand, foam and other messy stuff for the kids to enjoy.

For more information visit the Leopold Toy Library Facebook Page.

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Image Source: Leopold Toy Library Facebook Page



7. 'Not Your Average Family' Dance
On Sunday the 28th of October, the Bluebird Foundation will be holding a family bush dance at Vines Road Community Centre Hall in Hamlyn Heights. The Billy Tea Bush Band will be providing the music, and families with children of all ages are welcome.

The event will run from 3:15pm-4:45pm, and afternoon tea will be provided.

Bookings are required and can be made here.

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Image Source: The Billy Tea Bush Band Website


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More more information, or to view the full Children's Week program, visit the City of Greater Geelong website.
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Why? To enjoy some fun, free activities in Geelong
When: Friday the 19th of October - Sunday the 28th of October 2018
Where: Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, VIC
Cost: Free (there are also paid activities on during the week - see the City of Geelong Website for details)
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