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Published June 16th 2019
Winter School Holiday Fun
Winter school holidays are fast approaching and you'll soon be scratching your head trying to think of things to do with the youngsters when it's wet & wild outside.
Here are 10 great winter-warmer activities to consider.
When: Saturday 29th June to Sunday 14th July
Where: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Winter school holiday events at Scienceworks are all about electricity.
Let the kids spark their curiosity with events like The Spark-tacular Electricity Show, Power of Love and Scrappy Circuits plus daily shows at both the Planetarium and the Lightning Room.
Don't lose your head at Scienceworks - lose your body instead! Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
Entry to Scienceworks only costs Adults $15, Concession and Children Under 16 years are FREE. Entry to the Planetarium or Lightning Room costs an additional $8.
Scienceworks is open 7-days from 10 AM to 4.30 PM.
Where: 26 Star Crescent, Level 1, Harbour Town, Docklands When: Open 7-days 10 AM to 6 PM
ARTVO is the first interactive 'trick art' gallery of its type in Australia with visitors encouraged to become part of the artwork, photographing themselves, friends & family and creating a unique variation on the original.
It looks like this family is in a lot of trouble at ARTVO but it's just trick photography and a lot of fun. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
Comprising 100 3D artworks in 11 themed zones each photo point identifies the appropriate camera orientation, horizontal or vertical, plus the best stance for the photographer to adopt. This it's all about the model or models interacting with the scene.
It's fun, fun, fun and some of the photos are amazing reproductions of 'immersive art'.
For more information or bookings go to www.artvo.com.au or telephone (03) 9600 1118
Entry costs: Adults $28, Children (5 to 15) $18, Students $25, Seniors $25, Family 1 2C) $55, (2A 1C) $65, (2A 2C) $78. Each additional child $15. Children 4 and under FREE.
The climb looks like hard work for Abbey Walker from Baldivis, Western Australia but she's perfectly safe high above the ground at Clip n Climb.. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
Centres comprise climbing activities, caving obstacles and optional add-ons all requiring different skills and levels of agility. Climbers are challenged both physically and mentally but the varying degrees of difficulty for the different activities mean that it really is suitable for people of all ages.
The emphasis at Clip 'N Climb is on fun and safety. Every climbing session is preceded by a safety briefing, all climbing apparatus is equipped with the TRUEBLUE auto belaying system, climbers under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult to check their harness connection before each climb and all climbing sessions are supervised by fully trained staff.
Opening hours and costs very between locations so make sure you click on the website for the individual centres to determine which is most suitable for you.
Bounce opened its first trampolining venue right here in Melbourne in 2012 and has taken off, now operating at 20 venues in 10 countries world-wide.
Bouncers range from preschooler's to school groups, teenagers, elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts and corporate groups.
You can bet a visit to any of Melbourne's 3 Bounce venues will be a highlight with the kids these school holidays.
Tom Evans proves the bigger they are the more fun they have at Bounce. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
Checkout Bounce at the following venues.
Essendon Fields, Hangar 4, 236 Wirraway Road
Open Monday to Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM.
Public Holidays Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM and Sunday 9 Am to 7 PM. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Blackburn North, 22 Joseph Street
Open Monday to Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM, Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM.
School and Public Holidays open Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Glen Iris, 2 Weir Street
Open Monday to Friday 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 Am to 9 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM.
Public Holidays open Monday t9 Thursday 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM.
School Holidays Open Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
For session availability, costs and additional information check out the individual venue websites go to www.bounceinc.com.au or telephone 1300 000 540
National Sports Museum
Where: Gate 3, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground, the iconic 'G' and spiritual home of Australian sport houses the National Sports Museum, the only multi-sport museum of its type in Australia.
As you move from one exhibit to the next you can't help but be inspired by the achievements of the otherwise ordinary, everyday Australians who have risen to the pinnacle of their particular sporting discipline.
You can organise your own race at the National Sports Museum. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
There's no better time than school holidays and no better place than the National Sports Museum for youngsters to take a time-out and immerse themselves in everything that a world-class sporting museum has to offer.
Cost of entry and tours:
National Sports Museum Only
Family (Max 4 persons) $60 Additional children (Up to 2) $5 each, Adult $25, Concession $21, Children (5 to 15 years) $14,
Under 5-years Free, MCC Member $21
Sports Museum Entry plus MCG Tour
Family (Max 4 persons) $76 Additional children (Up to 2) $5 each, Adult $35, Concession $29, Children (5 to 15 years) $18,
Under 5-years Free, MCC Member $21
MCG Tour Only
Family (Max 4 persons) $60 Additional children (Up to 2) $5 each, Adult $25, Concession $21, Children (5 to 15 years) $14, under 5-years Free, MCC Members Free
The National Sports Museum is open daily between 10 AM and 5 PM (Except for MCG event days. Check the website for modified hours on event days). MCG tours are conducted between 10 AM and 3 PM and take approximately 75 minutes.
For more information go to the website www.nsm.org.au or telephone (03) 9657 8879
Where: Star Crescent, Level 1, Harbour Town, Docklands
Glowgolf is Australia's first glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. Players putt their way around a selection of Australian icons with 10-holes played under special UV lighting and an 18th hole that electronically generates each players score.
Glow Golf is great family fun. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
Glowgolf is great fun and something to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Glowgolf also caters for children's parties and corporate events.
When: Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th July
Where: Venues in the City of Moonee Valley
The Shadow Puppets Workshop program is run by the City of Moonee Valley kids are assisted in creating their own shadow puppet and then guided through performance techniques to get the most out of their creation.
Youngsters 7 years or older can immerse themselves in art during the City of Mooney Valley Shadow Puppets Workshop.
Workshops will run at:
Bowes Avenue Community Hall on Tuesday 9th July.
The Clocktower Centre on Wednesday 10th July.
Burley Griffin Community Centre on Thursday 11th July.
Flemington Community Centre on Friday 12th July.
All sessions commence at 11 AM.
Workshops are suitable for children aged 7 years and older.
Cost is $5 per child with accompanying adults free.