If you’re looking for some fun these school holidays, here is a list of activities to keep entertained.
River Rink at Federation Square – 1 July – 23 July Monday – Wednesday, Sundays- 10am – 9pm Thursday – Saturday- 10am – 10pm
What better way to celebrate winter than having a go at ice skating. With river rink just behind Fed Square, you can hire a pair of skates and glide across the ice for 45 minute sessions. 70cm high skating aids are also available for hire if this is your first time ice skating. There’s also a playroom each day with children’s activities including Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO workshops ($10) and face painting and loads of food stalls to purchase food from along the way. The place looks magical. Plus get 20% off your next visit to Eureka Skydeck with every ticket purchase!
Junior (3 – 5 years): $15.00
Child (6 – 14 years): $18.50
Family (2 Adults + 2 kids): $71.00
Skating Aid: $10.50
Visit http://fedsquare.com/events/river-rink-in-fed-square to buy tickets and for more details.
Melbourne Ice Slide- Eureka Skydeck- Saturday 1st July- Sunday 16th July 2017
Like the thought of sliding down ice like a penguin? The Melbourne Ice Slide is back this year at Southbank for children, parents, and the child at heart! Tickets cost $12 for 3 slides or $ 20 for 6 slides. Visit https://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/events/melbourne-ice-slide/ for more information.
Disney Frozen on Ice
From Wednesday 5th July until Sunday 23rd July, experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen on Ice as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf come to life on the ice rink at Hisense Arena. Frozen on Ice features all your favourite songs from Frozen and special appearances from other Disney princesses, Toy Story characters, Finding Nemo and The Lion King. Ticket prices vary from $32-$88 per person, depending on the seats selected. For more information visit https://www.disneyonice.com/au/en-au/frozen or visit http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=DISNEYIC17 to book tickets.
Legoland Discovery Centre
For a limited time only, these school holidays experience LEGO Batman at the Legoland Discovery Centre from 1st-16th July. You can meet Lego Batman and have a selfie with him or participate in a Batman scavenger hunt and Lego Batman building activities. Tickets cost $56 per person for entry into Legoland Discovery Centre, Sea Life Melbourne and two Lego collectables, $47 per person for entry into Legoland Discovery Centre and Sea Life Melbourne or from $32 per person for individual entry into Legoland Discovery Centre. Visit https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/whats-inside/events/the-lego-batman-experience-these-school-holidays/ for more information.
Family fun at the movies
Catch the latest children’s movies out these school holidays at the cinemas including Despicable Me3 (see my previous post Despicable Me 3 is Here! for more information), Cars 3 and Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul.
Wallace and Gromit and Friends Exhibition – 29th June-29th October 2017
Remember the animated clay characters Wallace and Gromit? In this exhibition explore the famous claymation characters from not just Wallace and Gromit, but also Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep. See how they come to life on the big screen from a small sketch to storyboards with activities and displays.
Tickets cost $24 for adults, $20 for concession and $15 for a child or $65 for a family. Visit https://www.acmi.net.au/events/wallace-and-gromit-and-friends-magic-aardman/ for more information.