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Easter School Holiday Guide To Keep The Kids Happy

Are you looking for an Easter school holiday guide to keep the kids happy in Melbourne? These school holidays are filled with exciting events and activities that are sure to put smiles on their faces.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival promises laughter and entertainment for the whole family. Meanwhile, the Guru Dudu Silent Disco at the Arts Centre Melbourne offers a unique and enjoyable experience for kids to dance and groove. The Popular KaBloom Festival brings colour and joy to the Dandenong Ranges, while Music Play at Melbourne Recital Centre introduces children to the wonders of music in a fun and interactive way.

The Easter School Holidays / Autumn School Holidays run from 29 March 2024 to 12 April 2024

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Easter School Holiday Guide To Keep The Kids Happy
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is running a fun family program throughout the school holidays. Kids can enjoy Comedy Club for Kids, The Listies’ Make Some Noise!, Sean Choolburra’s Didj & Dance, Circus Oz’s extraordinary performances, Mr Snotbottom’s gross but hilarious experiments, The Scientwits’ science and comedy fusion, Dr Bubble and Milkshake’s Bubble Show in Space, Jon & Jero’s adventure-packed physical comedy, Kaboom!‘s all-ages electromagnetic extravaganza, and more.

Date: 27 March to 21 April 2024
Location: various locations around Melbourne

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Music Play

The Melbourne Recital Centre will transform into the ultimate sound playground this April school holidays with Music Play. Bursting with activities, performances, and musical installations, it’s a dream adventure for mini-music enthusiasts, festival-loving families, and friends alike. For two jam-packed days, there will be performances by the Teeny Tiny Stevies and Bunny Racket, as well as interactive workshops like ABC of Beatboxing and Kidstruments, there’s something for everyone. Explore musical installations, engage in workshops, and enjoy face painting, photo booth fun, and food trucks.

Date: 3 – 4 April 2024
Location: Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Boulevard
Price: Standard/Adult / Child $40, Melbourne Recital Centre Members $36, Door sales (if available) $45

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Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers

KaBloom Festival of Flowers will return to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in 2024. Featuring millions of colourful blooms and a variety of activities for the school holidays. Enjoy the  KaBloom Circus spectacular, featuring Circus Oz artists performing daredevil feats. Join Circus Workshops with Ruccis Circus and explore storytelling in the Fairy Garden. It’s a day of magic and fun for all ages!

Date: 23 March – 21 April 2024
Location: Silvan Victoria
Price: $19.50 – $33.50, kids 16 and under are FREE

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Little Food Festival

The Little Food Festival is Australia’s first and only food festival designed just for kids! For two exciting days, the festival will bring together education, exploration, and creativity in a fun-filled celebration of food. The Little Food Festival has partnered with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Oz Harvest, United African Farm, Bunnings, and more, along with hosts The Fruit Nerd and Costa, to present a unique experience. The Little Food Festival is a chance to lay the groundwork for healthy eating habits and a sustainable planet. From planting seedlings with Bunnings to understanding food journeys with OzHarvest, there’s something for everyone. 

Date: 10 & 11 April 2024
Location: Fed Square, Melbourne
Price: FREE

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Lights, Camera… Chaos! – The Scientwits

The Scientwits are heading to Gasworks during these school holidays. In their latest show, Science Sam attempts to host a serious science TV program, but Captain Chaos has other plans—bigger, incorrect, and occasionally explosive ones! Expect a blend of science and magic, with Sam possibly catching fire again, thanks to Captain Chaos’ lack of scientific knowledge. 

Date: 2 – 6 April 2024
Location: Studio Theatre, Gasworks
Price: $24

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Image: 2023 national tour featuring Gabriel Fancourt, Teale Howie, Ebony Tucker and Sarah Woods

Possum Magic

Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved Possum Magic has enchanted children for over 40 years. Monkey Baa’s delightful adaptation, seen by over 150,000 young people across Australia, returns to the stage. Join Grandma Poss on a journey as she uses her magical spell to make her friend Hush invisible. Travelling across Australia’s cities, they search for the food that will make Hush visible again.

Date: 5 – 7 April 2024
Location:  Alexander Theatre, Melbourne
Price: $25 – $39

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Guru Dudu Silent Disco

Guru Dudu brings back their joyful Silent Disco Walking Tours for the Autumn school holidays, featuring action-packed dance parties cruising around the iconic Spire from 2 – 13 April 2024. Join the fun and experience the magic of Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours during these school holidays.

Date: 2 – 13 April 2024
Location: Theatres Forecourt, Arts Centre Melbourne
Price: $15 + BF. Duration:30 minutes

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Polite Mammals

Join Polite Mammals at Bunjil Place during these school holidays for a totally wild, neo-vaudevillian variety show suitable for the whole family. Celebrate animals of all kinds: real, imaginary, sparkly, stinky, polite, and rude! Inspired by iconic Aussie 90s TV, Polite Mammals introduces over 20 animal-inspired characters in just 50 minutes. Expect farting skunks, weight-lifting pengui-corns (unicorn-penguins), Frankenstein cockroaches, and a singing Bin Chicken. Say goodbye to outdated entertainment – this is kids’ entertainment at its coolest!

Date: 11 April 2024
Time: 10 am – 10.50 am, 2 pm – 2.50 pm
Location: Studio, Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren
Price: $16 + BF

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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