Kids events at MPavilion Summer Program

MPavilion Summer Program is full of fun, exciting and uplifting events for kids, including circus workshops, a roller disco, kids yoga, a teenage rock concert, craft workshops, botanical play, and lots more.

All kid’s events are FREE and will take place across multiple venues, including MPavilion Docklands, MPavilion Melbourne Zoo, MPavilion Monash, and MPavilion Parkade.

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Yogabean Kids Yoga

Dedicated to helping children develop physical, mental and emotional skills that can be used in all aspects of their life, these sessions incorporate mindfulness, relaxation, and engaging yoga games with energising and uplifting music.

Date: two sessions every Friday in January 2021
Time: 10–10.30am & 11–11.30am
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Circus in the city

Come one, come all to the most exciting circus in town—your circus! Kids will love this series of workshops in the park with Westside Circus, developed to be a relaxed and engaging introduction to the art and skills of the travelling show.

Date: 11–14 January 2021
Time: 11am–12.30pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Rollerdisco: A wheelie good time
– Kids’ Edition

Get your skates on, kids! It’s time to come whiz around MPavilion Parkade at a fabulous Rollerdisco! Part roller-party, part fun-and-games spectacular, this Rollerdisco event invites you to step out of your shoes, and into an 8-wheeled world of high-energy, interactive fun.

Date: 24 January 2021 (occurring fortnightly until March 2021)
Time: 10am–12pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Rock Academy 22

See some of Melbourne’s finest teenage musicians hit the stage to present a range of original and cover songs. Having been mentored and guided by some of the country’s finest musicians, these young talents are here to show you what they can do!

Date: 16 January 2021
Time: 3–5pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Grass, Twigs, Leaves!: Botanical mono-printing with Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Together with their parents or guardians, children 5–12 years-old are invited to use botanical elements to explore a direct printmaking process, contributing to a giant collaborative artwork inspired by the work of celebrated Waanyi multi-media artist, Judy Watson.

Date: 17 January
Time: 10.30am–12pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Prehistoric art, music & dance with Ventana Collective

Inspired by prehistoric human traditions, this uplifting event will give children and adults new ways to appreciate the beauty of sound, movement, the raw elements of nature, and each other. Use natural materials found on-site to create instruments, artworks and installations.

Date: 18 January 2021
Time: 9.30am–12.30pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Parts in the pavilion

Enabling collaborative construction, subversion of object use and so much more, PARTS is all about discovering the endless possibilities presented by even the most ‘ordinary’ object.

Date: 19 January 2021
Time: 9.30am–3.30pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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PLANKS block-play

In this safe, clean and thoroughly engaging event, share in the limitless fun of playing with 25,000 blocks, while being inspired by a series of sophisticated display constructions, put together by the Green Hat block-play team.

Date: 20 January 2021
Time: 9.30am–1.30pm
Location: MPavilion Docklands
Price: FREE
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Infinity parasite

Over three days, you and Slow Art Collective are going to transform Amanda Levete’s pavilion into something new, strange and exciting, intervening creatively with the existing architecture with a colourful growth of yarn, bamboo and plant matter. 

Date & time:
21 January 2021, 3pm–5pm
22 & 23 January 2021, 10am–12pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Melbourne Carbonscape & Design for post-carbon-neutral Melbourne

In these back-to-back workshops for 12—14-year-olds, construct a physical landscape of statistics and strategies to represent Melbourne’s push to carbon neutrality in a tactile and visual way, before imagining and creating a speculative design for a post-carbon-neutral Melbourne.

Date: 27 January 2021
Time: 10am–11am & 12pm–1pm
Location: MPavilion Parkade
Price: FREE
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Bug Blitz

These hands-on workshops will take attendees to the natural world that surrounds MPavilion Docklands, teaching kids about the importance of biodiversity, as well as some crafty activities. Fusing science and art, these two workshops are the perfect summer holiday activity.

Date: 28 January 2021
Time: 10am–12pm & 1–3pm
Location: MPavilion Docklands
Price: FREE
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MPavilion is supported by principal partners City of Melbourne, the State Government of Victoria through Creative Victoria and RACV.

www.mpavilion.org

For MPavilion’s Covid-19 Safe Plan, please visit https://mpavilion.org/covid-19-safe-plan/

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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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