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Spring is my favourite time of the year in Melbourne the days are warming, the flowers are blooming, and time to get the kids out of the house. The Spring School Holidays in Melbourne run from 17 September – 2 October 2022.
Here are my top picks for what’s on in the Spring School Holidays in Melbourne.
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival returns this spring in Melbournes Dandenong Ranges. Nearly one million tulips will spread across five acres providing a stunning backdrop for families to re-connect with nature.
Over two weeks (Children’s Weeks), 19 – 22 & 26 – 29 September, there will be an exciting line-up of family fun. Including live shows from Kung Fu Panda and PAW Patrol, a petting zoo, touch and learn about Australian wildlife from Black Snake Productions, craft workshops, Treasure Hunts, garden games and more.
Date: 10 September – 9 October 2022
Time: open 10 am – 5 pm daily
Location: 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan
Tickets are on sale on 1st August
CherryHill Orchards will once again welcome families to the stunning CherryHill Blossom Festival. Wander through endless rows of gorgeous cherry blossoms, enjoy delicious cherry ice cream, live music and activities for the whole family.
Date: 17 September – 2 October 2022
Location: CherryHill Orchards, 474 Queens Road, Wandin East
Price: adult $11.50, child (3 – 13) $6.50, 3 yrs & under FREE
HAIRSPRAY The Musical is the romantic comedy of dance-loving teenager Tracy Turnblad, who has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When her dream becomes reality, big-haired Tracy falls in love and finds friends in unexpected ways.
Starring Shane Jacobson as Edna Turnblad, Todd McKenney as Wilbur Turnblad, Rhonda Burchmore as Velma Von Tussle, Rob Mills as Corny Collins, Asabi Goodman as Motormouth Maybelle and introducing Carmel Rodrigues as Tracy Turnblad.
Date: 7 August – 2 October 2022
Location: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne
Price: $79 – $218
Roald Dahl’s much-loved Fantastic Mr Fox leaps off the page and onto the Playhouse stage at Arts Centre Melbourne. Join Mr Fox and his team of furry friends as they bounce, burrow and bewilder their way to safety in this visually spectacular, critically-acclaimed production for the whole family.
Date: 20 – 24 September 2022
Time: various times
Location: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Price: $28 – $42
Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing is a digital multi-sensory experience that will take families on an immersive journey into Victoria’s vibrant nocturnal world, from the night sky, through caves to shallow water, and into the deep blue sea.
Date: on now
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Melbourne
Price: $12 – $65
Join Professor Lexi Con as she curates a curious collection of her favourite words (one for every letter of the alphabet). These words provide Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping-off point for 26 quirky scientific demonstrations – that squish and squirt, float and fly, erupt and explode.
Date: 21 September 2022
Time: 10 am & 1 pm
Location: Bunjil Place Theatre, 2 Patrick NE Drive, Narre Warren
Price: $18 + BF, Groups 4+ $16 per person + BF
Presented in conjunction with the world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, The Picasso Century, and inspired by the works and artists in the exhibition, Making Art offers four activity spaces where kids can experiment with paper collage, drawing, poetry, and large-scale sculptures.
Date: on until 9 October
Time: 10am – 5pm daily
Location: NGV International, Ground Level, Children’s Gallery
Light: Works from Tate’s Collection exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience the expansive collection of one of Britain’s most famous cultural institutions.
Light features over 70 works spanning 200 years of art history, including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, kinetic art, installation and moving images, with many artworks shown for the first time in Australia.
Date: on until 13 November 2022
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm (Mon – Fri), 10 am – 6 pm (Sat & Sun)
Location: Gallery 4, Lower Ground, ACMI Federation Square, Flinders Street
Price: $10 – $65
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