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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 (hopefully). The Spring School Holidays in Melbourne run from 18 September – 3 October 2021.
Here are my top picks for what’s on in the Spring School Holidays in Melbourne.
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.
School holiday activities include: create a flower crown using traditional floristry techniques, learn about the importance of bees to the Australian ecosystem or decorate your phone case using dried flowers, cherry blossoms, fruits and resin.
Date: 18 September – 3 October 2021
Location: CherryHill Orchards, 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East
Price: $7 – $12.50 (kids go free weekdays, under 3yo are free). Workshops are an additional cost.
Disney: the magic of animation exhibition celebrates over 90 magical years of Disney animation, offering a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Families will be able to experience the incredible artistry behind the studio’s much-loved characters and see how drawings are brought to life – igniting the creativity and imagination of all.
Date: on until 17 October 2021
Location: ACMI, Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne
Price: $17 – $72
Beginning with the simple beat of a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment.
With the world-class technical ability and energetic stage presence, the performers display what we love about juggling in every way possible, incorporating competition, danger, music and teamwork. Colourful, visual, turbulent and fun, Jugg Life is a show for the entire family.
Date: Tuesday 28 September 2021
Time: 10am & 12pm
Location: Gasworks Theatre, 1-35 Graham Street, Albert Park
Price: $23, group 4+ $20, tickets go on sale Monday 30 August 2021.
Conceived and created by Piccinini, A Miracle Constantly Repeated is an immersive multi-sensory experience that has taken over the entire top floor of one of the country’s most recognisable buildings, including its majestic ballroom and 15 adjacent and secret rooms. Pulling back the curtain on this grand piece of French Renaissance style architecture, Piccinini has created a walkable eco-system of hyper-real silicon sculptures, video, sound and light, that has transformed the long-shuttered upper level of Australia’s oldest train station.
Date: on until 16 January 2022
Location: Flinders Street Station Ballroom, Melbourne
Price: $32–$36 + bf, under 12 years free.
Adapted from the Disney film and original 1844 fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen The Snow Queen, Frozen is brought to fresh theatrical life in this beautiful new musical.
Frozen’s journey sweeps audiences up into its thrilling world of adventure and classic comedy. Frozen the Musical is a full-length show that runs over 2 hours. It is not recommended for children under the age of 4.
Location: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
Price: $49.50–$179.50 + bf
Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure, a rollicking, sound-led, choose-your-own-adventure show for the whole family will kick imaginations into overdrive.
Created and performed by theatremaker and comedian Holly Austin, Dr AudioYO’s Giant Adventure follows the quest of Dr AudiYO, a beatboxing clown-come-superhero. Austin brings to life a wondrous world of giants, music and cats. Recommended for kids aged 8+.
Date: 21 – 25 September 2021
Time: 21 – 23 Sept – 11am & 1:30pm, 24 Sept – 11am, 25 Sept – 10am
Location: Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
Plans for The Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids is an exclusive NGV exhibition by Swiss contemporary artist Olaf Breuning that invites kids and families to explore their relationship with the world.
The interactive exhibition, set within nature, is populated with Breuning’s irreverent illustrations and characters, including a forest and a floor of lava. The exhibition places kids at the centre of the conversation around sustainability and how we can create a better planet for humans and animals alike.
Date: on until 3 October 2021
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Coco’s Lunch for Kids will perform an upbeat palette of jazz, African rhythms, and catchy sing-along choruses at Hawthorn Arts Centre these school holidays.
Renowned for their award-winning songs, brilliant harmonies and stunning live performances for children, these five women inspire young audiences to shuffle, clap, surf, snap their rat traps and sing in all kinds of creative ways. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
Date: Thursday 30 September 2021
Time: 11.30am – 12.20pm
Location: Chandelier Room, Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
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