Spring school holiday activities
Down the Garden Path
Get out and about in your garden these school holidays with a range of family friendly activities, DIY projects and crafting. Join our sessions live or revisit our School Holidays page for templates, session recordings and activities.
We have included a Colouring In Mindfulness Activity of Blackburn Gardens-Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf to get you started.
Garden Story Time - Bug Craft Activity
Join Asiyeh Ansari, illustrator and co-host of our Flora and Rainbow Hopping Bug Garden Story time (Wed 29 Sept) for a bug themed craft activity.
Celebrate the start of spring with making your own cool planter pot Sprout Head. Create your own creature filled with a seed of your choice. Learn how to care for your Sprout Head and get ready to watch it grow. Register to attend online and share your craft with others.
Tuesday 21 September 2021, 1:00pm-1:45pm ()
Looking to bolster your Hollywood filmmaking toolkit? Or even just elevate your TikTok game? StarTime’s SPFX Filmmaking workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to craft your own special FX action sequence. Our professional filmmakers will show you how to use Hollywood green screen techniques and motion graphics to create fireballs, laser shots, explosions and more.
Thursday 23 September 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm ()
Learn how to grow fruit and vegetables from your cooking and food prep off cuts. From carrot tops to pumpkin seeds and all sorts of fruit, check your fridge or fresh kitchen waste and then join us on a how to grow food from scraps session using basic materials you most likely have at home.
Monday 27 September 2021, 10:30am-11:00am ()
Explore what's on your mind using collage, photomontage and mix media techniques. Express your personal or universal ideas by jamming, assembling and reusing images from print media or print out photocopies from the internet to make surreal or meme-like images with the option to add mix-media materials. A series of works to be made. No experience is necessary.
Tuesday 28 September 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm ()
Do you dare join us this Halloween for a scaring of science? Create-along with us your own electrostatic-powered dancing ghosts, a Jack-o’-lantern self-inflating balloon, some erupting pumpkins (or apples), a vomiting ‘head’ and a devilishly dissolving bath bomb.n using basic materials you most likely have at home.
Saturday 30 October 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm ()
Other local school holiday activities
WAYS Youth and Families
WAYS spring vacation care program is now open for bookings for 8-12yrs and they promise that your kids will love it! It includes: Laser Tag, Terrarium workshop, Chocolate School, Pablo and Picasso Art, Robotics and many more!
The Shack Youth Services
The Shack will be running a number of online school holiday activities to keep 12-17yrs entertained these holidays. Activities include: a scavenger hunt, trivia, beauty workshop, movie afternoon and more!
Email or phone (02) 66174000 or 0401 540 228 to find out more.
Jewish House Kids
JH kids have created weekly school holiday planners for primary school children to help parents plan each day for the school holidays. It has a mixture of craft activities, movement ideas and so much more. If your kid needs some quiet time there are weekly podcasts, which are short, funny stories for children to listen to. For the younger children, they are running story time with craft ideas linked to the books.
Come along to a two-hour wellbeing workshop called Creative Connections that aims to foster connection and fun during a period of isolation. The sessions are run by two Masters of Creative Arts Therapy students from the University of Melbourne. Activities include storytelling, movement and art making. They have two workshops: