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What to Do This School Holidays

by Rachael Koch (follow)
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So it's nearly that time again, and you're facing two weeks of kids without a break in sight. It's all fun and games to begin with, but sometimes you need an idea or two.

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1. Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol is running activities from the 23rd of September until the 6th of October. You can watch courtroom trials, check out the gaol cells, and hear 'Scary and Weird Stories' (aimed at Primary Schoolers. Entry for a family (two adults and two children) is only $55.

2.Art Play

Looking for something cheaper? Head to Birrarung Marr on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday between 10:30am and 12:30pm. You (and your kids) can play with sand, make sculptures out of recycled objects and make mandalas.



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3. Free Entry to Melbourne Zoo

Take advantage of free admission for the kids (under 16) to Melbourne Zoo this school holidays and check out the animals. Put together especially for these holidays is the wild sea boardwalk, the seal show, and the penguin pool.

We'd love to hear what you're planning to do with the kids this holidays, either in the comments, or in your own article!

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4. Learn To Be A Super Hero With ACMI

Recommended for kids aged 6-12, head to ACMI and be part of your own super hero film. Kids dress up, act and then make their characters perform awesome feats with a little digital help. Bookings are required, and it costs $15 ($10 ACMI member or concession). For dates click the heading.

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Great ideas! I reckon taking the kids to the movies is a nice and easy way out. Simple, easy and occupies them for 2 hours.
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