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Spring into fun these school holidays

11 Sep, 2023

Looking for ideas to keep your young ones entertained during the spring school holidays?

Don’t worry, we have you sorted.

Get the family together and step back in time as you check out Bonegilla Migrant Experience’s newest display – a replica of a Bonegilla State School classroom.

Listen to the oral history of former teacher Paul Crowe OAM (recorded by Simon Reich) as you browse the selected documents laid out on the principal’s desk.

Then take your seat for a lesson in the English alphabet using (mess-free) ink wells and dip pens.

After you’ve explored the newest display, check out the other family-friendly activities - find hidden objects, take the interactive Suitcase Trail, open the doors of the Discovery Cupboard, create artwork and spend time outdoors playing lawn games.

For those who want to learn more about migrant history, book a guided tour.

Tours run from Saturday, September 16 to Sunday, October 1 from 11am each day.

Over at Baranduda Community Centre, children can get busy in the kitchen baking sweet potato and zucchini muffins and a fruit pastry dessert in a fun session for all abilities on Tuesday, September 19. Details here.

Get the children outside and away from screens at the Get Active with Reclink Australia events which is for ages 13 to 18.

Fancy a free fitness assessment?

Or want to try your hand at boxing?

Take advantage of a range of activities at Felltimber Community Centre which are designed to build your skills and get you active over the school holidays. Details here.

Baranduda Community Centre will also host a fun-filled sport session where you will participate in drills of your more traditional sports such as AFL, basketball, rugby, tennis and volleyball.

You can test these in a competition style activity before a barbecue lunch. Sports jerseys are welcome. Details here.

Have you booked in for the [Holidays @ Hyphen] program yet?

These popular events book out fast.

For budding circus stars and aspiring jugglers, instructors from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus will share the basics of juggling on Wednesday, September 20 from 11am to noon and another session from 1pm to 2pm. Recommended for children aged 8 to 12 years. Book on the links above.

Drop into Hyphen for the next Masters of Art on Thursday, September 21 between 11am and 4pm and create your own three-dimensional artwork inspired by a leading Australian contemporary artist, Fiona Hall.

Come along to Hyphen on Friday, September 22 from 2.30pm for a free special musical performance by the Vegetable Plot.

Join Aspara Gus, Sir Paul McCarrotney and Ru Barb on their mission of love and peas as they perform their hot songs.

The Vegetable Plot is an ARIA-nominated children’s band serving up a funky fresh soundtrack to the food revolution for children, families and foodies.

Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years. Bookings required, click here.

Drop into Hyphen on Monday, September 25 from 2pm for a Monday Movie Matinee.

Get comfy while watching the LEGO Batman Movie in the Community Studio.

Join Hyphen staff for Pirate Storytime on Tuesday, September 19 from 4pm in the Community Studio.

Enjoy a swashbuckling Storytime followed by a craft activity.

Come dressed in your finest pirate attire and get ready to embark on an epic tale in search of treasure.

Calling all master builders in training. What fantastic creations can you invent with LEGO

Pop into Hyphen on Monday, September 18 and Thursday, September 28 between 11am to 3pm to freely build and see where your imagination takes you or take on one of Hyphen’s design challenges.

Unleash your creativity in Hyphen’s holiday workshop on Wednesday, September 27 from 10.30am with artist in residence Donna Caffrey.

Embark on a unique artistic journey to create a collaged interlocking booklet.

Donna will guide participants through the art of storytelling through imagery, crafting a visually stunning and personalised keepsake.

Recommended for young people aged 12 to 18. Book here

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