Main image from The Range @ Curlewis
Spring is in the air and so are the school holidays. What a time to get out with the kids and see what’s happening in and around Geelong and The Bellarine. There are so many things to keep the spring in their step, here’s a list to get your plans underway!
Ready, aim, let loose…
Next Level Skirmish is putting on a special school holiday competition that will make you the coolest kid around the schoolyard if you win! Just tell the crew the name of your school when you play, and your school will go into the draw to win a free private session valued at $2,400
Take time to smell the roses
When I think about spring, I think about flowers, so many colourful and beautiful flowers! Take the kids to discover the Geelong Botanic Gardens to see spring come to life. Hands-on school holiday activities, discovery trails and learning about plants and their stories are just some of the fun to be had, it’s a winner on a sunny day. Check them out here.
Ahoy, Me Hearties!
For a fun adventure jump on Port Philip Ferries to either Geelong or Portarlington. With heaps of fun activities to do once you get here, the experience starts with the travel. The best news is kids travel free! The discount code and booking times can be found here.
Keeping to the water theme….
Be dazzled on the high seas
Travelling from Sorrento way? Searoad Ferries offer a range of fantastic onboard activities included in the ferry ticket price. With Dazzling Dan the Magic Man roaming the ferry – the kids will be mesmerised by the art of magic. And, The Krazy koala puppet show combines catchy tunes, slapstick comedy and a group of charismatic puppets. Kids are invited to join in as the puppets play their favourite songs including “puppets like to party”.
Choo choo choose your favourite bear
The Bellarine Railway is hosting a Teddy Bear Train special. Children are invited to bring their favourite friend for a fun family day on a scenic train ride with bear related activities. The only hard decision is to choose which lucky toy gets to go on the trip. Book tickets and find out more here.
The great indoors
Now, I know it’s spring, but I can’t talk about fun for the school holidays without mentioning Geelong’s largest indoor entertainment centre, Laserqest! It’s a one-stop-shop for several hours of entertainment, they have over 120 arcade games, newly opened QubicaAMF 10-pin bowling lanes and a high-tech laser tag experience. Check their details here.
You are going to Love Central Geelong, even more, when you see their jam-packed Spring Kids Fun Program. There is enough in this program to fill up every day of the school holidays and then some. From kids painting their pets, to a bloom room a sensory experience, there’s you’re spoilt for choice. Plan your activities with this guide, it’s super handy!
This Is Me; a free, three-day animation workshop with Pillowfort Creative and Kiri Tawhai!
What is it? This Is Me at the Geelong Arts Centre invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from across the region to engage in three amazing days of workshops. They will explore animation, from storytelling and construction of characters to the process of stop motion animation. Participants will create their very own short animation under the guidance of Creative Directors from Geelong’s only animation studio, Pillowfort Creative. Find out more here.
It's all in the hips…
The grass is always greener at the Curlewis Golf Club, and The Range. Take the kids for some mini-golf, hit a bucket of balls and chow down on a burger!
Build the kids' excitement…
At Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre these school holidays. The centre is putting creating Lego City in week one of the hols, where little LEGO lovers can let their imaginations run wild! In week two, there’s a build-a-bear workshops for $5 per child (make sure you book), and running over both weeks a Circus Royale will be showcasing mini performances! Head to their website here for the details.
Don’t forget the natural beauty of the beaches, parks, walks and trails waiting to be explored. You’re going to need more than just one day so check out places to stay here.