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School holiday fun in Moonee Valley!

The Autumn school holidays are here and we have you covered with some fun and interactive programs that are sure to keep the kids entertained!

Check out the programs on offer below across Moonee Valley.

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Performing Arts Roadshow

Get excited as the incredible family circus group, The Dreaming Space, excite kids (and adults) with wonder, curiosity and joy through circus, stories, magic and music!


Giant Bubble Workshop

Friday, 9 April at 12:30pm

Suitable for participants 5-85 years of age


The Funky Monkey Family-Go Around the Globe performance

Friday, 9 April at 1:15pm

Suitable for participants 3-99 years of age


Circus Skills Workshop

Friday, 9 April at 3:00pm

Suitable for participants 5-85 years of age


Free to attend, bookings required.

*Please BYO picnic blanket

Location: The Dreaming Space Circus Stage at Woodlands Park, Essendon (near Woodland Park House)

school holiday fun - windows to the soul

Windows to the Soul – Puppet Making Workshop and Exhibition

Join Salt and Poppet Theatre for an afternoon of shadow puppetry at the Clocktower Centre’s Children’s Room, celebrating nature, neighbourhoods and nourishment.


Friday 16th April from 1pm to 2.30pm
Illustration and Shadow Screen Workshop for 7 – 9 years*


Friday 16th April from 3.30pm to 5pm

Shadow Puppet and Manipulation Workshop for 10 – 12 years*


Free to attend, bookings required.

*An adult parent/guardian is required to accompany their child to the workshop, and can supervise from the adjoining Clocktower Centre Café for the duration.

Location: The Clocktower Centre

school holiday fun - Sessile

Sessile Conversations: An Interactive Installation Exploring the Senses of Plants


12-14 April from 10am to 1pm

Sessile conversations explores five sensory areas, asking "How do Plants see?", "What is smell like for Plants?", "Do Plants like to be touched?", "Do plants move?" and "Do plants remember?"

The installation is run as a series of short stops on a tour of five sensory experiences, where we stop, listen, and explore the qualities of each sense.


Free to attend, bookings not required.

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Location: The Clocktower Centre

The Gruffalos Child

The Gruffalo’s Child


Wednesday, 7 April at 12 noon and 2pm

Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.


Prices vary, bookings required.

Location: The Clocktower Centre

coding in colour with ozobots

Coding in colour with Ozobots

You won’t need a screen to program Ozobots! Draw lines and arrange colours to get these miniature robots where you want them to go while zigging, zagging and zooming based on your commands.  Suitable for ages six and up.


Clocktower Centre
Tuesday 13 April, 2pm - 3pm

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Niddrie Library
Friday 9 April, 10.30am - 11.30am

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Ascot Vale Library
Monday 12 April, 10.30am - 11.30am

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Free to attend, bookings required.

iPad fun

iPad fun with Osmo

Super fun iPad workshop for children aged 8-12 years. We will cover tangrams, art, spelling, and maths, all using Osmo, an iPad gaming tool that helps connect the real and digital worlds.


Avondale Heights Library
Wednesday 7 April, 10.30am - 11.30am 
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Flemington Library
Friday 9 April, 10.30am-11.30am
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Free to attend, bookings required.

school holiday fun super science

Super Science (with Labcoat Learning)

Mad scientists take note! We will be making exploding bags, playing with fog-filled bubbles, triggering fountains of elephant toothpaste and showing you some fun and easy experiments that you can do at home. Suitable for school-aged children.


Avondale Heights Library
Wednesday 14 April, 10.30am - 11.30am 
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Sam Merrifield Library
Wednesday 14 April, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
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Free to attend, bookings required.

school holiday fun marvellous minibeasts

Marvellous Minibeasts (with Labcoat Learning)

Join us on an amazing discovery of butterflies, bugs and all things creepy-crawly! Find out about their life cycles, behaviour and role in the environment. You will see our bugs and butterflies up close, feed our butterflies and discover how they perceive the world. Suitable for school-aged children.


Ascot Vale Library
Thursday 15 April, 10.30am - 11.30am 
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Flemington Library
Friday 16 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
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Niddrie Library
Friday 16 April, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
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Free to attend, bookings required.