Winter wonderland activities for kids

Get set for a creative winter break with these great activities, workshops and performances that mix education and fun.

Orbital takes you to the moon – VIC

Bunjil Place presents Orbital, a 10-day phase of interstellar events and activities celebrating the arrival of Museum of the Moon. Created by UK artist Luke Jerram, Museum of the Moon is a giant replica of the Earth’s satellite set to light up the Bunjil Place Plaza.

Bring out your child’s creative voice – NSW, VIC & QLD

Watch your kids become confident with self-expression in the supportive, social environment of NIDA’s Winter Holiday program. From Musical Theatre to TV Presenting, you can sign up for workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Drama workshops to heat up winter holidays – NSW

Australian Theatre for Young People’s winter holiday workshops include storytelling, comedy, screen acting and so much more. Kids will make new friends, learn about performing, gain confidence and most importantly have a ton of fun in a safe and inspiring environment, 28 June – 9 July.

Dance through the chilly season – QLD

Queensland Ballet Academy are hosting their Winter Schools and Audition Experience Day these school holidays, for dancers aged 7 – 18. Join them for an exceptional training experience under their esteemed teaching faculty.

Ignite your creative screen dreams – NSW

Develop your skills as a director or screenwriter with an AFTRS online course. Intro to Screenwriting and Intro to Directing start in July but always fill fast so enrol now.

A free laser show enlightens Bendigo – VIC

Awaken Bendigo Brought to Light is a free laser, light and sound show happening in Rosalind Park this winter school holidays. From 26 June – 17 July, Awaken presents four hours of immersive sound and light.

Disney: The Magic of Animation – VIC

Introduce young learners to the creativity, craft and technology behind Disney’s beloved animated films at ACMI. Check out ACMI’s website for free family programs. Exhibition open until 17 Oct 2021.

Creativity to suit every child – NSW

The National Art School’s holiday programs are a great way to begin or extend a life in art with an emphasis on creativity and experimentation. Held in a creative studio, classes are led by artist-lecturers sharing their deep knowledge of art’s endless possibilities.

Discover design this winter – NSW, VIC & QLD

Adventure into the world of fashion, interior design, communication and graphic design, photography, gaming, 3D design and animation. Join Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne workshops to uncover what’s in store at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia. Open to Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students.

Warming woolly experiences for kids – VIC

The world-famous fleece of Baarack the Lost Sheep will heat up the National Wool Museum these holidays. The museum tells his amazing story alongside lively illustrations from author Renee Treml and new films shot on location. Visit or book one of our fun holiday programs.

Celebrating puppetry with a festival – VIC

Treat the kids to a week of puppetry, workshops and free street performances. Artists will bring the streets of Carlton to life with roving performances between La Mama Courthouse Theatre and Museo Italiano. Kids of all ages will enjoy unique storytelling and the chance to create their own puppets.

Theatre classes that inspire another generation of performers – VIC

The National Theatre Drama School is offering two exciting programs led by professional teachers/actors: a VCE Drama Intensive for Year 12 Students; an Acting School for 7-17 year-olds to collaborate as a theatre company and create a show for a friends & family performance.

School holiday magic and comedy – NSW

Step aboard a magical pea green boat this school holidays to see the always charming The Owl and the Pussycat. Returning by popular demand is Mr Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad Show, an uproarious kids comedy for weird kids and even weirder parents.

The power to make parents disappear – VIC

Relive every kids fantasy with Make Your Parents Disappear at Knox Community Arts Centre with astonishing trickery to bamboozle mums and dads. Catch Alex and Tricky Nick live with their magic in jaw-dropping 3D.

More fun than a barrel of brass monkeys – VIC

Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, the Brass Monkeys show at Knox Community Arts Centre celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum.

Fun and practical music short courses – NSW

The Australian Institute of Music’s Sydney holiday courses will fine-tune your child’s skills for upcoming HSC performance exams and build techniques in songwriting, composition and playing in an ensemble. Get a 10% early bird discount until 20 June.

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