10 things to love about school holidays

School Holidays can be tough… for parents. Luckily our fair city literally has something for everyone. For hair down, arms out and waving, crazy frivolity, to activities where the kids won’t know they are learning. There’s something in here for every little beast… whoops, we mean darling.

Brickman Wonders of the World: F.O.L (Fear of Lego) is a fear felt by many parents after countless scream-inducing foot-meets-Lego-brick incidences. If you can get past it, Brickman Wonders of the World is a must.

See the Empire State Building with King Kong atop, Big Ben and many other wonders. You won’t be able to le-go of your amazement.

Suitable for all ages.

Several world famous landmarks created out of Lego including the Sphinx and Mount Rushmore

Lego as you’ve never seen it before

Family Footy Zone: Bounce your way down to the free family footy zone at Queen Victoria Market every Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm. You may even get to meet your favourite AFL or AFLW star.

Suitable for anyone who loves footy.

ArtPlay Backyard: What kid doesn’t love getting in the dirt? ArtPlay backyard encourages kids to draw in the dirt, build sculptures and just generally explore.

Suitable for all ages.

Little girl sitting on the ground making a square shape from stones

Unleash their creativity in the great outdoors

Free Movie Screenings: What’s better than free movies? Free movies in a library! Our libraries… we mean movie theatres, will screen Trolls, Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory and Kubo and the Two Strings.

Check film classifications for suitability.

Cooks Cottage Easter Adventure: Cooks’ Cottage has an egg-cellent adventure of discovery these school holidays. Follow a trail of clues to find the answers and receive a treat upon completion.

Suitable for ages five to 11.

Mr Snot Bottom’s seriously stinky songs: Embrace the pop-off, the boogers and general grossness that is your little one’s humour. Mr Snot Bottom is the perfect antidote to boredom these school holidays. Your little ‘uns will be giggling well after the show’s over. Be prepared to hear about boogers and farts at even more regular intervals.

Suitable for ages five to ten.

A man sticking his tongue out and holding a ukulele

You’ll also be sniggering at the silliness that is Mr Snot Bottom

Crochet and Jewellery:  Children 7 plus will love learning the basics of crochet, or Fimo jewellery making at No Vacancy Gallery.

Suitable for ages seven to 16.

Recycled Craft Drop-in: Children are encouraged to use found and recycled items to turn into new treasures. Sessions are held at North Melbourne, and Southbank Libraries.

Suitable for all ages.

Circle Storytimes at Royal Botanic Gardens: Using Jeannie Barker’s latest children’s book Circle as inspiration, children will make their own sustainable craft.

Suitable for ages three to five.

Smurfs High Tea: Smurftastic! Taste all things blue at the Smurfs High Tea. Smurfette Macaroons, blue cordial, cupcakes and more. Make sure you watch out for Gargamel.

Suitable for children up to 12.

Two smurf toys and a tower of cakes on a table

That’s Smurflicious!