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Easter Holidays - Autumn is Choc-a-Block

Pardon the pun but these Easter holidays are choc-a-block with things to do, so let us hop you through the (almost) exhaustive list of what's on this Autumn.

Bellarine Railway

Enjoy a ride on the rails! Passengers can choose to cycle along the Bellarine Rail Trail between Drysdale and Queenscliff to enjoy lunch or wander around the shops at Queenscliff and then return on-board the train – bikes are carried free of charge. Groups are advised to pre-book to arrange enough space.

Heritage Train Service Dates: 7, 9, 11, 18, 20, 21 & 22 April 2019

Day Out With Thomas Dates 13 & 14 April 2019 Times Event goes from 10am to 4pm each day.

Good Friday Appeal Train Rides Dates: 19 April 2019

Easter Bunny Specials Dates: 20 & 21 April 2019

Curlewis Golf Club, The Range @ Curlewis.

The School Holiday Junior Clinics @ Curlewis is designed for 9-14 year olds with the aim to provide introductory and developmental golfing skills such as full swing, putting, chipping and bunker. The sessions are lots of fun and interactive, led by a team of PGA qualified golf coaches and all clubs, balls, golfing equipment and light lunch are provided. Running on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Freshwater Creek Cottages

Guests are invited to enjoy a tractor ride around our farm! Follow Farmer Phil to feed our baby animals and collect eggs from our chooks, enjoy farm tours and tractor rides on most days of the School Holidays at 9am sharp. Check for availability. 

We also sell fresh free range eggs, chemical free, pasture raised and free range meat, seasonal fruit and flowers. We look forward to meeting you.

Geelong Gallery

Eye Spy Art Adventures—Bushrangers (ages 6–10)

Create your very own Ned Kelly doll inspired by the infamous bushranger. Wednesday 17 April, from 10.15am .

Sidney Nolan—from the collection

Join us for a fun adventure through the Gallery exploring his wonderful work. Monday 15 April, from 10.15am.

Zine Workshop

Learn comic and zine making techniques in a creative drawing workshop with artist and Silent Army co-founder, Michael Fikaris. Develop a character design to begin your own Australian hero or anti-hero narrative. Tuesday 16 April, from 1.00pm

Go Ride a Wave

Go Ride a Wave will be running their ever popular Nudie Surgroms (Learn to surf program for kids)!

Surgroms runs for four consecutive days, 1.5 hrs each day running at Angelsea and Torquay: 8-9.30am and Ocean Grove: 9-10.30am

Program 1 starts Tuesday April 9th  and Program 2 starts Monday April 15th

Geelong Arena

Watch the best of the best take to the courts at Geelong Arena these holidays. NBL1 Basketball greats have two games scheduled to play; Geelong Supercats vs. Knox Raiders, women and men (6th April) and Geelong Supercats vs. Eltham Wildcats, women and men (20th April). The athletes of gymnastics are also coming to Geelong for the 2019 April Victorian Championships; Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and Special Olympics Gymnastics will compete over the three jam-packed days (12th April to 14th April).

Market Square

Market Square Enchanted Forest

These Easter Holidays all Elves and Fairies are invited to join us this April school holidays in The Enchanted Forest at Centre Court. Experience enchanting workshops, fairy tea parties, forest yoga and magical story telling as part of StoryFest. Get a selfie with Easter Bunny, take part in the Easter Scavenger Hunt or enjoy some Easter Crafts there is something for kids of all ages.

Meerkat Manor

Easter fun every day of the School Holidays!

Mon – Fri: 9am – 3pm / Sat – Sun: 9am – 4pm

Mt Duneed Estate

Join us for a weekend of Easter fun! All activities are FREE for those dining with us on the day and we'll have $5 kids meals every weekday!

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance for our egg hunt!

Friday & Saturday: Mini Egg Hunt, live music and colouring competition.
Sunday: Live music, colouring competition and biscuit decorating.

Potato Shed

FREE EASTER PARTY  - includes Easter Egg Hunt / BBQ / Henna / Origami / Hat Parade

11th April 2019 from 4.00pm – 7.00pm.

Portarlington Miniature Railway

During the Autumn School Holiday period, the railway will also operate a special service on the 10th and 17th of April, plus special Easter sessions on 20th and 21st of April, from 11-4pm.

This family park is only 30 minutes by car from Geelong and with it's natural beachside setting makes an ideal location for that special family outing or picnic. Other attractions in the park include ample car parking, playgrounds, walking trails, free electric BBQ facilities and a station kiosk – all are nearby. Train Rides, Food, Drinks, Ice Creams, an hourly Lucky Raffle and Easter Eggs - of course!

Pickers Union Café @ Geelong Vintage Market

Have a flippin great feed these hols at The Pickers Union Café as kids eat FREE pancakes (with every adult main meal purchased) from 6th April to 18th April. With a full belly then go wander the 60+ stalls of the Geelong Vintage Market.

Port Phillip Ferries

Take the family on a high-seas adventure and discover the Bellarine’s beautiful coastline with Port Phillip Ferries School Holidays Bay Cruise. This unique and scenic cruise will have you voyaging around the Bay and stopping along the way to visit local mussel farms. Cruising on Wednesday 10th and Wednesday 17th April, 1.30pm to 2.30pm and an extra special service on Sunday April 14, 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Queenscliffe Historical Museum

Entry is FREE over the April school holidays (6th April to 21st April)  at the Queenscliffe Historical Museum. Opening weekdays 11am to 4pm (closed Thursdays) and weekends 1pm to 4pm. Kids can delve into the history of Queenscliffe by viewing photos, displays and film.

Queenscliff Bowling

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Good Friday April 19th, from 11am.

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

The first class Maritime Museum at Queenscliff will be open over the Easter period.  Daily 11am to 4pm, Anzac day 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Closed Good Friday. The museum is a homage to the great maritime heritage of Queenscliff, retelling the timeless tales of ship wrecks, fishermen, lifeboats, deep sea diving and so much more. The infamous Point Lonsdale Lighthouse tours will also be operating every Sunday between 9.30am and 1pm.

Scubabo Dive Victoria

Dive in these holidays with the Junior Open Water Diving Certification at Scubabo Dive Victoria. Suitable for children aged 10 to 15 years old, the certification will provide them with the most rewarding and exciting experience. Date availability between 15th April to 22nd April.   

Searoad Ferries

FREE these school holidays with any ferry ticket is an assortment of onboard entertainment!

A unique virtual reality experience. Immerse yourself in Port Phillip Bay’s active and colourful marine life thanks to the underwater experts at  Sea All Dolphin Swim’s Learning Centre. Wednesday 10th  April and Monday 15th April, departing Queenscliff 12pm and 2pm, departing Sorrento 1pm and 3pm.

A moving mechanical experience with OZOBOTS. These fun little robots will operate according to lines you draw and hand movements you execute. Tuesday 9th April, departing Queenscliff 11am and 1pm, departing Sorrento 12pm and 2pm.

Tommy Terrific; crazy, fun and entertaining balloon shapes including bunny rabbits and Easter hats. Thursday 11th April and Tuesday 16th April, departing Queenscliff 1pm and 3pm, departing Sorrento 12pm and 2pm.

Threading Gold Walking Tours

Travel back in time and take a stroll through history on the School Holiday History Tours - Geelong 1850s.  The actor guides ensure the tour is both loads of fun and fully interactive.  Learn about Geelong’s colourful history of bushrangers, shipping and so much more.  Book your place in one of two tours; Tuesday 9th April, 2pm to 2.40pm or Wednesday 17th April, 11am to 11.40am.

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

The Big Build

Sign in to the site office and enter the construction zone at The Big Build. Hard hats are a must, as are hi-vis vests (all provided). Talk through construction ideas with the onsite architect and build a structure with cardboard bricks & blocks.  From Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April, 10am to 2pm daily.

Peter Rabbit Activity Centre and Easter Bunny Photos

It’s Easter week and Easter bunny is coming to town, well Peter Rabbit is! From Monday 15th to Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th April, 11am to 2pm join in on the Easter activities at the Peter Rabbit Zone; Paint your own pot, plant your seeds and watch them grow.  Meet Peter Rabbit and have your annual Easter Bunny photo. Grab your FREE  set of Waurn Ponds Bunny Ears.  Decorate an Easter tote bag.  Get Easter-fied! 

Kids Appeal Geelong Easter Egg Scramble and Face Painting

For a gold coin donation get your face painted Easter style and/or join in the fastest egg scramble; a 30 second mini egg hunt. Activities commence Monday 15th April through to Thursday 18th April. All proceeds go the Geelong Kids Appeal, raising funds for a new Kids Rehabilitation Centre.

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Follow the Werribee River Trail to find 12 life-size dinosaurs including the Tyrannosaurs rex, Stegosaurus and more!

This spectacular display of open range dinosaurs will excite and thrill as you pass by these realistic creatures brought to life through animatronics.
For extra dino fun, help out at the fossil dig taking place each day in the Dino Ranger research tent.
Entry to Zoorassic is included with general admission.

Treat yourself to an animal encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Did you know, the ostrich is the fastest flightless bird and can reach sprinting speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour?
Journey behind the scenes to meet our resident flock of fast-footed Ostrich! You'll have the chance to see their beauty up-close, feed them, and learn more about these unique birds from our expert rangers.

Werribee Park Mansion

What Was That theatrical performance at Werribee Park Mansion. Set in 1908 not long after the tragic death of Mary Chirnside - An exciting historical play filled with history, comedy and scary elements and based on the true story of the life in the magnificent mansion. Running April 5th, 6th, 12th, 20th, 26th and 27th.

Down to Earth theatrical performance at Werribee Park historic farm. – set in 1862 pre-mansion days, this is an interactive fun historical play that brings to life a 19th century working farm.  Loads of comedy and scary elements as the evil hag ‘Black Anny’ terrorizes the old farm. Running April 13th.

XGolf Geelong

Kids can get their golf on at the X-Golf Geelong Junior School Holiday Clinics.  Teed toward 8-15 year olds, the course will have the kids playing in state of the art golf simulators, learning the fundamentals of golf, receiving professional coaching in small group settings, all whilst having fun playing games, novelty courses and competitions.  Clinics run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays of the school holidays.

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