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Spring School Holidays - Blooming Brilliant

Spring is in the air and so are the school holidays.  There is so much happening in and around Geelong and the Bellarine.  Just like Spring, the activities are bright, fabulous, eye-catching and popping up everywhere.  Prepare yourself these school holidays for a blooming good time. 

Shout out to @big4bellarine for the cover image!

Draw your bow…

Launching (literally) these school holidays at Next Level Skirmish is archery skirmish; think skirmish medieval style!  It incorporates fine motor skills, strength, tactical thinking, bravery and teamwork.  Go these holidays, draw your bow and launch yourself into fun.

Rematch rendezvous…

It’s a Grand Final rematch when Melbourne United versus Perth Wildcats at Geelong Arena on Wednesday 25th September.  Be there to watch the superstars of basketball take to the court and bounce it out.

Polinators Picnic...

Take some time to explore the Geelong Botanic Gardens in spring! Visit the local fruit bat family during roosting time and learn all about these nighttime neighbors. Discover the butterflies, bees and other flower-friendly creatures in this classic holiday program. Enjoy an introduction to birdwatching - ideal for slightly older kids - as you wander the gardens.

Central fun…

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 the Play School Exhibition to AFL Auskick Clinics to Lego Building Workshops, the guide is packed full of creative, physical and imaginative play activities.

Hip green fun…

The grass is always greener at the Curlewis Golf Club, especially these school holidays which will see the return of the much-loved junior golf clinics; a 3-day program for all ages and abilities.  No equipment or experience necessary.

Creative time…

The kids will love getting their creative on at Hazy Tales Studio’s with their specifically designed holiday workshops.  From creating a ceramic desk organiser to producing natural bath bombs to designing their own ceramic animal to Frida Kahlo inspired paper mache, these workshops are certainly hands on and full of colour.

A captivating cruise…

A Krazy Koala puppet show, a special visit from Captain Jack, dolphin discovery and a kids high tea on the sea, Searoad Ferries know how to entertain the kids these school holidays!  There is not one but four holiday-scheduled activities that will see you singing tunes, speaking to a pirate, shaking hands with a dolphin and sipping on a cup of tea!

Walk the plank at Waurn Ponds…

Arrr ton of fun awaits the kiddies at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre these school holidays.  The centre is going to be decked out (pun intended) with all things pirate; a pirate cove complete with dress-ups and swash-buckling balloon swords, treasure hunts, captains craft, peek-a-boo pirate boards and so much more for ye young buccaneer.

Once upon a time…

A traditional tale is told with a twist as the Potato Shed presents Rumpelstiltskin.  Expect catchy tunes, colourful costumes and a collaborative audience. 

Stay and play…

Stay at BIG4 Beacon Resort these school holidays and not only will you have access to their always fun giant jumping pillow, heated indoor pool and indoor adventure playground but you can add paper plane comps, scavenger hunts and kids yoga to the mix.  These are part and parcel of the FREE kids activities on offer!

Teddy and Thomas…

Bellarine Railway invites you and your teddy bear to join them on 22nd September for their Teddy Bear Special.  As part of the heritage train service running on this day, you and teddy bear will enjoy the scenic train ride together plus partake in a family bear hunt activity, health check station for bears, teddy bear competitions and more.  And then from 5-6 October, Bellarine Railway brings Thomas and his friends to life.  Thomas The Tank Engine will be at Queenscliff all day for rides in those troublesome trucks.  Tickets on the day also include unlimited access to the jumping castle, children’s maze, movie theatre and more! 

Get one free…

Making it easy for you to stay on and enjoy all these school holiday activities is BG Holiday Rentals who are extending their winter accommodation specials until 31/10/19 ; weekend stays (stay three nights for price of two) and weekly stays (stay eight nights for price of seven)!

Tee time…

Junior Girls Holiday Golf Clinics and Two-Day Rookie & Intermediate Golf Clinics; the Barwon Heads Golf Club have hit a hole in one with their Springtime school holiday program scheduled by the 13th Beach Golf Academy.

A punishable offense…

The Geelong Gaol Museum is opening its gates and cells every day over the school holidays from 1pm to 4pm.  It’s a punishable offense to not go and check out this amazing Geelong historical landmark.    

A flood of fun…

The marine world is waiting to be discovered (both at sea and on dry land) at Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre.  Their school holiday program is absolutely flooded with activities; ocean art, junior rangers program, family fishing trip, marine biology cruise, canoe explorers, Swanbay discovery, rockpool ramble, fishy tales and beach discoveries.

Happy birthday to you…

Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park turns 10 these school holidays and they are celebrating with a giant birthday party weekend (20-22 September).  There will be a massive blow-up obstacle course, food trucks, kids disco, acoustic music session, bell tent massages, kids activities, prizes galore and cake of course!

Small in size, big on fun…

Operating specially scheduled services during the school holidays is Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway;  Geelong’s only 7.25 and 5 inch miniature railway.

Last bud not least…

Explore the beautiful coastline and beyond with Port Phillip Ferries.  Sailing every day of the school holidays, Port Phillip Ferries travels between picturesque Portarlington and vibrant Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

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