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5 Amazing Things To Do with Kids over the Queen's Birthday Weekend

Saturday 9th of June to Tuesday 12th of June
by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Top family-friendly things to do over the long weekend

It's the long weekend and it's winter but that doesn't mean you should stay home!

There's plenty to keep you and your little people busy from Saturday 9 to Monday 11 June 2018. Here are 5 suggestions to keep your family occupied:

Little Big Shots Festival 2018

You and your family are invited to a Photography for Parents Workshop on Sunday 28th April 2019 at Fitzroy Gardens.
The Little Big Shots Film Festival screens short films for kids at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Screening a selection of short films from all over the world aimed at children from 2 - 15yrs, the Little Big Shots Film Festival is highly entertaining film festival for everyone in the family.

Use the discount code "CLUBANZ" to get reduced priced tickets

Children under 4 years: FREE

You and your family are invited to a Photography for Parents Workshop on Sunday 28th April 2019 at Fitzroy Gardens.
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne
When: 8 - 11 June 2018
Web: Book your tickets at: Here

NGV New York! New York!

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) opens the highly-anticipated MELNYC collaboration MoMA.

To coincide with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV presents a large–scale participatory installation that showcases New York City – home of MoMA and recognised as a leading cultural destination.

New York! New York! is a free exhibition and will open in the Kids Gallery at NGV on 9 June, 2018. The art exhibition invites children into the NGV to play with interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities inspired by the vibrancy of New York City.

Where: NGV International, St Kilda Road
Web: Here
Costs: Free

Above & Beyond at Scienceworks

Above & Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition, is the astronomical new adventure opening at Scienceworks on 9 June, 2018.

In collaboration with NASA and produced by Boeing, Above & Beyond taps into these very childhood dreams. Inspirational, educational, and a whole universe of fun for kids of all ages!

Where: Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Web: Here

Storytelling Sundays at Werribee Zoo

On Sundays throughout June, Werribee Zoo hosts Storytelling Sundays.

Hear and participate in stories from Africa presented through books, puppets and music as you wander through the trails at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Special guest and African storyteller – Valanga Khoza shares traditional tales by the fire with short musical intervals.

There's also fun games on the lawn, Ethiopian coffee tastings, stone carving demonstrations and more.

Where: Werribee Zoo
When: Sunday 10 June, 11am - 2pm
Web: Here
Cost: Activities are free with entry fees

WinterGlow at Boneo Maze.

WinterGlow at Boneo Maze

Facepainting, fire show, light displays, movie tent, neon photo booth and more!

Boneo Maze is a Mornington Peninsula based eco park for families. There's outdoor games, mazes and mini golf on offer plus the park has embraced the winter season with the "WinterGlow" Festival running on the Sunday over the Queen's Birthday Weekend.

Where: 695 Limestone Road, Fingal, VIC
Web: Here

What will you be dong over the Queen's Birthday Weekend? Have we missed anything? Get in touch.

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