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6 Free Activities For Melbourne Kids This Autumn

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
No need to spend a fortune to entertain the kids these school holidays





The good news is, there are plenty of low cost and even free school holiday activities happening over the Autumn break.

There's no need to fork out all of your hard earned cash to entertain your crew with these 6 free activities happening in Melbourne over the Autumn break:

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Junior Ranger Programs with Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria have another another exciting nature-based Junior Ranger program coming up for the Autumn school holidays. Best of all? It's all free!

From activities in the Dandenong Ranges to the Mornington Peninsula and more inbetween, see what's on and where Here. Don't forget to book your place in advance.

Circus Fun at Croydon Central

You and your family are invited to a Photography for Parents Workshop on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Fitzroy Gardens.
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Circus themed activities and workshops will run at Croydon Central over the Autumn School Holidays. From plate spinning to ribbon twirling, balloon twisting to puppet making, everything is completely free for all to enjoy.

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Interactive Art Space at Woodgrove Shopping Centre

"The Shape of Things" opens at Woodgrove Shopping Centre from 2 April, inviting children to decorate a pop-up art piece!

A shipping container will become a blank canvas and inside will be living room furniture and all walls painted white ready for kids to curate!

Children, parents and carers visiting the centre are encouraged to donate a gold coin to raise money for local community partner “Hope Street”.

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NGV Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria

All good things must come to an end, and Autumn will be time to say goodbye to the wonderful exhibition hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria: NGV Triennial.

You could spend the entire day here immersed in art, although your children will probably get the most out of the exclusive kids gallery space We Make Carpets

My Future Self Workshop at the State Library of Victoria

The State Library will host a free activity for kids during the Autumn School Holidays: Postcards to My Future Self.

Inspired by Oliver Jeffers' best-selling book, Here We Are, this free workshop looks at the history of postcards through the Library's amazing heritage collections, and gives participants the opportunity to post their own 'note for living on planet Earth' to the future.

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Where's Wally Fun at District Docklands

These school holidays District Docklands invites your kids to Find Wally at The District Docklands and the Melbourne Star!

Search for the red-and-white striped shirt, bobble hat and glasses to find Wally and explore the Wally collection books, hop across the Wally crossing and take selfies in the picture frame zone!

There's also a craft village to create the Wally puppets. All activities are FREE!

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Do you need an updated family photo?
Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
The Melbourne Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Melbourne mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
You and your family are invited to a Photography for Parents Workshop on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Fitzroy Gardens.
Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
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