10 Spring School Holiday Activities

19 September 2019

Here are our top 5 outdoor events to entertain and educate your child these school holidays. 
1. Get up close and personal with some of Melbourne Zoo's most fascinating animals like never before at the Keeper Care Hub, on daily until Monday 11 November
2. Children between 18 months and three years old can engage with bubbles, songs, stories and dancing in the brand-new Boyd Park in Southbank on Tuesday 24 September
3. The Little Food Festival is happening at Federation Square on 25 or 26 September. The festival is a simple and fun way for little ones to consider complex food topics such as health and sustainability via art and play activities. 
4. Attend Spring into Nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria on Wednesday 2 October. The event will feature family-focused nature play activities designed to stimulate the senses and enliven the soul.
5. Visit Cooks’ Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens between 21 September and 6 October for Spring Seek and Find. Forage for hiding spring baby animals around the cottage and garden in a fun-filled and interactive adventure.
Here are our top 5 outdoor events to entertain and educate your child these school holidays.
1. Start a veggie patch with your child to engage their senses, help them learn about healthy eating, the environment and responsibility while enhancing their fine motor development. Your little one will love finally getting to eat the veggies they've helped grow! 
2. Have a picnic in the park on a warm spring day, a fantastic way for your child to explore nature, and run around and play in an open space. Invite your child to help you prepare yummy, healthy snacks for the picnic and a list of what to bring. 
3. Take a day trip to the coast in or around Melbourne where your child can build sandcastles, search for shells and run around.  
4. Go for a nature walk in one of Melbourne’s beautiful parks or public gardens. Here your child can explore the changing spring sights and sounds such as birdlife, trees, leaves and flowers. 
5. Make art and craft using natural materials collected from your garden or the local community. This is an excellent way for your child to connect with their world, develop fine motor skills and use their imagination.