Great school holidays ideas

Looking for great ideas to keep your children entertained during the winter school holidays? From creative workshops to indoor swimming, there’s something to suit all interests and ages in Boroondara.

Get creative at Hawthorn Arts Centre

Let your child’s imagination run wild at Hawthorn Arts Centre’s creative and entertaining workshops including circus skills, soft sculpture, puppet making, talisman keyrings, and cartooning.

Visit our Hawthorn Arts Centre page for more information.

Mum and child doing craft activities.

Cosy up in the library

Boroondara Library Service offers a range of activities across its six branches in the school holidays. Enjoy family storytime sessions with songs and activities, or join an afternoon craft session. If you don’t feel like venturing out of the house, why not access the wide range of online resources including ebooks, audio books and film and music streaming?

Visit our Libraries page for more information.

Young girl doing a craft activity with coloured paper.

Zoom around the track at Kew Traffic School

BYO bike, tricycle or scooter to the ‘play and ride’ sessions at the newly refurbished Kew Traffic School. School holiday sessions are available from Monday to Friday for ages 2 to 10 years.

Visit out Kew Traffic School page for more information.

Child riding a bike on the track at Kew Traffic School.

Warm up at your local recreation centre

Keeping active is a great way to keep fit and make new friends. If your child loves to swim, Boroondara has two heated indoor pools for our community to enjoy, and you can pay for a casual swim session if you’re not a member. Boroondara Sports Complex also offers a school holiday program as part of the YMCA Children’s Program with activities ranging from science, nature and sensory experiences through to a music and movement area.

Visit Boroondara Leisure to find your local recreation centre.

More information

For more information and to book, visit School holiday activities or call 9278 4444.