Please note: COVID-19 restrictions may affect live events. Please confirm details with host organisation and check for website updates.
Try our parenting workshops
Did you know Boroondara Families has information sessions for parents and carers? Workshops cover a range of topics to help your family grow together.
What’s up in the school holidays?
We have loads of fun and interactive activities planned for young people in Boroondara these September school holidays – from circus fun to Mario Kart tournaments, cooking classes, creative arts and lots more.
Running from Saturday 18 September to Sunday 3 October, our free or low-cost sessions are delivered by educators and local facilitators to suit all abilities, interests and family budgets. Many activities will be delivered online if face-to-face sessions are not permitted under COVID-19 restrictions.
We also hope to open the Youth Hub at Hawthorn Arts Centre in the holidays. COVID restrictions permitting, it will open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Young people aged 10 years and over are invited to come and play Nintendo Switch, Xbox, pool or table tennis. You can also use our free wi-fi, catch up on study or simply hang out.
The full school holiday program will be available in early September.
Visit our School holiday activities page for more information.
What’s on at your neighbourhood house
If there’s an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local Neighbourhood House has courses, classes and workshops to explore. Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop skills or join a social group. We have options for children through to senior members of our community. Contact your local house to find out what’s on offer.
Introduction to volunteering
Gain confidence, knowledge and skills to work in a volunteer role – 12pm to 2:30pm Mondays from 4 October.
Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre
Call: 9885 9401
Cost $50 (eight weeks)
Coil basket workshop
Learn to sew a coiled rope basket with fabric scraps. Baskets can be used as fruit bowls or to store crafts – 10am to 1pm, Friday 8 October.
Bowen Street Community Centre
Call: 9889 0791
Cost: $55 (one session)
Squiggle Kids playgroup
Music and painting (ages two to five) for confidence and fine motor skills, with occupational therapist. 9:30am to 10.15am Tuesdays from 12 October.
Craig Family Centre
Call: 9885 7789
Cost: $140 (nine-week program)
Aged care: making an informed decision
Navigate the financial implications of various aged-care options. Suitable for family members and those considering aged care. Includes a light supper. 7pm to 9pm, Friday 22 October.
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Call: 9890 2467
Join us for this quarterly event featuring an art and craft market, sausage sizzle, plant stall, sweet treats, workshops and more – 10am to 2pm, Saturday 18 September.
Ashburton Community Centre
Call: 9885 7952
Bands and burgers in the park
Join us for an evening in Central Gardens filled with live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and more – 5pm to 8:30pm, Friday 8 October.
Hawthorn Community House
Call: 9819 5758
Cost: gold-coin donation
Building construction skills
Introduction to building construction industries for low-level literacy and numeracy students. Contact centre for details.
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Call: 9853 3126