Creative activities can help build children's abilities to be calm, focused and expressive.

Every child is unique. They all learn, connect and experience the world around them in different ways. Through play, children can explore, experiment and challenge their abilities.

There are some great local providers of free or low-cost creative activities to suit you and your children.

Boroondara Library service

The Boroondara Library Service offers free loans of books and other items to support reading, learning and inspiration. You can use your library card to access digital collections, such as streaming films and music, storytimes and online learning resources.

Read, sing, talk and play every day with your children by accessing the libraries Literacy and reading resources for families. Help develop early literacy and language skills for children up to 8 years of age in a fun and enriching environment.

The library also runs regular children’s storytimes, activities and popular school holiday activities.

Find out more about the Boroondara Library Service.

Boroondara Arts

Boroondara Arts hosts exhibitions, performances, workshops and fun activities throughout the year for children of all ages to get creative. It also offers school visits to local galleries to help teachers introduce children to the world of art.

Boroondara Arts has put together some fun and interactive art activities to keep the whole family entertained both inside and outside the home. With everything from art, craft, music and circus, your kids will be so busy during the day that time will fly by. The activities are perfect for children over 5 years old and their families.

Find out more about Boroondara Arts.

Neighbourhood houses and community centres

There are 11 neighbourhood houses and community centres in Boroondara. These community spaces bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community.

All of the neighbourhood houses and community centres offer activities for children of different ages. Some also provide regular playgroups and occasional care for children.

Find out more about our neighbourhood houses and community centres.

National Gallery of Victoria

Connect with art at home with the National Gallery of Victoria's free online events, activity sheets and games. You can print, watch and create, or take inspiration with paper and pencils at hand. Transform the kitchen table into a table-top studio and turn potential boredom into productivity.

Find out more about the National Gallery of Victoria.

Museums Victoria

Museums Victoria manages a wide range of scientific and cultural collections. You can explore natural sciences and humanities collections, featuring collections of zoology, geology, palaeontology, history, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and technology.

Museums Victoria provides activities, events and research programs across 6 sites, including:

Find out more about Museums Victoria

Arts Centre Melbourne

Explore experiences for children and families to enjoy together. Arts Centre Melbourne programs include free, low-cost and digital events that bring people together to experience the arts, nurture creativity, inspire learning and grow empathy.

Find out more about Arts Centre Melbourne

Zoos Victoria

Zoos Victoria inspires animal lovers of all ages. By strengthening the connection between people and wildlife, Zoos Victoria hopes to protect the future of animals and their homes. Each of its zoos provides a unique and immersive experience that attracts visitors from around the world. 

Zoos Victoria manages:

Find out more about Zoos Victoria

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