SCHOOL holidays in central Victoria means children and their families are looking for activities to pass the time.
With some COVID-19 regulations still in place, the holiday period is looking a little different for many.
Please note: While there are many events on in our region, cancellations, venue and time changes due to COVID-19 might occur.
The Bendigo Advertiser recommends people stay informed and updated on all details by:
We will continue to keep the community informed of events while they are still operating.
Please contact your council or the Department of Health and Human Services for any further information required.
School holidays run from December 19, 2020 - January 27, 2021.
Discover the science behind circus with this family fun, school holiday event.
Join in with your friends and the Discovery team while learning the art behind circus tricks and death-defying acts.
Book online here and pay at the door.
There will be two sessions a day, one at 10am and one at 1pm.
Where: Discovery Centre, Railway Place, Bendigo.
When: Until Friday, January 29.
BUGS IN THE LENS
Join in with like-minded people and learn new tips and tricks on capturing images of creepy crawlies on camera.
Bring your own phone or camera. Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years.
Bookings required, click here to book.
Where: Canterbury Park, Peg Leg Road, Eaglehawk.
When: Tuesday, January 19, 3.30pm - 4.30pm.
WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING
Join in with Chris Taylor and James Crabtree, the creators of Tina and Tom's Time-Travelling Toilet series, and learn the processes of writing and illustrating.
This workshop event is aimed at those aged six to 12 years and will feature one-minute draws, cartooning, interactive story creation and much more.
Bookings are required, click here.
Where: Online event, via Zoom.
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2pm - 3pm.
CHILL OUT SPACE
Looking for somewhere to be with your friends these school holidays? Want to keep cool with snow cones?
Head to the Gordon Gardens in Dunolly and design your own t-shirt, enjoy lots of freebies and jam out with music playing the best tunes.
There will also be various sport equipment that you're welcome to try.
Where: Gordon Gardens, Dunolly.
When: Thursday, January 21, 11am - 3pm.
TROLLS WORLD TOUR
Enjoy a free movie event with your whole family this Friday.
Bring along your chair and picnic rug and enjoy a night watching the family movie, Trolls World Tour.
Please book a free ticket online before attending, click here for more information.
Physical distancing rules are in place and hand sanitiser will be available. Please carry a mask with you.
For more information, phone the City of Greater Bendigo on 5434 6000.
Where: Garden for the Future, Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Napier and Bosquet Streets, White Hills.
When: Friday, January 22, 7pm - 9pm.
The Maryborough Regional Library is proud to be hosting weekly STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) sessions throughout January.
These sessions are recommended for children aged between eight and 14 years and are free to attend.
Bookings are limited, please phone 5461 9111 to secure your spot.
Where: Maryborough Regional Library, Nolan Street, Maryborough.
When: Tuesday, January 19 and Monday, January 25, 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
$10 AND UNDER
YOUTH HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Hosted by the Macedon Ranges Youth, this holiday program will have children of all ages entertained.
The events will include skate park clinics, pool parties and much more.
All events require registering due to COVID-19 requirements.
Signing in and hand sanitising stations will be at each event, with limited numbers allowed.
These events are drug, alcohol and tobacco free. For further information, click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 144 476 See less
Where: Various locations within Macedon Ranges.
When: Until Saturday, January 30.
$30 AND UNDER
The Bendigo Pottery decorating classes will be on for an extra week for all children to attend a workshop and learn a new skill.
Classes are booking out fast, phone on 5448 4404.
$25, all ages are welcome to attend.
Where: Bendigo Pottery, 146 Midland Highway, Epsom.
When: Monday - Friday, until January 22, sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm.
Does your child love arts and crafts?
These art workshops are designed for those aged seven to 14 years, with events taking place each weekday.
Workshops will include wire jewellery making, tote bag making, mosaic framing, glass platters, clay figurines and much, much more.
All materials are supplied and COVID-19 safety measures are in place.
$30 per workshop, parents/guardians do not need to attend.
For further information and to book a session, please click here.
Where: The Old Auction House, Mollison Street, Kyneton.
When: Until Friday, January 22, 10am to noon.
Do you know of a school holiday event that isnt on our list? Let us know by emailing: email@example.com or phoning editorial on 5434 4470.
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