What❜s on for Kids in Melbourne This Week

  • All Ages

Jatra Jatra: Tram Art

Be inspired by the artist’s amazing Tramjatra design to create your own bold and colourful patterns, as part of a collaborative artwork.
What makes you happy? What’s important to you? And how would you represent your journey in life so far?

Learn about the symbols used in Bushra’s Tramjatra design and how she put it all together to then create images and motifs that express your own story.

Kids will be making one large artwork on the ArtPlay wall and each person will have a section to complete.

First, play around with different ideas through sketching; then use mixed media such as paint, collage, pencil and stickers to test out techniques and bring your work to life.

Then place all the sections on the wall, to see the artwork come together as one!

You will be emailed an image of the final artwork to share with family and friends.

What you need to know:

When: 11th July, 10.30am - noon, 2pm - 3.30pm

Age: 6 to 12 years 

Where: ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC

For more information: see our event listing

Main image credit: City of Melbourne

Image credit: Eastland

Eastland Ice Rink

Don't let the chilly weather hold you back! Step out of hibernation and join in the fun at Eastland on their brand-new ice rink.

The ice is calling, the skates are waiting, it's time to return to the Eastland Ice Rink. A magical rink is back for another year with a range of special events plus skating all school holidays. Dine or shop at Town Square and skate for free, or purchase a ticket online or at the ticket office.

What you need to know:

When: Daily until August 26. Sunday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm.

Where: Melbourne St, adjacent Ringwood Town Square

Session Times: Sessions are 45 minutes long.

For more information: see our event listing.

Image Credit: Coder Dojo


CoderDojo Free Coding Sessions

Carlton CoderDojo is a club for young people aged 7-17 where they can learn coding with help from volunteers. The club is located in Carlton, Melbourne and meets on a forntightly basis.

If you’re interested in learning code, developing websites, apps, programs, games or exploring technology in an informal, safe, and creative environment, this club is for you!

Here is a list of activities you might be exposed to:

  • scratch
  • appinventor
  • css
  • html
  • javascript
  • python

and more!

Sessions run fortnightly - make sure to register for the next one.

What you need to know:

When: Thursday July 19, 4.30pm to 6.45pm (and also fortnightly during term time)

Where: Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053

For more information: see our event listing.

Image credit: NGV

New York! New York! For Kids

Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV presents New York! New York! For Kids, an installation that showcases New York City – home of MoMA and recognised as a leading cultural destination.

Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York City that continues to attract and inspire artists, performers and designers from across the globe.

Children will be immersed in city life inspired by Manhattan in New York City surrounded by panoramic screening populated with interesting facts about the city. Set within the space, are a number of custom-designed interactive activities focused on the New York experience.

What you need to know:

When: Until October 7

Where: NGV, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

For more information: see our event listing.

Image Credit: East Melbourne Library


Lego Squad at East Melbourne Library

Calling Lego enthusiasts! If you're 7–10 years and love Lego, show off your skills in this fun Lego Squad challenge.

On the first Thursday of each month you will be provided a Lego challenge that you will continue to work on for the rest of the month. We have the Lego, you bring the skill!

What you need to know:

When: July 19, 4-5pm

Where: East Melbourne Library, 122 George St, East Melbourne, VIC

For more information: see our event listing.