What's on for Kids in Melbourne This Week April 8 - 14

  • All Ages

School holidays are here! Get colourful while you do your shopping at Highpoint, meet Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in Somerville, or perhaps get to know your gut microbes at Melbourne Musuem this week? 

As always, the possibilities for fun are endless...

House of Colour Holiday Fun at Highpoint

Explore, learn and play in the magical colour house at Highpoint Shopping Centre these school holidays.

The House of Colour is an interactive play space with three different rooms of FUN to discover - jump on the bed in the bedroom, draw on the walls in the living room, and even take a bath!

Entry to the house is allocated on a first in, best dressed basis, and a maximum of 20 kids (plus parents + guardians) will be allowed in the house at any one time for sessions of 30 mins and under.

What you need to know:

  • When: Tuesday April 8-14, 11am - 3pm daily.
  • Where: Level 1 (Next to JB HI-FI), Highpoint Shopping Centre, Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information: See our event listing.

Image credit: Highpoint Shopping Centre Facebook

Image credit: Somerville Hotel

Transformers Meet and Greet

Have you or your kids ever wanted to meet a transformer in real life? Now is their chance! Head on down to the Somerville hotel and meet two of the autobots, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. 

What you need to know:

  • When: Tuesday April 9, from 10am. how begins at 10.30
  • Where: Somerville Hotel, 84 Station St, Somerville, 3912
  • Cost: Show, Meal and pop top all for $17.
  • Bookings: are essential, phone 5977 5241
  • For more information: See our event listing.
Image Credit: Wonderland Theatre

Wonderland Theatre Presents Aladdin

Join the adventurous hero Aladdin on his quest to find fortune and outwit the wicked wizard.

Featuring a magic cave of spectacular surprises and a lamp-full of laughter, this genie-ous production is the perfect treat and a wish come true for the whole family. Aladdin will need all the help he can get from the children to rescue the beautiful princes,s but will that be enough to win her heart?

What you need to know:

  • When: Tuesday 9th April — Sunday 14th April 2019. Two shows a day at 10:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Where: Phoenix Theatre, 101 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood, 3184
  • Cost: $20 for all tickets.
  • Bookings: are essential, phone 0428 397 767 or book online
  • For more information: See our event listing.
Image credit: Melbourne Museum

Gut Feeling, Melbourne Museum

Stunning displays explore new revelations; that your gut can talk directly to your mind and body via trillions of microorganisms.  At Melbourne Museum, meet your helpful gut microbes. Walk amongst these beautiful, dynamic entities in the gut tunnel. How do they affect your thoughts, behaviour and body? How can you love them so they will love you back? Are miraculous poo transplants the future cure-all?

1-2kgs of your weight is microbes, so it’s about time you hung out with your 38 trillion new best mates.

What you need to know:

  • When: 10am - 5pm daily until February 2020
  • Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St Carlton
  • Cost: Included with Museum entry.
  • For more information: See our event listing.
    Image Credit: Gasworks

Little Feet Music Concert

You’ve heard them on the ABC Kids Listen App, now come and see the REAL BAND!

Songs about germs, jumping, animals and poop! Children (and adults too!) will love this funny and wild performance by The Little Feet Music Band, joined on stage by Bingle, the crazy dancing bear.

There’ll be fun and laughter, plus singing and dancing for all who want to join in! 

What you need to know:

  • When: 10am Wednesday, April 10
  • Where: Gasworks Theatre, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park 
  • Cost: Adults $15, Children $15, and babies under 1 (if sitting on a lap and not requiring a seat) are permitted without a ticket
  • Ages: One and up
  • For more information: See our event listing.
 

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