What❜s on for Kids in Melbourne This Week


Exhibition: Colour Labyrinth

ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab program supports artists and children to work together to develop new arts experiences for children and families.
Turn on your torch and adventure through this self-guided labyrinth made by children for children. 

As the coloured lights change, what can you see emerge from the walls?

How many treasures can you find? Are there stories you can see? 

What can you discover?

Artists Bronwyn Pringle, Dan Goronszy and Sharyn Brand have co-created Colour Labyrinth with 80 children, aged 5 to 8 years. Over 3 weekends of workshops, children explored professional light and sound equipment, and drew snapshot narratives to create this experience.

What you need to know:

When: May 30 to July 15

Where: ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr (Behind Federation Square), Melbourne VIC 3000

Age: 4 to 12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult.)

For more information: see our event listing.

Image Credit: Fed Square

Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

Australia's first Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N is now at Fed Square!
The huge, custom-built S.T.A.T.I.O.N. can be found in The Paddock, next to the Fed Square Car Park.
When you enter, you will become a training agent where you’ll delve into the science, history, engineering, genetics and technology behind our favourite superheroes.

You can also explore an extensive range of Avengers operational equipment such as Captain America’s uniform and shield, Iron Man’s MK 45 suit and The Hulkbuster suit, or try your strength on Thor’s mighty hammer.

Don’t miss out on your chance to become a superhero!

What you need to know

Where: Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Sts

When: Every Thursday and Friday until July 15

For more information: see our event listing.

Image Credit: Eastland

School Holidays Snowstorm Maze at Eastland Shopping Centre

These school holidays, get set for a cool adventure as you explore the Snowstorm Maze at Eastland Shopping Centre.
These school holidays, get set for a cool adventure as you explore the Snowstorm Maze. Trek through the frozen forest, discover the snow filled igloo hideout, and navigate your way through the chill snowball pit.

What you need to know:

Where: Level 1, Central Mall, outside Commonwealth Bank

Session Times:
Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

Cost: Sessions are free however a gold coin donation is welcome to support the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Sessions run for approximately 10 minutes. No bookings required, 
Suitable for ages 3 to 13 years. Parents are able to accompany small children through the maze.

For more information: see our event listing.

Image Credit: Moonee Valley Council

Winter Fest

Enjoy all the chilly weather has to offer at the new Winter Fest held in Moonee Ponds.

Take a spin on the ice in the heart of Moonee Ponds, see a movie at the Clocktower, hear live music at venues across Moonee Valley, enjoy a free event at Sam Merrifield Library and see the latest exhibitions on display at Incinerator Gallery. 

You can also Enjoy a selection of timeless classic films at only $8 a ticket, introduce children to art, creativity and learning this winter, or register for Rainbow Rink and Neon Night ice skating events for young people aged 12-25.

Check out the full Winter Fest program for all the goodies!

What you need to know:

When: June 30 - July 15

Where: Various locations across Moonee Ponds

For more information: see our event listing.

Image Credit: Highpoint

Footy Fest

Join the Western Bulldogs and the AFL for a bit of footy fun these school holidays!
These school holidays Highpoint has partnered with the Western Bulldogs and the AFL to bring you Footy Fest, a two-week school holiday program featuring player appearances, training clinics, banner making and more - plus an inflatable MCG!

See here for all the program details.

What you need to know:

When: Monday 2 July - Friday 6 July & Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July, 10am-2pm each day

Where: Centre Court at The Junction (Level 1, near JB HiFi)

For more information: see our event listing.

(Build-A-Bear Workshop incurs a small charge, see listing for details)