Docklands’ Wonderland Fun Park has been transformed into Santa’s Magical Wonderland, a Christmas spectacular where you can enjoy all of your favourite Christmas treats, the Winter Wonderland North Pole with daily snowfalls and the one and only talking tree complete with Santa’s mailbox to post those special letters. Keep your eyes peeled for Santa and his friends who will be making appearances throughout the day!
Santa’s Circus Spectacular will be live in the Wonderland Spiegeltent Theatre. See Santa’s crazy acrobatic elves get themselves into all sorts of mischief in Santa’s Toy Workshop. With bigger tricks and even crazier stunts, these elves will not disappoint. This amazing show would not be complete without the beautiful snow angel who will perform tricks of aerial delight high above your heads.
Plus there’s all the fun of the Wonderland Fun Park, including the Wacky Worm roller coaster, Crazy Wave, Magic Train, Bumper Snow Balls, Grand Carousel, Dodgem Cars, Bungee Trampoline and the thrilling Drop Zone.
Until December 24. Super Santa Show pass $35 (includes unlimited rides, one go on the bungee and entry to Santa’s Circus Spectacular). Show-only tickets $15.
For dates and times, bookings, how to get there and more information visit wonderlandfunpark.com.au
Everyone’s favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, is back.
Join her as she pirouettes onto the stage in a brand new musical adaptation packed full of singing and dancing direct from London’s West End.
So put on your ballet shoes and join Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, AJ and Marco for the most stupendous Mousical of the year.
From January 15, 2014- January 19, 2014 at the State Theatre.
Click here for details
Young imaginations will run wild in this prehistoric journey, where little dino lovers connect with the wonders of palaeontology with Erth’s monster dinosaur puppets.
From January 7-14, 2014 in the Fairfax Studio.Click here for details
For more school holiday fun at Melbourne Arts Centre including Instant Rockstar, Horrible Histories and The Illusionists visit
The first-ever Melbourne Now Children’s Festival runs from 18-26 January 2014, with hands-on workshops led by some of Melbourne’s most talented practitioners from the worlds of fashion, jewellery and shoemaking – and entry is FREE!
The rich fiesta of creative activity will engage kids and families – with tours to ‘dance to the art’, taking part in a ping pong tournament, watching special music, theatre and dance performances and even having the opportunity to submit their own works for a dedicated exhibition.
For full details and times visit NGV
Whether its arts and craft, workshops, sports and outdoor activities, discovery and adventure, culture and theatre, cooking, exhibitions, films or fun activities for the whole family – vic.gov.au has summer school holidays covered in Melbourne and in outer suburbs and regional areas of Victoria.
Where better to spend the summer school holidays than at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) in Ballarat, enjoying the museum’s FREE school holiday program, M.A.D.E FOR FUN.
The summer M.A.D.E FOR FUN program will run from Monday, January 13th until Friday, January 24th, 2014 and will include three activities: ‘Kite, Flag and Pinwheel Craft,’ ‘Seeking out Stars’ and an interactive ‘Cyber-Story Time’.
Family passes to M.A.D.E itself are only $35 (Ballarat locals are free) and Ballarat is a short and exciting train ride for children from Melbourne.
Visit M.A.D.E. for details
The Cowes Community Christmas Celebration will be an opportunity to sing all those favourite Christmas carols with friends and family at a most picturesque location on Phillip Island – The Amphitheatre on the Esplanade.
Carols by the Bay will be held on 17 December from 5pm with children’s activities (sponsored by Phillip Island RSL and the local Bendigo Community Bank) followed by carols at 7.45pm and a fireworks display at 9:30pm.
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AND DON’T FORGET…. The Phillip Island ‘Play and Explore’
The week-long family ‘Play and Explore’ event kicks off on Friday, January 17 and runs until January 24.