1) Tiny Giants at Imax Cinema.
The big, SUPER, big screen is just so much better than any tv you have at home and the movie Tiny Giants is only going to be available to watch on the IMAX screen these school holidays. This movie is also going to be using the new IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL. I don't really know what that means, but apparently it's a pretty big deal and the screen is going to be unlike any I have seen before.
2) See a Show - Lord of the Dance
But you can go too, because I have some tickets for you to win.
3) The Hawthorn Arts Centre (Town Hall)
4) Go and walk the 1000 Steps
Drive to the the Dandenongs and take the time to do the 1000 steps.
A tribute to those who fought in WWII, the 1000 steps is a reminder of what the Kokoda trail might have been like. Except there isn't any danger, it's gorgeous, it's good for you, your body will thank you for the fresh air, for using your muscles, for feeding your mind with history.
The 1000 steps were re-opened a couple of months ago after a big renovation. You don't have to be super fit to do this walk, take the kids and give it a go. Yes, there is a cafe too.
5. 100 Story Holiday
I love this idea! If your kids enjoy story telling and writing they will love these workshops. With a different theme each day of the week you can pick the one they like best, from Comics to Choose Your Own Adventure. It's for the bigger kids, aged 7-12 and is $45 a session, but the funds go back in to 100 Story Building, an organisation that assists kids in the community who are struggling with literacy.
For all the details.
6) Let the kids get crafty - 3D Adventure Scene in a Jar
This is a post from over at Be A Fun Mum. It doesn't need supervision, or hot glue guns or sparkly fabric. I think my girls will enjoy a few hours doing this one. Click over to the blog post for all the details:
7) Royal Melbourne Show.
It's heaven for kids. Can be hell for parents, but hey, that's why you had kids isn't it - to be able to spend all your cash on watching them smile at the joy of a ride, or laugh at the knowing feeling of having to only pick one (maybe two) showbags from the gazillions that are there. The show also has all the animals and fireworks and crafts and foods and just so so so much stuff to check out.
My tip - wear comfortable shoes, pack a brolly in your handbag, and get the train. Plan a rest day following.
There are too many great things to list, check them all out here.
8) Even More IdeasLot's of the ideas in the July post are still relevant - the Chocolate Factory is apparently tops, if you go, I'd love some of the peppermint chocolate please.
Don't forget to leave a comment if you would like to see the dance spectacular Lord of the Dance, either here of facebook is totally fine.
If you know of any other great things happening these holidays, feel free to include them in the comments too.