There is still plenty of time to enjoy Central Geelong’s Storyfest these school holidays.
This Central Geelong children’s festival features a glorious program of stories, adventures, fun activities, live performances, hands-on and virtual workshops, competitions and exhibitions.
Check out the week two program highlights below and head to www.centralgeelong.com.au/storyfest to download the free Storyfest program.
Under the Sea photo frame-making
Get hands-on with this fun craft activity at the Carousel. This free activity is running 45-minute sessions on Friday, April 16 at 9.15am and 10am. Bookings are essential.
Join Nic Dacomb’s Bebop Circus in Little Malop Street Central for free circus fun. We are talking tiny bikes, circus tricks, juggling and more. Come down on Friday, April 16 between 11am-1pm, bookings not required.
Augmented Reality Adventure
A hedgehog, a chicken, a panda and a dog are hiding around Central Geelong. Can you find them? All you need is your smartphone or device to discover these lovable animal friends throughout Central Geelong. Download the free ‘Creativitek’ App then look for the ‘Kids AR Fun in Central Geelong’ footpath stickers throughout the city. Simply point your smartphone or device at the image on the stickers to see the magic happen.
For more augmented reality fun, you’ll love the series of cute AR colouring sheets exclusive to Storyfest. Children can colour in their sheet, then bring their colouring to life at home using the Creativitek app. See online for AR footpath sticker and colouring sheet locations.
In partnership with the National Wool Museum and Geelong Botanic Gardens, celebrate local wildlife and discover all there is to know about Geelong’s resident fruit bats. On Bat Day, kids can enjoy fun bat-themed activities.
Batwatch by Day and Night are family-friendly bat information and sighting sessions with fun activities. Bookings essential.
YMCA Rookie Sports
Hosted by Market Square Shopping Centre, Rookie Sports is a multi-sport program designed for children aged 3.5 – 6 years. This free activity focuses on teaching the foundations of ball sports, teamwork and sportsmanship. YMCA Gymnastic Sports will also be running for children aged 1 to school age. It’s play-base is learning while engaging physical development and social skills. Both activities are free and running from 11am-2pm, April 13-15.
Visit the Where’s Wally? Craft Village at Westfield Geelong for some hands-on fun. Here the little ones can create their very own ’Where’s Wally?’ masterpiece or join the Happiness Hunt to search high and low for Wally and his friends. Collect you Happiness Hunt passport card from the Where’s Wally? Craft Village to get started. Both activities are free and running from 10am-2pm, April 12-17.
Learn traditional Indigenous weaving techniques with Platform Arts and create your own unique work. You will be learning from local artists and proud Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong sisters Kelsey and Tarryn Love. This free activity is on April 13, 1.30-2.30pm. Bookings required.
Create flower and plant sculptures from recycled materials in this workshop hosted at Platform Arts. Led by LAB artist in residence George Goodnow, participants will construct flowers and plants from salvaged household materials. Equipment and materials will be supplied, however, feel free to bring along any cardboard packaging from your home. This free activity is on April 15, 1.30-2.30pm. Bookings required.
This fun hands-on construction workshop will have you building an incredible and environmentally-friendly geometric structure with newspaper. Brought to you by the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on April 16, 2.30-3.30pm. Bookings required.
For the full program visit: centralgeelong.com.au/storyfest. Many activities require bookings. Subscribe to Love Central Geelong’s mail list to be the first to receive programs. Visit www.centralgeelong.com.au to subscribe.