Presented by Central Geelong Marketing, Central Geelong’s Summer Fun Guide is your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained these school holidays.
From treasure hunts and self-guided trails, to exhibitions, arts, crafts and drama workshops – not to mention excellent special offers and goodies to redeem – the Summer Fun Guide is jam-packed with fun and free activities to enjoy right through until January 31.
Download your free Summer Fun Guide at www.centralgeelong.com.au/school-holiday and check out some of our favourite highlights below.
Central Geelong Summer Treasure Hunt
January 15 – 27
Put on your walking shoes and head into Central Geelong for a treasure hunt the kids will love. Download the Treasure Hunt map and start exploring. At each stop, children aged 3-12 years can collect a free treasure. Find a word clue in the posters on the windows at each location – find all the clues for your chance to win $300 worth of vouchers from participating businesses. The map is available from January 13.
Geelong Gallery virtual events
January 18 – 29
Join Geelong Gallery at home for a fun, virtual adventure to explore its current exhibitions, followed by a video workshop to create your own artwork. Activities suitable for children aged from three years old to 16 years.
How Geelong Works – City Adventure
National Wool Museum
Take the family on a free adventure to discover how Geelong works. Collect an exclusive James Gulliver Hancock map and clues to uncover some surprising details about the design of Geelong. Find key sites around Central Geelong and collect features to add to your map. Maps can be collected from the National Wool Museum or Visitor Information Centres in Central Geelong.
Me and Uoouoo: The Royal Children’s Hospital 150 Anniversary Art Trail
January 20 – March 21
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Children’s Hospital with the ‘Me and UooUoo’ Art Trail. Discover dozens of UooUoo’s – an imaginary Australian creature, designed by Australian artists – across Central Geelong’s laneways, streets, parks and public spaces.
NIDA Drama School Holiday Program
Geelong Arts Centre
January 18 – 20
Whether it’s your child’s first drama class or you have an aspiring artist in your home, the National Institute of Dramatic Art open school holiday program will stretch their artistic muscles and inspire self-confidence and creative expression.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56
National Wool Museum
Daily until May 2, 10am-3pm
The National Wool Museum is excited to be the exclusive Victorian home of the much-loved Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56 from the Natural History Museum, London. This exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
Baking Bliss DIY Decorating Packs
10am-5pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Baking Bliss in Ryrie Street is offering cupcake and cookie decorating packs. Designs include Bluey, Bingo, Monster Truck, Motorbike, Peppa Pig and more. Packs are available in-store but pre-order to avoid disappointment by calling 0422 142 852 or visiting www.facebook.com/BakingBlissGeelong
Eastern Beach Reserve, Sea Baths and Children’s Pool, Waterfront Geelong
Cool off in the enclosed sea baths and children’s pool and enjoy Eastern Beach Reserve’s excellent amenities including barbecues, picnic facilities, a children’s playground and public art. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 11am-6pm.
Dance Tutorials – Ballroom Baby Geelong
Our friends at Ballroom Baby Geelong in Ryrie Street have filmed three dance tutorials to teach your whole family how to cha cha, jive and samba. View the link to the tutorials via www.centralgeelong.com.au/school-holiday
Activate Geelong Bollards
Until April 18
Bring six of Waterfront Geelong’s iconic bollard’s to life through augmented reality. Download the Activate Geelong App in the App Store or Google Play to discover and activate up to six characters.
Westfield Geelong Crafternoons
January 18 – 31
From DIY kite kits to colour-in drink bottles, get creative and enjoy a new take home activity each day at Westfield Geelong. Visit the pop-up cart located near Pandora on the ground floor between 10am-2pm to collect your activity kit. Details: www.westfield.com.au/geelong
Before you visit Central Geelong, download the Summer Fun Guide coupons at www.centralgeelong.com.au to redeem fantastic special offers and discounts (valid until January 31, 2021) from participating businesses. You can also sign up to automatically receive a Kids Fun Guide prior to each school holidays.
Support local businesses and make the most of the school holidays in Central Geelong this summer.