Get creative these holidays

Published: 4 April 2024

Two people dressed as characters from Possum Magic hugging

By Creative Victoria

School holidays can be an expensive time, but when you live in the creative state, you don’t have to spend big to keep the kids entertained.

With many creative organisations across the state offering free and low-cost activities, there’s plenty of ways to get creative on a budget these Easter holidays.

Wood & Weather Workshop

Until 12 April (weekdays)

Wood & Weather is an upcoming digital game that is set in a wooden toy city where players control the unpredictable weather. In this workshop, participants can craft their own paper person inspired by Wood & Weather and be one of the first to test the game.

City of Brights Autumn Holiday Workshops

Dudley House, Bendigo Art Gallery
Until 12 April
Tickets up to $12

Like other regional galleries, including Geelong Gallery and Art Gallery of Ballarat, Bendigo Art Gallery is running a fantastic series of kids workshops these holidays.

To celebrate Bendigo Art Gallery’s latest international exhibition Paris: Impressions of Life 1880 – 1925, these workshops will bring Paris to Bendigo with a range of sessions designed for families and children, including clay and cardboard modelling of Parisian building replicas or contributing to a Paris-inspired street mural.

Guru Dudu Silent Disco

Arts Centre Melbourne
Until 13 April

Explore the fabulous Arts Centre Melbourne in the most fun way – while wearing headphones and dance-walking to music and hilarious commentary in this silent disco tour.

Storytime After Dark

State Library Victoria
11 April

State Library Victoria is hosting a special Storytime After Dark, where participants can put on their pyjamas and head to the library after it’s closed to snuggle up and listen to stories and lullabies.

Paper bird workshop

NGV Australia, Fed Square
8 to 10 April

In this workshop by Taungurung artist Cassie Leatham, participants learn about what it means to be an Aboriginal person in Australia. During the lesson, Cassie’s pet budgie Mr Beaky perches on her glasses, blows kisses and practices Taungurung words. Attendees can also learn some Taungurung words, as well as create a paper version of Mr Beaky to take home.

Learn about Kiribati

A female on stage reading with a colourful backgroundFed Square
11 to 14 April

Amongst free kids dance parties and a food festival, Fed Square is also transporting visitors to Kiribati these holidays, with The Flying Canoe, an interactive song, dance and storytelling event, and Ko na Mauri Melbourne!, a celebration of the vibrant traditions of the I-Kiribati community in Victoria, including songs from Kiribati choirs.

Image: The Flying Canoe, supplied MAP Co & The Flying Canoe.

Possum Magic – A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production

Geelong Arts Centre
12 to 13 April
$32 for a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children

See a live stage adaption of Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved picture book Possum Magic, and be dazzled by Grandma Poss and friends.


Artwork in a dark room filled with pink and purple lightImmigration Museum
Until 29 August 2025
Adults $15, kids free

Joy is a celebration of colour, creativity and nostalgia comprising seven joyful installations by Victorian creatives – from a joy generator and runway that visitors are invited to strut on, to a life-sized replica of a 90s video store.

Image: Immigration Museum's Joy exhibition - Joy Generator by Nixi Killick. Photo by Eugene Hyland; Source - Museums Victoria