School Holiday Ideas

Thinking of ways to keep children entertained, busy and learning throughout school holidays can sometimes be challenging. Keeping this in mind, we have put together a few activities and resources to assist. All these suggestions are either free or very low cost!

Visiting your local library

Did you know local libraries often have FREE school holiday activities? On top of the free holiday activities at your local library, you can also (for free):

  1. Borrow books or put them on hold
  2. Sit, relax and read a book in a warm, welcoming environment
  3. Use the computers and internet
  4. Attend storytime and rhyme time sessions – great for toddlers and pre schoolers!
  5. Find out about other local activities and programs
  6. Meet other community members and families

Not sure where your nearest local library is? Below is a list of libraries close to Our Place sites. If your location is not listed below, you can simply Click here to find your nearest library.

Our Place SiteLocal Library
CarltonThe Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
DovetonDoveton Library
Frankston NorthFrankston Library
MooroopnaMooroopna Library
MorwellMorwell Library
Northern BayCorio Library
RobinvaleRobinvale Community Library
SeymourSeymour Customer and Library Service Centre
WestallWestall Library

Finding and visiting a Street Library

Have you heard of street libraries? Street libraries are found in neighbours front yards and often look a bit like a letterbox with books in it. They are accessible from the street and are designed for the whole community to use. The books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them and when they are done, they can return them or pass them on to friends. Click here to find your nearest street library!

Participating in local council school holiday activities and programs

Did you know many local councils offer school holiday activities and programs for FREE or low cost? The best way to find out what programs and activities are happening locally to you is by visiting your local council’s website or Facebook Page. Not sure who your local council is? Below is a list of local councils that Our Place sites are located within. If your location is not listed below, you can simply click here, put in your postcode and find out who your local council is.

Our Place SiteLocal Council
CarltonCity of Melbourne
DovetonCity of Casey
Frankston NorthFrankston City Council
MooroopnaGreater Shepparton City Council
MorwellLatrobe City Council
Northern BayCity of Greater Geelong
RobinvaleSwan Hill Rural City Council
SeymourMitchell Shire Council
WestallKingston City Council

Our Place Mooroopna’s DIY Bunny Activity

Our Mooroopna Site has shared this very cheap, easy and adorable craft activity that anyone can do! These can also make for a great gift for family members and friends. Click Here to download step by step instructions and make your own bunny.

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