Summer learning opportunities

Check out what’s planned around Victoria in the next few months.Here are some events around Victoria you could add to your child’s educational program this summer.

Community groups and organisations often run programs for children in December and January. We’ve collated a few, and highlighted relevant learning areas.

For more activities like these, look for libraries, galleries, museums and community organisations in your local area.

Junior Rangers Activities

Around Victoria | Ongoing | Free

Explore and learn about your local beaches, bushland, plants and animals in guided activities with a real park ranger.

Learning areas include: sciences, health and physical education (HPE), humanities

NGV Kids Summer Festival

Melbourne | 11–19 January | Free

Nine days of artist-led activities, performances, music and dance. There’s hip-hop, drawing, and an Auslan art tour!

Learning areas include: humanities, the arts, information communication technology and design technology (ICTDT)

Museum of Play and Art

Geelong | Opens 7 January | Ticketed

A new museum intended for young children, featuring exhibits designed to inspire creativity and opportunities for play-based learning.

Learning areas include: the arts, ICTDT

Goldfields Libraries School Holiday Program

Greater Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Loddon | 2–24 January | Free

Lego, robotics, craft, reading activities, gaming and more.

Learning areas include: English, ICTDT, the arts

YMCA Grampians School Holiday Program

Ararat, Stawell, Portland, Ballarat | 13–24 January | Paid bookings

A variety of physical and creative activities over two weeks.

Learning areas include: HPE, the arts, English, humanities

10 Minute Dance Parties

Melbourne | 16–19, 21–24 January | Free

Quick sessions of moving and shaking for all ages in a converted shipping container outside Arts Centre Melbourne.

Learning areas include: HPE, the arts