There’s loads of fun to be had these winter school holidays with the release of Central Geelong Marketing’s Winter Central Geelong Kids Fun Guide – it’s your guide to what's happening online and in Central Geelong these school holidays from Saturday 27 June to Sunday 12 July 2020.  

The program, presented by Central Geelong Marketing, is a mix of educational and entertaining online and downloadable activities for kids to do at home. Plus, there are some exciting self-guided and small group activities to welcome families back into Central Geelong that meet COVID-19 physical distancing and gathering restrictions.

Highlights of the ‘Winter Kids Fun Guide’ include:

Central Geelong Kids Treat Hunt
Put on your walking shoes and head into Central Geelong for a yummy treat hunt. Find the treat clues on the posters in the windows of participating businesses. Find all the clues for your chance to WIN $250 worth of vouchers from participating businesses. At each stop the first 100 kids (aged 3-12 years) can redeem a free treat (while stocks last). There are five stops on the Kids Treat Hunt to find. The treats, provided by Central Geelong businesses include a party pie, kids ice cream, a protein ball, a hot chocolate and a cup cake. Download the Kids Treat Hunt trail map at www.centralgeelong.com.au/events/kids-treat-hunt/ and start exploring.

Central Geelong Cardboard Challenge @ Home
Children aged 5-12 years are invited to create cardboard versions of Central Geelong buildings or landmarks at home during these school holidays. Kids can use their creativity and build something awesome out of cardboard and other recycled materials found at home using their imaginations. When complete, simply take a photo of the build and enter the competition for a chance to WIN $250 worth of gift vouchers. Visit www.centralgeelong.com.au/events/115966 for details on the challenge, great instructional videos and how to enter information. 

Central Geelong Kids Fun Challenge
Explore Central Geelong and the Waterfront with a 90-minute scavenger hunt for families. Chase down tasks by passing through GPS hotspots or scanning images around town using a smartphone or tablet. Teams are asked to answer trivia questions along the way, shoot videos, take photos and send in free form answers. All teams competing in the challenge can enter the competition for their chance to win $250 worth of vouchers from Central Geelong businesses. It’s a great way to get out and about with the kids as a small family group while gathering limits and restrictions are still in place. Visit
www.centralgeelong.com.au/events/kids-fun-challenge to download the app and more details.

Cooking Curries
Participate in a unique cultural Sri Lankan cooking experience for the senses at Rook Sri Lankan Fusion on 6 and 13 July. Learn to cook dhal, rice and a yummy hopper during the 90-minute sessions. Each child will receive a take home curry pack, recipe and a certificate of participation for just $5 per child (plus booking fee). The kids will be cooking for you in no time. Suitable for 8-12 years. There is a limit of six children per session and all attendees must adhere to social distancing and hygiene requirements. Bookings: Essential
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=629391&

Plus, there are fantastic at home activities from the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Geelong Gallery, National Wool Museum, Kaisercraft, Riot Art & Craft, Smiggle and Lincraft. Ballroom Baby Geelong has filmed three dance tutorials to teach the whole family Cha Cha, Jive and Samba via YouTube and keep an eye out for Ballroom Baby’s Central Geelong Tik Tok dance coming soon.

Don’t forget the Winter School Holiday’s fall within the Tastes of Central Geelong and there are wonderful food themed activities for the kids including Donut Decorating at P&G Gallery, become a Cupcake Chef at Twisted Dessert Bar or enter a colouring competition at Augustus Gelatery.

To find out more about these activities including dates, times and how to book and to see special offers from Central Geelong businesses, get the Winter Central Geelong Kids Fun Guide at www.centralgeelong.com.au/school-holiday

It’s more important than ever to encourage local people to think about buying products and services they need locally first. If you are wondering about what you can do to support local Central Geelong businesses now, and in the future, make sure that you look for every opportunity to shop, spend, support and buy the products and services you need from local businesses. It also helps when you follow the businesses you like on social media. Simply liking and following their pages, giving them a shout out for great products and services or leaving a review can help other customers find them.

To find out more about what’s happening in Central Geelong or to find a product or service you need in Central Geelong, download the Love Central Geelong app or visit www.centralgeelong.com.au/find for a full business directory of Central Geelong businesses and find up to date information about how businesses are doing things differently as they re-open.