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 and not to mention excellent special offers and goodies to redeem, the Summer Fun Guide is jam packed with fun and free activities to enjoy in Central Geelong right through until the 31 January.
Download your free Summer Fun Guide at www.centralgeelong.com.au/school-holiday and check out some of favourite highlights below.
Central Geelong Summer Treasure Hunt
15th – 27th January 2021
Put on your walking shoes and head into Central Geelong for a fun and free summery treasure hunt the kids will love!
Download the Treasure Hunt map at www.centralgeelong.com.au/school-holiday and start exploring from 15th January. At each stop, children aged 3-12 years can collect a free treasure from participating businesses and 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 treasure hunt businesses. The map will be available to download from 13th January.
Geelong Gallery Virtual Events and Workshops
18th – 29th January, Geelong Gallery
Join Geelong Gallery from Monday 18th - Friday 29th January at home for a fun, virtual adventure to explore Geelong Gallery’s current exhibitions, followed by a video workshop to create your own artwork.
With activities suitable for children aged 3 years old right up to 16 years old, these interesting and engaging workshops will book out quickly! For more information visit www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on
How Geelong Works – City Adventure
10am – 3pm Daily, National Wool Museum
Take the family on a free adventure to discover how Geelong works with the National Wool Museum. 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. For more information visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/nwm
Me and Uoouoo: The Royal Children’s Hospital 150 Anniversary Art Trail
20th January to 21st March 2021
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Children’s Hospital with the ‘Me and UooUoo’ (pronounced you-you) Art Trail.Commencing 20th January, discover dozens of Uoo Uoo’s – an imaginary Australian creature, designed by Australian artists - across Central Geelong’s laneways, streets, parks and public spaces. This colourful outdoor adventure is free and will help raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital. For more information visit www.uoouoo.org.au
NIDA Drama School Holiday Program
18th – 20th January, Geelong Arts Centre
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) brings its drama school holiday program to the Geelong Arts Centre! Whether it’s your child’s first drama class or you have an aspiring artist in your home, NIDA’s open school holiday program will stretch their artistic muscles in a safe and inclusive environment that inspires self-confidence and creative expression. For more information and bookings visit www.open.nida.edu.au
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56, National Wool Museum
Daily until 2nd May, 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. For more information visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/nwm/default.aspx
Baking Bliss DIY Decorating Packs
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Cupcake and cookie decorating is a super fun activity for the kids these holidays! Baking Bliss in Ryrie Street is offering cupcake and cookie decorating packs including cupcakes or cookies, buttercream icing and 3 types of decorations. With designs including Bluey, Bingo, Monster Truck, Motorbike, Peppa Pig and more, the packs are available in store but to avoid disappointment, be sure to pre order your pack by calling 0422 142 852 or visiting www.facebook.com/BakingBlissGeelong
Eastern Beach Reserve, Sea Baths and Children’s Pool
Daily, Waterfront Geelong
Cool off in the enclosed sea baths and children’s pool and enjoy Eastern Beach Reserve’s excellent amenities including BBQ’s, picnic facilities, a children’s playground and public art. With lifeguards on duty daily from 11am – 6pm, Eastern Beach Reserve is a fantastic and free way to beat the summer heat.
Ballroom Baby Geelong
Did somebody say Cha Cha Cha? 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 18th April 2021
Bring 6 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 and learn more about their interesting history!
Westfield Geelong Crafternoons
18th – 31st January 2021, Westfield Geelong
From DIY kite kits to colour in drink bottles, get creative and enjoy a new take home activity each day between 18th – 31st January at Westfield Geelong. Visit the pop up cart located near Pandora on the ground floor between 10am – 2pm to collect your activity kit. And don’t forget to download the free Westfield App to receive a bonus gift! 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 from participating Central Geelong businesses, valid until 31st January 2021.
Support local businesses and make the most of the school holidays in Central Geelong this summer! Head to www.centralgeelong.com.au for everything you need to know about activity session times, terms and conditions and bookings. You can also sign up to automatically receive a Kids Fun Guide prior to each school holidays.
Please remember to follow the government guidelines relating to social distancing, hygiene and gathering restrictions when visiting Central Geelong.
Happy School Holidays!