What's On - Children & Family Events
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All For Kids Market
|Venue:||Our Lady of Southern Cross P.School / Howqua Way: Wyndham Vale|
|Date:||'Saturday 25th of May'|
|Time:||9am - 1pm|
|Fee:||Adults: $3 Kids: Free|
|Booking:||0431 710 786|
|Pre-Loved, New, Handmade!|
Medibank Icehouse's Winter Skate Festival
|Date:||'June 1st to August 31st'|
|To welcome the winter weather Medibank Icehouse's Winter Skate Festival is bigger and better than ever with fun activities and giveaways including a jam packed school holiday program.|
Winter Skate Festival program from June 1st to August 31st will include:
Family happy hour: every Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 1pm there will be a dedicated family rink, free beginner lessons and skate aids provided free of charge
Themed evenings: this includes Tight Ice Tuesday and Glow weekends
Free Beginner lessons: will run every weekend with four free lessons daily during the school holidays
Under 8's Ice Fun: Under 8's and parents can go on the ice in shoes to gain their confidence and then take part in lots of ice play fun
The school holiday program 29th of June to 14th of July will include:
All of the above as well as:
Free ‘How to skate backwards” lessons
Skating demos through the day
Meet and greets with the resident Yeti
Pass outs to the show play area at Harbour Town Shopping Centre
Mother's Day at Sydney Living Museums
|Venue:||Sydney Living Museums|
|Fee:||FREE entry for mums |
|Treat mum to a special Mother's Day at Sydney Living Museums. With FREE entry for mums why not explore our beautiful houses, museums and gardens. |
Find the perfect present for Mum among our unique selection of gifts or pamper Mum with a special breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at our wonderful cafes and restaurants.
Market Chef 2013
|Date:||'From Wednesday 24th of April'|
|Time:||10am - 11am|
|MARKET CHEF sees students from high schools across the Sunshine Coast work their foodie magic in the outdoor kitchen every Wednesday from 10am - 11am during Term 2, with eight weeks of cooking demonstrations.|
Market Manager Peter Homan says the MARKET CHEF 'cook-offs' are a real challenge for the students as they are only told the theme – not the particular recipes - prior to each week. This keeps the young Market Chefs on their toes!
The 2013 MARKET CHEF participants are: St Teresa's Catholic College, Maroochydore State High School, St Andrew's Anglican College, Burnside State High School, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Unity College Caloundra, Noosa District State High School, Immanuel Lutheran College.
Australia's premier 'Toy and Game Expo'
|Venue:||The Dome, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park|
|Date:||'Queen's Birthday long weekend, 8th - 10th of June, 2013'|
|Fee:||$50 Family of 5, $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Child, free for children under 4 years of age.|
|With no other events of its kind in the country, the organisers are determined to make this year's Expo even bigger and better than it was last year in a bid to keep the passion that they stirred up for new and classic toys, games, hobbies and interactive, family fun, alive! Families will have the opportunity to test out the latest in toys and games from around the world and play with everything from Slot Cars, the N-Strike Elite Nerf Arena and The Trash Pack through to Play-Doh, Lego, the latest board games and all of the classics like chess.|
Thomas & Friends Sydney
|Venue:||Open to children of all ages, the Thomas & Friends reading events are taking place throughout Sydney at Toys'R'Us, Target and Myer.|
|Date:||'April 20th - May 25th'|
|Saturday April 20th: Toys'R'Us, Moore Park at 10am-11am|
Saturday May 11th: Target Bondi at 10am-11am
Target, Warringah Mall at 3pm-4pm
Sunday May 12th: Target, Shellharbour at 10am-11am
Sunday May 19th: Target, Penrith at 12pm – 1pm
Target Miranda at 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Saturday May 25th: Myer Sydney Pitt Street Mall: 3pm-4pm
Thomas & Friends
|Venue:||Open to children of all ages, the Thomas & Friends reading events are taking place throughout Melbourne at Toys'R'Us, Target and Myer.|
|Date:||'20th of April - 25th of May'|
|Saturday April 20th: Toys'R'Us, Chadstone at 10am-11am|
Toys'R'Us, Doncaster at 3pm-4pm
Saturday May 11th: Target, Melbourne City at 10am-11am
Target, High Point West at 3pm-4pm
Sunday May 12th: Target, Knox City at 10am-11am
Target Southland at 3pm-4pm
Saturday May 25th: Myer Melbourne Bourke Street Mall at 3pm-4pm
Why Do I Love Movies? Ask Students in New Film Competition
|Date:||'Entry forms must be completed (and films and stills uploaded)by 5pm on Monday 1 July 2013.'|
|IPAF and ATOM announce call for entries for the inaugural MY STORY MY CONTENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION.|
Students of all ages will focus on the value of creativity in the My Story My Content Short Film Competition announced today by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).
Entries do not have to fit into any one genre, and may be fiction or non-fiction. They may be live-action, animation, or a combination of both.
Sydney Monorail’s School Holiday Program
|Venue:||Sydney Monorail: Darling Harbour |
|Time:||Open 7am – 10pm Monday – Friday, 8am – 10pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays |
|Families and friends are invited to come and check out the many fun activities while riding on the Sydney Monorail’s last ever school holidays journey.|
After 25 years of service as an iconic landmark and Darling Harbour attraction, Sydney Monorail will close forever on 30th of June 2013. People travelling on the Monorail can make their own special memories as they take a ride on the last April school holiday rounds.
From the excitement of Paddy's Markets and Chinatown (Paddy's Markets station) to the Luminous interactive light show at Darling Quarter playground (Convention station), the stunning views from Sydney Tower Eye (City Centre station) or The Australian Museum's Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures exhibition (Galeries Victoria station), the Monorail is the perfect way to get about the city these school holidays.
A Convict in the Family?
|Venue:||Museum of Sydney|
|Date:||'13th of April - 14th of July 2013'|
|Time:||Open daily 10am - 5pm|
|Fee:||Adult $10, Child/Concession $5, Family $20, Members free|
|From Saturday 13 April, Sydney Living Museums, will present an inspiring exhibition at the Museum of Sydney that unlocks the history of 40 living Australians and connects them with their convict heritage.|
Comprising large-scale photographs by documentary photographer, Mine Konakci, A convict in the family? explores the connection between convict settlers, their living descendants and the petty crimes that changed the course of their family history.