Summer fun in Moonee Valley over school holidays

Monday, 4 December 2017

Kids can find out what it’s like to join the circus with a range of fun school holiday activities planned in Moonee Valley this summer.

Moonee Valley Mayor, Cr John Sipek, said the school holidays are a great opportunity for children of all ages to get out of the house, learn new activities and make new friends with plenty of free and low-cost programs on offer.

“Activities range from AFL workshops and theatre performances to breakdancing and learning how to hula hoop,” Cr Sipek said.

“We have a special circus theme at the Clocktower Centre these holidays where kids can watch acrobats and performers roller skate and unicycle while spinning plates and doing magic. They can also learn some cool circus skills themselves.”

“We also have a whole range of films on offer to keep them entertained including A Bug’s Life, Cinderella and Wreck-It Ralph.”

Check out our School Holiday Programs page each school holidays to see what’s on offer.

Moonee Valley Libraries

For bookings visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/libraries
Phone: 8325 1900

  • Ascot Vale Library, 165 Union Road, Ascot Vale
  • Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, 69 Military Road, Avondale Heights
  • Flemington Library, 313 Racecourse Rd, Flemington
  • Niddrie Library, 483 Keilor Road, Niddrie
  • Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

UN-BORED GAMES
Game-on! Join us for some old-fashioned fun playing games that don’t require a computer.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds. Free, bookings necessary.
Monday, 15 January, 2pm-3pm, Sam Merrifield Library
Tuesday, 16 January, 2pm-3pm, Niddrie Library
Wednesday, 17 January, 11am-12pm, Avondale Heights Library
Thursday, 18 January, 11am-12pm, Flemington Library
Thursday, 18 January, 2pm-3pm, Ascot Vale Library

FILM: WRECK-IT RALPH
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG, 1 hr 41 mins. Suitable for primary school aged children. Free, bookings necessary.
Thursday, 18 January, 2pm-3.45pm, Avondale Heights Library
Thursday, 18 January, 2pm-3.45pm, Flemington Library

STRESS LESS ABOUT SCHOOL
Starting back at school can be stressful! Mindfulness is a way to handle stress. This workshop will give you tools to help you get in the right headspace for the 2018 school year. Suitable for 12-16 year olds. Free, bookings necessary.
Monday, 22 January, 2pm-3pm, Sam Merrifield Library
Tuesday, 23 January, 2pm-3pm, Flemington Library

Flemington Community Centre

25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington

BREAKDANCING
Our teachers will break down the moves and talk about the different breakdancing styles in this fun introduction to breakdancing. Suitable for children aged 5+ years.
Wednesday, 17 January, 1pm-2.30pm

AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL ENCOUNTER
Come face to face with insects and reptiles in this informative session about Australian animals. Suitable for children aged 4+ years.
Thursday, 18 January, 3.30pm-4.30pm

CLAY CREATIONS
From pinch pots to fantastical creatures, come and have fun with clay and make something special to take home. Suitable for children aged 3+ years.
Tuesday, 23 January, 1pm-2pm

AFL WITH THE HUDDLE
Join our friends from the Huddle at North Melbourne Football club for an AFL football session suitable for beginners right through to advanced. Suitable for children aged 5+ years.
Thursday, 25 January, 10am-11.30am

All activities cost $4 / $2 concession. Booking and payment are to be made prior to commencement of activity. Enrolments open Wednesday, 3 January 2018. Book early to avoid disappointment. Each child may enrol in a maximum of three activities. Parents/guardians are expected to attend with their children.

For further information contact the Flemington Community Centre on 8325 1800 or fcc@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Bowes Avenue Community Centre

27-31 Bowes Avenue, Airport West

BREAKDANCING
Our teachers will break down the moves and talk about the different breakdancing styles in this fun introduction to breakdancing. Suitable for children aged 5+ years.
Wednesday, 17 January, 10am-11.30am

AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL ENCOUNTER
Come face to face with insects and reptiles in this informative session about Australian animals. Suitable for children aged 4+ years.
Thursday, 18 January, 10am-11am

CLAY CREATIONS
From pinch pots to fantastical creatures, come and have fun with clay and make something special to take home. Suitable for children aged 3+ years.
Tuesday, 23 January, 10am-11am

All activities cost $3 per session. Booking and payment are to be made prior to commencement of activity. Enrolments open Wednesday, 3 January 2018. Book early to avoid disappointment. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information contact Bowes Avenue Community Centre on 8325 1890 or 8325 1800 or email bowesavcc@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Clocktower Centre

750 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds
Box office: 9243 9191

FAMILY MOVIES AT THE CLOCKTOWER

A Bug’s Life
Flik is a creative young ant who lives in a colony that is forced to give food, as tribute, to a group of scary grasshoppers. After accidentally knocking all of the food into the river one day with one of his new inventions, he is sent away from the colony. On his journey away from home he excitedly recruits a group of courageous warriors to help save the colony only to find out they are a circus troupe.
Wednesday, 17 January, 11am

Cinderella
When Cinderella’s evil stepmother stops her from going to the Royal Ball with her jealous and cruel stepsisters, she is left devastated. Luckily, she has a Fairy Godmother and some friendly mice who with a little bit of magic make her dreams of going to the ball come true but only until the clock strikes twelve. Will Cinderella make it home in time?
Wednesday, 24 January, 11am

Family Movies at the Clocktower is the perfect way to enjoy a classic film in the comfortable surrounds of your local theatre. All tickets are $8. For more information, visit the Clocktower Centre website or call 9243 9191.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog as they wade through swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and thick oozy, squelchy mud, on their quest to find a bear. With lots of surprises along the way, it's gonna be a big one … but we're not scared! Suited to kids 3 years and older and based on the book written by Michael Rosen & Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Tickets $39.90, Group (4 or more) $34.90
Monday, 22 January, 2pm and 4pm

Crown Street Stables

40 Crown St, Flemington

SLIP SLOP SLAP, SUN SMART PROGRAM WITH HEY DEE HO
Have fun pretending to be outside in the sunshine as you learn about sun safety. Once everyone is sun smart, Hey Dee Ho will take you on a musical adventure where everyone gets to join in singing, dancing and playing along. Each concert includes 45 minutes of entertainment.
Monday, 15 January, 10.30am-12.30pm

RETRO GAMES DAY
Put down the iPads and video games and get outside to experience some old fashioned fun. With giant games, retro games and sporting activities, bring the kids down for a fun morning.
Wednesday, 17 January, 10am-12 noon

ROAD SAFETY WITH HEY DEE HO
Come along for this fun session all about road safety. Use your imagination to go on a wonderful journey into the city. Go shopping, visit the park and have some lunch while being safe and aware. Each concert includes 45 minutes of entertainment with songs, puppets and musical instruments.
Wednesday, 24 January, 10.30am-12.30pm

Places are limited for all events. RSVPs are essential by calling 9243 8748.

Active and outdoor activities

KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER!
Cool off this summer at one of our outdoor and indoor swimming pools, with special features including waterslides, giant pool inflatables and water bumper boats.

East Keilor Leisure Centre
82 Quinn Grove, East Keilor
Visit East Keilor Leisure Centre's website for more information.

Queens Park Swimming Pool
13 The Strand, Moonee Ponds
Visit Queens Park Pool's website for full details.

Ascot Vale Leisure Centre
Corner Langs and Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
For more information visit Ascot Vale Leisure Centre's website 

JUNIOR RANGERS
The Junior Rangers program is a fun way for kids to get outdoors and interact with the natural world in parks across Moonee Valley. Find out about the kits and print your own Junior Rangers guide at home by visiting the Junior Rangers page.

THE ESSENDON TRAFFIC SCHOOL
Corner Albion and Lawson Streets, Essendon
Essendon Traffic School is a great place for kids to practice riding their bicycles while learning about road rules. Complete with road signs, railway bells and traffic lights, this mini road set up for kids aged two to ten years will be open this school holidays. Note that the traffic school is not open on public holidays.
For opening hours and costs visit the Essendon Traffic School page.

RIVERSIDE GOLF AND TENNIS CENTRE
Newsom Street, Ascot Vale
Treat your child to a fun and challenging Golf, Tennis or Netball Clinic, with other fun activities included too! All clinics will be conducted by professional instructors and snacks will be provided.
For more information, visit Riverside's website or call them on 9938 4545.

Media enquiries:
Sarah Schwager, A/Coordinator Media and Issues
Phone: 03 9243 8813; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 10:25 PM