Local school holiday activities

Find out where to spend time with the kids these school holidays with our favourite affordable activities around Melbourne’s west.

Circus Skills Workshop

Award-winning Circus Trick Tease group are holding a circus workshop for kids of all ages in Werribee! Join the workshop 11:00am–12:30pm on Tuesday 25 September for $15. Make sure you book online here to secure tickets to this funny, high-skilled show at Kelly Park Centre!

Image courtesy of Circus Trick Tease website.

Book tickets here.


Werribee Open Range Zoo

Did you know kids under 16 can visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo for free on weekends and during school holidays? Lose your bearings as you dive deep into the jungle, peeking a look at the giraffes and zebras through the trees from your safari truck. Come face to face with a gorilla, a lion, or perhaps a bison.

Don’t miss the Zoo Keeper Talks and several other special events on during the school holidays like Zoovie Night on Saturday 22 September, with an exclusive outdoor screening of The Lion King.

Visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo website here.


Werribee Park and Mansion

Built in 1877 as residential and working buildings for a large farm, the Werribee Park and Mansion takes visitors back in time. Explore the billiard room, main bedrooms, reception rooms and surrounding grounds which includes a sculpture walk in the mansion gardens, featuring 29 artworks from Australia’s leading sculptors. Information brochures, audio guides and tickets for the mansion can be purchased at reception.

Find out more about Werribee Park here.


Village Cinemas

Feel like getting cosy in a big cinema chair and catching a flick on the big screen? Village Cinemas at Pacific Werribee is just the place. With family tickets starting from $40, everyone can enjoy the latest movies. Keep an eye out for Small Foot, Antman, Christopher Robin and Luis and the Aliens, all in cinemas these holidays. Every weekend Village Cinemas also brings back an all-time favourite film for the whole family, with tickets only $5 each.

Visit the Village Cinemas website here.



Timezone turns 40 this year and it’s time to celebrate! With a huge range of arcade games, including air hockey, shooting hoops and claw machines, you’ll be able to keep the kids entertained for hours. Timezone Werribee also has laser tag for those daring to don the vests and head into the dark maze of obstacles. You can save money these school holidays with 30 or 90 minute unlimited play packages.

Visit the Timezone website here.



Scienceworks is hosting fun activities for kids of all ages these school holidays. Travel back in time in the Pumping Station tours or take a journey into the future with Spacewalks and rocket shows. Learn about the planets, the stars and everything in between. Tickets are under $15 and include all shows.

Image courtesy of Scienceworks website.

Visit the Science works website here.