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Published Friday 10 September 2021
Tags:General, Libraries, Leisure, Media Release

Keep kids entertained these school holidays

As we head into another school holidays with restrictions on activities and socialising, Mitchell Shire Council has five great options to keep the kids entertained.


1. Stay connected with online quizzes, games and activities

If you’re aged 12 to 24, join the Youth Services Team online for regular quizzes, games and activities. There’s even a yoga session for youth from 2.30pm to 3.10pm, on Thursday 23 September. Follow the Mitchell Youth Services Facebook page for more information.

For those who would like to try something creative, there’s a free lino art online activity from 2pm to 3.30pm on Thursday, 30 September. All materials, including carving tool, vinyl plate, paint and roller will be provided.

To register for the lino art activity, email your name, address and phone number to youth@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au before 22 September.

2. Learn all about recycling

Have your kids ever asked: “Where does recycling go after it’s picked up by the truck?” If so, join the Kids Rethink Recycling presentation from 10am to 11.15am, on Thursday 30 September.

During this online session, children will learn what happens to their recycling and what they can do at home to make a difference. Book your spot at www.kidsrethinkrecycling.eventbrite.com.au

3. Get creative with arts and crafts

For those who enjoy arts and crafts, Council’s library services have free click and collect craft activities to pick up.

Children aged 3 to 5 can get sticky with a honeybee activity, while those aged 7 to 14 can test their problem-solving skills in a gravity challenge.

The activity packs can be collected from the Wallan, Kilmore, Broadford and Seymour libraries. Call the library to arrange collection.

4. Keep fit with online workouts

Keep the kids active with our Leisure Services Team’s online fitness classes. There are classes most days with two special family sessions each week. Follow Mitchell Shire Leisure Services’ Facebook page for more details.

5. Discover riding and walking tracks

With warmer days on the way, spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. To find walking, cycling and horse-riding tracks head to the Near Me page on Council’s website.

  • CANCELLED: Melbourne Zoo school holiday excusion
    Tue
    28
    Sep
    When:
    Tuesday 28 September at 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Audience:
    Youth
    Due to COVID restrictions, we've had to cancel this event. Join Mitchell Youth Services and Wallan Gateway for a trip to Melbourne Zoo during the September school holidays.
  • Kids Rethink Recycling
    Thu
    30
    Sep
    When:
    Thursday 30 September at 10:00am - 11:15am
    Where:
    Virtual event
    Audience:
    All welcome
    Join us online to take a peek at what happens to our recycling and learn what you can do locally to make a difference.
  • Lino art online
    Thu
    30
    Sep
    When:
    Thursday 30 September at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Where:
    Virtual event
    Audience:
    Youth
    Learn how to do lino art these school holidays with this free online workshop.

Comments from Mayor Councillor Rhonda Sanderson

“We’re not able to hold our normal holiday program due to COVID restrictions, but we’ve pulled together an exciting range of activities.

“It can be hard to keep the kids entertained over the break without spending hundreds of dollars. These activities are fun, budget-friendly and provide a great opportunity for people to connect.

This page was last updated on 23 September 2021.