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Published Monday 6 January 2020
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School holiday fun upon us

Mitchell Shire’s Council libraries, leisure centres and youth rooms are jam-packed with school holiday programs.

These free or low-cost activities are sure to keep children and teenagers cool and entertained during these school holidays.

On Monday 13 January, the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre will feature the first ever “Attack of the Plastic Time Monsters” show.

Created and performed by two of Melbourne’s finest comedians and following a sell-out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the theatrical comedy show raises awareness about littering and ocean health.

This is a free show, but spaces are limited so be sure to register your spot via the Mitchell Shire Council Facebook page.

The VICSWIM five-day intensive Learn to Swim Program will teach water safety beginning at Broadford Outdoor Pool and Seymour Outdoor Pool on Monday 6 January, Kilmore Leisure Centre and Seymour Indoor Pool on Monday 13 January and Tallarook Outdoor Pool on Monday 20 January.

The Outdoor Pools’ Summer Series are fun pool events with live music and a pool inflatable ($4.80 per child). These events will take place at Broadford Outdoor Pool on Sunday 5 January and Seymour War Memorial Pool on Sunday 26 January.

Children aged 8 to 12 can get creative at the Kilmore Leisure Centre on Tuesday 14 January and Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre on Friday 12 January with everything they need to make jewellery or tackle serious Lego, and best of all it’s free.

Young people aged between 12 and 24 can write and record their own music at the Pop-up Recording Studio at Wallan Youth Room from Monday 13 January to Thursday 16 January and at Seymour Flexible Learning Centre from Monday 20 January to Thursday 23 January.

Other free events include an interactive robotics program where you can build and code a robot at the Greater Beveridge Community Centre on Thursday 16 January (ages 10 to 14) and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Hadfield Park on Wednesday 22 January (up to five years old, older siblings welcome).

For a full timetable of school holidays activities, more information and booking details, please visit our school holidays events page or Council’s Facebook Page.

Bookings for all events are essential. Get in quick secure your place now. You can also visit Discover Mitchell for other ideas and interesting things to see and do across the shire and the online.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor David Lowe

“We have a variety of fun and educational activities to keep the children entertained this school holidays without breaking the bank,” he said.

“School holidays are an exciting time for our youngest residents and this summer we have plenty of events to keep them entertained. Whether it be a world class robotics show or a swim at the local pool Council offers a variety of entertainment.

“We have put a lot of hard work into our facilities and programs to ensure people of all ages are able to enjoy themselves. I hope to see as many people out and about in Mitchell Shire this summer.”

This page was last updated on 21 May 2020.