What’s on in Melton
Whats On In Melton
Cuddle dingo cubs, Harry Potter trivia, science workshops and more.
Published 06 July

With a big calendar of weekend and school holiday activities happening across Melton, there’s no need to day trip out of the city. Stay local and take the family out to these upcoming events – there’s something to keep everyone happy and active.

 

Kids’ Science and Biology Workshops

Woodgrove’s school holiday program has the kids covered with fun, experiential learning. Award-winning scientist Dr Lorien Parker (aka Dr Loz) will lead The Little Life Lab workshops, giving kids an insight into the human body’s immune and digestive systems, as well as offering a hands-on exploration of the natural wonders of fruit and veggies.

Various sessions 2–13 July.

More information on The Little Life Lab, head here

Find the full Woodgrove School Holidays program here 

 

Meet the Dingo Cubs

It’s not often that we encounter Australia’s native dog up close. This month the Dingo Discovery Research Centre is hosting a “meet and cuddle” with adorable dingo pups. Despite their reputation in the media, dingos are not aggressive towards humans but rather skittish. Kids and adults alike are invited to learn about the threatened species at the research centre’s special event.

Various sessions throughout July.

Note: children must be over 7 years old to visit.

$35-$49

Purchase tickets online here 

Dingo Discovery Research Centre, 366-400 Gisborne-Melton Road, Toolern Vale

 

Spot Local Indigenous Plants

As part of NAIDOC Week, Melton City Council is running a guided walk through the Melton Botanic Garden to show us the amazing plants in our own backyard. Get the tour of native plants including bush tucker plants you can eat. The walk will be followed by a morning tea.

Friday 13 July 2018, 10am-12pm

Melton Botanic Garden Depot and Plant Nursery, 21 Williams Street, Melton

More information here

 

Kids Exercise Sessions

This program is run for the little ones aged between 1 and 12. Get Activated, Stay Motivated will allow kids to have a go at a range of sports and exercise activities in the one place.

$6 per child

Wednesday 11 July, 10am-12 midday

Melton Indoor Recreation Centre, 209 Coburns Road, Melton West

Bookings essential 

 

Coding Basics

Make screen time a worthwhile exercise by introducing the kids to basic coding principles. These sessions for kids between 7-12 will equip them with the basic knowhow to create their very own game.

Monday sessions running all through August at Melton Library.

Attendance is required at all sessions.

Bookings essential. Book here

Melton Library, 31 McKenzie St, Melton

 

Quizz-Itch Time

Hogwarts witches and wizards, now’s your time to shine. Test your knowledge on everything Harry Potter with this Quizz-Itch trivia session. Expect a spelling bee, audio-visual teasers, drawing games and prizes for the best dressed. Recommended for ages 6-14.

Friday 6 July 2pm-3.30pm

Bookings essential. Book here  

Melton Library, 31 McKenzie St, Melton

 

Draw your Selfie

Way back before smartphones there was the mirror, pencil and paper. At these sessions, artist Katrina Fisicaro will guide you through a number of drawing exercises. By the end of the class, you’ll have a small collection of studies including a detailed self-portrait.

One-off classes: Tuesday 10, 17, 24 July, 6pm-9pm 

18 + only

Bookings essential. Book here

Caroline Springs Library, 193-201 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs

Weekly Music Studio Sessions

Know any budding musicians? Get them down to the studio sessions at Melton Library where professional trainers will help them record their songs, whether they love singing, playing or making beats. Recommended for ages 14-25.

Weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 4pm-6pm

Free

Melton Library, 31 McKenzie St, Melton