Xmas school holiday activities with water

THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND THE WATER THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

One way or another, kids love being in the water, spraying each other with water, snorkeling or learning about sea creatures.  As it is our primary concern to get kids (and adults!) enjoying the water, we have compiled a list of activities that kids can take part in over these coming Summer school holidays.

Parks Victoria, Junior Rangers, Rock pool Rambles

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rockpools of coastal Victoria. Sturdy shoes required (No thongs).

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This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Where:  Various locations throughout Victoria
When:   Various dates from 4 January 2016

Cost:  Free

Booking Information  http://juniorrangers.com.au/whats-on/

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Half Moon Bay

Cost FREE

More info: http://beachsafe.org.au/beach/vicp052

Where: enter off Beach Road, Black Rock

A popular dive sit for training our Open Water divers, this is also a great picturesque patrolled beach that has a fish and chip shop, restroom facilities and car parking in very close proximity. Makes a lovely day where you can eat your fish and chips on the beach without having to wash the sand off your feet.

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Marine Art Exhibition

Are you handy with a brush or feeling creative?  Marine Education and Science Community Centre (MESAC) is looking for experienced and beginning artists to contribute a piece of art with a marine theme!  See www.mesac.org.au for more information.

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Scuba Rangers, Scuba Culture

The Scuba Rangers program is one of the world’s best-developed scuba and snorkeling programs for children. Diving school designed for children aged 8 to 12, Scuba Rangers classes are safe, taught only by instructors specifically trained in the Rangers program, and will introduce your child to the wonders of the water in a gentle, multi-faceted manner.

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When:  5 January 2016 & 28 February 2016

Where  Scuba Culture 117 Highbury Road Burwood & Boroondara Sports Complex

Bookings essential.  Call 9808 0033 for more information

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Summer by the Sea

Timetable doesn’t seem to be available yet but like their facebook page and hopefully you will be informed when it is scheduled.    https://www.facebook.com/summerbythesea/timeline

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Parks Victoria, Junior Rangers, Beach Explorer

Explore the beach and rocky shores of Port Phillip Bay. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures of coastal Victoria. Sturdy shoes required (No thongs).

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This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Where:  Various locations throughout Victoria
When:   Various dates from 4 January 2016

Cost:  Free

Booking Information:  http://juniorrangers.com.au/whats-on/

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Slide The City

Slide the City is a family-friendly, slip-and-slide water party event, featuring a 300m vinyl Slip’n’Slide – that’s almost as long as three footy fields! There will be live music, food, drinks, water and, of course, the biggest Slip’n’Slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry – it’s padded. Bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash and get everyone soaked.

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Location:  Treasury Gardens
2 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3002
www.slidethecity.com.au

Date:  10/01/2016   9am – 7pm

Price:  $15-$50

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Water Wars, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Opponents go to opposing battle stations with buckets of water balloons.  Each battle station has a water balloon launcher.  Place a balloon in the launcher, pull down on the handle, aim, and fire!  Your balloon soars high through the air and comes crashing down on your opponent’s battle station.  There are strategically placed slots and holes in the structure that allows the water to come through.  You might get sprinkled, sprayed, or saturated, but watch out, retaliation comes quickly!

Open:  from 26 December daily, throughout the school holidays

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Under The Sea 3D, Melbourne IMAX Theatre

Audiences will be transported to uniquely exotic locations including The Great Barrier Reef, Southern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the ocean’s most mysterious and unusual creatures.

The filmmaking team has captured some of the most extraordinary marine life ever shot on film, including the Stonefish – the world’s most venomous fish – and a new species of shark yet to be described by science. Audiences will also be treated to an up-close look at South Australia’s exquisite Leafy Sea Dragon and the endangered puppy-like Sea Lion – animals that can be found nowhere else on Earth.

When:  Various session times through December to January

More info:  https://www.imaxmelbourne.com.au/movie/under_the_sea_3d

 

 

 

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