Autumn Adventures: Creative Labs and circus thrills await Aussie kids!

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Monkey Baa's adaptation of the beloved picture book 'Possum Magic' returns to the stage // Pic supplied

As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp, Melbourne and Sydney are gearing up to offer a plethora of exciting activities for kids this autumn school holiday. From creative workshops to breathtaking performances, there’s something for every young explorer and aspiring artist.

At the Melbourne Museum, the Creative Lab is inviting children aged 3 to 10 to dive into the wonders of Victoria’s wildlife. In this immersive workshop, kids can unleash their creativity by exploring underwater animals through watercolour activities. They’ll also get hands-on experience crafting vibrant habitats for local creatures, capturing their masterpieces with digital photographs to cherish forever. With sessions running from 30 March to 14 April, it’s a splashing good time not to be missed!

Creative Lab at Melbourne Museum // Pic supplied

Meanwhile, the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta are set to welcome back the phenomenal physical performance of 360 ALLSTARS from 19 to 22 April. This supercharged urban circus is a spectacular fusion of street culture, featuring World Champion and World Record-holding athletes and artists. Audiences can expect a dizzying display of all forms of rotation, soundtracked by award-winning musicians and coupled with spectacular video projections.

360 ALLSTARS // Pic supplied

For those looking to delve into the world of drama, ATYP’s Drama Workshops offer the perfect opportunity. Catering to all school ages from K–9, these workshops are designed to suit all experience levels. Participants can create their own puppets, immerse themselves in a play, plan a heist, explore Shakespeare, or learn the ropes behind the camera. Led by industry experts, these workshops are a fantastic way for young performers to build skills, gain confidence, and have fun in a safe and inspiring environment.

ATYP’s Drama Workshops // Pic supplied

Adding a touch of magic to the school holidays, Monkey Baa’s adaptation of the beloved picture book ‘Possum Magic’ returns to the stage. Featuring spellbinding magic, puppetry, and original music, this whimsical world comes to life for audiences aged 3–8 and their families. It’s a heartwarming experience that celebrates the enchantment of storytelling.

Monkey Baa’s adaptation of the beloved picture book ‘Possum Magic’ returns to the stage // Pic supplied

For a high-energy experience, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus presents Tempo at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. This new show, directed by Jake Silvestro with an original score by Ania Reynolds, showcases an extraordinary ensemble of young performers aged between 12 and 18. From aerial acts to acrobatic chaos, Tempo is a thrilling ride for all ages.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus // Pic supplied

Lastly, the Sydney Jewish Museum transforms into an ancient Egyptian play space for SJM Kids this April. Children can build mini pyramids, craft amulets, and explore artefacts in the museum’s collection. It’s a unique opportunity to discover the magic of ancient Egypt and the Jewish story of Passover.

Discover the magic of ancient Egypt at SJM Kids! // Pic supplied

With such a diverse array of activities, this autumn school holiday promises to be an unforgettable adventure for kids across Melbourne and Sydney. So grab your calendars and start planning for a season filled with creativity, drama, magic, and circus thrills!


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