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School Holiday Program

April 2, 2024

It’s time again for our fabulous and famous school holiday program! Leave your kids with us while you enjoy a relaxing coffee, shop or beauty treatment in Kew Junction.

To account for an increase in costs, we’ve had to raise workshop ticket prices to $15, with 50% of proceeds still going to a local charity or community group. This time, it will be donated to new local Kew organisation, What Ability and their Foundation, a not-for-profit working towards better community access for people living with a disability or diminished capacity and the families who love and care for them.

PLEASE ADHERE TO AGE LIMITS set by workshop providers. Do not book your child in if they do not fall within age range set, this is for Health & Safety reasons. If you book your child in and they aren’t the correct age, they will not be able to attend the session and payment will forfeit.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON BOOKINGS:

  • NO TICKETS AT DOOR – All places must be pre-booked. 
  • If you miss out on booking, please ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAITLIST via the ticketing system. We will contact you if we add an extra workshop or spaces become available.
  • Children can be dropped off and left under our supervision at most workshops. If you also want to stay, please ask hosts what’s possible.
  • We request that children do not attend if they show any signs of a possible illness. We will call parents to pick up their child if they are showing signs of illness.
  • Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to workshop. 

View all ticketing here, or scroll down for individual session booking links below.

Tuesday 2nd April

ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA PARTY

Rabbits, hearts and hats with True Fairies. Hosted by the Queen Of Hearts, together we will make all manner of mayhem at our very own Wonderland Tea Party.

This fun filled workshop includes games, music and craft. Children are welcome to dress in their finest ‘tea party’ attire.

Participants are encouraged to bring water and a nut-free snack as there is a break in the middle of the session. No sharing of food allowed.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 4 – 8 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Easter Woolly Wonders: 3D Felting Workshop

Embark on a furry fibre adventure with the Science of Fun team in our Woolly Wonders workshop, where you’ll dive into the sensory and colourful world of picture felting.

Using vibrant wool, soft felt fabrics and specialised felting needles, our talented instructors will expertly guide you through the creative process, equipping you with all the skills needed to sculpt your own 3D pictures of landscapes and bouncing bunnies.

Take home your masterpiece, ready to hang on a wall or sew into cushion covers. In a secure and enjoyable environment, this workshop is carefully crafted to foster artistic expression and boost confidence. All materials are provided.

For a truly inclusive family experience, feel free to join your child in this workshop and create your picture together.

Don’t forget to bring a drink and a nut-free snack for the break.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 7 – 15 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Wednesday 3rd April

THE ART OF MAKE-UP FOR BEGINNERS

Contour it, colour it, blush it & learn the fundamentals of make-up with a professional make-up artist! In this fun hands-on workshop, you’ll come away feeling more confident to create make-up looks that express your unique identity.

You’ll discover tips and tricks for flawless application and techniques that professional make-up artists use. Learn how to create natural, age appropriate, glam or contemporary styles to enhance your best features.

This workshop is tween/teen-directed so bring your ideas of looks you’d like to try and Angela of Angela’s Mane Attraction, will show you just how to do them! 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

You must attend with a clean face and bring your own personal make up and brushes that you’d like to learn how to use

Participants are encouraged to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session. 

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 8 – 14 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

*Please arrive by 9:50am for a prompt 10:00am start!

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

STEM BIRDS CODING & ROBOTICS

Design, build and play with robots!

Let your young inventor’s creativity run wild while exploring this exciting new digital technology. Guided by the STEM Birds team, kids will dive straight into the principles of robotics design. They will also explore electrical and mechanical engineering concepts as well as automobile design and programming paradigms.

Get a head start on STEM robotics in this fun innovative and educational workshop. Please BYO Ipads/tablets with these apps downloaded on it.

  1. Ozobot bit
  2. Ozogroove
  3. Sphero Play
  4. Lego Wedo 2.0

These all are robotics educational apps. If you cannot download any of these apps, don’t worry. You  just need to BYO laptop or tablet.

There are a limited number of devices that can be borrowed if your child doesn’t have access a suitable device to bring. You’ll be able to let us know during ticketing.

Participants are encouraged to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Thursday 4th April

Willy Wonka's Chocolate Wonderland - am session

Step into a world of imagination and flavour with our Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Wonderland workshop.

Led by the expert team at Sunny Dreams, qualified teachers and chocolatiers with a passion for all things sweet, children will dive into the art of chocolate making from start to finish.

Learn the secrets of chocolate making, tracing its origins from cocoa bean to chocolate bar, to hands-on activities like pouring, setting and unmoulding, this workshop offers a deliciously educational experience.

Participants will unleash their creativity by decorating with cookies and lollies, resulting in unique masterpieces to package and take home.

All necessary equipment and ingredients are provided for this flavourful adventure. We recommend children come prepared with hair tied back, wearing aprons or old clothes, and bringing a water bottle and a healthy snack for the break.

Allergy notice:
 milk chocolate contains, sugar and dairy. As much as we endeavour to not have nuts present, some of the ingredients used may contain traces of nuts. The lollies and other ingredients we use may contain artificial colours and preservatives.

If your child has food allergies to any of these ingredients, please do not book them into this workshop!

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

CLASSIC BRICK ARCADE LEGO®

Let’s take it back to when it all started in the 1980’s and jump into the world of classic arcade and video games when you ate flashing dots, collected coins and rings and avoided getting killed by enemies.

There are so many obstacles to overcome and levels to beat! That was the time of 8-bit, and later 16-bit technology, which gave these old games their classic blocky appearance. With LEGO, children will build the famous plumber brothers, a brick eater, a jumping hedgehog, alien invaders, and many more!

Participants are encouraged to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 5 – 12 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Willy Wonka's Chocolate Wonderland - pm session

Step into a world of imagination and flavour with our Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Wonderland workshop.

Led by the expert team at Sunny Dreams, qualified teachers and chocolatiers with a passion for all things sweet, children will dive into the art of chocolate making from start to finish.

Learn the secrets of chocolate making, tracing its origins from cocoa bean to chocolate bar, to hands-on activities like pouring, setting and unmoulding, this workshop offers a deliciously educational experience.

Participants will unleash their creativity by decorating with cookies and lollies, resulting in unique masterpieces to package and take home.

All necessary equipment and ingredients are provided for this flavourful adventure. We recommend children come prepared with hair tied back, wearing aprons or old clothes, and bringing a water bottle and a healthy snack for the break.

Allergy notice:
 milk chocolate contains, sugar and dairy. As much as we endeavour to not have nuts present, some of the ingredients used may contain traces of nuts. The lollies and other ingredients we use may contain artificial colours and preservatives.

If your child has food allergies to any of these ingredients, please do not book them into this workshop!

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Friday 5th April

JUNIOR BALLET – DRAGONS & FAIRIES

Boys & girls are cordially invited join the Kew School of Dance  in this wonderful beginner’s ballet class. Together we will explore the magical world of wonder for kids to explore where Fairies twinkle and Dragons soar.

This workshop encourages creativity, self-expression and individuality in an immersive world of dancing. Children are introduced to age appropriate movements that lay the foundation for further study in dance. There are even craft activities!

Participants are encouraged to wear ballet shoes or bare feet, ballet leotard/skirt or any clothing they can freely move in. Don’t forget the sparkles, bows and more!

Participants are also encouraged to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 4 -8 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

JEDI TRAINING WORKSHOP WITH TRUE FAIRIES

Are you ready to become a True Jedi? Get ready for an out of this world experience training to be a Jedi with the Star Wars team from True Fairies. The Force will be with you learning movement, mind control and space survival skills. All costumes provided.

Participants are encouraged to bring a drink and a nut-free snack as there is a break in the middle of the session. No sharing of food allowed.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 4 – 8 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range. 

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Fretboard Explorers: Intro To Guitar

Step into a world of musical possibilities with our introductory workshop, specially crafted for young musicians.

Led by Jeffrey Coster from FRETS ‘N’ NOTES, you’ll have the opportunity to delve into the essentials of finger-style guitar playing and music reading, all within a supportive small-group setting of fellow music enthusiasts.

Whether you’re taking your first steps on your musical journey or already strumming chords, our inclusive workshop is open to all levels of skill. Get ready for a fun and enriching experience!

Participants are encouraged to bring along a drink and a snack as we’ll have a break in the middle of the session.

Guitars are available for loan or bring your own to join us on a voyage of creativity.

Please note that this workshop is exclusively for ages 9 – 15 years. For health & safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range. 

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Monday 8th April

HAIR STYLING FUN

Learn how to create your favourite hairstyles from braids to bunches and more. This workshop is kid-directed so bring your ideas of looks you’d like to try and Angela, of Angela’s Mane Attraction, will show you just how to do them! Sparkles, creativity, bows and more.  All welcome!

For bonus fun, kids will receive lollies (with parental permission on drop off).

IMPORTANT NOTE: BYO combs & brushes. Please wash hair the day before (so it’s clean, and not wet, on the day).

*Please arrive by 9:20am for a prompt 9:30am start!

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 8 – 14 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Galaxy Goo’s Polymer Party - AM

Join the Science of Fun team in a hands-on workshop focused on polymers!! Get ready to dive into the world of DIY creation and play as we experiment & explore the wonders of science through hands on interactive activities.

From making your own Slime to uncovering the mysteries of Magnetic Sand and growing rainbow Water Beads, this workshop unveils the wonders of STEM science in a playful and educational way. Which polymer will become your favourite? Join our Polymer Party to find out!

Spills can happen so we encourage kids to wear aprons or clothes they don’t mind getting messy.

Participants are encouraged to bring a water and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Galaxy Goo’s Polymer Party - PM

Join the Science of Fun team in a hands-on workshop focused on polymers!! Get ready to dive into the world of DIY creation and play as we experiment & explore the wonders of science through hands on interactive activities.

From making your own Slime to uncovering the mysteries of Magnetic Sand and growing rainbow Water Beads, this workshop unveils the wonders of STEM science in a playful and educational way. Which polymer will become your favourite? Join our Polymer Party to find out!

Spills can happen so we encourage kids to wear aprons or clothes they don’t mind getting messy.

Participants are encouraged to bring a water and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Tuesday 9th April

MUSICAL THEATRE – WIZARD Of OZ

Come sing your favourite Wizard Of Oz songs with Kew School of Dance in this fabulously fun musical theatre workshop. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer, you’ll sing; it’s an artistic experience unlike any other. 

Beginners are welcome!    

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing they can move freely in and to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 5 – 10 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

COACH APPROACH - AFL & FITNESS

Come join the new Coach Approach Team for an action-packed sports workshop designed for kids aged 7 – 12!

Have a go at AFL football with elite coaches and pro athletes! From mastering AFL skills to diving into the world of physical fitness, this workshop offers fun, expert guidance and teamwork. Get ready to enhance your skills, make friends and have a blast!

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing they can move freely in and to bring in a drink and a nut-free snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 7 – 12 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range. 

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Wednesday 10th April

SWIFTIE SQUAD - BRACELET PARTY - AM SESSION

Led by the Science of Fun team, this workshop blends the joy of creativity with the infectious energy of Tay Tay’s music. Come join us for a fun-filled bead adventure where you can shake it off and let your creative sparks fly!

During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to craft personalised friendship bracelets to keep or trade while also gaining valuable insights into bead crafting. Come connect, create, and embrace the fabulous essence of Taylor in true Swiftie style.

Don’t forget to bring a drink and a nut-free snack for the break.               

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 7 – 15 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

SWIFTIE SQUAD - BRACELET PARTY - PM SESSION

Led by the Science of Fun team, this workshop blends the joy of creativity with the infectious energy of Tay Tay’s music. Come join us for a fun-filled bead adventure where you can shake it off and let your creative sparks fly!

During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to craft personalised friendship bracelets to keep or trade while also gaining valuable insights into bead crafting. Come connect, create, and embrace the fabulous essence of Taylor in true Swiftie style.

Don’t forget to bring a drink and a nut-free snack for the break.               

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 7 – 15 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Thursday 11th April

HIP HOP DANCE PARTY - TAYLOR SWIFT

Join Kew School of Dance for hip hop fun with the magical beats of Taylor Swift! Grab your dancing shoes, join the party and let’s Swiftly hip hop our way to a world of fun and laughter.

Beginner and experienced dancers welcome. Test your skills and have fun!

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing they can move freely in and to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 7 – 12 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range. 

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

COACH Approach - VOLLEYBALL & TEAMWORK

Dive into the world of teamwork, skill-building and fun at our Volleyball & Teamwork Workshop tailored for kids aged 7-12!

Join  the Coach Approach Team  for a day filled with exciting drills, friendly matches and expert coaching that will boost your volleyball game to the next level. Let’s learn, play and grow together as a team! Lace up those sneakers and spike your way to an unforgettable experience!

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing they can move freely in and to bring in a drink and a snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 7 – 12 years For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Friday 12th April

WHIMSICAL WAX- CANDLE DECORATING WORKSHOP

Hosted by the Science of Fun team, this unique adventure invites children into the art of candle painting, where every step is a hands-on experiment in creativity. Transform ordinary candles into radiant masterpieces as we learn and experiment with various techniques of relief sculpture and acrylic painting.

This workshop is designed to foster artistic confidence in a safe and enjoyable environment. All materials are supplied and your unique wax treasures are yours to take home and enjoy.

No previous experience is necessary, and for safety, there will be no flames, matches or hot wax involved. 

We recommend wearing clothes that can handle a sprinkle of paint and sparkles.

Participants are encouraged bring in a drink and a nut-free snack as there is a break in the middle of the session.

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years. For Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

Paws And Paint Your Pet's Portrait

Unleash your inner artist and embark on an enchanting journey into the captivating world of pet portraiture! Join the skilled instructors from Creative Faire, who will guide participants to draw and paint a portrait of their beloved pets using a reference photo that you bring from home.

Whether your companion is a snuggly cat, a spirited pup, a cheerful bird, or any other adorable pet, all the necessary materials will be provided to help you bring your furry, feathered or scaly friend to life. This workshop not only nurtures creative expression but also celebrates the bond shared between children and their animal friends. Participants will leave with a masterpiece they can proudly display at home.

Spills will happen so we encourage kids to wear aprons or clothes that they don’t mind getting messy.

Children are encouraged to bring in a drink and a nut-free snack as there is a break in the middle of the session 

ONLY book your child for this session if they are between 6 – 12 years, for Health & Safety reasons, do not book them if they fall outside of this age range.

Strictly no tickets sales at the door.

For any enquiries, please contact info@kewjunction.com.au

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Tickets

Workshops are generally around $15, and 50% of proceeds will go to a local charity. The holiday program is extremely popular and some workshops sell out very quickly – so don’t delay booking!