Free activities for the winter school holidays

Published on 30 June 2022

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You don’t have to break the bank these school holidays. Step outside and discover these free activities to keep the kids active and entertained. 

Parks and gardens 

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Take a walk through one of our beautiful green spaces and find the perfect spot for a picnic. Many of the parks have playgrounds that are great for adventuring, or ovals ideal for a run around and kick with the footy.   

Parks and Gardens in Stonnington 

Free activities at the Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival  

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From Tuesday 28 June until Saturday 9 July, the kids can get creative at Chapel Off Chapel with puppet making workshops (using recycled materials!) and colouring in.

Free events at the Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival

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Also, just around the corner at Prahran Square, you can experience the interactive art installation, REFLECTION, for the duration of the Festival. If you park in the undercover carpark at the Square, you can check out the artwork and take a moment to pause and reflect on your way to Chapel Off Chapel.

Reflection at Prahran Square  


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Head to one of our 27 parks where dogs can roam around off-leash in designated areas. Chase your pet around for a good laugh and an even better workout! 

Dog off-leash areas in Stonnington  

Head to a Library 

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Enjoy a good book and story time with your children, or experience something a little different, from obstacle courses to crafts and collage. On the right day, you might even encounter an iconic Australian animal. You can also pick up some seeds to grow your very own garden at home with your kids, thanks to the recent launch of our Seed Libraries.

Activities are free, however bookings are necessary.  

What's On for kids at Stonnington Libraries 

Mini Marketeers 

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Every Tuesday from 10.30am -11.30am, make your way to Prahran Market for Mini Marketeers, involving guided activities for toddlers to learn the fundamentals of eating well. 

Mini Marketeers at Prahran Market

Walk along the water 

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Grab the kids and head to the Main Yarra Trail between Punt and Grange Road. With listening stations to learn about biodiversity, public art works and information about the First Nation history, it’s a walk and learning experience all in one.  

Walk the Yarra   

Become an art explorer  

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Find public artworks around Prahran, Windsor and South Yarra with this handy guide. Look out for murals, sculptures, installations and street art, and make a game of it with your kids.  

Public Art Walk 

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