September 2023 School Holiday Activities | Geelong, Surfcoast & surrounds

September 2023 School Holiday Activities | Geelong, Surfcoast & surrounds

Looking for some school holiday activities to keep your little ones entertained?

We have a list just for you!

We are spoilt for choice in Geelong, Surfcoast & surrounds with an abundance of activities on offer, so we have short listed just some of our favourites.

But before you let the fun times roll, remember that with the return of school in Term 4 that hat wearing is compulsory. So, while your little ones are entertained with these wonderful school holiday activities that we have found for you, jump online fini. the label to shop our on-trend fini. hats and use the code FINISPRING to receive 15% off sitewide during the school holiday period (16th September - 1st October 2023).

Have fun, laugh, love and remember to keep sun safe!



The Gather’d Café

Kardina Drive, Bell Post Hill

School holidays and beyond (18th September – 8th December), The Gather’d Café is providing daily activities from 10am-11am free in the Courtyard! From cookie decorating, to mini golf, to a scavenger hunt, there is alwys something on offer to keep your little one’s entertained while you sit back and watch with a hot coffee in hand.


Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is bringing the land and sea to you! Jaws, Claws, Scales & Tails + Coastal Critters.

Week 1 : Jaws, Claws, Scales & Tails.

Week 2 : Coastal Critters

9am-2pm daily, outside Target.


Westfield Geelong – Trolls Craft Village

Feel the rhythm with the Trolls School Holiday Craft Village.

18th-22nd September 11am-2pm, Centre Court, Ground Floor.


Urban Upcycle – Build a Bee Hotel

Lt Malop St, Geelong (next door to Toyworld)

Spring has sprung and the bees are starting to buzzzzzzzz!

Children will create their very own working bee hotel to take home and hang in the garden.

No bookings required, just turn up.
All children must be supervised by an adult.

(Kindly hosted by City of Greater Geelong)

19th & 20th September, 10.30am -12.30pm


Geelong Regional Libraries

Geelong Regional Libraries are running a host of activities across all locations. From family movie time, to paper pixel art, to create your own pop-stick puppet and puppet show.

See website for list of events.


Carousel Geelong

Pop down to the waterfront and enjoy the free September school holiday activities on offer at The Carousel.

20th September 2pm – 4pm : Make your own Blissfully Beautiful Butterfly

25th September 9.30am – 10.30am : 'The Broken Horse' storytelling at The Carousel'. 


* Don’t forget you can also take a look at Puddles and Play Facebook page for a list of play spaces in Geelong to visit during the school holidays and beyond.




West Fyans St, Newtown

Junior SureFitters it's time to shine! This September School Holidays Surefit are putting on 2 x 2hr 45min explosive sessions of fun, athletic development, gym introduction and heart pumping mini workouts. For ages 5-10.

Teaching and introducing children to new and exciting options for keeping fit and healthy. As well as building their confidence for any other sports or activities they undertake during the School year.

20th September 9.30am – 12.15pm

26th September 9.30am – 12.15pm

Parents are not required to stay, but are always welcome. Both sessions will include a snack

Cost : $49 single session or $78 for both sessions (20% off!)


Art Club School Holiday Sessions

Grovedale Memorial Hall.

Tuesday 19th September 11am-12.30pm – paint your own decorative bird house.

Tuesday 26th September 11am-12.30pm  – paint your own flower pot.

All materials included. Suitable to primary school aged children.

Cost : $40


La rissa’s Imaginarium Project – Teddy Bear Picnic

Activities aimed at 0-6yrs, but older sibling(s) welcome to go along. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

40min interactive show with singing dancing, drums, wings, instruments, finger puppets, story time, parachute play and bubbles followed by 30min craft and play, then head outdoors to picnic and play (weather permitting)

21st & 28th September (Vines rd community center)

22nd & 29th September (Sparrow park lodge hall)

Each show will be limited tickets. Doors open at 10am.

BYO teddy bear & water bottle. Bring your own picnic rug and a picnic to enjoy outside after the event ends!

Cost : Tickets $7 first child OR $10 per family


Whimsical Wildflowers – Mini Wild Flower Posie workshop

Suitable for primary school aged children. Call 0403354531 to book!

Elizabeth St, West Geelong

19th, 20th, 26th & 27th September, 10.30am-11.30am.

Cost: $25 per child



Villamanta St, West Geelong


25th & 28th September, 9am-3pm.

Learn wheel throwing, sculpting and hand building along with a whole range of clay-based activities.

Cost: $100. 

Bookings online.


Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie – Junior Chocolatier Class & Junior Pastry Chef Class

Chocolate making fun awaits children ages 6-12 in a 45 minute hands on class in our special 'parent free zone'. Includes a personalised badge, chef’s hat, apron, graduation certificate plus three creations to take home.

Cost: $40 per child



Werribee Mansion

DinoFest is an exciting, outdoor event that specialises in Tyrannosaurs. It's ideal for families with young children under ten years old.

DinoFest includes a Dinosaur Trail with a life-size T. rex, a magical 45-minute Dinosaur Encounter with 'real' walking dinosaurs, and awesome Dino Activities.

16th September – 8th October

Cost : $24.18 child, $26.28 adult. Children under 2 free.


Sesame Street Circus

The circus is coming to town! Join your Sesame Street favourites for a circus spectacular from 24th – 27th September at the Palais Theatre Geelong.

Cost : starting from $33.50



Apparel Close, Breakwater

PlayHut are offering daily school holiday activities Monday-Friday 11.30am-12.30pm. Disco party games, create your own bookmark, there’s something for everyone.

Cost : included in general entry price.


All 4 Kids

Church Street, Geelong West

All 4 Kids have a fun host from The Party Girl World running spring school holiday activities, Monday-Friday from 10am or 10.30am. Sand Art, Braids, Face Painting. Fun fun fun.

Cost : included in general entry price.


Pinot & Picasso

Ryrie St, Geelong

Pinot & Picasso are running kids’ sessions run for 90 minutes, designed for ages 7+. A great way to get the kids creative and keep them busy!

Selected days at 11am.

Cost : from $39


Emma Memma – Twirly Tour

Palais Theatre, Geelong.

E-M-M-A! Our favourite lady with the super smile is in Geelong for one day only, Sunday 17th September.

Cost : $30.59


Whether it be collecting shells at Bancoora Beach, singing along with Elmo at the circus, or getting your mini fit on with the rad team at Surefit Geelong, we hope that your spring holidays are filled with smiles and memorable moments (hopefully wearing fini. headwear 😉! Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you do). x

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