Winter School Holiday Program

Beat school holiday boredom with fun activities from Whitehorse’s Winter School Holiday Program. There’s plenty of entertaining and affordable experiences for the kids to discover.

Whether their passion is sport, arts, environmental, history or something the whole family can enjoy together! 

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Age: children, young people, and families

Date: Monday 27 June to Friday 8 July 2022
Location: Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC)

BHCAC will be running a diverse range of creative arts experiences for children, young people and families.

Bookings required. See website for details.

Nature Craft

Age: 5-10 (children must be accompanied by a guardian)

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Location: Strathdon House
Cost: $30 per child including their guardian

Have fun with Eco Explorers for an afternoon of sensory nature crafting using materials from nature to create art, including how to make botanical paints from plants and flowers.

Mini Landscapes at Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve

Age: All ages

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location:Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve 
Cost: FREE

Look at nature’s “Little Forests” created by mosses, fungi, lichen and the tiny creatures that live within through a microscope.

Tools and woodworking for kids

Age: 5-12 (children must be accompanied by a guardian)

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Time: 10am - 12 noon
Location: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost: $40 per child including their guardian

Eco Explorers will present a hands-on workshop to teach children the basics of using real tools to create a variety of woodworking projects to take home.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Age: Children / Family

Date:  Sunday 3 July - Sunday 10 July 2022
Time: 10am – 4pm (Thursday & Friday), 10am – 3pm (Saturday & Sunday) 
Location: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost: FREE

Drop in and celebrate NAIDOC Week with activities that recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Schwerkolt Cottage Tours

Age: Families - all ages (children must be accompanied by a guardian)

Date: 26 June, 3 & 10 July 2022
Time: 3pm and 4pm
Location: Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex
Cost: FREE

Join us for a guided tour to learn how the house was built, what pioneer life was like and the history of the Schwerkolt family. Step inside the thick stone walls and be transported back in time.

Casual Basketball Shooting

Age: All ages

Date:  Check availability with the centre
Location: Aqualink, Box Hill
Cost: See website for details

Love basketball? Then practise your basketball skills with casual shooting available. Stay as long as you like. You can leave for lunch or have a break at our café and come back. 

Aqualink Chillzone (Nunawading)

Age: 5-9 years 

DateEveryday during school holidays
Location: Aqualink, Nunawading

Create memories with hours of fun at Aqualink Nunawading. Small and large inflatables will be set up in the pool. Active kids will love swinging off the tarzan rope.

Aqualink Chillzone (Box Hill)

For age: 5-9 years

DateEveryday during school holidays
Location: Aqualink, Box Hill
Cost: Check website for cost and latest times

Who's brave enough to jump off the 3 metre diving board!? Or perhaps the 1m diving board is more your style. The tarzan rope is also a school holiday favourite activity. 
 

Basketball at Sportlink

Age: All ages

Date and time: Everyday, subject to court availability
Location: Sportlink, Vermont South
Cost: See website details court hire and casual shooting

Love basketball? Then practise your basketball skills with casual shooting and court hire available. 

Aqualink Court Hire (Indoor/Outdoor)

Age: All ages

Date and time: Check availability with the centre
Location: Aqualink, Box Hill
Cost: See website for details

Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Badminton or Soccer? You pick. Hire the whole court these school holidays.
*Half court hire is only available for Basketball.

Kelly Sports Blackburn

Age: 5-12 years

Date:  Sundays 3 and 10 July 2022
Time: Monday to Friday, program runs from 9am-4pm

Half day options: 8am-12.30pm OR 1pm-5.30pm
Full day option: 8am-5.30pm

Location: Aqualink, Box Hill
Cost: See website for details

Table Tennis School Holiday Program

Age: 6-16 years

Date and time: 26-30 June 2022
Location: Sportlink, Vermont South
Cost: See website for details

With Lead Coach Frank Pearce.

No Limits Basketball

Age: 10+ years

Date and time:  4-5 July 2022
Location: Sportlink, Vermont South
Cost: See website for details

Two-day school holiday basketball camp.

The Vic Netball Camp, International Sports Camps Australia

Age: 5-12 years

Date: 6-8 July 2022
Location: Aqualink, Box Hill
Cost: Junior stars $295 - Senior stars $190 

Three-day netball coaching program for ages 5 to 15 from an experienced coaching panel.

Special guest coaches will also be attending!

Mini Landscapes at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

Age: All ages

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
Cost: FREE

Look at nature’s “Little Forests” created by mosses, fungi, lichen and the tiny creatures that live within through a microscope.

Tomorrow Stars Basketball Camp

Age: All ages and skill levels

Date: Monday 27 June and Tuesday 28 June or
Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July 2022
Location: Aqualink, Box Hill
Cost: $180 early bird price or $190 full price

Teaches skills including ball handling, shooting, rebounding, footwork, passing, defensive and offensive skills.

Send a Card, Deliver a Smile

Age: All ages

Date: Sunday 26 June 2022
Time: 10am - 3pm 
Location: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost: FREE

Drop in to Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct to make a card for someone to spread a message of gratitude and improving wellbeing. 

Bring Light to the Night

Age: All ages

Date: Saturday 25 June 2022
Time: 3.30pm - 8pm
Location: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Cost: $20 per adult, children are free

Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Strathdon! Join us with family and friends by bringing light to the night. Together we will celebrate through music, activities and food.

Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

Age: 3+ years

Date: Saturday 25 June 2022
Time: 11am
Location: Box Hill Town Hall
Cost: Full $22 - Family (4+) $20 each

Straight from the score and onto the stage! Come and discover Mozart's irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions in this family show with a circus twist.