School holiday fun in Shepparton

By Shepparton News

September 23-26

Worksafe AFL Victoria - V/Line Cup 2019

WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country’s premier junior regional championships. Deakin Reserve, Princess Park and Mooroopna Recreation Reserve.

September 23- 27

Get Wild!

Held at the Shepparton Marketplace from 11am to 2pm near Big W, this free event allows youngsters to get up close and personal with wildlife, with animals able to be met and held.

September 24-26

Magic at Riverside Plaza

Week one of the school holidays, Riverside Plaza has award-winning magicians all the way from Melbourne. Daily shows at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. 8025 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla. Phone 5822 8800.

Kohan Solosman, 8, looks through her rice paper art at SAM Monthly Makers.

September 26

Junior Zombie Dress Up Day

A dress-up day with a zombie crawl-and-slide jumping castle, spooky train rides and slime-making workshops.

Happening from 11am to 3pm. KidsTown, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna. Phone 5831 4213.

Deadztown III - The Last Bite

You wanted the zombies back — these school holidays, they take a bite out of Greater Shepparton for the last time. You think you have the guts?

Happening from 5pm to 10pm. KidsTown, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna. Phone 0437 771 114.

SAM Out Late - Art for the Country

In conversation with author Don Edgar and SAM director Rebecca Coates.

Happening from 6pm to 7.30pm (bookings essential). Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone 5832 9861.

Ride Like A Girl - Charity Film Night

Ride like a Girl is the inspirational true story of jockey Michelle Payne, who beat catastrophic injury and odds of a 100-1 to become the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Happening from 7pm. Village Cinema, 9-13 Stewart St, Shepparton. Phone 0419 319 329.

September 27-28

50th Anniversary of the Murchison Meteorite

A series of different events will take place around the town across three days from Friday to Sunday as a way of celebrating the 50th anniversary. Various locations around Murchison.

September 27

Disco Fundraiser 

A place to dance for those aged 8 to 12. Happening from 6pm to 8pm. The Haven, 92 Wyndham St, Shepparton.

September 28-29

Spring Spectacular of Orchids 2019

Witness a vast display of orchids and floral arrangements up for sale, hear from experts in the field and participate in a potting demonstration.

Happening on Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Kialla Paceway, Melbourne Rd, Shepparton. Phone 0417 923 874.

September 29

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat - Live on Stage

This stage adaption of the bestselling book was created by the National Theatre of Great Britain.

It faithfully tells the story of a brother and sister, bored at home on a rainy day when they are visited by none other than 'The Cat' in his red and white striped hat.

Happening from 10.30am. Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone 5832 9511.

September 30 - October 4

Visit Shepparton Marketplace and join in the free fun with the Critter Craft workshop thanks to Enchanted Rainbow! With a different animal themed craft everyday, the event is a great way to enjoy the school holidays.

Help daily from 11am to 2pm outside Big W.

September 30

Flora, Fauna, Fun 

Half-hour watercolour sessions for children aged 5 to 15, led by artist Miranda Sofroniou. All materials will be provided.

Happening from 10.30am to 1pm. KidsTown, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna. Phone 5831 4213.

Olivia Allemand enjoying the playground at Riverside Plaza.

October 1

The Puppets Are In Town

Come and join a puppetry workshop, building a puppet and a puppet show. Happening from 10am to 4pm. Mechanics Institute Hall, 75 Hogan St, Tatura.

Clay Koalas - Ceramic Workshop

A creative workshop for children aged 7 to 12.

Happening from 10.30am to noon and 1.30pm to 3pm. Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone 5832 9861.

October 1-3

Giant Games and Activities at Riverside Plaza 

Enchanted Rainbow will have games and activities set up for all ages, including giant Jenga, Twister, Connect 4 and more.

Happening from 11am to 2pm. 8025 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla. Phone 5822 8800.

October 2

Paper Plains - Collage Workshop

A workshop for children aged 4 to 9 to learn how to build landscapes out of only paper and glue in this fun, messy, school holiday workshop.

Happening from 10.30am to 11.15am and 1.30pm to 2.15pm. Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone 5832 9861.

No Lights No Lycra

A chance to move and shake on the dance floor with no lights and no judgment. Happening from 6pm. The Vault, 168R Maude St, Shepparton.

October 3

Splash Art - Sensory Play Workshop:

Join us for a circuit of sensory play with a whole lot of pool noodles, shaving cream, oobleck and more.

Happening from 10.30am to noon and 1.30pm to 3pm (bookings essential). Aquamoves, 25 Tom Collins Dve, Shepparton. Phone 5832 9400.

October 4

Riverlinks and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present Carnival of Dangerous Creatures - Classic Kids with the MSO

A family-friendly musical adventure, the musicians of the MSO will play the part of some of the most dangerous creatures in the world.

Happening from 10am to 11am. Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone 5832 9511.

Protecting Turtles Day

An activity to teach children about local turtle species in Cussen Park. Families will go turtle spotting with an expert and make nest protection kits to help the committee protect turtle nests from foxes over the summer.

Happening from 10am to noon. Cussen Park, Tatura-Undera Rd, Tatura. Phone 5832 9700.

October 5

Culture Corner

An event for people who live in the region, to showcase their culture through food, dance, music, art and conversation.

Happening from 10am to 2pm. Maude St Mall, Shepparton.

Riding the dodgems at Kids Town Richard and his son Alick Jarvis, 5.

KidsTown Carnival

A carnival with a giant Ferris wheel, bungee trampoline, dodgem cars, tea cups, giant inflatable slide, sky flyer, carousel, showbags and more.

The carnival will run from 10am to 3pm during school holidays. Phone 5831 4213. KidsTown, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna.

Fun Planet

Entertainment for all ages including the young and the young at heart. Go karts, laser tag, mini golf, haunted house, bungee run, rock climbing, billiards and arcade games.

Open from 10am to 6pm Sunday to Wednesday, 12pm to 8pm Thursday, 12pm to 9pm Friday and 10am to 9pm Saturday during school holidays. Phone 5823 1224. Riverside Plaza, 8025 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla.

Star Bowl Tenpin Bowling 

An activity for the whole family to enjoy. Open from 9am to 10pm during school holidays. Phone 5821 5587. 112-122 Fryers St, Shepparton.


A large swimming facility with indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor splash park, indoor rapid river, water slide and tarzan swing.

Also includes a hydrotherapy pool, spas, saunas and a large gym. Open from 6am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 6am to 8pm Friday, 7am to 5pm Saturday and 8.30am to 5pm Sunday during school holidays. Phone 5832 9400. Tom Collins Dve, Shepparton.

Jakobie Branch picks a bunch at Belstack Strawberry Farm.

Belstack Strawberry Farm

Pick your own strawberries along the banks of the Goulburn River in Kialla and check out the extensive range of gourmet foods including the Belstack Strawberry Farm range of jams and sauces.

Open from 10 am to 5pm during school holidays. Phone 5823 1324. 80 Bennetts Rd, Kialla.

Riverside Gardens Garden Centre and Mini Golf

One of regional Victoria's largest garden centres, incorporating an 18-hole mini golf course set among five acres of gardens.

Open from 9am to 5pm during school holidays. 7715 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla.

Shepparton Motor Museum

More than 80 cars and motorbikes including modern motors, vintage restorations and rare motorbikes housed at the purpose-built museum with associated motoring memorabilia.

Feature displays rotating every three months. Open from 10am to 4.30pm during school holidays. 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla.

Cactus Country

More than 4000 species of cacti and succulents from around the globe are presented in an unforgettable journey throughout eight different garden trails.

The largest collection of cacti in Australia. You will find 10 acres of a spectacular garden divided into their countries of origin in eight different trails to explore.

Open from 9am to 5pm during school holidays. 4986 Murray Valley Hwy, Strathmerton. Phone 0427 745 271.

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