School Holiday Highlights

Published on 29 June 2018

Worried about the kids feeling cooped up these school holidays? Woodgrove’s School Holidays program will keep their minds and bodies active and wear out that excess energy in no time. Curious kids will be rewarded at our Little Life Lab science and biology workshops while creative souls can find an audience with our busking program. Find out more about what’s happening during the school holidays below.


Kids are invited to dive head first into the world of science and biology with two weeks of workshops hosted by award-winning scientist Dr Lorien Parker (aka Dr Loz). In Our Amazing Bodies, Dr Loz will guide kids through the workings of the human body's immune system and digestion, while highlighting the importance of healthy eating.

The Protecting the Planet sessions will see Dr Loz armed with her giant bubble maker as she shows how bubbles beat balloons in protecting the environment. Kids will also discover nature’s incredible colour spectrum and learn how to extract pigments from natural ingredients including beetroot and spinach.

Our Amazing Bodies
Recommend for kids aged between 3 to 12 years of age.
2 July – 6 July
11am-3pm
$2 per person
Located near Woolworths.

Protecting the Planet
Recommend for kids aged between 3 to 12 years of age.
9 July – 13 July
11am-3pm
$2 per person
Located near Woolworths.

More information here.

Colouring station

Just want to keep the kids occupied? Drop by the Colour Chemistry colouring zone outside Baker’s Delight – it’s stocked with plenty of colouring sheets and pencils to keep them busy while you get the shopping done.

30 June – 15 July
Centre Trading Hours
Location outside Baker’s Delight.

Scientific Word Play

Take the kids on a hunt for scientific words hidden around Woodgrove. Pick up an activity sheet in centre and head over to the chosen locations to discover a special code word. The first 400 entrants to hand in a completed sheet to the Customer Service Desk near Kmart will receive a free gift.

2 July – 15 July
Code word locations: outside Baker’s Delight, Just Jeans, Kmart, Harris Scarfe and the
Food Court.

Head HERE for more information. Click HERE for terms and conditions. 

A magical night for witches and wizards

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, QBD books is holding an in-store event. Witches and wizards of all ages are invited to come dressed up and partake in a costume competition. There’s also a Harry Potter Trivia plus a ‘Guess how many jelly beans in the Bertie Botts jar’ competition, with heaps of prizes to be won.

QBD Bookshop
Sunday 1 July
The dress up competition starts at 10.00am.

Get busking

If you’ve got a talented teen on your hands, now’s the time to get them geared up for Woodgrove’s new busking program. Passionate singers, instrumentalists and performers are all encouraged to enter. Plus, the first eight performers of each month will receive a $40 Woodgrove gift card.

To audition, upload your performance to YouTube, then send the link along with your contact details to marketing@woodgrove.com.au. Please note that entrants under 18 require parental permission. Find our more HERE

Movie marathon

We’d be shocked if the kids aren’t already nagging you to take them to see Incredibles 2 (now showing). The sequel to 2004’s wildly popular The Incredibles sees the superhero family back in action facing a new foe who seeks to turn public opinion against society’s supers.

Older kids after some action will enjoy Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (now showing), which follows Owen and Claire as they return to Isla Nubar four years after the theme park closed down. On their trip to save the dinosaurs, they discover that an active volcano is threatening to extinguish all life on the island.

Get ready for another Marvel epic: Ant Man & The Wasp. Continuing on from the events of Captain America: Civil War, our protagonist Scott Lang (Ant-Man) is a now under house arrest, struggling with his home life and responsibilities as Ant-Man. Of course, it’s not long before he’s called into an urgent mission, donning the suit once again.

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (out 28 June) will have the youngest ones laughing out loud. The film begins with everyone’s favourite monster family embarking on a summer holiday. It’s all smooth sailing on the cruise until the characters discover a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Coffee with a Cop

Bring the young ones along for a casual catch up with local Melton police. If they’re curious about what it’s like to be a police officer, this is the perfect setting to find out more. Plus, there’s a free coffee for everyone who attends.

Jamaica Blue, located next to Aldi.
Wednesday 4 July 12pm – 2pm

Find out more here.

Shop it up

With sales happening all around the centre, now’s the time to restock on all the kids’ necessities. Keep them excited about school with fresh stationary and books from Typo, Smiggle and QBD, then get them kitted out in new threads from Cotton On Kids and Ollies Place. If it’s toys you’re after, you’ll be pleased to hear that Big W’s Toy Mania sale is on now until 11 July. Both Kmart and Best & Less will take care of next term’s school uniform essentials.

Food Court Specials

Keep the kids well fed and watered with food court specials and meal deals happening daily.

Check out our offers page s or the Value Deals board near the Food Court and Woolworths to see what’s available.