The winter school holidays are upon us, and the cold weather often poses a challenge when looking for ways to keep the kids entertained.
But there’s no need to go driving for miles – Church Street in Brighton has got you covered.
There are a range of activities to keep the children amused including seeing a movie, joining a library event, attending a gallery workshop or doing a walking trail.
See a movie
Head to Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton, a stunning 1940s-built cinema in Church Street, to catch a flick. It’s the perfect option for a rainy day and will be sure to keep the kids amused.
Looking for some child and teenage-friendly options? Choose from Cars 3, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul or Despicable Me 3.
Check out Brighton Library events
Brighton Library has some great school holiday activities for children and teenagers during the winter holidays.
Kids aged 3 to 6 can snuggle in for Winter Storytime (free) from 10.30am – 11.15am on Tuesday, July 4.
Mosaic Marvels, another free school holiday activity, is on July 11 from 10.30am -11.30am and is perfect for 5 to 9-year-olds to create an artwork filled with secret clues.
Older kids might like to check out the Professor Bunsen Science Shows ($6) on Thursday, July 13. There are two sessions, one at 10.30am and the other at 2.30pm. Professor Bunsen will demonstrate a number of fun experiments like a sugar teaspoon explosion and more!
Try an art workshop
The Gallery@BACC is a great cultural space in Brighton and has a number of school holiday activities for creative kids.
With interactive sculpture workshops and drawing classes on offer, there are different options for different ages. Each workshop costs $20 (including materials) and runs for two hours.
Check out the different workshops on offer and register here.
Explore Brighton on a walking trail
Brighton is a great place to explore by foot, with lovely parks and gardens, the beach and Middle Brighton Pier on offer. It’s the perfect option if you’re looking to keep the kids active over the holidays.
There are a few great walking trails in Brighton – choose from one of the neighbourhood walks, the architectural trail or the Bayside Coastal Trail.
Head to a park or playground
Keep the kids entertained and make the most of any dry days at one of Brighton’s many parks and reserves.
Kick the footy, have a picnic or let the kids enjoy some playground time. Dendy Park, at the corner of Dendy St and Nepean Highway, is one of the area’s biggest green spaces, and perfect if the kids have energy to burn.