What’s On for Kids? Autumn has arrived which means a whole new list of what’s on for kids events during March! Check out some of our favourite events below.

SYDNEY

  • The Royal Easter Show returns for another year on the 23rd March with more rides, entertainment, show bags and exhibitions.
  • Celebrate contemporary art and artists at ART MONTH Sydney by checking out the family program.
  • Sleep next to giants in Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age and settle in for a screening of family favourite Ice Age at the Australian Museum’s Dinosnore on the 9th & 10th March.
  • Head to the Sydney Observatory throughout March for a Family Friendly Twilight Tour.
  • Have a pawsome day at the ANMM on the 4th March with family fun hosted by resident canine Bailey – assistant director of seagulls , as we celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dog!
  • Join in the fun at the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day at Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour. The event will showcase the wonderful experience at playgroups for parents and children together with loads of fun activities including art and craft, face painting, water play, live performances and so much more.
  • The Easter Bunny is returning to Centennial Park this Easter! Follow a trail map around the garden to complete challenges in The Great CP Egg Hunt and be rewarded with chocolate!
  • To celebrate Parks Week, a Magical Park has been set up at Centennial Parklands between 10 – 25 March. Magical Park is an augmented reality game with an environmental twist to get kids outdoors.
  • Celebrate this year’s World Storytelling Day theme “Wise Fools” at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy interactive and engaging stories from near and far … from ‘Once upon a time’ to ‘not so very long ago’.
  • Take the kids to this year’s Sydney Family Show at Entertainment Quarter Moore Park! With FREE entry there is plenty to entertain the whole family with live stage shows, show bags, rides, games and animals.
  • Check out one of the many family friendly exhibitions happening around the city this March.
  • Take a last chance to catch a movie outdoors at the Moonlight Cinema screening Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle, The Greatest Showman Sing-along, Peter Rabbit*, and Wrinkle In Time during March.
  • Take a step back in time and earn your tucker after you muck in on chores at Rouse Hill Farm. The Earn Your Tucker program allows kids to pump water and grind cereal grains and then feeds the chickens, collect the eggs, and make butter from scratch.
  • Get creative at the Sydney Design Festival and participate in a variety of family friendly workshops!
  •  Jacqueline Harvey is launching her new book for middle grade, Kensy and Max: Breaking Newsat the NSW Writers’ Centre. There will be craft, super-sleuthing spy activities and of course an author talk and book signing!
  • Check out the list of Train events happening in Sydney and surrounds in March.
  • Get involved in hands-on activities that combine art and science to create digital designs and enjoy all the family activities that the museum has to offer at Family Sundays at the Powerhouse Museum.
  • Parramasala, the flagship festival of Multicultural March, will return for its eighth year from 9th to 11th March in Parramatta.Parramasala will be a free, public celebration of the diverse and rich cultures in Sydney, offering entertainment, food, markets and music from over 40 different cultures in a positive, diverse and family-friendly atmosphere.

MELBOURNE

  • Journey into the celestial heavens, right here on earth at Enlighten at the Arts Centre forecourt.
  • Moomba will burst to life this Labour Day Weekend (9 – 12 March) with free events for all ages along the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River.
  • Families are invited to Banyule’s annual kids Arts Festival (The Kids ArtyFarty Fest) where everyone gets to play, create, experiment and have fun! Activities, workshops, food, performances, storytelling, games and more… all set at the Warringal Parklands.
  • Take a last chance to catch a movie outdoors at the Moonlight Cinema screening Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle, The Greatest Showman Sing-along, The Lion King, and Wrinkle In Time during March.
  • Check out the list of Train events happening in Melbourne and surrounds in March.
  • Belly laugh at the family friendly shows scheduled at the Melbourne Comedy Festival from the 28th March.
  • Catch a family flick at the popular QV Melbourne Outdoor Cinema for a screening of Labyrinth, Despicable Me 3, Spirited Away, Trolls, My Neighbour Totoro, Sing and The Princess Bride.
  • Marvel fans of all ages; assemble your team and head down to Fed Square for an action-packed day of Marvel activities, live entertainment and character appearances.
  • Following a successful run in Sydney, Brickman Awesome presented by Toyota, will open at Melbourne Museum Plaza, just in time for the Easter school holidays. The exhibition is made up of 39 never-seen-before LEGO® models, totalling more than 2 MILLION bricks and clocking up more than 5,000 hours of build-time!
  • Check out one of the many family friendly exhibitions happening around the city this March.
  • Navigate your way through history with the Chinese Museum’s Children’s Treasure Hunt from the 30th March.
  • Bring the family to the Melbourne Convention Centre on the 30th March for the annual 2018 Kids Day Out. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a fun filled family festival! Entry is free and selected activities $3 – $10, all other by gold coin donation.

BRISBANE

  • Introduce the kids to the wonderful world of science at the World Science Festival. Check out the family friendly program here.
  • Check out the list of Train events happening in Brisbane and surrounds in March.
  • This March little ones will get the chance to explore the Queensland Museum after hours. Kids will get hands-on with whacky science experiments, join in live music sing-a-longs, boogie down at the Museum disco; plus plenty more.
  • Check out one of the many family friendly exhibitions happening around the city this March.
  •  The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is Australia’s favourite event for new and expectant parents. It is a one-of-a-kind show offering the hottest new products from around the world. Catch a seminar and receive free health advice from Australia’s leading experts including Pinky McKay and bring the kids along to see live performances and meet and greets with Hey Duggee.
  • Head to the Arts Theatre and catch a performance of Shrek the Musical, The Twelve Dancing Princesse or The Witches .
  • Spend Good Friday by the seaside at the Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay and the largest program of entertainment ever.
  • Help your children see the world in a whole new way at the Ipswich Art Gallery this March. Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory is ready for your children to experience microscope drawing.
  • Grab the kids and head to the Sunset Cinema for an advanced screening of Early Man on the 28th March.
  • Held every year on 21 March, Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity. Take the kids along to one of the multicultural events planned.

ADELAIDE

  • Get creative and head to Brick-a-laide, Adelaide’s biggest and most comprehensive LEGO® fan event at the Adelaide Convention Centre over the Easter Long Weekend.
  • Check out one of the many family friendly exhibitions happening around the city this March.
  • Check out the list of Train events happening in Adelaide and surrounds in March.
  • The Adelaide Festival returns for another year with a smorgasbord of events for everyone interested in theatre, music, dance and arts. Check out the family friendly program here.
  • Experience the culinary traditions of multicultural communities in a vibrant celebration of Australian food culture at the Migration Museum. Our Shared Table brings together the food practices and migration stories of nine older South Australians from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, highlighting the unique role of food in their life journeys.
  • Grab the kids and head to WOMADelaide for an award-winning celebration of the very best of the World of Music, Arts & Dance. Performances and workshops, traditional and contemporary musicians, dancers and DJs, KidZone, street theatre and visual artists will keep the family entertained all day.
  • Catch a performance from the Willy Wonka of Weird! Mr Snot bottom will gross you out with topics kids love: boogers, bottoms, pop-offs and smells!
  • Bring the family to the Stables at the National Wine Centre as Mr Badger tells this much loved, classic story celebrating the joys of nature and friendship. A delightful, intimate storytelling performance, ideal family outing and shared experience for ages 5-95.
  • Catch a movie outdoors this Autumn at the Openair Cinema where you will enjoy a screening of The Greatest Showman, Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle, Paddington 2 and Ferdinand this March.
  • Head to Wallis cinemas on the 18th March for an advanced screening of Peter Rabbit and family fun day.
  • Created by The PaperBoats, Especially on Birthdays is an intimate visual-theatre experience for 4-8 year olds that shares the ups and downs and roundabouts of the most anticipated day of the year.

PERTH

  • Take a last chance to catch a movie outdoors at the Moonlight Cinema screening Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle, The Greatest Showman Sing-along, The Lion King, and Wrinkle In Time during March.
  • Discover ways to become more ‘green’ and sustainable at home at this fun, family-friendly environmental event! Head to Whiteman Park on the 24th March for EnviroFEST.
  • Join in the fun of the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day on Wednesday 14th March! Playgroup WA invites parents, carers and friends with children aged zero to five to celebrate with their ‘Superheroes’ event at Whiteman Park.
  • Check out one of the many family friendly exhibitions happening around the city this March.
  • Check out the list of Train events happening in Perth and surrounds in March.
  • Head to the outdoor cinema at Rooftop Movies this March for a screening of The Greatest Showman, Wonder and Labyrinth.
  • Take a day out with the family to Cottesloe Beach to view 73 sculptures by 77 artists from 18 countries at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea.
  • Catch a movie outdoors this Autumn at the Openair Cinema from the 9th March where you will enjoy a screening of The Greatest Showman, Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle, Paddington 2, Ferdinand and Coco.
  • The Community Outdoor Cinema at Bassedon will run until the 24th March will screenings of The Greatest Showman, Ferdinand, Jumaji and Coco.
  • Bike Week 2018 back for another action packed festival that will get your wheels spinning. Bike Week is an inclusive, community festival that offers something for everyone.
  • For over 50 years the Hyde Park Community Fair has been delivering a fun-filled community event featuring live entertainment, arts & crafts, demonstrations, markets, sideshow rides, food, workshops, multicultural displays, educational information, business connections and much more.
  • Kwinana’s big day out for children 0 to 12! Calista Oval will transform into a vibrant Children’s paradise filled with interactive science, art, music and environment activities.
  • If you head down to the Zoo on the 11th March, you’ll be sure of a big surprise! The annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Perth Zoo raises awareness of threatened species like the Sun Bears. A fabulous day out for everyone!

NEWCASTLE

  • Check out one of the many family friendly exhibitions happening around the city this March.
  • Check out the list of Train events happening in Newcastle and surrounds in March.
  • The Newcastle show returns for another year of jam packed fun for families. Rides, show bags and entertainment will keep everyone happy at this year’s show.
  • Hop along to the Wetlands for childrens playground, Easter Craft, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle AND meet the Easter Bunny at this year’s Easter Fun Day.
  • Easter in the Hunter Valley Gardens is back where families can enjoy rides, check out hatching chickens, and hunt for eggs in the Big Easter egg hunt.
  • Join artist Vanessa Turton at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery for some Free Art Sunday Dada-Do fun! Hands on art making activities for families, generously supported by MRAG Members & Cleverpatch.
  • Maitland Taste is a celebration of great food, wine and produce from the Hunter Region and surrounds. The program features diverse cooking and gardening demonstrations, interactive displays and kids activities that focus on the wider interpretation of taste by embracing the ethos of ‘Grow. Create.
  • The Newcastle Fringe Festival returns with a wonderful showcase of performers and family friendly shows for all to enjoy. Check out the full program here.