How quickly the school holidays seem to come around again! The weather is finally looking up and with the AFL Grand Final and Spring Racing just weeks away, the coming school holidays is one which we truly look forward to.
Open everyday in the school holidays, the famed Polly Woodside is running special School Holidays Trust Pirate sessions on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September. Book here http://www.trybooking.com/IQYU.
Style School Melbourne, September 29 - October 1
This three day intensive course for teen girls is an expert guide in etiquette, dress, manners and make up. Send your daughter along for this workshop to help transition shy young girls into confident young ladies, learning about image and style along the way. Includes a shopping trip and a style kit!
Federation Square Silent Disco, Tuesday 29 September
Great for kids and adults, the silent disco will have you shimmying your way around Federation Square in a spontaneous flash mob while you listen to the music through head phones. This event is free and runs several times during the day - why not go more than once!
AFL Grand Final Parade, October 2
The Grand Final Day Public Holiday should mean Mums and Dads will be free from work to spend the day as a family in the city. Line the road from the Old Treasury Building to Yarra Park and cheer on the two teams who have made it to the end. It doesn't matter if your team isn't there, the atmosphere will be amazing!
Melbourne Fringe Festival, September 16 - October 4
With many events for young and old, presented at over 170 venues across Melbourne, you'll be sure to find a show that suits. Come into the city early and enjoy dinner by the river, or stay late and enjoy the city under lights.
Southgate Cinema, from October 6
This hidden gem of Melbourne returns on October 6, with a screening of St Vincent. Over the coming weeks, box office hits Selma and The Theory Of Everything are among the films to hit the screen, all FREE. Book the Monday prior.
Spring Racing Carnival
The Race that stops a nation might take place at Flemington, but there is plenty of action in the city and at our waterfront restaurants and bars. Many of the establishments that line the river are arranging parties to celebrate the Melbourne Cup, while others are hosting events for those not needed at the office on Oaks Day. Don't forget your hat!
If you are looking for an alternative way to get to the track, Melbourne Water Taxis are running a shuttle service to and from Flemington. Arrive in style without having to worry about the traffic!
You can also jump on a boat to the AFL Grand Final!