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Latrobe City celebrates a range of fun over school holidays starting 24 June to 10 July 2022

From 24 June - 10 July, a range of fun, free and low-cost school holiday activities will be held across Latrobe City Council's libraries, leisure centres, early learning centres and creative venues through the Stay Local program.

By news@gippsland - 24th June 2022 - Back to News

The Latrobe City community and visitors to the region can look forward to lots of school holiday fun over the coming weeks. Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O'Callaghan invited the community to make the most of what's on offer. "It's wonderful to be able to offer such a diversity of activities for our youngest community members and their family and friends over the school holidays." Cr O'Callaghan said.

Stay Local but let your imagination wander, for the full program of events these holidays, visit Latrobe City

Stay Local but let your imagination wander, for the full program of events these holidays, visit Latrobe City

Learning and connecting

Cr O'Callaghan said, "We aim to make our facilities as accessible as possible and create opportunities for fun, learning and connection. Although the activities mainly cater for young people, some things will appeal to all ages, especially at our Leisure Facilities."

Lost dogs disco

A holiday highlight will be the Lost Dogs' Disco at Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, an immersive illuminated sculpture that will feature in the outdoor space for ten days. Free family and pet-friendly activities are planned to accompany the event, including disco dance parties, art sessions and even dog fortune telling.

Kinetic playground

Latrobe Regional Gallery's Kinetic Playground is also open daily from 10am to 4pm, featuring inventive circuits and motion to allow young visitors to arrange and test their own courses. Free art making activities will be on offer in the Lane at the Gallery during the holidays.

Eddie Betts

Latrobe City Libraries will also welcome special guest Eddie Betts to Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium on Tuesday 28 June for a reading, book signing and Q&A session. Bookings are free, but essential.

Eddie's books will be available for purchase on the day for $20. You can have your books signed and get a photograph with Eddie. There will be activities to enjoy while you are waiting. Bring ID to join the library and receive your membership card and access to our digital library.

Kubo kids coding

Kubo Kids Coding sessions is a simple, screen-free, puzzle-based educational robot that teaches coding and computational thinking. It simplifies complex concepts through hands-on experiences using TagTile programming language. It is designed for children aged 4 to 10 years old. It will also be on offer at libraries in:

Offering a simple and screen-free way for children to learn coding and computational thinking.

Stay local programs

Latrobe Leisure facilities in Churchill, Moe Newborough, Morwell, Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre and Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium have also planned plenty of activities across the holidays.

  • Open days
  • Basketball sessions
  • Indoor soccer
  • Learn to swim sessions

Come and try classes and pickleball are just some of the activities planned.

Moe Early Learning Centre's popular program is also taking place, with limited places still available. Bookings for the program can be made by calling 1300 367 700. For more information about the Stay Local program, visit the Latrobe City 'Stay Local school holiday activities' page. Bookings are required for most activities, so please check the details before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Pictures from Latrobe City website.


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