The Central Goldfields Shire Engage! Program, the Central Goldfields Art Gallery and the Maryborough Library will host a series of events to keep our youngest residents entertained during the January school holidays.

Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the January school holiday programs are a great way to entertain the kids over the summer break.

“It’s also a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and keep their minds interested.”

Engage! January Teenage School Holiday program

Aimed at ages 11 to 18 years of age the program of free events include:

Tuesday 16 January

NGV 2018 Kids on Tour Workshop

11am to 4pm at the Nolan Street Gym

National Gallery of Victoria workshops are for artistic young people to create an art project for the Kids on Tour Workshop. All materials are provided and some of the work will go on display.


Wednesday 17 January

Succulent potted gardening & DIY Bird Feeders

11am to 4pm at the Nolan Street Gym

Join us as we pot succulents to create a mini garden for our Youth Space as well as some to take home. All materials provided. Also, make your own DIY bird feeder to take home using recycled materials.


Thursday 18 January

New Year planning and goal setting project

11am to 4pm at the Nolan Street Gym

Come along and do some goal setting and planning for your personal life and school. Learn how to plan and set goals and how to achieve them in a time frame.


Monday 22 January

Ultimate Summer Activities Day 1

11am to 4pm at the Nolan Street Gym

The Ultimate Summer Activities are fun creative summer activities for all ages. We have a range of projects including sidewalk foam paint, inspiring rock painting and fun foods to make. All supplies are provided.


Tuesday 23 January

Ultimate Summer Activities Day 1

11am to 4pm at the Nolan Street Gym


Ultimate Summer Activities include recycling projects. Activities will include recycled bottle wind spirals and other recycle project to educate participants on Reuse, Repurpose and recycle projects.


Wednesday 24 January

Outdoor Projects & Scavenger Hunt

11am to 4pm at the Nolan Street Gym

Spend the day outside creating outdoor projects including Eye See You Art Wall and Paper Flower Garden. Prepare for an outside lunch and finish off the end of the Holiday Program with a Scavenger Hunt just for fun.


Bookings essential. Contact Central Goldfields Shire on 5461 0610.


Central Goldfields Art Gallery January School Holiday Program

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery will also host two free children’s art workshops in January. The workshops are part of the National Galleries Victoria Kid on Tour initiative.

Friday 19 January

Fiona Hall – who lives here?

10 to 11am - 5 to 8 years 

2 to 3pm - 9 to 12 years

Everybody Play

2 to 3pm - 9 to 12 years


Thursday 25 January  


10 to 11am – 5 to 8 years

2 to 3pm – 9 to 12 years

Everybody draw

10 to 11am – 5 to 8 years

2 to 3pm – 9 to 12 years

Bookings essential as places are limited. To book contact 5460 4588.


Maryborough Library school holiday program

The Maryborough Library will host the following events for children during January.

Wednesday 17 January, 10.30am

Waldo the Magician visit

Entry is free and bookings are required on 5461 1950.


Tuesday 23 January, 10.30am

Back to School Craft session

Free entry and bookings not required.




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