7 School Holiday Activities Your Kids Will Love This


Whether it’s your child’s first or last year of school, finding fun school holidays activities is never easy. You want something entertaining and educational, creative and cost-effective, and fun for every member of the family! 

You’ll be happy to know that finding family fun doesn’t have to be stressful during these school holidays! With these 7 ideas, you can bring a smile to your child’s face without breaking the bank. Plus, you can stay local and support the businesses that keep our community alive – not to mention saving on petrol costs, which we could all use at the moment! 

The April school holidays in Victoria start on Saturday the 9th of April and extend to ANZAC Day – on the 25th of April. Students will return to the classroom on the 26th of April. 

Let’s dive into our top 7 school holiday activity ideas for these April holidays! For more tips, follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates in Diamond Creek. 

  • Visit The Easter Bunny (One Day Only!) 

When: Saturday, April 16 between 11 am-2 pm

Where: Throughout Diamond Creek 

Cost: Free! 

Register: https://fb.me/e/1rxqp36dD

The April school holidays are synonymous with one thing – Easter! And, we’re very excited to announce that the Easter Bunny himself will be making a special visit to the children of Diamond Creek on the 16th of April. Families from all communities and neighbourhoods are welcome, and there is no cost to participate in this joyous event. Come down and say hello – you might even get a special treat! 

  • The Annual Diamond Creek Easter Egg Hunt 

When: Saturday, April 16 between 11 am-2 pm

Where: Throughout Diamond Creek 

Cost: Free! 

Register: https://fb.me/e/2YjmbUQJE

Special Note: Collect your map from Volumes gift store – only available on the day! 

The 16th of April is a special day in Diamond Creek this year! As well as a visit from the Easter Bunny, we’re delighted to host the annual Easter Egg Hunt once again. Come on down between 11 am and 2 pm to hop around the shops and collect some delicious chocolatey treats. This event is child friendly and pet friendly, so bring the whole family along for a few hours of fun. Don’t forget to start your Easter Egg Hunt journey at Volumes gift store where you can collect your map. 

  • Get Your Skate On 

When: Anytime

Where: https://skatermaps.com/diamond-creek-skatepark/ 

Cost: Free! 

If you’re a Diamond Creek local, you’ve probably enjoyed the skate park at some point during your residency. A popular place for kids of all ages (and kids at heart!), the skate park has something for everyone. So whether you’re a bike, skateboard, scooter, or rollerblade kind of person, you’ll be sure to enjoy an afternoon at this local landmark. 

  • Keep Summer Going with Swimming Pool Fun 

When: https://www.diamondcreekpool.com.au/about-us/opening-hours/

Where: 1 Elizabeth St, Diamond Creek 

Cost: https://www.diamondcreekpool.com.au/about-us/pricing/ 

Details: https://www.diamondcreekpool.com.au

If you’re looking for an active activity this school holidays, why not pay a visit to the Diamond Creek Swimming Pool. Pool safety is a must for any Aussie child, and while the weather is still on the warmer side, it’s the perfect time to develop water safety skills. Or, if you’re looking for some quiet time, why not take a break for yourself and swim some laps in the morning – what a perfect way to start the day! 

  • Walk Along The DC Trail 

When: Anytime

Where: From DC Regional Playground to Eltham North Adventure Playground 

Cost: Free! 

Details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/victoria/diamond-creek-trail

The Diamond Creek trail has become a favourite for families in the region. Known for its tranquil scenery and easy access, the trail is the perfect location to walk, run, bike, or explore these school holidays. No matter where you start from, it’s a great place to unwind and get active. Why not schedule a family bike ride or daily walk with the dog – a precious time for family togetherness while increasing your step count! 

  • The Diamond Creek Regional Playspace

When: Anytime

Where: 28 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek

Cost: Free! 

Details: https://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Explore/Parks-and-playgrounds/Diamond-Creek-Regional-Playspace

The Diamond Creek Regional Playspace is now a highlight of the area for many locals. Offering nature-inspired play equipment and activities for kids of all ages, it’s the ideal spot for family fun these school holidays. Why not visit the Tram Cafe or have a picnic on the green grass while the kids explore the playspace for hours of fun. 

  • Edendale Farm 

Edendale Farm is the perfect place to visit during any school holiday! This April break, Edendale Farm is hosting two free events for local families:

Pebble Pals 

Tuesday April 12, 10am – 12pm – free. 

Join Pebble Pals to create your very own pebble painted friend. Ideal for children aged 3 to 10, this activity uses non-toxic paints that can be washed off clothes. All equipment is provided, so all you have to do is turn up and paint! 

Clay Play  

Friday April 22, 12.30pm – 2.30pm  – free. 

Designed for kids aged 3 to 10, this free activity involves building an object or bowl out of clay. The activity takes about 30 minutes to create plus 30 minutes to dry, so keep this in mind when planning your visit. 

For more detail on both events, visit this site: https://www.edendale.vic.gov.au/Visit/Events-activities-workshops/Free-Holiday-Arty-Fun

Enjoy Your School Holidays! 

We hope this list has inspired your school holiday plans this April. Everything you need and more is right here in Diamond Creek – stay near and support local this Easter.  

Have a very Happy Easter, and enjoy the school holidays! 


Anna Henderson
Author: Anna Henderson