If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained these school holidays, head to Grand Central!


Grand Central Marketing Manager Marieke Bridgeman said there are a variety of activities on in-centre for the kids to enjoy throughout April.


These activities include:


Jurassic World – April 5-18

Explore the centre to find all four pods of life-like dinosaurs! Grand Central will even have their very own ‘Blue’, a roaming dinosaur, who will be in the centre daily from 11am-2pm looking for tasty morsels.  Have a photo with a dinosaur outside Myer on Level 2, or create something in the Craft Village in Centre Court each day from 11am-2pm. 


Vapiano Pizza Kids Cooking Classes – April 6-18

Vapiano Pizza Kids are back!  For just $10 Vapiano’s pizza masters will teach your kids how to knead dough, garnish their creations and send the pizzas to the oven.  Classes run daily from 9am-10am.  Children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, and bookings are essential through Eventbrite.  As an extra bonus, the parents of the participating children receive 20% off their total lunch bill when they dine straight after the class.


Science Experiments with Australian Geographic – April 6, 13, 20 & 27

Feed your young scientist’s curious mind!  Australian Geographic are hosting science experiments in-store each Saturday in April including Volcano Eruption on April 6 & 13 at 11.30am, and Lie Detector Test on April 20 & 27 at 11.30am.


Unicorn Dreamcatcher Workshops with Harper Bee – April 16 + 18

Harper Bee are hosting workshops to create unicorn dreamcatchers!  Create a pink one on April 16, or an aqua one on April 18.  The workshops are recommended for ages 7-14, and all materials are included.  Two workshops will be held each day.  Book online through Eventbrite for $25.  You’ll get to take home your very own unique Unicorn Dreamcatcher!


QBD Reading Corner – Easter Story and Craft – April 18

QBD are celebrating Easter with a reading of the Easter story We’re Going On An Easter Hunt on April 18.  Get lost in the story about a family of bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt, then stay for some Easter themed craft and colouring-in.


Kids Movies at BCC Cinemas Grand Central

These school holidays, see the latest family movies with BCC Cinemas’ Family Saver sessions.

  • Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
  • Dumbo – A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus.  But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
  • Guess How Much I Love You – An Enchanting Easter – When Little Nutbrown hare leads an expedition to find a pure white fawn, the friends don’t really believe one exists, but when they do find her they are reminded the world is full of wondrous creatures.
  • The Lego Movie 2 – The second part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.  It’s been five years since everything was awesome, but now the citizens are facing a huge new threat from outer space.


Ms Bridgeman said there are also some great dining deals on at the moment for the family.


“Our Little Book of Big Dining Deals has some great deals if you’re dining out, and all are valid until the end of the month.  If you haven’t taken advantage of them yet – make sure you do!” she said.


For more information on children’s activities or Grand Central retailers, visit www.grandcentralshopping.com.au.


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