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School Holidays at the Village Market

Published 5 April 2022
Giant egg painting, craft activities and making music with plants!

There is so much to see and do at the Village Market these school holidays! Our Cecil Street outdoor dining precinct will include some exciting activations especially designed for kids (and the young at heart!). 

Kids can also learn to make sushi in a free cooking lesson, enjoy free face painting, take a selfie with the Easter bunny and go on the Market Easter Egg Hunt!

The Museum of Play and Arts (MoPA)

The Market are thrilled to partner with MoPA this April, a world-class museum famous for immersive exhibits and activities designed to support creativity and play-based learning.

Find the MoPA pop-up gazebo on Cecil Street from 13 - 17 April with free Easter craft activities for the kids. MoPA will have art supplies, tables and chairs for kids to join in on making Easter craft to take home plus a giant egg for painting! Kids can get messy as smocks, brushes and a wash up station will be available onsite.


MoPA believes more play and creativity will paint a brighter future

Make Music with Plants!

Playable Streets will bring their incredible musical installation, The Plants,  to the Market for shoppers to create their own musical compositions using plants from 13 - 17 April.

By touching the leaves on the plants, a micro computer is activated that triggers sounds developed by composer, Cayn Borthwick

Not only do The Plants convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen, but your touch into music. 

Playable Streets create interactive installations connecting us to our world.

Free Easter Egg Hunt

Pick up a map from the Market Office in Centre Aisle (next to the lift) or download one here for the kids to go on a hunt for Easter eggs throughout the Market! The eggs will be hidden in seven of our stalls.

Eggs will be limited, so first in first served!

When: 11am, Saturday 16 April


Free Face Painting for the Kids

Bring your children along to the Market Food Hall for some creative face painting fun this Easter.

When: 10am - 2pm 

  • Thursday 13 April
  • Saturday 16 April 
  • Sunday 17 April

Free face painting at the Market during Easter trading

A Special Appearance by the Easter Bunny

It's been a couple of years since the Easter Bunny could leave her burrow and come back to see us all at the Market. Look out for our furry friend hopping around the aisles when you shop for your Easter treats!

When: 10am - 1pm

  • Thursday 14 April
  • Saturday 16 April
  • Sunday 17 April

Learn To Make Sushi

Join the fun these school holidays with a free cooking lesson for kids aged 6 - 12!

When: Saturday 9 April:

  • Session 1: 10am - 10.30am
  • Session 2: 11am – 11.30am

For more information, contact Youth Services on 0481 452 836 or sign up on the day.

Presented by the City of Port Phillip Middle Years and Youth Services.

Calling all Junior Chefs!

Our new seasonal cooking program is for primary school-aged children. Each year there will be four instalments, for each school holidays.

The program will takes kids (aka our Junior Chefs!) on a hands-on shopping experience at the Market, in search of ingredients using a Clue Card. Parents/Carers will receive a Helper Card which has all the answers to the clues as well as what stalls the ingredients are available from.

Find out more here

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