Sports museum offers fun-filled activities for kids on holidays

March 11, 2014 by  

Keeping active while having fun will be easy for children attending the kids’ school holiday program in April at Melbourne, Victoria’s National Sports Museum.

Kids will have an opportunity to take part in a host of `make and take’ activities, including the popular car racing, surfing and footy colour-ins. They will also be encouraged to dress up to look like a footy star for the `What a Shot’ segment of the program.

Sporting representatives have been invited to visit the venue to feature in a special sports clinic and provide helpful tips to young players. Melbourne Heart Football Club will be among the many sporting groups to attend.

First-hand experience at playing a wide range of sports will be on offer at the interactive Game On area. Children will be able to test their skills at everything from archery, netball and cycling to soccer, AFL and cricket. There will also be an opportunity for promising youngsters to trial their goal kicking abilities against AFL players, take a wicket on a virtual cricket pitch and a host of other sports.

In celebration of the Henley-on-Yarra river carnival, which began in 1904, the museum hosts a special display that showcases historical programs, photographs, artworks and trophies. The annual event has often been featured on promotional material produced through flyer, postcard and poster printing to highlight the special character of the popular destination.