Summer school holiday program 2023

Published on 19 December 2022

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Get the kids out of the house and keep them entertained these school holidays with the following programs from the Goldfields Family Centre, Maryborough Regional Library, Central Goldfields Youth and Central Goldfields Art Gallery on offer.


Activities start on 9 January 2023 and run throughout January. 


Goldfields Family Centre activities:

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Maryborough Regional Library activities:


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Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Sticker Design Workshop with Josh from Oni Streetwear

Wednesday 18 January, 12noon to 2pm 

Location: Maryborough Resource Centre – Atrium, 91 Nolan Street, Maryborough VIC

Best suited for ages 12-25 years

Free to attend but bookings essential.

To book visit:


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Youth Art Gallery Sneak Peek Preview

Friday 20 January, 2 to 3pm 

Location: Meet out the front of the Maryborough Town Hall, 71 Clarendon Street, Maryborough

Best suited for ages 12-25 years

Free to attend but bookings essential.

To book visit:

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NGV Kids on Tour 

Tuesday 24 January, 10am to 11am at the Maryborough Resource Centre Atrium. 

Bringing free art-making activities, games, and workshops to locations across the state, the NGV Kids on Tour 2023 will roll into Maryborough on January 24 thanks to the Central Goldfields Art Gallery.

Drawing on this year’s theme ‘LET’S MAKE ART’, NGV Kids on Tour 2023 will see kids draw inspiration from the world around them, with the activities inviting children to create drawings, sculptures, poems, portraits, collages and one-of-a-kind creatures.

NGV Kids on Tour is an integral part of the NGV’s year-round program, reinforcing the Gallery's commitment to providing opportunities for communities across Victoria to gather and connect through making art.

Free to attend, no bookings required.

For further information, visit 

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Central Goldfields Youth

Water Fight!

Monday 16 January 

It’s Summertime and why not enjoy a friendly water fight. Venue to be confirmed.

You will need shoes and not mind getting wet.

3pm to 4.30pm

For ages 10+

Register at:


Escape Room Antics

Tuesday 17 January

A team of players enter a themed room with a fully immersive story line. Solve riddles, find codes and use clues to unlock locks to escape within 60 minutes. We will be heading to Bendigo via bus leaving Central Goldfields Shire Council car park at 9.00 am and we will return at 3.00pm. Its free but you do need to tell us that you will be there

For ages 12 – 25 years only and limited numbers

Register at:


Skate Park and Scooter Fun

Tuesday 17 and Tuesday 24 January 

Our new Skate and Scooter Park is OPEN! Enjoy an afternoon of activities and hanging out at the Skate Park. Snacks and Drinks provided

Time:  4 to 6pm

Feel free to just turn up or register at:


Feeding your Soul over Summer - Yoga

Wednesday 18 January 

Stretch your mind and body this summer. Enjoy an entry level class into Yoga! For ages 12-25 years.

Time: Am Session – Times to be confirmed

Location: Phillips Gardens, Maryborough

Register at:


Stretching your Body this Summer – Boxing

Thursday 19 January 

Feel like you need to stretch your body and get moving? Enjoy an entry level boxing class. For ages 12-25 years

Time: 10.00am to 11.30 am

Location: Meet at the Central Goldfields Shire Offices – We are off to a secret location

Register at:



Movie Day! - The Amazing Maurice

Tuesday 24 January 

Time: 10.00 am for 10.30 am

Maurice a goofy streetwise cat, creates a money-making scam.  Befriending a group of self-taught talking rats and a young kid, the scam soon goes down the drain. Limit of 1 adult to 3 children. 

Paramount Theatre, Maryborough, Nolan Street

Bookings: Essential – Register at:


Australia Day events 

Thursday 26 January

Music and games will be available during the day from 8.30am as part of the Australia Day event (hosted by Freeza) followed by an afternoon concert of music and fun by our local young people from 2 to 6pm.

Location: Station Domain, Maryborough 

Pride Festival

Saturday 28 January 2023

11am to 6pm 

The inaugural Pride Festival will start at Station Domain before moving to Mill House Maryborough, 88-90 Burke Street, Maryborough 

Supported by FReeZA and Engage. For more information, visit




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