What’s On This Week: Virtual Events for Australian Families

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Check out the line up of virtual family events in Australia this week. As live events have been cancelled, virtual events have been popping up online for you to enjoy with your kids. There are some great offerings by Australian Reptile Park, University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Museum of Australian Democracy, Curious Legends and Little People Nutrition. All events are in AEST. We’ll add more to the list as we find out about them. Know of an Australian virtual family or kids event not on the list? Send us an email.

Sunday 24 May

The Australian Ballet presents At Home with Ballet TV. Their new At Home with Ballet TV digital season beams quality productions right to your couch for free. They’ve hand-picked a selection of our most beloved and inspiring ballets, and each will have a limited two-week season on their streaming platform, Ballet TV. A trio of works WARUMUK – IN DARK NIGHT, DYAD 1929, THE NARRATIVE OF NOTHING is available from Thursday 14 May to Thursday 28 May. Watch on the Australian Ballet website.

Monday 25 May

10am – Rock n Rhyme with Newcastle Libraries. Join all your favourite library friends for Rock n Rhyme Online on Mondays and Fridays at 10am! They will be singing songs, dancing together, and giving you some great activity ideas to keep the fun going at home. These sessions will be 20 minutes long and suitable for ages 0-3 years and live-streamed on their Facebook page.

11am – University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Discovery at Home program. Gai Lindsay sits down with Leanne Gibbs to discuss how the arts can be used to help develop children’s education in early learning environments. The video will be posted at 11am on Facebook and Instagram.

12pm – Enjoy a lunchtime storytime! Join the Children’s Book Council of Australia – NSW Branch every weekday at 12 noon for live storytime with some of Australia’s finest Authors and Illustrators. Tune in on their Facebook page or on their website.

1pm – Spy on a Koala at Blackbutt Reserve. Watch a daily streaming of the koalas being fed and explore their enclosure with a 360 degree view. Chat online with Ranger Doyle and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about all the wildlife at Blackbutt Reserve. Spy on a koala is on from 1pm daily.

Tuesday 26 May

10:30am – Join Newcastle Museum for their Tuesday Tales storytime for preschoolers. The video is on 10:30 on their Facebook page.

10:30am – Tune in to learn about Tasmanian Devils at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. The session will be livestreamed at 10:30am on their Facebook page.

11am – University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Discovery at Home program. Join Sue on Tuesday (National Sorry Day) for a special Story Time as she reads Mary Albert’s How Birds Got their Colour. Mary from the Bardi tribe was told this story when she was a young girl by her mother, and in this book the words have been brought to life with bold colourful children’s paintings. The video will be posted at 11am on Facebook and Instagram.

11am – Join in a live LEGO workshop to build with Kieran at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne. The livestream starts at 11am on their Facebook page.

12pm – Enjoy a lunchtime storytime! Join the Children’s Book Council of Australia – NSW Branch every weekday at 12 noon for live storytime with some of Australia’s finest Authors and Illustrators. Tune in on their Facebook page or on their website.

1pm – Spy on a Koala at Blackbutt Reserve. Watch a daily streaming of the koalas being fed and explore their enclosure with a 360 degree view. Chat online with Ranger Doyle and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about all the wildlife at Blackbutt Reserve. Spy on a koala is on from 1pm daily

4:30pm – Curious Legends has a fun & interactive series of live-streamed workshops – direct from their Newcastle Studio! Through make-at-home activities and fun games, kids and their families the world over get to explore theatre & puppetry – Livestream available on the Curious Legends Facebook page.

Wednesday 27 May

10am – Tune in for the Wiggly World of Dance. These live classes aim to enrich, educate and entertain children, by showcasing a range of dance styles. Children can dance in the comfort of their own home, expertly led by a ‘Bowtiful’ dance instructor, Emma Wiggle! Children will enjoy new dance steps & moves in a uniquely Wiggly way. Livestream available on Facebook

10:30am – Join Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House as they bring PlayUP to you. PlayUP is our permanent children’s exhibition, based on the United Nations’ (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child. Tune in every Wednesday 10:30am with Jess and Naomi for lots of fun stuff, including ever-popular PlayUP craft. Livestream available on Instagram and Facebook

11am – Enjoy Rock n Rhyme with Newcastle Libraries. Every Wednesday at 11am, they will be exploring a new story, singing songs and sharing some great ideas to keep the fun going at home. These sessions will be 20 minutes long and suitable for ages 3 – 5 years and live-streamed on their Facebook page.

11am – University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Discovery at Home program – Join Tarryn (and over 1 million children across Australia!) as we all read Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford at the same time for National Simultaneous Storytime! The video will be posted at 11am on Facebook and Instagram.

12pm – Enjoy a lunchtime storytime! Join the Children’s Book Council of Australia – NSW Branch every weekday at 12 noon for live storytime with some of Australia’s finest Authors and Illustrators. Tune in on their Facebook page or on their website.

1pm – Spy on a Koala at Blackbutt Reserve. Watch a daily streaming of the koalas being fed and explore their enclosure with a 360 degree view. Chat online with Ranger Doyle and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about all the wildlife at Blackbutt Reserve. Spy on a koala is on from 1pm daily

3pm – Foodie Tales with Mandy dos Santos from Little People Nutrition. Mandy is a nutritionist and food scientist and mum of three. Foodie Tales are a unique style of tale-telling, focusing on themes around food, family, culture, cooking, sharing food, celebrating life through food, growing food and of course eating food. The video will be posted at 3pm on the Little People Nutrition Facebook.

4pm – University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Discovery at Home program. It’s been 20 years since the Walk for Reconciliation across Sydney Harbour Bridge and today Lynette challenges us to build a bridge out of pipe cleaners. The video will be posted at 4pm on Facebook and Instagram.

Thursday 28 May

10:30am – Tune in to meet a cassowary at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. The session will be livestreamed at 10:30aaustarm on their Facebook page.

11am – University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Discovery at Home program. Martha goes exploring around The Campsite Experience and runs into some of our furry Quoll friends. The video will be posted at 11am on Facebook and Instagram.

12pm – Enjoy a lunchtime storytime! Join the Children’s Book Council of Australia – NSW Branch every weekday at 12 noon for live storytime with some of Australia’s finest Authors and Illustrators. Tune in on their Facebook page or on their website.

1pm – Spy on a Koala at Blackbutt Reserve. Watch a daily streaming of the koalas being fed and explore their enclosure with a 360 degree view. Chat online with Ranger Doyle and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about all the wildlife at Blackbutt Reserve. Spy on a koala is on from 1pm daily.

4:30pm – Curious Legends has a fun & interactive series of live-streamed workshops – direct from their Newcastle Studio! Through make-at-home activities and fun games, kids and their families the world over get to explore theatre & puppetry – Livestream available on the Curious Legends Facebook page.

7:30pm Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is live streaming selected performances and concerts each Thursday evening. Concert available on the MSO YouTube channel.

Friday 29 May

10am – Rock n Rhyme with Newcastle Libraries. Join all your favourite library friends for Rock n Rhyme Online on Mondays and Fridays at 10am! They will be singing songs, dancing together, and giving you some great activity ideas to keep the fun going at home. These sessions will be 20 minutes long and suitable for ages 0-3 years and live-streamed on their Facebook page.

10:30am – Tune in for storytime at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. The session will be livestreamed at 10:30am on their Facebook page.

11am – University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space, Discovery at Home program – Join Sue & Jess for a dance around the Campsite as they sing Aunty Wendy’s songs from different Aboriginal nation groups. The video will be posted at 11am on Facebook and Instagram.

12pm – Enjoy a lunchtime storytime! Join the Children’s Book Council of Australia – NSW Branch every weekday at 12 noon for live storytime with some of Australia’s finest Authors and Illustrators. Tune in on their Facebook page or on their website.

1pm – Spy on a Koala at Blackbutt Reserve. Watch a daily streaming of the koalas being fed and explore their enclosure with a 360 degree view. Chat online with Ranger Doyle and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about all the wildlife at Blackbutt Reserve. Spy on a koala is on from 1pm daily

Saturday 30 May

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Sunday 31May

11am – Join in a live LEGO workshop to build with Kieran at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne. The livestream starts at 11am on their Facebook page.

Photo credit: University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space,


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