Home for the Holidays

Holiday fun for everyone! Residents staying home for the school holidays are encouraged to invite friends and relatives to visit and explore the home grown activities available in Shepparton and Goulburn Valley and enjoy special events and happenings at local venues these school holidays. 

Holiday in Shepparton and Goulburn Valley, with fun for the whole family. 

Stay tuned to the Shepparton & Goulburn Valley social media channels and website for updates. 

Home for the Holidays runs throughout the Autumn School Holidays from Friday 28 June to Sunday 14 July.

Special Offers & Activities

The Activities in the Park program was developed by Council as part of the Get Mooving Greater Shepparton Initiative.

The program provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to explore our parks, playgrounds, facilities and pools and participate in a number of free and low cost activities encouraging people to engage with their community, be outdoors and be physically active.

  • Balloon Play in Mooroopna 
  • Nature Scavenger hunt in the Queens Gardens
  • Laser Tag at Kidstown
  • Bachata Dance at the Senior Citizens Centre
  • Wombat Stew Story Time in the Park
  • Soccer Darts in Dookie

Full details are available on the Activities in the Park website

School holiday sessions 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday during the July  school holidays. 

Collect a River Connect Bird Bingo sheet from the Visitor Centre and take a stroll with the family around Victoria Park Lake. How many different bird species can you find? 

Wetlands are among Victoria’s most valuable and endangered water environments. They provide a safe place for local wildlife and play a critical role in improving water quality. The Victoria Park Lake has a constructed wetland composed of a series of ponds planted with indigenous water plants and is home to many different bird species and wildlife. 

Take a seat at the Visitor Centre craft table to enjoy coloring a bird mask or creating bird finger puppets, and have a play in the sensory bird tray*. Can you answer all the questions on our Bird Quiz? Discover the melodies of the birds and try your voice at mimicking them! 
*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Bird Bingo at Victoria Park Lake

School Holiday take home packs include everything you need to make your own Rocky Road Waffle Cone, Mini M&M Lollypop and Lolly Pizza.

Available in store now for $25 each

School Holiday trading hours:
Monday 1st - Monday 8th July, 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th July, 10am - 4pm
Closed Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July
Sunday 14th July, 10am - 4pm

  • Choose an attraction of you choice from:
    • 1 Laser Tag Session
    • 1 Mini Golf
    • 1 Dodgem
  • A $15 Play card
  • A choice from 2 menu options:
    • 3 nuggets and Chips or
    • 3 Mozzarella Stick

Starts 28 June and is available until 21 July. 

Victorian Fisheries Authority plan to release 750  'ready-to-catch' rainbow trout into Victoria Park Lake. 

Rainbow trout are a good option for children or those trying fishing for the first time, because they are relatively easy to catch and take a variety of baits and lures.

This stocking program aims to encourage families to go fishing, particularly during school holidays.

Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres.

Explore the low cost and free activities for kids listed on Shepp and GV

These school holidays Maude Street will come to life with wonderful live music for you to enjoy. So grab your family and friends, come to the CBD and support the GV's local artists. 

Maude Street Stage
10am to 1pm
Saturday 29 June - Jade Camden
Saturday 6 July - Neale Williams
Saturday 13 July - Jefferson Smith

See you there!

Explore Shepparton & Goulburn Valley looking for the Moooving Art

With over 90 cows in the herd, how many of the herd can you find?

While you're on an adventure, can you answer these questions:

  • Which is the newest addition to the herd?
  • What are the 5 colours featured on Mooondarian?
  • How many cows are in Monash Park?
  • What is the name of the park where the cows are located in Merrigum?
  • What super hero cow is at Kidstown? 
  • How many cows are jumping over the moon? 
  • Where's Molly?
  • How many sitting ducks are featured on Sitting Ducks?
  • What is the newest location to become home to a Moooving Art cow?
  • How many cows can you find in Tatura?
  • How many clocks are on the cow at the Botanic Gardens?
  • Meteorite Cow depicts the day Murchison was showered with a meteorite. What year did the meteorite fall?

Take photos of your adventure and tag us on social media @sheppandgv

MOVE is a world-class transport museum located in Shepparton, Victoria. MOVE displays motor cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses, and much more.

Learn about the legends of the road transport industry and their machines in the Kenworth Dealer Pavilion's "Avenue of Legends." MOVE also includes; The Furphy Museum, The Farren Vintage Bicycle Collection, The Dick Clayton Collection of gramophones, telephones, and radio, and the extraordinary Loel Thomson Costume Collection. The collections are displayed in a contemporary and interactive exhibition space.

MOVE is a destination offering coffee and dining at the Milestone Café, MOVE Shop for a gift, keepsake, or motoring accessory, and a variety of stores within the Emerald Bank precinct to enjoy.

Open every day 10am-4pm. Entry passes can be purchased at MOVE or pre-purchased online by clicking here.

NAIDOC Week will be celebrated between Sunday 7 July - Sunday 14 July with a theme of "Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud." These are some of the events in Shepparton & Goulburn Valley during NAIDOC Week. 

Rumbalara NAIDOC Week Opening / Market Day
Sunday 7 July, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Rumbalara Mooroopna Sand Circle Area - 20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna
Everyone welcome. Registration is required.

Rumbalara Main Flag Raising / Breakfast Ceremony
Monday 8 July, 8am - 10am
Rumbalara Mooroopna Sand Circle Area - 20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna
Everyone welcome. Registration is required.

Tammy-Lee Atkinson Exhibition 
62A Benalla Road, Shepparton.
Opens Monday 8 July, 6pm - 8pm

Rumbalara Elders Luncheon*
Tuesday 9 July, 11.30am - 2pm
95 Ford Road, Shepparton
* Please note this event is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Community and Connected families. Registration is required.

Kaiela Arts Exhibition 
Kaiela Arts, 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton
Opens Tuesday 9 July and runs until 20 August

Rumbalara Family Day*
Rumbalara Mooroopna Sand Circle Area, 20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna
Thursday 11 July, 11am - 2pm
* Please note this event is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Community and Connected families. Registration is required.

NAIDOC Week Movie Night at Shepparton Library - The New Boy (M)
Shepparton Library, Marungi Street, Shepparton
Thursday 11 July, 6.30pm


If you are hosting a NAIDOC Week event and would like it listed here, please provide the details by clicking here.

Further information on NAIDOC Week, including education resources are available at www.naidoc.org.au/

SAM Kids Winter Art Trail - all holidays - FREE - Collect from SAM Front Desk

Kids are invited to explore the many exhibitions on display during the school holidays with our new Kids Winter Art Trail! Using the art trail guide, kids can lead themselves on a tour of the museum, with activities to complete along the way and stamps to collect from SAM Staff at the end. This is a self-guided activity best suited to children aged 5+ years. All children aged 12 and under must be supervised at all times while at SAM.

Scratching the Surface | Clay workshop

Monday 8 July
Session 1: 10.30am-11.30am 
Session 2: 12.30-1.30pm
SAM Workshop, Level 2

Lovely landscapes are the inspiration behind this hands-on clay workshops for kids and teens! Kids will be led through current exhibition The Land is Us to explore the many different landscape artworks on display, then will make their way to our workshop to create their very own ceramic landscape artwork.

$11 inc. GST + Humanitix booking fee (Friends of SAM members receive 10% discount on programs)

For kids aged 7+ years. Please note that all children aged 12 and under must be supervised by an adult during their visit.
All materials supplied.

Delicious Drawings with Kenny Pittock

Thursday 11 July
Session 1: 11.00-11.45am for kids aged 7-10 years
Session 2: 1.00-1.45pm for kids aged 10+ years
Level 4, SAM

Join current SAM Art Wall artist Kenny Pittock for a session of drawing activities that will have kids creating all kinds of fabulous foods, from playful peaches to cheeky cherries.

$11 inc. GST + Humanitix booking fee (Friends of SAM members receive 10% discount on programs)

For kids aged 7+ years. Please note that all children aged 12 and under must be supervised by an adult during their visit.
All materials supplied.

These aren't what you think, they are cute little creatures created by local artist Tank, dotted across Shepparton & Goulburn Valley. 

Can you find the mouse eating pizza at the Shepparton Brewery? Or the mouse hiding in an ugg boot at Jeff Young Shoes? Maybe you'll find the milkshake drinking mouse at the Milkbar, or the mouse we've affectionately called Vick at the Visitor Centre.

There is a long list of locations where mice can be found as part of the Shepparton Mouse Hunt 

How many can you find? 

Download the activity sheet and have some fun these school holidays. 

Watch elite athletes compete in Shepparton and Goulburn Valley these holidays:

Shepparton's only dedicated Basketball Centre, The Bucket Centre, will be open for casual shooting, as well as hosting a 3x3 tournament. Follow their socials for details on casual shooting times. 

Casual Shooting - Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 10am - 4pm, $10 per session
Monday 8 July - Friday 12 July 11am - 4pm, $10 per session

Under 10 Skills Day - Monday 8 July 10am - 12pm $60 per child
Under 12 3x3 Tournament - Tuesday 9 July 10am - 3pm $200 per team | $80 individual
Under 14 3x3 Tournament - Wednesday 10 July 10am - 3pm $200 per team | $80 individual
Under 16 3x3 Tournament - Thursday 11 July 10am - 3pm $200 per team | $80 individual
Under 18 3x3 Tournament - Friday 12 July 10am - 3pm $200 per team | $80 individual

Click here to register.  





Local businesses wishing to participate in the Home for the Holidays campaign can submit holiday activities / activations / special offers by completing this form


The TAC Pause Stop initiative aims to reduce driver fatigue on long journeys by encouraging road users to plan ahead, pull over, and recharge. A pause from the road might save your life. Plan your journey ahead of time. Familiarise yourself with the Driver Reviver - Pause Stop locations https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety/pausestop.