Home for the Holidays

School holiday fun for everyone! Locals, friends and relatives, are invited to experience some of the home grown activities available in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley and enjoy special events and happenings at local venues these autumn school holidays. 


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

Residents staying home for the school holidays are encouraged to invite friends and relatives to visit and explore Shepparton and Goulburn Valley. Stay tuned to the Shepparton & Goulburn Valley social media channels and website for updates. 

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

Home for the Holidays runs throughout the Autumn School Holidays from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April.

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.


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

Did you know Victoria Park Lake is actually a constructed wetland?

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. The plants absorb extra nutrients in the water and the sun’s UV rays disinfect bacteria. This all helps to improve the water quality.

Maude Street activities these autumn holidays:

Saturday 30 March – 10am-1pm  - Easter Basket Making  
Friday 5 April – 10am -1pm  - Slime making
Friday 12 April – 10am-1pm - Autumn Veggie planting with a variety of 6 veggies to plant. 

Celebrating nourishing and delicious food of the Goulburn Valley.

Victoria Park Lake
10am - 2pm
Friday 12 April

Create Magic with sand these school holidays.

Children aged 2 to 12 years are invited to free school holiday fun in centre.

Sandart is essentially where kids create artwork using coloured sand.

Monday 8 - Saturday 13 April, 11am - 2 pm Daily

Get a mission of Laser Tag, play 9 holes of awesome Mini Golf and swipe for 1 hour in the arcade with a timed Play Card, for only $35pp!

Offer valid from Friday 29 March through to Sunday 28 April 2024. 

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

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 are 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 cows are at Kidstown? (hint: there are three)
  • 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?
  • Moobird is at the Botanic Gardens, how many birds can you count?
  • 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

Come and experience what we offer - displays and information about the Murchison district - Aboriginal Protectorate Station, pioneering families and historic art collection.

View videos and see a real piece of the ancient 4.6 billion years old Murchison meteorite that contains the oldest solid item on this planet - 7 billion years old stardust! Quizzes and activities for young children.

Entry $5 per adult. Free entry and a showbag for school children.

Books and quality souvenirs for sale.

Every Saturday and Wednesday 10am - 12pm

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 (except Good Friday) 10am-4pm. Entry passes can be purchased at MOVE or pre-purchased online by clicking here.

 Further details visit Pinot & Picasso Shepparton

Explore the Shepparton Festival Program, and plan your holidays. 

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 fund these school holidays. 

Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre will have a Smoothie Bike, with delicious recipes showcasing produce from the region on select days during the holidays.

Smoothie Bike will only be in operation between 2pm and 4pm on the following dates:

  • Friday 29 March
  • Tuesday 2 April - Friday 5 April
  • Monday 8 - Friday 12 April

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

* Activity may not be available during advertised times due to unavailability of ingredients, mechanical failure, or other interruptions that may arise. 

Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Located on the Ground Floor of the SAM Precinct, 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Look for Bloo Moo outside the front door.

Mini Golf at Riverside Gardens Garden Centre. Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens, this 18 hole course features 2 large lakes, rivers and creeks, large open lawn areas, a rotunda on the water’s edge and rustic pavilion with picnic tables. Challenge your friends while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings and you’ll be sure to Laugh-a-Lot.

Gone are the Mickey mouse gimmicks but not the fun, the course is easy enough for kids to have a hit and giggle and challenging enough for adults to have a laugh while competing to be a mini golf champion.

Adults $15, Kids under 16 $12.50, Family (2 adults & 2 kids) $50.

Normal trading 9am - 5pm daily (last games start at 4.00). With the exception of being closed Good Friday, and open extended hours for  three twilight golf sessions on Saturday 30th March, Friday 5th April and Saturday 6th April. Trading these days will be 9am – 10pm with last start at 9pm.





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.