School holiday planner: activities for kids at Garden City


School holiday planner: activities for kids at Garden City

Welcome to the ultimate guide to making the most of the school holiday season at Westfield Garden City. From shooting hoops at GC Slam to kids cooking workshops, now’s the time to create your game plan for maximising fun with the kids before the school bell rings again.

What's happening

Get your diary out now – these are just some of the upcoming events at Westfield Garden City.

GC Slam
Monday 23 September - Friday 4 September | Multiple times
Bounce into the GC Slam these school holidays to shoot some hoops and develop your basketball skills at our custom built half court.
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Shootin' Hoops Arcade
Monday 23 September - Sunday 6 October | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Before you hit the courts at the GC Slam, practice your skills at the Shootin' Hoops Arcade.
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Vapiano Kids Pizza Workshops
Saturday 21 September - 6 October | 9.30am - 10.30am
Vapiano pizza masters will teach your kids to knead dough, garnish their creations, and send the pizzas to the oven for only $10.
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Grill'd Kids Burger Masterclasses
23, 24, 30 September and 1 October | 10.00am - 11.00am
In a 45 minute class Grill'd will turn your master-eater into a master maker!
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Movie time

Leave the entertaining to the big screen and come down to Event Cinemas to catch up on the best new releases for kids. Popcorn for them, plus downtime for you, everyone wins.

Here are some of the most popular kids’ movies screening now:

The Angry Birds Movie 2
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Bill Hader return to lend their voices to the sequel to 2016's animated action comedy based on the popular mobile game.
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When a group of pals encounter a young Yeti, they set out on a journey from Shanghai to the Himalayas to reunite him with his family. From DreamWorks Animation.
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Live action family adventure based on the popular kids' TV series, with Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight) in the titular role.
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Animated musical centered around the plush specialty toys, with Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull lending their voices. Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) directs.
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Arcade fun

Timezone and Zone Bowling is the ultimate place to lose track of time. Brimming with activities for your kids to enjoy, this is one option guaranteed to be a lifesaver on a rainy day and is open until midnight!

Here's what Timezone has to offer:

  • Arcade games
  • Laser Tag
  • Bowling
  • Bumper Cars
  • Prizes
  • Parties

Time for food

Here’s our round-up of the the most kid-friendly go-to dining options at Westfield Garden City. Whether you’re after a play area, a child-friendly menu or the best babyccino in town, we have you sorted.

Here are our top picks:


Take a break and let your little ones be entertained in our kids' activity area. All children are welcome and entry is free, however, children must be supervised at all times.

Jungle Play Area and Activity Zone: located on Level 2 near Harvey Norman, this space includes interactive screens and a play area.

Little Kids Play Area: located on Level 2 next to Target, this space has soft features for smaller children.

Stay and Play Area: located on Level 1 next to Espresso Max Cafe, this space has soft building blocks for smaller children.

Parents with prams parking

Visiting with a pram? For your convenience, we have pram parking located in car park yellow, red, grey, purple, pink B1 and B2, green, blue and white. For more information about parking, visit our parking page.

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