Children’s Term Time Activities

During school term time we run a range of activities to cater for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and primary school aged children. Bookings are essential and can be made at Eventbrite or your local library.

Baby Bounce (birth to 18 months)

  • Churchill Library Mondays at 10am
  • Morwell Library Wednesdays at 10.30am
  • Moe Library Thursdays at 10.30am
  • Traralgon Library Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.15am

Wiggle & Jiggle (18 months to 3 years)

  • Morwell Library Wednesdays at 9.30am
  • Moe Library Thursdays at 9.30am
  • Traralgon Library Wednesdays at 9.30am

Storytime (preschoolers)

  • Morwell Library Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30am
  • Moe Library Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30am
  • Traralgon Library Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30am

Craft Time (preschoolers)

  • Churchill Library Wednesdays 10.30am

Read to Me (primary school aged)

  • Moe Library: Mondays and Thursday from 3pm
  • Morwell Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.15pm

Sesame Street – Elmo’s Circus Dream

Elmo’s Circus Dream is a must-see show of laughter, acrobatics, and imagination! Join Elmo and friends for an unforgettable circus adventure. Don’t miss the magic! 

Sunday 10 & Monday 11 March | 10:30am & 1pm | GPAC Main Theatre

It all begins with Elmo’s captivating bedtime story about the circus. As Elmo falls asleep, he is magically transported to a colourful world, where he is warmly greeted by his friends Abby, Cookie Monster, Bert, and Ernie. The show bursts into high energy as the talented cast sings and dances to the iconic Sesame Street theme song, but with a twist – they are embarking on an exciting adventure to the circus! With their vibrant costumes and catchy tunes, they express their deep desire to join the circus and become part of its magical experience. From hilarious clowning and daring stunt attempts to mesmerising dog acts and captivating dance routines, the stage comes alive with their boundless energy, skill, and infectious enthusiasm.  

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Brace yourself as internationally renowned circus performers take the stage, showcasing their extraordinary talents. Prepare to be spellbound by their impressive acrobatic displays, jaw dropping juggling acts, and mind-bending illusions that will leave you wondering in awe at their incredible feats. 

‘Elmo’s Circus Dream’ is more than just a show – it’s an immersive experience that ignites the imaginations of children, encourages self-expression, and teaches valuable life lessons in a fun and engaging way. Join Elmo and his Sesame Street friends as they transport you to a world where dreams truly come to life, where laughter and amazement await at every turn. Get ready to be dazzled as the magic of the circus unfolds before your eyes, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a renewed belief in the power of dreams. 

Full Price$34.95
VIP Tickets*$69.95
*VIP Tickets: Includes Meet and Greet with Elmo post-show and a free exclusive giveaway
*Note: Under 18 months free on lap*

A Little Bit of Blue

A Detective Story, told with Puppetry, where you help solve the case. 

Wednesday 3 July | 10:30am | GPAC Town Hall Theatre

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in. 

Mavis’s world is turned upside-down by small disappearances. Something has gone missing and is nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, but the thief then takes it one step too far 

Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate.  The Detective, Harry McGee, an adorable fool, makes a mess of the investigation, and the children love always being one step of ahead of him. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, and the Detective indeed finds something peculiar…. The children’s role is to help him solve the case. 

Jenny Ellis, a puppeteer of more than twenty years, weaves the whole mystery together, sometimes playing three characters at once. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love. 

A delightful show! Very clever and amusing – both for young and old. Jenny Ellis is clearly a very talented performer! Congratulations to all involved and thank you for a wonderfully engaging performance. 
~ Max, audience member, Northcote Kid’s Festival 

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

10:30am
GPAC Town Hall Theatre, Traralgon

Full Price$10
Child Price*$8
Access Price$7
Concession$9
Family Price**$30

Additional Information

*Child Price: U16s

**Family Price: Any group of 4 family members’

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval

Production Warnings: May contain coloured disco lighting effects

Artist recommended age: 3-10 years of age

Puppetry of Paper

Scrunch, rip, twist, tear! 

Wednesday 3 July | 11:45am | GPAC Town Hall Theatre

How many things can you do with a piece of paper? This workshop is based on Bunraku-style puppetry, a traditional Japanese form of theatre which involves multiple puppeteers working closely together to operate one puppet. Workshop participants will start by making a unique puppet out of paper. They will then learn techniques for bringing their puppet to life, either as individuals or as a team. Each group will work on short performances which are presented to the group. Participants will leave the workshop with a range of performance skills, which can be applied to any kind of puppetry.  

Little Wing Puppets have facilitated workshops with thousands of young people in every state and territory of Australia, as well as overseas. They believe that young people deserve access to the arts, wherever they live. They’re passionate about passing on their skills so that children can learn to create their own worlds through puppetry. 

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

11:45am
GPAC Town Hall Theatre

All Tickets*$8

Additional Information

*All Tickets: Accompanying adults free

**Please note: Ticket sales are capped at 20 participants (excluding supervising adults)

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Artist recommended age: 3+ years of age and supervising adults/families 

Questacon Pop Up Science Circus

The Questacon Science Circus is rolling into Morwell for one day only with a FREE pop-up science centre experience like no other!

Come along to the Latrobe Leisure Morwell on Saturday 24 February from 10am – 4pm to spin yourself dizzy, test your reflexes, explore your fingertips under the microscope, and watch some of our spectacular science shows.

With over 30 hands-on exhibits, the Science Circus pop-up is a fantastic STEM day out for the whole family. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to ignite your curiosity!

  • This is a FREE event, but bookings are essential
  • Suitable for all ages and family
  • Most people spend 1 – 2 hours at our pop-up
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • To protect our venue’s floor, please wear non-marking shoes (e.g. no stiletto heels)
  • Contact ScienceCircus@Questacon.edu.au or 0409 353 639 for enquiries.

Miniature Train Rides

Trains are operated for the public, weather permitting, between 12:00pm and 4:00pm on the fourth Sunday of each month (February – November), with extra events scheduled during December.

Within Newman Park, Peterkin Street, Traralgon.

Scheduled Ride Day:

  • Sunday 25 February
  • Sunday 24 March
  • Sunday 28 April
  • Sunday 26 May
  • Sunday 23 June
  • Sunday 28 July
  • Sunday 25 August
  • Sunday 22 September
  • Sunday 27 October
  • Sunday 24 November

Rides are $4.00 per person.

Please note: As with other miniature railways – insurance, health and safety regulations require that all passengers MUST wear enclosed footwear.  No bare feet, thongs, sandals or other open-toed footwear can be permitted on the trains.  To avoid disappointment, we do have suitable footwear in various sizes available at the station to borrow.