School Holiday Programs

“Our very pensive Harvey has had a wonderful day, “We wrote a story but in a REALLY fun way!!!”  – Anne, parent

Our School Holiday programs are both fun and educational, what’s more, every day is different! As with all of our programs writing and creating stories remains the focus, but, school holiday programs provide young writers with a broad range of activities and prompts all based around a unique theme for that particular day. At any given Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio holiday program a young writer can expect games, crafts, character building, team activities and of course, bucket loads of fun!


  • Our school holiday programs are ideally suited to young writers aged 7 – 12, however all school aged young writers are welcome as long as they can write a full sentences without assistance. 
  • ‘All holiday programs run from 9am until 3pm unless otherwise stated’.  
  • Parents and carers are invited to arrive for pickup at 2.50pm if they would like to hear some of what has been written. We usually do a little reading at the end of each day.
  • All young writers must bring their own lunches and snacks for the day. We provide water, and on hot days we provide a natural fruit juice icy pole in the afternoon. Lunch usually happens between 12pm – 1pm.
  • We have a nut free policy and do not allow young writers to share food.
  • A parent, guardian, or carer must sign each young writer in and out.

Upcoming Holiday Programs

The Cardboard Labyrinth: Part 1 – Monday the 23rd of September

Following on from our hugely successful blanket fort school holiday program, we welcome the Carboard Labyrinth! This immersive experience will see young writers contributing to the construction of a life size cardboard tunnel leading to new and exciting story worlds. From there we will be creating unique characters and narratives, complete with real challenges and obstacles for all who dare to enter the Cardboard Labyrinth!


The Cardboard Labyrinth: Part 2 – Wednesday the 25th of September

A new immersive labyrinth, complete with new worlds, new characters and new stories. This program will follow the same format as the Cardboard Labyrinth: Part 1, but will be distinct with new challenges and adventures.
Young writers are welcome to join us on the adventure for part 1, part 2 or both.



Potions Class – Monday 30th September


Join us as we gather around the cauldron in our studio and concoct some stories. After making our own quills we’ll be taking inspiration from a book about a boy with a lightening scar, as together we portkey into the wizarding world for an afternoon of fan fiction and Potter quizzes.
Booked Out


Clans and Crests – Wednesday the 2nd of October

Raise your goblets and don your armour, but please no swords at the banquet table! In this school holiday workshop young writers will become the lords and ladies of their own castles through creating their own crests and coat of arms. Using these we will delve into our created clan’s histories and write their legends and stories.

School Holiday Workshops Cost

  • Holiday programs cost $91.50 per child incl gst.
  • Young writers need to bring their own lunch and snacks.

Kids Programs

“Blanca is loving the creative writing classes on Saturday.
She has started writing in her own time as well.
So it is having a tremendous positive impact on her.”

Adult Programs

“Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio is more
than just a place to write…”