Yarra Valley kids got to explore the city with IOE Yarraburn office’s first Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) camp which was based at Melbourne Discovery in the heart of the CBD.

What a jam packed weekend it was.

The weekend started with a walk to Docklands and a ride on the Melbourne Star. (Leah was very brave and loved looking down!) Back to earth and on to Glow in the Dark Golf which is located in the Docklands Shopping Town. Plus an ice cream of course.

Then a tram ride to Chinatown for lunch, All the kids loved it and happily ate Chinese broccoli. It was Jess’s first time trying dumplings and he loved them.

Following lunch we headed to ACMI in Fed Square where we spent a couple of hours. Everyone really enjoyed it and loved playing the old school games on display.

Next we checked out all the laneway artwork in Hozier lane before finishing off our city explore at the Melbourne State library.

After such a mammoth day of trekking around we headed back to Melbourne Discovery for a movie night and pizza. Their cinema room was great, in spite of our tiredness we even managed to watch half a movie.

Sunday morning it was off to Vic Market where all the kids made a purchase – Leah bought a puppet kookaburra, Jess bought a watch and Lil bought her mum a crystal flower. Hot jam doughnuts there were a special treat.

Keeping up Saturday’s pace we headed to Melbourne Museum where Leah was particularly taken with the dinosaurs.

Last stop for the weekend was San Churros for hot choccies and churros – yum! We also grabbed some sushi for the train home. Another first for Jess and he liked that too.

What a weekend, I’m still knackered but loved it!

Molly Isley (camp Rec Leader)