Movie Guide: April School Holidays

Keen to take the kids to the flicks these holidays? As usual, there are heaps of new family-friendly movies in cinemas, just in time for the April School Holidays. Our quick guide tells you what’s worth watching for kids of all ages. Crack the popcorn!

Check the local cinema websites for screening times:

Peter Rabbit

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail – enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter — a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 95 mins
  • Director: Will Gluck
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki

Sherlock Gnomes 

The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… Sherlock Gnomes
  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time: 86 mins
  • Director: John Stevenson
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Mary J. Blige and Johnny Depp

A Wrinkle in Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 109 mins
  • Director: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Early Man 

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 89 mins
  • Director: Nick Park
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams

Need some more School Holiday inspiration? Check out the NSM Essential Guide to April School Holidays for vacation care, holiday workshops, sporting and tennis programs, performing arts, free activities and lots more!

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