If you’re wanting to take the kids to the movies these school holidays, there are some great family-friendly flicks to enjoy. Our Winter Holidays Movie Guide includes a synopsis of each movie, its release date, running time and rating. Get your popcorn ready – it’s time to sit back and be entertained with the kids!

box of popcorn to enjoy at the movies

Pils Adventure

Don’t call her a princess!
Pil is a young orphan living in the medieval city of Foggyburgh. One day, the cruel regent Tristain curses Roland, the heir to the throne, by changing him into a “chickat” (half chicken, half cat). To save Roland and the kingdom, Pil embarks on a quest for the antidote, along with Graubart, a clumsy guard with a good heart, Jiggler, a young loony jester, and her three tamed weasels. From the Cursed Forest to the Glen of the Beast, Pil and her unlikely companions live their greatest adventure and find the family they never had.

  • Release Date: 2nd June
  • Running Time: 89 mins
  • Rated: PG


Follow the origin story of legendary Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear in Lightyear as he is marooned onto a hostile planet and tries to find a way back home through space and time.  

  • Release Date: June 16th
  • Running Time: 105 min.
  • Rating: PG

Minions the Rise of Gru

The untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain. In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. 

  • Release Date: June 23rd
  • Running Time: 45 mins
  • Rated: TBC

My Sweet Monster

Princess Barbara is secretly in love with Prince Edward. When the sneaky post clerk Weasel demands the king to marry him to Barbara, she flees. Sweet monster Boogey does everything in his might to help Barbara save the kingdom.

  • Release Date: 7th July
  • Running Time: 98 mins
  • Rated: PG

Netflix movies

The Sea Beast (2022)

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters — and make history to boot.

  • Release Date: July 8th
  • Running Time: 118 mins
  • Rated: TBC

For more things to do this winter, head to our What’s On calendar or check out our blog for some activity inspiration.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums