School holiday activities to keep your kids busy during the break

"Bored" is not a word you'll hear these school holidays with these top activities.

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It's that time of year again and whether you're planning to stay at home or go away for the holidays, there's a boundless number of exciting activities to keep the young ones entertained.

With a slew of arts and crafts, games, sports, adventures and even a few freebies thrown in there, find the perfect mix of school holiday activities for their next break here.

  • When's the next school holidays? Consult our guide here for this year's Australia school holiday dates, broken down by state.

Looking for local adventures to have during these school holidays?

Kids getting cabin fever? Find an exciting local activity to join, like kayaking with seals, jetboating on the Gold Coast, or exploring chocolate factories. With an endless amount of options to keep the kids entertained, you're sure to find something for everyone.

  • Sydney Harbour
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Perth
  • Gold Coast
  • Adelaide
  • Newcastle
  • Hobart

10 ideas for free or cheap school holidays activities

  • Have a picnic in a local park or botanic gardens.
  • Splash around at your nearest beach, splash pad or swimming pool.
  • Check out a local museum, many of which offer areas for children with interactive displays during the holidays.
  • Explore nearby bushland and national parks along kid-friendly tracks and spot wildlife.
  • Check out a local market.
  • Head to a local library – many offer kid-friendly programming during school holidays, or just find a new book to read or pick up an old classic.
  • Ride your bike along a local trail or through a park.
  • Be a tourist in your own city and join a free walking tour.
  • Wander around a new neighbourhood, window shopping in local shops or treat yourself in a cafe.
  • Go to an art gallery, many of which are free to visit and some offer kid-friendly programs and workshops.

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