16 spring school holidays activities in Canberra 2019

Welcome to the underrated playground for kids.

With a host of museums, galleries, National Parks and indoor sports venues, there's no shortage of things to do in Australia's capital city during the spring school holidays .

This leaves you with plenty of ways to relax and unwind while the kids are having fun.

Top school holiday activities for kids in Canberra

Less than $50

VR Canberra

VR Canberra from Groupon

Bring the whole family to VR Canberra with a choice of up to ten immersive VR games for players big and small.

  • Duration: 3-6 hours
  • Location: Mitchell
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $5.50

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Scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunt from Groupon

Complete challenges and solve riddles with this self-guided scavenger hunt.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Canberra
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $30 (for two people)

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Paintball experience

Paintball experience from RedBalloon

A twist to the traditional game of paintball, this experience involves playing on movie-set quality game zones with themed scenarios including Tomb Raidar.

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Location: Tuggeranong
  • Ages: 16 years and over
  • Price: $20

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Flip Out entry

Flip Out entry from Groupon

Flip, soar and bounce off wall-to-wall trampolines and practice your tricks in the foam pit.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Prestons
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $16

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Movie cinema experience

Movie cinema experience from RedBalloon

Indulge with a cinema experience, perfect for a relaxing afternoon or a rainy day.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Canberra
  • Ages All ages
  • Price: $49 (for two people)

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Squash court hire

Squash court hire from Groupon

Hire a court and practice your squash skills with a friend.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Canberra
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $9.90

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More than $50

Hot air balloon experience

Hot air balloon experience from Adrenaline

Enjoy the sunrise from the sky with a hot air balloon adventure that will take you over the city and give you views of Canberra's skyline, suburbs and parkland.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Canberra
  • Ages 6 years and above
  • Price: $220 (Child)

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National Zoo tour

National Zoo tour from RedBalloon

Enjoy a family adventure at the National Zoo and get the chance to interact with animals.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Canberra
  • Ages: 4 years old and above
  • Price: $120

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Cheetah encounter

Cheetah encounter from RedBalloon

Get up close with the fastest land animal in the world.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 15-year olds and above
  • Price: $175

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Canberra Capital City Landmarks tour

Canberra Capital City Landmarks tour from RedBalloon

If you're looking to take the kids on an adventure during the holidays, this day tour which departs from Sydney will transport you to Canberra to explore popular attractions and includes a guided tour of either the National Gallery or National Museum of Australia and the Parliament House.

  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Location: Canberra
  • Ages 2 years and above
  • Price: $189

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5 free school holiday activities in Canberra

  • Visit the Royal Australian Mint and take a tour to learn the interesting stories behind Australian coins and watch them being made by a robot.
  • Kids will love running around the National Arboretum, especially with the Pod Playground fit with cubbies, net swings, a spiral slide and more.
  • The National Gallery of Australia holds free school holiday events where kids can make new friends, participate in creative activities and story telling.
  • What better time to learn a new skill than during the school holidays. Take the kids to Eddison Park for a game of disc golf, perfect for a family day out or a play date with friends.
  • Take a trip to the Canberra Space Station and learn about space with the latest images of the planets and spacecraft models, watch a movie on the past and future of space exploration and check out memorabilia.

Activity and experience deals for the Canberra school holidays

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Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase

Valid on all dates including holidays like Christmas for restaurants, spas, getaways, things to do and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

$10 off site-wide

Valid for use on any activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, abseiling, scuba diving, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Up to 10% off experiences

Valid for travel on select dates. No minimum spend required. Destinations include Sydney, Paris, London, Florence and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Extra US$5.5 off purchase with code

Valid for use on select deals with a minimum spend of $80. Other destinations include Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Get $15 off on spend over $79

Coupon code valid on driving and flying experiences, water sports, land adventures etc. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to 50% off experiences + extra 10% off with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Extra 15% off with code

Valid for travel until 1 January 2020 on experiences like skydiving, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, V8 experiences, rally driving, scuba diving and more. Minimum spend of $179. T&Cs apply.

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    PirenneJanuary 8, 2019

    What activities are there for 13 year olds in Canberra these school holidays?

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      ValJanuary 9, 2019Staff

      Hi Pirenne,

      Thank you for reaching finder!

      It seems like you are looking at the correct page. All activities listed are available for 13 year old and also for the entire family. For most promos, kids age 13 and up are categorized as an adult already.

      This will also depend on your child if he/she would prefer outdoor or indoor activities. You may also visit this page for 10 capital ideas for things to do in Canberra with kids

      Hope this helps!


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