17 school holidays activities in Canberra 2018

From national parks to national galleries, here are a few ways to keep your kids entertained in Canberra during school holidays.

The biggest holiday period in the school year are quickly approaching and if you have no plans to fill them, we've got a few ideas up our sleeves for how to keep your kids busy throughout.

With a host of museums, galleries, national parks and indoor sports venues, there’s no shortage of things to do in Canberra.

8 iconic Canberra things to do with your kids

  • Have fun with science at Questacon
  • Tour the National Gallery and pay a visit to Parliament House
  • Head up to Mount Ainslie lookout
  • Explore Namadgi National Park
  • Picnic at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Hit the slopes at nearby ski areas or hike along their trails if there's no snow
  • Pay your respects at the Australian War Memorial
  • Learn all about the stars at the Canberra Space Centre

5 ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Canberra

Cheetah encounter from RedBalloon

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

  • Location: Canberra, ACT
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Canberra city tour from RedBalloon

Visit Mt Ainslie, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and the Carillon Bell Tower with this full-day tour. Includes transfers and guide.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Canberra, ACT
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National Zoo tour from RedBalloon

Have a family adventure at the National Zoo and get the chance to interact with animals. Minimum age is 4 years old.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Canberra
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Hot Air Balloon Ride from Adrenaline

Experience tranquility with this hot air balloon flight.

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Power Kart Racing from Groupon

Experience 14-lap Go Kart race at Power Kart Raceway.

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    4 school holiday events in Canberra

        • The Wiggles Christmas show: The biggest names in child entertainment come to Canberra for a special Christmas event. Get your tickets early. 20-21 December. Canberra Theatre Centre.
        • Holidays at the Australian Institute of Sport: Keep them busy and active at the AIS with its wealth of kid-focused sporting activities. 18 December - 2 February. Australian Institute of Sport.
        • New Years Eve in the City. From night time market stalls to midnight fireworks, Canberra celebrates the turn of the new year with a bang. 31 December. Canberra city centre
        • Australia Day in the capital: Celebrate the birth of our nation in the nation's capital. The day begins with a big Aussie BBQ breakfast, national flag raising and citizenship ceremony and culminates with an evening of entertainment and fireworks. 26 January. Commonwealth Park. Fireworks at Regatta Point.

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