From national parks to national galleries, here are a few ways to keep your kids entertained in Canberra during school holidays.
Have two weeks of school holidays quickly approaching and no plans to fill them? Don’t worry. We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves for how to keep your kids busy during the upcoming break from school. With a host of museums, galleries, national parks and indoor sports venues, there’s no shortage of things to do in Canberra.
When are the 2016 school holidays in Canberra?
|Term 1 School Holidays||9 April until 26 April|
|Term 2 School Holidays||2 July until 18 July|
|Term 3 School Holidays||24 September until 9 October|
|Term 4 School Holidays||17 December until 26 January|
6 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
3 ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Canberra
6 school holiday events in Canberra
- NRL: See the Canberra Raiders take on the Newcastle Knights or the North Queensland Cowboys 3 or 11 July. GIO Stadium Canberra, Battye Street, Canberra ACT 2617
- Gazillion Bubble Show: See a Guiness World Record holder create bubbles in all shapes and sizes -- big, small, bouncy and floating. 1-4 July Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, Canberra ACT 2601
- Prehistoric Garden Week: Walk with the dinosaurs at the botanic gardens, where life-size figures are set up amongst the folliage. 2-10 July Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton ACT 2601
- Discovery Space: Become a junior playwrite and create your own Play School episode at the National Museum of Australia. 4-15 July. National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT 2601
- Heroines in Charge: Throughout the school holidays, watch familt-friendly films with strong female leads including Lilo & Stitch and Alice in Wonderland. 5-15 July. Natinal Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton ACT 2601
- Winter Festival in the City: Go ice skating, tobogganing and dine at European-style pop-up restaurants. 23 June until 17 July. City Centre, Garema Place, Canberra ACT 2601
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