17 school holidays activities in Canberra 2017

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.

Term 1 school holidays8 April until 25 April
Term 2 school holidays1 July until 16 July
Term 3 school holidays23 September until 8 October
Term 4 school holidays16 December until 1 February

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

Alpaca Experience from Groupon

Choose from Llamas in the Mist or breakfast with the Alpacas experience with this tour.

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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

        • Floriade: Canberra's annual flower festival attracts thousands far and wide to see its florals in full bloom. Pick a nice day and turn it into a day out. 16 September - 15 October. Commonwealth Park.
        • PLAY UP Spring Holiday Program: Keep them busy at the Museum of Democracy with its fun-filled activities for little ones. 25-29 September 2017. Museum of Democracy.
        • Canberra Moon Festival. The annual moon festival has returned delivering delicious cuisine, bucket loads of entertainment and activities and family fun for all. 1 October. Canberra Theatre Centre Forecourt
        • Potterfest Movie Marathon: Parents and kids can relive (or live) the magic of Harry Potter at this all-out movie marathon. 30 September - 1 October. Palace Cinemas.

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