15 school holidays activities in Canberra 2016

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 Holidays9 April until 26 April
Term 2 School Holidays2 July until 18 July
Term 3 School Holidays24 September until 9 October
Term 4 School Holidays17 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

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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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