Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo
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From crafts and board games to bike rides and hula hooping, we've got you covered for activities to do at home and online in Canberra this summer.
All of Canberra's museums and galleries, including the Australian Institute of Sport, National Museum of Australia, Cockington Green Gardens, National Zoo and Aquarium, The National Dinosaur Museum and National Gallery of Australia, are waiting for you to explore.
Introduce the kids to a bird's-eye view of the city. For budget-savvy families, get to the top of Telstra Tower on a clear day, and for a larger treat or celebration, wake up before dawn for a hot air balloon ride over the region.
If you've signed yourself up to look after a group of kids, a scavenger hunt is heaps of fun. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it works for their team-building skills. You can host this in your home or neighbourhood using a DIY kit from a professional company with a larger network of families.
Puppets, beaded creatures, pirate ships… anything and everything is possible with craft. With a few materials to get you started, the kids can be creating in no time. Choose something you think they'll love and watch the magic unfold.
A virtual paint party is a fun way to get together with friends safely at home these school holidays. A professional will guide the kids through the process of creating something wonderful.
Sharpen your pencils, grab some paper and get ready to learn how to draw. Learn the basics of how to draw fun shapes with Zentangle. For a truly unique experience have a virtual meet with a llama and then draw it.
Making food together is a fun way to bond so check out these food-focused activities that will have your kids whipping up a treat quick-smart.
The long summer break is the ideal time to snuggle up on the couch, flick on the television and enjoy each other's company. We're sure the kids would agree. If you haven't already signed up, Netflix, Disney+ and BINGE have libraries upon libraries of child-friendly shows.
Distance from Canberra: 2 hours by car or 3 hours by bus.
This beautiful coastal town offers holidaymakers kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, swimming and local Indigenous experiences. Choose to relax or explore as much as you like.
Distance from Canberra: 2.5 hours by car or booked coach.
The walking trails of the Snowy Mountains are the perfect destination in summer. With "just right" weather and majestic views, you won't regret a visit.
Distance from Canberra: 50 minutes by car.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is less touristy than the CBD or the Snowies. In just under an hour, you'll be on the doorstep of its walking trails. These take you through a eucalyptus forest that's teeming with native wildlife.
|Term 1 school holidays||2 April to 18 April 2021|
|Term 2 school holidays||26 June to 11 July 2021|
|Term 3 school holidays||18 September to 4 October 2021|
|Term 4 school holidays||18 December to 30 January 2021/22|
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What should I keep in mind with COVID-19 when going out during the school holidays?
When planning activities over the 2021 school holidays, parents and caregivers are urged to maintain good hygiene and social distancing.
Are all attractions in Canberra open?
Attractions in Canberra are starting to reopen for the summer school holidays.
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