Winter 2014 – School Holidays What’s On ACT, TAS, NT

Enjoy a family getaway with Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and Polly Woodside
June 25, 2014
Soak up the sun in Manly with Accor
June 26, 2014


Fun at the Royal Australian Mint


See Titan the robot at work, make a collectible coin, view the valuable National Coin Collection, start your collection at the Mint Coin Shop. There are regular guided tours suitable for all the family, build a mini-mint, + robot-play and coin colouring in activities during school holidays.


Holiday workshops at Questacon


Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC) is a favourite with kids – and their parents! – during the school holidays and once again they have an array of workshops and activities to keep everyone thinking and exploring.

Budding inventors, designers and makers can sign up for an exciting school holiday workshop, with either a full or half-day of fun, creativity, problem-solving and unique challenges.  Full-day workshops cover a variety of topics, including 3D design and printing, creating pattern-making robots with eggs, and harnessing the power of a spring to create a complicated contraption.

Half-day workshops allow participants to build and program a robot, design and launch their very own rockets, build a mini wind turbine, and create a piece of mechanical or wearable art out of salvaged materials.

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Cockington Green Gardens


A visit to Cockington Green Gardens is a fabulous experience. Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens.

The park is constantly growing so there is always something new to explore.

Enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Café, or bring a picnic lunch, while littlies can be entertained in the playground and everyone loves the miniature steam train ride, which encircles the International Display.

Enjoy a ‘zoocation’ at the National Zoo


Zoocation offers a unique experience for primary school children.

During a fun-filled day, kids can get up close and personal with many of the zoo’s animals, play games, make toys for the animals, and maybe even learn something along the way.

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Be creative at Canberra Glassworks


Work with a professional artist to unleash your inner ‘glass artist’ – design and make a ‘winter wonderland’ glass tile of your very own.

Kids are guided through the process and in just 20 minutes the unique piece of art will be ready to be kiln formed.

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Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa at the National Museum


The National Museum of Australia always has a great array of things for the kids to see and do, like art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

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There’s loads of holiday fun in Hobart!


There’s something for everyone in Hobart these holidays, with activities ranging from cartooning, to robots and even circus fun! There are balloon games, bubbles and magic, music and dance.

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Be a ‘bush kid’

Bush kids

The ‘Bush Kids’ programs are designed for specific age groups and include a variety of exciting nature-based activities for kids attending with a parent or guardian. All programs cost $5.50 per child unless otherwise stated.

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Meet a macaque at City Park

Japanese Macaque Monkeys Relax In Hot Springs

City Park is located in the heart of Launceston and features a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, a duck pond, barbeque area, a children’s playground and lots more. Pack a picnic basket or grab some fish n chips and enjoy the fresh air these holidays.

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School holiday fun at TMAG


The popular kids program at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery returns each school holidays, offering a range of activities. Enjoy the fun, free activities and discover how ‘wet and dry’ are all around us. Fun for all ages and no bookings are necessary. Drop in any time between 11am and 2pm.

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Northern Territory

Dry season school holiday fun at the Darwin Waterfront


Everyone in Darwin knows that the Waterfront is the place to be for family-friendly entertainment, eats, activities and events and these school holidays are no different.

There’s water tag, tai chi lessons, movies under the stars, juggling lessons and much more!

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