Winter 2015 – School Holidays What’s On ACT, TAS, NT

Winter 2015 – School Holidays What’s On NSW
June 25, 2015
Winter 2015 – School Holidays What’s On QLD
June 25, 2015


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

qtlc-schoolsQuestacon 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. Workshops cover a variety of topics, including buildings bots, creating floating cranes, a crash test and more.

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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


There’s always a fun and educational school holiday program to suit all ages. Work with a professional artist to unleash your inner ‘glass artist’ – design and make a ‘winter wonderland’ glass tile or paperweight or tumbler 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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Make a time machine at the National Museum

Robot_150wWould you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see?

The redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia’s past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space.

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There’s loads of holiday fun in Hobart!

Princes ParkThere’s always plenty happening in Hobart in the school holidays, with activities in the parks and gardens, libraries and museums!

Make the most of the crisp winter weather and head to Princes Park playground at Battery Point and get the kids moving on the climbing frame, slide, in the sand pit and more.

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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


TMAG’s popular holiday program returns each school holidays, offering a range of activities. These holidays celebrate ‘frozen fun’ – enjoy the fun activities and learn about ‘Inspiring Icebergs’, ‘Frozen Fossil Forests’ and ‘Living on an Ice Age Island’. There are free activities for all ages and no bookings are necessary. Drop in any time between 11am and 2pm.

Visit Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Family fun at the museum


Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) is Australia’s largest regional museum and comprises the museum at Inveresk and an art gallery at Royal Park.

The Museum is where you’ll find the QVMAG Tasmanian history and natural science collections and the Art Gallery is where you can experience ten galleries, the Guan-Di Temple and the ArtSparks! Family Art Space.


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 pony races, kids’ yoga, movies under the stars, juggling lessons, magic workshops and much more!

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Bring out their inner actor with NIDA

NIDA Open Drama SchoolEngaging and educational, this course allows children to explore their imagination while developing essential performing arts skills including improvisation, voice, movement, acting, physical awareness, spontaneity and stagecraft.

Creative play and rehearsing scenes from classics plays are a focus during the course and kids have the chance to put their new skills to the test with a performance for family and friends at the end of the five days.