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School Holiday activities in Canberra

School holidays are often dreaded by parents as the kids are constantly wanting to be out doing things or else they are saying “I’m bored” over and over again. Thinking of where to take the kids and activities that might be different or interesting for them is hard. Well, I’m here to resure you and tell you where you should take your kids for some school holiday fun in Canberra.

Canberra has endless amounts of family fun. From parks and playgrounds, to attractions and cinemas, there is plenty to keep the kids occupied in the Nations capital.

Parliament House, sounds boring for kids, but it isn’t. Apart from the usual of doing a tour, Parliament House also has a lego display of the Parliament, which kids love! They also offer some fabulous movies during the holidays which are free to watch.

Just down the road is Old Parliament House and the Museum of Democracy. There is always something happening and with a gold coin donation for entry, it makes it a very affordable option. The new interactive zone called Dress Up allows kids to learn and dress up as some of the most famous and influential people in their field. Have a try being Beyonce or Adam Goodes!

A short walk from Old Parliament House finds you at Lake Burley Griffin. Take your bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards or just walking shoes and head for a lap around the lake to burn off some of the kids energy. Stop by the Carillion for a photo and then let the kids run wild at Boundless Playground.

The National Arboretum is not to be missed in the school holidays. They have special programs running through not just school holidays, but the whole year. The open space and bike paths will keep them occupied, before they go on the Pod Playground (which you won’t get them off!) Take a picnic lunch or stop by the café for a spectacular view over not just the Arboretum, but Canberra as well!

Have kids that love sport? Well, the Australian Institute of Sport  is sure to make their school holidays unforgettable (and yours, by using the LetsGoKids voucher for discount on entry). The kids will have a blast learning about how Australian athletes live, train and the facilities they use. After the tour (and the part I think they will enjoy the most) is the Interactive Zone. If you are looking for something different for the kids, the AIS have school holiday programs designed to keep the kids active and entertained whilst trying a range of sports!

Being the winter school holidays, the weather is a little unpredictable. So when it is cold and rainy, there are just as many school holiday options to choose from.

Iplay Australia (in both Belconnen and Woden shopping centres) is a good place to start. Let the kids have a try of different arcade games, or play some laser tag, go karting too whilst you relax and have a coffee (whilst you are watching). What is even better is LetsGoKids have a voucher giving you 20% off!!

If downtime is what you are looking for, catch a movie at Limelight Cinemas in Tuggeranong. Watch a movie, eat some popcorn and relax. They offer a special rate for LetsGoKids users, so be sure to check the app for their latest offer.

Canberra is bustling with activities both for school holidays with kids. I know there is plenty more that I didn’t mention, so check out the LetsGoKids Wots On page for more special events or activities to keep the kids occupied and the parents sane!

Ps. If anyone would like more information or suggested itineraries for 3 or 5 days, email me – terry@letsgokids.com.au

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