Are you looking for some activities to do in the ACT during the school holidays? We have put together some suggestions your kids will love listed below.

International Sculpture Park

Date & Time: 7 Days | 10am to 5pm
Location:  Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country Parkes Place East, Parkes ACT 2600

Step into the campus of Australian National University and adore the sculptures from multicultural artists all over the world. Some sculptures may be hard to interpret, but nothing too hard with a little help of the internet. While you’re there, consider taking trails and tours neighbouring the ANU Acton campus.

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Royal Australian Mint

Date & Time: Mon – Fri 8:30am to 5pm | Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 10am to 4pm
Location:  62-114 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT, 2600

Want to see how coins are made in Australia? Here is what you do – jump on the website for the Royal Mint and you book a FREE tour! The tours take around 30-45 minutes and the tours guides are excellent. You will get to meet Penny the robot and see how Australian coins are made by looking right into the factory. This is one of the top things to do in Canberra that you don’t want to miss out on. A special place to go.

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Old Parliament House

Date & Time: 7 Days | 10am to 5pm | Christmas: Closed
Location: 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

The Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD) is an iconic political location. What’s great about visiting MOAD is that it is suitable for all ages as they have a dedicated interactive ‘Play” zone (pictured above). We also loved being able to sit in the old Senate (the House of Reps was closed during our visit) and pretend we were voting on bills. We also got to snoop through the rooms where previous Prime Ministers worked before the new Parliament House was built. Why not take a visit these school holiday to show the kids the old home of the Federal Parliament. Home to the country’s most historical moments, tour the offices, exhibitions, and activities specially made for kids.

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Boundless Playground & National Carillon

Date & Time: 7 Days | 8am to 8pm
Location:  Kings Park, Wendouree Dr, Parkes ACT 2600

Situated near the National Carillon is where you’ll find Canberra kids’ activities at the Boundless Playground rated Canberra’s number 1 playground. It’s named “Boundless” for a reason, so stop by and let the kids roam free in this infinite space of fun! The Carillon Exhibition is open weekdays 9am to 5pm and weekends 10am to 4 pm. The bells within the Carillon Tower produce the most melodious tunes played by a carillonist.

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Canberra Glassworks

Date & Time: Wed – Sun | 10am to 4pm
Location:  11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston 2604

Visiting the Canberra Glassworks is free! Don’t underestimate this activity for school aged kids. If your family has ever seen the Netflix series Blown Away (and if you haven’t, you should, it is awesome!) then you will LOVE a visit here during the holidays. Glass is seen and used in our daily lives and often taken for granted. Wait until you see how they make glass into art. You’ll be surprised at the endless possibilities that glass can do when you make your own or your kids join creative school holiday programs (charges apply).

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Kidzplore Canberra – indoor playcentre

Date & Time:  7 Days | 9am to 5pm
Location:  Unit7, building 3, 1 Dairy Road Canberra, ACT 2609

You should definitely add this amazing indoor play centre called Kidzplore to your school holiday bucket list for the kids. The little ones can run, jump, climb, and slide to their heart’s content – a real wonderland of play! While the kids explore all the fun attractions, us parents can unwind and chat in the cozy café. It’s a great spot, and you can relax knowing your kids are in safe, active play.

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Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre

Date & Time:  7 Days | 9am to 5pm
Location:  Ngunawal Country King Edward Terrace Canberra ACT 2600

If you have only have room for one big day out these holidays, make it to Questacon! It is truly AWESOME! And you can spend the whole day here. You can explore Canberra family attractions like Australia in Space, Questacon Beehive, Q Lab, The Shed and more educational and hands on programs, all at the Questacon Centre. This will satisfy the STEM part of your kids brain and they will learn without even realsing it! Children get to use all five senses of their bodies to learn and engage with science in the best possible way.

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Jet Flight Simulator

Date & Time:  7 Days | 10am to 8pm
Location:  4 Montford Cr, Lyneham, ACT 2602

Play pretend and be pilot for a day with the Jet Flight Simulator challenge. You don’t need experience; you just need readiness to play! Choose your package, your plane, your destinations and you’re all set to go.

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National Dinosaur Museum

Date & Time:  7 Days | 10am to 5pm
Location:  6 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls ACT 2913

This place is excellent for kids who are right into dinosaurs. It is literally the largest dinosaur display in Australia. Here you can dive into the world of the prehistoric animal, run, hide or play dead, you will want to visit this extraordinary attraction near Canberra!

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Power Kart Raceway

Date & Time:  7 Days | Varied times
Location:  125 Canberra Avenue, Griffith, 2603

Feel the thrill at Power Kart Raceway, where you’ll find more than just kart racing. Check out Australia’s first synthetic ice rink, their kids race karts made just for younger kids, and neon-glowing jungle golf! You’ll be spoiled for choice with such limitless options.

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