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

Victoria

Joy exhibition – Immigration museum until 29 August 2024

Joy brings the Immigration Museum to life with an emotive adventure where creativity, colour and storytelling join forces to take you on a transformative journey.

Seven newly commissioned installations by seven leading Victorian-based creatives offer a unique opportunity to experience the power and meaning of joy. Big joyous moments and more reflective spaces capture all kinds of joy, from the carefree years of childhood to a celebration of belonging and togetherness.

Explore what joy means to others then share what sparks your own joy with our colourful ‘Share Your Joy’ wall.

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whats-on/joy

Fitzroy Gardens Outdoor Adventure

Entertain the kids by taking the outdoor adventure challenge in the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens.

Starting off at the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre, kids will collect their map and then head off on their hunt to answer 12 questions around the gardens.

Suitable for primary school-aged children but adult assistance is necessary. Remember to bring along a pen or marker

The Visitor Centre also offers a free activity for younger children – Seek and Find. A bingo-style activity to assist exploring nature around the gardens.

The Visitor Centre is open every day except Christmas Day, 25 December.

https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/things-to-do/fitzroy-gardens-outdoor-adventure

New South Wales

Get Messy. Splatter Paint – Bondi Junction

After a brand new experience? Need a rainy day or air-conditioned activity? We have you covered (literally). Cover up with a poncho and goggles and throw paint to create your own unique canvas design. 

Each 1 hour classic session includes a 16″ x 20″ canvas yours to take home on the day in our custom take home box (no paint in the car or on the train). It also includes ponchos, safety goggles and shoe coverings to keep everyone (mostly) clean.

It’s a fun-filled activity for all ages, abilities and groups. No experience or creative side required. And no clean up.

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/get-messy-splatter-paint

Bush Alive: The buzz on bees – Blue Mountains 8 July and 17 July 2024

Join a NSW National Parks guide for a fun, hands-on session and explore the world of Australia’s friendly native bees.

Join a NSW National Parks guide for a fun, hands-on session and explore the world of Australia’s friendly native bees.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/bush-alive-the-buzz-on-bee

Whale Treasure Hunt – 12 July 2024

Come along on a treasure hunt these school holidays. Walking alongside a NPWS Discovery Ranger, you’ll learn how to spot whales on their annual migration in Bouddi National Park.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/whale-treasure-hunt-at-bouddi

Australian Capital Territory

Pod Playground at the Arboretum

Let the kids expend some energy at the magical Pod Playground at the National Arboretum Canberra. The kids will have a blast hiding in the acorn cubbies, clambering across the climbing nets, making music in the banksia cubbies and slipping down the tube slides.

You’ll appreciate the stunning views over Canberra with coffee in hand.

Ideal for children of all ages, the Pod Playground is specially designed to both challenge and excite the Arboretum’s younger visitors.

There is a bathroom and change facilities in the Pod playground

https://visitcanberra.com.au/attractions/56b23b83266140594567e451/pod-playground-at-the-national-arboretum


Treetops Adventure Canberra ACT – Majura Pines

Get ready for the ultimate outdoor adventure in the heart of Majura Pines! Nestled  just a short drive from Canberra’s CBD, the once-working pine plantation is branching out to be the home of our next treetops playground for all ages.

Boasting over 90 aerial obstacles and 16 ziplines, suspended between 1-15 metres above the ground, our Canberra park has a course for everyone aged 3 years and up to enjoy.

https://treetopsadventure.com.au/location/act-canberra

Northern Territory

Leanyer Recreation Park

The Leanyer Recreation Park includes the following features:

  • free entry
  • water park
  • swimming pool
  • children’s paddling pools
  • water playground facility
  • 3 water slides 14m tall and over 100m long
  • an all-abilities playground
  • skate park
  • basketball court with floodlights
  • cycling path
  • shaded gas barbecues and picnic areas.

You can’t reserve barbecues, shaded areas and tables. These are available on a first in first served basis.

https://nt.gov.au/leisure/sport/facilities-and-contacts/find-a-sports-facility/leanyer-recreation-park

Coomalie Community School Holiday Program

Coomalie’s July 2024 School Holiday Program is now available for enrolments.

The program for these holidays has a range of activities in Coomalie & Darwin, some require a small contribution whilst most are free activities

https://www.coomalie.nt.gov.au/shp-jul-24

South Australia

Australian Space Discovery Centre

Discover FREE activities for kids during the school holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide.

Launch into School Holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre this July! As well as free entry from 11am to 5pm every day from 6 – 21 July 2024, they have daily activities to inspire budding space explorers and innovators of all ages.

The Australian Space Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation with stories of opportunity, curiosity, and technology. It offers a place for the community to discover and explore the latest innovations in space technologies. Learn about Australia’s current and future role in space at the Discovery Centre, which hosts: a Careers Information Hub showcasing rewarding and diverse career pathways in the local space industry, an operational Mission Control Centre viewable through a theatrette for live space events and opportunities to engage with space experts, and an interactive space exhibition offering immersive, hands-on experiences.

https://playandgo.com.au/australian-space-discovery-centre-school-holiday-program/

BRIXPO 6 & & July 2024

Discover a world where imagination comes to life at BRIXPO, South Australia’s largest fan-built LEGO® exhibition!

Step into a realm of creativity and wonder, where families can indulge in endless fun without breaking the bank with a family pass priced under $50. Once inside, there are no time limits – stay as long as you like, immersing yourself in the magic of LEGO® creations crafted by talented builders from all over Australia.

https://playandgo.com.au/brixpo-event-for-lego-fans-adelaide/

Western Australia

Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park is a unique recreation and conservation reserve that covers nearly 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Whiteman Park is full of fun and interesting things to do with the kids, every day of the year, and school holidays are no different!

https://buggybuddys.com.au/things-to-do/perth-attractions-and-activities/whiteman-park/#post_content

Glowing Rooms 3D Mini Golf

Escape the everyday as you navigate your way around hidden obstacles in the extraordinary settings of Glowing Rooms Australia!

With more than 800sqm of indoor space and never exceeding more than 60 customers on-site at any one time, it is safe to say that Glowing Rooms is one of the safest places for your school holiday activities. All equipment is sanitised after every single use.

https://buggybuddys.com.au/things-to-do/perth-attractions-and-activities/glowing-rooms/#post_content

Queensland

Tinker Table

Join us for some hands-on experimenting with robots and more. Explore STEAM, coding and robotics in an open learning environment. Ideal for children those 4-16 years.

https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/tinker-table-174467552

Scaredy House

This winter, Counterpilot invites families to take part in an interactive theatrical haunting. 

https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/scaredy-house-173023044

Circus Fun House

Roll up! Roll up! Families are invited to come along to Circus Fun House – The Show, an exclusive and spectacular children’s stage show from Pink Flamingo Spiegeland at Northshore Brisbane.

Due to popular demand, Pink Flamingo Brisbane will be hosting nine Circus Fun House shows over two weeks during the Winter School Holidays! This is in addition to their regular shows on Saturdays at 11.30am, which are held every weekend, and, from June 7, every Friday night from 6.30pm-8pm

https://www.mustdobrisbane.com/whats-on-whats-on-kids/circus-fun-house-northshore-brisbane

Tasmania

Code Camp – Winter School Holiday Camps

The Best School Holidays Ever

Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays learn some valuable new skills have fun and make new friends.

With a wide range of in-person camps and online programs available there really is something for everyone.

Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps robotics stop-motion animation DJing video production and so much more!

https://www.onlytasmania.com.au/code-camp

Fun For Kids – Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has loads of fun things for kids to do all year round.

TMAG has year round activities and special holiday programs designed to get kids involved and excited about history and art.

Discovery Space

The Discovery Space is an all ages room of wonder where kids are invited to interact with mini beasts, see themselves stretched and squashed, and find out answers to questions like, “why is the sky blue?” or enjoy Aboriginal stories.

https://www.onlytasmania.com.au/fun-for-kids-at-tasmanian-museum-art-gallery

Upcoming

Festival of Bright Ideas- Saturday 17 August

https://festivalofbrightideas.com.au