NSW

 

November – May 2016 – DC Comics LEGO Exhibition in Sydney

See over 150 LEGO comic creations in this incredible exhibition in Sydney. Plus explore more cool shows at the Powerhouse Museum. See the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences website for more details.

December – FREE Santa Fest 2015 at Darling Harbour

Enjoy the range of awesome activities at Darling Harbour in Sydney until Christmas Eve, including an Open Air Cinema, giant Santa sculpture, Santa maze and train rides. Don’t miss the action - check out the website here.

December – January – FREE Koori Arts Expressions at the Australian National Maritime Museum

See this student exhibition of works from 36 schools across Australia at the Maritime Museum in Sydney. The artworks are on the subject of the connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people share with the land and the sea. Find out more at the Maritime Museum website.

January – FREE Films at Sydney Olympic Park

Catch films like Minions (Jan 2), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Jan 3) and Home (Jan 9), all for free at Sydney Olympic Park over January 2016! Check out the full program and more information on their website.

January 26 – Australia Day activities in Sydney

Watch a cool harbour parade, live music and cruise ships in Sydney for Australia day! Check out the full line up of activities on the Australia Day Sydney website.

VIC

 

December – LEGO Christmas Tree in Melbourne

Go see the awesome LEGO Christmas Tree lit up in Federation Square in Melbourne. There are some secrets about it that you may not know until you see it!

December – April – Adventure Kids Festival around Victoria

Get out into nature and do some exploring! Try activities like mountain biking, orienteering, fly fishing, bush art and more at Lake Mountain, Mt Hotham, Mt Baw Baw and Falls Creek. Check out the Adventure Kids website for more.

February 6 – Giant Domino Chain in Melbourne

7000 giant dominoes will weave through some of Melbourne’s coolest monuments – be there to watch it all unfold! Check the Arts Centre Melbourne website for more.

February 27 – Illumi Run in Melbourne

Prepare to light up the night with a 5km paint party! Get your friends together and get ready to get colourful! The event will also take place in Sydney and Brisbane later in the year. Check out all the details on the Illumi Run website.

QLD

 

December – January – School Holiday Ghost Tours

Feel like a spooky but fun activity? Try one of Brisbane’s Ghost Tours and discover the secrets behind Boggo Road Gaol… Find out the times and get tickets here.

December – February – School Holiday Workshops in Brisbane

Looking for something fun to do over a day or a couple of days? The Brisbane City Council has a whole HEAP of cool activities to explore from sailing to craft. Check out their exciting list here.

December – February – Rescue Exhibition at Sciencentre

See what it’s like to be a rescue hero! See inside a helicopter, get on a jet ski and swim in a ball pit ocean to see what emergency services do. Visit the Sciencentre website for more.

All year round – The Queensland Museum in Brisbane

Dig for fossils, explore forest worlds, see dinosaur skeletons and more at the Queensland museum! And the best thing? …It’s free! Check out the Queensland Museum website for more.

 

WA

 

December – February – Western Australian Museum

Discover all the awesome exhibitions available for the school holidays at the Western Australian Museum. From Under The Sea, to Marvellous Machines and Dinosaur Delights, there’s something for everyone! Check out what’s on at the museum’s website here.

January 18 – 28 – String Art Workshops in Perth

Get crafty with this unusual take on an old-fashioned art form! Make your fave characters from TV shows and video games entirely out of string! Check out the workshop times on their website here.

 

All year round – Mystic Clue Escape Room in Perth

Go with your friends and family to try and escape the room by deciphering clues. There are different levels of difficulty depending how experienced you are as a detective! Check out the Mystic Clue Escape Room website here.

All year round – Tumblers Kids Gym in Perth

Jump on trampolines, climb ropes, dodge obstacles and more for endless fun! Find out more at the Tumblers Kids Gym website here.

SA

 

December 13 – January 27 – The Big Wedgie Waterslide in Glenelg

The world’s tallest inflatable waterslide is coming to Adelaide! It’s over 18 metres high and sure to be loads of fun. If you’re not feeling up to it, there’s even a Little Wedgie Waterslide that is a little less scary. For more details check out the website.

February 27 – March 15 – The Young King by Oscar Wilde in Adelaide

Watch this magical play about a goat herder that is taken into the forest to become a king. It’s playing at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts in 2016.

All year round – Dunstan Adventure Playground

There’s heaps of play equipment to explore from a swing bridge, a high slippery dip and a suspension bridge. There’s even a bakery nearby for a good snack! For maps and more check here.

December – January – Kids DIY Workshops at Bunnings

For fun activities and craft, contact your nearest Bunnings store for DIY workshops and more.

NT

 

December – January – Fun in the Parks in Darwin

There’s a whole heap of cool activities like badge and magnet making, a waterslide, making dreamcatchers and more in the City of Darwin’s holiday activities! Check out the program here.

All year round – Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin

Get up close and personal with crocs at this cool park! You can handle a baby croc, feed the crocodiles and see awesome sea life at the aquarium. Check out the Crocosaurus Cove website for more.

All year round – Kakadu National Park in Darwin

See Aboriginal rock art, see incredible views, and go hiking in one of the most beautiful parks in Australia. Plan your trip by visiting their website.

All year round – Darwin Military Museum

Discover the history of Darwin and war and take a step back in time in the school holidays. Find out more on the Darwin Military Museum website.

ACT

 

January 11 – January 22 – Young Music Society Summer School

Love music? Learn an instrument, dance, do creative activities and more at the YMS school holiday program! It’s loads of fun. Check out more info on their website.

January – AIS Sports School Holiday Programs

Swim, play soccer, tennis and more at the AIS school holiday programs! Check out the full program online here.

March 4 – March 12 – Enlighten Canberra Light Festival               

Watch all of Canberra’s iconic buildings light up with cool light shows, international performers and live music. Plus get some good food at the Night Noodle Markets! Check out the Enlighten Canberra website for more.

All year round – Questacon in Canberra

Discover the new Spiders exhibition and all the usual favourites at Questacon this summer holidays! Check out what’s on at their website.