Making the most of School Holidays

We get it, keeping the kids entertained during school holiday’s is hard. On one hand it’s great having them home with a more relaxed routine in the mornings, not having to make school lunches and bed time being extended by a couple of hours, but keeping them entertained without them climbing the walls is another conversation entirely. But before you know it, they’ll be back in their uniform and you’ll be hanging to do those touristy things with them again… so hang in there for the last few weeks!

Here’s a couple of activities to try if you haven’t already for these summer holidays. We’ve broken it down into state – Have you visited them all? We’d love to know the others we might have missed too!

 

VICTORIA

MELBOURNE MUSEUM

Price: Child FREE Adult $15

Age: Any

Difficulty: Easy – Easily accessible by Public transport and vehicle, can be crowded during school holidays.

Good for the Family? With heaps of events and activities including IMAX cinema, it is easy to keep the kids occupied for the day

 

 

FEDERATION SQUARE

Price: FREE – $40 (depending on event)

Age: Any

Difficulty: Easy – Easily accessible by Public transport and vehicle, can be crowded during school holidays.

Good for the family? Plenty of activities for all ages including ACMI, Fed Square is perfect for a family day out.

 

 

OTWAY FLY TREETOP ADVENTURES

Price: Treetop Walk – $15 child & $25 adult, Zipline Tour – $85 child & $120 adult

Age: 5+

Difficulty: Medium – No public transport. Accessible by vehicle.

Good for the family? Whether you’re enjoying a birds-eye view of the rainforest or soaring through the treetops on the Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

Price: FREE

Age: 5+

Difficulty: Easy – located in the heart of the city, getting there is a breeze

Good for the family? The opportunity to show your children a thriving hub of food and culture for over 149 years.

ADELAIDE OVAL TOURS

Price: Child $15 Adult 25$

Age: 5+

Difficulty: Easy

Good for the whole Family? Whether it’s walking onto the oval or seeing the inside of a 100-year-old score board or seeing inside player locker rooms. There is something for everyone!

CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK

Price: Child $69 Adult $89

Age: Any

Difficulty: Easy – as part of tour

Good for the family?

Take a walk and engage with some of Australia’s most unique and curious wildlife on a day tour.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS

Price: FREE – $45 (Depending on event)

Age: Any

Difficulty: Easy – either public or private transport available (you can even ride your bike).

Good for the family? Go to a festival, educate the kids outdoors or watch a movie under the stars. There’s plenty to do at Centennial Parklands.


SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Price: FREE – $56 (depending on events)

Age: 5+

Difficulty: Easy – Public transport accessible also has 1200 parking spots available if you’re driving

Good for the family?

With heaps of Theatre activities for the kids, it’s a great place to see.

 

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

Price: General Admission $15 (events and workshops extra)

Age: 2+

Difficulty: Medium – close to Darling Harbour and Central station limited parking near building.

Good for the family? Tonnes of workshops for the kids including Arts and crafts and crash courses for Youtube.

 

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH BANK PARKLANDS

Price: FREE

Age: Any

Difficulty: Medium – Public transport accessible

Good for the family? Parklands feature free swimming facilities, walking tracks, licensed picnic areas and more.

 

THE BOTANICAL GARDENS & SIR THOMAS PLANETARIUM AT MT COOT-THA

Price: FREE

Age: Any

Difficulty: Medium – no public transport but plenty of parking or 17-23$ uber from Brisbane city centre.

Good for the family? Events and workshops for kids and adults, displays, exhibitions and free guided walks and mini-bus tours. Dogs are not permitted (sorry dogs you’ll have to stay home on this activity).

 

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM & SCIENCENTRE

Price: Child $12.5 Adult $15.5

Age: 5+

Difficulty: Medium – you can walk from Brisbane CBD, there is parking $17 for the day

Good for the family?  Explore 40 interactive exhibits across three zones and discover how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) affect your everyday world.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ADVENTURE WORLD

Price: Child $49.5 Adult $59.5

Age: Any

Difficulty: Medium – easy Public transport and vehicle access, can be crowded on holidays.

Good for the family? A Theme and water park is always an easy way to keep your kids happy.

 

AQWA

Price: Child $18 Adult $30

Age: Any

Difficulty: Medium – 30 mins from Perth CBD public transport, ample free parking available on site.

Good for the family? One of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits, where visitors can check out the vibrant life of a coral reef. Check out the events as well!

 

KINGS PARK

Price: FREE

Age: Any

Difficulty: Easy – readily accessible by public transport. Also has free, convenient parking. Weekends and on special events, traffic can be very busy.

Good for the family? Great range of events and activities open to the general public throughout the year

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

CUTTA CUTTA CAVES

Price: Child $12 Adult $24

Age: Any

Difficulty: Medium – only accessible by car.

Good for the family?

Native wildlife and history to be found in these underground caves.

 

CROCOSAURUS COVE

Price: Child $23 Adult $35

Age: 5+

Difficulty: Easy – located in the Heart of Darwin city. Parking is paid.

Good for the family? Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia & boasting the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles

 

 

DARWIN WAVE LAGOON

Price: Child $5 Adult $7

Age: Any

Difficulty: Easy – close to city centre. May be busy on hot days.

Good for the family?

Awesome Wave pool for the kids to enjoy. Perfect for a hot day out.

 

Happy Holidays!!

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