Don’t let those two weeks drag. Here are 15 activities to keep the kids (and you) busy during the break.

  1. National Portrait Gallery, Parkes
    A variety of artistic activities on offer for 4-8 year olds at Portrait Play at the NPG.
    National Portrait Gallery Portrait Play

  2. AIS holiday program, Bruce
    Choose one specific sport (tennis, netball, soccer, swimming) or a mix of them all at a fitness-filled program at the AIS. Programs are spilt into beginners and advanced levels.
    AIS School Holiday Program

  3. Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Watson
    With courses in 3D animation, game design and visial FX, the holiday program at the AIE include classes for all and any digitally inclined kids over 10 years old.
    AIE Canberra Holiday Courses

  4. Kids Pantry, Garran
    Catering to a range of age groups from 5 to 18 year olds, a session at Kids Pantry is both creative and productive. Short or long sessions are available every day during the holidays.
    Kids Pantry April in the Pantry

  5. Questacon, Parkes
    Loads on offer for curious kids of all ages.
    Questacon What’s On

  6. Canberra Yacht Club, Yarralumla
    For the nautically minded, aged 7-17, sailing courses run for 3, 4 or 5-days during the break. Weekend classes are also available.
    Canberra Yacht Club Holiday Programs

  7. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes
    All sorts of creative, hands-on fun for kids of all ages at the NGA.
    NGA What’s On Calendar

  8. Canberra Archery Club, Lyneham
    Short sessions for over 10 year olds run during both weeks of the holidays, and are designed for beginners. Sibling discounts available.
    Canberra Archery Club Holiday Programs

  9. Canberra Glassworks
    Morning or afternoon classes from Wednesday – Sunday for kids over 8 years old. Hands-on fun with take-home creations!
    Canberra Glassworks Holiday Programs

  10. Netball ACT, Lyneham
    With either 1 or 2-day courses available for kids aged 5-15, ACT Netball run a great, active program in the holidays.
    ANZ NETSETGO April Holiday Clinic

  11. Canberra School of Tennis, Nicholls, Weston Creek and Chisholm
    There’s loads on offer for children from 4 years old, with short or long days, or full-week programs.
    Tennis Holiday Camps Autumn

  12. Weston Creek Gymnastics Club, Holder
    Get fit and flexible, and have some indoor fun. Daily sessions for kids of all ages and levels.
    Woden Valley Gymnastics Club Holiday Program

  13. Cockington Green Gardens, Nicholls
    Walk your way through the miniature displays and charming gardens, finishing with a train ride around the grounds.
    Cockington Green Gardens What’s On

  14. The Great Moscow Circus, Majura Park
    The circus is in town! Head to the website for dates, times and prices.
    The Great Moscow Circus Tour Dates

  15. National Zoo & Aquarium, Yarralumla
    Indulge the animal lover in your family with a school holiday program at the zoo. Get up close and personal with the animals, play games and learn something along the way, too.
    National Zoo & Aquarium Zoocation