Stuck for ideas? Check our Australia-wide list of school holiday activities over summer!
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 deets.
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!
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 about the connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders share with the land and the sea.
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 throughout January 2016! Check out all the movies here!
January 26 – Australia Day activities in Sydney
Watch a cool harbour parade, live music and cruise ships in Sydney for Australia Day! For the full line up of activities, head to the Australia Day Sydney website.
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 and get adventuring.
February 6 – Giant Domino Chain in Melbourne
Seven thousand giant dominoes will weave their way through some of Melbourne’s coolest monuments – be there to watch it all unfold! Head to the Arts Centre Melbourne website for extra info.
February 27 – Illumi Run in Melbourne
Prepare to light up the night with a 5km paint party! Grab your mates and get ready to get colourful! The event will also take place in Sydney and Brisbane later in the year. Get yourself pumped by sprinting over to the Illumi Run website.
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 rad activities to get into, from sailing to craft. Check out their exciting list here.
December – February – Rescue Exhibition at Sciencentre
Discover 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, all at Sciencentre!
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! Dig your way over to the Queensland Museum website to uncover the whole line-up.
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.
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! Plan your visit by sussing out the workshop times!
All year round – Mystic Clue Escape Room in Perth
If you’re up for the ultimate challenge, try this escape room with your friends and fam. You’ll need to decipher a bunch of clues and there are different levels of difficulty depending how experienced you are as a detective! Cast your magnifying glass over the Mystic Clue Escape Room website for more deets.
All year round – Tumblers Kids Gym in Perth
Jump on trampolines, climb ropes, dodge obstacles and get amongst more endless fun at Tumblers Kids Gym!
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 way too epic for words. If you’re not feeling up to it, there’s even a Little Wedgie Waterslide that is a little less scary. Compare ‘em over at the Big Wedgie Waterslide website before you head along!
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.
December – January – Fun in the Parks in Darwin
There’s a whole heap of cool activities like badge and magnet making, a waterslide, and dreamcatcher DIY in the City of Darwin’s holiday activities! Check out the program to see what you’d like to get into!
All year round – Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin
Get up close and personal with crocs at this Crocosaurus Cove! You can handle a baby croc, feed the crocodiles and check out sea life at the aquarium.
All year round – Kakadu National Park in Darwin
See Aboriginal rock art and incredible views, plus go hiking in one of the most beautiful parks in Australia.
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.
January 11 – January 22 – Young Music Society Summer School
Love music? Learn an instrument, dance and try out some creative activities at the YMS school holiday program! So much fun!
January – AIS Sports School Holiday Programs
Swim, play soccer, tennis and more at the AIS school holiday programs! Check out the full program here.
March 4 – March 12 – Enlighten Canberra Light Festival
Watch all of Canberra’s iconic buildings light up with amazing light shows, international performers and live music. Plus, grab some tasty food at the Night Noodle Markets! Race over to 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!
19 January - A Cookie Workshop For Kids around Australia
Muffin Break stores are hosting a FREE cookie workshop around Australia from 10am - 12 midday. Design your own cool cookie! Find your closest participating store
to get involved!