School holidays are fast approaching, so we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a full days’ itinerary of the best activities to enjoy with your little ones. The colder months bring an abundance of great indoor activities for you and your kids to enjoy, amongst Canberra’s best cafes and national attractions.
7:30am: Enjoy an easy morning lay in and let the kids watch cartoons, after all, it is school holidays.
8:30am: Breakfast time at Dobinsons cafe and bakery in the city. Treat the kids to a sweet treat to start off the morning, and enjoy freshly roasted coffee to help you start your day with a kick. Whether you’re a sweet tooth, or a savory, Dobinson’s wide range of pastries and breakfast options will start your morning with smiles all round.
10:00am: Time to walk off that breakfast! Take a wonder through the National Botanic Gardens, and see how many of the 19 life sized dinosaurs you can spot that will be on display for the Prehistoric Garden Week. Grab a self-guided trail map and get exploring!
12:00pm: Lunchtime at the National Gallery of Australia. Relax and enjoy lunch in the Gallery’s cafe, overlooking the sculpture garden. With great lunch options and children’s meals, the NGA’s cafe is the perfect place to unwind amongst the beautiful contemporary architecture of the gallery.
2:00pm: Enjoy an afternoon full of creativity at the NGA and enjoy one of the many activities on offer, including Create Space workshops, My Friend at the Gallery tours, or collect a Drawing Sheet for the little ones to do along the way. With plenty of activities all ages can enjoy, there’s something for everyone.
3:30pm: Take a walk across the way to the National Library, where the kids can indulge in a babyccino or two. With a picturesque outlook of Lake Burley Griffin, it is a great place to curl up, enjoy a hot drink, and delve into one of the many books on offer in their collection.
5:00pm: For junior science buffs, Questacon is the perfect treat. Enjoy Excited Particles, an educational show about dinosaurs, spiders, rockets, balloons, liquid nitrogen and more. And make sure you check out the weird and wonderful Spiders exhibition when you’re there!
6:30pm: Head back to the hotel, and have the kids help you cook dinner in your apartment, MasterChef style. It’s a great way to bond, after all, many hands make light work, so there’s more time for the fun stuff!
7:30pm: To burn up that extra energy, it’s time to give the kids an after dinner treat; a trip to Flip Out in Hume. The trampoline arena will be sure to have the kids bouncing off the walls (literally!), and asleep in the car on the way home. There’s no age restrictions, so be careful, you’ll probably be talked into join in!
Make the most of school holidays with your kids this winter. We promise to have your room perfected by the time you return.