School Holiday Ideas

10 ideas for school holiday fun. Discover great ways to keep the kids entertained during school holidays, family vacations and weekends.
Check out the Sydney Children's Festival
Held in various locations throughout Sydney, the Children’s Festival focuses on children’s artistic abilities. The program is a mixture of performance, workshops, exhibitions and special events, and over 75% of the program is free. Go to

Watch a DVD at Home
Serve up some macaroni & cheese and take it easy with a DVD at home. We’ve got some classic films your children will love and you can relax knowing the kids will be entertained for hours. Buy kids DVDs here
Have a Picnic
Visit your local park for a picnic or simply enjoy some outdoor fun in your own backyard. Let the kids help with the food preparation and pack some yummy snacks to enjoy while you are there.

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Go Swimming
Visit your local swimming pool for some water fun. Choose an indoor or outdoor pool depending on the weather. Some pools even offer school holiday activities for kids. Find your local pool – go to

Visit a Library
Let your children experience the joy of reading with a visit to your local library - sign up for a card and let them pick out some holiday reading. Check with your local council for open hours, and see if any special children's classes or events are on this holidays.
Garden Fun
Encourage the kids to get their hands dirty in a garden just for them. A children’s garden can be built into the corner of the yard, and you can keep kids interested by involving them in each step. Click here for some activity ideas
Visit Canberra
There are lots of great things to do with kids in our nation's capital: take a day to explore Questacon, a great place to teach kids about science, drop by one of our many national museums and memorials, or take a tour of the Institute of Sport, great inspiration for any burgeoning athletes in the family.
Road Trip
Take a few days and head somewhere new with the family. New environments provide new experiences for kids and it will give the family some quality time together, away from everyday life. Here are a few weekend getaways
Brain Training
If the kids are stuck inside this school holidays, put their skills to the challenge with fun online games that are great for learning - find maths, geography and other cool games here
Local Activities
Check out for an endless selection of activities all around Australia… including horseriding, concerts, bowling and circus dates. You can search by area and activity.
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