FREE Activities In Your City Over The Easter Holidays




Octonauts-PicOctonauts Live On Stage

Wednesday 6 April to Sunday 10 April 2016
Performances at 11am, 12pm and 1pm
Queen Street Mall Stage
Help Captain Barnacles solve the mystery of the Great Octopod Rescue.
For more details click here.



gomaAPT8 For Kids – GOMA

Now until Sunday 10 April 2016
10am to 5pm daily
GOMA, South Brisbane
12 free interactive artworks for the kids to be participate in.
For more details click here.



legoBuild Your Own Lego World

26 March to Sunday 10 April 2016
10am to 4pm daily
Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane
Kids can get creative and build their own architectual masterpiece in this LEGO workshop.
For more details click here.



Sydney Easter PardeSydney Easter Parade & Family Day

Easter Monday 28 March 2016
11:30am onwards
This Easter celebration has been going on for more than 20 years and journeys through Market, George & Elizabeth Streets before finishing at Hyde Park. The streets are filled with music, giant inflatables, marching bands, stilt-walkers and entertainers.
For more information click here.


The Grounds 2Once Upon A Time,
The Grounds of Alexandria

Friday 25 March to Sunday 27 March 2016
9am to 3pm at 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
This is a family-friendly event that includes a golden Easter Egg Hunt, Humpty Dumpty Wall (for the ultimate Easter selfie), actors dressed up as storybook characters, art & craft workshops, balloon twisting, petting zoo, live music, hot cross buns and there will even be a giant 300kg Easter Egg cracked on Easter Sunday morning! There is no need to book, just turn up and have fun.
For more details click here.


fireworksFireworks at Darling Harbour

Saturday 26 March and Saturday 9 April 2016
8:30pm onwards
Darling Harbour, Sydney City
Don’t wait for New Years, head down to Darling Harbour to watch the fireworks light up Sydney’s night sky. For more details click here.



Family Day at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Sunday 27 March 2016
11am to 3pm
TMAG, Dunn Place, Hobart
This Family Day is all about patterns, to coincide with the exhibition “Pattern Play”.
For more information click here.


Imagination Playground at Caldew Park (aka Train Park)

Thursday 24 March 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Hill & Warwick Sts, West Hobart
The City of Hobart Imagination Playground is a mobile play system made up of big blue blocks in many shapes and sizes encouraging creativity, movement and overall, fun! For more information click here.



Light Up The Lane

Friday 15 April 2016, 6pm to 9pm
Mathers Place, Bathurst St, Hobart
Mathers Place will be transformed into a celebration of light, sound, food and music during Light up the Lane, which is Hobart’s premier digital art festival. For more details, click here.


Junior Rangers – Fins, Scales & Tails Adventure

Monday 4 April to Friday 8 April 2016
10am to 12pm

Australian Native Gardens, Royal Park,
161 Gatehouse Street, Parkville
Free event, but bookings are essential. To book your Junior Ranger adventure click here.
Participants will engage in a series of games, activities and craft that explore the murky and mysterious world of Melbourne’s waterways and the creatures that inhabit them.

Air Brush Tattoos

Friday 1 April 2016
12:30pm to 1:30pm
City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
(Tattoos last approximately one week).
Free but bookings essential, click here.
Back by popular demand are the fun range of air brush tattoos. Come and get inked these school holidays!

IMG_0353Fizzics Digging Dinosaurs

Thursday 7 April 2016
10:30am to 11:30am
North Melbourne Library, Errol Street, Nth Melbourne
Free but bookings are essential, click here.
Your kids will have a roaring good time as they learn about dinosaurs in this hands-on workshop designed to look at paleontology in a realistic way.


kitesThe Adelaide International Kite Festival

Saturday 26 March to Monday 28 March 2016
11am to 5pm daily
Semaphore Beach & Foreshore
Come and enjoy the spectacle of brightly coloured kites, in all shapes & sizes, dipping and weaving in the skies above Semaphore.
For more information, click here.

haighs chocolateHaigh’s Chocolate Guided Tour

Monday to Saturdays
9am to 5pm (Tour runs for 20mins)
Free but phone bookings essential.
Find out about the history of Haigh’s and get a peek at how they turn cocoa beans into the most delicious chocolate. Afterwards you can enjoy a complimentary chocolate, tea & coffee. For more details, click here.

Design & Decorate Your Own Shield at the South Australian Museum

Tuesday 26 April to Friday 29 April
10am to 2pm
Museum Main Foyer
Children will be guided through the steps of making and decorating a simple cardboard shield, inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Shields: power and protection in Aboriginal Australia.
For more information click here.




city farmKids in the Kitchen Garden

Tuesday 12 April 2016 to Thursday 14 April 2016
10am to 1pm
1 City Farm Place, East Perth
Free but bookings essential, click here
Get your kids into the kitchen and garden at City Farm. The morning will be filled with cooking, gardening and craft. Suitable for 6-10 year olds.




AGWACreate Your Own Comic : Art Gallery of Western Australia

Wednesday-Friday : 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 April 2016
11am to 4pm
AGWA, Perth Cultural Centre
Join in this fun activity where you can create a comic that tells your story.
For more information click here.


2016 Free Flicks For Kids

Saturday 26 March 2016: Showing Yellowbird (PG)
Saturday 23 April 2016 : Showing Turbo (G)
5:30pm to 7pm
Northbridge Piazza & Super Screen, Cnr James & Lake Streets, Northbridge
Click here for more details and session times.



The Great Easter Egg Trail

Sunday 27 March 2016
9:30am to 2:30pm
Old Parliament House, 18 King George Tce, Parkes
Hunt around the building for clues, crack the code and be rewarded with yummy chocolate Easter Eggs!
For more information, click here.


Canberra Airport Open DayCanberra Airport Open Day

Sunday 3 April 2016 : 9.30am to 1.30pm
Brindabella Circuit, Level 1, Canberra International Airport, 2609
See planes of all shapes & sizes, exciting aerobatic displays, plus loads of fun for the whole family. You an even climb aboard aircraft from Qantas, Virgin and the RAAF.
For more details to this exciting event, click here.


violinCanberra Symphony Orchestra’s : Goulburn Concerto

Tuesday 5 Apr 2016
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, William Herbert Place, Building 100, Canberra, 2601
This Concerto will be a unique collaboration between the Goulburn Strings Project & the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.This remarkable project is open for the public to come and watch. Entry is free, but seating is limited. Details here.


We trust the above has given you some inspiration for the upcoming school holidays!



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