It’s that time again when school’s out for another two whole weeks. If you have no plans to fill them, Don’t worry! The Canbhol team have you covered! We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves for how to keep your kids busy throughout the holidays. There is no shortage of things to do in Canberra.

  1. ANZAC Day at the Australian War Memorial: A must for any Australian, remember and honour soldiers who have fallen in wars on ANZAC Day by attending the dawn service, day ceremony and last post ceremony. 25 April.

    War Memorial Commorative Area, © War Memorial

    2. Mushrooms and Mini Beasts Forest Walk: Venture through nature to quell their curiosity about small animals, plants and fungi at the National Arboretum. Suitable for kids 5-7 years. 16-20 April.

    Mushrooms & Mini Beasts Forest Walk 2017, © National Arboretum


    3. The Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2018: Basketball’s greatest entertainers hit Canberra this month for one night and one night only. 17 April.

4. Catch a game. Get the family together to back your favourite team. On 14 April both The Giants take on Fremantle and the Raiders take on the Parramatta Eels.

5. Leigh Hunter Golf will be running golf clinics at Fairbairn Golf Course, with kids learning chipping, putting and how to hit out of bunkers. The cost is $75 a day or $320 for the week, for 6 – 12 year olds. Contact them for more details if you have children aged 4 – 6, as they have previously offered half day clinics. See here for details – scroll down to April 2018 dates.

6. Firm Battle Games in Symonston is an outdoor obstacle-course style program, where kids learn about teamwork and overcoming challenges, whilst having fun conquering the course. The programs are designed for kids aged 7 – 17 and are a great opportunity for kids to get outdoors and make new friends. This April they will be running four programs – Operation New Spirit on 16th April, Operation Mud Storm on 17th April, Operation Hardened Ninja on 26th April and Special Operations on 27th April. The cost is $85 per day. See here for details.

Battle Form Games 2017, © B.Firm Battle Games

7. Forest Park Riding School in Stromlo offers a school holiday program for kids aged 7 – 16, which runs for 5 days in the first week of the school holidays, as well as 4 days in the second week. Kids look after their own horse, get the chance to ride twice daily and have theory lessons about horsemanship. The cost is $500 for the first week of 5 days, or $425 for 4 days in the second week. See here for details.

Look after your own horse at Forest Park Riding School. © Forest Park Facebook

8. School Holiday Workshop: FaceTime is a workshop that will be held at CMAG (Canberra Museum and Gallery) on 18th and 19th April. These workshops are designed for children aged 5 – 12. The kids will study faces and figures in the Nolan Collection Gallery and then pose for black and white photos in the CMAG studio. Their portraits will then be transformed using a range of art media to create an original artwork. The cost is $20 for each 4 hour workshop. See here for details.



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