Free kids activities these School Holidays

Are you looking for ways to entertain the whole family over the School Holidays? There are always plenty of fun and exciting things happening in our main city centres, including plenty of free activities for the kids.

Check out these free kids’ activities happening in our capital cities during September & October.

Melbourne

What: Indoor & Outdoor Cinemas – Flicks for Kids
Bring the kids to Federation Square, kick back and enjoy the free daily screenings on both the Atrium and Big screens . Movies include Robots, WALL.E, Wreck it Ralph, Hoodwinked Too, ParaNorman.
Where: Big Screen & Atrium Screen, Federation Square
When: 30 September – 4 October at 12pm
Price:
Free / Age: All ages

What: Kids in the Studio: Telling the Tale of The Lost Thing
Join an interactive storytelling session of Shaun Tan’s picture book.  Each session will take kids on a journey through the unique world of The Lost Thing.
Where: ACMI Lightwell
When: 30 September – 4 October / Sessions start at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm
Price:
Free – no bookings required /Age: Recommended for kids aged 5 to 10 years

For more information on the above three Melbourne activities, visit – http://www.fedsquare.com/events/school-holidays/

Sydney

What: Clue Trail
The whole family will have fun following a clue trail to solve a hidden message. Choose from the various tricky trails.
Where: Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
When: Daily, 9.30am-3.30pm at Visitor Centre. Weekends 10.30am-3.30pm at Newington
Price: Free / Age: 3-12 years
More info: http://goplay.nsw.gov.au/activities-for-kids/clue-trail/

What: Darling Quarter Kids Playground
The Darling Quarter Kids Playground is one of the most spectacular playgrounds in Australia, featuring an array of water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides, and flying fox’s will keep the kids entertained for hours.
Where:
Darling Quarter, Sydney
When: Open every day
Price: Free / Age: All ages
More info: http://goplay.nsw.gov.au/activities-for-kids/darling-quarter-play-ground/

Brisbane

What: South Bank Parklands
Explore the cobbled laneways of Stanley Street Plaza or spend the day at the fun and interactive water-play park, Aquativity.
Where: The Parklands, South Bank
When:
Aquativity open daily 9am – 7pm
Price: Free / Age: All ages
More info: http://www.visitsouthbank.com.au/the-parklands

What: Brisbane CityHopper
The CityHopper is a ferry that travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Eagle Street Pier, allowing  you to rediscover Brisbane for free. All you need to do is hop on and hop off.
Where: Various locations along the Brisbane River
When: 7 days a week – 6am to midnight
Price: Free/ Age: All ages
More info: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/public-transport/citycat-ferry-services/cityhopper/index.htm

Adelaide

What : The Little Palais – Pop up Mini Circus Tent
On Saturday 28 September a mini pop-up Circus tent will opens its door for a huge 8 day and night extravaganza of some of the best FREE family friendly entertainment to be found in Adelaide.
Where:
The Little Palais, Hindmarsh Square
When: 28 September – 5 October / 11am – 3pm + 6pm – 9pm
Price: Free / Age: All ages/family
More info: http://www.kidspot.com.au/thingstodo/the-little-palais-pop-up-mini-circus-tent/sa-adelaide/40806.htm

What: Spineless School Holiday Program
Discover animals with no backbone – the world of invertebrates. Join in the fun with FREE workshops, trails and hands-on activities.
Where: South Australian Museum, North Tce
When: 30 Sep 2013 – 4 Oct 2013
Price: Free / Age: All ages/family
More info: http://www.kidspot.com.au/thingstodo/free-spineless-school-holiday-program-south-australian-museum/sa-adelaide/41133.htm

Perth

What: All Creatures Great and Small – Perth Royal Show 2013
The kids will love getting hands one with these gorgeous little animals! Visit All Creatures Great and Small to cuddle a chick and pat a pig, alpaca and rabbit.
Where:
Perth Royal Show, Claremont
When:
28 September – 5 October / 9am – 7pm
Price:
Under 12 Free
More info:
http://www.perthroyalshow.com.au/

Canberra

What: Canberra Space Centre
Learn about the role that Australia plays in the exploration of space and take in magnificent views of the largest antenna complex in the southern hemisphere and see a piece of the Moon that’s over 3.8 billion years old.
Where: Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla
When: Daily, 9am – 5pm
Price: Free / Age: All ages
More info: http://www.kidspot.com.au/thingstodo/canberra-space-centre/act-all/2655.htm

Darwin

What: Sundays Live at the Lagoon Darwin Waterfront
Enjoy local music on the Darwin Waterfront lawns each Sunday. Pack a picnic or enjoy offerings from local retailers as you sit and unwind to the sounds of a different musician each week.
Where:
Darwin Waterfront
When:
25 August – 15 December / Sunday 2pm – 6pm
Price:
Free / Age: All ages
More info:
http://www.kidspot.com.au/thingstodo/sundays-live-at-the-lagoon-darwin-waterfront/nt-all/40636.htm