If you are in Canberra this school holidays, there is so much to do and see. From Questacon to the National Zoo and so much more. Here are some of the special events happening around the Australian Capital Territory. To add your event, please email sara@kidmagazine.com.au with the event details.

Hands-on history

Step into history and learn about our servicemen and servicewomen in this interactive school holiday session.Try on uniforms, handle real objects, and discover incredible stories of Australians in wartime.

Location: Australian War Memorial
Dates: Monday-Thursday during school holidays 8-25 January; Saturdays during school holidays 20 and 27 January
Cost: FREE


The 78 Storey Treehouse

With 13 new storeys, Andy and Terry are back with a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre. A hilarious and must see live stage show.

Location: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Dates: 24-25 January
Cost: From $29


The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo returns to Australia after sell-out seasons across the world. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Location: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Dates: 27-28 January
Cost: From $29


Big Bash League/Women’s Big Bash League

It’s the Melbourne Renegades vs the Sydney Thunder in the Men’s and Women’s Big Bash League at Manuka Oval. Affordable ticket prices and entertainment for the whole family make the BBL/WBBL a winning school holiday activity.

Location: Manuka Oval
Dates: 24 January
Cost: Kids from $5; Adults from $20; Families from $42.50


‘Bowl Camp’ at AMF Bowling

Available Monday to Wednesday between 9am and 12pm across the school holidays (excluding public holidays), Bowl Camp is a fun and informative program allowing kids to learn how to bowl, from how to hold the ball correctly to where to stand on the lane, and also tips and tricks for scoring that elusive strike. Includes 1 game of bowling and 1 game of laser tag (2 games of bowling if laser tag is not available at the venue). Kids will also enjoy a jaffle and pop top drink, as well as 10 arcade bucks to enjoy the arcade games on offer. Best suited to children aged 5-15.

Location: Available at all AMF Bowling centres across Australia
Dates: Monday to Wednesday, 9am-12pm across the school holidays (excluding public holidays)
Cost: $28 per person


‘The Ultimate Fun Pass’ at AMF Bowling

Available all day, every day during the school holiday period, kids can get the full AMF experience with bowling, laser tag and arcade games to keep them entertained. The Ultimate Fun Pass includes: 1 x game of bowling and 1 x game of laser tag (1 x games of bowling if laser tag is not available at the venue), shoe hire, 10 arcade bucks, $10 café voucher and $7 return voucher.

Location: Available at all AMF Bowling centres across Australia
Dates: All day, every day during the school holiday period
Cost: $29.90 per person

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