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Things to do in Australian Capital Territory with kids

ACT is THE place to go for kids on school field trips, and for good reason - there are so many places to visit that are incredibly FUN!

How about indulging in some art and history at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, which features interactive experiences! In a museum? You bet!

Did you know that the ACT has the country’s ONLY combined Zoo and Aquarium with the National Zoo and Aquarium? There is also the very sweet Canberra Walk In Aviary.

The ACT is great for those outdoor lovers, with Googong Foreshores and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for fishing, canoeing and hiking, and Carey’s Caves offering another side to the beautiful wilderness with amazing crystal chambers!

Snow in Australia? Yep! The ACT is great for those snow sports, so just head to places like Corin Forest Mountain Recreation!

The ACT may be known as the political capital, but it completely shines as an amazingly kid friendly destination for those family days out.

Bird lovers? Perfect! Take the family to this huge privately owned walk-in aviary where the friendly free flying birds can be observed, photographed and yes, even fed!

Kids fun with both land and marine animals! Get yourselves some close up animal encounters at Australia's ONLY combined Zoo and Aquarium, with interactive keeper talks and special animal hand feeds for visitors.

The whole family can step back into history with this beautifully restored 1850's homestead within a landscape of great natural beauty. Sheep, cattle and horses still graze on the timbered hills and fertile banks of the Murrumbidgee river.

An incredibly entertaining educational experience for kids of all ages, where they can enjoy fully interactive exhibits focusing on the fun of science and technology! Every kid should visit at one stage!

Designed as interactive experiences, their children's educational programs offer a wide range of learning experiences with an emphasis on art and history but never leaving out the fun and fascination. Often suitable for toddlers upwards, art has neve....

Kids can go back in time with this historic cottage that stands as a testament to the lives of the families who worked on one of the Limestone Plain’s great pastoral estates. Great Australian history for your great Australian family day out!

Science is presented in an entertaining way to demystify it. Kids can get creative with it, and even grandparents can learn about their fascinating world of research and innovation! Get creative with science!

Snow fun in Corin Forest! Dual seat model sleds, Alpine Slides, long zip wires, and even a super water slide!

Fun indoor rock climbing for the over 5s in Canberra, with rope climbing, bouldering, classes & more!

Indoor rock climbing in Canberra for the over 5s, with lead climbs, bouldering, classes & more! Great for active kids!

Nature loving families will love the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserves wildlife viewing, bushwalking in the Sanctuary wetlands or along one of their many tracks and trails, great BBQ spots and lots of fun for kids on the Discovery Playground.

Join tours around an iconic Australian sports attraction where kids can actually try certain sports as they learn!

Step back in time with original furnishings, household appliances and photos that reflect the fashionable ideal of style and taste in this middle class Australian home of the late 1920s. A great historical journey for kids right in Australia's capita....

Outdoor swimming facilities including main, learning and toddler pools. Ice skating plus Figure Skating, Ice Hockey and Broomball sessions also available.

Miniature buildings, miniature steam trains and beautifully landscaped gardens are waiting for families to enjoy at Cockington Green Gardens. A relaxing and nature filled day out in Canberra for the whole family. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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