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Things to do in Canberra with kids

Canberra - the nation's capital!

There is a reason why Canberra has long been a haven for kids school trips and families to visit. It's fascinating, and FUN!

Canberra is the city for kids to really learn through having a great time. It's also a city of history, wildlife, and great for those active kids! Places like Questacon are incredible for kids, with amazing interactive exhibits based around science and technology. CSIRO Discovery Centre presents science in a really entertaining way and Canberra Museum and Gallery offers great learning experiences around history and art.

The Australian Institute of Sport is iconic for those active kids with activities like skiing and rock climbing, and the National Zoo and Aquarium is great for kids to get up close with their favourite animals.

Even history can be relived in places like Calthorpes House and Mugga Mugga Cottage.

The nation's capital is an INCREDIBLY family friendly city, and one that has been hugely popular with kids for decades. And for good reason! There are so many places to visit with kids.

So have fun! The city is waiting for you.

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....

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!

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!

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....

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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