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The Winter school holidays might be the toughest holidays of all. Sure, they’re shorter than their Summer cousin but the dreary weather and fewer daylight hours tends to narrow down the options for fun, outdoor and, most importantly, cost effective activities.

 

There is plenty of fun and excitement to be had in the great indoors during this coming winter break which should help to silence the cries of ‘I’m BORED!’, and best of all, they won’t break the bank.

 

There are some great suggestions below, plus many more in each State right here!

 

Victoria

 

What: Stonnington Libraries Winter Holiday program

 

About: The Kids Craft program at libraries across the city of Stonnington runs through both weeks of the school holidays, and includes activities such as stained glass window making and shield and castle making.

 

Age: 6 – 12

How much: FREE

 

 

 

 

New South Wales

 

What: Kids Party Confidential

 

About: Sean Murphy’s throwing the ultimate party for the whole family! From acting with Chris Hemsworth to playing Thor at five-year-olds’ birthdays, Kids’ Party Confidential is a hilarious ride through the highs and humiliations of children’s entertainment. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you’ll learn how to tie an incredible balloon sword.  Various locations across Sydney.

 

Age: kids aged 5+, teens and adults

 

How much: FREE

 

 

 

Queensland

 

What: Dinosaur Discovering

 

About: Enjoy this fun and interactive workshop as kids become palaeontologists for the day!  Join the team on a fossil-finding adventure, with your very own mini excavation kit and uncover the bones and fossils of a prehistoric dinosaur. Booval Fair Shopping Centre.

 

Age: 3 – 12 years

 

How much: FREE

 

 

 

South Australia

 

What: Whalefest July School Holiday program

 

About: Kids will make their very own paper whale, learn how blubber keeps whales warm, and the different features whales have in fun and hands on experiments and activities.

 

Age: 5 – 12 years

 

How much: $8 per child

 

 

 

Western Australia

 

What: Robotics Workshop For Kids

 

About: Explore the exciting world of science, maths and logic with Robotics & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshops for kids.

Experience Sphero; a robotic ball that you can control with your smartphone.

 

Age: 7+

How much: FREE

Tasmania

What: Minecraft Challenge

About: Come and join us for a Minecraft Challenge!  The challenge changes at each session.  Lets see what you can build in a couple of hours! Held at the Rosny LINC

Age: 8 – 15

How much: FREE

  • Lots of fun things to do in different states, cheers.

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  • fun school holidats

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  • aw my daughter is only 3 not much on the list for perth

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  • this looks like a fun activity for children

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  • Great information. Thankyou :)

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  • Cool thank you for all the ideas- cheap too apart from transport esp public or car parking. I took my 3yo to 1000 steps yesterday, she has always had a fascination of staircases, so I thought it would encourage her… Certainly did as she went past the steep 500 meter mark and wanted to keep going! And in the rain!

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  • I wish there was info on things tht aren’t just in the main cities

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  • Much to my children’s disappointment these holidays are going to be quiet. Both my husband and I are working so it is time with grandma and friends. I must admit that I’m really disappointed too but only have so much leave available per year.

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  • These are my least favourite holidays because the weather is usually so cold. Therefore we need to opt for indoor activities eg. movies, trampoline parks, time at home relaxing.

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  • I am looking forward to when my daughter is old enough to join in these activities. In the meantime, this information is useful in my radar for the future. Many thanks.

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  • I love finding new activities for the kids to do.

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  • Thank you for the useful information.

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  • wish we were not so isolated these sound amazing

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  • our local library has programs running for free or little cost.

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  • Another great guide, thanks.

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