children's activities

DISCOVER THE NATIONAL CAPITAL’S RANGE OF ATTRACTIONS WITH ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE KIDS AND THEY’RE ALL SO EASY TO FIND.

Explore what Canberra have to offer by clicking on the title of each venue. Alternatively, see the VisitCanberra website for more family activities.

Australian Institute Of Sport
Go behind the scenes on an award-winning 90 minute guided tour of Australia’s premier elite sports precinct, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), located minutes from the Canberra city centre.


Cycling
Canberra has an excellent network of shared paths and identified routes that people can use without having to go on the road. Some of these can be seen from the roads, others are ‘hidden’ but provide very pleasant routes to get you to your destination.


Questacon – Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre
Discover the smarter way to have fun at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. There’s something for everyone as you experience science in extraordinary ways at this Gold Australian Tourism Award Winning tourist attraction.


National Zoo & Aquarium
Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing creatures at the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra. You can even pat a cheetah, feed a bear or become acquainted with a meerkat.


Australian War Memorial
Discover the diverse Australian experiences of war and connect with the stories of people and events that shaped Australia. The Australian War Memorial is pleased to be the recipient of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award for the number one landmark in both Australia and the South Pacific for 2016.


National Arboretum
Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, Pod Playground, a café and shop, outdoor sculptures, and picnic areas boasting some of Canberra’s most spectacular views.


Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
There has never been a better time to experience Canberra’s iconic wildlife sanctuary this October with the ultimate family sleepover - A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla. More than just accommodation our Pop-Up Wilderness Family Camp includes your overnight stay in 6m Luxury Glamping Tents with real beds, 5 Unique Day & Night Ranger Activities such as CSI Tidbinbilla or Hi-Tech Wildlife, Dinner, Campfire fun under the stars, Spotlighting and Star Gazing. Wake up in the wild and experience Tidbinbilla in a whole new light. Sat 27 Sept – Sat 12 Oct inclusive.


Floriade
The floral display of more than a million bulbs and annuals planted across 8,000 square metres of inner city parkland is more than just a flower show. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.


Adventure Playground
Take the children along to the Adventure Playground in Kambah to let off some steam. This playground has been designed to meet the needs of toddlers, juniors and teenagers. There’s a tree house, junior and senior flying foxes, giant swings, space net and wheelchair accessible liberty swing. Skaters and BMX riders can try the challenging half-pipe.


Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Take a leap into outer space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, a 45-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. Here you’ll discover NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that support interplanetary spacecraft missions.


Canberra Reptile Zoo
Come face to face with some of Australia’s largest, deadliest and most colourful reptiles in the Australian Reptile Gallery. Thematic exhibits encompass this country’s tropical, temperate and arid zones.


Canberra Urban Adventures
Run by locals who know Canberra and love nature, with a little bit of adventure...On an easy to use electric bike, or wandering with the wildlife in the local nature parks.


Segway Glide
Make the most of the lake front and Canberra’s national attractions with this one hour Segway Glide. Guided segway rides are designed to ensure an awesome segway riding experience rather than a fact filled tour.


Cockington Green
Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings at Cockington Green, located in Canberra’s Gold Creek Village.


CSIRO Discovery Centre
Explore an interactive display of CSIRO’s world leading research at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. From plastic bank notes to WiFi, and Aerogard to Softly, CSIRO innovations have been improving the lives of people in Australia for more than 100 years


Gold Creek Station
Watch Australian kelpie dogs work merino sheep. See sheep shearing demonstrations. Hear informative talks on the Australian wool industry. Enjoy a hearty barbeque lunch and feel yourself relax during this friendly rural experience.


National Dinosaur Museum
With one of the largest permanent displays of dinosaurs and prehistoric life in Australia, you’ll discover how dinosaurs evolved and interacted amid skulls, skeletons, murals, models and fossils not on display anywhere else in the world.


Vertikal – Canberra Indoor Ski Centre
The alpine experience right here in Canberra! Ski and board all year ‘round, learn from scratch or master your skills, keep fit, and have fun.


The Possum Patch – Pialligo Estate
Our mission is to give children and their families the opportunity to connect with the land and learn about the origins of their food through a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy. We hope to inspire children to learn more about cooking healthy food and immersing themselves in the world of using fresh, natural produce for a range of purposes. Children will pick their own fruit and vegetables from our Market Gardens and Orchards, then cook with the produce in the kitchen – learning cooking techniques, kitchen safety and healthy food. Website coming soon.


AIS, Cockington Green and Questacon 3infun Canberra pass 25 % discount
With 3infun you can see Canberra’s top 3 attractions on the one ticket. A 3infun ticket lets you to visit the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and gives you 3 times the excitement, 3 times the action and 3 times the fun.