24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

Round-up: winter holiday activities for kids

The winter holidays have started, and even if you're not leaving the capital region, there is plenty to do! A curated selection of activities for kids over the next two weeks.


National Portrait Gallery's Story Time

Be inspired by Peter H Reynolds’ story Ish and make a creative response! At the National Portrait Gallery’s Story Time visitors are invited to listen to the story and play with art materials that are supplied to you, all you have to do is get creative.

Thursday 13 July 2017, sessions at 10:30am and 2:00pm.

Bookings are essential: $7 per child.


Museum of Australian Democracy's PLAY UP

PLAY UP is a completely hands on museum experience the whole family can enjoy. Allowing children to dress up, think and engage with the activities on offer. Currently PLAY UP is offering a new exhibition called The Right to Shelter.

Open daily from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

$2 adults, $1 children (free for children under 5 years old) and concessions, $5 family.


National Museum of Australia's Discovery Space: Wheelie fun

Ride your bike to the National Museum of Australia these July school holidays and help us design a bike friendly city. Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home. All ages, children must be accompained by an adult.

Open: 3rd – 7th July 2017, with two sessions daily at 10:00am and 11:30am. 

Price: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership)

Bookings essential via Eventbrite.


National Library of Australia's Winter Storytime

Escape the cold this school winter holidays at the National Library’s Winter Storytime,  get warm and cosy while enjoying tales from Japan. 13 July 2017, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Cost $2, Bookings essential. (Edit: This session has now sold out.)