School holidays always seem to creep up on us! If you’re looking for family-friendly activities to do with your kids, have you thought about spending the day in Gold Creek? A hidden Canberra treasure, from the cutest boutique clothing store, a lolly store you’ll no doubt have to drag the kids out of, and an aviary feeding experience, you could easily spend the day strolling around the village shops.

Bambi and Bow

Your destination for boutique fashion, unique gifts and special event clothing for babies and children, Bambi and Bow has a gorgeous collection you won’t find anywhere else in Canberra. A family-run business, they specialise in baby and birthday gifting as well as christening and event wear, shoes, accessories, candles and religious gifts.

The Lolly Shop

If your kids have a sweet tooth, the Gold Creek Lolly Shop is the perfect school holiday treat! From nostalgic favourites to international delights, savour the diverse range of treats including USA and UK sweets, hard-boiled and freeze-dried lollies, chocolates, Dutch liquorice, chips and crisps, kids’ novelties, imported drinks and more.

Under The Mistletoe

Celebrate Christmas every day with the most festive shop in Canberra, Under The Mistletoe. You will be delighted by the magical store’s huge range of unique Christmas decorations as well as Easter, Halloween and Santa’s toy shop! They have everything you need for a Christmas winter wonderland (perfect for Xmas in July too!) to create a magical experience for you and your loved ones year after year.

Pulp Book Cafe

Bookshop and cafe, find a quiet spot to read with a hot chocolate at the Pulp Book Cafe. For mum and dad, enjoy quality coffee and delicious brekky and lunch dishes, while kids can enjoy everything from ham and cheese croissants, and fish and chips to babyccinos with marshmallows, and milkshakes. Their famous house-made Portuguese tarts are also a must-try. Welcome to bring your own book or browse the cafe’s selection, find a range of fiction and non-fiction titles.

Canberra Walk-In Aviary

A fun school holiday activity, get up close and personal with friendly birds at the Canberra Walk-In Aviary. A 1000 square metre space, observe, photograph and feed free flying birds. From Australia and around the world, walk amongst 500 birds from nearly 60 different species including parrots, finches, doves and quail.

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