As another school holiday returns, start booking the kids in for some fun activities and workshops that they will love. Here is our top list of what’s happening during the April school holidays.

First Edition High Tea

Take the whole family and experience a fun-filled morning at First Edition’s Peter Rabbit High Tea on Friday April 9. Along with tasty high tea treats there will be morning entertainment, face painting, balloon animals, an easter egg hunt, themed music and craft. All happening while parents can kick back and relax in the bar.


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Kids x Van Gogh Sunflower Painting

Is your child a budding artist? The National Gallery of Australia and oOh!media are inviting artists from primary and secondary schools to create their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers for their Kids x Van Gogh challenge. Works of art by six finalists will be displayed alongside Van Gogh’s Sunflowers on oOh!media’s billboard, street and retail networks across the country. One lucky winner will also get the chance to see one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings in real life with a trip for four people to see Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London at the National Gallery of Australia. Submissions for the Kids x Van Gogh challenge close Monday 12 April 2021 at 5pm.


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POP Canberra workshops  

Join POP Canberra for unique, fun and spontaneous hands-on workshops for kids. Join them these school holidays for plaster painting, pom pom pets, beaded jewellery and fun with felt.


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Easter Workshops at the Glassworks

Learn and create masterpieces using glass at one of Canberra Glassworks’ school holiday workshops. In theme with Easter there are a range of fun Easter egg and bunny creations to make including Easter platters, eggs, holiday tiles and a mosaic.


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National Film and Sound Archive – Classic Stories Come to Life

Join the NFSA for the screening of films that bring to life classic and contemporary books from Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and more! Throughout April watch The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Peter Pan, The Lorax, Coraline and The Secret Garden.


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Museum of Australian Democracy  

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is hosting a range of young people and family friendly activities, including a brand-new zine-making workshop for 8–15 years from 12-16 April. The artist led 2-hour workshop teaches how to share ideas through zine – small, hand-made, self-published magazines that provide a way for alternate voices to be heard. Their Zine Lounge will also re-open, offering a place to meet, read and create with an array of creative material available. An interactive exhibition, Yours Faithfully is also available for visitors to rediscover the lost art of letter writing, using vintage typewriters or simply pen and paper to write to anyone on any subject. The family friendly activities at the latest Behind the Lines: The year in political cartoons – 2020 A dog’s breakfast has a family trail, whoosh machine and drawing activities with cartoonist Cathy Wilcox via video.

Aladdin JR Theatre Production

Disney’s Aladdin JR. by Pied Pipers Productions is based on the 1992 academy-award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show, that we all know and love. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will delight family audiences of all ages from toddlers up. Opening night is April 9 and will run until April 17.