These school holidays won’t be housebound. Here’s a list of fun things to get up to:

Canberra Outlet

Canberra Outlet are hosting online finger puppet tutorials and crafty classes to keep the kids entertained. Learn how to make lion felt finger puppets and more. These virtual classes are perfect for those parents working from home. Stay tuned on the Canberra Outlet social channels throughout the holidays for a Tiny Creatures & Co giveaway. The chance to win a luxe teepee party for 6 is up for grabs. The winner gets to choose the party theme including sleepover packs, balloons and satin dressing gowns.

Visit the website for videos

First Edition’s Teddy Bear Picnic

In collaboration with The Teddy Bear Shop, First Edition is creating a special picnic high tea experience. Join in on all the fun on Friday 10th July 2020 from 11 am – 1 pm. The team from Gecko Gang will be putting on a morning of entertainment, include face painting and craft activities, while Mum, Dad or even the grandparents can kick back and relax in a COVIDSafe environment. Everyone that attends will also go in the draw to win a Lucky Door Prize courtesy of The Teddy Bear Shop. Due to Government restrictions there is limited availability, so bookings are essential. Tickets are available to purchase via Eventbrite, $30 per ticket, children under 3 (free) (booking fees apply). Bookings close 5pm Wednesday 8th July.


National Zoo & Aquarium Keeper for a Day

If your child curious about the operation of a zoo? Then try Keeper For A Day.

These ‘stand alone’ three hour sessions allow children to experience life as a zoo keeper. They will be given the opportunity to participate in activities such as cleaning, feeding and making toys for our animals, as well as learning about local and international conservation issues. We aim to include different activities in each session to ensure that no two days at the zoo are exactly the same! You can come to one session or more!

Cost is $80 per session, find out more.

Cockington Green Garden

Our favourite tiny village reopened this week so you can start planning your school holiday visit to show support. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings at Cockington Green, located in Canberra’s Gold Creek Village. Featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries, from Scotland’s Braemer Castle to Peru’s Machu Picchu and miniature steam train ride.

Find out more

Zone 3

Zone 3 Laser Tag is opening revamped and ready for school holidays. Expect new front desk and vests as well as an operating system installed, all the rooms redone and the foyer laid out for Covid safety. After 24 years of entertaining local give them a warm welcome and book a round with friends!


Kingpin at Canberra Centre is also reopen just in time for school holidays. The last holidays were all about Covid, but these one can be all around bowling, arcade games and escape rooms.