School Holiday Hangouts

If you dread keeping your family entertained on school holidays, don’t worry we have you covered! We have packed a bag of school holiday hangouts for you that are just begging to be discovered (or re-discovered)

State Library- Libraries are no longer the stuffy and quiet places that parents might recall as children. Libraries have had a radical transformation in the last decade and are reenergised places. Head to your state library website and check out ‘what’s on’. From Author interviews, ‘story camps’, story time and many other activities to boost your kid’s creative energy.

Ditch the screens and get the family on a trail walk together. Trail walking is a very popular hobby in Australia, fresh air, nature, native animals…maybe a waterfall or two it’s an incredible way to spend time with your family. Head to Trail hiking website for the walk that suits your family’s ability level, get your boots on and off you go!

Immerse your family in an Aboriginal cultural experience these holidays. Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens has a Corroboree event on, kids get to make their own head piece or armband and join in with the traditional dance. In Melbourne head to the Koori heritage trust for a look around, or if you would like to get outdoors book a Birrarung Wilam River Camp walk (Fed Square area) and discover the areas rich cultural significance. In South Australia families can head a couple of hours out of Adelaide to Point Pearce and take a tour with award winning operator Aboriginal South Australia. Western Australia has the wonderful Mandurah Dreaming and for those in Queensland (closer to Brisbane or the Gold Coast) you can enjoy a trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (Currumbin has some cultural activities but is not an Aboriginal Cultural centre) or for those further north head to Tjupukai for an incredible experience.

Whatever you choose to do this September school holidays, from our family to yours- stay safe, have fun and enjoy!

Photo credit: Simon Rae