Summer in Canberra offers so many things to do for people of all ages. This January, there are plenty of new activities to see and do, with plenty to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays.
There are a number of new exhibitions on show. See famous artworks from the influential landscape painter and portrait artist Tom Roberts at the National Gallery of Australia. Explore the world of Spiders with this new exhibition showing at Questacon.
Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries with the Celestial Empire exhibition at the National Library of Australia. Tickets to Celestial Empire are free, however, bookings are essential. See rare, early Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum at the Encounters exhibition at the National Museum of Australia. This exhibition has free entry, although booking online is recommended.
The Australian Ballet's Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty is a perfect first ballet experience for children aged 3 and up, showing at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Also at the Canberra Theatre Centre, see Josh Pyke on 30 January, performing works from his new album But For All These Shrinking Hearts.
For families, there are some great playgrounds close to the city such as the amazing Pod Playground at the National Arboretum Canberra. Boundless - The Centenary of Canberra National Playground is Canberra's first all abilities playground located on the north eastern side of Lake Burley Griffin. John Knight Park at Belconnen's Lake Ginninderra has two play areas as well as picnic areas. There are often ducks and swans to be seen and for those people who enjoy walking or cycling, there is a 7km (approx) pathway that circles the Lake.
For more information about what to do in Canberra this summer, post a question on Novotel Canberra's Facebook page call our friendly Concierge team on 02 6245 5000 or check out the VisitCanberra website.