Enjoy a Winter Family Holiday in Canberra
Australia's capital city has plenty of cool attractions for big and little people alike, activities tailored just for families.
Many of Canberra's major attractions are free, and the 3infun tickets include discounted entry to Questacon, Cockington Green Gardens and the Australian Institute of Sport, making the city a wonderfully affordable family destination.
Experience science in extraordinary ways at Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre. Free-fall down a six-metre slide, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. Little scientists will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in a gallery just for 0-6 year olds.
Chilldren will enjoy seeing money being made by the bucket load at the Royal Australian Mint, where all of Australia's coins are made, with the help of the entertaining robot, Titan. The kids will get a thrill minting their own $1 coin too.
A new interactive digital experience for children and families is coming to the National Museum of Australia this winter. The new Kspace experience will involve visitors building their own robot to travel back in time to a mystery place in Australia's history.
Explore the National Arboretum your way – walk through the forests of rare and symbolic trees; marvel at the living miniature works of art in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection; relax in the Arboretum's award-winning visitors centre and let the kids loose on the amazing Pod Playground.
Build a snowman, go tobogganing and start a snowball fight at Corin Forest nestled in Namadgi National Park just 40 minutes drive from the city. Or why not put on some skates and make the most of the outdoor ice skating rink that transforms Canberra's city centre into a winter wonderland with Skate in the City.