Home Life Activities during the school holidays during the winter: All free and affordable activities during the school holidays this winter

Activities during the school holidays during the winter: All free and affordable activities during the school holidays this winter

by Alicia M. Amezcua

It’s the school holidays again, and while children usually like to rest for the first few days, they will eventually start feeling slightly restless.

But times are tough, with the cost of living showing no signs of easing.

That means it’s all about free and affordable activities to keep kids entertained these holidays. Here are some suggestions from around the country.

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These school holidays are all about free and affordable activities. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Activities during the school holidays


Mighty Minibeasts Insect Workshop

Held at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, this creepy workshop features bees, butterflies, and spiders!

Read more by visiting the website.

Feed the pelicans at Ian Dipple Lagoon.

Pelicans like to eat fresh fish. To feed the local pelicans, head to Ian Dipple Lagoon in Labrador. It starts at 1:30 p.m., and parking is free for two hours.

All details can be found here.

Big City Lights on Southbank

The Big City Lights Festival is now underway. (Delivered)

Southbank will be transformed with Big City Lights from July 7-10, including installations, huge projections, artwork, and spectacular displays.

Read more here.

New South Wales

Ian Potter’s Wild Childhood Garden

This fun feature is in Centennial Parklands and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will find water games, tunnels, and an impressive tree house.

All the details are on the website.

Powerhouse Museum – Ultimo

You can always count on the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney to put on the most incredible exhibits in time for the school holidays.

Currently, you will find climate-themed, cultural, and historical exhibits.

Read more here.

The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has so much to offer during these school holidays. (Delivered)

Winter Craft at Liverpool Regional Museum

It’s the winter school holidays, so a perfect activity is to visit the Winter Craft sessions at the Liverpool Regional Museum, where kids can make polar bears, snowflakes, and glittering icicles.

The full program can be found here.


Firelight Festival

The Firelight Festival runs from July 1 to 3 in Docklands and includes fire pits, light shows, music, and various delicious food and snacks.

All details can be found here.

Jurassic World in Myer Melbourne

These school holidays, visit the eight-foot T-Rex in Melbourne’s Myer as part of their Jurassic World ‘dino’ experience.

Children also learn about paleontology, see real fossils and participate in workshops.

Read more by visiting the website.

Meet the giant T-Rex in Melbourne’s Myer. (Delivered)

Positive start holiday camps

The camps are held in various locations in Victoria and contain many fun activities for children aged three to 12. Any family receiving government benefits is eligible for these free camps.

Read more about the camps on the website.

South Australia

Market Minis at the Central Market

Children learn all about food and where it comes from during these school holidays during Market Minis sessions held in the Central Market. They also know about healthy eating habits.

Visit the website for more information.

St Kilda Adventure Playground

St Kilda is adorned with castles, slides, a flying fox, a large volcano structure, and basketball, all free these school holidays.

Details are on the local government website.

St Kilda is all decked out these school holidays. (Delivered)

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum organizes scavenger hunts, shadow learning sessions, behind-the-scenes tours, puzzles, and games.

Visit the website for more details.

Western Australia

Perth Airport viewing platform

Perth Airport has a special viewing platform that is sheltered and where families can settle in to watch planes take off and land. Bring your snacks, and kids will love watching the comings and goings of different aircraft.

All the details are here.

WA Museum Boola Bardip

During touring school holidays, the museum hosts several exhibits, including illuminated time landscapes, dinosaurs, and an Alice in Wonderland exhibit for fans of the books and movements.

The full program can be found here.

Freo builds Lega o track.

Freemantle is host to some incredible Lego creations these school holidays. Children can join a tour of the displays during these school holidays.

Read more here.

General tips for this winter school holidays advice

* Arrive at the airport early to allow for queues due to staff shortages and extra checks;

* Pack your lunches, snacks, and bottled water for;

* Bring some extra RATs in case you need them;

* Consider taking a road trip to avoid germs and keep kids warm.

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