10 Family Friendly Attractions In ACT

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10 Family Friendly Attractions In ACT

4. The National Arboretum

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Anyone in the ACT on a sunny day should pack up a picnic and check out the National Arboretum. During the school holidays there are activities on for kids including bonsai making, kite making or simply exploring the gardens on a guided story telling walk. There are also a series of great tours and trails for the entire family, and a Pod Playground for the kiddies to enjoy. For adults there are gorgeous picnic and BBQ spaces, and a scenic cafe.

3. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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For active families, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is the place to be. With more than 20 marked walking trails, this is the place to go to see Australia’s amazing native wildlife. On the walks the entire family should be on the lookout for platypus, possums, combats, echidnas, emus, and more. There are also a number of ranger guided activities, and interactive Indigenous activities for the whole family.

2. Questacon


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If your kids have an interest in science, Question’s Q Lab is a must-visit for families in Canberra. There’s a constantly changing series of impressive experiments, amazing demonstrations and interesting displays. Kids will not struggle to occupy themselves here, and neither will their parents! Even kids who aren’t necessarily science minds will appreciate the interactive nature of this family-friendly attraction.

1. Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial


The Australian War Memorial might not seem like the most appropriate place for children, but it’s a fantastic spot for older kids to learn about Australia’s war history. For the younger ones, there’s the Discovery Zone where kids can dress up and get acquainted with the life of a soldier, submariner, helicopter pilot and many most. It really does bring history to life!

What family-friendly activities do you suggest in the ACT?

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