26 September 2023

Holiday games to create school holiday fun

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Circuses and festivals, major sporting games and inflatable obstacle courses are on their way to the ACT to help keep Canberra kids busy this April school holidays (9-25 April).

Getting behind the fun, OurCBR has rounded up a range of activity and entertainment options for kids of every age.

“It’s been almost 10 years since our national women’s soccer team played in Canberra, but they’re back to take on New Zealand on 12 April at GIO stadium,” OurCBR said.

“Take the whole family to support some of our nation’s best sports stars,” it said.

OurCBR said the Autumn school holidays were the perfect time to celebrate the Territory’s heritage at the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival’s Kid’s Week (18-23 April), which included opportunities to learn local Ngunnawal greetings; hunt for treasure at the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre; get crafty in a 100-year-old heritage listed forest at the National Arboretum Canberra; and learn how to throw spears and boomerangs from Aboriginal Rangers.

The Newsletter said families could kick up their heals at the National Folk Festival (14-18 April), with more than 200 acts over 12 venues, including a showcase of homegrown talent.

OurCBR said the Canberra Circus Festival would bring the best in Australian circus to Canberra for a jam-packed season of excitement for people of all ages from 19-23 April.

“As well as ticketed performances, you can attend the Canberra Circus Festival’s free market day in Kambah on Saturday 23 April, which includes craft and community stalls, food, free juggling, and acrobatics workshops,” it said.

An extended Youth Week kicked off on Monday (4 April), which OurCBR said would see a range of events planned by young people for young people taking place until 14 April.

It said these included DJ training, cooking classes, improv theatre sessions, table tennis pick-up games, dance parties and more.

The Newsletter also encouraged Canberrans to rediscover their local library.

Your local library is a hub of activity all year round, but especially during school holidays,” it said.

“From making solar ovens and iconic Canberra bus stops, to mind boggling Questacon displays, there plenty of free holiday entertainment at a library near you,” OurCBR said.

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