Canberra is a great destination for a fun family holiday in any season. This spring, enjoy time together after a busy school term and find the perfect blend of relaxation for tired minds and fun energising activities to keep everyone entertained.
Here?s some top suggestions for your spring school holidays getaway to Canberra.?
Credit: Floriade image ?VisitCanberra.?
Canberra?s annual spring festival has something for everyone. See thousands of flowering bulbs and annuals celebrating this year?s theme ?Pop Culture?. During the day, entry to Floriade is free, with a range of activities during the school holidays especially for families. Enjoy art and craft, games, a Ferris Wheel, roving entertainers and more. Find out more here.
Questacon is a great day out for all ages with over 200 interactive displays, science shows and exhibitions exploring science and technology. Free-fall down a six metre slide, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. The youngest scientists will enjoy Mini Q, a gallery specifically for 0-6 year olds, with opportunities to learn and play.
- Headhunt! at the National Portrait Gallery
Try out the new interactive?Headhunt! experience at the Portrait Gallery. It?s a super fun way for families with children aged 7-15 to see the Gallery and learn more about the portraits.?The program is free for families on weekends and in the school holidays. While you?re at the Gallery, wander through the exhibitions or take part in one of the school holiday activities including Portrait Play (bookings essential) or the Art Cart.
- Go on a journey through time at the National Dinosaur Museum
Along with seeing 23 complete dinosaur skeletons and over 300 displays of fossils, you can join a tour, take part in a dinosaur hunt activity, see the indoor exhibits and wander through the outdoor dinosaur garden.
- Discover stories and history at the National Museum of Australia
From 21 September, see Rome: City and Empire, only showing at the National Museum of Australia, which brings to Canberra more than 200 of the British Museum?s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. Take part in special school holidays activities or browse through the galleries to discover Australian stories and history.
Get outside to enjoy the spring weather on a bicycle. Head towards Lake Burley Griffin and circumnavigate the lake. You?ll ride past Floriade and many of Canberra?s national institutions, with lots of places to stop for a light meal or cool drink along the way.
Escape to Canberra for your next family holiday with?Crowne Plaza Canberra.?
The?Questacon?Family Getaway package?includes accommodation in a twin room with two double beds and full buffet breakfast at Redsalt Restaurant for up to two adults and two children, plus a family pass to Questacon.
During your stay at Crowne Plaza Canberra, enjoy?Redsalt Restaurant?s generous buffet breakfast that includes something for all of the family. The outdoor pool is open from 14 September 2018 and the picturesque Glebe Park is right next door.?Walk to Floriade in around 10-15 minutes or for a great shopping experience, the Canberra Centre?is only a short stroll away. Bicycles are available for hire at the hotel.