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Family Activities In Canberra this spring
Family Activities In Canberra this spring

Fun Family Activities To Do In Canberra.

In light of a new environment, the nations capital is starting to reopen once again. Venture to the nations capital and explore our wonders this spring season. Take a closer look at some of our recommended family activities in Canberra.

Take a well renowned nature walk up Mount Ainslie, grab an amazing hands-on animal experience at The National Zoo & Aquarium or find the perfect hike and spot wildlife living in Tidbinbilla’s diverse sub-alpine habitats

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Reimagine Floriade

Floriade is different this year, but there is plenty to see and do. Families travelling to Canberra this spring will notice the annual celebration transitioning away from the traditional home in Commonwealth Park, to bloom across Canberra’s suburbs, city and screens. This year, Floriade: Reimagined will come alive at the @canberracentre with hundreds of tulips on display for customers to enjoy. 🌷. In addition families should keep a lookout for mouth-watering feasts of spring-inspired eats at local restaurants as part of a reimagined NightFest vibe on 2 October. The reimagined aspects of one of the nations capitals most prolific events will be on display until 11 October 2020, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Embark on one of our famous nature walks

A family nature walk across a quiet afternoon with the family is the perfect social distancing event. One of the most popular walks among locals, the bush track behind the Australian War Memorial goes to the top of Mt Ainslie. The peak provides an elevation of 843 metres and captures exquisite views over Red Hill to the south and Black Mountain to the west.

For those looking for a more pram friendly route, the Curtin playing fields walk is a more flat and friendly option and is only takes a short 45 minutes to complete. There are extensive views northeast to the city, Red Hill, Black Mountain and Mount Ainslie, west to the Brindabellas and north to the Canberra Arboretum.  Curtin is a short 15 minute drive from the hotel via the Adelaide Avenue and is a fun afternoon family activity in Canberra.

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National Zoo & Aquarium

Offering some of the most amazing hands-on animal experiences in Australia, The National Zoo & Aquarium now features a brand new tour not for the faint hearted. The Awesome Roarsome Tour will have you hand feed a lion, a tiger, a bear and a beautiful hyena. Jake the white lion is a crowd favourite so be sure to please him and keep him in the manor he is accustomed to. With groups of 10 people at any given time, bookings are essential. The minimum age is 12 years costed at $125 per person. Please visit the booking page for more details.

Child standing in garden at Australian National Botanical Gardens Family Activities Canberra
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Stomolo Forest Park

Explore the various outdoor trails for cycling, cross country running, equestrian and mountain bike riding right on Canberra’s doorstep. Ride, run and play at Stromolo.

The The Stromlo Leisure Centre’s is also making quite a splash since the official opening on Saturday (15 August) with a centrepiece 50-metre pool. The centre is open from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on public holidays.

Save up to 35% when you book 5 nights or more during the school holidays, only 15 minutes away via Parkes Way. – Learn More


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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 

Get up close and personal with our Australian animals in their natural habitats. A fun family activity in Canberra can be marked with undertaking enticing walking trails, taking advantage of the kids playground or taking a breather over a delicious picnic. Tidbinbilla nature Reserve has now officially waived all entry fees for the rest of 2020.

For those looking for an enhanced glamping experience, you can now experience Tidbinbilla like never before with the ultimate family sleepover at the Wildfest Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp in the picturesque ACT Park. Wildfest® at Tidbinbilla is back for the Spring School Holidays in 2020.

Bookings are now open for the Spring School Holidays Friday 25 Sept – Saturday 10 Oct 2020 inclusive and costed at $195 pp per night. Secure your spot today before tickets are sold out.


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Crowne Plaza Canberra Superior Rooms

Secure your family accommodation these school holidays

Crowne Plaza Canberra is a convenient option for your extended stay in Canberra this spring season with the family. Our superior Rooms offer views over Canberra city and are available in either a two double bed or king bed configuration, with the option to add a rollaway bed on request in some rooms to accommodate additional family members.

Stay more than five nights with us and receive up to 35% off your stay, which also includes 20% off dining and laundry facilities, plus a complimentary à la carte breakfast.

– Wake up to a delightful outlook over the city or tranquil park views after a comfortable night’s sleep.

Secure our exclusive offer by 31 October 2020.

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