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Spring into School Holidays in Canberra
Spring into School Holidays in Canberra

Canberra’s Spring school holidays begin on 26 September and run until 11 October, 2015. , sure to please the young and the young at heart.

Floriade and NightFest

Floriade: 12 September – 11 October, 2015

NightFest: 23 September – 27 September, 2015

Where: Commonwealth Park

Don’t miss out on Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring at Floriade. This year’s theme is ‘Reflection’, which commemorates the ANZAC centenary.  Explore the breathtaking flower beds during the day and watch Floriade turn into an amazing light show and concert venue on selected evenings during NightFest. Don’t miss out on the much talked about Ferris wheel, as the kids are sure to love this ride.

Perception Deception at Questacon

When: Open daily from 9am – 5pm

Where: Questacon

This family-friendly exhibition reveals how our brains process information to form our perception of the world around us. Both educational and experimental, the kids are sure to be intrigued at this exhibition. This hands-on and multimedia exhibition features a perceptual test and illusions. Sometimes all is not as it seems!

Ticket prices:

  • Adult: $23
  • Child: $17.50 – Under 4s free
  • Concession: $17.50
  • Family: $70.00 – 2 adults and 3 children. $8.00 each for additional children

Tinbinbilla Extravaganza

When: Sunday 10am – 4pm

Where: Tinbinbilla Nature Reserve

Enjoy a fun family outing and discover nature at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. It is home to a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles.

Stay with us at Crowne Plaza Canberra

If you are planning a family trip, why not take advantage of Crowne Plaza Canberra’s Family Getaway package?

Stay close to restaurants, the best of the city’s attractions and shopping all only minutes walk away. Explore the nation’s capital at its best. – take the time to see some of Canberra’s key iconic attractions such as the Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and Galleries all within short distance from the hotel.

Family activities are also included in this package so you get to relax and enjoy time with your family – find out more about the ‘3 in Fun’ family pass. Full package inclusions:

  • Accommodation for 2 adults and up to 2 children
  • Full buffet breakfast for 2 adults and up to 2 children
  • Children dine free with a paying adult
  • 3 in fun tickets to Questacon, Cockington Green Gardens & the Australian Institute of Sport.
  • If 2 rooms are booked our team will endeavor to provide adjoining rooms.

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Kids Corner

Crowne Plaza Canberra also has a kids corner set up during school holidays to keep the kids entertained. There are toys and movies available for kids to enjoy. Please ask one of our friendly staff for further information. Note: Our complimentary kids club is ideal for children aged 8 years and under. Parental supervision is required at all times.

School Holiday Breakfast at Redsalt

Let us take care of your family breakfast at Redsalt. Our restaurant is open for Breakfast daily from 6:30am – 10:00am and until 10:30am on weekends and public holidays.

Kick start your morning with fresh fruit juice, eggs made to your liking, warm foods, fresh fruit and salads, delicious pancakes, cereal assortment and much more. Ask one of our friendly staff for our Redsalt’s kids menu available for only $15 per child.


  • Full breakfast buffet $32 per adult
  • Continental breakfast $25 per adult
  • Children aged 7 – 12 $15 per child (order from our Kids menu)
  • Kids under 6 eat for free

Call Redsalt on +61 2 6274  5506 to book your spot today.

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