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Australia Day in Newcastle - NSW

Newcastle has Australia Day covered this year with entertainment stages, circus workshops, face painting, market stalls, guided historic tours of Fort Scratchley and roving bands along the whole precinct!

NGV's Kids Summer Festival - VIC

Let the kids get in touch with their inner-artist at this free 11-day festival.

Sand Safari 2016 - Surfers Paradise

Who knew sand was the perfect canvas? This fun 'n' free event is sure to put a smile on every face!

Australia Day at Darling Harbour - Sydney

Celebrate Australia Day at the country's biggest harbourside parties - for free!

Toyota Country Music Festival - Tamworth

Groove along to some classic country tunes while taking in some of the best in country Australia.

Mount Baw Baw - VIC

Grab the family and get active in the great outdoors!

Bali Zoo - Bali

Mix up your next holiday in paradise with a trip to Bali Zoo, where kids can get hands-on caring for elephants, cuddling up to pythons and dining with lions.

Waikiki Aquarium - Hawaii

Discover the secrets of what life is really like under the sea with Waikiki Aquarium’s Afternoons at the Aquarium.

Sigatoka River Safari - Fiji

On Fiji’s Coral Coast a brand new tour by the Sigatoka River Safari brand promises to leave adrenaline-seekers well and truly satisfied.

Cirque Africa is coming to Geelong! - VIC

This December, Cirque Africa brings the world’s best circus acts from Africa to the Australian stage in Geelong for the very first time.

Summer fun with Zoos Victoria - VIC

It’s all fun and games these summer school holidays with Zoos Victoria! With three zoos providing endless excitement, you won’t want to miss out on the fun.

Dinosaur Zoo - WA Museum - WA

Join the team as they take you on a trip back in time to when the Earth was younger and dinosaurs ruled the land!

Sydney Opera House summer 2015/16 - NSW

The Sydney Opera House transform into Sydney’s ultimate summer destination with a scorching line-up of shows, tours and dining.

The Rocks Chilled Summer Festival - NSW

Australia Day 2016 promises to be an exciting day for Sydney-siders who head down to The Rocks precinct. On Tuesday 26 January, from 12:30-6pm, The Rocks will be transformed into a colourful urban playground, featuring a free all-day music program.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival opens in Australia in June and for the first time ever will feature the magical winter wonderland of Frozen.

St.George OpenAir Cinema - Sydney

Sydney's most anticipated summer event, St.George OpenAir Cinema, will return to Mrs Macquaries Point on Thursday 7 January 2016 for its 20th season!

What’s on at Merlin these summer holidays - Sydney

Merlin Entertainment have many exciting things planned including two new launches: Jurassic Seas at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and our all-new interactive Sports Zone at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

Movies by the Boulevard - Sydney

Sydney Olympic Park's popular Movies by the Boulevard series will return for its fifteenth year of FREE cinema under the stars in January 2016.

The Rocks Village Bizarre - Sydney

Presented by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), The Rocks Village Bizarre invites you to ‘re-experience’ The Rocks Precinct for a thrilling six weeks full of immersive performances, culinary delights, two-storey high floating installations and chance encounters with captivating characters.

Top 8 things to do in Canberra - Canberra

This spring in Canberra it's all about nature and culture with many new additions and some old favourites for the whole family to enjoy.

The art of the brick: DC Comics - Sydney

Powerhouse Museum in Sydney will be the first venue to host the worldwide tour of the new THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS exhibition. The tour will begin on 21 November 2015 through to 1 May 2016.

Stay & Play Package at The Blackman Hotel - Melbourne

Release your child's inner artist with this family-friendly school holiday package which includes late check out, complimentary parking, half day bicycle and scooter hire and art canvas kits.

Big4 Tweed Billabong's New Water Park - Northern NSW

Holidays with Kids blogger Emily & her family were the first to check out the new water park at BIG4 Tweed Billabong!

The Longreach Big 3 Pass - Queensland

The Longreach Big 3 Pass is the only ticket you need to get the most your of your holiday in Longreach. A joint venture between the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum and Kinnon & Co, the pass includes almost everything you'd want to do.

Family Fun at Harbourside Shopping Centre - Sydney

Holidays with Kids blogger Robyn de Beer heads to Harbourside to discover how you can have a day of family fun in a shopping centre.

Australia's Special Gift to Singapore

Check out the adorable gift Australia is giving in celebration of Singapore 50th anniversary of independence.

Bindi's Island at Australia Zoo - Queensland

There’s a new island coming to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, but you’ll only need to go as far as Australia Zoo to begin your adventure these holidays! Escape to your own tropical paradise on December 26 when Australia Zoo launches a brand new exhibit, Bindi’s Island.

iFLY Downunder Indoor Skydiving

iFLY Downunder Indoor Skydiving

The iFLY Downunder indoor skydiving facility is a state of the art centre that delivers an exhilarating, thrilling and high energy experience that the whole family will want to share. Indoor skydiving is a safe and fun adventure activity for ages 3 to 103.

Trainworks 

Australia's newest and largest rail museum is located just 90 km from the Sydney metro area. Trainworks has fun interactive activities and an enormous outdoor play + picnic area and School Holiday programs vary each period - are sure to keen the little ones entertained, whether it's a photography workshop or a hands-on art class, there's always something exciting to do.

Twirl and Velma join the Little Penguin party at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Two new female Little Penguins have arrived at the Sanctuary’s ‘Penguin Cove’ to even out the stakes

WilderQuest - fun and innovative children's program

WilderQuest, an initiative of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), provides exciting online activities to help your children find out more about the natural world and motivate them to explore the great outdoors safely.

Could you kids pick out Australia's most unknown animals?

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is urging people to spare a thought for the rarely-recognised Aussie animals that call this great country home, including the Perentie - one of the world's largest lizard species, a title which is no mean feat.

Hoyts Jnr

Hoyts Jnr Cinema's

Hoyts Jnr is the only dedicated cinema program for families with preschoolers. Hoyts Jnr is a unique cinema experience for preschoolers 3-6 yrs of age, consistently presenting the best preschool content on the big screen every Saturday and Sunday mornings. Hoyts Jnr offers exceptional value for families with a flat ticket price for all.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Gardens

Located in the heart of the Hunter vineyards, at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, are the spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens. Spanning over 25 hectares, be amazed by the sensational sights, colours and fragrances of the twelve stunning feature gardens. 

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