Holiday Activities

There are lots of things to do with children in the holidays. If you know of any other activities please let us know.

Bush Kids

Run by the Hobart City Council, Bush Kids programs are designed for specific age groups from 2-10 years and include a variety of exciting nature based activities for kids attending with a parent or guardian. All programs cost $5 per child.

Double Helix Club

Join in the science fun and games with a range of great holiday activities at CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club. Check out what is happening this holiday at their website.
36 Church St North Hobart. 6233 7889

Fish For Our Dish

'Fish for our Dish!' Maritime Museum of Tasmania Winter School Holiday Program. This family program focuses on Tasmania's fish and fishermen with craft and a visit to the fishermen's wharf.
11-15 June, from 10.15-12.30.
Visit our web page for more details.

Gymnastics & Sports

Various places run a variety of sporting or gymnastic programmes for all ages. These include:
Bridgewater PCYC Green Point Road, Bridgewater. 6263 5277
Hobart Gymnastics Academy 27-29 Hurst St Bridgewater. 6263 3460
Hobart PCYC 300 Liverpool Street, Hobart. 6230 2246 Vacation Program
Hobart YMCA 8a Constance Ave, Glenorchy 6272 8077
Kingborough Sports Centre Kingston View Drive, Kingston 6211 8262 Vacation Program
Police Academy Youth Club Rokeby Police Academy, Mill Point Road, Rokeby. 6230 2832

Hobart Aquatic Centre

Davies Street, Domain, Hobart. Phone 6222 6999

The Aquatic Centre runs holiday activities. During the June 2012 holidays they will run SPLASH, 4 - 15 June, Weekdays 11.30am - 3.30pm. Normal entry fees apply or Family ticket $20. *excludes public holidays. SPLASH has floating inflatables for the kids including a giant slide, obstacle course, and the log runner! Email or phone for details.

Holiday Craft Workshops

A range of craft activities during school holidays for 6-12 year olds, Workshops run for 90 minutes and the children will make craft projects on a particular theme. Themes include: scrapbooking, felting, pirates, jungles, fairies, medieval, Aussie animals and more!

Sessions for the June 2012 Holidays are fully booked

Held at the Sandy Bay Scout Hall during holiday time.
Sessions are held from 10.30am-12.00noon. Bookings Essential.

Click here for more information.

Royal Botanical Gardens

Domain, Hobart

Usually has Holiday Activities. Contact the Learning and Community Engagement unit on 6236 3086 or by email at: for more details. You might also find details on their website.

Intencity Hobart

Intencity Hobart is the home of fun, games and prizes! Video games, Skill Testers, Group Bookings, $ 15 unlimited play Super Sessions and kids birthday parties we have it all!

Mention this website and receive free vouchers!! This includes a buy one get one free game pass, a buy one get one free to our super sessions and a two free party guests pass. $55 of value for free all for mentioning you saw us on Hobart Kidz.
181 Collins Street, Hobart Tas 7000, Phone 6231 4028, Email Website

Maritime Museum Summer Holiday Program

Learn to Draw Class
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th January 10.00-11.30 a.m.
Formally trained artist Louis Rodway reprises his popular art class, introducing budding artists to the fundamental skills of drawing and observation, with a simple formula enabling artists to draw ships, pirates, lighthouses, anything! Recommended for ages 9-12.
Place: Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Cnr. Argyle and Davey Streets Hobart.

Communication and Codes at Sea: Morse, Semaphore, Radio and more!
Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st January 2014 11.30-2.00 p.m. Find out how communication at sea has changed over the past 200 years and send your own messages in Morse code and semaphore. Then BYO picnic and join us for a visit to Tasmania’s Coast Radio Station on the Queen’s Domain. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Please note: this programme is split between the museum and the Coast Radio Station on the Domain. Participants will need to provide their own transport from the museum to the Domain. Don’t forget to bring your lunch too!

Cost: Free Places are limited, so please call us on 62341427 or email us at to make a booking. Kids must be accompanied by a guardian.