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.

Holiday Fun with LINC

Why not visit your local LINC or library over the school holidays. You can borrow books, use a computer or attend an activity. Many LINCs and libraries have organised holiday activities. Find out what's on these holidays at a LINC or library near you; visit the LINC Tasmania website for more details:

TMAG School Holiday Program

TMAG's popular School Holiday Program returns during the second week of the upcoming school holidays. The Spring program is all about exploring 'island connections', so drop in for some fun, free activities during the holiday break!

Date: Monday 6 - Friday 10 October 2014
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Drop in sessions, no bookings required. Suitable for all ages.
To download a program of events, click here.

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.

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.

Maritime Museum Summer Holiday Program

Learn to Draw class:
Day 1 Monday 6th and Day 2 Tuesday 7th October 10.00-11.30. Recommended ages 9-12.
Over two days artist Louis Rodway takes young artists a step further, building on skills of drawing, observation and creative thinking to tell a story through pictures.
Cost: $5.00 per family.

Place: Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Cnr. Argyle and Davey Streets Hobart.
Places are limited, so please call us on 6234 1427 or email to make a booking. Kids need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Stomp Fitness

Stomp Fitness is a new Tasmanian owned & operated exergaming gym that is family-friendly and encourages parents and their children to workout together. Exergaming is a combination of video gaming and exercise. The result is a fun, interactive game that promotes physical fitness for all ages.

During school holidays we'll be running daily group fitness aimed at families of school-aged children.
Level 1, 69 Liverpool Street Hobart. Phone 0439 771 183

GLAM-A-THONG School Holiday Workshops

Get ready for flip flop fun as you create your own pair of glam-a-thongs.

Style HQ, Upper Level, Eastlands
Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th October 2014
Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th October 2014
Cost $5 with proceeds from every pair going to Variety, the children's charity.