Guide to the best free activities for kids this school holidays

When it comes to finding the best free school holiday activities, it can be tough for parents to continually come up with ideas (is it just us or was this term insanely quick?!). For some parents, school holidays can be where they live their best life, and for others it brings on a panic that can only be settled by a structured plan full of activities, that can sometimes heavily rely on share caring with other families just to get some balance with work.
Either way we think there’s no harm in having a few activities up your sleeve for keeping the littlies excited and engaged. We’re over the moon that things are finally happening again, so we’ve compiled a little list of incredible FREE kid friendly art exhibitions, workshops, and days out all around the country.

Whether you’re road-tripping, flying or heading to the park during the holidays, packing up one of our bento boxes for each kiddo will make life a whole lot easier.

 They’re super compact so they don’t take up much space once all the snacks have been gobbled up by hungry adventurers.  

Local Non-for-profit organisation, Earth Crusaders is calling on primary school aged kids of Melbourne keen to learn more about sustainability this school holidays.
Kiddos will explore CERES Community Environmental Park in Brunswick East, and learn about eco-friendly urban design and the positive impact it can have on their suburbs & the planet. Book them in Here.
Plus! As always the NGV has a jam packed school holiday program here!
Take the kids to see the amazing Young Archie 2022 winners, inspired by the Archibald portrait prize currently on show at Art Gallery NSW.  With entries from from kids aged 5-18, the little ones will might be inspired to submit their own portraits for 2023! There's so much to see at the gallery, including loads of other interactive installations and workshops. Learn more here.
At the free exhibition ‘Postcards From The Edge’ at HOTA, your little ones can climb a giant sandcastle, see some amazing paintings and create their very own holiday mementos. Fun! Book in here.

If you’re in Perth these holidays, take the family along to The Art Gallery of Western Australia's NAIDOC Week free family guided tours. More info here.
One for the mini foodies, Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies is back at The Adelaide Central Market. Market Minis free activities include gingerbread decorating and face painting and much more. Find out more here.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Suitable for ages 4–8 get their creative juices flowing at home with 5 free online kids activities, inspired by the MCA Collection and artists.