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Boredom-proof the rest of the school holidays with these activities.

You are almost there. End of school holidays is on the horizon.

Let me guess, you’e already done all the activities you had planned to spend for the entire period or spent way too much time buried in electrical devices.

Well, we’ve put our ‘thinking caps’ on for you and come up with some great activities in every state that are definite kid-crowd-pleasing ones. You know how the saying goes…”Happy kids, happy life, sane wife”…or something like that.

At the end of this post are a bunch of free Peppa Pig printable activity sheets for the kids. Enjoy.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ice-skating at Bondi Beach

Yep, there is an ice-skating rink at the world’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach, these school holidays. It’s part of the Winter Magic festival. It costs $10 – $16 for kids depending on age or $65 for a family.

Find out more at bondiwintermagic.org.au.

Free entry to the Powerhouse Museum

For the duration of the school holidays, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney is offering free entry to anyone aged under 16 years. Once there you can check out the Wiggles Exhibition, Mega Minecraft and Creative Claymation.

Find out more at maas.museum/powerhouse-museum.

ACT

Civic Library

For all of winter the Civic Library has activities for children of all ages including craft activities, author readings and children’s book clubs.

Find out more at library.act.gov.au/.

Questacon

These school holidays Questacon is running a variety of workshops for children including 3D Designs, Building Bots, Floating Cranes, Ball Run and Crash Test.

Book at questacon.edu.au.

VICTORIA

Dandenong Markets

These school holidays the Dandenong Markets have free craft workshops where kids can make their own snakes and ladders games and spinning tops. Children of any age can join in and no bookings are needed for these free activities.

Find out more at dandenongmarket.com.au.

Arts Centre Melbourne

There are activities for all ages at the Arts Centre Melbourne these school holidays including the Intergalactic Sound Stage Workshop, Grug and the Rainbow show as well as the Music Makers workshops.

Get all the details at www.vic.gov.au.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Central Market

At the markets these school holidays your kids can do everything from learn to cook, visit with the nursery animals, get themselves a free big balloon and have their faces painted.

Find out all the details at adelaidecentralmarket.com.au.

The Hungry Hippo Cafe

This brand new cafe is centred around more than 100 board games. There are board games for every age starting with Hungry Hippo for younger kids and many more.

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Check out all the details at thehungryhippo.com.

TASMANIA

How about a Minecraft Challenge to wrap up the school holidays? Rosny LINC is holding a Minecraft Challenge on Friday 17 July where children participate in a two-hour extravaganza.

Find out more at eventbrite.com/e/minecraft-challenge.

Creative Cartooning Workshops

During the final week of the school holidays you can book your kids into a Creative Cartooning Workshop in Hobart, at 131 Macquarie Street.

You can make a booking at bradfielddumpleton.com.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Copper Lanterns Workshops

Head to North Beach to participate in one of the Copper Lanterns Workshops for kids at the Henderson Environment Centre.

Find out more at eventbrite.com.au/e/copper-lanterns-workshop-for-kids.

Circus Workshop

Who hasn’t wanted to run away with a circus once in their lives? These school holidays they can with a Winter Circus Workshop learning everything from unicycling, acrobatic tumbling and hoola hooping like you’ve never done it before.

Make a booking here at circuswa.com.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Inflatable Pony Races

At the Darwin Waterfront these school holidays you can take part in the incredible Inflatable Pony Races. Participation is free and you don’t even have to make a booking.

Find out more at aroundyou.com.au.

Carnevale! Masks

Kids can make their own Carnevale! Marks at Casuarina Library these school holidays. You’ll turn up with children and leave with angry tigers and pretty birds.

Look up the details at nican.com.au/service/casuarina-public-library.

QUEENSLAND

Dinosaur Discovery Workshops

It’s all about dinosaurs these school holidays and Booval Fair Shopping Centre in Ipswich has free Dinosaur Discovery Workshops these school holidays.

Find out more at boovalfair.com.au/.

Lego Educational Centre

It takes just 45 minutes for your children to become experts and Lego construction these school holidays at the Lego Educational Centre in South Brisbane.

All the details are at mooreed.com.au/LearningCentrePrograms.

ALL AREAS

Check your local council’s website for fun activities.

Local libraries are awesome for free activities.

Play dates.

Shopping centre free shows.

Depending on age, printable free activities online like these awesome ones from Peppa Pig.