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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FUN
Fairies, stories and giraffes: things to do
If you're looking for something to do these school holidays, meet a giraffe at the National Zoo and Aquarium.
Here s a quick guide to what s on for
children during the school holidays.
Capital Football holiday
clinics -- Football Fun is a fun new
program launched to give ACT
children an exciting school holiday
learning experience in high-paced,
energetic and football-centred
atmosphere. The clinics run from July
Flip Out --Feel like having a
jumping good time with the family?
Take everyone out to Flip Out, a
trampoline playground arena. Jump
around on the numerous trampolines
and try out your acrobatic techniques.
Flip Out is located in Hume and is
open seven days a week. For more
information call 02 6260 1991.
The Fairies: Jump Jump Star --
Take the children along to meet
Harmony and Rhapsody, said to be the
world s most beautiful pink and purple
fairies, live on stage. This enchanting
production will have your kids
dancing and singing along with the
fairies special friends, as they explore
how to become a true fairy. The show
is on July 8 at the Canberra Theatre
Centre. Family tickets are $100; for
more ticket pricing go to
Story Time -- Enjoy a few
fairytales? Bring the family along to
the National Portrait Gallery and listen
to stories of fairyland illustrated by Ida
Rentoul Outhwaite. This exhibition is
available for all ages and gives you the
chance to illustrate your own response
to the stories. The story is happening
on one day only on July 9; entry is $5
for children. For more information call
02 62102 7000.
Paper making workshops --
Want to try and make some paper out
of old jeans? Head down to the
Australian Botanic Gardens and create
your own paper and craft items out of
a range of recycled materials.
Workshops cost $20 and run from July
9 to July 16. The workshops are
suitable for children seven to 12 and
bookings are essential. To book:
02 6250 9588.
Mini Museum Curator -- Have a
bit of fun with the family and become
a mini museum curator. Mess around
and have fun with a professional
photographer and be a photo curator in
the first week of the school holidays.
In the second week you can become a
video curator, build a play space and
have fun with an artist to make your
own Super 8-style video. This school
holiday program is happening from
July 7 to 18 at the Museum of
Australian Democracy at Old
Parliament House. Entry is $2 for
adults, $1 for children and concessions
and $5 for families.
Winter School Activities -- Get
your children involved in history at the
Australian War Memorial. School
holiday programs include story time,
hands-on history activities, drop-in
craft sessions, women-in-war
performances and gallery talks. The
programs are free. Runs until July 20.
National Zoo and Aquarium --
Feel like going on a family adventure?
Come face to face with a friendly
giraffe or feed a 110kg Sumatran tiger.
Open seven days a week from 10am to
5pm. Family day passes cost $105. For
Skate in the City -- Enjoy some
frosty fun and take the family to
Garema Place for some open-air ice
skating. The rink also includes a
snow box for the kids to play in. On
Friday and Saturday evenings you can
enjoy the Stars on Ice performance,
and there are also special day time
shows. Open until July 27. General
admission: $17 and kids under five
free. For more information go to
Electronic Game Zone --
Children can get hands-on these
holidays with the Electric Game Zone
at Westfield in Woden. This interactive
experience will enable your children to
sample and enjoy the latest and most
popular Transformers games on the
market. The game zone is suitable for
all ages and will be on from July 7 to
11, 11am to 2pm every day.
ACT Library activities
Curiouser and curiouser --
Suitable for children aged eight to 12,
this activity enables children to design
and create key chains and pendants
inspired by the adventures of Alice in
Wonderland and the curiouser and
curiouser events that occur in the
book. These activities will be at
Tuggeranong library from 2.30pm on
July 8 and Woden library from
10.20am on July 9.
Follow the White Rabbit -- This
activity allows your children to use an
iPad, their imagination and a snippet
of an image to reveal a photo and
where it was taken. This activity is
suitable for seven-to-12-year-olds and
will test their research and investi-
gation skills. Follow the White Rabbit
will be on at Erindale library from 2pm
on July 10 and at Belconnen library
from 2pm on July 15.
Happily ever after: story time
and craft --This special story time
will help teach children from aged
three to five the importance of saving.
The actions of the characters and the
experiences they share will help
children understand concepts such as
having to wait to buy something they
want and working to earn money. This
activity will be on from 10.30am on
July 17 at Dickson library.
For more information on ACT library
www.library.act.gov.au Bookings are
essential and can be made through the
website or by phoning 02 6205 9000.
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