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Published April 10th 2018
No more boring weekends or school holidays with this list
If you are stuck on ideas to keep the kids entertained in Australia's capital, be stuck no more with the list below of Top Kids Hot Spots across Canberra.

The list features something for all ages and interests to enjoy, making a perfect family friendly outing in Canberra.

1. Commonwealth Park
Where: Parkes Way, Parkes
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: With walking trails, lakes, bike trails, an array of picnic spots, a number of playground areas, including a stone playground with tunnels, ladders and towers to climb and a cafe for the adults to enjoy, Commonwealth Park is certainly one outdoor and natural attraction to visit! Click here for the website.

There are plenty child-friendly activities to do and enjoy at the picturesque Commonwealth Park.


2. The National Zoo & Aquarium
Where: Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla
When: All year round: 9:30am-5pm
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Children 4-15yrs: $25pp, and family 2 adults up to 3 children: $120.
Details: The National Zoo and Aquarium is home to all sorts of native and exotic animals and the bonus is there are two attractions in one! There are many exhibits to explore, hands-on activities, tours, meet the animals that call this place home and the family-friendly Zooventure tour. Click here for the website.

The National Zoo & Aquarium is a 'two in one' attractions that the kids will love.


3. The National Dinosaur Museum
Where: 6 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls
When: All year round: 10am-5pm
Cost: Adults: $16pp, Children: $10.50pp, Children under 4yrs: Free, Family: $45
Details: With 23 complete skeletons and over 300 different displays of fossils, you will feel like you are in Jurassic Park! There are plenty of activities to enjoy with the exhibitions, including the Dinosaur Garden, where life-like fiberglass dinosaur models live and hands-on kid's activities. Click here for the website.

The kids will absolutely have a blast at the National Dinosaur Museum.


4. The National Arboretum
Where: Forest Rd,
When: All year round: 9am-4pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Cost: Free
Details: Home to 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world, The National Arboretum is the perfect attraction for all ages to enjoy with the giant acorn cubby houses and banksia-shaped pods in the playground, panoramic views over Canberra, cafe, cycling paths, nature walks and picnic spots. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Arboretum Canberra Facebook


5. Questacon
Where: King Edward Terrace, Parkes
When: All year round: 9am-5pm
Cost: Adults: $23pp, Children 4-16yrs: $17.50pp, Children under 4yrs: Free & Family (2 adults up to 3 children): $70
Details: With over 200 interactive exhibits, including the free-fall 6-metre slide, interactions with an intelligent robot, and much more activities to enjoy, Questacon is the ultimate perfect kids hot spot! There is something for all ages to enjoy and there is an adult only SciNight event too. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Questacon Facebook
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Why? Keep the kids entertained all year
When: All year round
Where: Canberra- See above
Cost: Free & Ticketed attractions- see above
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