Winter holidays and things to do for kids in Hobart

TMAG Dunn Place, Hobart

School Holidays at TMAG

During the July school holidays, TMAG will be hosting a variety of activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week, as well as our regular School Holiday Program.

Dates: Tuesday 5, Thursday 7 and Saturday 9 July 2016
Time: 10:15 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Central Gallery

School Holiday Program
Dates: Tuesday 12 - Sunday 17 July 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Central Gallery and Centre for Learning and Discovery
Free sessions, no bookings required.

Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Cnr. Argyle and Davey Streets Hobart

‘Learn to Draw Class’ with Louis Rodway. Monday 11 July & Tuesday 12 July 10.00-11.30 Recommended ages 9-12.

Formally trained artist Louis Rodway introduces budding artists to the fundamental skills of drawing and observation, with a simple formula enabling artists to draw ships, desert islands, anything!

‘Shipwrecked on a Bass Strait Island’. Wednesday 13 July & Thursday 14 July 10.00- 12.00
Recommended ages 6-12.

Imagine one night you wake to the sound of your ship hitting rocks. It’s dark, it’s cold and you don’t know where you are. How will you get ashore? How will you survive once you get there? Based on real stories of shipwreck on the Bass Strait islands, children will find out how people survived, what they ate, how they lived and how they might get rescued

Places are limited, so please call us on 6234 1427 or email to make a booking. Kids need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Mawson's Hut
Corner Morrison & Argyle Streets
(Opposite Constitution Dock)

Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum is a boutique world class museum that: provides visitors with the opportunity to learn and understand the history and achievements of the men of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson; helps promote awareness of Australia’s involvement in the Antarctic; and highlights Hobart as the gateway to the Antarctic continent for the Asia Pacific region.

Daily 10am to 5pm (May 1–Sep 30)
Special showing on request, please enquire

Adult — $12
Concession — $10
Child (up to 16) — $4
Family — $28
Visit the Shot Tower in Taroona
The Shot Tower is open 9-5 every day except Christmas Day. There is a charge for entry.

60 Great Short Walks
The best of Tasmania's walking opportunities. Whether you want a gentle stroll or a physical challenge; a seaside ramble or a mountain vista; a long day's outing or a short wander, Great Short Walks has plenty for you. The walks are located throughout Tasmania and can generally be accessed from major roads and include a range of environments.

Find more info here

Winter Street Feast Channel Court Shopping Centre

Winter Street Feast is back for 2016.
Friday 8th July from 4pm
Live music, yummy street food, awesome market stalls, lantern making, free face painting and balloon art, even have a Winter Wonderland complete with snow!

Bunnings craft for kids

Visit your local store for great FREE fun.

Try one of the  Best Hot Chocolates in Hobart as recommended by True Local - see their top spots HERE. 

Pop in to one of Hobart's cosiest cafes as recommended by True Local.  Find their top five HERE.

Discover the best burgers in Hobart and surrounds thanks to Two Clowns Tripping. Find their faves HERE.

More things to do in an around Hobart - Check out Tassie Out and About Facebook page for more great activities.

Visit the theatre, cinema, AMF bowling, Laser tag, beach, park, local library, bike track, hit the mountain and play in the snow. Check out your local markets and garage sales.