School Holiday Activities

Collage made with pictures of a trampoline park, museum and other activities near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Headed for Hobart this school holidays? There are so many fun things to see and do for kids, and we’ve put together our top tips to help get the planning underway.

Oh, and don’t forget to bring your floaties and hang out by the heated pool that we have right here on-site! Holidays are for relaxing after all!

1.    TMAG – Festival for Children and Young People
This school break, TMAG offers an exciting lineup of workshops and activities right across from the hotel. Dive into augmented reality at the Hidden Creature Gallery or join the Feast workshop and food festival mural. Enjoy lunchtime buskers, Sleek Geek Science films, and outdoor fun in TMAG's Welcome Garden. Don't miss the silent disco at Lift Off! 2023. Explore the full program here

2.    Theatre Royal – Terrapin Paper Escaper – 5th – 8th Oct
Just up the road at the Theatre Royal, families will adore Terrapin's vibrant puppetry performance that beautifully conveys a tale of determination, friendship, and the importance of embracing one's unique journey. Additionally, there are plenty of activities to inspire your children's creativity during the holidays. Explore Terrapin's Paper Wilderness sculpture in the Theatre Royal foyer and join a paper puppet making workshop at the Moonah Arts Centre.
Don't miss "The Paper Escaper" from Thu 5 to Sun 8 Oct in the Studio Theatre.

3.    Spring time at the Botanical Gardens!
Celebrate springtime in style by bringing your family to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens these school holidays and immerse yourselves in the enchanting beauty of blooming gardens. Explore vibrant flowers, discover unique plant species, and enjoy the rejuvenating atmosphere. It's the perfect educational and delightful adventure for the entire family! Just a short walk from the Hotel – bring a picnic and make a day of it! More information and opening hours are available here

4.    Catch the ferry to MONA
Elevate your school holidays with a trip to MONA, Tasmania's iconic Museum of Old and New Art. You can catch the ferry (and ride a sheep!) right from the waterfront, just across the road. Dive into a world of contemporary art, provocative exhibits, and thought-provoking installations that will ignite your creativity. MONA promises an unforgettable experience for all ages, making it the perfect destination to explore during your school break. Join us for an artistic adventure like no other! 
Check out more information and book the ferry here