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School Holiday Activities



For further enquiries about school holiday activities please call the Council's City Marketing Unit on 6238 2989.

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Ahoy me hearties - pirate fun!

Come and listen to some pirate themed stories, make a pirate hat and eye patch to take home!

This workshop will be run by staff from the Hobart LINC.

Where: Hobart LINC 91 Murray St

When: Wednesday 10 July

Time: 10am - 11am

Cost: Free


Puppet making, story telling with Make Believe

Michelle Pears from Make Believe welcomes you into her Magic Garden to make puppets or whatever you would like to create; all you need is your imagination!
Lower Ground Mathers House 108 Bathurst St

When: Thursday 11 July

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Cost: Free


Phoenix Danze Performance


Performance by Phoenix Danze Studio

When: Thursday 11 July

Where: Elizabeth Mall

Time: 1pm - 1.45pm

Cost: Free



The 'Wild City' a creative workshop

What happens when nature reclaims a dirty, polluted city?
What would it look like? Join us for a story and then a fun, hands-on, collaborative workshop building a cardboard and paper city that has returned to the wild! Be prepared to let your imagination and creativity loose! There will be both natural and recycled materials to help you create your part of the curious, wild garden city. This workshop will be run by David Gilkes - a part time actor and early childhood educator.

Where: Hobart LINC 91 Murray St

When: Friday 12 July

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: Free

'Mud Play' with The Big Play Box



Mud, mud, glorious mud! 
Mud play offers unique tactile, sensory experiences that are vital to a child's developing brain.  As children run mud through their fingers, scoop mud from containers, and create mud pies, they develop their hand-eye coordination and learn about cause and effect.  But most importantly, mud play is downright fun!

Where: Franklin Square (the event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain)

When: Tuesday 16 July

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: Free

Junk to Funk Craft workshop



Maree Bakker from DPIPWE Sustainability Programs invites you to come and create - with packaging materials, buttons, paper and other waste 'bits and bobs' - make a robot, a rocket, a fish, a flower - there are so many possibilities!

Where: Lower ground room Mathers House 108 Bathurst St
When: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: Free



Introduction to cartooning for children and parents


Learn some very cool cartoon drawing skills with professional cartoonist Bradfield Dumpleton.  

Hands-on, entertaining, inspiring & heaps of fun, this workshop will give you plenty of techniques for bringing your own characters to life.  

Let's draw!!

Suitable for children aged 8-14

Where: Criterion House next to Flower Room - near Mathers Lane, 108 Murray St

When: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 2.45pm – 4.15pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Contact Amanda Midgley on or phone 6238 2953.

Local History walk starting Franklin Square, completing Princes Park

Why Hobart is called 'Hobart'?

Franklin Square is our starting point for our exploration of Hobart's early days.  We explore the colony's first cemetery; see where prisoners were sent to the gallows, and where soldiers guarded the city against a Russian invasion (that never happened!)  We visit Princes Park, where we go underground to see the hidden gunpowder store. Join Brendan Lennard, Council Senior Cultural Heritage Officer on this exciting morning of discovery.

Where: Meet by the chess board in Franklin Square Hobart (the event will be cancelled if raining

When: Fri 19 July

Time: 11am -12pm

Cost: Free

Bush Adventures

Book into a Bush Adventures activity and discover more about Hobart's spectacular bushland while you play, explore and relax with our Bush Adventures Team.

Programs are scheduled each season with new activities and events and there are activities designed for specific groups including kids of all ages, adults and families. Why not join the mailing list and get into a Bush Adventure with us!

Check Bush Adventures Winter Program 2013  for costs.

Holiday Splash


Family tickets are available for $20.
Come and brave the giant inflatable slide, obstacle course and log runner, and make a splash on our dive boards. The School Holiday Splash program will run from 8 - 19 July (excludes weekends & public holidays) Monday - Friday only. The activities will run from 11.30am to 3.30pm during the school holidays. Splash is run on weekdays only, excluding public holidays. Please be reminded that normal supervision requirements apply.



Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Treasures that delight you and stories that move you!
See what's on at TMAG!

Craft Hive 


School Holidays Craft Hive Style!
School holidays are just around the corner and Craft Hive is so very excited to be offering great activities. Check us out!


Hobart LINC

What is LINC Tasmania?

LINC Tasmania is a statewide network that gives Tasmanians access to library services, research and information, adult literacy support, community learning, online access, and archive and heritage services.

LINC brings together the services of the State Library of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO), Adult Education and online access centres.


Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001