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Spring School Holiday Fun

28 Aug 2019

Spring has sprung and there is heaps happening both in and out of park throughout the next few months. We've rounded up the best activities happening around Australia for your kids this spring. 

South Australia

It's show time as the Royal Adelaide Show kicks off 30th Aug till the 8th of September and is a family favourite. If you're coming into the city stay at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront out of the hustle and bustle of city. 

Discovery Parks - Lake Bonney are holding a Barrack and Bonfire event so you can watch the AFL Grand Final in the park and enjoy a bonfire to chat about the game into the night. 

Anyone for tea? The team at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley will be holding a Teddy Bears picnic on the 2nd of October so round up your kids favourite teddy's and come along. 

Teddy Bear Picnic


The Royal Melbourne Show kicks off on the 21st of September till the 1st of October at the Showgrounds. Get up close to animals, enjoy tantalising tastes and world-class entertainment and so much more! 

The Sunshine Lantern Festival is a free community event that takes place in Sunshine on the 15th of September. This year is the events 10th anniversary and they will be celebrating with a huge day of family fun, live entertainment, rides, street performers, animals, music, dancing, food of many nations, magical Lion and Dragon Dancing, a Lantern Parade to celebrate the full moon and ending with spectacular fireworks. Stay at Discovery Parks - Melbourne just 9 mins from the event. 

Sunshine Lantern FestivalImage Credit: Vistit Melbourne


We're sensing a theme happening down South as the Hobart and Launceston shows are both happening this October. The Royal Hobart Show will be held on the 23rd till the 26th of October and the Royal Launceston Show will be held on the 10th of October. Stay at Discovery Parks - Hobart.

Kid I Am is a festival in Launceston on the 25th and 26th of October. This is a great event that gives kids a chance to try new activities they've never tried before like sporting activities, crafts and virtual reality. Stay at Discovery Parks - Hadspen just 9 mins from the event. 

New South Wales

Giddy up, the team at Discovery Parks - Ballina will be offering pony rides in park on the 25th of Sept and the 6th of Sept. Plus they're holding a Junior Disco for any kids who love to groove on the 27th of Sept as well as the 4th and 11th of October. 

Discovery Parks - Byron Bay will be hosting a drumming workshop for music enthusiasts on the 6th and the 11th of October. Plus they'll have a rock climbing wall in park on the 21st till the 25th of September. 

Rock Climb

Over at Discovery Parks - Harrington they're gearing up for the NRL Grand Final with their Finals Fever BBQ. 


The Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest is on from the 11th till the 13th of October with loads of fun things to do. As part of the event the Colour Me Capricorn run be held. Run, walk, dance or stroll your way along Yeppoon beach front in a cloud of colour on Saturday 12th October. Stay at Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon just 14 mins from the event. There's loads happening at Coolwaters as the team will be getting magical with a special magic show being held in park on the 25th of September and the 2nd of October. 

On the 28th of September Discovery Parks - Tannum Sands will be hit with boogie fever at a special kids disco. 

Northern Territory

Up in the NT Sunday nights at Cullen Bay are now part of your dry season tradition with Vibes at the Bay! From 5pm - 9pm every Sunday, come and enjoy a picnic on the Cullen bay beach lawn and enjoy live entertainment from local musicians. Stay at Discovery Parks - Darwin just 14 mins from the Bay. 

Western Australia

Your kids can pretend they're sauntering along Cable Beach at Discovery Park - Bunbury Village as the team there are offering camel rides on the 3rd of October. 


Throughout September, the Kings Park Festival presents amazing spring displays of wildflowers and heaps of free events including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities and more. Stay at Discovery Parks - Perth Airport

The world's happiest animal is celebrating a birthday this year and we are so excited to celebrate! On the 15th of September Rottnest Island will be in party mode to celebrate the Quokka turning another year older. 
Stay at Discovery - Rottnest Island