Grab the kids and head into the city with our guide of 15 things to keep the kids entertained these school holidays...

Never hear the words 'I'm bored' again with our guide for activities for the kids in Launceston Central City. 
These school holidays will be jam packed with fun and laughter with entertainment and activities for the whole family...


1. Launceston's Great Winter Cake Battle

We all love cake and the holidays are a great time to skip lunch or dinner and indulge in a little sugar!

Taste test your way around Launceston's best cakes as part of Cakealicious and vote for your favourite for a chance to win a Winterlicious High Tea for you and 5 friends.

Click here to see a full list of cakes to try this July.

2. Get a game for a rainy day

Be prepared for the next rainy day with a challenging board game, puzzle or LEGO set from Gamesworld Plus. For more toys to cure school holiday boredom, check out Toyworld's huge range, and for the latest in gaming check out The Game Forge, Warhammer and Scenic Isle Gaming.

3. Catch a flick with friends or family

Kids of all ages love to sit back and watch a movie with some freshly popped popcorn! Pop along to the Village Cinema in Launceston, get comfy and get lost in the magic of the big screen.

4. Check out the Sports Museum

Did you know that there is a museum in the back of Balls n Bumpers? You can browse through sporting memorabilia and more. While you’re there you can even pick up some new gear to support your favourite team – especially with AFL coming to Launceston… Go Hawks!

5. Go on an adventure in a land far away

Get lost in a world far away at Petrarch's Bookshop. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to point you in the right direction whether you're looking for a fairy tale, sci-fi adventure or a non-fiction title to wow your friends with some cool new facts.

6. Explore Launceston's art trail

Go for a search for tiny windows, doors and art scattered throughout the city.... you never know what you might find, (was that a Tasmanian Tiger?)


Enjoy free parking from 3.30pm - 5.30pm daily in City of Launceston's multi-story carparks.

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7. Design your own frozen treat

Dessert is always fun, but it can be even more enjoyable when you get to play a part in creating your very own tasty treat! Pop into the Cold Rock Ice Creamery and pick your flavours and toppings while you watch your ice cream take shape, or visit 123Yo and construct your dessert yourself... be careful not to make too much mess!

8. Take a trip down memory lane

While you're in Civic Square discover Launceston’s history, engraved into the pavement. Here you'll find facts about our city’s past to wow your teachers with when school resumes.

9. Listen to the sounds in the city

Grab a bite to eat from one of our many cafes and sit back while the city buskers entertain you in Brisbane Street and Quadrant Malls.

The busking program runs between 11am and 3pm daily, if you or someone you know would like to busk you can find out more here.

10. Watch a performance on the big stage

There is just something about seeing a show at the theatre that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, and Theatre North have a calendar brimming full of events for all ages.

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11. Go for a walk back in time

Explore some of Launceston's oldest and most historic buildings with a self guided walk along Cameron Street. You will have some fun, whilst discovering some interesting facts about Launceston's architecture and past. You can view the map here.

12. Visit the Library

For a variety of books, games and activities, the Launceston Library is somewhere you could spend hours... they even have a café so that parents and carers can sit back and relax too. Click here to find out more on school holiday sessions.

13. Eat out with the family

Stay out from the chill and grab a bite to eat at an inner city cafe, many of which have great children's menus, like Samuel Pepys Cafe and Local Hideout Café. Click here to browse all the options.

14. Shop til you Drop

There are so many shops scattered throughout the city that will entertain the kids from sporting stores like Intersport Launceston through to novelty stores like What’s New & Smiggle. Even older children will enjoy refresh their wardrobes from places like Venue, Edge and Route 66!

15. Go for a ride on the Tiger Bus

All aboard the Tiger Bus! Launceston's free bus service that travels the inner city and surrounds. Children will enjoy riding the bus to destinations around Launceston including City Park, Home Point, QVMAG, Cataract Gorge and the city centre. Find more information about the routes and times here.

Want more fun these school holidays? 

Un-hibernate in the city this winter with events, winter guides and Cakealicious, Launceston's Great Winter Cake Battle.

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