Struggling for ideas to entertain the kids during these summer school holidays? Find out about some of the exciting activities and experiences on offer right in the heart of the city...

Summer school holidays are a great way for your kids to rest and relax in preparation for their new school year ahead. However, they are very long and any parent will tell you that as the end of the school holidays gets nearer, the harder it is to think of things to keep the kids entertained. 

Did you know that there are so many things for the kids to see and do in the city? We have put together a list of options to beat school holiday boredom in the lead up to the start of school. Don't forget before heading out in the city that children 12 years and over must wear a mask. 

Summer school holiday boredom busters in Launceston city.

Paint a masterpiece together

Frida's Paint n' Sip runs painting classes for the whole family to take part in known as Family Day Out. You and your children will be shown step by step through how to produce the painting of the day, while your child's favourite tunes will be playing throughout the session. Bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy while painting.

This activity is for children between 6 and 17 years of age, and at least one adult must be present per group.

To find out more and book a session, check out Frida's website.

Explore the local library

The library holds so many opportunities to escape the everyday and go on adventures that are limited only by your imagination. Enjoy their huge range of books and games, and borrow your favourites to take home. They also run a number of activities for kids during the day from scavenger hunts, storytime, music and art workshops.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat while your children explore the library at their in house cafe.

Find out more about what's on at the library during these school holidays, click here.

Gear up for summer sport

Are your children inspired by the amazing Australian cricket team or is watching Ash Barty in Melbourne making them want to hit the tennis court? Well, Launceston Central City has so many places to get all the gear you need for your favourite summer sports.

Find all of your favourite team's supporter gear at Balls n' Bumpers; while Intersport and JBC Sportspower have the all the equipment you need for your backyard competitions.

If the beach sports are more your style, you can grab all your surf needs at the largest single door surf shop in Australia, Launceston Surf and Sport or Tasmania's original surf shop Red Herring Surf.

Have some messy fun with clay

Glazed and Confused run School Holiday workshops on various times throughout the week, Mondays to Thursdays.

These sessions are designed for all ages. They will introduce your child to the basics of pottery.

Whilst the classes are structured, your children will have creative licence to put their own stamp on their pieces.

Clay and firing included in the session and bookings are essential.

Check out the range of workshops here.


Check out a movie at the cinema

Take the kids to Village Cinemas to watch the latest release movies and enjoy some delicious movie popcorn or choc top!

159 Brisbane St

Grab a game or puzzle for home

Gamesworld Plus stocks a huge range of off-screen activities that will entertain everyone in the family during the holidays.

1/111 St John St

Indulge in a sweet treat

Time for something sweet? You and your kids will be spoiled for choice in the city, so why not grab a sweet and enjoy it in the beautiful parks around Launceston

Check out the amazing range of sweets in the city here.

Discover the Launceston Art Trail

From murals and wall art to the tiny doors and mysterious black cats there is a range of artwork to discover in the city. You never know what wild animal you may come across!

Share your arty finds with us by tagging @ltoncentralcity or #LoveLaunnie in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram.

Catch a live theatre performance.

Theatre North has a calendar of events to suit everyone of all ages. Offering COVID safe events, it's a great way to spend an unforgettable day with the kids.

57 Brisbane Street

Learn more about the history of Launceston

Have an excursion around Civic Square to 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.

St John Street