[ 28 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Bring the kids for family fun activities including origami boat making, old fashioned games, a discovery trail and an Archives selfie!
Take a tour of our new exhibition Life Interrupted: Gallipoli moments, and see our beautiful 1920s building.
Visit ‘Ask a Reference Officer’ to ask anything and everything about searching the Archives’ collection!
If you’ve never seen the [...]
If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna [...]
Canberran parents of young children finally have an option when choosing an educational and entertaining mobile app.
What do you get when you mix super cute puppies with numbers and catchy music? An engaging educational Smartphone and tablet app designed by professional educators, thoroughly tested and safe for kids.
After the many disappointing experiences in finding quality [...]
[ 15 March 2014 at 10:00 am; ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.
It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.
Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]
I’m trying to find a fitness or dance class in that will allow me to bring my daughter (12 months) along, rather that putting her into a creche while I exercise.
Are there any options other than the standard pram-based outdoor classes?
Belconnen Fresh Food Markets want to teach your children to cook, I can’t really see a downside to that. In the upcoming school holidays (from the 2nd of October) you will be able to send your spawn to cooking school.
In partnership with Nutrition Australia, BFFM will deliver a series of 90 minute classes over the [...]
[ 17 August 2012 to 19 August 2012. ] Wee Jasper Naturally is on 17-19 August 2012. A great chance to see what this beautiful village has to offer, above and below ground.
Streetwise free “learn to skateboard” clinics are running every Saturday this August at Skateparks in Canberra from 9am -11am by accredited skate coaches! You just need a parent or guardian over 18 to sign off for you to participate. Safety equipment and skateboards are provided. Here’s some August and September dates.
Skateboard Coaching 9-11am @ skateparks [...]
Okay so I (stupidly) agreed to babysit a friend’s kids for free. She has a 12 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I have them all day saturday. Neither have been to Canberra. What is something that I can do with them to keep them occupied all day? I am reliant on [...]
So proud of you lads – wonder if your mum knows about your awesome signs!
Kids with “tits out” signs
Need to learn about this internet thing
Shouldn’t have their image published
Are fair game
Hop! Skip! Jump!!Clap!!!
Simple movement & rhythm classes for kids & parents this school holidays.
When: Thursday afternoons January 2012- 5 Jan;12 Jan; 19 Jan; 26 Jan 2012
4.30-5.25pm (6-8 years) + parents
5.30-6.25pm (9-12 years)+ parents
Where: Palmerston Community Centre,Tiptree Cres & Kosciuszko Avenue, Palmerston.
Cost: $10 per child/$15 child & parent together
Contact: Nora Stewart 6230 [...]
Just wondering if anyone has had any positive experiences with kids modelling agencies in Canberra.
I’m considering registering my kids with one, but have heard lots of negative things to be aware of.
Does anyone have any agencies here they would recommend?
I’ve also noticed some of the bigger agencies list themselves as ‘Australia wide’ [...]
PuppetOOdle, Canberra’s latest puppet-business, has booked out the latest round of school holiday programs at ACT libraries in almost 24hours!
I’m looking for recommendations of child care or family daycare providers in the Gungahlin area.
Bub #3 is only 4 months and I won’t be needing care until she’s about 2 but I’ve heard you need to put your name down on a waiting list quick sticks.
My other 2 kids are in primary school [...]
Katy Gallagher has announced (without the need for paragraph breaks) research showing Canberra’s high school kids are are telling surveyors they’re using less drugs and getting less sunburnt.
“I am pleased to see a continued decline in the reported use of tobacco and illicit drugs, as well as fewer instances of sunburn over the previous summer,” [...]
Hi all…new to the ACT and new to Riot-ACT but i’ve checked it out many times to find reviews and ideas and it’s a great forum I’m keen to find some family friendly places we can go for dinner.
We have 2 kids 6 & 7 (and another on the way) who know [...]
Hey there … in the past couple of weeks I’ve been hassled/menaced/threatened three times while trying to ride my bike along the bike path next to Ellenborough Street, North Lyneham.
Two young boys (aged 10 or so) stand on the bike path, barricading it so cyclists can’t get through, screaming and brandishing large sticks. I [...]
It’s not often that I eat out. It’s even less often that I attempt to do so with three small children. So tonight we thought we’d test out the children’s table manners and headed off to China Town restaurant in Weston.
Arriving before 6pm but without a booking, we managed to get a table and then [...]
Life in foster care can be extremely difficult for some children, and Christmas time does have a way of bringing home the difficulties people are facing, so it would be fantastic if we could make bring these children that little bit of extra joy this Christmas by providing them each with a gift.
Queanbeyan Carers Support [...]
[ 16 October 2009 at 7:00 pm; 17 October 2009 at 3:00 pm; 17 October 2009 at 6:00 pm; ] If you’ve got kids who like dance, or you like seeing young dancers do interesting stuff, then get along to this. A new 45 minute dance work by 38 young dancers (aged 8-16) from Canberra and the region, working with professional choreographers.
Just a Stage is about youth, age, and teetering on the edge of the future.
A recent trip to the theatre to see Quantum Leap youth dance was an interesting experience. We went to the matinee, and I was surprised to see that most attendees had kids with them. Including very small kids.
Predictably the toddlers in the audience cried, called out and chatted through the entire performance. At one point [...]
OK, so I have no exposure to children and my best friend is now in possession of her first child.
Social occasions for us have always been a couple (or more) beers somewhere or maybe watching a game of footy or playing some pool.
I need some help with what sort of things we can do together [...]
The ABC reports a case of common assault against an “antagonistic” boy in Kambah. Obviously, the report contains minimal information on which to form an opinion but I thought I’d form one anyway and see what others think.
If anyone came hurtling up my driveway (emphasis on “my”) after a good day’s worth of teasing me, [...]
Over on YouTube f***c***23 has posted some terrible video of something looking rather fun, and a little bit dangerous.
The only info is the title “canberra longboarding”.
Anyone got any guesses which car park played host?
(Comic by Panama)
Dear Manners Aunts,
Based on an observation that got me thinking:
Dad and young Maddison Sophie (age 4 1/2!) are shopping in the Canberra Centre, when Maddie announces she ‘NeEEeeDs to GO to thE ToiLET, Dad!’
1. Take her into the unhallowed depths of the men’s toilets?
2. Scandalise the ladies in the women’s toilets? Or send Maddie [...]
The ABC’s got a piece on how well behaved the crowds were in Canberra for New Year’s Eve.
With, that is, the exception of one silly 18 year old who punched a policeman in the head hard enough to put the officer in hospital.
The only area of concern it seems is the number of kiddies out [...]
No – not the beer – the Jumping Stilts.
They are stilts with a spring on them and they are an upcoming craze, so my twelve year old nephew tells me. He is here on a visit from the Blue Mountains and says that there are a few bockers in Canberra. But where to find them [...]