10 – Above and Beyond & Towers of Tomorrow

Be sure to check out 2 of Canberra’s biggest and coolest interactive exhibitions which wrap up this weekend! Explore all things aviation and space at Questacon’s Above and Beyond Exhibition. And bring back the kid in you at the National Museum’s Towers of Tomorrow lego exhibition!

Both wrap up on Sunday October 8

Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes – www.questacon.edu.au

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula, Canberra – www.nma.gov.au


9 – Room on the Broom

A chance for the kids to see Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved book Room on the Broom come to life on stage! The team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for kids aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups!

Saturday October 7 at 10am, 12pm & 3pm

Canberra Theatre, Civic Square, London Cct, Civic


Cost: $29


8 – Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show

Check out a range of high quality bonsai with both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species on display. There’ll also be demonstration sessions at 11am and 2pm covering how to design and maintain bonsai, as well as ‘Bonsai Basics’ sessions at 10am and 1pm.

Saturday October 7 9am-5pm & Sunday October 8 9am-4pm

University of Canberra High School Kaleen, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen


Cost: Adults $5, Concessions $3, kids under 12 are free!
7 – UC Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

Cheer on the UC Capitals as they take on Adelaide Lightning at their new home in the city! With a host of fan favourites and new players including American imports Jordan Hooper and Mistie Bass, the squad is ready to come out firing!

Sunday October 8 3pm (doors open at 1:30pm)

National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra


Cost: Adult $21, Junior $11, Concession $16, Family $53


6 – RFS Community Day at Googong

Fire trucks are cool for kids big and small and now’s the chance to get a good look under the hood! Climb the ladders and try the giant hoses with the help of volunteers. Meet local heroes, try their gear on and hear about their adventures. There’ll also be live music, a jumping castle, sausage sizzle and truck loads of free family fun! And get some tips on how to stay fire safe.

Saturday October 7 10am-2pm

Beltana Park, Beltana Ave, Googong


Cost: free!


5 – Capital Collab: A Taste of 2 Cities

An event not to be missed – with Canberra and Wellington chefs, brewers, barista, musicians and bike designers coming together at NewActon. Your ticket gets you a taste of the 13 wineries (over 45 wines) and a take-home tasting glass. Wine, beer and food – what more could you ask for?

Saturday October 7 12pm-5pm

NewActon, Marcus Clarke St, Canberra


Cost: $25 (cash recommended at the door)


4 – Operation S**t Your Pants

A truly spine chilling event – with a 200-acre pine plantation transformed into a horror set from hell! It’ll be packed full of zombies, the walking dead, special effects and scary surprises. A course route guides you through the forest and a series of horror stations. Dress as a member of the walking dead or in straight human form.

Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8

Paintball Sports ACT, 600 Pialligo Ave, Canberra


Cost: $67


3 – Government House Open Day

The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove will host the 2017 Government House Open Day. A great opportunity to tour the historic residence and have a picnic on the lawn. Food and drinks will be available for purchase! A fun day out for the family.

Saturday October 7 11am-2pm

Government House, Dunrossil Dr, Canberra


Cost: free!


2 – Floriade

There’s lots to see and do at Floriade with all the beautiful blooms, kids activities, workshops, demonstrations, delicious food and more! Make sure you plan your trip and take your camera!

September 16 – October 15, 10-7pm every day (weather permitting)

Commonwealth Park, Canberra


Cost: free entry!


1 – Canberra Highland Games

It’s time to get Scottish again! The highland gathering is a fun family event that’s more than just bagpipes. Enjoy a full day of Scottish entertainment featuring Pipe Band competitions, Scottish Heavy Athletics with the Tartan Warriors, Highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, market stalls, Scottish food, face painting, a jumping castle and more!

Saturday October 7 10am-5pm

Kambah Oval, Kambah


Cost: free!

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