Peter C in Canberra wrote:
PS Woody, do you really have four wives but only one child?
Anybody know any family-friendly ideas for Canberra ? So far I've got:
Questacon (300m from EV Festival)
Cycling around the Lake (500m from EV Festival)
Picnic (at the Festival)
-Questacon is certainly good.
-Floriade is on the other side of the lake and has kids activities and the spectacle of thousands of brightly coloured reproductive organs swaying in the breeze (maybe that's not so family-appropriate)
-Depending on the ages of the kids, they might like the National Gallery which has a kids display area. Kids often like the surreal stuff and sculpture.
-The National museum has a kids area and other stuff of general interest.
-War memorial has a large museum section with military hardware if they like that sort of thing.
-A short detour away from the lake is a good market (crafts, food etc) (Kingston 'bus depot' markets)
-next to that is a glass blowing place in the original Canberra powerhouse. Refurbished and you can watch glass blowers at work.
-Old and new parliament house
All of these are cycling distance around the lake.
-a view from the top of Mt. Ainslie or Black Mountain (not easy cycling for kids!)
LiFePO4 '91 Daihatsu charade, May 2009 AND iMiEV Nov 2013 on the ACT's 100% renewable by 2020 power.