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Winter holiday fun in the city

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Time to have some fun

Check out the best boredom busters in town

Winter school holidays are a great way for your kids to rest and relax in preparation for the next term ahead. However, any parent will tell you that as the end of the school holidays gets nearer, it gets harder and harder to think of things to keep the kids entertained.

There are so many things for the kids to see and do in the city, so we've put together a list of options to beat school holiday boredom in the lead up to the start of school!

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Painting at Paint the Town Red

Create a masterpiece together

We're very lucky in Launceston to have a variety of amazing creative workshops suitable for kids!

Paint the Town Red has a variety of workshops available for kids between 6 and 14 years of age. These can range from painting, drawing and mixed media to ceramics, clay and printmaking! Whatever takes your kiddo's fancy, they're sure to have something they'll love. Take a look at their website to see what's on.

Glazed and Confused regularly run school holiday workshops where kids can build their own clay creations. They have a variety of classes on offer, including Pokemon Pets, Teen Wheel sessions, Harry Pottery, Build a Pet and Teen Hang Out sessions. To learn more about these, take a look at their website.

Frida's Sip n Paint put on fantastic painting sessions for kids and families with some really cute art on offer. These school holidays, they have sessions available to paint Prince Stardust the unicorn, Camp Fuzzy, and Bubblegum Betty. To book your session at Frida's, take a look at their website.

Wildly Abigail hosts a variety of engaging kid's workshops that encourage creativity and getting in touch with nature through crafting with real flowers. Take a look at their website for all the info.

The Redress Hub will run a number of eco-friendly workshops these holidays, where your kiddos can learn some useful textile skills while having a great time. Learn block printing, knitting, sewing (with a machine or by hand) and more!

And lucky last, VegOut is also hosting kids workshops these school holidays! These include a kids party, cupcake & crafts session and mask making class. You'll need to message them on social media to book, so get in fast to avoid missing out.

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Fun in the Launceston library

Explore the 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, storytimes, music and art workshops.

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

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

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Browsing at Balls n Bumpers

Gear up for winter sports

Are your children inspired by their favourite footy players, or would they like to try soccer? Well, Launceston has so many places to get all the gear you need for their favourite winter sports.

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

If you're brave enough to hit up the beach this winter, you can grab all your surf needs at the largest single door surf shop in Australia, Launceston Sport and Surf or Tasmania's original surf shop, Red Herring.

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Take a trip down Memory Lane

Remember when the Quadrant Mall was a road? Or when Boag's beer was considered craft? How about getting a frog in the pond at Fitzies, or your school books from Birchalls?

These memories may be familiar to you, but do your kids know about them? The Memory Lane exhibition in the Old Brisbane Arcade is a perfect opportunity to give your little ones a glimpse into the past, what has changed and what has stayed the same. We've raided our city archives to bring you some memories from yesteryear, so that we can all reminisce and appreciate the beautiful city we call home. While you're there, don't forget to enter the Time capsule competition! You could win a Launnie staycation valued at over $700.

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Enjoying a cuppa at Samuel Pepys

Other ways to have fun this winter

There's a ton of other ways you can have fun while supporting local businesses this winter!

You could:

Need some suggestions for cafes and restaurants that are kid-friendly? We've got you covered. Take a look here!

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Clear your calendar

We've got the run down on what's on in the city this winter

From craft markets to winter festivals, we are your guide to the city.