National Carillon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
By Jennifer Pinkerton
If your kids love to run amok outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. Ask Canberra parents what they love about their city and chances are you’ll hear them say, “It’s a great place for kids” – the lengthy list of open-air activities on offer has a lot to do with the reason why. And while nature play options are rife, the city's suite of national buildings offers equally enticing child-focused experiences. At the National Carillon, the National Arboretum and science museum Questacon thoughtfully designed kids’ zones provide the perfect stomping ground for sessions of painting, making, imagining and exploring.