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Tips to get your family into life

With a few pointers from the tips below, you and your family could get more out of every day. Or, try some of our challenges to really get things rolling!


  • Try to turn the TV off while eating a meal together to avoid any distractions.

  • Local libraries offer great author talks and activities especially for kids such as Giggle and Wiggle, Storytime and school holiday programs. 

  • Try incorporating Canberra's outdoors or some physical activity into your catch ups with friends and family. This can be as simple as meeting at an urban park or playground, pool or meeting friends for a bike ride around the lake followed by a picnic.

  • Instead of your family watching TV or playing games on your phone, computer or other devices, try to get moving together as a family instead! Check out our Resources for ideas to get you going.

  • Have a look at what's on at your local Communities@Work community centre. Often there are free classes or groups you can join with other like-minded people and families.