Looking for an activity to do with the teens? For the arty teen in your life, how about a day out in Kingston Foreshore?
Canberra’s only urban waterside community, hugging Lake Burley Griffin and Bowen park, Kingston Foreshore, or ‘the Foreshore’ as locals call it, is a growing and vibrant destination. With a busy boardwalk, multiple paths for lakeside walks and a plethora of eating and drinking options, it is a fabulous place to while away the day together.
The Kingston Arts Precinct centres around some of Canberra’s historic industrial buildings. Grab your camera to capture the architecture of the Fitters’ Workshop, Kingston Powerhouse and Former Transport Depot. Watch artists in action, visit the gallery spaces or book yourself and your teen into a class at The Canberra Glassworks or Megalo Print Studio + Gallery.
For us, we opted for a class at Canberra Glassworks led by the talented in-house artists. It was a great hands on experience and insight into the intricate and delicate world of glassmaking. We created a glass tile and came away with our very own souvenir to remind us of our experience.
Winter School holiday workshops – for ages 8 and up
Tip – they do get busy, so go early or phone through your order, then take your burgers and eat by the lake. If you are headed there on a Sunday, place your order then wander through the Old Bus Depot Market while you wait.
The Former Transport Depot is a hive of activity on Sundays when the Old Bus Depot Markets are on. A mix of food, produce, arts and antiques, it is easy to spend a few hours wandering through the stalls. They also have themed Sundays, from wool in winter, to Christmas in December.