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School Holiday Activities

School Holiday Activities

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With another month still left of School Holidays you may be running out activities for the kids.

To help keep the kids busy and save your sanity, we’ve found some great places to visit and activities to do across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Chill Out

Brisbane City Council has organised a variety of youth activities  to take part in areas across the Greater Brisbane region. The Chill Out activities include Gymnastic workshops, Laser Games, Rock Climbing Wall, Kite Surfing, plus much more fun! Most activities are free of charge or at a low cost, but bookings are essential.

For more information check out the Brisbane City Council website.

South Bank Precinct

There’s so much to do at South Bank, you could even spend days with the kids there. For a relaxed day you can hang out at The Parklands or have a picnic by the river, or take the kids to enjoy a cultural experience at the museums and art galleries. Over the school holidays there are a whole range of activities on offer from storytelling groups, creative drawing activities, body movement games and a science fiction exhibition. 

Visit the Sciencentre website, State Library of Queensland website and Queensland Art Gallery website for more information on the fun school holiday activities they have.

Brisbane Public Pools

There are a number of public pools across Brisbane for you and the family to cool down in over summer. The Chermside Pool and Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre in particular are perfect spots for family fun, with waterslides, lagoon play areas, wading pools and water play areas.

Visit the Brisbane City Council website for more information.

Africa Exhibit, Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo has a new attraction to check out, the Africa Exhibit. Featuring the only Giraffe and Zebra in Queensland, along with a baby rhinosaurus, plus other exciting African animals to check out. The Zoo also other fun activities on offer over the school holidays, such as meeting Terri, Bindi and Robert, face painting and pony rides.

Check out the Australia Zoo website for more information.

Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mount Coot-tha

Enjoy the sunshine over Summer by visiting the Botanical Gardens at Mount Coot-tha, there’s an array of beautiful flora to check out and the Hide ‘n’ Seek Children’s Trail through the Exotic Rainforest. Located within the gardens is also the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium with two new shows on over the school holidays.

Visit the Brisbane City Council website for more information on the Brisbane Botanical Gardens Mount Coot-tha and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.

Movies in the Park

Brisbane City Council have organised free outdoor kids movies (G and PG rated) to be shown in parks across Brisbane. Some of the suburbs where the movies are being held include, New Farm, Bulimba, Bracken Ridge, Chermside and West End.

Visit the Brisbane City Council website for more information.

Broadwater Parklands, Southport

The Broadwater on the Gold Coast is a great family day out. There are plenty of grassy spots or tables and chairs to set up a picnic/BBQ as well as things do check out like the kids Rock Pools, Aquatic Centre, Swimming Enclosure, Playgrounds and The Pier and Promenade to stroll along. Plus over the school holidays, AquaSplash has been set up in ocean, a water park attraction with trampolines, slides, climbing walls and loads more fun to be had in the water, at an affordable price!

Check out the Gold Coast Parks website for more information and the AquaSplash website.

Day Out with Thomas

Perfect for the younger kids, the Day Out with Thomas attraction is held at The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich. There’s a whole range of things to do and see for the kids, like circus fun, activities, guided tour of the railway workshop and adventure playground.

For more information visit The Workshops Rail Museum website.

Brisbane Parks & Playgrounds

We found this great article on the Must Do Brisbane website, with the coolest and most fun parks and playgrounds across Brisbane. Why not go for a few drives over the school holidays and check out these different spots. There’s flying foxes, slippery dips, water play zone, bike paths, picnic spots and off-leash dog areas for fun for the whole family.

Check out the Must Do Brisbane website for more information.

Don’t forget to check out our range of fun electronics like Tablets and X-Boxes. Perfect for entertaining the kids while you enjoy some quiet days at home, in between exploring all these exciting places.