Spring 2016 school holiday activities QLD Brisbane

Sparking imaginations for holiday fun


Head to the Science Station at the Workshops Rail Museum … make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your ticket!

There’s so much for the kids to see and do … the Science Station Zone; check out the chemistry-based science shows; build and test your creations in the Forces, Motion and Movement Laboratory; create inventions using straws, K’nex, wheels and cogs; make a paper rocket and fire it in the Rocket Launch Workshop; and let off some steam at the indoor playground Nippers Railway.

Visit The Workshops Rail Museum

New discoveries … daily!


Hear some amazing stories and facts in the Discovery Centre at the Queensland Museum, with thousands of objects, animals and fossils at your fingertips!

You might learn about our remarkable Australian native animals, or amazing objects and stories from the collection. Topics change regularly, so you never know what you might discover!

Visit Queensland Museum Discovery Centre




Young scientists at work …


Head to Sciencentre and explore scientific concepts and bring everyday science to life!

Over the holidays, a variety of science theatre will be on show in the Sciencentre. Topics include:

  • Balloon Show – Explore rockets, explosions, a bed of nails and more, all with an everyday balloon
  • Sound Show – Be prepared to shake and vibrate as we explore the science of sound. How loud and how high can we go?
  • Electricity Show – generate electrical energy from potatoes, magnets and more.
  • Space Show: Blast off into the amazing science of space!  Explore light, gravity, vacuums, the solar system, rockets and more. It’s out of this world!

It’s all about kids at Australia Fair!


Head to The Good Dinosaur Interactive Zone for great holiday fun! ‘Make your Mark’ with FREE craft activities, plus challenge your friends to the Gopher Challenge and see how many Gophers you can catch!

From 11am – 2pm daily from Monday 26 September – Friday 30 September, Level 1, near Event Cinemas.

Fun for kids @ the State Library


There’s always fun and games for kids at the State Library of Queensland.

Events like Hickory Dickory Rock and Library on the Lawn are sure to keep your littlies intrigued and engaged!

Check out the website for times and details of other activities.

Wind tubes at the Ipswich Art Gallery

Design and build your very own flying creation twind-tubes-image-680x792-243x243o test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling, and defy gravity by hovering high overhead…. or just fall to the floor. It’s all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.

Make a flying creation out of everyday materials and launch it into large, clear vertical tubes of moving air. Wind Tubes is a fun, interactive exhibition for the whole family. There’s a special space for children under 2 and exclusive sessions for toddlers to enjoy.


Gold Coast

Gold Coast holiday fun


The Gold Coast is chock-full of amazing school holiday activities, events, entertainment and attractions. From the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, zoos, sanctuaries, aquariums and wildlife parks to all your favourite theme parks – including Sea World, Dreamworld and Movie World.

For loads of fun over the school holidays take a look at visitgoldcoast. The City of Gold Coast has a brilliant school holiday program for all ages, with everything from indoor activities at libraries to outdoor adventures. And best of all, all activities are free or low cost!

Family fun at Surfers Paradise Kids Week

The Kids Weekend - Surfers Paradise 21-22 Sept 2013 Photo by Sarah Keayes

Kids Week is on until Friday 23 September and the free, family-friendly entertainment program will feature daily live shows, amusement rides, interactive workshops and more spread throughout the Surfers Paradise precinct!

See the stars of Paw Patrol in free daily shows at 10am and 12.30pm, and daily meet-and-greet sessions at 11am provide a very special opportunity for children to get up close for a cuddle and even have their photo taken with their favourite furry characters.

Lively entertainment for the little ones includes face painting, a kid-focused beat boxing show, arts and crafts activities, carnival rides and more!

Infinity is fun for the whole family


Infinity is an all-ages attraction that takes visitors through 20 different worlds of illusion, mirrors, lights and special effects to do with space. Kids under 3 go free.

Infinity is the first of its kind in the world and is an exciting, hilarious, interactive experience.

Come through the Time Tunnel and be immersed into the coolest place you have ever seen.



Sunshine Coast

Life is wild at Australia Zoo!


Head to Australia Zoo for stacks of spring holiday fun until 2 October! With so many activities for the whole family to enjoy, plus the amazing wildlife, it’s sure to be an action-packed two weeks filled with adventure!

The fun includes Robert’s Treasure Hunt, Bindi and the Jungle Girls, pony rides and more!

Splash into fun @ SEA LIFE Mooloolaba


SEA LIFE Mooloolaba is one of the top tourist attractions on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and there’s always something new to see and do! Get your kids involved in the Ocean Rangers program during the holidays.

With 16 themed zones visitors have the unique opportunity to explore the world of SEA LIFE including the new Jellyfish Kingdom, Seahorse Sanctuary, Tidal Touch Pools, Seal Island, Otter Empire, Freshwater Streams, Pacific Reef, Coastal Wreck, Billabongs, Shark Shipwreck, Coral Cove, Bay of Rays, Turtle Temple, Crawly Creatures and the Conservation Cove.

Super savings at Aussie World


Aussie World is right in the middle of the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway and offers thrills and excitement for the whole family. There are rides that will get you soaked, make you green and dizzy, there are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters! Perfect for kids or those who are big kids at heart, it’s fun for all ages. And right next door is the iconic Ettamogah Pub!

Give your family a fun-filled September with the Aussie World September SUPER Pass and enjoy UNLIMITED spinny, splashy, speedy and bumpy FUN these school holidays.

This great priced ticket only costs $49pp and is valid for multiple entries until 3 October.

Calling all explorers at The Ginger Factory


Ginger Boy is welcoming some of his animal friends to the Ginger Factory and you’re invited too! He loves all animals big and small and the school holidays are your chance to come face to face with some of his favourites.

You’ll be mesmerised by colourful snakes and lizards, beautiful native birds and the modern day dinosaur that is the feisty freshwater crocodile.


Spring flowering fun at Toowoomba


Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers (until 25 September) is a blooming good time for the whole family. This year’s theme Carnival Comes to Town – Laugh, Play, Hooray! will see street performers, carnival characters, incredible inflatables and stilt walkers escort the stunning floral floats on their journey to Queens Park.

There’s also a fantastic free Kids Day Out in Queens Park, steam train rides and a ‘hop-on-hop-off’ shuttle around the stunning prize-winning gardens (free for kids and just $5 for mums and dads).

Farm fun for all


Paddock to Potager is  a small working farm rearing free-range pigs and chooks, lambs, ducks, geese and dairy cows; and they grow seasonal fresh vegetables and herbs. Take part in the Little Farmhouse Harvest tours and workshops for kids on this working farm.

Holiday fun at the Cobb & Co Museum


The interactive Cobb & Co Museum is great for kids – and the wonderful holiday programs include hands on activities and learning through fun, with themed holiday programs for 3-12 year olds.

Themes include megafauna, insects, reptiles, science experiments and interactive trails.

There are school holiday teen workshops to learn traditional skills such as lead lighting and stick furniture making.

Back to nature at the Woolshed




The Woolshed at Jondaryan runs wonderful school holiday programs that let kids get up close and personal with sheep and other farm animals. See sheep being shorn, have billy tea and damper, see horseshoes being made – and experience life as it was on a working sheep station.

You can camp, stay in well-equipped cabins or bring your caravan … there are powered sites with a great bush kitchen and open fire pit.


So much school holiday fun in Mackay!


Mackay Regional Council runs a range of school holiday activities … Look and learn at Artspace, located in the heart of Mackay. Artspace is a modern art gallery and museum and hosts a range of school holiday workshops and attractions to inspire young and old.

Get outdoors and enjoy learning in a natural environment at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens with the school holiday activities and The Mackay Regional Council Libraries also run a number of school holiday activities to keep your kids learning in an interactive and fun way.

The Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival is a three day family-friendly event with some of Australia’s best country music artists and lots of entertainment for the whole family. The festival runs from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October at the Finch Hatton Showgrounds.


“If you go down to the woods today…”


If you are looking for a great day out for the whole family, look no further than Tambo’s own Teddy Bears’ Picnic, taking place on 8 October.

Featuring games for young and old, market stalls, music, activity tents, Teddy bear parade, rides and of course a picnic. Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic promises to be a great event with entertainment the whole family can enjoy!