Spring 2016 – School Holidays What’s On QLD

Spring 2016 – What’s On school holidays NSW
September 21, 2016
Spring 2016 school holidays – What’s On
September 27, 2016


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

Opera with some fizz!


FiZZ! pops the big issues facing little people today – self confidence, bullying, honesty and friendship. But wait, there’s more – this modern adaption of Donizetti’s opera The Elixir of Love has a simple story, engaging music, and introduces families to the operatic art form. It’s performed by three effervescent youthful opera performers and an on-screen cast of some of the state’s most experienced singers.

This fresh and imaginative new production is perfect school holiday entertainment!

Visit brisbanepowerhouse.org 

New discoveries … daily!

fossil-plant QLD MuseumHear 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

Put your kids on the stage …


Got kids who like to act up? Bring them along to the fulltime theatre workshop at Youth Performing Arts Queensland and put all that acting to great use!

The school holiday theatre workshop runs from 22 – 29 September.

Find out more at ypac.com.au

Story Lab holiday workshops @ the State Library

Story LabStory Lab is a series of holiday workshops for kids at the State Library of Queensland.

Choose from Minecraft workshops for ages 8–11, ages 11–14 and ages 12–16, an iAuthor workshop, which is a trans-media writing workshop for ages 8–11 and the Write it, film it, share it! workshop, which is an interactive writing workshop for the older age group (ages 11–14).

Places are limited, so book now!

Wind tubes at the Ipswich Art Gallery

Wind-Tubes-image-680x792-243x243Design and build your very own flying creation to 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 even a special space for children under 2 and exclusive sessions for toddlers to enjoy in the Wind Tubes Toddler Program.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast holiday fun

DreamworldThe 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!

Want more? Ice-skating, mini golf, roller derby, Honeyworld, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, TimeZone, wax museum, karting, bike riding, movies …. click for details.

Infinity is fun for the whole family

InfinityInfinity 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!

Australia Zoo

Bindi and the Jungle Girls will perform live during the fantastic Spring school holidays activities at Australia Zoo – and don’t miss the Irwin family feeding crocs from 20 September to 2 October!

Australia Zoo has also welcomed two baby giraffes called Tulip and Lily who will debut at the Zoo these school holidays.

There’s also free wildlife shows and kids rides, free face painting and colouring competitions and the giant croc slide, and to celebrate the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Rio 2 on October 1, Australia Zoo is going ‘Carnival’ with a colourful party on October 4.

On arrival, guests will be greeted by Samba dancers and Latino music before having the chance to meet roving blue and gold macaws as well as Nico and Pedro costume characters.

Head to the Crocoseum to have a dance with the amazing “Sambalicious” at 11:30am and straight after the Wildlife Warriors show at midday, there will be a special screening of Rio 2 in the Crocoseum.

Celebrate SEA LIFE Mooloolaba‘s 25th birthday


The big day is on 30 September and there will be 25% off ticket entry, a giant cake, sausage sizzles, a plaque unveiling and a huge party for visitors. SEA LIFE Mooloolaba also shares its big day with one of their much-loved seals, Portia, who will also turn 25. See her enjoy her icy, fishy cake as part of the celebrations.

For more information visit SEA LIFE Mooloolaba

Unlimited rides at Aussie World

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!

Eugene’s Clown Championships at The Ginger Factory

eugenes_clown_championshipsJoin Eugene on a madcap adventure as he juggles, unicycles and clowns his way to the top – the Big Top!

Paint on that smile, and get ready to laugh!

Get caught up in the whirlwind of Eugene’s Clown Championships.

Visit The Ginger Factory for details


Enjoy a sunset kayak

Sunset Session 1

For a fantastic family adventure, experience kayak paddling and sailing during a beautiful Noosa River sunset with Kayak Noosa’s Sunset Session. The tour on smooth protected waters is perfect for first-time kayakers and families with children. The more adventurous can paddle and kayak-sail on the ocean as you search for Noosa’s local dolphin pod.

Visit kayaknoosa.com