Little people with big things to share are invited to come to the State Library, where every child can be an artist, author, storyteller and performer.
The summer holidays feature puppet workshops, interactive performances and art making activities that celebrate the ideas and imaginations of the smallest members of the community.
Take the kids for a day out with Thomas … as well as some magic fun, at The Workshops Rail Museum. Kids will enjoy hands-on Thomas activities, dress up as a magician and try out some magic tricks, meet Thomas and the Fat Controller and make their own craft creation to take home. And don’t forget the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds to run around in!
Entry to the Museum and all exhibits is included in your entry ticket. There’s fun for the whole family, with the huge model railway, genuine locomotives and vintage carriages and the train simulator.
Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket!
Your body - like you’ve never seen it before! Challenge it, move it, re-assemble it, confuse it. Collect your vital statistics.
Body Zone has four themes: Body Works lets you explore important parts of the human body and discover how they work together to keep you going; Body Challenge - investigate how fitness and strength relate to performance and take the challenge; Sense Ability shows how our body receives information to understand the world around us; and Mind Benders tells how we perceive and construct understanding from information around us.
Rev up your Lego building skills for Built for Speed by Ipswich Art Gallery. Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down racing ramps or slick jump tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed then re-race your turbocharged wheels for ultimate victory!
Be trackside at the Orion Shopping Centre for free summer holiday fun. Drop in anytime and stay as long as you like. Sessions run from 9am-3pm daily (until 7pm Thursdays) from 4 – 15 January.
If you're looking for activities for the kids during the summer school holidays, check out what’s happening in Brisbane City Council parks, venues, events, activities and recreation programs.
So whatever the weather, get out and have fun in Brisbane during the summer break – there are great things happening all over Brisbane!
And if your kids love Minecraft, download the Minecraft Brisbane City map for free.
The Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival transforms the Marina into a festive wonderland of sparkling fairy lights, stunning decorations, roving entertainers and a raft of free entertainment, until 20 December.
With activities running daily from 11am to 2pm, children will delight in the free Christmas fun, including ‘reindeer’ (pony) rides, Village train and ferry rides, an animal farm, face painting and jumping castles.
There are daily appearances from the big man himself and on Saturday 19 December 19 enjoy a special open-air Christmas movie screening at Sanctuary Cove’s cinema under the stars, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Christmas in Surfers Paradise brings all the magic of the season to the precinct in a free family-friendly entertainment spectacular. Running until Thursday 24 December, Santa and his elf helpers will be in Cavill Mall each day for FREE family photos between 12pm and 3pm, and 4pm and 7pm, and kids can express post their Christmas wish lists to the North Pole.
Roving entertainers, including acrobatic elves and cheerful carollers lend a special element of holiday cheer, delighting crowds with their daily antics.
Carols on the Beach is also returning to Surfers Paradise on Sunday 20 December. Hosted by Charli Robinson and featuring some of the country’s most talented performers, the stage spectacular will be headlined by kids’ favourite Blinky Bill and Mitchell Steele from The Voice. Santa will be guest of honour at the event, while a fireworks finale will light the skies from a special ocean barge at 8pm.
For loads of fun over the school holidays, take a look at visitgoldcoast. The City of Gold Coast has fun 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…
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.
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.
Take the family and get a different view of fun!
Australia Zoo is the place to be for awesome entertainment and wildlife experiences during the summer school holidays! The croc slide is open every day, with pony rides and face painting on weekends only – and carols on Christmas Eve.
All the kids who visit Australia Zoo will have the opportunity to meet and have their photograph taken with Santa!
Visit Australia Zoo for details
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.
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.
They haven’t forgotten the little ones with lots of rides for tiny tots under 100cms. Every member of the family is guaranteed to find a ride perfect for their size and courage level.
Bring the family and your camera to take a snap with Santa as you let him know your Christmas list for this year.
You never know, you might also bump into a couple of Santa’s helpers, as the free-spirited Ginger Kids make special appearances through the Park, spreading Christmas cheer.
And don’t forget all the yummy goodies to be found!
Visit The Ginger Factory for details.
There’s so much to see and do in Noosa over the summer holidays … tennis and golf camps, movies at the outdoor cinemas, kids fun sail program, engaging activities at the libraries, summer nights at Eumundi Markets and so much more.
And of course, the beaches, the kayaking, the surfing, the shopping…