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Winter 2015 – School Holidays What’s On QLD


Little brickies express their creativity Brick Kids - LEGO

Young aspiring master builders have their work cut out for them at Brick Kids, The Workshops Rail Museum’s winter school holiday event, with LEGO bricks and more family fun from 27 June to 12 July.

Families can get hands on with many thousands of LEGO pieces and create masterpieces and school holiday smiles!

Smaller fans can invent with bigger blocks in the Under 3s area with plenty of LEGO DUPLO to share.

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

Heroes, Villains and Spies: Screen Acting

NIDA Open Heroes Villians and Spies

Get ready for three days of outrageously fun on-screen antics from 29 June – 1 July as you act out scenes from famous hero, villain and spy adventures. Stop moving trains, intercept international secrets and save the world – all from the safety of the rehearsal room! This is aimed at kids from grades 3-6, they can develop skills in acting and characterisation as they rehearse and perform scenes to camera, then present a live performance and screening of the finished scenes at the end of the course for family and friends.

Visit nida.edu.au/winter-fun

Unleash your child’s inner artist!

Little Artists at Play

Powerkids: Little Artists at Play is a free weekly event at Brisbane Powerhouse Arts!

Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged 0–5 years. Bring your kids along to take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists from Imaginary Theatre.

Each week the host-artist will collaborate with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there will be something to inspire everyone!

Visit brisbanepowerhouse.org

Mister Maker live at QPAC

Mister Maker

Experience Mister Maker live on stage!  With catchy songs, creative makes and special guests The Shapes, this arty party is a treat for the whole family. There are still tickets available for the two shows, 7 & 8 July.

Delivering all your favourite parts of the popular TV series in a fun, fast paced format, Mister Maker‘s live show has delighted families across the world and now comes to the Concert Hall for the only Queensland performances of the national tour!

Click for details

Holiday science theatre shows

Holiday Science shows

Explore scientific concepts. Take part in demonstrations. 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?
  • 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!

Visit Queensland Museum for details

Shadow puppets at Ipswich Art Gallery

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a fun-filled hilarious, shadow-puppet show that’s full of surprises!

Flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas! Watch as household junk is transformed into surreal shadow puppets and Bunk Puppets transforms junk into hilarious live cartoons. A feast for the imagination! Come play in the dark.

Visit Ipswich Art Gallery

Gold Coast

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 in the coolest place you have ever seen.

Visit Infinity for more information

Gold Coast holiday fun

active-healthy-school-holiday-programThe 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

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

It’s all about the kids at Australia Fair!

 Lego Australia Fair

Australia Fair will be transformed into an exhibition of magnificent life-size animatronic wild animals to delight and inspire creature-loving youngsters from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July. And there’ll be free interactive displays, craft workshops and awesome competitions.

The centre has lots of fun activities in store, so head to australiafair.com.au for details.

Sunshine Coast

School holiday fun at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba

 Sleep Under the Sea 2

There’s loads of fun activities on offer at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba these school holidays!

Aside from the usual jam-packed activity schedule, the winter school holidays will feature two special programs.

‘Sleep Under the Sea’ is an overnight sleepover in the aquarium, which allows visitors to observe the resident creatures and their nightly shenanigans, enjoying a twilight tour and a behind-the-scenes tour.

The ‘Ocean Ranger’ program offers full or half-day experiences giving kids the exclusive opportunity to feed, touch and meet some of the amazing SEA LIFE marine animals.

Other special holiday activities will be held in various sections of the attraction, so head to underwaterworld.com.au for more information.

Pirates are taking over Aussie World!


Pirates have landed at Aussie World for the school holidays! Come and have some FUN with Captain Black and his pesky crew as they try to escape the iron fist of the Royal Guards! Captain Black’s misguided crew have crash landed their bounty named Pirate’s Revenge into Aussie World and are on the run with chest full of the King’s finest jewels.

That’s just the start of the fun at Aussie World – check out other activities.

It’s a Jurassic dinosaur hunt at Australia Zoo!

Australia Zoo winter

Australia Zoo is going DINOSAUR CRAZY for the June/July school holidays, with an awesome Jurassic-themed treasure hunt and special exhibits!

From June 27 to July 12, guests will be taken on an educational journey back to the Jurassic era. Don’t know your Deinosuchus from your Australovenator? Don’t worry – we’ve got it covered! Kids and adults will love learning all about how Australia Zoo’s animals are connected to dinosaurs, including birds, reptiles and even mammals. It’s an educational adventure for the whole family to enjoy together – with a special treasure as a reward at the end!

Visit Australia Zoo for details.


Fun, fun fun for the family!

Balloon twistingThere’s so much to see and do in Noosa over the winter holidays … tennis camps, kids fun sail program, engaging activities at the libraries, balloon twisting at Eumundi Markets and so much more.

And of course, the beaches, the kayaking, the surfing, the shopping…

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