School Holiday Guide

Two whole weeks of keeping the kids busy can sometimes be a daunting task. That's why I've put together a School Holiday Boredom Buster, that might give you a few ideas on getting out of the house and having some fun!

 

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Thursday 5 July - 10:00am & 12:00pm

Duration: 60 minutes

QUT Gardens Theatre, X-Block, Gardens Point Precinct QUT

2 George Street, Brisbane 

Terry and Andy are being taken from the pages of the popular Andy Griffith and Terry Denton book and put onto the stage for an amazing production of The 78-Storey Treehouse.  Adapted for the stage by Richard Tulloch, the show (and book) tells the story of Terry and Andy who live in an absolutely amazing treehouse. The show is a fun, laugh out loud comedy that is recommended for Brisbane Kids aged 6 years and over, fans of the Treehouse franchise and their parents.

$35 per person | $30 per person in a booking of 6 or more | FREE for kids 18 months and under sitting on a knee

Find out more here

 

Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun

Ends Friday 6 July - 9:30am to 3:00pm

1-63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture 4510 

Back by popular demand, the Abbey Museum is once again hosting this Family-focused event aiming to teach kids about life during the medieval era in exciting and interactive ways! There are a wealth of activities hosted throughout the day, including but not limited to: archery, archaeological digs, shield painting, manuscript writing, medieval games and a medieval costume competition where the best-dressed children can win prizes! Food and drinks will be available on-site.

$12 per adult | $7 per child | $25 for families up to 2 adults and 4 kids | Activities ranging from $2 to $10

Find out more & buy tickets here

 

Brisbane French Festival

Friday 6 July - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Friday 6th: 5pm - 10pm

Saturday 7th: 9am - 11pm

Sunday 8th: 9am - 6pm

South Bank Parklands, Brisbane 4101

Calling all Brisbanites, Queenslanders, Francophiles, and lovers of France! Enjoy a selection of culinary delights, exceptional masterclasses, divine wines and champagnes as well as hours of French entertainment on stage, from classical music to DJ’s and everything French in between. Whether you’re a Francophile or just love a nice wine with cheese, Le Festival has something for everyone, including the children. So, invite your family, friends, and colleagues and enjoy a weekend in France! 

ENTRY: $10 at the gate (concession and students $5) | FREE for children under 12!

Find out more here

 

Teneriffe Festival

Saturday 7 July, 2018 - 10am to 9pm 

Ethel St & Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe 4005

Live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, street acts, entertainment for kids, market stalls and more.

Free entry for kids under 12!

Find out more here

 

Smart Phone Eco Photography at Clayfield

Monday 9 July, 2018

From 10am

Booking essential - register here

Kalinga Park, 48 Kalinga Street, Kalinga

Bring along a smart phone to this eco photography workshop and see nature through a new lens. Seek inspiration from the trees; look high, look low, and look closely at all the patterns Mother Nature creates naturally.

Free!

Age: 10 to 17 years old.

Find out more here

 

Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Thursday 12 July, 2018

11am – 1pm

Bookings essential - email Vertec Adventure

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, 29 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point (meet end of Lower River Terrace near carpark)

Free!

Age: 12 – 17 years old.

 

KineticKids for 3-4 year olds

Friday 13 July, 2018

Starts at 9am

Oriel Park, Ascot (meet by the playground)

A fun class supporting the healthy development of young children’s physical health and mental wellness. Play games, complete obstacle courses, develop perceptual motor skills and more. 

Free!

Bookings essential: visit www.kinetickids.com.au or phone Tamara on 0439 772 489.

 

Design Your Own Tote Bag - Activity

Until Saturday 14 July, 2018

10am - 1pm

Aspley Hypermarket (Centre Court near Donut King)

With the plastic bag ban in effect, now is the perfect time to educate the kid’s on being Eco-friendly! And they’ll love helping you shop for groceries with their personally styled tote bag! There’s no booking required.

Free!

Find out more here

 

Bacon Festival

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 15 July, 2018

631 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006

A whole day dedicated to celebrating our breakfast BFF - bacon. Featuring Brisbane's best food trucks, all who will be putting on an epic bacon-themed special. ATM available on site. Dogs are welcome! 

Free entry!

Find out more here

 

Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend 

Saturday 14 July – 9:00am start
Sunday 15 July - 9:00am start

1 - 63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture 4510 

The largest medieval event in Australia, the Abbey Medieval Festival hosts more than 500 period performers and volunteers that bring over 1,000 years of history alive right here in South-East Queensland! Events and activities include but are not limited to: archery, jousting, period displays, street performers, a Grand Parade and historical fighting displays. The festival also hosts a wide range of both retail and food & beverage stalls boasting both period and modern wares. The festival is a great way to immerse yourself and your kids in medieval culture and life in exciting and enjoyable ways.

$36.50 per adult ($47 for weekend pass) | $18.50 per child ($21 for weekend pass) | $94 for families ($102 for weekend pass)

Find out more & buy tickets here

 

RACQ MotorFest

Sunday 15 July, 2018 - 10am to 3pm

Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot

As always, the event promises to have something for everyone. Last year thousands of car buffs and families turned out to see the 400+ prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles that were showcased in a colourful carnival environment. 

In 2018, all the family favourites will return, including roving entertainment, market stalls, kids’ rides and food stalls. It’s undoubtedly Brisbane’s most inexpensive day out!

$2 entry and kids under 4 are free!

Find out more here

 

Flying Origami at Nundah 

Sunday 15 July, 2018

Starts at 1:30pm

Plaisted Place Park, 47 Flower Street, Nundah

Learn new and innovative folding techniques to make your planes soar through the park higher and faster than ever before. Get active in a hands-on competition of your flying prowess!

Bookings essential - register here

Free!

Find out more here

 

100% Brisbane for Kids

Ends on 15 July, 2018

Daily from 10am - 5pm

Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide St Brisbane

This award-winning exhibition reveals a contemporary portrait of our beautiful city and its people, by tracing our Indigenous, convict and modern histories, celebrating our defining moments and sharing the voices and views of residents today. The Museum has developed a dedicated self-guided tour for children, young people and families of the exhibition, complemented by crosswords, a crack the code, writing activities and more!

Pick up your activity book at the front desk and get to know your city.

Free!

Find out more here

 

Skating at Brisbane 

Ends on 15 July, 2018

King George Square, Ann St & Roma St,  Brisbane 4000

Mon-Wed : 10am - 9pm
Thurs-Fri : 10am - 11pm
Sat : 9am - 11pm
Sun : 9am - 10pm

This family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The open-air ice rink is a world-class, family-friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting, music, fantastic rides including ice slides, Kanga skating aids and delicious food and drink options.

Adult $28 | Child $20 | 2 Adults + 2 Children $90

http://brisbane.skatingat.com.au/

 

Snow4Kids Festival 

Ends on Sunday 15 July

South Bank Piazza
410 Stanley St, South Brisbane

Hourly sessions from 9:30am to 4:30pm (last session starts at 3:30pm)

We will be bringing a snowy winter wonderland to Brisbane for the sixth year in a row, so get into your gear because you are invited to experience the magic of real snow! Brought for children and adults alike, you will create long-lasting family memories while building snowmen, throwing snowballs, playing in the snow and sliding down the majestic toboggan hill.

Price $20 - Covers the Snow4Kids Park which includes snow mountains, tobogganing, snow ball throwing, snow play AND snowman making.

Booking essential - register here

 

Lifestyle: meaningful mandala

Runs every day until 15 July, 2018 - 10am to 3pm

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank

Come and create a meaningful mandala and place it within the Community Mandala Collection featured in the exhibition. All creative levels welcome!

Free!

 

Urban Xtreme

4/370 Nudgee Rd, Hendra

6 hours of non-stop, supervised action for only $70pp (9am-3pm). Xperience Laser Tag, Jump, Inflatables, Playland, Fun Climb and a 1 hour ski or snowboard lesson for one low cost. All equipment is provided.

The Holiday Program runs on:

  • Week 1 – July 2nd – 6th

  • Week 2 – July 9th – 13th

  • Extra Days – Thu 28th June, Fri 29th June, Mon 16th July

Spots are limited so get in fast! Just $70pp per day for UNLIMITED FUN. 

Find out more here