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School Holiday Guide jan 2018

Christmas may be over, there’s still the January stretch of school holidays in which to keep children busy and entertained. And with no shortage of fantastic things to do in Brisbane and beyond, here are 20 of the best shows, arts, crafts, workshops, sports and indoor and outdoor adventures:

Brainiac Live!

Coming to Brisbane for the very first time Brainiac Live! will take kids on a breathless ride through the wild world of exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts...more

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Along with 14 shows to enjoy in the venue's Cosmic Skydome, there's an intergalactic world of fun for all ages to be had this January, including the sundial courtyard and an amazing display zone...more

SLQ Summer Festival

Summer Festival State Library of Queensland

With a choose-your-own adventure program of free activities and the popular Story Lab workshop series, Summer Festival is bursting with fab imaginative fun for children, young people and families...more

The Funatorium: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Children are invited to the best tea party in town - an immersive party experience of circus, acrobatics, singing, dancing and roller skates staring Monica Trapaga and a cast of circus performers...more

The Little Mermaid

Enter the magical underwater world of Ballet Theatre of Queensland's The Little Mermaid, an enchanting ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale of love, loss and discovery...more


iFly Indoor Skydiving, Surfers Paradise

The only place in Queensland where you can have the ultimate adventure - indoor skydiving - has opened in time for the summer holidays and it's suitable, safe and fun for ages 3 upwards...more

Summer School Holiday Fun in City of Logan

For some unique adventures this school holiday take the kids south for fun on the water, walking, cycling, mountain biking and go-karting, chocolate tasting tours and even a high tea experience...more

Sounds Across Oceans

This highly unique educational program is designed to offer young musicians the opportunity to come together to learn, share & collaborate with some of Queensland's finest musicians...more

Draw It. Code It.

An exciting and free family holiday program featuring a diverse mix of interactive activities - arts, crafts and robotics to suit the tech-inclined and those who love to draw, play and create...more


Australia's biggest waterslide festival is coming to the hills of Sirromet Winery this school holiday, with a special 15% DISCOUNT FOR MUST DO BRISBANE READERS...more 

Boggo Road Gaol History Tours

Take the whole family on a child-friendly tour of Brisbane's notorious Boggo Road Gaol with tales of dramatic escapes, infamous inmates, lifers, riots, rooftop protests, daily lives of prisoners and...more 

Built for Speed

Children aged 4-12 can design, build and race their own Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks, then modify their ride for extra speed and on to the ultimate victory...more

URBAN Xtreme Skiing

Urban Xtreme Hendra

The coolest place to be this summer is indoors at Brisbane's first indoor skiing and snowboarding adventure park, with fantastic 3-day ski and snowboard holiday programs especially for kids...more 

SUPA Golf 

Supa Golf

The only golf course of its kind in Queensland, and one of just two in Australia offering a fun nine-hole course that all ages can easily play, including families and first-timers...more

The Obliteration Room

The popular free interactive children's project developed by Yayoi Kusama is back bigger and better this summer with the chance for kids to cover every surface of a white room in coloured dots...more

Summer Days at Workshops Rail Museum

Summer Days at the Workshops Rail Museum

Make tracks to the Workshops Rail Museum these summer school holidays to see mammals large and tall, insects big and small, real life steam trains, diesel locomotives and a whole lot...more

Da Vinci Machines 

This award-winning international touring exhibition from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo's drawings...more

Brisbane's Best Summer Pools

Take the children for an affordable day out at one of Brisbane City Council's 22 great pools this summer holiday, many of them with fantastic aquativity playgrounds that youngsters will love...more

Me, Myselfie & I

A free fun collection-based exhibition at GOMA exploring representation of self and features video works by Takahiko Iimura, Phil Dadson, Miloš Tomic and a series of digital prints by Gordon Bennett...more


Brisbane's biggest and most fun indoor entertainment centre is the perfect place to get kids off the couch, with bumper cars, world-class laser tag and a range of video and arcade games...more

Junior Golf Camp & Putt Putt

Here's a great way to keep the kids occupied on their long summer break, with a fantastic 3 day School Holiday Junior Camp and 18-hole Putt Putt all in the one place...more