December School Holiday Guide 2018

Brisbane

Make  the most of the December school holidays with this guide to 24 of the very best shows, workshops, activities, farmstays, parades and festive fun stuff for kids in and around Brisbane:

Holly Jolly Kids is coming to South Bank this Christmas from December 14 to 23 with a host of free, fun activities for children
Brisbane’s annual Christmas Parade, presented by David Jones, is a must-see, festive event bringing Queen Street Mall to magical life
Flipside Circus is holding a range of fantastic Summer School Holiday Workshops in their Alderley headquarters for children aged 2-16 years.
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, is coming to Brisbane this festive season in a world premiere playing at QPAC
Circus Arts has fantastic Mega Mix Circus and Flying Trapeze classes for kids aged 5 upwards this school holiday.
Paradise Country offers a unique farmstay experience just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise and less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD
Hit the greens instead of the screens at Golf Central BNE, the ultimate golf complex with hours of fun for all ages
Urban Xtreme in Hendra is Australia’s largest indoor snow sports and adventure centre and the only place in Queensland where you can hit the slopes
This extraordinary exhibit brings the beauty and wonder of sea jellies to life at Sea World
Playing with Light is a fun, full-body, interactive exhibition for children now happening at the Ipswich Art Gallery
Attention game enthusiasts: have you experienced Puzzled Room Escape's hand-crafted logic, dexterity and clue-based puzzles?
Make tracks to The Workshops Rail Museum these summer school holidays for some circus fun as well as the usual train-themed activities
Lock the kids up this school holiday at Brisbane’s infamous Boggo Road Gaol on a fascinating History Tour – this summer’s must-do family friendly experience
Shaun the Sheep and his flock have arrived in Paradise Country for an amazing Australian Adventure
APT9 Kids features 8 fun, interactive hands-on activities and multimedia projects especially for children and families
Brisbane’s Enchanted Garden is back at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas, opening over 12 nights
Christmas Cinema returns to South Bank this holiday season with a brand new location on the waterfront at River Quay
Purple Reign 2018, by Australian artist Gary Carsley, is an immersive ‘secret garden’ at GOMA’s Children’s Art Centre
The summer night sky above South Bank will light up this festive season with Christmas Fireworks from December 20 to 23
Eat Street Northshore is the place to be this festive season with a Christmas snow globe and free waterslide festival
Get set for a fabulous program of free activities for children aged 5 years + coming up in January
Christmas Lights are back on at Government House this year in a spectacular display that is open to the public from December 7-16
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, based on the best-selling children’s book by Eric Carle, is playing at QUT Gardens Theatre
Circa Zoo, a troupe of talented, young circus performers, are bringing a brand-new work to the Judith Wright Centre

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Mission Discovery 5-Day Space and STEAM Program is a unique opportunity for kids this school holiday
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Big Skies is a fantastic 9-day festival celebrating Queensland’s Western Downs region