School Holiday Guide June-july 2018

This winter school holiday Brisbane is the place to be, with biennial super kids 5-day festival Out of the Box and a host of other great theatre and circus shows, indoor and outdoor adventures, museum and gallery fun, workshops, classes and more:

Out of the Box Festival

Over 5 days, this fabulous festival for kids 8 yrs & under is jam packed with in-theatre experiences, workshops, activities and exhibitions, with special Day passes to enjoy an entire day of discovery...more

The 78-Storey Treehouse 

The team behind The 13-, 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with the newest, biggest, brightest blockbuster in the series - a highly entertaining show the whole family will love...more

Mister Maker Returns

This brand-new theatre show, perfect for children of all ages and their grown-ups, will feature exciting opportunities to interact with Mister Maker, games to be played and prizes to be won...more

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Star Wars fans of all ages will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film, set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with this live symphonic concert experience...more

Wolfgang by Circa

Enjoy the latest awesome family-friendly production from Circa, featuring mischievous acrobats and the musician, Wolfgang who reinvents the composer's magical music with a circus twist...more

Junior TreeTop Challenge

Kids can experience the thrill of ziplining through stunning rainforest at Australia's largest Zipline attraction, which has been built entirely for children aged 3 to 7 - a perfect holiday adventure...more

Alice's Wonderland

Children are invited to explore the way they perceive and make sense of the world around them in this new, hands-on exhibition based on Lewis Carroll's well-known Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...more

The Arrival 

Adapted from the award winning graphic novel by Shaun Tan, this enchanting theatre production follows the story of a man starting a new life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of his new land...more

Family Fun Day & Movie Night

Get the school holidays off to a great start for all the family with an action-packed session of free activities including side show alley, dog show, snow globe & a screening of the Secret Life of Pets...more 

WE ARE | A Self Portrait Workshop

Kids can join a free workshop to paint their reflection and watch performances by our youngest First Nations Citizens that reflect their deep cultural connections in this contemporary world...more

Drax 4 Kids

The infamous Dracula's Castle now has a special show and meal for kids, with pumping live rock music, special effects, comedy, puppetry, dancing, interactive games & amazing aerial circus tricks...more

Winter School Holiday Ice Skating

Children can ice-skate and toboggan for FREE every day this school holiday at the indoor skating rink inside Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, with no bookings required and all equipment provided...more

Air Play

Ride the wind and dream with this modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe, with flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons & giant kites floating over the audience (for ages 3+)...more

Treasure Hunt

Kids aged 3 - 8 years (and their families) can learn about fossicking and geology while having fun...more

Urban Xtreme

Brisbane's biggest indoor adventure park offers six hours of non-stop, supervised action including Laser Tag, Jump, Inflatables, Playland, Fun Climb and a one hour ski or snowboard lesson...more 

School Holiday Tour

Steeped in 119 years of colourful history and with so many nooks and crannies to explore, the History Tour at Brisbane's notorious gaol is a fantastic affordable day out for the entire family...more

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Creatures

This free interactive Children Arts Centre activity encourages children to engage in imaginative play as they discover strange and curious creatures that inhabit a burrow-like environment...more

School Holiday Adventure Ranger Camp

Children aged 8yrs + can have a world of outdoor fun at Riverlife's winter holiday program, with hair-raising adventures, initiative-based games and challenges on and alongside the Brisbane river...more

Code Camp

In this 3-day school holiday camp, kids as young as nine years old can learn to create and code their very own app using a world first 3D coding platform developed by Sydney company, Code Camp...more

Circus Arts Holiday Workshops

Suitable for ages 5+ these circus classes are a fun and friendly way to get active, enjoy the outdoors and learn cool new tricks such as juggling, pyramids, acro-balance, flying trapeze and plate-spinning...more

QUT Winter Holiday Program

Head to QUT's The Cube this school holiday for a world-first exhibition and interactive digital project where kids can develop interdisciplinary skills in art and science in a fun-filled environment...more

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Take the kids for a journey to outer space under the Cosmic Skydome with a program of fantastic entertaining and informative kids shows as well as fun displays and special Friday night visits...more

Tony Albert: We Can Be Heroes

Children can assemble their own monster or bogeyman figure, create their own digital superhero identity or bring collage monsters created by artist Tony Albert to life on the digital screen...more

Disney On Ice

Celebrate the 100 yr legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular as Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney princesses...more

The Magic Toyshop

This captivating classical ballet will delight with the enchanting story of toys magically brought to life...more

Winter Holiday Fun

From toddlers to teens, there's plenty of free and paid activities to keep the kids happy and stimulated these holidays at State Library of Queensland...more


Brisbane is set for snowfall this year as Snow4Kids festival makes its return for its sixth year to turn the June-July winter school holidays at South Bank into a magical winter wonderland...more

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Southern Downs Harvest is a delicious Autumn luncheon held in an historic homestead in Killarney
KIRIN Stakes Day returns to historic Eagle Farm Racecourse for a thrilling day
Shakespeare’s iconic love story, Romeo and Juliet, comes to life on stage at La Boite Theatre
LEGO® fans won't want to miss this mega weekend of mind-blowing displays
Logan's free annual family-friendly Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is back in May
Shared Connections is an exhibition of Indigenous artworks in public spaces
Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is a must-see major art exhibition
Be inspired, be informed and be empowered at Brisbane's Modern Woman Expo coming to BCEC in June
Ponies, people watching, fashion & fine jewellery combine at the 2019 McLaren Polo by the Sea

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is a must-see major exhibition of one of Australia's most significant artists and it's free to visit
Arthur Boyd editor's pick