School Holiday Guide Sept-oct 2018

There's no chance children will be bored this school holiday around Brisbane with all of these fantastic shows, activities, exhibitions and games as well as an awesome 2 week-long kids festival of mostly free fun stuff: 

ImagiNation Children's Festival

This fantastic action-packed 16 day festival has more than 170 free/low-cost activities including cooking, art & craft, dancing, robotics, go-karting, rock climbing, movies and an epic Mud World...more

The Gizmo

Adapted from the book by Paul Jennings, The Gizmo will have families laughing out loud at the crazy misadventures of Stephen, Mouse and the wondrous Gizmo on stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse...more

The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - be quick, tickets selling fast!..more

Justine Clarke: Silly Songs

From singing songs that make you smile, to stomping like a dinosaur, beloved TV performer Justine together with her audience will find their own silly song to perform as one for the grand finale...more

Circus Arts

Kids from as young as 5 years old can learn to fly through the air in these fabulous flying trapeze classes or take part in mega mix circus classes with acrobatics, hula hooping, juggling and trapeze...more

Alice in Wonderland

Follow the white rabbit and Alice down the rabbit hole for a world of adventure as the all-time classic tale by Lewis Carroll is brought to enchanted life on stage at the historic Brisbane Arts Theatre...more  

Fun Palace 

Art and science collide for a free day of fun-filled activities for families at the State Library of Queensland, from mind-blowing science experiments to games, drawing, writing and dance...more 

Slapdash Galaxy

Bunk Puppets' David Geddes conjures up astonishing lo-fi theatrical wizardry and shadow puppets using only old boxes, bubble wrap, drinking straws, tennis balls, ping pong bats and old toys...more

Indooroopilly Inflatable Laser Tag

An epic twist on traditional 'laser tag', this super fun activity for kids aged 5+ takes place in a glow in the dark labyrinth within Indooroopilly Shopping Centre - and it's free to take part in!..more

BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo

LEGO fans of all ages won't want to miss this 3-day extravaganza of mind-blowing displays, designs and activities at the Sleeman Sports Complex...more

Urban X-treme

Brisbane's biggest indoor adventure centre where kids can go snow-boarding or skiing, try a Ninja and Parkour course, go trampolining or play state-of-the-art laser tag, all under one mammoth roof...more

Tony Albert: We Can Be Heroes

Children can get inspired and create their own digital superhero identity, assemble a monster using collage sheets designed by the artist, and bring creatures of the artist's imagination to life - for free...more

Aussie World 

This extraordinary exhibition from London features 100 award-winning images capturing nature's rich diversity, from intimate animal portraits to spectacular wild landscapes - and it's free to view...more

Riverfire Oakwood

This family-friendly event is held at the Oakwood Hotel tennis courts, with stunning views of the fireworks, roaming performers, eats & drinks along with kids entertainment & circus workshop...more

Boggo Road Goal

Kids can get locked up in Queensland's most notorious gaol this school holiday and learn the many untold and daring stories that lie behind the dreaded red brick walls...more

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Boho Luxe Market is a massive festival-style market at The Old Museum
Winter has arrived with pop-up ice skating & hot chocolates
L’amante Anglaise is a must-see murder mystery performed live on stage
Celebrate winter with pop-up ice skating and delectable cocktails
City of Gold is a wryly funny and politically incendiary play by rising star Meyne Wyatt
Dolly Diamond's Bl*nkety Bl*nks is a hilarious variety show for adults-only
Quilty is a stunning exhibition of the works of contemporary artist Ben Quilty
Australia's biggest Inflatable Fun Park is coming to Brisbane

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Keep the kids busy this winter school holidays with Brisbane City Council’s fantastic free and low-cost school holiday activities
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