Brisbane Summer School Holiday Guide 2023

Wondering what’s on for kids this summer school holiday in Brisbane? Our Summer School Holiday Guide is here – crammed with the best kids’ camps, kids’ shows, family-friendly activities and more.

Read on for the best of what’s on in Brisbane for kids this summer!  ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

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Junior Curators – Mysterious Realms

Ipswich Art Gallery

November 25, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Junior Curators Mysterious Realms

Junior Curators – Mysterious Realms is an exhibition curated by young minds, featuring selected works from the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Transporting audiences into imaginative realms, this exhibition disrupts traditional curation with the fresh perspectives of young curators. READ MORE


Fairy Tales


Daily until 28 April, 2024

fairy Tales at Qagoma'Fairy Tales' at QAGOMA

Take a fascinating journey into a fairy-tale world where folklore, enchantment and tales of caution intertwine with art, design and film. From the opulence of a gilded carriage, an exquisite glass slipper and the depths of a wild and twisted woodland, to wicked witches, magical animals and stalwart princes and princesses, GOMA’s latest exhibition highlights how the fairy tales that have entertained us for centuries are explored through art and culture. READ MORE


Summer 2023/24 Vacation Care

Australian Early Learning Colleges

November 27, 2023 – January 19, 2024

Christmas Vacation Care with Australian Early Learning Colleges

Christmas Vacation Care returns this November to Australian Early Learning Colleges by Adam&Noah – open to kids from across the area. Enjoy excursions every day with the best school holiday program in town! READ MORE


The Ultimate Summer School Holiday Indoor Adventure

BOUNCE Macgregor

BOUNCE Tingalpa

BOUNCE Morayfield

December 1, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Bounce Afterdark

After Dark is back at BOUNCE for the ultimate end of term party to kick off the summer school holidays! From 7-10pm, the lights go down, and the music starts pumping for 3 hours of uninterrupted freestyle fun. The live DJ & BOUNCE Hosts will make it a great night for everyone with dance parties, games and prizes to be won.

Plus BOUNCE Holiday Camps are returning for the summer school holidays! With 3 hour sessions running 5 times a week, it’s the perfect activity to learn new skills in a fun and social environment. READ MORE


Thunderbird Park, Tamborine Mountain

December 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Digit Tamborine Mountain

Australia’s first ever mini-excavator park Dig It at Tamborine Mountain just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast is ready for the holidays! The hard hats are hanging, the high viz is shining and the dozers are ready for their little drivers! READ MORE


Ultimate School Holiday Fun

Urban Xtreme, Hendra

December 8, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Urban Xtreme Summer School Holiday Program

Looking for some inspiration to keep your kids active and entertained during the school holidays? Whether you’re looking for some family fun or get the kids supervised for the day, Urban Xtreme’s got you covered! PLUS get 10% off with code kitc10!  READ MORE


Jurassic World by Brickman®

Queensland Museum

December 8 2023 – July 14, 2024

Jurassic World by Brickman®

Get ready for an immersive adventure like no other as Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught re-imagines Jurassic World, the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, in the largest LEGO® brick exhibition in Australia. READ MORE


Kids Travel + Stay & Eat for FREE + $100 Room Credit for January Villa Stays

Kingfisher Bay Resort, K’gari

Until March 31, 2024

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Kgari Fraser Island

Your family getaway in island paradise is calling! Stay in a self-contained villa for 3 nights or more and SAVE BIG with Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Kids Travel, Stay & Eat for FREE deal which includes school holiday travel during December. PLUS… all villa stays in January 2024 will receive a BONUS $100 room credit to spend during your stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort!  READ MORE 


School Holiday Activities at Summer Land Camels

Summer Land Camels, Harrisville

December 9 – December 21, 2023

Visit Summerland Camels during the school holidays for lots of family fun! They are open from 9 am to 3 pm, and entry is FREE! You can feed their friendly camels, check out the farm shop, get a meal at their cafe and enjoy the stunning scenery. READ MORE


Cross River Rail free school holiday fun

Cross River Rail Experience Centre

December 9 2023 – 21 January 2024

Cross River Rail Free School Holiday Fun

The FREE Cross River Rail school holiday program returns again these holidays.

From creating with clay, investigating coding, exploring archaeology or fun with craft, there is something for every child. READ MORE


School Holiday Golf Clinics

Golf Central Brisbane

December 13, 2023 – January 18, 2024

Boy Learning to Play Golf at Bne's Junior Golf Clinic

Golf Central’s Junior Golf School Holiday Clinics are designed for junior players of all levels. Join Golf Central these School Holidays for an incredible experience that promises not just improvement in golf skills, but also lasting memories and friendships. READ MORE


Ginger Sport Mini Camp & Quest Football Academy Camp

Brisbane City Indoor Sports, Coorparoo

December 14 2023 & January 18 2024

Ginger Sport Mini Camp Quest Football Academy Camp

Looking for something for your little one to do during the school holidays? Ginger Sport Mini Camps (for 2-5years) and Quest Football Academy Camps (for 5-12 years) are fantastic fun and a great way to keep you soccer super star busy! READ MORE


Mia Muddle in ‘A Forest Tale’ –  *Show Postponed to July 24*

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

January 12, 2024 – January 14, 2024

Mia Muddle in'A Forest Tale'

Exceptional holiday entertainment is coming to Brisbane! Mia Muddle in ‘A Forest Tale’ is a fabulous, family musical production that promises to be the highlight of the school holidays!

This high energy production offers the best in foot-stomping family entertainment. READ MORE


Discover miniBOUNCE these Summer school holidays!

miniBOUNCE, Westfield Carindale

Daily until January 21, 2024

Happy Child at Minibounce Brisbane

miniBOUNCE has made shopping at Westfield Carindale even easier these school holidays! You can drop your little adrenaline hunter off at miniBOUNCE with their Drop & Shop ticket. Who doesn’t love 2-hours of free time for you, and 2-hours of play time for your little adventurer! READ MORE



Across the Region

Trolls-tastic school holiday activities

Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

January 8, 2024 – January 19, 2024

Trolls School Holiday Activities at Sunshine Plaza

Fill these school holidays with a range of Trolls-tastic activities each week at Sunshine Plaza! Kids can enjoy craft, scavenger hunts and more. Different activities each week! READ MORE


Step beyond reality this Summer!

FREAK Virtual Reality, Surfers Paradise

November 24, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Freak Virtual Reality Step Beyond Reality This Christmas

When you go to the movies, you watch the entertainment. When you go to FREAK, you’re IN the entertainment.

This Christmas, step beyond reality to experience the ultimate end-of-year fun! FREAK has a variety of Christmas specials, ready for the ultimate family adventure. READ MORE


Summer Riding Adventures and Fun

Unity Equestrian, Advancetown

December 11, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Summer Riding Adventures and Fun at Unity Equestrian

Experience the vibrant spirit of summer at Unity through an array of captivating activities that cater to clients of all ages. Embark on exhilarating trail rides, Available every day of the school holidays. Our experienced coaches lead you on an unforgettable journey through scenic paths, ensuring novice riders safety in the beauty of nature. READ MORE



Want to see what’s happening this spring for kids on the Sunshine Coast and kids on the Gold Coast?

Click on a region below to find out what’s happening across the rest of south-east Queensland ↓


Sunshine Coast Summer School Holiday Guide 2023.   Gold Coast Summer School Holiday Guide 2023

Or visit our What’s On calendar for more events and activities across the region.

We are constantly adding school holiday activities as they are announced, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly!

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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