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The best things to do for families in Brisbane this weekend

The weather is a bit chilly, but we’re in for beautiful days. It’s worth getting out and about in Brisbane this weekend, and we’ve picked the best things to do for families in Brisbane – have a great weekend!

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The best things to do for families in Brisbane this weekend

For Disney lovers

Experience the magic of Disney with the enchanting Disney: The Magic of Animation. This family friendly exhibition draws back the curtain on almost 100 years of Walt Disney’s Animation Studios. Marvel at the magic and hard work from behind the scenes of your favourite animated films. You’ll see early pencil and paper drawings and new computer-generated wonders, and learn more about the skills of animators and storytellers. Plus you can step inside some of the timeless scenes of your favourite movies.

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Sticking with the Disney theme, test your mini golf skills at Pixar Putt. Australia’s much-loved open-air mini golf sensation is made up of interactive putt putt holes inspired by the stories, characters and icons of Pixar’s most beloved movies. You’ll see Toy StoryMonsters Inc.The IncrediblesLuca and more! You can choose from nine or 18 holes at Northshore Brisbane. The season ends on Sunday, July 24.


For families in Brisbane that like The Arts

SPARK Ipswich comes to a close this Sunday, July 17 but there are still plenty of events to enjoy. The 11-day city-wide event celebrates the people, places, arts and culture of Ipswich. The signature children’s event, Little Day Out, takes place on Sunday. It’s bursting with music, hands-on art experiences, food and roving entertainment. Check out the website for more information.

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Check out this dazzling exhibition celebrating jewellery designer Margot McKinney at the Museum of Brisbane. World of Wonder: Margot McKinney not only celebrates her jewellery, but looks at the inspiration behind the designs — Queensland’s coral reefs and the rich colours of Tanzania, Africa. You’ll be in awe of the treasure chest of jewels. Check out opals and pearls along with rare and exotic gems. Learn more at the Museum of Brisbane website.

Imaginaria has extended its run, so if you’re yet to experience this immersive exhibition this could be the weekend. It combines audio visual art, inflatable architecture, light installations and futuristic gamification suitable for all ages. Engage with AI projections, sensor-triggered LED waves, giant silk parachute canopies, cosmic gardens and an electronic hall of mirrors. It’s mind-blowing.


Activities for adventurous types

Life Be In It FunWorks and Brisbane City Council are hosting the Survivor Challenge for kids aged eight to 14 years this Saturday, July 16. Gathering near the Sea Scouts Hall at Drevesen Park, Manly, teams compete in fun, but challenging activities, searching for clues or rewards to the next challenge. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting 0403 221 676.

Old Petrie Town comes to life on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 with its Steam Fair. Step back in time with the sights, sounds and smells of the steam era. Steam traction engine ‘Jennifer’ and eight other steam rollers and traction engines will demonstrate how things were done in days gone by. You’ll see heritage equipment and enjoy markets, food and other entertainment.

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If you’ve got a kid who likes to tinker, head down to Brisbane Square Library on Sunday, July 17 for the Tinker Table. These free sessions are great for kids aged five to 12 years. Experiment with coding, circuits, motion and robotics in an open learning environment. Call 07 3403 4166 to reserve your spot.

You can find more things to do on our comprehensive What’s On page – crammed with activities for kids and families in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

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Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids events, attractions & things to do with kids, schools and education, school holiday guides, health & wellbeing for families, parenting and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.



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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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