What's on in Brisbane: Events and activities for kids and families

Woohoo! The Easter long weekend is finally here. There’s plenty on from Thursday, April 14 to Monday, April 18 including our top picks for kid and family friendly shows, events and activities.

Check out the following ideas on how you can spend the next few days …

School holiday fun

Easter fun at Orion Springfield Central! Hop into Orion Springfield Central for plenty of Easter activities for the kids. Check out the giant Easter egg creations from local schools. Vote for your favourite and help them win $500. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny wandering around the centre and giving out delicious chocolate eggs. To find out more, head here.

Calling all superheroes, detectives and young artists. Unlock a world of fun and adventure at the Museum of Brisbane. Inspired by Dylan Mooney: Blak Superheroes, design your own superhero badge to represent your powers. Turn the Museum into your own personal art studio with the Teen In Situ Drawing Sessions. Unlock your inner detective with an exciting game of Little Artist’s Eye Spy and discover details you might otherwise have missed. Take in sweeping views of the city from the top of the Clock Tower with a tour.

Polish your peepers! You never know what you might spot. There is plenty for little eyes to spy with the free Little Artist’s Eye Spy at the Museum of Brisbane.

For the active and adventurous

Looking for an adrenaline charged weekend? Planes, Trains and Autos is for you. Head to The Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich for a celebration of all things aviation, rail and automotive. Special guests include Autobots, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and action sports athlete Matt Mingay. Get your photo taken!

Roll in to Riverlink. A 22m x 7m roller skating rink can be found at Riverlink, Ipswich for the school holidays. This is your last chance to lace up your colourful skate, request your favourite tune and let the good times roll (literally)!. All you need to bring are your socks and a sense of excitement.

Putt amongst all of your favourite sugary snacks at a candy land-themed mini-golf course. Just in time for Easter, Victoria Park has transformed its putt putt course into a sweet-tooth’s wonderland. Say hello to Candyland Putt Putt, a mini-golf course that’s set to give you one heck of a sugar rush. Popping up from April 1 until May 8, this golf course will feature a host of delectable delights including classic holes like Fairy-floss Fairway, as well as brand-new holes like Ice-cream Court, Candy Shoppe, Sugar Shack on Sugar Slopes and Bunny Hop. The best part of this candy-laced adventure? The putt putt course is fully licensed. You can order drinks and snacks as you play via the QR codes located at each hole. Online bookings are essential so hop over here to secure your spot.

Candyland Putt Putt

For those who love the arts

Immerse yourself in these stellar shows. Included in the list of must-see shows appearing in Brisbane is Frozen: The Hit Broadway Musical. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and featuring music and lyrics by Academy Award-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen The Musical is based on the Disney feature film of the same name. It features a full score and includes 12 new songs. Also, Roald Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits arrive on stage to delight and disgust, in equal measure. Proudly brought to you by multi-award-winning shake & stir theatre co.

See contemporary art from across the globe at this breath-taking exhibition. The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) features a whopping 69 projects by emerging and established artists and collectives from across the world, this exhibition of recent and newly commissioned art will stick around until April 25. Learn more about APT10 before you make tracks to this ace exhibition here.

Try the pop-up immersive experience. In case you weren’t aware, Imaginaria extended its Brisbane run. This stunning immersive play experience combines audio-visual art, inflatable architecture, light installations and futuristic gamification suitable for all ages. Visitors are invited to step inside, slip off their shoes and engage with AI projections, sensor-triggered LED waves, giant silk parachute canopies, cosmic gardens, an anti-gravity sunset, an electronic hall of mirrors and a digital wishing well that whispers your greatest desires.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events may be postponed or cancelled at the last minute. We do our best to ensure our events are up to date, but be sure to check the organiser’s own event page for the most current updates.

You can find more at our comprehensive What’s On page for all the kid and family fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

Written by Calista Bruschi

When she’s not moulding Play-Doh or dancing in the living room with her children, Calista Bruschi is an editor and writer. She has oodles of experience working on newspapers, magazines and websites. Calista likes to organise and be organised. She loves being a mum, Italian food, wine, sport and stationery. She hasn't sleep a full night in more than five years and is powered by coffee.

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