BRISBANE: School Holiday Guide Winter 2019 - Top pick of things to do!

14 June 2019

The mercury has dropped, which must mean the winter school holidays are just around the corner!

There's stacks of great things happening across the region these school holidays for the kids. Here's our top picks of school holiday activities for kids in BRISBANE!

Looking for more ideas? Check out the FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE!


Our Place Holiday Program

Sheldon College, Our Place, Sheldon

26 June to 12 July

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Every day is a holiday at Our Place and throughout the School Holidays, your child can enjoy fun and games all whilst meeting new friends.

Sheldon College's Our Place Vacation Care program features activities ranging from fort building, cartoon drawing and pajama day to excursions to the Queensland Museum's SparkLab and even rollerskating.

Whether you require a full day or half day of care, Our Place provides flexibility and safety for your child throughout the school holidays. ... READ MORE


The Ultimate Golf Adventure

Golf Central BNE, 40 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport

28 June to 14 July

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Located next to DFO Brisbane Airport, at Golf Central BNE there is an adventure waiting to happen. Make a day of it and enjoy playing, eating & drinking at Golf Central BNE with game bundles & amazing clubhouse discounts!

Golf Central BNE, offers a great family atmosphere throughout their complex, including the Clubhouse Café and Bar, where after working up an appetite playing Mini Golf or Toptracer, families can grab a bite to eat.

With Toptracer, by Topgolf, play bays for up to 4 players, and a 18 hole mini golf course, kids golf clinics and fully licensed Clubhouse Café and Bar, there is something for everyone!

Golf Central BNE, have recently launched Toptracer, by Topgolf, bringing social, fun and group gaming to the driving range. With the same principle as bowling, however you hit golf balls to earn points and you are in golf bay instead of a lane. With varying degrees of difficulty and different terrains, Golf Central BNE’s ‘Around the World’ themed mini golf course offers 18 holes of rolling greens, water features and ricochets to challenge players of all ages.

At Golf Central BNE, children under 5 years old play mini golf for free, whilst kids aged under 18 years are only $12.00 each. Golf Central BNE also offers $45 family passes ... READ MORE 


Day Out With Thomas™

The Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich

29 June 14 July

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The world’s most loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying winter school holiday fun at the Museum.

Enjoy hands-on Thomas activities including craft, colouring-in, games and puzzles. Meet Thomas & The Fat Controller in person. Dive into the Thomas play pit. Let off steam in the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds. Find the hidden Thomas trains on the huge model railway. Enjoy story time and performance with The Fat Controller. Take a break and watch a Thomas movie. ... READ MORE


Winter Festival

State Library of Queensland, South Bank

29 June to 14 July

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Spend the day exploring, creating and having fun this winter at State Library!

The Winter Festival program features free and ticketed family activities and spaces for families to stay and play, plus our ever-popular workshops for young people aged 8-16. Engineer a robot racer using a custom-made robotics kit. Get Creative with Arduino circuits, motors, and Lego to complete your design and then ready, set, race for glory on a large-scale race track.

Calling all young inventors! Want to develop and broadcast your best ideas for some quirky creations and most curious contraptions? This is a workshop for young people with a passion for inventing, making and sharing.

For the under 8s sing, dance and join the jamboree with plenty of ways to enjoy a morning of music on the Queensland Terrace, these interactive sessions will get the whole family moving and grooving. ... READ MORE


MoB Kids Winter School Holidays

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

29 - 14 July

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Inspire your child's curiosity and creativity these winter school holidays at @Museum of Brisbane with art, history and design activities delivered by MoB's arts educators.

Highlights include Colour Portrait Keychain, Design Your Own Skateboard Deck, Painting with Light, Robotics Programming with Robotics Playground and Junior Coding for Creative Storytelling and Games. ... READ MORE


Family Savings with Family Saver Sessions

Event Cinemas, Brisbane

29 June to 14 July

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Step into Family Savings with Family Saver Sessions at Event Cinemas!

Get movie tickets for $11* across the Family Saver Sessions during the school holidays for the big family films – Disney’s “Toy Story 4” and The Secret Life of Pets 2!

Join Cinebuzz to access these Family Saver prices! Best of all – membership is free! Cinebuzz will keep you up to date with all of the special school holiday free activities in the foyer and special screenings. Feeling creative? Pick up the Toy Story 4 colouring competition entry form from your local Event Cinemas to win a prize pack! ... READ MORE


Snow4Kids Festival 2019

Southbank Piazza

29 June - 14 July 

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Brisbane is set for a snowfall this year as Snow4Kids festival returns to turn Brisbane into a winter wonderland!

With simplified ticketing system that combines all attractions, children will have the flexibility of time to choose between mastering their snowman-making skills, engaging in snowball-throwing or conquering the majestic toboggan mountain within a 50-minute session. 

If one session is not enough to enjoy the winter fun, consecutive sessions can be purchased to enjoy the snow play a little bit longer... READ MORE


FREE Martial Arts & Fitness Classes PLUS Ninja Day Camps

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts, various locations - Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane

29 June to 14 July

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Looking for something to keep yourself and the kids occupied these school holidays?

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts is offering free Martial Arts and Fitness classes to new students for the remainder of these school holidays for Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast!

Open to all ages from 4-94 years!! ... READ MORE


Queensland Ballet two-day Dance Camp

Logan Entertainment Centre, Logan Central

8 to 9 July

Qld ballet toppicksWould your child enjoy spending the school holidays exploring the magic of ballet with world-renowned Queensland Ballet?

Children aged 5-12 years are invited to join in a two-day dance camp with Queensland Ballet’s EdSquad to learn repertoire, develop choreography, get creative with sets and costumes and meet other friends who love to dance.

Book before July 3 and you could win back the price of your ticket plus $200 in dance wear. You could also win a family pass to 100 Years of Dance, featuring dance and comic maverick Joseph Simons, at the Logan Entertainment Centre on Thursday 15 August. Parents/carers are invited to attend a showcase on the final day to celebrate the achievements of all. ... READ MORE


Also happening across the region!

LEGO® Sea Explorers

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

To 14 July

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Get ready for a bricktastic adventure this winter with the arrival of The LEGO Sea Explorers at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!

Kids are invited to join The LEGO Sea Explorers on an interactive mission to record discoveries about the spectacular sea creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Kids can discover five interactive pods positioned around the aquarium where they will be challenged to build, draw, colour and create with LEGO!

Drawing inspiration from their deep-sea surroundings, kids can enjoy hands-on LEGO fun while learning about SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s magnificent marine creatures including sharks, seals, seahorses and sea stars. ... READ MORE


Kids Eat Free at 'View by Matt Golinski'

14 June to 14 July

View Restaurant, Peppers Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads

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Admire the breathtaking views across Laguna Bay as you dine in style at 'View by Matt Golinski'.

Situated high amongst the treetops of the headland, the restaurant sits directly above the Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. Matt Golinski and the team will take you on a culinary journey of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, by creating beautiful cuisine using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Child eats free with every adult meal! ... READ MORE 


Winter school holiday fun at Australia Zoo!

Australia Zoo, Beerwah

1 - 14 July

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Join Australia Zoo these school holidays for loads of winter fun! Tackle the giant inflatable obstacle course, take on Robert's prehistoric treasure hunt and grab your entry ticket for a chance to win a Jayco CrossTrak Hybrid Camper valued at $36,990*!

Kick off the school holidays by exploring the Zoo as your favourite animal with free face painting on weekends from 9:00am-11:00am. You get to be part of the wildlife for a day!

Make sure you stop by Bindi's Pony Trails to saddle up and take our cheeky ponies for a ride between 11:00am - 3:00pm every day (closed for lunch 12:00pm - 12:45pm) - they would love to meet you. Then test your luck with our colouring competition to win awesome Australia Zoo goodies! ... READ MORE


Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

6 - 7 July

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Come along and be a pilot for a day!

Take a seat in the cockpit of historical planes including the F-111 & The Mirage. There will be more than 20 aircraft open to the public and heaps of family fun.

Visit the JOYCE MAYNE Virtual Reality and Flight Controller display.

Engine runs on the hour between 11am & 2pm

Coffee & Food Vans on site, and aviation models and model kits available in memorabilia shop and many more attractions. ... READ MORE


For our FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE - CLICK HERE! Packed with all the school holiday events happening in your area!

Looking beyond the doorstep these holidays? Check out our Top Picks for things to do on the Sunshine Coast, and Top picks for things to do on the Gold Coast


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