The BEST 2020 summer school holiday activities in Brisbane

Summer is here, the sun is shining and it’s time for the long school break!

Despite a few ongoing COVID restrictions, there’s still plenty of fun to be had during these 2020 summer school holidays in Brisbane.

Here are our favourite activities for the 2020 spring school holidays in and around Brisbane.

Sea Monsters – Prehistoric Ocean Predators
Throughout school holidays
Queensland Museum, South Bank

Sea Monsters

The Sea Monsters exhibition brings together real fossils from millions of years ago and gigantic replicas including a 13-metre long Elasmosaur and 9-metre long Prognathodon, alongside hands-on interactives, including a 180-degree immersive video that puts you right inside the action and much more! … READ MORE

School Holidays at MoB
11 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

School Holidays at MoB

It’s an action-packed season of art, activities and creative adventures this summer at Museum of Brisbane and the whole family is invited! Drop into MoB during the school holidays as they transform Level 3, City Hall into a buzzing hive of culture and creativity full of big ideas for every little art lover.

From exciting interactive exhibitions including What is Different?, The Storytellers and Bauhaus Now as well as our famous Clock Tower and City Hall tours, there’s so much more to see and do in the city this summer! … READ MORE

Golf Central Brisbane
12 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
Golf Central Brisbane, Brisbane Airport

Golf Central School Holidays
Looking for awesome outdoor fun these school holidays? Hit the greens instead of the screens at Golf Central BNE, the ultimate golf complex with hours of fun for all ages including an 18-hole mini golf course, Toptracer by Topgolf and Junior Golf Holiday Clinics.

Super fun Junior Clinics are available for beginner to advanced level golfers with coaching by one of Golf Central’s PGA Pros, plus each clinic includes mini golf, a light snack and all equipment. Spaces are limited … READ MORE

Iceworld School Holiday Sessions
14 December 2020 to 26 January 2021
Boondall & Acacia Ridge

Ice World
Iceworld at Boondall and Acacia Ridge is the COOLEST place to head when the weather heats up! As well as two fabulous locations with Olympic sized rinks they have fully stocked cafes, free skate hire… and a fabulously fun atmosphere when you skate with friends! … READ MORE

Historical Aviation Tours
Every Monday & Wednesday throughout school holidays
Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

QLD Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum (QAM) is run entirely by volunteers, driven by the passion that is encompassed in the vision statement of “Preserving Australia’s Aviation Heritage”. Over 94 historically significant aircraft have been sourced, restored, rebuilt, maintained and displayed to the public by QAM volunteers for almost 45 years.

Open every day from 10am – 4pm except for Christmas, QAM offers complimentary historic tours to visitors every Monday and Wednesday or by booking to groups of 12 or more. You have a chance to learn about aviation history from someone who has helped create it! … READ MORE

Summer of Sharks at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!
12 December 2020 to 26 January 2021
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Sharks at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

It’s the Summer of Sharks at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast! The Mooloolaba aquarium is giving guests the opportunity to sink their teeth into the world of these fascinating sea creatures during the school holidays. Visitors can discover all there is to know about the 11 different shark species at the aquarium through a range of activities focusing on myth-busting, conservation, shark safety, fun facts and more!

Each day of the school holidays, one of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s resident Shark Gurus will be chatting with guests about all things shark-related from 10am – 3pm, answering questions, showcasing artefacts and educating people about how to be shark safe this summer. … READ MORE

Tunnel Ridge Ranch Summer School Holiday Camps
14 Dec 2020 to 18 Dec 2020
17 Jan 2021 to 22 Jan 2021
Tunnel Ridge Ranch, Landsborough

School Holidays are coming and what better way to keep the kids busy than to send them to camp?! Tunnel Ridge Ranch in Landsborough has 2 amazing camps set for kids age 10-15!

Pre-Christmas Day Camps – Monday to Friday, December 14-18
Summer Camp ’21 – Sunday, January 17 to Friday, January 22

The camp is always popular and spots are limited … READ MORE

Junior Eco Rangers @ Kingfisher Bay Resort
12 December 2020 to 16 January 2021
Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

Junior Eco Rangers

Kingfisher Bay Resort’s popular Junior Eco Rangers program runs every school holiday period in addition to the resort’s regular weekly activities.

Kids of all ages love these interactive wildlife experiences that create a greater connection to the environment of Fraser Island. Leave all screens and technology behind to go learn in the wild. All programs are run by the experienced team of Rangers, so you can relax at the resort while your kids have fun on their own adventure! … READ MORE

STEM Punks Online School Holiday Classes
12 December 2020 to 31 January 2021

Stem Punks

STEM Punks Online School Holiday Classes are here, bigger and better than ever before! Design an airport, be a Crime Scene Investigator, explore space habitats, learn about drones and much more. Designed and delivered by Australia’s best STEM Educators with live learning support, your child can experience STEM in a fun and supportive environment. … READ MORE

Carnival of the Animals
16 to 20 December 2020
Playhouse, QPAC, South Brisbane

Carnival of the animals at QPAC
QPAC and Circa’s global hit Carnival of the Animals comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

Created by Circa and QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival, Carnival of the Animals will whisk you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins, as this classical music suite comes to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers. … READ MORE


Heading to the coast this summer school holiday? Check out our Our FAV 2020 summer school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast and Top 2020 summer school holiday activities on the Gold Coast.


Written by kidsonthecoast

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