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

05 December 2019

The evenings are getting longer and the end of the school year is almost upon us. 

Thankfully there is a stack of fun activities happening in Brisbane these school holidays to keep the little ones busy. 

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!


Construction Site Summer Fun

Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich

2 December to 16 February

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Visit Construction Site at the Ipswich Art Gallery for awesome, hands-on, summer fun the whole family can enjoy!

Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house with the Construction Site Building Blocks. Use giant foam blocks to build whatever you can imagine. Construct a castle or a sky-scraper, or work together as a team to build a whole city!

The Construction Site fun continues in the TapeScape. Immerse yourself in the unique TapeScape — a tri-level, multi-sensory, creative play space made from more than 115km of packing tape — designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson, direct from the US! Spark your sense of wonder about the unusual use of materials. Explore the tunnels, slides and unexpected forms in this latest and largest TapeScape – an Australian exclusive at the Ipswich Art Gallery this summer.

Take a break while you contemplate a small scale build with Blue Blocks. Build, stack and connect bricks, cogs and cylinders to create your own invention.

Then, unleash your inner engineer with the return of the popular Ball Run. Create your own run using tubes and recycled materials to send a rolling ball on its way. See if you can make the best, longest or most gravity-defying ball run ever! ... READ MORE


Urban Xtreme School Holiday Program

Urban Xtreme, Hendra

6 December to 24 January

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Join Urban Xtreme for Brisbane’s BEST School Holiday Program at Australia’s only Indoor Ski + Adventure Park!

Get 6 hours of supervised, active fun for your kids aged between 6-14 years. Available from 9am-3pm Monday – Friday.

School Holiday Program includes: 6 hours of supervision, unlimited access to: Ninja, Parkour, Dodgeball, Trampolines, Laser Tag and the brand new Rock Climbing Walls!, Climb harness to use on the day, Urban Xtreme Grip Socks (yours to keep), and unlimited popcorn, water & cordial. ... READ MORE


FREE Martial Art classes! Plus Ninja camp available!

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts, Various locations

8 December to 27 January

Matt Fiddes SHG

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

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts are offering free (new students only) Martial Arts and Fitness classes for the remainder of these school holidays.

Open to all ages from 4-94 years, bookings essential.

Fun filled Ninja Camps also during the Holidays, full of Ninja activities, games, arts & crafts and so much more! ... READ MORE


Gear up for a sizzling summer of entertainment at Event Cinemas!

Event Cinemas across Brisbane

14 December to 27 January

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See the big family movies and fill your holidays with fun!

Venture into the unknown with Disney’s “Frozen 2”, get kooky with The Addams Family, enter the magical realm of Playmobil™: The Movie, uncover a world of mystery in Spies in Disguise, start your engines with teen go-karting drama ;Go!, meet the adorable Queen’s Corgi, see these Fire Fighters get more than they bargained for in Playing with Fire or explore new mysteries in The Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.

Event Cinemas is also hosting arts and craft activities across the holidays ... READ MORE


Get your Game on this Summer at Golf Central BNE

Golf Central BNE, Brisbane Airport

14 December to 24 January


This Summer at Golf Central BNE there is an adventure waiting to happen. From the famous school holiday camps to the ultimate play bundles that everyone will love regardless of age, there's something for everyone.

Until early January, go on a mini gold Christmas hunt and find the Christmas guests hiding in each hole to unlock a Christmas treat!

Or try your hand at Toptracer - it's like bowling however you hit golf balls to get points, in your own private bay for up to 4 players. It’s the newest must do game in Brisbane and it’s brilliant fun for all ages regardless of whether or not you have played golf before!

Or the kids can enjoy learning the game of golf at the Junior Holiday Camp, with fun activities and challenges that will keep them active these School Holidays. ... READ MORE


MoB Kids Summer Holidays

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

14 December to 27 January 

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MoB Kids brings you a range of sizzling hot, hands-on activities these Summer School Holidays to inspire your child's curiosity and creativity.

Museum of Brisbane's MoB Kids program includes a range of activities inspired by current exhibitions - High Rotation and New Woman.

From interactive workshops to drop-in sessions, there's something for kids of all ages.

School holiday highlights include: Festive decorations, Rockin' Wreaths, Summer Silent Disco, Custom Band Patches, Kids Fanzine Project ... READ MORE


Summer 2019/2020 Coding & Robotics Workshops

Multiple locations across Brisbane

16 December to 24 January

Junior Engineers

During the school holidays, Junior Engineers lets your kids pursue their passion for technology by offering fun, hands-on and interactive programs in coding and robotics.

From coding fundamentals, app development, website design to robotics, mechatronics and artificial intelligence, Junior Engineers' holiday workshops have been designed to educate, entertain and inspire.

Offering age-appropriate fun and engaging workshops for kids aged 7-15, and with multiple locations across Brisbane, there's a program near you! ... READ MORE


Stick by Me


7 to 11 January  

Stick By Me SHG TopPicks

Stick by Me, is a quirky, non-verbal show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things. The show, created for children aged 3-6 years, and winner of the 2019 CATS Awards for Best Production for Children and Young People will be at QPAC these school holidays from 7 – 11 January 2020.

Created by the critically acclaimed duo Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, Stick by Me builds on their vast experience of creating work for very young children. The show will be presented in Studio 1 at QPAC – an intimate and inviting space wonderfully suited to young children and first-time audiences. ... READ MORE


Swan Lake ActII & Graduation Ball

Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane

22 to 25 January 

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Two magical worlds collide in this wonderful program of ballet by Ballet Theatre Queensland.

On the shores of a mystical lake Prince Siegfried declares his undying love for the beautiful Odette, condemned by the sorcerer von Rothbart to be a swan, exccept for a few hours each night.

The glorious waltzes of Johann Strauss will then take you to a Viennese girls’ school graduation ball of the 1840s, where innocent flirtations and high-spirited dances are the delightful result.

Showcasing the talents of Queensland’s finest young dancers, with magnificent sets and costumes, this is a program for all ages, with story telling in the foyer before all matinee performances for your littlest ballerina to hear the story of Swan Lake.

The perfect Christmas present or holiday treat, this season is not to be missed! ... 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 Gold Coast, and Top Picks of Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast.


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