10 Winter-Friendly Activities To Do This School Holidays

Bust the boredom 


By Isabel Spence | 11th June 2024

Typically in sunny Queensland, outdoor activities like heading to the beach or pool days are parent’s go-to solutions for keeping kids entertained during their school holidays. It’s easy, effective, and always a hit! However, the winter break presents a different challenge, as water activities are off the table, testing parents’ creativity and resourcefulness.

That’s where we come in. This school holiday season, we have a plethora of fun, family-friendly activities designed to keep the kids off their screens and out of trouble.

From exciting festivals to fascinating animal sanctuaries, this winter promises to be anything but dull. Heat up your holiday season with these fantastic activities and say adios to school holiday boredom. Whether you’re looking for a full day of fun or just a few hours of excitement, gather the kids and get stuck into these winter-friendly favourites. Who knows, you might even enjoy yourself too!

Check out these school holiday activities that will keep the kids entertained all break long.

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket

Winter is the perfect time for koala cuddles. Only a quick drive from Brisbane, Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary and the perfect destination for school holidays. From their unique wildlife encounters and enchanting night-time tours, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the ideal place for every animal lover, big or small.

 

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Titanic. The Human Story

Brisbane City

Opening on 19 July, Titanic. The Human Story is a globally acclaimed exhibition recounting the stories from the Titanic. An exciting and educational family outing, everyone is welcome to enjoy the story of this iconic ship through photographs, handwritten letters and some passengers’ personal belongings alongside the immersive life-sized recreation of the Titanic’s interior. 

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GOMA Art Explorers

South Brisbane

This fun and interactive art tour is perfect for the little artists of Brisbane. QAGOMA’s Art Explorers is a children-orientated tour through the gallery, bringing both educational and artistic discovery to Brisbane. Commencing in Autumn, this event runs nearly year-round but is perfect for a mid-week day out with the young ones this school holidays. 

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Glow Golf St Lucia Golf Links

St Lucia

With the fluorescent lights and gentle ambience, this hundred-acre glow-in-the-dark mini golf course will make for the perfect activity this school holidays. T-ing off from 1 June to 28 July, Glow Golf is located in St Lucia Golf Links and is perfect for some night-time family fun. Running daily from 5pm, there is no excuse but to visit and have a hole lotta fun this break. 

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Iceworld

Acacia Ridge, Boondall

Wanting to embrace the cooler weather? Look no further than Iceworld’s Olympic Ice Rinks! With two locations in Acacia Ridge and Boondall, this boredom-buster is perfect for an afternoon of fun this school holidays. With sessions running daily and acceptance of any proficiency level, grab your skates this winter break. 

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Tuff Nutterz Brisbane at Victory Park

Herston

Do you have a little adrenaline junkie in the family? Well, Brisbane’s newest school holiday sensation will have everyone pumping. Tuff Nutterz Brisbane is bringing Australia’s largest inflatable obstacle course to Victoria Park this winter! Running from 29 June to 7 July, this event is just the thing to end the school holidays on a high note. Perfect for the whole family, Tuff Nutterz does not have an age restriction so everyone is welcome to join in. 

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Australia Zoo

Beerwah

Wanting to get back to nature this school holidays? Look no further than one of QLD’s most iconic destinations, Australia Zoo. With events running across the park, you better not over-book this winter because Australia Zoo will have you wanting more. Perfect for a weekend away with the park’s Crocodile Hunter Lodge, encounter Australia’s unique wildlife at Australia Zoo this school holidays. We guarantee that the kids won’t be able to get enough!

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McMartin’s Strawberry Farm 

Bli Bli

It’s strawberry season, baby! This winter, take a trip up north to McMartin’s Strawberry Farm where the whole family can pick (and devour) delicious strawberries. A great way to get the kids off screens and into the fresh air, we guarantee this is a school holiday hit – and it’s only one hour from Brisbane!

 

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Dopamine Land

Brisbane City

Brisbane can’t stop talking about this hit, happiness-boosting exhibition. A great way to spend the day with your little ones, Dopamine Land has families in mind with mesmerising and captivating experiences across ten themed rooms. Located in Brisbane’s CBD’s Uptown, this multi-sensory experience will have the kids in a trance every step of the way. From optical illusions to immersive soundscapes, we know the kids will love this one and so will you. 

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The Big City Lights Festival

Southport

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Wondering what’s happening down on the Gold Coast this school holidays? From 21 June to 7 July, Southport’s Big City Lights Festival will set the streets alight with over 100 artists and 40 different composition locations across the Gold Coast’s CBD. Perfect for kids of all ages, The Big City Lights Festival is something you cannot miss this winter and with free entry, what more could you want? 

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