School’s out and we are anticipating two weeks of “I’m bored, can we go somewhere today?”. As much as we love our kids, the school holidays can often feel like the repetitive chorus of a mundane song, with the kids whining about being bored. Parents everywhere are swinging into action to plan the weeks ahead. The benefits of school holidays are the sleep-ins and not having to pack school lunches – the bane of any parent’s existence. For two weeks you can tuck those lunch boxes into a dark corner of the cupboard and no longer worry about searching for the school hat. And no homework!
Thankfully, like the fairy godmother granting a wish, we’ve sourced the best activities in Brisbane and created a list of school holiday activities to keep you and your little ones entertained until school goes back. They’ll be too tired to bat an eyelid.
Day Out With Thomas | The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich
From June 24, Thomas and friends will be at The Workshops Rail Museum for storytelling, craft and colouring, huge model railways, and an indoor adventure playground. Head online to read the full schedule of activities.
Snow For Kids | South Bank
From June 24, the South Bank Piazza will be turned into a winter wonderland with real snow! With ice-skating, snow fights, tobogganing, and snowman-making, there will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.
Flipside Circus | Alderley
Flipside Circus is a great way for kids to get active in a fun and safe environment. Their program of classes focuses on circus activities and skills, with classes specifically tailored for each age group. Each activity helps promote physical awareness, social team spirit and confidence. It’s the perfect rainy day activity!
Coder Kids | Clayfield
It’s never too early to teach children about the world of coding. An essential tool for their future, coding teaches young minds how to program in a workshop setting. The Coder Kids workshops provide students with “high-energy, hands-on technology education in a curriculum-based workshop setting”, while engaging their interest in technology, including game design, robotics and electronics, and 3D modelling.
Cutie Pies Baking School | Greenbank
For all future Master Chefs and little foodie lovers, Cutie Pies Baking School runs cooking classes for little hands. All classes provide a hands-on learning experience, helping young minds get excited about the art of baking.
Building Block Studio | Sandgate
If your child loves science, technology, engineering and mathematics, sign them up for the exciting new series of interactive workshops at Building Block Studio these winter school holidays. Exploring the worlds of robotics, Minecraft, game-making and LEGO-building, these classes are a great way to make sure your kids’ minds are engaged even when they aren’t in the classroom.
Museum of Brisbane Winter School Holiday Program 2017 | South Brisbane
You’ll never be short of holiday ideas at the Museum of Brisbane. This winter the museum has created a winter program to keep curious little minds active, with plenty of free options as well.
Embroiderers’ Guild Queensland School Holiday Activity | Fortitude Valley
Thinking outside the school holidays activities box can be tedious, but when places like the Embroiderers’ Guild Queensland offers exciting new projects (holiday classes for children aged 6-16 years), you’ll be amazed at what art-and-craft experiences you can introduce to your little one.
The Boutique Art Studio | Norman Park
Screen-printing is this winter’s school holiday activity at Poly Gone Cowboy’s Boutique Art Studio. You can bring along your own image or choose from the studio’s image library and learn about the craft of screen-printing, printing the design on to bandanas, calico bags or T-shirts.
Brisbane Powerhouse | New Farm
Enjoy the magic of “Alice in Wonderland” with the Brisbane City Youth Ballet at Brisbane Powerhouse. Enjoy the magical adaption, bought to life through the art of dance, as Alice wanders through the rabbit hole into Wonderland …
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