A List Of Epic Activities Within Queensland For School Holidays

A List Of Epic Activities Within Queensland For School Holidays

The school holiday activities they’ll actually enjoy

By Melissa Myrteza | 16th June 2020

Calling all creativity-drained parents! We know you’ll need time to rejuvenate before Term Three starts, so what better tactic is there than keeping the kids busy and out of the house through the holidays? The youngsters in the community have had a hard time swapping school playground dates for iso at-home activities and we think it’s about time they got back outside.

Queensland school holidays are kicking off from the end of June to the start of July, meaning they’ll catch the start of Stage Three COVID-19 restrictions easing. Let’s be honest, most parents probably strained all their creative muscles within the first week of Term Two home schooling (serious props to teachers), so we’ve done the hard work for you! These are the QLD-wide school holiday activities that will leave the little ones laughing, exploring and enjoying the best that Queensland has to offer.    

Head hiking at Mt Coolum!


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If your little ones spend more time in trees than on solid ground, a hike will be right up their alley. Mt Coolum is known for its man-made rock stairs that lead straight to the summit, making it a popular Sunny Coast option for active families. It’s challenging enough for keen teens and an absolute adventure for the youngsters. Once you reach the top, take a seat and watch the waves roll in over The Pacific. Then, head into Coolum to refuel at one of their many cafés and bars!

Daisy Hill Koala Centre


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What kid doesn’t love a fluffy marsupial that hangs out in trees? For an immersive koala experience, head to Daisy Hill Koala Centre and explore this eucalypt forest koala enclosure for free! We encourage donating a few gold coins if you can to help their continuing efforts following the bushfires earlier this year.

Making Mosaics


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Mosaics are hands-on and expressive, and with classes specifically for ages 7-11 or teens, your mini Picassos will be begging you to book. Learn from an expert and enjoy a guided class with Jane du Rand herself. Your kids will come home with a ceramic tile that will SLAP in show and tell and they’ll treasure forever.

iFLY Brisbane


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Brisbane’s first indoor skydiving facility is their chance for the ULTIMATE superhero moment. From flying carpet rides to soaring like Superman, iFLY will have their head (and body) in the clouds.

Nature and Nurseries


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Not sure they can handle a pet yet? Swap plastic presents for their very own pot plant and see if they can keep it happy and healthy. If you’ve got a few hours to kill, book in a hands-on workshop and they’ll come out with a kokedama, terrarium or Japanese garden! Take your kids to discover 5 of Brisbane's best memories.

Basic to Bunnings


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There’s nothing like a trip to Bunnings to get the DIY juices flowing. From cubby houses to tree swings, keep the little ones inspired with a project that will keep them outdoors for longer.

Holey Moley Golf Club


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Trying to keep up with your teen? Show them you’re in-the-know and book in at Brisbane’s coolest mini golf course. Bring the younger ones before 5pm in Fortitude Valley or before 8pm at Wintergarden (with adult accompaniment) for an epic day of mini golf and karaoke!

Australia Zoo


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Crikey! Has it been a hot sec since your last visit to the home of the Croc Hunter? Get amongst it and support these Wildlife Warriors with the family. Trust us, you won’t hear any complaints as the zoo only gets bigger and better.

Lego Legends


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Lego legends unite! Capalaba is home to Brisbane’s favourite building site, Bricks ‘N Fun. This family owned LEGO specialty store has its very our Buildroom, where the kids can go wild from Monday to Saturday. Just book in for a one or two-hour session from 10am. For kids under the age of five, there is even a DUPLO corner!

Rocklea Markets


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Let the little ones choose a recipe they want to take a bite of then hit up Rocklea Markets to introduce them to the world of fresh produce. They’ll have to choose the ripest produce (with help from mum and dad) and bring their own reusable bags!

Inflatable World


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Head to Australia’s biggest indoor inflatable playground these holidays! Warning: kids will likely leave with an ear-to-ear smile and sleep the whole car ride home!

Lone Pine Sanctuary


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You may have seen them live-streaming during isolation, but nothing beats the real deal. From lounging with four-legged mammals to handfeeding colourful-feathered birds, this west side sanctuary is well loved by locals and it’s not hard to see why.

Hand Building Ceramics


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They’ll find a new appreciation for things when they’ve made it for themselves. Whether it’s a hot chocolate cup, a toothbrush holder or a toy, treat them to a hand building class from Mas and Miek Ceramic House where they can let their creativity loose!   

Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens


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Nothing beats wandering these glorious gardens in winter. Make a game from finding the loudest leaves or the softest stones to use in craft later that day. How many plants can they name? What’s a group of ducklings called? Head to the Planetarium to finish off an epic trip, or perhaps they’re up for a forest walk to the summit?   

Lights, Camera, Action!


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Limit screen time during the week for the ultimate reward – a day out at the cinemas! From family flashbacks to Disney legend, Mulan, the big screen is coming back. While you’re booking online, check out the Kids Corner and download some Sonic the Hedgehog activity sheets for some extra fun.

Wintergarden Wonders


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Release their inner Houdini and get the cogs turning with an escape room experience at  Wintergarden. With rooms for those 8+ (with adult supervision), they’ll uncover secrets, unlock doors and unravel riddles with friends. Why not follow it up with a round of bowling and laser tag?


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Article by Melissa Myrteza

Mel always has one eye on the funkiest happenings around town and the other one on the best ramen joints. When she’s not crossing another country off her bucket list, she’s either reading, painting or sippin’ on a glass of red.