Brisbane Kids Brisbane for Kids. Activities, Events and Things to do. 2016-09-25T00:23:54Z http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/feed/atom/ WordPress Melanie Byers <![CDATA[Dick Caplick Park in Eumundi | Beside the markets and within the trees]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=153344 2016-09-24T00:04:38Z 2016-09-23T23:53:24Z Situated right next to the Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast, Dick Caplick Park is a treasure for children who will love this playground that is built both beneath and within the fig trees. Dick Caplick Park – The Fun Having only been recently expanded and refurbished in 2015, and with an enviable position right ...

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Situated right next to the Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast, Dick Caplick Park is a treasure for children who will love this playground that is built both beneath and within the fig trees.

Dick Caplick Park – The Fun

Having only been recently expanded and refurbished in 2015, and with an enviable position right alongside the ever-popular Eumundi Markets, Dick Caplick Park may be small but it sure packs a lot of punch. Although the park is right on the main street of Eumundi, to the left of the markets, you would still be forgiven if you never realised it was there.  Making the most of the Sunshine Coast’s tree-filled environment surrounds, the playground has been built both beneath and within the large, shady fig trees that grow there.  In fact, the central feature of the playground, a timber fort with rope bridge that is suspended between two trees, has literally been built around one of their trunks.

Curling away to the side of the fort is a delightful, multi-coloured train.  With numerous carriages, small compartments and an array of tunnels and hidey holes to climb through this is easily one of the biggest drawcards.

Along with the usual playground items like swings, rocking animals, see-saws and spinners the playground also features a new “Revo” giant spinning wheel (think Hamster wheel for children) which is the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast as well as an impressive new Roplay climbing ball – which is unlike any climbing structure I have ever seen before.

Right next to the playground is a large field of grass which would be awesome for both a picnic or a game of cricket / soccer / frisbee – anything really.  There is also a basketball hoop and half court for any budding players you may have.

Imagination Factor

Every aspect of this playground lends itself to fostering imaginative play within children.  Most noticeable though is the colourful train, what with its different compartments and driving section built on tracks on the ground.  The day we visited, children were climbing all over this, taking turns being the driver and passengers all off to different, exotic destinations.

The wooden fort is also great for childhood games of kings and pirates – or your children may do what my kids did and pretend they were fairies and it was their home amongst the trees.

Special Needs Factor at Dick Caplick Park

The park is right on the main street of Eumundi, so there are car parks that run right alongside the park, making it easy to access.  In saying that, market days will make finding a good carpark next to it hard so if it is just the park you are wanting to visit then maybe avoid it during those periods (Wednesday and Saturdays).

There are flat, concreted pathways that wind throughout the playground to the different equipment as well as plenty of picnic benches beneath the trees and even a gazebo for carers to relax on as they watch their children play.  A small toilet block (with a disabled toilet) is right next to the park and easy to access.  As the park is beside the markets there is no shortage of food and drink options what with the numerous cafes and restaurants that line the main street and the amazing market food that is available on market days.

Dick Caplick Park – The Facts

  • Natural ground cover
  • Shade trees
  • Revo Spinning Wheel
  • Climbing Ball
  • Wood Fort
  • Rope Bridge
  • Play train
  • Picnic benches
  • Gazebo
  • Basketball Hoop and half court
  • Swings
  • Four-Person seated roundabout
  • Animal and motorbike rockers
  • Concrete pathways
  • Parking
  • Toilets with a disabled toilet
  • Close to Eumundi Markets and main street
  • Open all days of the week
  • Imaginative play spaces
  • Four and two-person see-saws

Dick Caplick Park is located on Eumundi Memorial Drive, Eumundi.

Other terrific parks on the Sunshine Coast are Russell Family Park in Montville and Maroochydore Rotary Park in Maroochydore. You can also click here to view all the playgrounds we have reviewed on the Sunshine Coast. If there’s a great Brisbane or Sunshine Coast playground that’s not on our list, please comment and let us know.

This park was reviewed in 2016.

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Paula Johnson <![CDATA[Introducing the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=153277 2016-09-23T07:48:57Z 2016-09-23T07:42:43Z We are so excited that the Commonwealth Games is going to be held right here on our doorstep! This spectacular, international event will be an amazing opportunity to introduce our kids to a wide range of sports and to ignite their interest and passion. We can take them to enjoy the electrifying atmosphere of the ...

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We are so excited that the Commonwealth Games is going to be held right here on our doorstep! This spectacular, international event will be an amazing opportunity to introduce our kids to a wide range of sports and to ignite their interest and passion. We can take them to enjoy the electrifying atmosphere of the opening and closing ceremonies and all the live sporting events. They can watch international athletes of the highest calibre demonstrate their sporting prowess, and witness records being broken and heroes being made. It will be a truly inspirational experience and one they will remember for the rest of their lives.

The Games are coming and the countdown is on!

About the Commonwealth Games

This will be the fifth time the Commonwealth Games has been held in Australia, with previous Games held in Sydney (1938), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006).

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast from 4th to 15th April 2018. Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories will attend this amazing sporting and cultural event. It will feature 18 sports and 7 para-sports that will be viewed by a global audience of 1.5 billion people!

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Venues for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Athletes Village will be built at Parklands in Southport.

Sporting venues will include:

  • Broadbeach Bowls Club (Lawn Bowls)
  • Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre (Badminton, Powerlifting, Weightlifting & Wrestling)
  • Carrara Stadium (Athletics, Opening & Closing Ceremonies)
  • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre (Gymnastics & Netball finals)
  • Currumbin Beachfront (Athletics Race Walk & Cycling – Road)
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Diving and Swimming)
  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (Basketball Finals & Netball Preliminaries)
  • Gold Coast Hockey Centre (Hockey)
  • Nerang Mountain Bike Trails (Cycling – Mountain Bike)
  • Oxenford Studios (Boxing, Squash & Table Tennis)
  • Robina Stadium (Rugby 7s)Southport Broadwater Parklands (Marathon, Road Walks and Triathlon)

We will even have some events held here in Brisbane! These venues will be used:

  • Belmont Shooting Centre (Shooting)
  • Queensland State Velodrome (Cycling – Track

Other venues include:

  • Cairns Convention Centre (Basketball)
  •  Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre (Basketball Preliminaries)

Metricon Stadium

Sports at the Commonwealth Games

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will feature these 10 core sports:

  • Aquatics (Swimming, Diving)
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball (women)
  • Rugby 7’s
  • Squash
  • Weightlifting

There are also seven additional proposed sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cycling (Road, Time Trial, Track, Mountain Bike)
  • Gymnastics
  • Shooting (Clay Target, Full Bore, Pistol, Small Bore)
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Wrestling

These four para-sports will be included:

  • Aquatics (Swimming)
  • Athletics
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Power Lifting

These optional para-sports are also proposed to be included:

  • Cycling (Track)
  • Table Tennis
  • Wheelchair Basketball

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More information about the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

As the Games draw closer, we will be adding to this page with more information of everything that will be great for kids at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! Be sure to also check out our Kids Guide to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 for info on sports of the games, and other important things to know and share with your Brisbane Kids.

You can also visit gc2018.com for further details and follow the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Facebook for all the latest news and information.

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Brooke Powell <![CDATA[Climbing for Everybody | Rocksports Indoor Climbing]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=153242 2016-09-23T00:37:28Z 2016-09-23T00:35:01Z Rocksports Indoor Climbing is a family friendly climbing gym located in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. As the pioneer rock climbing gym in Brisbane, with nearly 20 years of operation, Rocksports has introduced countless people to the joys of climbing. Rocksports’ offers climbing that is suitable for any age and experience level – from complete beginners to ...

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Rocksports Indoor Climbing is a family friendly climbing gym located in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. As the pioneer rock climbing gym in Brisbane, with nearly 20 years of operation, Rocksports has introduced countless people to the joys of climbing.

Rocksports’ offers climbing that is suitable for any age and experience level – from complete beginners to experienced climbers. They understand that climbing can be a daunting experience for first-timers, and their friendly staff will be there to assist you every step of the way. You’ll be climbing before you know it!

Indoor Climbing Parties

A Rocksports’ party has been the ‘best party I’ve ever had’ for generations of Brisbane kids. For kids, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of climbing, and even the adults can get in on the action as well! Rocksports has a dedicated party and viewing area, kitchen facilities, fridge, along with more than 70 climbing routes for kids to explore.

With a proud safety record, Rocksports’ staff are constantly dedicated to ensuring that all climbers have the best day possible and enjoy the walls safely.

Rocksports Indoor Climbing

Juniors Program

The Rocksports’ Juniors Program is where many of Queensland strongest climbers learned to ply their trade. With 3 distinct programs designed to introduce climbing to kids from 8-18, there’s something for every child when it comes to Rocksports’ Juniors Program. Whether kids just want to get fit and make friends, or whether they’re committed to succeeding in state and national climbing competitions, Rocksports’ have the facilities and expertise to make sure their juniors are able to reach their potential in climbing.

Not only are Rocksports’ juniors taught the fundamentals of climbing technique and safety, but they are also able to enjoy special outdoor climbing trips, under the supervision of Rocksports’ experienced and qualified outdoor guides.

See the Juniors page on the Rocksports’ website for full program details, and register your interest to get involved.

Rocksports Indoor Climbing

Fitness Classes at Rocksports

Rocksports’ is more than just a climbing gym – it’s a community fitness hub. In addition to offering a varied and extensive climbing experience, Rocksports’ offers various fitness classes. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays feature instructor led Sweat and Stretch classes, as well as High Intensity Interval Training for those who are looking to get in shape – fast!

In addition to these programs, Rocksports’ also offers Aerial Silks classes. Taken from the world of circus training, Aerial Silks are fast becoming one of the most popular alternative fitness options on the market. Silks blend gymnastics and dancing to create a graceful and beautiful spectacle. Rocksports’ experienced instructor offers classes that are designed to take complete beginners through the fundamentals of Silks in a welcoming and community based environment.

Membership

For those who just can’t get enough of what Rocksports’ offers, they offer a range of affordable memberships to suit all budgets. Starting at just $13.50 a week, members have access to unlimited climbing, fitness classes, discounts on climbing gear, exclusive members only events, and more. It pays to be a member!

The variety and affordability that a Rocksports’ members offers provides a fantastic, fun alternative to a traditional gym membership – with none of the downsides. Full membership breakdowns and prices are available online at Rocksports.com.au.

Rocksports Indoor Climbing

Testimonials from Rocksports’ Customers

We had my daughter’s 6th birthday party at Rocksports over the weekend. No one in our group aged 6 to 40 had any experience and all had a fantastic time! The climbs offer a great mix of easy through to challenging and there is an all round fun vibe. The party room upstairs was spacious and airy and perfect for guests to take in all the action. The staff were really easy going, efficient and friendly. We will be back again for sure.” – Karen (Rocksports Party)

Rocksports had the very important “Three E’s” :) Easy to use equipment! Efficient friendly staff! Enjoyable experiences wall to wall! I always encourage pushing ones limits and comfort zone, as well as promoting an active lifestyle with my two little girls. The enjoyment you get from good old healthy competition is contagious….which is exactly what my daughters and I found at Rocksports.” – Jaimi Elle (Casual Climb)

The kids club is the best ever. Two of my three kids are hooked on climbing because of it. Being active rather than on the iPad is great.” – Gregory (Rocksports’ Juniors Program)

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Located centrally in Fortitude Valley, Rocksports Indoor Climbing is the best place to start climbing in Brisbane! Rocksports’ offers a fun, welcoming atmosphere, with climbing that suits all ages and skill levels. Find out more at Rocksports.com.au.

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Brooke Powell <![CDATA[Seven Talents of Playful Parenting]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=153238 2016-09-22T23:56:46Z 2016-09-22T23:56:46Z By Lawrence J. Cohen. PhD Reflecting on parenthood – stepping back to think, write or talk about what life is really like for us –helps us become better parents. But who has the time for this? Well, it’s a bit like chopping down a mighty tree with a dull axe—it’s worth the time it takes ...

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By Lawrence J. Cohen. PhD

Reflecting on parenthood – stepping back to think, write or talk about what life is really like for us –helps us become better parents. But who has the time for this? Well, it’s a bit like chopping down a mighty tree with a dull axe—it’s worth the time it takes to pause and sharpen the blade. Here are a few qualities to reflect on.

  1. Playfulness

The reason I call my approach “Playful Parenting” is not because play is the only way to connect with our children, but because play usually goes out the window when we are stressed, tired, or aggravated. Set a timer for ten minutes (you can do anything for ten minutes), get on the floor, and play enthusiastically. Next time you are tempted to nag or threaten a child, try being silly and outrageous instead, like singing the words, “Clean your room,” in a loud fake-Italian-opera voice.

  1. Responsiveness

The key to providing security for children is to recognize and meet their needs. Babies’ needs are pretty obvious: feed them when they’re hungry, change them when they’re wet, hold them when they want to be close, show them the world when they are curious. But as children grow up, their needs become more complex. If we tune in to children on their wavelength, and remember what it was like to be a child, we can master the art of responsive parenting.

  1. Emotional Balance

Finding emotional balance is hard when we are flooded with anger, frustration, or resentment. How do you restore emotional balance? Yoga, meditation, deep conversations with friends? Often we look to our smartphones, entertainment, or alcohol to find that balance, but these are more likely to provide only temporary distractions.

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  1. Empathy

If we look under the surface of our children’s behavior, seeing the hidden feelings, it’s easier to get things back on track. Can you take a deep breath and seek understanding of where a child’s behavior is coming from, instead of yelling or punishing?

  1. Self-Acceptance

Do you have a non-stop soundtrack of criticism in your head, especially about your parenting? I think parents who care the most suffer from these negative inner voices the most. Listening to that same lousy radio station doesn’t help us or our children. Change the station to one that celebrates your successes and accomplishments, and treats you with tender sympathy – not harsh put-downs – when you mess up.

  1. Connection

Focus on your relationship with your children in everything you do, even discipline, and you will see fewer power struggles and more cooperation, less anger and more warmth. Put connection first through play, affection, and empathy.

  1. Support

Very few parents get enough support – either practical or emotional – for the everyday challenges and overwhelming moments of parenthood. Who listens and pays attention to you – after you spend all day paying attention to your kids? Are you worth it, or do you always have to take care of everyone else?

Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, is a psychologist in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the author of Playful Parenting, The Opposite of Worry, and co-author of several other books. He will be leading workshops in Australia in November, 2016.

Learn more at www.dmconversations.com.

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Cath Johnsen <![CDATA[Free vision screening for all Brisbane Prep students]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=152897 2016-09-21T07:58:22Z 2016-09-21T07:58:22Z Every Prep student in Queensland will have their vision screened under the new Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program, which was launched in Brisbane last month. The program aims to detect any vision conditions early, including amblyopia (or a ‘lazy eye’) which affects about 1 in every 50 Australian children. If left untreated, amblyopia can ...

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Every Prep student in Queensland will have their vision screened under the new Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program, which was launched in Brisbane last month.

The program aims to detect any vision conditions early, including amblyopia (or a ‘lazy eye’) which affects about 1 in every 50 Australian children.

If left untreated, amblyopia can negatively impact on a child’s social and educational development, as well as increase the risk of total blindness in adulthood.

However, if corrective treatment begins while a child’s visual pathway is still maturing (up to the age of eight), there is a greater chance of the condition being reversed with no long-term effects on vision.

free eyesight testing at school

How will my Prep child access the school vision screening program?

Parents will be asked to complete a written consent form to enable their child to participate in the program. This will be distributed by schools before the program nurse is due to visit.

Written results of the screening test will be sent home with children or be available at the school for parents’ collection.  If children do not pass the screening test, information will be provided to parents regarding referral recommendations, and the nurse will telephone parents to ensure they have received this information.

What does the screening involve?

Eyesight is screened for visual acuity which measures the ability of the eye to see details from a specific distance. For the current screening test, children will be asked to read the smallest size letters they can see on a wall chart from a distance of four metres.

Helping children reach their full potential

Thirty-one nurses will be appointed by February 2017 to screen the vision of every Prep student in government and non-government schools to ensure they are best prepared to begin their education.

Children’s Health Queensland has appointed eight registered nurses and three clinical nurses to establish the program in South East Queensland and to provide ongoing project co-ordination, education and support for program nurses across the state.

Thousands of Prep students in the greater Brisbane area have already been screened in the first stage of the program.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Mr Cameron Dick, said funding for the $14 million program was being rolled out over four years and that the program bolstered the government’s 10-year health vision, My health, Queensland’s Future: Advancing Health 2026.

“By supporting two key directions of this vision – promoting well-being and delivering healthcare – this program is furthering our goal for Queenslanders to be among the healthiest people in the world by 2026,” he said.

For more information about vision screen for Prep students, visit Children’s Health Queensland.

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Brooke Powell <![CDATA[The Gabori Sisters: Gathering By The Sea | GOMA Children’s Art Centre, Brisbane]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=153000 2016-09-21T04:52:06Z 2016-09-21T04:49:25Z ‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’ is a fascinating and inspiring exhibition currently at the Children’s Art Centre, GOMA until 12th February 2017. It is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm and it is free of cost. The bright and engaging exhibition was developed by the Gabori sisters, Elsie, Dorothy and Amanda, and takes ...

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‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’ is a fascinating and inspiring exhibition currently at the Children’s Art Centre, GOMA until 12th February 2017. It is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm and it is free of cost.

The bright and engaging exhibition was developed by the Gabori sisters, Elsie, Dorothy and Amanda, and takes visitors on a journey to their homeland of Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria, right at the very top of Australia. The Island is an important source of inspiration for the sisters and through interactive and multimedia activities, visitors can learn about the unique relationship they share with the sea and the creatures that live there.

The Gabori Sisters

Hands-on activities for kids at The Gabori Sisters: Gathering By The Sea

Positioned around the exhibition are three boats named Elise, Dorothy and Amanda; upon each one are coloured pencils, templates, paper and drawing boards. Children are encouraged to reflect upon what the ocean means to them and write down their thoughts or draw a picture of the last time they gathered by the sea.

In another activity, children are able to create a collage of one of the sea creatures that can be found in the fish traps with coloured and patterned paper. The work stations are well-ordered and well-resourced. Once finished, kids can take their creations home, or drop them into the rock pool to be added to the ‘rock wall’ display. Over time, the sea creatures build up the ecology of the rock wall (the ecology of a habitat is the relationship between the environment and the things that live there).

The Gabori Sisters

What’s your Totem?

“What’s your Totem?” is an activity where children can answer a series of questions on the wall to discover their own totem animal and its name in Kayardild (the Kaiadilt language). Once they have identified their totem, kids can use the crayons to rub its pattern onto a wristband. By wearing the wristband, kids can take their totem animals with them as they continue to explore the exhibition.

The Gabori Sisters

Under the Sea installation

The artists have created a wonderful under-the-sea installation; so realistic that my son was hesitant to step into the “water” (light projected onto the floor to mimic the ocean). Visitors can lie down on the cushions and look up to see some beautiful sea creatures that have been hand created by the Gabori sisters from woven felt. This is a really magical space where you can imagine you are swimming with colourful sea life.

The Gabori Sisters

Build your own Humpy

The Gabori sisters have fond memories of building humpies as children. A humpy is a small structure made for shelter when hunting away from home that uses natural and man-made materials. In this area of the exhibit, children can play an interactive game to create their own humpy, and select materials such as driftwood, seaweed and fishing nets to construct and decorate it.

If your Brisbane Kids enjoy this activity on your visit, it is also available online so you can get creative at home – http://interactive.qag.qld.gov.au/gaborihumpy/.

A calming way to end a visit to this GOMA exhibition is to walk through an interactive animation where visitors can see themselves underwater and engage with various sea creatures that swim by. ‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’ is worth a visit, as it provides an engaging space to be inspired, play, reflect, experiment, and be creative – all important for authentic learning.

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering By The Sea is on at the Children’s Art Centre, GOMA Brisbane from 25th June 2016 to 12th February 2017. To find out more, please visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/kids/gathering-by-the-sea.

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Cath Johnsen <![CDATA[Virtual Reality And Interactive Cinema In Redcliffe]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=152096 2016-09-21T03:18:11Z 2016-09-21T03:18:11Z There are a number of 3D and 4D cinemas in the Brisbane area, but now Redcliffe can boast about its newly opened 7D cinema – Redcliffe Dimensions! Local family, the Thompsons, have brought the 7D cinematic experience to the peninsula after discovering the concept in California when on a family holiday. What can I expect from ...

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There are a number of 3D and 4D cinemas in the Brisbane area, but now Redcliffe can boast about its newly opened 7D cinema – Redcliffe Dimensions! Local family, the Thompsons, have brought the 7D cinematic experience to the peninsula after discovering the concept in California when on a family holiday.

What can I expect from a 7D cinema?

Entering their nine-seat cinema is more like entering an amusement park ride. You simply don your glasses, sit down, strap on your seat belt, and get ready for the ride. The short film (between four and 20 minutes in length) begins and you start to feel like you’re part of the action thanks to the moving seats, snow, fog, lightning, rain, wind, bubbles and other special effects. There are films to suit families, kids and teenagers, and you won’t want to stop at one. For younger children, the sound can be turned down so the experience is not too overwhelming. While you’re waiting for your turn in the 7D cinema, Bruce the moving dinosaur and the arcade games with keep restless kids happily occupied.

7D cinema Redcliffe

Celebrating birthdays and other occasions with Redcliffe Dimensions

The Redcliffe Dimensions experience makes for a unique birthday party that kids of all ages will love. Party packages are available, and there is even a mobile 7D cinema that can be hired for offsite parties and events. At the permanent cinema, there’s also a snack bar and an excellent retail store with quirky and fun gifts that are themed around the virtual reality experience. You can even purchase virtual reality goggles that are compatible with phones with the associated app. Gift vouchers are the perfect gift for older kids and those that are difficult to buy for.

Redcliffe 7D cinema

Enjoy all of Redcliffe’s attractions in one day

Redcliffe is a wonderful spot for families, and worth the drive from Brisbane to check out all their attractions, including the inviting beaches, parks and cafes. You can read our reviews of Redcliffe Lagoon and Scarborough Beach Park. Previously, Redcliffe’s main attractions required good weather, but Redcliffe Dimensions now offers locals and visitors a rainy day entertainment option. The movies on offer change each month, so there’s always something new to see and experience.

Redcliffe Dimensions is locacted at Shop 5/106a Sutton St, Redcliffe. To find out more, or to book a birthday party or special event, please phone 3142 5556. Visit their website for the list of films currently showing, and prices. Free parking is available onsite and in surrounding streets.

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Ngaire Stirling http://www.brisbanekids.com.au <![CDATA[Brisbane School Holiday Adventure Pass | Riverlife Brisbane]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=152894 2016-09-23T00:55:14Z 2016-09-20T09:54:08Z The Brisbane School Holiday Adventure Pass is the brainchild of Riverlife. Riverlife was founded in 2005 by Adventurer and Tourism legend, John Sharpe. John had a unique vision to bring his passion for adventure right into the heart of Brisbane city, to give tourists and locals alike an incredible experience that is unmatched by anywhere ...

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The Brisbane School Holiday Adventure Pass is the brainchild of Riverlife. Riverlife was founded in 2005 by Adventurer and Tourism legend, John Sharpe. John had a unique vision to bring his passion for adventure right into the heart of Brisbane city, to give tourists and locals alike an incredible experience that is unmatched by anywhere else in Brisbane. With its unparalleled location on the river, in the historic, heritage-listed Kangaroo Point Naval Stores, Riverlife has easily become one of the top 4 attractions in Brisbane as voted by the public. Riverlife is a dynamic adventure and events company dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences that are the perfect expression of Queensland’s sun-drenched lifestyle.

What Is A School Holiday Adventure Pass?

Finding activities for teenagers in Brisbane has often proven difficult for parents who are seeking both a balance of “active and healthy”, as well as affordable and convenient. Options have always been fairly limited involving camps away from home or small snippets of time away that don’t necessarily suit working parents. Riverlife has met this unique need and devised a plan to get teenagers out of the home and outside enjoying the best that Brisbane has to offer.

Riverlife Brisbane

How much does it cost?

This is a great question and considering holidays are always an expensive time for parents you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that Riverlife has created a School Holiday Adventure pass that is both affordable and enticing for Brisbane teenagers.

School Student Special

Choose From:

School Holiday Adventure Day Pass: $69 ($220 Value)

Unlimited School Holiday Pass: $99 (over $2000 Value!)

*Minimum Age 12

Students aged 8-12 can purchase a school holiday adventure day pass if they are accompanied by a parent.

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Riverlife’s Adventure Pass Program

(Weekdays from Monday 19 September to Friday 30 September)

11am – Program Start – Brand New: Laser Tag Outdoor Adventure!

12 noon – 30 minute Segway Obstacle Course

1.00pm – Brisbane River Kayak Tour

2.30pm – Afternoon Tea Break

3.00pm – Choose from Abseiling or Stand-up Paddle Boarding

4.30pm – Bike, scooter or rollerblades hire (also use as an alternative adventure at any time)

5.00pm – Program End

Imagine every day being filled with fun outdoor active sports with other like-minded teenagers. Not only is it an opportunity to try something new but also a great change to meet some new friends. Lasertag, segway, kayaks, abseiling, stand-up paddle-boarding, bikes, scooters and rollerblade hire are all offered as activities throughout each day. The price is simply an indication of their commitment to getting kids outdoors and active making the most of their school holidays. To find out more and to book, head to their website.

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Leigh Knaus Child <![CDATA[Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas @ QPAC December 2016]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=152838 2016-09-20T02:08:46Z 2016-09-20T02:08:46Z QPAC and Live Nation are excited to announce Giggle and Hoot and Friends are coming to Brisbane as they present Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas in  December 2016 just before the Christmas school holidays. Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are set to spread the Christmas cheer throughout Brisbane as they bring ...

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QPAC and Live Nation are excited to announce Giggle and Hoot and Friends are coming to Brisbane as they present Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas in  December 2016 just before the Christmas school holidays.

Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas

Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are set to spread the Christmas cheer throughout Brisbane as they bring their special festive show Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas to QPAC.

Starring in the live children’s show, Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are bringing all their friends with them including Gigglefangs, Pirate Hootbeard and of course Hootoclaws and his dancing Elves for a a 55-minute stage spectacular with everyone’s favourite songs, dancing, and of course fun and laughter.

The Christmas special will take place of course at Christmas time  in the land  of Giggle and Hoot and everybody is busy getting ready for the arrival of Hootoclaws for his special Christmas Night Watch.

Trees are being decorated, presents are being wrapped and all that is left to do is twinklify the very dark night sky. But what happens when all the stars suddenly disappear? Will Jimmy Giggle and Hoot be able to brighten the sky again and help save Christmas? Will they need help from some special Owl Pal friends?

Giggle & Hoot, the ever popular, multi award winning and much loved ABC4Kids preschool program, focuses on preschooler’s lives and routines through songs, stories, friendship, laughter and imagination. The live show, incorporating these themes, will be one of the most anticipated and hottest tickets for families this Christmas season.

Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas Show

There are 3 shows playing on one day only in Brisbane as part of the Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas show tour. The show is on at the QPAC Concert Hall, Corner Melbourne St and Grey St, South Brisbane.

Saturday 10th December @ 10.00am, 12.30pm and 3.00pm

The Giggle and Hoot and Friends Show is 55 minutes in duration with no interval.

The show is recommended for Bridsbane Kids aged 3 years and over.

TICKET PRICES

  • $54.90 Premium Reserve Tickets
  • $44.90 A Reserve Tickets
  • $39.90 A Reserve per ticket with a group booking of 4 or more
  • $39.90 B Reserve Ticket

Please note a $6.95 transaction fee applies per transaction.

Pre-sale Tickets on sale NOW!

Take advantage of the QPAC presale to secure the best seats for the show. For more infromation click here

General Tickets on Sale Friday 23rd @ 9am.

For more information and to book your tickets click here.

For a list of  shows and concerts now showing or coming soon to Brisbane that your Brisbane Kids will absolutely love, take a look at the Brisbane Kids Upcoming Shows page or sign up to theBrisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter. Plus you can always check out the Brisbane Kids event calendar to check out all the coolest kids event happening in Brisbane. 

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Brooke Powell <![CDATA[Mini Golf at South Brisbane]]> http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=152599 2016-09-17T10:17:44Z 2016-09-15T09:42:44Z Kids everywhere love Mini Golf, and a brand new 18-hole course is now open in Mt. Gravatt which for those new to Brisbane means Mini Golf is at Souht Brisbane, which is perfect for kids and adults alike! Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is an outdoors family friendly mini golf course for all ages. Conveniently located ...

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Kids everywhere love Mini Golf, and a brand new 18-hole course is now open in Mt. Gravatt which for those new to Brisbane means Mini Golf is at Souht Brisbane, which is perfect for kids and adults alike! Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is an outdoors family friendly mini golf course for all ages. Conveniently located at the Mt. Gravatt Showgrounds, Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is the number one destination for mini golf fun on Brisbane’s South Side. With an 18-hole course, party area, café & more, Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is the best place for some outdoor fun!

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UNIQUE OUTDOOR FUN

Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf’s outdoor 18-hole course is simple for kids to pick up and play with no previous golf experience, and challenging enough for parents to enjoying playing along as well. A round of golf play is very affordable at $12 for adults, $8 for children, and $5 for young children under five years old. If the whole family is playing, there is a family pass available for $38 which covers entry for two adults and three children.

Putters, multi-coloured balls, and scorecards are all available free of charge, and the café area has drinks, snacks, and ice cream available to enjoy after your game. If you have any special requirements for your visit, the friendly staff is happy to assist.

Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf’s unique 18-hole course design perfectly accommodates to those of all skill levels, so there’s no need to be a golf pro to play! The challenge of the course comes from its humps, bumps, and thick edges, not from confusing obstacles. The course’s signature sloped edges keep the ball in play, so you spend more time playing and less time fetching the ball from the gardens.

Conveniently located next door to the Mt. Gravatt Showgrounds Sunday Markets as well as the Saturday night Mount Gravatt Marketta, Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf complements a great day out, and gives kids a reason to get outside and play.

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PARTIES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES AT MT. GRAVATT MINI GOLF

If you’re planning a birthday party or event, Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf can accommodate. With a dedicated party area and discounted group booking rates, children of all ages can have a great time playing mini golf with friends. Able to accommodate groups of any size, Mt. Gravatt Mini golf can customise their parties to suit your needs. With scorecards available to record your game, a new personal best score can be set with every round. Be sure to bring a camera along to capture every hole-in-one!

Bookings are not required for standard mini golf play, but is recommended for large groups and parties.

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MORE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO COME

Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf plans to expand their outdoor activities to keep kids entertained for years to come. Coming soon to the venue is an exciting 9-hole Foot-Golf course, where soccer meets golf and players kick a ball into an oversize hole. A short kids Pitch ‘n’ Putt course is also planned to be built at the same time. With the addition of these great activities and more to come in the future, Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is the number one destination for outdoor sporting fun on Brisbane’s South Side.

Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is located at the Mt. Gravatt Showgrounds – entrance via Broadwater Road. Onsite parking available.

For any general or booking enquiries, please call (07) 3107 3218. Visit www.mtgravattminigolf.com.au or www.facebook.com/mtgravattminigolf for updated information.

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