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If you’re looking for fun ways to keep your Brisbane Kids busy these school holidays, then look no further than the host of engaging workshops on offer. Bookings are required for these events, so please click through to book and for more information.
Flying Fox Studios
Each school holidays Flying Fox Studios runs a huge range of creative workshops for kids from 4 to 16 years. Art, craft, science, construction, engineering, and a whole lot more! Book online at www.flyingfoxstudios.com.au
Are you looking for an exciting activity to keep the kids entertained and engaged this school holiday period or during term time? Do you want them to have fun with friends and try something new? Or perhaps they’re looking to build their confidence or get serious with some acting training? Well, at NIDA Open there’s a course to suit them! From 4 to 17 January 2016, NIDA Open will be holding a variety of short courses and workshops at the Metro Arts in Brisbane, giving people of all ages the chance to explore their creative side. open.nida.edu.au/brisbanekids
Shake & Stir Drama Company
Kick start your holidays with a cracker shake & stir Primary Holiday Workshop! Over 3 days – students will unwrap various Performing Arts styles exploring improvisation, script work, theatre sports and musical theatre facilitated by an experienced shake & stir team. With a strong emphasis on co-operation, creative thinking (and Christmas cheer) we aim to ignite the imagination and improve self-confidence in an energetic, inclusive and supportive environment. Places are limited – so give us a (jingle) bell on 07 3358 6025 to secure your spot. Junior Primary | Prep – Year 2 | 9am – 12.30pm | $190. Senior Primary | Year 3 – Year 6 | 9am – 3pm | $290. When | Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 December 2015. Where | Old Museum, Brisbane. www.shakeandstir.com.au/primary-workshops
Tammy’s Art Studio
Tammy’s Art Studio provide creative & fun workshops during the holidays which include fashion design, drawing, painting, clay, printmaking and much more. Workshops are scheduled for 14th-18th December 2015, and 4th-8th & 11th-15th January 2016. The morning session is 8.30-11.30 & the afternoon session is 12-3pm – register for one session ($40 per child) or all day ($70)! Family discounts apply for two or more children. For a copy of the timetable and registration form, please email email@example.com, phone 0413 109 687, or visit www.tammysartstudio.com.au
Ditch the iPad these holidays and enrol your child in Tiny Art’s fun and educational School Holiday Workshops for 2-5 or 6-12 year olds. Taught by local artists and art teachers, based at Morningside, children learn new skills, have fun in the process and produce unique artworks. Lots of workshops to choose from such as: Tiny Hearts, Proud Peacocks, The Big Cupcake and more. To view our current program and to book online visit: www.tinyart.com.au
Bim Bam Boom
Bim Bam Boom offers a great range of creative art classes. Our classes run during the term and every school holidays. Toddlers Get Messy for 2 – 4yrs, Mini Artists for 4 – 6 years, After School for 5 years +, and Arty Afternoon (3 hours of creative fun) for 5 years +. The full program is on the website at www.bimbamboom.com.au
Ginger Sport & Boppin’ Babies
Join Ginger Sport at the annual Boppin’ Babies Christmas party for a morning of fun, music, and soccer. When: Monday 21 December, 9.30am – 11.30am. Where: Kalinga Park, Wooloowin. Find out more at www.facebook.com/events/904100106322289/904100112988955
Beat holiday boredom at BOUNCE – the massive, indoor, air conditioned trampoline park will host Summer Tramp Camps these school holidays. Exclusively designed for kids aged 6 – 12, Tramp Camp is a fully supervised program that includes all of BOUNCE’s awesome facilities, such as the Free Jump Arena, Big Bag, The Wall and Dodgeball Courts. www.bounceinc.com.au/trampcamp
Chess Mates offer exciting, energetic and fun activities for children to learn the basics of chess in a fun and professional environment. These school holidays, Chess Mates are holding a holiday workshop at Bulimba Library on December 16th from 9am – 1pm. The cost is $45. https://www.facebook.com/chessmates.com.au/?fref=ts
Gymboree Play & Music
Gymboree Play & Music are offering a special “All in One” Christmas program for children aged to 5 years, from 15th to 17th December. Everyone is welcome to come along (ie members and non-members). Classes available for Under 2 years (1 hour) and Over 2 years (1.5 hours) and encompass the best of everything in the one class. Details on website: www.gymboree.com.au
Speak Up Studio
Speak Up Studio has an amazing variety of workshops running in December and January – in drama, musical theatre, art, animation and science! From Mary Poppins, to Claymation, to Dr Seuss Plays to Minecraft – learning and fun go hand in hand at Speak Up Studio with workshops focussed on self expression, performing, creativity and team work. Call 3367 8572 to chat with one of theirfriendly teachers, or visit www.speakupstudio.com.au for all the details and to book in online!
Tea Cup Cottage – Cubby House Program
Activities throughout the school holidays for children with special needs, including picnics, performances, craft workshops and more. Options are available for your child to remain at Cubby for in-house activities should you choose these instead of community based activities. Please inform Alex when making your reservation. Please contact Alex Shaw on 0409 896 311 or email alex@tea‐cupcottage.com to reserve your place. www.tea-cupcottage.com
Active Kids Park Sessions
No Bookings are required for these awesome FREE outdoor activities for 3 – 12 year olds, run by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. Activities include Gymnastics, Multi-sports, Rugby League, Orienteering and Yoga. Find the full timetable of activities at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/activekids
SHAFT | School Holiday Activities for Teenagers
Shaft is a school holiday program for teenagers run by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. Teens can learn to play golf, go indoor rock climbing and mountain biking or learn some new skill at a circus and aerial workshop. There are over 25 classes to choose from each holiday on their program and the best bit is they all cost between $2 and $10. www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/shaft
Chill Out is one of Brisbane’s most popular youth programs with a great variety of free and low-cost recreation activities. Brisbane City Council coordinates the events targeted specifically to young people between 10-17 years old. Activities include skateboarding, putt putt, acting workshops, kayak games, film production, art and craft workshops and much more. www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/events-listed-type/sports-recreation-programs/chill-out#/?i=1
Krank is a school holiday program for Logan residents aged 13-17 years that is jam packed with free and low cost activities and classes. It’s a great way to meet new people and have fun as you participate in adventure sports, arts and crafts, multimedia, music and physical recreation. Krank encourages inclusion of all young people and also offers activities designed specifically for young people living with a disability. www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/youth/krank
Active Breaks is a free holiday program run by Ipswich City Council and Coolsports for Ipswich kids aimed at getting kids out and active during the school holidays. The program offers a range of sports each holidays including martial arts, trampolining, dance, hockey, little athletics and much more. The program is suitable for kids aged 5-17 years and also caters for kids with special needs. www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/residents/healthy_lifestyle/active-breaks
Nature Breaks is a free holiday program run by Ipswich City Council aimed at introducing families to a nature based activities including canoeing, hiking and learning about flora and fauna. The program is suitable for the whole family. Each workshop is suitable for different age groups so check the website for more information. www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/residents/healthy_lifestyle/nature-breaks.
EnviroEd is another of Ipswich City Council’s free holiday workshops that takes place in the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, and includes interesting topics, craft activities, special guest speakers, shows and activities; all with an environmental focus. Each workshop is suitable for different age groups so check the website for more information. www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_ipswich/environment/EnviroEd
Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other great family-friendly school holiday events in Brisbane; take a look at our Event Calendar.