Local Reviews – Places, Activities and Events

Brisbane families need not venture far these September holidays for a tranquil bush camping experience that promises to flex your teens’ imaginations and keep even the littlest hands busy and inspired, albeit a tad grubby. Bushtime is your
Samford seemingly has it all for families: a fantastic kids' park and playground, Harry Potter themed stores and a number of
Everyone loves an EKKA Strawberry Sundae! Maybe it is the knowledge that you are giving back to a good cause or maybe its the
Brisbane company Get Parked is launching a pop-up drive-in cinema in a vacant car park in Hendra and we are excited! The
If you haven’t been to Cirque Du Soleil in Brisbane then hopefully this review will answer most of your questions and give you
WhiteWater World on the Gold Coast, located right next to Dreamworld, has continues to release new water rides and slides that
For almost 40 years, Dreamworld at Coomera on the Gold Coast has been a popular theme park for families, with people travelling
If the idea of exploring an indoor riverbed or hanging out with animals by a cool watering hole is something you think your kids
Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am !? If you want to know the answer, head to
Brisbane is an exciting and vibrant city to visit, with a vast array of sights and activities to delight kids and adults alike.
Next time you are looking for a family fun day out in Brisbane that offers up something for everyone, we suggest you look no
The famed Ipswich Festival opening event, Fire on the River is set to transform the evening cityscape and you are
The Lifeline Bookfest is on again, with volunteers ready to welcome the crowds of bookworms that will soon descend upon the
It’s a scenario all too familiar to any parent of a Brisbane kid and one that, regardless if you are the adult or the child in
This January the stunning Sirromet Winery is once again hosting Slidapalooza over two jam-packed weekends. Come and see the lawn
Brisbane Kids may already be spoilt for choice these Christmas holidays but if you are looking for a fun, cheap and educational
On a recent Saturday morning, I bundled the kids in the car and took them into the city for a day of exploring; from the City
Long gone are the days of dragging unwilling children around the local shopping centre, warning them not to touch anything, and
Brisbane’s Oktoberfest is a fun-filled festival of food, entertainment, rides, stalls and more for all the family to
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED SlapDash Galaxy is an out of this world adventure showing at The Ipswich Art Gallery these September
These school holidays, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has a secret weapon in its arsenal of entertainment and it is one that, once
For the closest whale watching experience to Brisbane, the Tangalooma Whale Watching Cruise is the ultimate. After just a short
The event has now passed.  Rocks. Dinosaurs. Art. I challenge you to find a Brisbane Kid that hasn’t become completely
Is there anything more wondrous than to witness a child experience a moment of sheer delight and inspiration? When they go
EVENT UPDATE: Only walk-in bookings on the day are available now. Online session bookings have SOLD OUT. See full details below
Rail Trails are shared recreation trails, created from abandoned railway lines which once meandered their way through country
DUCK Filing into the intimate Cremorne Theatre, the anticipation was palpable as excited children and carers took their
Putt putt, an imaginative play playground, giant lawn games and a jumping castle are just some of the fun things your kids will
It was a busy Friday afternoon when we left the gridlocked streets of Brisbane in favour of the open country roads, with a golden
Take a five-minute drive from the peanut capital of Queensland, Kingaroy, and you’ll find yourself at the Kingaroy Observatory,
The team at BrisBricks are busy building towards their big LEGO® Fan Expo for the year on October 5-7. Now in its seventh year
The colourful BrisAsia Festival, boasting more than 80 artistic and cultural events held in various locations across
If you are keen to get the family outside and entertained this Easter then a trip to the seaside suburb of Redcliffe could be
The birth of the Gold Coast Butterflies Hobby Farm Josephine Romeo’s love of gardening became a passion for butterflies
Leave your worries at the terminal and enjoy the short 10-minute ferry ride from Victoria Point over to beautiful Coochiemudlo
Built for Speed is on again at the Ipswich Art Gallery and it is easy to see why this is one of their most popular children's
Sunshine Coast, 23 November 2017: Sunshine Plaza today announced it has lodged a development application with Sunshine Coast
This destination article is sponsored by Visit Sunshine Coast The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is easily one of the most beautiful
There are a number of 3D and 4D cinemas in the Brisbane area, but now Redcliffe can boast about its newly opened 7D cinema -
Where the Wild Things Are is a magical mischievous name for a bookshop with books for every child from chamomile calm to wickedly
If you have ever ventured into Samford on Brisbane's North-side, you would know that the village is always peppered with curious
***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PLANTING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020***   Imagine, search, create, discover, celebrate,
There's a bear in there, and a chair as well.  There are people with games, and stories to tell.  Open wide.  Come inside.
Where can you tiptoe through the treetops and still be within an hour of Brisbane? There’s two day trip options for those that
Have you ever considered trying your hand at pumpkin rolling or pumpkin shot put? If so, this is the festival for you. Included
The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest FREE bi-annual community and sustainability event.  The family-friendly fair
Did you know that the author P.L. Travers, who inspired the Disney movie Mary Poppins was actually a Queenslander? She was born
If you love fine food and great wine you can't miss Regional Flavours. Held at South Bank every July, it is Queensland's premiere
THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED This summer GOMA turns 10 and until April it is celebrating this milestone with an explosion of
This event has now passed This summer GOMA turns 10 and to celebrate this milestone the gallery has opened its doors and every
You will be forgiven for thinking you have stepped back in time to the Middle Ages as lords and ladies, knights and bishops,
THIS SHOW IS NOW FINISHED The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is about to be taken over by Peppa Pig and a
If your kids love the ocean and sea animals then it is worth the drive to Mooloolaba to visit Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Full of
The Gallery of Modern Art is turning 10, which is significant for families of Brisbane because it is an opportunity to highlight
If your child dreams of being able to fly like a superhero, you can make their wish come true at iFly indoor skydiving at
‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’ is a fascinating and inspiring exhibition currently at the Children’s Art
The biggest annual event on the Brisbane calendar, the Ekka is ready for a massive event in 2020 with some exciting new additions
Every September, Brisbane plays host to the Brisbane Festival, a spectacular festival of the arts showcasing theatre, music,
PLEASE NOTE: Mud World Cancelled: due to the severity of the drought conditions in QLD Nature Play have decided, with heavy
The dates for the Brisbane Festival have been confirmed as 4 - 26 September 2020. While it has been confirmed that the Sunsuper
Dates have been confirmed as 18 - 27 September 2020. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers program for 2020 has not yet been released
Nestled within the school grounds of Northside Christian College is an oasis for parents, in the form of The Alley Cafe. This
This year the popular Moreton Kids Festival, an event just for Brisbane Kids is back! The Moreton Bay Kids Festival is an event
Brisbane's number one snow attraction, Snow4Kids, is back for its 7th year! Snow4Kids is guaranteed to be hugely popular Winter
Camping at Charlie Moreland camping area This leafy camp ground, located in the Imbil State Forest, is approximately a two hour
My only previous experience with shadow puppets is from my childhood when we would make them on the living room wall using flash
The Woodford Folk Festival plays host to an aggregate audience of 132,000 at a dedicated 500-acre festival site known as
PLEASE NOTE :THIS SHOW IS NOW FINISHED Gazillion Bubble Show at Out of the Box festival The Gazillion Bubble Show is showing at
Throughout January, the Workshops Museum in Ipswich is transformed into a Thomas and Friends extravaganza, sure to delight young
THIS EVENT IS NOW FINISHED. This year’s Myer Christmas Parade and Pantomime is packed full of fun for all the family to get
THIS EVENT IS NOW FINISHED. The State Library of Queensland is a must see for every Brisbane Kid aged 0-8 years and their
The Gold Coast is home to many unique attractions, including Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed region, not far from Kingscliff
THIS SHOW HAS NOW FINISHED QPAC presents Circa - Carnival of the Animals as part of QPAC's SummerSet in January 2016. CIRCA -
It’s time to dig out your Dirndl and Lederhosen and get ready to celebrate Australia’s largest German Festival, Oktoberfest
There are two major kite festivals in Brisbane each year, fortunately on the opposites sides of town, meaning they are accessible
THIS SHOW HAS NOW FINISHED. When asked to review the latest offering by the Ipswich Art Gallery this week there was very
The Wild State Gallery at the Queensland Museum We say it all the time.  How very fortunate our Brisbane Kids are to grow up
THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW CLOSED. If you and your Brisbane Kids are exploring GOMA these school holidays then make sure you pop
South Bank Parklands, in Brisbane’s CBD is effectively one giant playground for kids of all sizes and abilities. Streets
Fancy a drive through the beautiful countryside, a gourmet picnic hamper overlooking a rural vineyard and a glass of wine in your
The colour, fun and excitement of KiteFest is returning again this year with more entertainment and kites of all shapes and sizes
Get ready to see superheroes, princesses, Star Wars Troopers, fairies, and TV show and movie stars as the ultimate pop culture
Being a mum and the wife of photographer means I am acutely aware of how much we treasure photos of our family. I also appreciate
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS NOW FINISHED.  Walking with Dinosaurs has quite the reputation for being an impressive stage show
Please note: This event is now finished. New Note 26.3.15 THIS EVENT WAS NOT APPROVED BY COUNCIL AND HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
It's early days, but we're super excited that one of the best holiday destinations for Brisbane Kids is poised to become even
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS NO LONGER SHOWING IN BRISBANE.  Anyone with school-aged children into watching ABC 3 at the moment
The Museum of Brisbane is located on top of Brisbane City Hall off King George Square, and it holds a significant place in the
Proudly Sponsored by Nuffnang and Cricket Australia CRICKET HAS HISTORY FOR EVERYONE I have fond memories of my childhood,
Brisbane is extremely lucky to have an exuberance of ice creameries, the very tropical weather we experience daily calls for them
Tiny mouths gaping open in wonder, little legs jumping up and down with excitement and choruses of “ooh” and “aah” are
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy chocolate! You will be amazed at the number of child-friendly cafes with a
Please note: This event is now finished. Presented By Global Creatures, Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular is
So, we’ve all been there ... You want a quick coffee but you have a carful of kids to contend with; you have nothing in for
Brisbane’s summer hotspot, Wet‘n’Wild has never been better! The Gold Coast Tourist Attraction recently opened an area
Most Brisbane Kids are thrilled by the idea of a ride on a train, bus or ferry - often the destination is irrelevant! If

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