Free School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

There are so many awesome kids’ events on in Brisbane these school holidays and the best news is that most of them are FREE!

We have gathered all the events on our calendar and added them below so you can just look through free events. This page will show today’s free events but you can just scroll to the next day if you want to find more free events on other days.

Other free focussed resources on our website include birthday freebies in Brisbane, free things to do and for the ultimate in a free activity head to our menu and check out our playground directory, list of day trips, outdoor trails and the category “fun things to do”

Our calendar has new events added to it every single day so check back often for updates and enjoy your school holidays with your kids.

Free School Holiday Activities For Kids

Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters Exhibition

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank, Queensland

Big Voices celebrates the power of children to express themselves through art and features paintings and drawings from the renowned Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive. Showcasing beautiful and […]

Free - booking recommended

The Storytellers

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane, QLD

Step into The Storytellers and uncover the hidden histories, myths and tales of Brisbane as told by the contemporary writers of our city. Featuring new stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew […]

Free

Brain Child

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe, qld

Fun for the whole family, Brain Child celebrates the world of inventions! Pull the lever and witness a Rube Goldberg machine in action! These machines are made from a series […]

Free

The Gifting Tree

Children's Art Centre, QAGOMA Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, QLD

‘The Gifting Tree’ brings together the work of Sonia Chitrakar, Archana Kumari and Kamta Tahed, three contemporary Indian artists who use bright colours, pattern and storytelling in different ways. Each […]

Free

City in the Sun

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane, QLD

As Queensland’s gateway to the tropics, Brisbane has adopted imagery of all things subtropical over the last century, from frangipanis to pineapples and bikini-clad leisure-lovers. City in the Sun uncovers and […]

Free

Lightplay for Kids

Ipswich Art Gallery d'Arcy Doyle Place (between Brisbane and Limestone Streets), Ipswich, QLD

Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them! Play with overhead projectors and illuminated light boxes and discover what […]

Free

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

redcliffe art gallery 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe, QLD

Patricia Piccinini is one of the most exciting and challenging Australian artists working today. Influenced by science, nature, fiction and the unconscious, Piccinini’s ongoing concern is the social impact and […]

Free

Mini Beasts

Robina Town Centre 19 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina, QLD

Mini Beasts is back at Robina Town Centre by popular demand after its dazzling debut in 2020, bringing with it the much-loved giant insect quartet, and dropping a brand-new entertainment […]

Free

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Queens Park Toowoomba Margret St, East Toowoomba, Qld

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will bloom in 2021 from Wednesday 1st to Thursday 30th September 2021. Plans are in place to ensure Toowoomba is blooming beautifully for all of September with […]

Free

World Upside Down

HOTA 135 Bundall Rd,  Surfers Paradise, Qld

Discover secrets and surprises, where nature is not what it seems in World Upside Down, the first exhibition in HOTA's new Children’s Gallery. The young and young-at-heart can be curious […]

Free

Messengers of Brisbane

Various Brisbane locations Queensland

By popular demand, Messengers of Brisbane, the glorious Gouldian Finches will fly back to Brisbane this September from 2 -25 September as part of Brisbane Festival 2021.  Created by internationally […]

Free

Brisbane Festival

Various Brisbane locations Queensland

Brisbane Festival starts on Friday 3 September and continues into the first week of school holidays until Saturday 25 September, giving Brisbane Kids the opportunity to participate in the festivities. […]

Springfinity

Various Brisbane City Landmarks Geroge St, Brisbane, Qld

Brisbane City Council presents Springfinity exhibition featured across the city through the Outdoor Gallery program.   Music for your eyes Beautiful, bold and witty, Springfinity is a three-month outdoor art exhibition showing over 11 locations in […]

Free

Swell

Currumbin Beach Pacific Parade, Currumbin,, Qld

Experience a wondrous display of up to 55 sculptures created by artists from Australia and abroad in the 19th annual our signature exhibition, SWELL Sculpture Festival, along Currumbin Beach 10-19 […]

Free

Spring School Holidays at Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane, QLD

Spring into a new adventure at Museum of Brisbane these school holidays with non-stop family fun! With a fun adventure available every single day of the week, there’s so much […]

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

When I Grow Up

Toombul Shopping Centre 1015 Sandgate Rd, Toombul , QLD

These holidays Toombul Shopping Centre is filling little hearts with big dreams. Kids will have the opportunity to be explore what they want to be when they’re all grown up […]

Free

MOB Drop in Spring Workshops

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane, QLD

The Museum of Brisbane has so many free drop in Spring workshops just for Brisbane Kids during the school holidays. From hands-on weaving workshops with guest artists to art exhibitions, […]

Free

Make a Plant Pal

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane, QLD

Make a new best frond with your very own Plant Pal at Museum of Brisbane's FREE workshop. Come and explore the latest exhibition City in the Sun and find inspiration […]

Free

FQ Community Cup 2021

Sunshine Coast Football 462 Maroochydore Rd, Kuluin, Queensland

The Community Cup is back in 2021 and will be held during the school holidays from 20 - 24 September on the Sunshine Coast.  The tournament brings together players, coaches […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free
10:00 am - October 3. 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Carnival Fun

Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown Crn Calam and Compton Rd, Sunnybank Hills, QLD

Cue the fairy floss, the Carnival is rolling into Sunnybank Hills! Experience a pastel wonderland where kids can strike out their competition with skittles bowling, toss their way to a […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

Kids Collective at Roma Street

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD

Kids Collective’s school holiday program returns to Roma Street Parkland with free activities for children aged 5-12 years in September 2021. Bookings are required to attend Kids Collective Roma Street […]

Free

Storytime at Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane, QLD

Museum of Brisbane are letting the sunshine in these school holidays with an all new Storytime adventure. Join the Museum of Brisbane in the Dome Gallery on selected days during […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

Kids Collective at Roma Street

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD

Kids Collective’s school holiday program returns to Roma Street Parkland with free activities for children aged 5-12 years in September 2021. Bookings are required to attend Kids Collective Roma Street […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Recurring

Kids Collective

South Bank South Bank, Brisbane, QLD

Kids Collective boasts a series of specially curated children’s activities designed to entertain, educate and develop children; from musical play, to engaging craft workshops and more! Every Thursday the free […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

Kids Collective at Roma Street

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD

Kids Collective’s school holiday program returns to Roma Street Parkland with free activities for children aged 5-12 years in September 2021. Bookings are required to attend Kids Collective Roma Street […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

Steam Fair

Old Petrie Town Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah, Qld

Old Petrie Town Steam Fair is the largest Steam Engine Heritage Event in Queensland. Held at Old Petrie Town 901 Dayboro Road Whiteside over the weekend of 25th and 26th […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Composting and Worm Farming

Bribie Island Seaside Museum South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island, QLD

Discover how the hard-working recyclers of the soil world can help you! We’ll show you how to set up and maintain a worm farm as well as talk you through […]

Free
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sunsuper Riverfire

South Bank South Bank, Brisbane, QLD

Sunsuper Riverfire returns this September to ignite our skyline and wrap up three incredible weeks of Brisbane Festival for yet another year. Tribal Experiences Managing Director and Yuggera and Turrbal […]

Free
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Recurring

Family Sundays at the Gallery

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba Artspace located in Capalaba Library, Noeleen Street, Capalaba, Queensland

Join the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland for free family fun which includes art activities that change each month.  Drop-in sessions are held from 10am to 1pm on the following dates:  […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Caboolture Family Fun Day

Centenary lakes Centenary Lakes, Caboolture , QLD

Caboolture Family Fun Day is back with a new date! On Sunday 26 September enjoy some family-friendly carnival fun with FREE entry, FREE rides, FREE entertainment! There is plenty of […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

Nerf Battle Zone

Nicholas Street Precint Nicholas Street, Ipswich, Qld

The whole family will have fun over the September school holidays in the NERF battle zone at Tulmur Place. Brisbane KIds can test their skills with challenges in distance, speed […]

Free

Storytime at Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane, QLD

Museum of Brisbane are letting the sunshine in these school holidays with an all new Storytime adventure. Join the Museum of Brisbane in the Dome Gallery on selected days during […]

Free

Where’s Wally Free Craft Workshop + Kids Eat Free*

Skygate 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane, Qld

Come and visit Skygate these school holidays and join in the Where's Wally themed fun! Come and create a Where’s Wally keepsake. There are several craft items available, including sipper […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Flight of the Humble Bee

HOTA 135 Bundall Rd,  Surfers Paradise, Qld

In this ‘choose your own adventure’ style interactive comedy, master storyteller Nadia Sunde takes kids on a hilarious and fun-filled journey into the wilderness of their own imaginations. With only […]

Free

School Holiday Ocean Explorers

Ripley Town Centre 676-722 Ripley Road, Ripley, Queensland

Dive into the school holidays with Ocean Life Education as they bring the sea to Ripley! Do you love the ocean and the animals that call it home? These school […]

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Mini Beasts Safari

Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary , QLD

Explore the secret life of insects and bugs on a 'Mini Beast Safari' at CREEC- Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre! Mini investigators will touch bugs encased in resin as well […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. […]

Free

Make a Plant Pal

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane, QLD

Make a new best frond with your very own Plant Pal at Museum of Brisbane's FREE workshop. Come and explore the latest exhibition City in the Sun and find inspiration […]

Free

Kids Collective at Roma Street

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD

Kids Collective’s school holiday program returns to Roma Street Parkland with free activities for children aged 5-12 years in September 2021. Bookings are required to attend Kids Collective Roma Street […]

Free

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