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

Minibeasts

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave , Redcliffe

A minibeast is a creature without either a backbone or an internal skeleton (scientifically called an invertebrate). Minibeasts include beetles, butterflies, spiders, worms, praying mantis, centipedes and bees! 'Minibeasts' highlights […]

Free

Become a Secret Soldier

Bribie Island Seaside Museum South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island

Brisbane Kids can become a Secret Soldier as The 'War on our shores' exhibition commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II, exploring the important role that Bribie […]

Free

Now Is The Time

GOMA Stanley Place, South Bank

Please note entry to the Children's Art Centre is limited to 30 people at one time due to current restrictions. Raquel Ormella invites children to speak up about climate change […]

Free

RAZZLE DAZZLE – Outdoor Gallery

Various Brisbane City Landmarks Geroge St, Brisbane

From 10 August to 22 November 2020, experience Brisbane City Council's Outdoor Gallery. RAZZLE DAZZLE exhibition curated by McCarthySwann Projects curators Amy-Clare McCarthy and Kieran Swann, including a number of talks, tours and […]

Brisbane Festival 2020 Family Events

Various Brisbane locations

The program for the 2020 Brisbane Festival is a little different this year, but still offers a fun program with lots of exciting and engaging shows and events for Brisbane […]

Messengers of Brisbane

South Bank South Bank, Brisbane

Six giant Gouldian Finches are in Brisbane to spread messages of hope this September as part of Brisbane Festival. Created by internationally renowned artist Florentijn Hofman and brought to life […]

Free

SWELL StoryFest Beach Pop Up Library

Currumbin Beach Pacific Parade, Currumbin,

Open daily over the SWELL festival period from 11 - 20 September, the SWELL StoryFest Beach Pop Up Library is for little artists to pick up a free book to […]

Free

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach Pacific Parade, Currumbin,

The golden sands of Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast will again transform into an impressive collection of specially curated one-off works of art for the annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. […]

Free

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Queens Park Toowoomba Margret St, East Toowoomba

A breathtaking 10 days of flowers, flavours and sounds, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the Southern Queensland city of Toowoomba in the most beautiful of ways from 18 […]

Sunsuper Night Sky

Brisbane City Location Qld

The night sky is The Brisbane Festival's canvas for a laser and light installation. For millennia, people have looked to the night sky for solace, inspiration, meaning and guidance. Sunsuper […]

Free
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Night Adventures- Frog Spotting

Stretton Recreation Reserve Illaweena Street, Drewvale

Enjoy a guided night walk with staff from Council’s environment centres and discover the wonders of frog life after dark! Participants will explore the Melaleuca Circuit Track along Scrubby Creek. […]

Free

Sunsuper Night Sky

Brisbane City Location Qld

The night sky is The Brisbane Festival's canvas for a laser and light installation. For millennia, people have looked to the night sky for solace, inspiration, meaning and guidance. Sunsuper […]

Free
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blooms and Tunes

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Spring into season with good company and unperturbed ambience at Blooms and Tunes, taking place every weekend in September from 1pm - 4pm.  While the afternoon away to the warming […]

Free
6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Milton Markets

Milton Green Cribb Street, Milton

The Milton Markets are a weekend destination for farm direct product, delish food, provisions, arts & craft, fashion & more.   The Milton Farmers Markets are a premium inner city […]

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Riverside at the Gardens Market

City Botanical Gardens 147 Alice St , Brisbane

For over 30 years, Brisbane's Riverside Markets have been a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. Come and check out the range of art and fashion under the Queensland […]

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Make a Jar of Mercy

Various Brisbane locations

Create a jar full of positive action in this free kids workshop led by experienced artist and community facilitator, Rachel Apelt. Make a Jar of Mercy asks kids to consider […]

Free
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ripley Providore Market

Ripley Town Centre 676-722 Ripley Road, Ripley

Join Ripley Town Centre at Ripley Providore Market where regional artisans and producers come together to provide the best in local produce, handmade goodies, plants, clothing and more. Plus for […]

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Streatside Markets

Metropolitan Corner First Ave and South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore

Launching Sunday 23rd August 2020, Streatside @ the MET will be a weekly artisanal showcase of the creative food, drink, art and craft scene on the Sunshine Coast. Live music, […]

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blooms and Tunes

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Spring into season with good company and unperturbed ambience at Blooms and Tunes, taking place every weekend in September from 1pm - 4pm.  While the afternoon away to the warming […]

Free

Wildlife Week at Indigiscapes

IndigiScapes, Capalaba Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Onsite parking available, Redlands

It's Wildlife Week at Indigiscapes and Geckoes Wildlife will be at IndigiScapes with a range of furry, feathery and scaly creatures on display and informative talks. Come along to learn […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective’s Holiday Program Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective’s holiday program is returning to Roma Street Parkland for children aged 5- 12 years from 21 September to 2 October, Monday to Friday. The free outdoor series is […]

Free
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program – The Creatures’ Place

Brisbane City Hall 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane

Travel back to the Pleistocene era and come face to face with ancient Australian giants under the glowing dome of City Hall. After you encounter these enormous visitors, work alongside […]

Free

Wonder-fillled Poms

Toombul Shopping Centre 1015 Sandgate Rd, Toombul

Drop-in and make a riotously coloured and wonder-filled pom in this free Adderton Everywhere workshop! Kids will be guided in making their poms and adding a tag with their hopes […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective’s Holiday Program Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective’s holiday program is returning to Roma Street Parkland for children aged 5- 12 years from 21 September to 2 October, Monday to Friday. The free outdoor series is […]

Free
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free Clay Play Fun

Ripley Town Centre 676-722 Ripley Road, Ripley

Join  Bazil Grumble at their school holiday workshops at Ripley Town Centre! Get creative and make your own clay critters and creatures at the interactive Bazil Grumble Creative Arts Experiences! […]

Wonder-fillled Poms

Toombul Shopping Centre 1015 Sandgate Rd, Toombul

Drop-in and make a riotously coloured and wonder-filled pom in this free Adderton Everywhere workshop! Kids will be guided in making their poms and adding a tag with their hopes […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective’s Holiday Program Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective’s holiday program is returning to Roma Street Parkland for children aged 5- 12 years from 21 September to 2 October, Monday to Friday. The free outdoor series is […]

Free
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Butterfly Talk

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave , Redcliffe

At Butterfly Talk  Brisbane Kids will discover the secret life of butterflies with Angela Blinco from the Bribie Island Butterfly House. Then join in the magic of setting some beauties […]

Free
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Spread Your Wings Workshop

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave , Redcliffe

Spread your wings at Redcliffe Museum! Using cardboard, glitter and cellophane create a pair of colourful butterfly or dragonfly wings. Wear your wings outside and watch them dazzle in the […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective’s Holiday Program Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective’s holiday program is returning to Roma Street Parkland for children aged 5- 12 years from 21 September to 2 October, Monday to Friday. The free outdoor series is […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective

South Bank Parklands Brisbane

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

Free
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

School Holidays Family Fun Day

Hercules Street Park Hamilton Recreation Reserve, Brisbane

During the school holidays, bring your Brisbane Kids along to enjoy the free family fun day at Northshore! Held at Hercules Street Park, there will be kids park games, a […]

Free
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creative Art with Chroma Kids

Ripley Town Centre 676-722 Ripley Road, Ripley

Join the Chroma Kids painting and collage workshops at Ripley Town Centre! Learn how to paint a bird on acrylic board and use collage items to bring your painting to […]

Free
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre Family Fun Day

Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre 22 Edward Street , Caboolture

Family Fun Day event is an event held by the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre for the local community to be involved in family-friendly activities and to learn about what local community […]

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Creepy Cable Critter

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave , Redcliffe

Create a creepy cable critter out of recycled electronic parts that can be used to hold and organise your desk or headphone wires. Alternatively attach a clip and make a […]

Free

Sunsuper Night Sky

Brisbane City Location Qld

The night sky is The Brisbane Festival's canvas for a laser and light installation. For millennia, people have looked to the night sky for solace, inspiration, meaning and guidance. Sunsuper […]

Free
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Make a Jar of Mercy

Various Brisbane locations

Create a jar full of positive action in this free kids workshop led by experienced artist and community facilitator, Rachel Apelt. Make a Jar of Mercy asks kids to consider […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective’s Holiday Program Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective’s holiday program is returning to Roma Street Parkland for children aged 5- 12 years from 21 September to 2 October, Monday to Friday. The free outdoor series is […]

Free

Spring Family Day

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

Come along to Spring Family Day and celebrate spring with a day of sci-fi, battle demos and superheroes at Caboolture Hub. Celebrate the opening of Cleverman at Caboolture Regional Art […]

Free

Aerobatics Display

Across Brisbane Brisbane

The proposed Australian Defence Force display will be spread across the afternoon and is likely to incorporate a series of high-altitude formation flyovers designed for visual impact. The current plan […]

Free

Sunsuper Night Sky

Brisbane City Location Qld

The night sky is The Brisbane Festival's canvas for a laser and light installation. For millennia, people have looked to the night sky for solace, inspiration, meaning and guidance. Sunsuper […]

Free

**CANCELLED***Sunsuper Riverfire

South Bank South Bank, Brisbane

DUE TO COVID  RESTRICTIONS, RIVERFIRE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020 Once again this year the Brisbane Festival will close with a bang as the Sunsuper Riverfire ignites the skyline with a […]

Free
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blooms and Tunes

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Spring into season with good company and unperturbed ambience at Blooms and Tunes, taking place every weekend in September from 1pm - 4pm.  While the afternoon away to the warming […]

Free
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chinese Moon Festival

Chinatown Mall Brunswick St, Fortitide Valley

Celebrate Chinese Moon Festival in the heart of Fortitude Valley and enjoy the unique flavours and vibrant culture that Chinatown has to offer. Book a table at your favourite venue […]

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Milton Markets

Milton Green Cribb Street, Milton

The Milton Markets are a weekend destination for farm direct product, delish food, provisions, arts & craft, fashion & more.   The Milton Farmers Markets are a premium inner city […]

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Riverside at the Gardens Market

City Botanical Gardens 147 Alice St , Brisbane

For over 30 years, Brisbane's Riverside Markets have been a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. Come and check out the range of art and fashion under the Queensland […]

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Make a Jar of Mercy

Various Brisbane locations

Create a jar full of positive action in this free kids workshop led by experienced artist and community facilitator, Rachel Apelt. Make a Jar of Mercy asks kids to consider […]

Free
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Streatside Markets

Metropolitan Corner First Ave and South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore

Launching Sunday 23rd August 2020, Streatside @ the MET will be a weekly artisanal showcase of the creative food, drink, art and craft scene on the Sunshine Coast. Live music, […]

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blooms and Tunes

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Spring into season with good company and unperturbed ambience at Blooms and Tunes, taking place every weekend in September from 1pm - 4pm.  While the afternoon away to the warming […]

Free

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