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

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 thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices takes you on a journey into these young artist's worlds, to see how they […]

Free - booking recommended

The Storytellers

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

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 Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven, The Storytellers creates an immersive and interactive experience combining historical objects, artworks, and written […]

Free

On The Move

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

Head along to On The Move and enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock at the Ipswich Art Gallery.  Along the way you’ll discover fascinating facts about different modes of transport and types of vehicles. Construct a paper plane and see how it flies, and build a vehicle of […]

Free

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2021

At home QLD

The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read for pleasure and learning. The challenge is an annual statewide initiative for Queensland state and non-state schools and home-educated students from Prep to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to 5 years) enrolled in an early childhood centre.   For […]

Brain Child

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave , Redcliffe

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 of unrelated objects that are joined together to perform a really simple task. Test yourself - can you put it back together for the next […]

Free

Plant-blind makers space

redcliffe art gallery 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe

Flex your creative muscles at Redcliffe Art Gallery’s maker’s space! Participate in four nature-inspired activities designed exclusively for our latest exhibition Plant-blind: We only see things that look like us. Construct a stamp with recycled materials and use it to create a unique pattern artwork. Write a nature pledge on a recycled paper leaf and […]

Free

Indigenous Art Program Outdoor Gallery

Various Brisbane locations Queensland

The Indigenous Art Program transforms Brisbane's streets into an exhibition of Aboriginal artworks in various places and spaces, including large-scale banners, light boxes, vitrines, and projections, in Brisbane's laneways. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks are taking over our city streets and laneway spaces until 31 July. Explore the Indigenous Art Program: Hyperlocal and immerse yourself […]

Free

The Gifting Tree

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

‘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 artist has created a painting or drawing that references the importance of trees in supporting life. ‘The Gifting Tree’ refers to a divine, life-giving tree […]

Free

City in the Sun

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

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 reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image. Showcasing large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the exhibition will reveal how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rom Coms & Nom Noms

Post Office Square In Between Queen and Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Rom Coms & Nom Noms are BACK!   Head into the City for a mid-week treat at Brisbane City’s FREE pop-up cinema, plus pop-up bar! The inner-city green space of Post Office Square will be host to a line-up of popular romantic comedies, and a pop-up bar catered by Isles Lane.   Entry to the […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective

South Bank South Bank, Brisbane

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 -

Little Learners Activities

Queensland Museum Grey St & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Little learners and their carers are invited to join The Queensland Museum for a short series of special activities. From getting hands-on with real museum objects and specimens, to exploring […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Harry Potter Book Night – Diagon Alley

The Newnham Hotel, 516 Newnham Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt 516 Newnham Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Calling all Witch, Wizards and Muggles! Join The Newnham Hotel on Thursday 24th June for the Annual Harry Potter Book Night! This years theme is Diagon Alley! The night will […]

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free

MoB Kids Winter 2021 School Holiday Workshops

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

Shake off the winter chill and warm up your creativity at Museum of Brisbane these school holidays with non-stop family fun! With a fun adventure available every single day of […]

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Various Scenic Rim Locations Scenic Rim

Best clear the diary from June 26 through to July 4, and for the weeks leading up for that matter, because in 2021 the famous Scenic Rim Eat Local Week returns for […]

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Yarrabilba Free Family Fun Day

50 Expedition Road, Yarrabilba 50 Expedition Road, YARRABILBA

Head along for a free family fun day including free face painting, cookie decorating, paint and plant activity, sausage sizzle and coffee cart plus heaps more to celebrate the launch […]

Free
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

King St’s Winter Movies in the Park

Alexandria Park Bowen Hills Corner Gregory Terrace & Alexandria Lane, Bowen Hills

King St is thrilled to bring you FREE Winter Movies in the Park to be held in Alexandria Park, just next to King St, Bowen Hills. There'll be two movie […]

Free

MoB Kids Winter 2021 School Holiday Workshops

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

Shake off the winter chill and warm up your creativity at Museum of Brisbane these school holidays with non-stop family fun! With a fun adventure available every single day of […]

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family Sundays at the Gallery

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

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

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free

Free Skateboarding School at Calamvale Central

Calamvale Central Shopping Centre 662 Compton Road, Calamvale QLD , Calamvale

These School Holidays don’t miss a moment of the action as Calamvale Central transforms the car park into a free skate school. Learn to skate as a beginner or master your tricks to perfection with four FREE learn-to-skate classes daily. SKATE CENTRAL WHEN: Monday 28 June – Thursday 1 July 2021 SESSION TIMES: 9am-10am, 11am-12pm, […]

Free

MoB Kids Winter 2021 School Holiday Workshops

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

Shake off the winter chill and warm up your creativity at Museum of Brisbane these school holidays with non-stop family fun! With a fun adventure available every single day of […]

Little Miss Inventor Free Slime Making Workshops

Skygate 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane

Looking for a fun way to entertain the kids these school holidays? Pop down the Skygate Centre (located next to DFO Brisbane) and let out your inner inventor at the […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free

Fruit Salad Trail

All Kids visiting Adderton can join Fruit Salad’s adventure and explore Adderton with their own free activity guidebook, ‘Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat’. Kids love exploring […]

Free Street Science Workshops

Ripley Town Centre 676-722 Ripley Road, Ripley

Join Ripley Town Centre these school holidays for hands-on science experiments! Hosted by Street Science, the science lab is for junior scientists aged 4-12. Learn how to make your own […]

Free

MoB Kids Winter 2021 School Holiday Workshops

Shake off the winter chill and warm up your creativity 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 more to see and do at MoB. School holiday activities for kids and teens include: Take a walk through a […]

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bush Kindy

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre 815 Rode Rd, McDowall

Parents and carers can enjoy a range of nature-based sensory play and activities to keep children entertained and engaged with their natural surroundings in the reserve. Make memories with your […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free
11:00 am - July 3. 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Winter School Holidays: Ice Age Play Zone

Strathpine Centre 295 Gympie Road, Brisbane

Come and enjoy the Ice Age zone this winter at Strathpine Centre! Challenge a friend to air hockey, Take on the Acorn avalanche challenge, build your own Acorn craft box and of course meet Scrat in centre! Location: Centre Court Date: Tuesday 29 June - Saturday 3 July Time: 11am - 2pm Cost: Free No […]

Free

Kids Collective at Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective returns to Roma Street Parkland with free activities for children aged 5-12 years in April 2021. The free outdoor series is set to entertain children with a range […]

Free

Fruit Salad Trail

All Kids visiting Adderton can join Fruit Salad’s adventure and explore Adderton with their own free activity guidebook, ‘Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat’. Kids love exploring […]

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Book reading with Shannon Horsfall

“You’re never are too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child”. Dr Seuss. These school holidays bring your children to hear local […]

Free
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rom Coms & Nom Noms

Rom Coms & Nom Noms are BACK!   Head into the City for a mid-week treat at Brisbane City’s FREE pop-up cinema, plus pop-up bar! The inner-city green space of […]

Free

Mary Poppins Festival

The highly anticipated Mary Poppins Festival is returning to the Fraser Coast in 2021. This year’s 4-day event will be held on the 1st- 4th of July in various locations […]

Free

Brisbane Cycling Festival

Brisbane Cycling Festival is rolling BACK into town from 1 to 11 July. With Greater Brisbane’s snap lockdown previously letting the air down in our tyres, our citywide celebration of […]

Free

Fruit Salad Trail

All Kids visiting Adderton can join Fruit Salad’s adventure and explore Adderton with their own free activity guidebook, ‘Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat’. Kids love exploring […]

Kids Collective at Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

Kids Collective returns to Roma Street Parkland with free activities for children aged 5-12 years in April 2021. The free outdoor series is set to entertain children with a range […]

Free
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Collective

South Bank South Bank, Brisbane

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

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

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. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Showgrounds High St, Stanthorpe

Grab your beanies, scarves and mittens and join the fun at Snowflakes in Stanthorpe 2021.    The coolest town in Queensland is gearing up to host thousands of visitors on a […]

Fruit Salad Trail

All Kids visiting Adderton can join Fruit Salad’s adventure and explore Adderton with their own free activity guidebook, ‘Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat’. Kids love exploring […]

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