Free Things To Do In The Brisbane School Holidays

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Holidays with kids can be expensive, so we have written this especially for those looking for FREE and FUN activities for kids with our growing list of free holiday events in Brisbane for kids in 2019/ 2020!

New events are being added daily, so please check out the website calendar for more fun things to do in Brisbane with kids during the Spring school holidays. Many events do require bookings, so be sure to get in quick to secure your child’s place!

*featured image shows the free Flagstone Water Park 

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Free Summer School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

  1. Island Fashion | GOMA until 15 March 2020 More info
  2. Below The Tide Line | GOMA until 3 May 2020 More info
  3. Jarjum Stories | State Library of Queensland until 10 May 2020 More info
  4. Pocket Placards | Museum of Brisbane, until 8 March 2020 More info
  5. High Rotation | Museum of Brisbane, until 19 April 2020- free Friday only quote Friday Night Freebie at ticket desk. More info
  6. Wonderwall | Adderton House, until 3 May 2020 More info
  7. Christmas Lights | Various Brisbane Suburbs, until Christmas More info
  8. Little Hands Make Big Christmas Craft Workshops | Strathpine Centre, weekends only from 30 November – 15 December More info
  9. The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights| City Hall, 6 – 24 December More info
  10. Activity Trail | Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, 6 December – 15 March More info
  11. Upcycling Stations | Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, 6 December – 15 March More info
  12. The Lights of Christmas at St Stephen’s Cathedral| St Stephen’s Cathedral, 11 – 24 December More info
  13. Solar Nights | USC Sunshine Coast Campus, until 13- 22 December September More info
  14. Christmas Wonderland | Queens Park, Ipswich, 13- 22 December More info
  15. Government House Lights Display| Government House, 13 – 20 December More info
  16. Brisbane City Christmas Parade | Queen Street Mall, 13- 22 December More info
  17. The Collective Markets Christmas Edition | South Bank 13- 23 December More info
  18. Summer Festival | State Library of Queensland 14 December – 25 January More info
  19. Logan Village Rural Fire Brigade Santa Lolly Drop| Various Logan Village and Yarrabilba Streets, 14 & 15 December More info
  20. Christmas Frozen Pop-Up | Portside Wharf, 14 -17 December More info
  21. Santa’s Arrival and Free Fire Truck Rides | Meadowbrook Shopping Centre, 14 December More info
  22. Life Church Christmas Carols Spectacular | Life Church, 14 & 15 December More info
  23. Mango Hill Christmas Carols | Danzy Buchnan Park, 14 December More info
  24. Christmas by Starlight | Redland Showgrounds, 14 December More info
  25. Carols in the Park | West Mitchelton Junior Rugby Leagues Club, 14 December More info
  26. Brisbane Quarter Christmas Pop-Up and Lights Spectacular | Brisbane Quarter, 16 – 20 December More info
  27. Festive School Holiday Activities| Everton Park Hotel, 16 – 24 December More info
  28. Redcliffe Santa Sleigh| Various Streets in Redcliffe, 25 November – 19 December More info
  29. Christmas Decorations | Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha, 17 & 19 December More info
  30. Christmas  Gingerbread Treats | Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha, 17 & 19 December More info
  31. Christmas  Wrapping paper Workshop | Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha, 17 & 19 December More info
  32. Christmas  Cards in the Garden | Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha, 17 & 19 December More info
  33. Santa’s Stop Over with Story Telling and Craft | Flowstate South Bank, 20 – 23 December More info
  34. Fireworks Spectacular| South Bank, 20 – 23 December More info
  35. New Year’s Eve Carnival | Surfers Paradise, 27 December- 1 January More info
  36. Bribie Island NYE 2019 Community Event | Bribie Island,  31 December More info
  37. NYE 2019: Let’s Celebrate | Springfield Central,  31 December More info
  38. Mooloolaba New Year’s Eve Celebration | Mooloolaba, 31 December More info
  39. Caloundra New Year’s Eve Celebration | Caloundra,  31 December More info
  40. New Year’s Eve at South Bank | South Bank,  31 December  More info
  41. New Year’s Eve at Portside Wharf | Hamilton, 31 December  More info
  42. New Year’s Eve at Ipswich| North Ipswich,   31 December More info
  43. New Year’s Eve @ Lakeside | Victoria Point,  31 December More info
  44. Petmania | Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 2 & 3 January More info
  45. Colourtopia in the Summer Studio | Caboolture Hub, 2 – 31 January More info
  46. Free Movie in the Park- The Princess Bride | Little Bayside Park, 4 January More info
  47. Have an Outer World Experience | Strathpine Centre, 6 – 10 January More info
  48. January School Holiday Kids Program | Everton Park, 6 – 24 January More info
  49. BMX Coaching | Bracken Ridge BMX Facility, 6 January More info 
  50. What’s Hiding in my Backyard | Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 8 January More info
  51. BMX Coaching | Darra BMX Park, 8 January More info 
  52. Fabulous Creatures | Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 9 & 10  January More info
  53. Bush Buddies | Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Downfall Creek Bushland Centre Mondays and Thursdays, 9 – 23  January More info
  54. Shaun the Sheep | Strathpine Centre, 11 – 17 January More info
  55. QUT Summer Holiday Program | The Cube, 11- 18 January More info 
  56. Gold Coast Rural Fire Brigade Open Day | Gold Coast Rural Fire Station, 11 January More info
  57. Wildlife Rescue Sewing Bee | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 11 & 12 January More info
  58. Community Fun Day at Springwood Kids ELC | Springwood ELC, 12 January More info
  59. Community Fun Day at Goodna Kids ELC | Goodna ELC, 12 January More info
  60. Community Fun Day at Capalaba Kids ELC | Capalaba ELC, 12 January More info
  61. Dinosaurs and Dragons | Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 13 & 14  January More info
  62. Free Back to School Health Checks | QUT Health Clinic Kelvin Grove, 13 & 14  January More info
  63. Kids Gardening Workshop | Fairfield Gardens, 13 – 18 January More info
  64. Snow Queen Wonderland | Westfield Carindale, 13 – 17  January More info
  65. BrisStyle Workshops | Stafford City, 13 – 17 January More info
  66. Pinkfong and Baby Shark Meet and Greet | Orion ELC, 12 – 14 January More info
  67. Angry Birds Activity Village | Grand Plaza, 13 – 17 January More info
  68. Little Experiments at the Plaza | Wynnum Plaza,  13 – 17 January More info
  69. LEGO Mini Build Workshop |LEGO Store, Westfield Chermside, 14, 16, 21 and 23 January More info
  70. Meet a Mermaid | Orion, 15 & 16 January More info
  71. Kids Get Crafty | Victoria Point Shopping Centre, 15 -17 January More info
  72. Back to School Craft | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 16 – 22 January More info
  73. Create with Nature | Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 16 & 17  January More info
  74. Toy Story 4 Under the Stars | Ripley Town Centre, 17  January More info
  75. Free Wave Riders and Sand Art | Riverlink Shopping Centre, 18 – 25 January More info
  76. Lego Ninjago Zone | Strathpine Centre, 18 – 24 January More info
  77. Pongal Festival | Springfield Central, 18 January More info
  78. Disco Sparkle Dance Party| SunPAC, 18 January More info
  79. Lifeline BookFest| Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 18 – 27 January More info
  80. Galactic Fest: Family Fun Day| Toowooomba City Library, 18 January More info
  81. Toy Story 4 – Movie in the Park | Perth Street Park, 18 January More info
  82. RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Open Day | RAAF Base Amberley, 19 January More info
  83. Minion Craft Village | Forest Lake Shopping Centre, 20 – 24 January More info
  84. Paw Patrol Live Show Plus Meet and Greet | Penninsular Fair Shopping Centre, 20 – 24 January More info
  85. The Smurfs Craft Village | Victoria Point Shopping Centre, 20 – 24 January More info
  86. Here I am Self Portrait Workshop | Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown, 21 – 25 January More info
  87. Australia Day 2020 Pool Party on a Bowls Green| Oxley Bowls Club, 26 January More info
  88. Australia Day in Redcliffe | Suttons Beach, 26 January More info
  89. Australia Day on Bribie Island | Brennan Park, 26 January More info
  90. Australia Day Celebrations | Sandstone Point Hotel, 26 January More info
  91. Australia Day Weekend | Victoria Park, 26 January More info
  92. Aussie Arvo | Lawnton Aquatic Centre, 26 January More info
  93. Australia Day Fireworks | South Bank, 26 January More info
  94. Australia Day on the Hill | Camp Hill Bowls Club, 26 January More info

Free library events for kids over the school holidays

There are so many amazing workshops and activities on offer at local libraries over the school holidays.  Below is a list of what you can find.  Some require bookings in advance and if you want to check out all the events and details on offer then you can need to head to the different council library websites and just do a search for the age/date/location

Free council events for kids and teens over the holidays

Similar to library events, councils all across the greater Brisbane area offer a range of free activities for kids and teens from kayaking and rock climbing to soccer and art.

Brisbane Kids has an entire menu for free activities so just head to the main page of our website and access it via things to do. There is no need to spend a lot of money over the school holidays!

We have compiled a list of School Holiday Workshops and Classes for Kids in Brisbane to keep young minds and bodies active these holidays. 

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