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. 

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 school holidays. Many events do require bookings, so be sure to get in quick to secure your child’s place!

***Due to lockdown and restrictions, events are being postponed, some are being cancelled and others are adding new number limits. While we are doing our best to update every event, please check the website and social media pages of the event organiser before attending to avoid disappointment.***

Free Spring School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

  1. The Storytellers | Museum of Brisbane, until early 2022. More info
  2. City in the Sun | Museum of Brisbane, until 19 December. More info
  3. Swell | Currumbin Beach and other Gold Coast locations, until 19 September. More info
  4. Brisbane Festival | Various Brisbane Locations, until 25 September. More info
  5. Messengers of Brisbane | Various Brisbane Locations, until 25 September. More info
  6. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers | Various Toowoomba Locations, until 30 September. More info 
  7. Mini Beasts | Robina Town Centre, until 3 October. More info
  8. The Gifting Tree | GOMA, until 17 October. More info
  9. Upside Down World | HOTA (gold Coast), until 10 October. More info
  10. Light Play for Kids | Ipswich Art Gallery, until 31 October. More info
  11. Brain Child | Redcliffe Museum, until 22 November. More info
  12. Kids Collective | South Bank Parkland,  Thursdays only. More info
  13. The Cube Screens | QUT The Cube, entire holidays. More info
  14. Springfinity Outdoor Gallery | Various Brisbane venues, until 21 November. More info
  15. Bungee Bounce Fun | Redbank Plaza, 17 – 26 September. More info
  16. MoB Kids Spring 2021 School Holiday Workshops | Museum of Brisbane,  18 September – 3 October. More info
  17. Plant Market | Roma Street Parkland, 18 September. More info
  18. Buy From the Bush Qld Festival | Summer Land Camels, 18 September. More info
  19. Indro Studio | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 18 September – 3 October. More info
  20. Bugs, Insects and Creepy Crawlies- upcycled art and craft | Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 18 September. More info
  21. iNaturalist Citizen Scientists and Outdoor Nature Play | Indigiscapes, 18 -19 September & 25 – 26 September. More info
  22. Harvest Moon Festival | Pine Rivers Park, 19 September. More info
  23. Spiderman and Iron Man Free stage Shows and Meet and Greet| Tulmur Place, 20 – 24 September. More info
  24. FQ Community Cup | Sunshine Coast, 20 – 24 September. More info
  25. Make a Plant Pal | Museum of Brisbane, 20 & 21 September. More info
  26. When I Grow Up | Toombul, 20 September – 1 October.  More info
  27. Carnival Fun | Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown, 20 September – 3 October. More info
  28. Slip’n’Slide- Giant Inflatable Waterslide | Riverlink, 20 September – 3 October. More info
  29. Little Workshops- Dinosaurs | Capalaba Central, 20 – 25 September. More info
  30. Tee-riffic Putt Putt | Westfield North Lakes, 20 September – 3 October. More info
  31. Spring Craft Workshops | Stafford City, 20 September – 1 October (weekdays only). More info
  32. Jurassic Creatures | Capalaba Park, 20 – 24 September. More info
  33. Go on Safari | Grand Plaza, 20 – 25 September. More info
  34. The Big Afternoon | Brennan Park, 20 September. More info
  35. Lego Vehicles Play Zone | Strathpine Centre, 21 – 25 September. More info
  36. Kids Collective at Roma Street | Roma Street Parkland, 22 September – 1 October.  More info
  37. Storytime at the Museum of Brisbane | Museum of Brisbane, 22 & 23 September. More info
  38. Circus Skills Workshop | Cleveland Central, 22 – 24 September. More info
  39. Play Rangers Loose Parts Play | Indigiscapes, 23 September. More info
  40. Steam Fair | Old Petrie Town, 25 & 26 September. More info
  41. Riverfire | South Bank and various viewing points around the Brisbane River, 25 September. More info
  42. Creative Workshops- Macrame Hangers | Capalaba Central, 25 – 28 September. More info
  43. Caboolture Family Fun Day | Centenary Lakes, 26 September. More info
  44. Where’s Wally Craft Workshops | Skygate, 27 September – 2 October. More info
  45. Nerf Battle Zone | Tulmur Place, 27 September – 1 October. More info
  46. Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice | Capalaba Park, 27 September – 1 October. More info
  47. Mini Beasts Safari | CREEC, 28 September. More info
  48. Bushland Wildlife | Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 28 September. More info
  49. Meet Wildlife Neighbours | Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 28 September. More info
  50. Ocean Creatures Alive | Boondall Wetlands, 30 September. More info
  51. Earth Explorer | Indigiscapes, 1 October. More info
  52. Outdoor Play with Sparky | Indigiscapes, 1 October. More info
  53. Free Movies in the Park- Sing | Little Bayside Park, 2 October. More info
  54. Rocksberg Moorina Rural Fire Brigade Open Day | Rocksberg Moorina Rural Fire Station, 2 October. More info

Free library events for kids and teens over the 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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