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!

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 Winter 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 ice skating at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Free Winter School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

  1.  Free Ice Skating at Indooroopilly | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 29 June – 14 July More info
  2. BAD Activities | Museum of Brisbane, 29 June- 14 July, More info
  3. Ben Quility: Family Portrait | GOMA, until 20 October More info
  4. Mary Poppins Festival | Maryborough, 29 June – 6 July More info
  5. Meet Wildlife Neighbours | Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 29 June More info
  6. Eat Local Scenic Week | Various Scenic Rim Locations, 29 June – 7 July, More info
  7. Ninja Kids | Hyperdome, 29 June – 14 July More info
  8. Jungle Animal Workshop | Strathpine Centre, 29 June – 5 July More info
  9. Brisbane Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 29 and 30 June More info
  10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party | Logan North Library, 29 June More info
  11. Botanical Buddies | Robina Town Centre, 29 June – 14 July More info
  12. The Life and Times of Scarface Claw | Caboolture Regional Library, 29 June – 7 September More info
  13. Interactive Quest Games and VR | Queensland State Archives, 29 June – 9 July More info
  14. Drawing Machines| Ipswich Art Gallery, until 15 September More info
  15. Animal Expo | Old Petrie Town, 30 June More info
  16. Lord Mayor’s Children’s Concerts- Little Jammers LIVE | GOMA, 30 June BOOKINGS REQUIRED More info
  17. Roller Disco | Westfield Carindale, 1 – 7 July More info
  18. Let’s Go to Toy Town: A Spoonful of Fun  Workshops | Capalaba Central, 1 – 7 July More Info
  19. School Holiday Drama Workshops | Westfield North Lakes, 1 – 7 July BOOKINGS REQUIRED More info
  20. Out of this World | Westfield Garden City, 1 – 14 July More info
  21. Drop in Science Lab | Skygate, 1 – 5 July More info
  22. Street Science Chemistry Chaos | Fairfield Gardens, 1 – 6 July More info
  23. Make Your Own Adventure Kit | Queens Park Environmental Centre, 1 July More info
  24. Winter craft activities | IKEA North Lakes, Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays 1 – 12 July More info
  25. Chocolate at Risk | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 1 July More info
  26. Poke-tanical Hunt | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 1 July More info
  27. Terrific Turtles and Trashy Art |Queens Park Environmental Centre, 1 July More info
  28. Recycled Robots | Brookside Shopping Centre, 1 – 5 July More info
  29. Secret Life of Pets 2 Activity Centre | Riverlink Shopping Centre, 1 – 14 July More info
  30. Queensland Museum’s Spacecraft Activity | Westfield Garden City, 1 – 7 July More info 
  31. Free Cookie Decorating Workshop | Victoria Point Lakeside, 2 & 9 July More info
  32. Winter craft activities | IKEA Logan, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 11 July  More info
  33. Kids Collective at South Bank | South Bank Parklands, 4 & 11 July More info
  34. Free Cupcake Decorating Workshop | Victoria Point Lakeside, 4 & 11 July More info
  35. Karate Kid Free Movie Night | Hyperdome, 4 July More info
  36. Kids Collective at Roma Street | Roma Street Parkland, Thursday Friday and Saturdays 4 – 13 July More info
  37. Kids Native Flower Seedballs | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 4 July More info
  38. Nature at Night | White Rocks Conservation Estate, 4 & 5 July More info
  39. Lone Pine Outdoor Movie: Ralph Wrecks the Internet| Lone Pine Riverside Cafe, 5 July More info
  40. Quandamooka Festival Buangan Biyigi (Dolphin Day) | Amity Point, 6 July, More info
  41. QUT Winter Holiday Family Fun Day | The Cube, 6 July, More info
  42. Secret Life of Pets 2 Workshop | Strathpine Centre, 6 – 12 July More info
  43. Bribie OPA Greek Festival | Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre, 7 July More info
  44. ChocFest | Portside Wharf, 7 July More info
  45. Lord Mayor’s Children’s Concerts- Young Historian Festival | Newstead House , 7 July  More info
  46. Blast Off |Queensland Museum, 8 – 12 July More info
  47. Origami Planters | Brookside Shopping Centre, 8-12 July More info
  48. Let’s Go to Toy Town: It’s Showtime at Toy Town | Capalaba Central, 8 – 14 July More Info
  49. 2019 Metro North NAIDOC Caboolture Family Fun Day | St Coulumban’s College, 9 July More info
  50. Aboriginal Games and Crafts | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 9 & 11 July More info
  51. Celebrate NAIDOC Week- free kids workshop | Springfield Rise, 9 July More info
  52. Aboriginal Useful Plants Walk | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 9 & 11 July More info
  53. The Wonderful World of Wow | White Rocks Conservation Estate, 9 July More info
  54. Create a Buzzy Bee Bowl | Bulimba Library, 9 July More info
  55. Celebrate NAIDOC Week- free kids workshop | Yarrabillba, 10 July More info
  56. Inala NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day |  C.J. Greenfield Sports Complex, 10 July More info
  57. Glitter Snowball Workshop | Cleveland Central, 10 – 13  July More info
  58. Northside NAIDOC Community Fun Day | Taigum, 11 July More info
  59. Back Stage Pass | Caboolture Hub, 12 July More info
  60. VIVA Surfers Paradise | Sufers Paradise, 12 – 21 July More info
  61. Musgrave Park Family Fun Day | Musgrave Park, 12 July More info
  62. Ginger Sport Football Fiesta | Oxley State School, 13 July More info
  63. Loganlea Community Family Fun Day | Sturdee Park, 13 July More info
  64. Brisbane Astronomical Society Public Viewing Night | Mt Coot-tha, 13 July More info
  65. Saturday South Sessions | South City Square, 13 July More info

Free library events for kids over the Winter 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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