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 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 River of Light show

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Free Spring School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

  1. Roma Street Parkland Program | Roma Street Parklands 26-28 Sept & 3-5 Oct More info
  2. Indro Island | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 21 September  – 6 October More info
  3. State Libraries Fun Palace | State Library of Queensland 5th October More info
  4. Ben Quility: Family Portrait | GOMA, until 20 October More info
  5. Pocket Placcards | Museum of Brisbane, until 8 March 2020 More info
  6. Swell Sculpture Festival | Currumbin, 13 – 22 September More info
  7. High Rotation | Museum of Brisbane, until 19 April 2020- free Friday only quote Friday Night Freebie at ticket desk. More info
  8. Island Fashion | GOMA until 15 March 2020 More info
  9. Brisbane Festival | Various Brisbane Locations, until  28 September, More info
  10. River of Light | South Bank, until 28 September More info
  11. Teen Island Fashion beading Workshop | GOMA, 21 September More info
  12. Brisbane Festival’s Family Fun Day | South Bank 21 September More info
  13. Ping Pong Family Fun | West Village, 21 & 22 September More info
  14. Wonderwall | Adderton House, until 3 May 2020 More info
  15. Construction Site | Ipswich Art Gallery, 21 September – 10 November More info
  16. Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival| Tamborine Mountain until 22 September More info
  17. City Of Logan Children’s ImagiNation Festival | Various Logan City locations 21 September – 6 October More info
  18. Symphony For Me | Riverstage, 21 September  More info
  19. Vic Park Party | Victoria Park, 22 September More info
  20. Harvest Moon Festival | Pine Rivers Park, 22 September  More info
  21. Free Rollerskating | Strathpine Centre, 23 September – 7 October More info
  22. LEGO Interactive Play-Zone | Redbank Plaza, 23- 27 September More info
  23. Terrarium Workshop | Skygate, 23 – 27 September More Info
  24. Glow in the Dark Bouncy Ball Workshop|  Marketplace Warner, 23 & 24 September More info
  25. Free Art Workshops | Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 23 Sepetember – 4 October (weekdays only) More info
  26. Community Library Celebration | The Village Kelvin Grove, 23- 27 September More info
  27. Dora The Explorer | Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Center, 24 – 28 September More info
  28. Magical School Holidays | Cleveland Central, 24 – 26 September & 1 -3 October More info
  29. Treasure Hunt | Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 24 September More info
  30. Hocus Pocus – A Medieval Tale of Wizardry| Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 24 & 26 September More info
  31. Free Kids Art Workshops | Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre, 24 – 26 September More info 
  32. Smashdown|  Brisbane City Hall, 26 September More info
  33. Kung Fu Panda | Ripley Town Centre, 26 September More info
  34. Free Gardening Workshops | North West Plaza, 26 – 28 September More info 
  35. Kids Collective | South Bank, 26 September and 2 October More info
  36. North Lakes Teddy Bear’s Picnic | Kinsellas Sports Complex,  27 September More info
  37. Lone Pine Free Outdoor Movie | Lone Pine, 27 September  More info
  38. Surfers Paradise Kids Week | Surfers Paradise, 28 September – 4 October More Info
  39. Meet Wildlife Neighbours | Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 28 September More info
  40. Sunsuper Riverfire | South Bank, 28 September More info
  41. Bee Better Festival | Bellbowrie, 29 September More info
  42. Spacecraft Workshops | Queensland Museum, 30 September – 4 October More info
  43. Kids Koala Disco | Marketplace Warner, 1 October More info
  44. Angry Birds 2 |Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Center,  1- 5 October More info
  45. Sand Art Workshops| Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre, 1 & 3 October More info 
  46. Bubble Slime Workshop | Marketplace Warner, 2 – 4 October  More info
  47. Lone Pine Free Outdoor Movie | Lone Pine, 4 October  More info
  48. Qld Guinea Pig Refuge Birthday Celebration| Bald Hills Scout Den, 5 October  More info
  49. Incredibles 2: Movies Under the Stars | Kallangur State School, 5 October More info
  50. Norfolk L:akes Magical Movie Night | Norfolk Lakes Park, 5 October More info
  51. Riverlink Market Zone | Riverlink, 6 October 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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