Fun-filled Easter School Holiday Activities for Kids in Brisbane
Brisbane City Council is busting the boredom these Easter school holidays with over 200 exciting and low-cost activities on offer during the Easter break.
Whether you’re after an exciting adventure or a well-earned break over the holidays, Council’s school holiday program is an affordable way to keep the kids entertained and discover a world of fun in their own backyard!
What’s on this Easter for kids?
Every day over the Easter school holidays, Council will host a range of activities for kids to enjoy at pools, libraries and parks, as well as the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and the Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. Many of the activities on offer are free or cost just $5 and under. So for around the cost of a cup of coffee, your kids could be trying abseiling, rock climbing, cooking, skateboarding or water sports. Even the ever-popular laser tag costs as little as $12.50 for three games plus membership!
- The Planetarium will have 5 shows a day (up until the 18th April)
- There will be 41 activities in Council parks
- Brisbane City Council libraries will host a range of kids activities including kindy science workshops, comedy shows, public speaking workshops and much more.
In addition, The QUBE Effect talent search will feature live performances of some of the city’s best up-and-coming musical talent. With so much on offer, there’s no excuse for kids not get off the couch and try something new and amazing!
Council’s Chillout Program
Chillout is Brisbane City Council’s popular youth program aimed at young people up to age 17. With over 60 Chillout events being held in community halls, parks, libraries and other facilities around the city, there’s bound to be something exciting to try near you. Kids can have a go at abseiling and rock climbing, they can hone their tennis or soccer skills, or take part in skateboard or BMX workshops. There are kayaking and fishing activities for water-based fun or craft activities for creative play on dry land. Plus budding stars can try their hand at the fun music performance and recording workshops. Activities on offer include:
- Learn to fish with Fish Wise
- Interval training
- Skateboard workshops
- Learn to capture nature with Eco Photography
- Soccer sessions
- Lantern making
- Bubble soccer
- Mountain bike skills
- Science workshops with rockets (It’s rocket science)
- Putt putt golf
- Cooking classes
- Kite making
- Laser tag
- Theatre games
- Longboard training
- Springboard diving
- Music recording workshops
- Scooter workshops
- Personal training
- Aqua Zumba
There’s so more to see and do in Brisbane this school holidays, to find out more and reserve a place, click here.
Brisbane Youth Week
From 3rd to 14th April, Brisbane will be home to the largest celebration of the contribution of young people to our community. During the celebration, youths aged 12 to 25 will be able to come together to take part in over 60 FREE events, activities, workshops and forums. There will be everything from skateboarding clinics and soccer tournaments to film workshops and music festivals. Click here for more information about Brisbane Youth Week.
As part of the annual QUBE Effect talent search, 24 shortlisted acts from Brisbane’s best new musical talent will perform in live shows at Eat Street Northshore on 12th, 13th and 14th April. You can find out more about this year’s QUBE Effect here.
Easter Activities at Your Local Library
This year, over 100 activities will be held at Brisbane City Council libraries over Easter, on top of the continuing children’s literacy and technology programs. These activities are all offered free of charge and cater to children of all ages. For kids aged 4 to 6, there will be kindy science workshops in which kids take part in engaging STEM activities. There will also be comedy shows, public speaking workshops, and herbal and floral concoctions to engage and entertain little library goers. To find out what is on at your local library and reserve a space for your child, click here.
On top of these exciting activities, it’s always great to take the kids to the library during the holidays. The children’s section often has colouring sheets and offers a lovely place to relax in the air con and enjoy a lovely story together. Kids can choose from books or DVDs to borrow to keep them occupied at home. You could also find reference material to inspire other fun activities — grab a kids’ cookery book so you can do some baking, check out the craft books for great things to make, or just browse the shelves together and see what inspires you!
Shows at the Planetarium
The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is a really popular venue with kids and adults alike. In the “free to enter section”, there are amazing displays relating to the stars and planets and space exploration, a mini theatre with short feature shows, and a lovely gift shop. There is also a range of exciting and low-cost shows that kids will love in the Cosmic Skydome, a unique and immersive cinema experience with a dome-shaped screen.
During the Easter break, up till 18th April, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will be hosting 5 shows per day for various age groups. The shows will include the much-loved Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Perfect Little Planet, The Little Star That Could and Tycho to the Moon. You can find out more about the Planetarium, these shows and how to book here.
Please note that the Planetarium will be closed from 19th April to 25th May for the installation of a new digital projector.
There is so much on offer for kids these Easter school holidays, so fight the boredom and get out and about with any number of awesome and fun things to see and do. You can find out more about everything on offer at brisbane.qld.gov.au.
This article was written in partnership with Brisbane City Council