Brisbane Holiday Guide

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Queensland School Holidays Ideas for Kids in Brisbane

Finding things to do in the school holidays is hopefully made easier for you with the Brisbane Holiday Guide. Basically an easy to read list of things to do in Brisbane with Kids over the school holidays or anytime.

Holiday Calendar

100’s of events over the school holidays listed here

Free Kids Activities *LIST*

Look here for free activities for you and your kids!

Fun Activities *LIST*

Click here for lots of fun activities in Brisbane for Kids

Day Trips

Explore Brisbane and beyond

A Brisbane Holiday Guide you can use any time

  1. Head to South Bank and enjoy the sunshine- grab an icecream or hot chips or check out their designer markets on Friday Nights and Saturdays
  2. Dinosaur and bug fun at the QLD Museum – and it’s FREE!
  3. Take a drive up to Mt Cootha to check out the view FREE (pick up a McDonalds cheap soft serve cone on the way as a treat!)
  4. Plaster Fun House at Belmont where pieces start from only $3
  5. Tiddlywinks at Nundah for daily disco and indoor playground
  6. Bricks N Fun for an indoor Lego building playcentre
  7. Victoria Park Golf Course for Mini Putt Putt or one of their golf camps
  8. Go roller skating like at Albany Creek Skateaway or Digi Roller Skating Rink
  9. Take a City Cat Ride or Cruise the Brisbane River
  10. Head to Bribie, Redcliffe, Wynnum or the Gold Coast for a twilight fish ‘n’ chips on the beach or a picnic FREE
  11. Take a train ride or check out our guide to Trains, Trains, Trains for more themed locations – kids love to ride on trains!
  12. Write up a scavenger list of natural items (or print one of ours for free!) and go on a Scavenger Hunt Adventure FREE
  13. Check out any of the playcentres in Brisbane for some indoor, air-conditioned fun
  14. Visit one of the 140+ WOW playgrounds on our website FREE
  15. Head to your local library for their FREE holiday events for kids (see the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar for more info)
  16. Go fishing at our list of recommended places
  17. Go for a bushwalk or picnic in the great outdoors FREE. We have a whole host of places under our Explore Brisbane category and Day Trips pages
  18. Check out Aussie World who have low-cost entry and over 30 rides
  19. Visit Daisy Hill Koala Centre for a picnic and viewing of the Koalas FREE
  20. Go strawberry picking at one of the many strawberry farms around Brisbane
  21. Visit Maleny Dairies for a real life dairy tour
  22. Check out Robelle Domain in Springfield – with lots of water fun and a cafe for parents in the middle
  23. Make a kite and go and fly it FREE
  24. Go to Lone Pine Sanctuary for a day amongst the animals
  25. Check out the Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich for their regular holiday activities
  26. Find a local river or creek with kids and have them build a dam, catch guppies in a bucket and enjoy Brisbane FREE
  27. Visit the Maritime Museum at South Bank
  28. Head to Queensland Zoo – to see the animals, the Big Pineapple and to have a picnic
  29. Go to Mount Glorious for a picnic, child friendly bushwalk and scones with Jam and Cream on the way down
  30. Head out to the Abbey Museum in Caboolture for some history and wonder
  31. Take a trip to Springbrook for a glowworm tour
  32. Go to the beach- collect shells and build sandcastles FREE
  33. Head to New Farm Park to let the kids climb the trees or Scarborough Beach Park if you are closer. Climbing trees is good for the soul. FREE
  34. Have an icecream for lunch- head to anyone of the best icecream shops in Brisbane, as nominated by you!
  35. Check out the Model Boats at the Boondall Wetlands on Tuesdays and Sundays- its a great picnic spot and has a playground for the kids FREE
  36. Check out your local bunnings for FREE holidays activities for kids and the Bunnings Playgrounds
  37. Go for a drive up to Mount Tamborine– take in the views- pack a picnic – enjoy the fresh air FREE
  38. Head to one of the many zoos in and around Brisbane> Brisbane Kids offer great deals and discount here
  39. Saturday market idea- Robelle Domain for fresh produce…Sunday Markets> Check out the Eagle Farm Markets for some gourmet food and offering, Caboolture for produce and nick nacks- also kids rides
  40. Go for a bike ride on one of Brisbane’s awesome kid friendly cycle paths.. better still..if you can.. drive with your bikes to somewhere lovely like Redcliffe and go for a ride or a skate if you roller blade FREE
  41. Visit the Sir Thomas Planterium and see a show
  42.  Go camping… and for us chickens.. camp in your backyard! FREE
  43. Head to the Everton Park Hotel for their million dollar playground FREE or to the Mango Hill Tavern Indoor Playground for FREE
  44. Take a visit to Old Beenleigh Town on the southside (or Old Petrie Town on the northside) over 20 restored buildings.. good for little historians – small cost
  45. Head to White Cedar Creek for a day trip FREE
  46. Head out for a picnic at the Cleveland Lighthouse FREE
  47. Take your Brisbane Kid indoor rockclimbing at Rocksports
  48. Take a trip to your local creek, collect river stones and paint them- either stories or pet rocks FREE
  49. Contact your local gallery – lots of them will offer kids holiday programs
  50. Head to the new Imagine That Playhouse down at Robina
  51. Head to Toowoomba to check out the Carnival of Flowers
  52. Head to the Glass House Mountains Lookout for a picnic FREE
  53. Head to the Springbrook Lookout for an amazing rainforest walk FREE
  54. While you are at Springbrook, have a picnic at Apple Tree Park FREE
  55. Check out Queen Mary Falls on an awesome road trip with the family FREE
  56. Go to the movies and check out the the new movies that are released for kids every school holidays
  57. Take a day trip to the Darling Downs Zoo
  58. Head out to the Wivenhoe Dam on a day trip FREE
  59. Check out one of Brisbane’s FREE water parks or Swimming Pools
  60. Check out the Eumundi Markets on a Wednesday or Sunday or another awesome attraction of the Sunshine Coast.
  61. Visit The Corner in the QLD State Library FREE
  62. Check our Slaughter Falls for a swim and a BBQ FREE
  63. Check out Bellingham Maze for a day out with the family
  64. Feed the ducks in your local area FREE
  65. Go to the Theme Park with discounted tickets thanks to our discount theme park tickets page
  66. Head out on a nighttime adventure with our guide FREE
  67. Check out Calamvale District Park for their AMAZING slide and draw bridge FREE
  68. Complete a Laser Tag mission, ride the bumper cars and play the arcade games at Laserzone in Lawnton
  69. Discover how to Paintball in Brisbane
  70. Ask your Brisbane Kid what they want to do. Enjoy them.. because this wont last forever!
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