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If you’re looking for fun ways to keep your Brisbane Kids busy these school holidays, then look no further than the host of engaging workshops on offer. Bookings are required for these events, so please click through to book and for more information.
Flying Fox Studios
School holiday workshops at Flying Fox Studios are unique in every way. Over the last 10 years they have developed an original style, where learning and fun are always combined. Workshops cover a wide range of fun and creative topics such as visual arts, engineering, craft, science, music, coding, design and construction. Flying Fox workshops explore all concepts in a creative and hands-on way, with experienced educators leading the kids in imagination and discovery. A new holiday workshop program is scheduled each school holiday period, with workshops typically running over a 6 day schedule. Book now at www.flyingfoxstudios.com.au/holiday-workshops
UQ Sport School Holiday Program
Beat the school holiday blues with UQ Sport Kids! Our tennis, swimming, athletics and Kids Club programs cater to all ages, keeping your child active and entertained over the holidays. Enrol your kids now!
Did you know you can play Laser Tag as a sport and learn all the tricks from some of Australia’s best players? Come to Laserzone’s Junior Masterclass on Wednesday the 12th April from 4.30pm to 6pm and learn how to become a Laser Tag ninja from 3 time Australian champion player ‘Bootza’. $10pp entry, bookings essential! Book online at http://brisbane.laserzone.com.au/league-and-competition-masterclass.
Speak Up Studio
Speak Up Studio has an amazing variety of holiday workshops coming up! Learning and fun go hand in hand with the workshops focusing on drama, musical theatre, art and craft, filmmaking, science and more! Call 3367 8572 to chat with one of their friendly teachers or book in online at www.speakupstudio.com.au.
Looking for fun holiday classes to develop your creative side this autumn holiday? Get ready to dive into a wonderful world of drama, as NIDA Open rolls out its autumn holiday program at the Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) from 3–9 April. Open to children and young people in grades 3–12, the program offers short courses in acting, directing, improvisation and audition prep. Book online at https://www.open.nida.edu.au/courses/how+/school+holidays?near=brisbane/4101/10.
Inspire the imagination these Easter holidays and enrol your children in Tiny Art’s fun and educational School Holiday Workshops for children aged 2-12 years. Taught by local artists and art teachers, children learn new skills, have fun in the process and produce unique artworks. Lots of creative workshops to choose from such as: Coil Pot Easter Bunnies, Tiny Rainbow Fish, Yarn Haired Portraits and more. To view our current program and to book online visit: www.tinyart.com.au
Shake & stir
Kick start your holidays with a cracker shake & stir Primary Holiday Workshop! Over 3 days students will unwrap various Performing Arts styles exploring improvisation, script work, theatre sports and musical theatre facilitated by an energetic and experienced shake & stir team. With a strong emphasis on co-operation, creative thinking (and Christmas cheer) shake & stir aim to ignite the imagination and improve self-confidence in an active, inclusive and supportive environment. When: Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 December 2016. Where: Old Museum, Brisbane. Junior Primary | Prep – Year 2 | 9am – 12.00pm | $195. Senior Primary | Year 3 – Year 6 | 9am – 3pm | $295. Places are limited – so give shake & stir a (jingle) bell on 07 3358 6025 or head to www.shakeandstir.com.au to enrol.
The ultimate school holiday experience – Multi sports fun and games, social skills development for kids aged 4-13. Don’t miss out. Sign up online today to reserve your spot in this amazing program. at www.movementmonkeys.com.au
Laser Sporting is surprisingly athletic and a HUGE amount of fun. Laserzone is holding its quarterly Masterclass workshop on Wednesday the 18th January 2017 so that you can learn everything there is to know about becoming a ninja Laser Tag player. Just $10 for 1.5 hours of action packed fun and the opportunity to learn from some of the best players in Australia. http://brisbane.laserzone.com.au/league-and-competition-masterclass
STEM Punks School Holiday program has something for everyone. In a fun and exciting environment, kids can explore Coding, Robotics, 3D Printing and Drones. New classes for this season includes 3D Design and Digital Sculpting. Set your imagination free and and learn how to design an awesome 3D Printed fantasy creature. www.stempunks.com.au/school-holiday-programs
Bim Bam Boom Art Workshops
Bim Bam Boom Offers a great range of educational toys for children of all ages. Their Art Classes run during the term and the school holidays – Toddlers Get Messy, 2 – 4 years (45 min session), Mini Artists, 4 – 6 years (1 hour session), Art after school 5 years + (1 hour session), Arty Afternoon 5 years + (3 hour session and 2 hour sessions – only available during the school holidays). Creative birthday parties at Bim Bam Boom – You just need to bring the cake, they’ll do the rest. No Mess No Fuss for mum and dad!! For more information, please visit www.bimbamboom.com.au
Give your child a jump start on the year and enrol in NumberWorks’nWords’ popular, intensive Maths and English holiday program. Find out more here – https://numberworksnwords.com/au/holiday-programme, or phone 1300 386 266.
The Luminarium Festival
The Luminarium Festival includes fun and illuminating workshops and events (for ages 5-17) over the holidays that infuse STEM topics with creativity for 21st century learning, including the hugely popular Potions class for young witches, wizards and Muggles. The festival of workshops is set to run for three days in two great locations – Brisbane and Caboolture. Bookings open now. www.theluminariumfestival.com.au
Cutie Pies Baking School
Keep them busy these school holidays by booking in to one of Cutie Pies Baking School’s kids’ baking classes. Relax with a cuppa while your little one gets creative while learning at the same time. Go to www.cutiepiesbakingschool.com for bookings and more info.
Let your child’s creative spirit run free these holidays. Whether it’s painting, drawing or sculpture, children will enjoy creating their own works of art in Tania’s uniquely equipped studio on Bloomfield Street in Cleveland. www.taniasarthouse.com/holiday-workshops.html
Chess Mates classes are based around the students having fun while learning. For younger and newer students, classes are taught through stories, and by doing this it makes the classes more fun and engaging. For older students it’s more about the tactics and forward planning aspect of the game. Chess Mates also do various team based exercises as well, so students are not just playing games of chess. Chess Mates will be holding Summer holiday classes in Sunnybank, Bulimba, and Ashgrove in December 2016 and January 2017. http://chessmates.com.au/
Tammy’s Art Studio
Tammy’s Art Studio summer workshops are scheduled for the following dates :- 19th-22nd December 2016 & 16th-19th January 2017. The morning session is 9:00-11.30 & the afternoon session is 11:30-2:00. Register for one session, or all day! Workshops include sock snowmen, henna art & design, photo transfers, Star Wars drawings, painting, clay and more. For a copy of the timetable and registration form, please email Tammy: [email protected] or phone 0413 109 687. www.tammysartstudio.com.au
Keep the kids active over the long summer holidays with Ginger Sport’s Summer Soccer programs. Their programs include: SPROUTS, KRANK, Custom Kick, and many more events. Many sessions are FREE. Click on the link to see all of the soccer programs on offer this summer. www.gingersport.com.au/free-events/
Special 1hr Creative Kindy School Holiday Art Workshops are finally here!! Creative Kindy’s child led Art and Craft focused classes will be fun and energetic with lots of activities to choose from. They’ll even be dancing! Yay! When: 9.30am 15th December, 5th & 12th of January. Ages: 3-9. Cost: $30 per session. Register Now: www.creativekindy.com.au/register-now/ or email [email protected]
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Workshops with LEGO bricks are a fun and fresh way to spend these holidays! With workshops happening throughout Brisbane, Sunshine & Gold Coasts, boys and girls aged 5 and up will work with LEGO® technic motors, axles and gears to create builds from specially-designed BRICKS 4 KIDZ models. With a range of themes like Bat League, Christmas, Pokemon, Minecraft and MORE, kids will definitely be inspired and engaged while learning about STEM concepts! *Mention you saw this ad in Brisbane Kids and receive a bonus gift. http://bricks4kidz.com.au/queensland-lego-school-holidays-workshops-activities/
Gymboree Play & Music
Bring your little one to celebrate an unforgettable Christmas, Gymboree style! Be a little Santa delivering gifts, have a family photo with big Gymbo, make Christmas crafts, and lots of fun activities in Gymboree’s Play, Music and Art Christmas work shops! For details and locations near you, please visit Gymboree Southside or Gymboree Northside.
Introduction to Virtual Reality Programming for Beginners | Extreme VR
During this workshop, boys and girls aged 10+ will cover all the basics of Unity3D game engine, including the layout and user interface, and be taken step by step through the process of creating their very own virtual reality world. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to step into their virtual world using the latest in HTC Vive virtual reality hardware. Zero prior knowledge is required to complete this workshop. Workshops run from 10am-12pm, every Tuesday and Thursday (13th of December 2016 – Thursday 19th of January 2017). Locations: Brisbane CBD and Norman Park. A minimum class size of 8 students is required. www.extremevr.com.au/
Forte School of Music Stafford
Forte Stafford are running three holiday workshops this break designed to feed your child’s creativity and create beautiful family moments. Workshops include – Write Your Own Christmas Song | Ages 6+ | 10am-12:30pm, 13th & 14th. Christmas Carol Workshop | Ages 6+ | 12pm-2:30pm, 15th & 16th Dec. Make Your Own Percussion Kit | 12pm-3pm, 10th & 11th Jan and 17th & 18th Jan 2017. Ph: (07) 3357 5556. http://fortemusic.com.au/music-school-brisbane-north/
Forte School of Music Toowong & Coorparoo
Forte’s most popular holiday workshops are back on and are taking bookings now! Held over two days in the first week of the school holidays – a total of 6 hours over 2 days of rocking fun! Open to all abilities aged 7 through to 14, Forte School of Music give new students an experience to remember! Only $86 for the two day workshop. http://fortetoowong.com.au/schedule/rock-school-2 | Calling all budding composers and video games lovers – Forte’s 8 hour, two day video game composition workshop gets students of all ages and abilities writing music for their favourite computer games. Just $99 for two days of computer game compositions! http://fortetoowong.com.au/video-game-compositions Forte Coorparoo ph: (07) 3397 6935. Forte Toowong ph: (07) 3871 0066.
School Holidays at Riverlife
Riverlife school holiday adventure passes start at $49pp and offer kayak, laser tag, abseil and segway experiences! Come for half a day or a whole week. Don’t miss out – secure your school holiday adventure now. Visit http://riverlife.com.au/events/school-holiday-adventure-pass-2/
Creative Kids Brisbane
All of the sessions are free and the lesson structure is open ended. Children can create the art activity of the day, or create something totally unique of their own with the materials provided. Each art session will run for 50 minutes, recommended for 3-12 year olds. Children under 5 will need assistance from their parents with some of the activities. Bookings are recommended due to the busy school holiday period. www.eventbrite.com.au/o/creative-kids-brisbane-12152115494
Australian School of Performing Arts, Film and Television
ASPA-FTV has three fabulous School Holiday Courses these school holidays. Filmmaker Training Express – 10th December, 9am–1:30p – Perfect for the budding filmmaker wanting to learn from a professional Cinematographer! | Creative Shorts Film Workshop – 12th-16th Dec or 9th-13th Jan, 10am-5pm – Students create five Professionally Filmed, Directed and Edited short scenes in the week, all presented on a DVD to take home at the end of the week! | Location: Corinda State High School, Corinda | Suitable for ages 8 – 17yrs. Ph 1300 345 688 for bookings – Places are limited! http://aspaftv.com.au/holiday-workshop-3/
Tea Cup Cottage – Cubby House Program
Activities throughout the school holidays for children with special needs, including picnics, performances, craft workshops and more. Options are available for your child to remain at Cubby for in-house activities should you choose these instead of community based activities. Please inform Alex when making your reservation. Please contact Alex Shaw on 0409 896 311 or email [email protected] to reserve your place. www.tea-cupcottage.com
Moreton Bay’s Active Holidays Sessions
Awesome FREE and low-cost outdoor activities for 3 – 17 year olds, run throughout the Moreton Bay region by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. Activities include Gymnastics, Multi-sports, Rugby League, Self Defense,Orienteering, Yoga, and even Wind Surfing! Bookings required. Find the full timetable of activities at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/activekids/
Brisbane City Council’s Chill Out program
Chill Out is one of Brisbane’s most popular youth programs with a great variety of free and low-cost recreation activities. Brisbane City Council coordinates the events targeted specifically to young people between 10-17 years old. Activities include skateboarding, putt putt, acting workshops, kayak games, film production, art and craft workshops and much more. www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/events-listed-type/sports-recreation-programs/chill-out#/?i=1
Logan’s Krank program
Logan City Council’s Krank program has been expanded to include kids as young as five! Krank is a school holiday program for Logan residents aged 5-17 years that is jam packed with free and low cost activities and classes. It’s a great way to meet new people and have fun as you participate in adventure sports, arts and crafts, multimedia, music and physical recreation. Krank encourages inclusion of all young people and also offers activities designed specifically for young people living with a disability. Bookings open one week prior to each school holiday period. www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/youth/krank
Ipswich Active Breaks
Active Breaks is a free holiday program run by Ipswich City Council and Coolsports for Ipswich kids aimed at getting kids out and active during the school holidays. The program offers a range of sports each holidays including martial arts, trampolining, dance, hockey, little athletics and much more. The program is suitable for kids aged 5-17 years and also caters for kids with special needs. www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/residents/healthy_lifestyle/active-breaks
EnviroEd is another of Ipswich City Council’s free holiday workshops that takes place in the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, and includes interesting topics, craft activities, special guest speakers, shows and activities; all with an environmental focus. Each workshop is suitable for different age groups so check the website for more information. www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_ipswich/environment/EnviroEd
Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other great family-friendly school holiday events in Brisbane; take a look at our Event Calendar.