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Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters Exhibition

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank

Big Voices celebrates the power of children to express themselves through art and features paintings and drawings from the renowned Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive. Showcasing beautiful and thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices takes you on a journey into these young artist's worlds, to see how they […]

Free - booking recommended

The Storytellers

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

Step into The Storytellers and uncover the hidden histories, myths and tales of Brisbane as told by the contemporary writers of our city. Featuring new stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven, The Storytellers creates an immersive and interactive experience combining historical objects, artworks, and written […]


Brain Child

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe

Fun for the whole family, Brain Child celebrates the world of inventions! Pull the lever and witness a Rube Goldberg machine in action! These machines are made from a series of unrelated objects that are joined together to perform a really simple task. Test yourself - can you put it back together for the next […]


The Gifting Tree

Children's Art Centre, QAGOMA Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

‘The Gifting Tree’ brings together the work of Sonia Chitrakar, Archana Kumari and Kamta Tahed, three contemporary Indian artists who use bright colours, pattern and storytelling in different ways. Each artist has created a painting or drawing that references the importance of trees in supporting life. ‘The Gifting Tree’ refers to a divine, life-giving tree […]


Brickman Wonders of the World

Queensland Museum Grey St & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Brickman Wonders of the World opens Friday 18 June at the Queensland Museum.    The excitement is building! Explore history’s greatest masterpieces, brought to life by LEGO® Certified Professional, and LEGO Masters Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught.  From the Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal, to the Empire State Building — this world-class exhibition takes […]

City in the Sun

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

As Queensland’s gateway to the tropics, Brisbane has adopted imagery of all things subtropical over the last century, from frangipanis to pineapples and bikini-clad leisure-lovers. City in the Sun uncovers and reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image. Showcasing large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the exhibition will reveal how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment […]


Lightplay for Kids

Ipswich Art Gallery d'Arcy Doyle Place (between Brisbane and Limestone Streets), Ipswich

Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them! Play with overhead projectors and illuminated light boxes and discover what happens when light is cast on different materials. Explore transparency, reflection and shadow as well as other properties of light. See the Children’s Gallery transform into […]


Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

redcliffe art gallery 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe

Patricia Piccinini is one of the most exciting and challenging Australian artists working today. Influenced by science, nature, fiction and the unconscious, Piccinini’s ongoing concern is the social impact and moral responsibility of advanced technology on people, animals and our planet. Her fantastical creatures and environments are, in a way, propositions about possible futures. Through […]


Mini Beasts

Robina Town Centre 19 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina, QLD

Mini Beasts is back at Robina Town Centre by popular demand after its dazzling debut in 2020, bringing with it the much-loved giant insect quartet, and dropping a brand-new entertainment series that will provide the perfect post-lockdown antidote for families needing a healthy dose of fun. Coming in at a colossal four metres in size, […]


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Queens Park Toowoomba Margret St, East Toowoomba

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will bloom in 2021 from Wednesday 1st to Thursday 30th September 2021. Plans are in place to ensure Toowoomba is blooming beautifully for all of September with the public parks set to delight for 30 days straight! Lock in your visit to the feature floral displays at Queens Park Botanic Gardens and Laurel Bank Park this […]


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

QPAC, Lyric Theatre Melbourne Street , South Bank

Roald Dahl’s beloved tale comes to Brisbane… for the first time EVER! A delectable musical treat, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination”, “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket”, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping and ear-tickling score. Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory […]

World Upside Down

HOTA 135 Bundall Rd,  Surfers Paradise

Discover secrets and surprises, where nature is not what it seems in World Upside Down, the first exhibition in HOTA's new Children’s Gallery. The young and young-at-heart can be curious and creative through interactive art and hands on making activities, designing a future where we all belong. In Lowana-Skye Davies’ interactive artwork bathe in a […]



Various Brisbane City Landmarks Geroge St, Brisbane

Brisbane City Council presents Springfinity exhibition featured across the city through the Outdoor Gallery program.   Music for your eyes Beautiful, bold and witty, Springfinity is a three-month outdoor art exhibition showing over 11 locations in Brisbane City. With elements of beauty and surprise, audiences bask in the warmth of candid humour and revel in simple lines and good times. Brisbane […]


Halloween Putt Putt

Victoria Park 309 Herston Road , Brisbane

Get ready for a Halloween Scare at Victoria Park’s spooktacularly decorated Putt Putt course from 17 September - 31 October.  You’ll be creeping it real with feature holes including Pumpkin Patch, Witch’s Way, The Freaky Forest and Skeleton’s Graveyard. Bookings online are essential. Cost is  Adult: $22 Child (4-17 years): $16 Concession: $19 Parent/Guardian $18 […]

$5 Family Films at Limelight Cinemas Ipswich

Limelight Cinemas Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre , Cnr Downs Street and The Terrace, North Ipswich

It’s that time again – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! And to celebrate the HUGE line up of family films to check out on the big screen, we’re bringing you $5 Movie Tickets! Bring the whole family along to the canine adventures of PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE plus DOGTANIAN AND THE THREE MUSKHOUNDS, score a slam dunk with […]


Spring School Holidays at Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane

Spring into a new adventure at Museum of Brisbane these school holidays with non-stop family fun! With a fun adventure available every single day of the week, there’s so much to see and do at MoB. This school holidays, we invite you to: 1. Take a walk through a vibrant world of contemporary art at […]

When I Grow Up

Toombul Shopping Centre 1015 Sandgate Rd, Toombul

These holidays Toombul Shopping Centre is filling little hearts with big dreams. Kids will have the opportunity to be explore what they want to be when they’re all grown up through education, play and hands-on activities.  Scientist Who knew there were so many types of slime - some alive, some sticky, some gooey, some slippery, […]


MOB Drop in Spring Workshops

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane has so many free drop in Spring workshops just for Brisbane Kids during the school holidays. From hands-on weaving workshops with guest artists to art exhibitions, storytimes and craft activities there is something to entertain everyone!   Spring school holiday drop in workshop options are as follows:  City in the Sun: Monday […]


Slip and Slide

Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre Crn Downs St and The Terrace , Ipswich

Calling all Thrill-Seekers! Come and ride our 25m giant inflatable water slide, plus enjoy garden games and a water mist zone for the little ones. Slide participants must be a minimum 110cm in height and over 4 years of age. All slide participants must bring their own towel and a change of clothes. Changing areas […]

Science with a Bang | Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich

Science on Track  The Workshops Rail Museum is encouraging natural curiosity in kids these school holidays! Saturday 18 September – Monday 4 October Week Two: Science with a Bang Monday 27 September – Monday 4 October  This week is all about chemistry and physics – heat, energy and forces plus a spot of slime!  Big Bang […]

Nerf Battle Zone

Nicholas Street Precint Nicholas Street, Ipswich

The whole family will have fun over the September school holidays in the NERF battle zone at Tulmur Place. Brisbane KIds can test their skills with challenges in distance, speed and accuracy.   NERF is 8+ years old recommended.  FREE EVENT  FREE 3-HOUR PARKING  FOOD TRUCKS   Nerf Battlezones will operate from 27 September - […]


Storytime at Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane are letting the sunshine in these school holidays with an all new Storytime adventure. Join the Museum of Brisbane in the Dome Gallery on selected days during the holidays and soak up the warmth of Myeong-sook Jeong’s charming picture book, The Wonder of the Sun. Travel into outer space, dive into the […]


Where’s Wally Free Craft Workshop + Kids Eat Free*

Skygate 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane

Come and visit Skygate these school holidays and join in the Where's Wally themed fun! Come and create a Where’s Wally keepsake. There are several craft items available, including sipper cups (colour the Where’s Wally sipper cup insert and then slide it inside the cup for a personalised drink cup) and more! Visit the Where's […]


DRU Animal Rescue Farm Tours

DRU Animal Rescue 1374 Mount Cotton Road, Burbank

Loads of fun for the kids and supporting local rescue with 100% of proceeds going back into saving lives  Rescue Animal sanctuary tours are kid-friendly, “fun for everyone” tours that feature an up-close and personal experience with all of their farm babies, fenceline feeds with their special needs cow herd and of course a beautiful […]

10:00 am - October 3. 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Carnival Fun

Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown Crn Calam and Compton Rd, Sunnybank Hills

Cue the fairy floss, the Carnival is rolling into Sunnybank Hills! Experience a pastel wonderland where kids can strike out their competition with skittles bowling, toss their way to a win with ring toss, bounce their way to victory with basketball or take a break at the selfie wall. And what Carnival would be complete without […]

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Recurring

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Flight of the Humble Bee

HOTA 135 Bundall Rd,  Surfers Paradise

In this ‘choose your own adventure’ style interactive comedy, master storyteller Nadia Sunde takes kids on a hilarious and fun-filled journey into the wilderness of their own imaginations. With only a Humble Bee as their guide, together they tumble down the rabbit hole of wondrous possibilities, curiosities, and adventure. Find all the details here


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