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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 […]


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 […]


APT10 Kids

GOMA Stanley Place, South Bank

APT10 Kids features seven projects by artists from across the Asia Pacific region that celebrate inclusion and diversity, and the importance of collaboration and community. Children and their families can engage with these themes through hands-on making and multimedia activities, artwork displays and large-scale installations. The first three projects open 25 September in the Children’s […]


Spy Espionage in Australia

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich

Spy Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day. See genuine spy equipment, surveillance images and candid interviews with ASIO officers. Play the part of a secret agent in the interactive family trail. Test your skills […]

Christmas Putt Putt

Victoria Park 309 Herston Road , Brisbane

Christmas Putt Putt is coming back to Victoria Park for the festive season! From 5 November - 31 December, Brisbane Kids can have a jolly good time at the magically 18 hole decorated course. It’ll be love at ‘frost’ sight with a new spruced up course, featuring holes including Frosty’s Fairway, Gingerbread Village, Elf City […]

Christmas Markets on This Weekend

various Brisbane , Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast venues

There are so many Christmas Markets on this weekend!  You can find the complete list with all the best Christmas Markets, in and around Brisbane, here Shop local this Christmas. We’ve got the ultimate list of Christmas markets in Brisbane this festive season, where you will be able to buy unique hand-crafted and hand-made […]


Places to visit Santa this Weekend

various Brisbane , Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast venues

There are so many places to visit Santa this weekend! Santa will be taking his throne from early November at locations all across Brisbane, but as we all know this will look a little different this year. Whether it is for a photo socially distanced 1.5m from his throne, or just to let him know […]


Free Christmas Events on This Weekend

various Brisbane , Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast venues

There are just so many free Christmas events in Brisbane this year to get your whole family into the Christmas spirit. We will be updating the events daily from now up until Christmas so make sure you check in regularly for new events!  Find the complete list of Free Christmas Events on in Brisbane this […]


Christmas at Indro!

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Christmas at Indro is looking very festive this year! Snap your festive family photo at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and tick off that gift list while the kids attend one of our Cinema Childcare sessions. Santa Photos This year you and the family can enjoy Indro’s magical Santa World maze and take a photo with the […]


Bribie Island Seaside Museum South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island

Remember the fun of playing quoits, skittles, dominoes or even Hula Hoops and Twister? These summer holidays, Bribie Island Seaside Museum will be a fun-filled hands-on game space for all ages. Put the screens away - accept the challenge, test your skills, and reconnect. Playing the games of childhoods past, there’s always something for everyone. […]


Christmas Carols on This Weekend

various Brisbane , Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast venues

Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit faster than a few carols. Local events where the whole family can join in are being held almost every day throughout the festive season in Brisbane. We’ve grabbed the details of all of the Christmas carol locations across Brisbane that are worth going to and added it to […]



Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Santa photos have started at Indoorppoilly Shopping Centre as Santa has arrived in centre in his magical Santa World maze.  Make sure you secure your festive photo session with the big man and don't forget to bring your Christmas wishlist! Plus Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has exclusive photos for the fury members of the family and […]

Pet Paw-trait with Santa at Indro

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Get your fur-friends ready and get a Pet Paw-trait with Santa at Indro this year!  Take home a PAW-fect piece of magic from Santa World by securing a booking for your Pet Photo with Santa! You’ll be able to feature in the photo with your furry friend but a safe distance from Santa must always […]

Christmas In Ipswich

Nicholas Street Precint Nicholas Street, Ipswich

Celebrate Christmas in Ipswich with family and friends this festive season. Experience the magic of ‘St Nicholas Precinct’, visit Christmas lights displays, write a letter to Santa and join in the fun of Santa on Tour. Local Christmas markets, carols and celebrations will be held across the City of Ipswich. Dig out your Christmas lights […]

The 80s

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe

The 80s were filled with bright fashion, major events and stunning growth for the Sunshine State. The Commonwealth Games and Expo 88 were on a scale never seen before and captured the atmosphere of Brisbane, a city on the rise. So pop a tape in the boombox and revisit the fun and fabulousness of the […]


The Snow Village

Toombul Shopping Centre 1015 Sandgate Rd, Toombul

Experience the magic of a white Christmas these holidays at the Snow Village! Snow4Kids is delighted to announce that we will be bringing our brand new Snow Village Experience to Brisbane these holidays to create a truly white Christmas. Immerse yourself in a snow filled winter wonderland this Christmas and celebrate the most magical time […]


Green screen

Pine Rivers Art Gallery 130-134 Gympie Rd, Strathpine, Strathpine

What matters to you? Is it koala habitats, swimming in clean waterways or saving the bees? Moreton Bay’s young people are speaking out and sharing their thoughts about the local environment. Using stop-motion animation, assembled sculpture and poster making, Green screen will present their concerns and ideas about human impact on the environment. Learn from […]


The Enchanted Garden

Roma Street Parkland Roma Street, Brisbane

The Enchanted Gardens are back in 2021! Be transported to a world of wonderment, as the world’s largest sub-tropical garden in a city centre becomes illuminated with the glow of over 40,000 fairy lights for The Enchanted Garden annual lighting display. The lighting trail is constructed with cutting-edge visual and auditory elements like holograms, LED […]

A Christmas Carol

QPAC, Playhouse Corner Grey and Melbourne St, South Bank

A Christmas Carol, the classic Charles Dickens tale, is returning to QPAC for the festive season! This award-winning adaption created by shake & stir theatre co features the perfect mix of song, humour, love and joy. A Christmas Carol has fast become a Christmas tradition, with many families opting to see the magical, grand-in-scale production […]

Christmas on Queen

Queen Street Mall Queen Street, Brisbane

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Queen Street Mall with daily pop-up performances and roving entertainment that’s sure to delight all ages. The festive performances and entertainment will feature throughout Queen Street Mall.  Christmas on Queen Date:  3 – 24 December Time: 11am-3pm daily, plus 4.30pm-8.30pm during late-night trade. Location: Queen Street Mall Cost: FREE Find out […]


Built for Speed

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

Start your engines… Built for Speed is back! Thrills, spills and awesome crashes are guaranteed! Design, build and race your LEGO® hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks. Modify your vehicle for extra speed, then re-race your ride for ultimate victory! Whose machine will reign supreme? Get set for summer holiday fun as […]

APT 10 Opening Weekend

GOMA Stanley Place, South Bank

APT10 Kids is free family fun!   There's so much for children and families to do and see Join us for Opening Weekend, Sat 4 & Sun 5 Dec to enjoy: 7 imaginative and joyful projects Hands-on art-making workshops A live storytelling by Gordon Hookey Amazing art And so much more!   Plan your opening […]


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 […]

Free Movies in the Park

Little Bayside Park Manly Harbour Village, Corner Cambridge & Esplanade, Manly

Head down to Little Bayside Park for the Free Movies in the Park event! Fun for the whole family. Bring a folding chair, rug or cushion and settle in for a great evening’s entertainment. Pack a picnic or visit the nearby local Manly Harbour Village restaurants to get a selection of delicious take-away options from […]


Michelle Vine: Soft touch

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

Enter a world of furry forests, cosy bathtubs and embraceable artworks. Over summer, Michelle Vine will transform the gallery into an immersive exhibition where play and touch are highly encouraged. Michelle Vine is a contemporary installation artist whose practice centres on creating accessible and inclusive artworks that utilise human touch. Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay […]


JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of Tom Moore. One of Australia's leading glass artists, Moore’s masterful handling of the medium results in imaginative and playful sculptures and environments. Hybrid creatures, automobiles and warped plants all combine to make an immersive exhibition that examines our relationships to the world around us. JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: […]

6:00 am - 12:00 pm Recurring

Carseldine Markets

Carseldine Markets 532 Beams Rd Carseldine , Brisbane

Gather your baskets and head on down to the Carseldine Markets every Saturday from 6am -12pm. With free entry, plenty of free parking and leafy, relaxing surrounds, this is a great way to spend your Saturday morning.  What's at Carseldine Markets There are a range of refreshments on offer from freshly brewed coffee, deli products, […]

6:30 am - 11:00 am Recurring

Brookfield Markets

Brookfield Markets 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield

The Brookfield Markets are open every 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month.  The markets feature extensive shaded seating area, live music, a kids corner with lots of books and toys so mum & dad can enjoy a quite breakfast in the central seating area (under cover). There are also pony rides (on most […]

8:00 am - 9:00 am Recurring

Sensitive Santa

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Sensitive Santa sessions gives families with children with special needs the chance to have a photo with Santa in a sensory friendly environment: no crowds, dimmed lighting and lowered sound. WHERE: Santa World, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 1 (near Coles) WHEN:  8AM-9AM Sun 21 Nov (This session will be from 9AM - 10AM) Sat 27 Nov […]

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Baby Give Back Collection Day

Edge Early Learning, 254 Buckland Road, Nundah

Baby Give Back accepts new and gently used items which are then cleaned and safety checked. They are then lovingly packed by our wonderful volunteers in preparation to be collected by case and social workers as well as midwives to then pass onto vulnerable families. Collection date is 4 December at Edge Early Learning, Nundah […]

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stanthorpe Music and Arts Festival

Weeroona Park Marsh Street, Stanthorpe

The Stanthorpe Music and Arts Festival is an explosion of live music, visual art and performances in the heart of the Granite Belt, just 3 hours from Brisbane. Held on Saturday 4 December 2021 at Weeroona Park, the Stanthorpe Music and Arts Festival features a jam-packed program of music, roving performances, artist exhibitions and a […]

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas in the Park and Twilight Market

Calamvale District Park Ormskirk Street, Calamvale

  Christmas in the Park and Twilight Market is back again in 2021!   Come on down to Calamvale District Park and join the festivities of Christmas. There will be fun activities for the kids, choir & musical performances, a best dressed dog parade and plenty of market stalls for Christmas gifts & food outlets. […]

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Community Carols at Sherwood Arboretum

Sherwood Arboretum 57 Dewar Terrace, Sherwood

Community Carols at Sherwood Arboretum is this year's grand finale to the Sherwood Community Festival.  There will be music by Kate Street Big Band, stalls by our community groups as well as entertainment by FireFly Entertainers and more! Singing, stalls and Santa, family, food and friends.  Come and enjoy the festive spirit with a live […]

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Christmas on Main Street

samford Village Main Street, SAmford Village

Christmas on Main Street the new look Christmas Street Festival supporting local business and bringing the Samford community together for the festive season. Follow the twinkling lights and red bows to Main Street, Samford Village for a Magical Christmas Garden themed "Christmas on Main Street" Enjoy activities, food, entertainment and live music hosted by local […]


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