Your Guide to School Holidays in Brisbane - The What, When and Where's


Wanting some inspiration for what to do with your kids in Southern Brisbane and surrounds these school holidays. Get your school aged kids off the couch and out and about to inspire those creative minds and keep those busy bodies moving.

Logan City Libraries have lots of crafty activities for your kids these school holidays in Brisbane, check out these fun activities and events.

  • Christmas craft family fun
  • In a galaxy far, far away…Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Candy cane keyboards: Makey Makey
  • BB8 by Sphero – robotics workshop
  • Ukulele for Beginners
  • Deadly Dash: xylophones and catapults
  • Sand Art Creations
  • Create your own pinball machine: Summer Reading Club celebration
  • Commonwealth champions with Griffith University’s STEM Squad – Can you jump as high as an Olympian?
  • Miss Mon’s Music Games: Game on, one hour music workshop for - 5-12yrs
  • Dr Joe Science Show – Zap and Boom
  • Squishy circuits and Makey Makey: Game on – learn about circuits and make your own controller
  • Beaded friendship bracelets
  • Bambino Pizza Making Workshop

The Glen Hotel

To celebrate the arrival of the authentic Italian pizza ovens to The Glen Hotel, there is pizza making workshops for 4-12yr olds these school holidays, 14 + 19 December 2017

Westfield Garden City has plenty going on and most activities are free!

  • Christmas Card Making Workshop – 16-21 December 2017
  • Daisy Rey’s Big Day Book Signing – 16 December 2017
  • Vapiano Pizza Kids Cooking Class – 18-23 December 2017 

Event Cinemas Garden City, Mt Gravatt

Top movies now playing and coming soon at Garden City, its always a treat to see a new film over the school holidays. Let your kids pick out a must see and book in a movie date for you and your little or big munchkins.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi [M] December 14
  • Ferdinand [G] December 14
  • Daddy’s Home 2 [PG]
  • Wonder [PG]
  • Justice League [M]
  • Thor: Ragnarok [M]
  • The Star [G]
  • Paddington 2 [G] December 21
  • Coco Disney Pixar [PG] December 26
  • Sat Shri Akaal England [PG]
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin [PG]
  • My Little Pony: The Movie [G]
  • The Nut Job 2 – Nutty by Nature [PG] January 11
  • Mary and  the Witch’s Flower [PG] January 18

GOMA – Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank

Me, Myselfie and I

9 December – 22 April 2018, 10am-5pm

This interactive kids exhibition has hands on elements, kids explore their self portrait through digital technology and other mediums.

Streets Beach South Bank

Christmas Beach Cinema

15 – 23 December 6-10pm

If you haven’t locked in a date an outdoor movie session like no other, pack your beach towels and picnic dinner for Christmas Beach Cinema at South Bank.

State Library of Queensland

Summer Festival Tech + Stories + Play

18 December – 21 January

This event has free and ticket activities for all ages, and includes something for everyone from classic storytelling and craft, digital workshops, exhibitions and interactive installations to inspire creative minds for children and families to have fun.

South Bank

NYE Fireworks

31st December 2017, 8.30pm and midnight

New Years Eve fireworks spectacular, 8.30pm for the family and kid friendly event and the midnight fireworks welcome in the new year for 2018!

QUT – Queenlsand University of Technology Garden Point Campus

Draw It, Code It – Summer Holiday Program

6-14 January 2018

For children 5+ with free arts, craft and robotics activities.

Fancy a Day Trip to the Beach around Brisbane?

Paradise Point on the Gold Coast, Bongaree Beach Bribie Island, Tallebudgera Creek and Beach Gold Coast, Cabbage Tree Point Beach on the Gold Coast is good for toddlers with an enclosed swim area.

Get out and explore everything Brisbane has to offer you and your family these summer school holidays!

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