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37 summer school holiday activities in Brisbane 2019

How to keep the kids busy over the Easter break in Brisbane.

Queensland kids have sun and surf to keep them entertained all holiday long, but with Autumn in full-force, not every day bring perfect beach weather.

If you're looking to change things up, we've found a whole stack of kid-approved activities to keep your brood busy during the two-week Easter school holidays in Brisbane. They take just minutes to book but provide hours of fun.



Best summer school holiday activities in Brisbane

Less than $50 activities for kids in Brisbane

Stand up paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding from Adrenaline

Experience stand up paddle at Sandgate, feel the fresh air and have fun.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Ages: Minimum age of 9 years old and maximum weight is 100kg
  • Price: $30

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Funky Monkees entry ticket

Funky Monkees entry ticket from Groupon

A full-day pass to a multi-level playgrounds with slides and more that will make kids busy.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Child price:$6

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Unlimited arcade at 1UP Australia

Unlimited arcade at 1UP Australia from Groupon

Bring the whole family and play over 140 original arcade classics like Donkey Kong, Street Fighter and Daytona on unlimited free-play or opt for free-play pinball.

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $10

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Farm animal experience with horse riding

Farm animal experience with horse riding from Experience Oz

See and interact with farm animals including donkeys, chickens, guinea pigs, turkeys, alpacas, goats, pigs and more. This also let you experience a 15-minute horse riding.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Location: Trevena Glen
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $45

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35% off Coolum Aqua Park entry

35% off Coolum Aqua Park entry from Groupon

Bounce, slide and splash at this water park for half-day or full-day.

  • Duration: Half-day or full-day
  • Location: Oz Ski Resort Complex
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 3-year olds and above
  • Price: $12.95

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40% off shark and ray pat and play

40% off shark and ray pat and play from Groupon

Get up close to rays and sharks with an interactive in-water, kid-friendly session at the Shark and Ray Gardens

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Shark and Ray Gardens, Loganholme
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Child price: $15
  • Adult price: $25

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ticket

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ticket from Experience Oz

Interact with the animals and cuddle a koala anytime that the kids will sure to love.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $32.40

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South Brisbane Cemetery ghost tour

South Brisbane Cemetery ghost tour from RedBalloon

Explore the second largest cemetery in Queensland at night and hear local ghost stories that will give you a spooky feeling.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: South Brisbane Cemetery
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Minimum of 15-years old
  • Price: $30
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Sightseeing cruise

Sightseeing cruise from finder.com.au

Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

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  • Duration: 2-hour cruise
  • Location: Brisbane City, QLD
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $30

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Brisbane Bike, Rollerblade or Scooter Rental

Brisbane Bike, Rollerblade or Scooter Rental from Viator

Enjoy a bike ride, rollerblade or scooter around Brisbane.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours, 4 hours or 1 day
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Accessibility: Departs from Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $20

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55% off 4-hour sailing

55% off 4-hour sailing from Groupon

Board a catamaran and cruise through South Stradbroke whilst enjoying a gourmet buffet lunch.

  • Duration: 4-hour cruise
  • Location: South Stradbroke
  • Accessibility: Return boat transfers
  • Ages: 3-year olds and above
  • Price: $29

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Brisbane Kayak Tour

Brisbane Kayak Tour from Viator

Kayak around Brisbane river either by day or night for 90 minutes.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Accessibility: Departs from Riverlife Adventure and Functions Centre, Kangaroo Point
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $50

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More than $50 activities for kids in Brisbane

Trapeze lesson

Trapeze lesson from Adrenaline

Learn to swing, flip and catch your way with this 90-minute flying trapeze workshop.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Brisbane Airport
  • Ages: Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Price: $66

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Koala sanctuary and river cruise

Koala sanctuary and river cruise from RedBalloon

Board on the famous Brisbane's river cruise and experience Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Plus a knowledgeable cruise captain.

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Location: Brisbane CBD
  • Accessibility: Return cruise transfers
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Child price: $48
  • Adult price: $78
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Abseiling at Kangaroo Point

Abseiling at Kangaroo Point from RedBalloon

Get a perfect view of sunset while abseiling the cliffs of Kangaroo Point Minimum age of 8.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Brisbane, QLD
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 8-year olds and above
  • Price: $89
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Mt Tamborine Rainforest tour

Mt Tamborine Rainforest tour from RedBalloon

Includes morning tea, wine tasting, 4WD ride and guided walking tour at the rainforest.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 3-year olds and above
  • Child price: $58
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Australia Zoo day trip

Australia Zoo day trip from RedBalloon

Experience up close with the amazing animals in Australia Zoo for one day - perfect for the whole family.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Brisbane CBD
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 3-14 year olds
  • Price: $89
  • Accepts Afterpay

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High ropes course

High ropes course from RedBalloon

A full-day of challenge that takes you on over 5 courses spanning and 10 acres of rope and wire challenges.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Tamborine National Park, QLD
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 7-year olds and above
  • Child price: $45
  • Adult price: $55
  • Accepts Afterpay

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North Stradbroke Island Day in Paradise Tour

North Stradbroke Island Day in Paradise Tour from finder.com.au

Queensland Day Tours

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  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland
  • Accessibility: Return bus and ferry transfers to Stradbroke Island
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Child price: $109
  • Adult price: $159

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Moreton Island camping

Moreton Island camping from RedBalloon

See the beautiful surrounds of Moreton Island and spend 2-day camping with all food and accommodation included.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: Moreton Island
  • Accessibility: Return ferry transfers from Brisbane
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $245
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Great Barrier Reef tour

Great Barrier Reef tour from Experience Oz

A 3-day tour from Brisbane that will let you explore and experience one of the Great Barrier Reef's most beautiful coral lagoons and islands, Lady Musgrave Island.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: Queensland
  • Accessibility: Return bus transfers from Level 3, Bus Bay 26-30, Brisbane Transit Centre
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $389

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Tangalooma Island day cruise

Tangalooma Island day cruise from Experience Oz

Go on a day cruise with dolphin viewing and discover Tangalooma Island Resort which gives you full access to the island resort facilities and more.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Accessibility: Departing from Brisbane, Holt St Wharf
  • Ages: 6-year olds and above
  • Price: $149

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North Stradbroke Island day tour

North Stradbroke Island day tour from Experience Oz

A day tour to North Stradbroke Island from Brisbane that includes lunch and a chance to see dolphins during sunset at Amity Point.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Queensland
  • Accessibility: Pick-up and drop-off at Roma St Bus Stop 125 at Transit Centre, Brisbane
  • Ages: 14-year olds and above
  • Price: $149

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Stand Up Paddleboard experience

Stand Up Paddleboard experience from Experience Oz

Experience Brisbane's favorite pasttime, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and cruise along Brisbane river.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Kangaroo Point
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 12-year olds and above
  • Price: $55

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50% off indoor rock climbing day passes

50% off indoor rock climbing day passes from Groupon

Climb your way up these 28 eight metre high walls or watch other climbers sweat their way up from the viewing gallery.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Fortitude Valley
  • Price is per person

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Escape room experience

Escape room experience from RedBalloon

Crack puzzles, find clues or solve a crime scene with this unique game that is interactive for 4 people.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Accessibility: Indoor experience, on-site parking available
  • Ages: 7-year olds and above
  • Price: $144
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Family high tea

Family high tea from RedBalloon

Have High Tea at Brisbane’s oldest café. Includes sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Brisbane CBD
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $120
  • Accepts Afterpay

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North Stradbroke Island Day in Paradise Tour

North Stradbroke Island Day in Paradise Tour from finder.com.au

Queensland Day Tours

Highlights:
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland
  • Accessibility: Return bus and ferry transfers to Stradbroke Island
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Child price: $109
  • Adult price: $159

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Free activities in Brisbane during School holidays

  • Splash around at the urban Streets Beach in the South Bank Parklands.
  • Spend the afternoon browsing the produce and boutique wares at the Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets.
  • Follow along the kilometre-long Aboriginal Art Trail at Mt Coot-tha to see contemporary art works, tree carvings and rock paints.
  • Explore the nearby D'Aguilar National Park's rainforests and hills.
  • Stroll around the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and find the perfect spot for a picnic.
  • Check out the views of the city from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park.
  • Go to The Corner at the Queensland State Library and check out what children's activities are on.
  • See the exhibits at the Museum of Brisbane or the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Visit the Daisy HIll Koala Centre, nestled in a 435 hectares of eucalypt forest, and see native koalas

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