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23 school holiday activities in Brisbane 2017

Here’s how to keep the kids busy over the school holidays in Brisbane.

A few weeks of school-free time here for Queensland kids. Luckily, there's more than a handful of year-round and seasonal activities available to kickstart the upcoming school holiday.

Here are a few that take minutes to book but provide hours of fun:

TermDates
Term 1 school holidays1 April until 17 April
Term 2 school holidays25 June until 9 July
Term 3 school holidays16 September until 2 October
Term 4 school holidays9 December until 21 January

Best family friendly activities to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Brisbane

These jam-packed, hands-on activities and adventures will capture and amuse them to no end. Your kids might even learn a new skill while they’re at it.

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School holiday events in Brisbane to attend

Searching for something fun to do that only comes around once a school holiday? Organise your days around events happening near you. Here are our top picks for what to do around town during the school holidays.

  • Get your superhero on, grab the popcorn and catch a Marvel flick at the Marvel Cinematic Universe screening event. Movies play at 10am daily until 3 September, QAGOMA
  • The wonders and craftsmanship of taxidermy come to life at A Room for Wild Animals. Nearly 20 specimens from big cats to bears from around the world will be on display. Until 31 August, The Workshops at Queensland Museum
  • Entertain and delight by booking a seat at the live performance of 101 Dalmatians. Good for all ages. Until 2 September, Brisbane Arts Theatre
  • Take them to experience their first taste of snow at Snow4Kids in the city. Activities include tobogganing, snowman making and more. 24 June to 9 July, South Bank Pizza

7 free school holiday activities Brisbane

  • 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

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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