39 winter school holiday activities in Brisbane 2019

Learn how to keep the kids busy over the winter break in Brisbane.

Queensland kids have interactive and indoor activities to keep them entertained all holiday long, but with winter in full-force, not every day will bring perfect warm 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 winter school holidays in Brisbane. They take just minutes to book, but provide hours of fun.



Best winter school holiday activities in Brisbane


Our top pick for winter school holidays in Brisbane

Escape room experience

Escape room experience from RedBalloon

Crack puzzles, find clues or solve a crime scene with this unique game.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Accessibility: Indoor experience, on-site parking available
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Ages: 7 years and above
  • Price: $84 for two people
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Less than $50 activities for kids in Brisbane

Circus workshop

Circus workshop from RedBalloon

Learn how to juggle, make human pyramids and swing on a trapeze with this interactive circus workshop.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Central Brisbane
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 5-15 years old
  • Price: $42
  • Price is per person
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Art workshop

Art workshop from RedBalloon

This fun and hands-on workshop will keep kids entertained and allow them to work on their artistic skills during the school break.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Stapylton
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $30
  • Price is per person
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Funky Monkees entry ticket

Funky Monkees entry ticket from Groupon

A full-day pass to a multi-level playground 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 lets 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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40% off shark and ray pat and play

40% off shark and ray pat and play from Groupon

Get up close to stingrays 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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Go karting

Go karting from Experience Oz

For an exhilarating school holiday experience, jump into a go kart and race against your friends or the clock.

  • Duration: Choice of two, four or six laps consisting of six-minute sessions
  • Location: Kingston
  • Ages: 10 years or above
  • Price: $45

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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, an experience that the kids are 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

Take a scenic cruise along the waterways of the city.

  • 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 scoot 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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4-hour sailing cruise

4-hour sailing cruise 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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Brisbane winter wonderland festival

Snow4Kids

  • Spend the winter holidays making snowmen, tobogganing and enjoying the falling machine-made snow at Brisbane's very own winter wonderland that is perfect for a family outing.
  • Duration: 29 June - 14 July, 2019 between 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Location: The South Bank Piazza
  • Accessibility: $20 for weekday parking and $9 for weekend parking

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 the sunset while abseiling the cliffs of Kangaroo Point.

  • 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

Enjoy morning tea, wine tasting, a 4WD ride and a guided walking tour in the rainforest with this tour suited for those who love the outdoors.

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

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Australia Zoo day trip

Australia Zoo day trip from RedBalloon

Experience a day at Australia Zoo where kids will be amazed by the animals and enjoy the activities available.

  • 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 adventure that takes you on over 5 courses and 10 acres of rope and wire challenges.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Tamborine National Park, QLD
  • Accessibility: On-site parking available
  • Ages: 7 years old 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

Explore the untouched beauty of Stradbroke Island with exceptional beaches, forests and rugged coastline.

  • 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 viewings 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 years old and above
  • Price: $149

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North Stradbroke Island day tour

North Stradbroke Island day tour from Experience Oz

Sit back and relax with 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 years old and above
  • Price: $149

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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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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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Free activities in Brisbane during the school holidays

  • Check out the views of the city from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs park
  • See the exhibits at the Museum of Brisbane or the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Learn a new skill with basic BMX training at the Bracken Ridge BMX Facility
  • Chill out and find your inner Zen with an introduction to yoga at Hawthorne Park
  • Make bubble slime and instant snow at the Skygate Science Lab at Skygate Centre
  • Stroll around the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and find the perfect spot for a picnic
  • Skate your way through the holidays at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre's indoor ice skating rink
  • Go to The Corner at the Queensland State Library and check out what children's activities are on
  • Visit the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, nestled in a 435 hectares of eucalypt forest, and see native koalas
  • Settle in for a chilled out afternoon watching a childhood classic, Matilda, at the Brisbane Square Library
  • Broaden your skills with an eco photography workshop and learn how to see nature from a new perspective
  • Follow along the kilometre-long Aboriginal Art Trail at Mt Coot-tha to see contemporary art works, tree carvings and rock paints

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