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28 winter school holiday activities in Brisbane 2016

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

Much of Queensland breaks for the Easter school holidays from 24 March until 11 April. If you have little ones, you’ll want to fill that two-week break with as many activities as possible to entertain them and tire them out. As the holidays fall during the Easter long weekend (25-28 March, inclusive), you have more than a handful of school holiday activities available to kickstart the holiday. Here are a few that take minutes to book but give hours of fun:

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When are the 2016 school holidays in Brisbane?

TermDates
Term 1 school holidays25 March until 10 April
Term 2 school holidays25 June until 10 July
Term 3 school holidays17 September until 3 October
Term 4 school holidays10 December until 22 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.

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  • Brisbane Now and Then workshops: Take a tour of City Hall and learn about what Brisbane life was like in the 1800s and 1900s. Two sessions available for 5-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds. Museum of Brisbane Theatrette, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Check out Brisbane and Gold Coast’s hottest attractions. Grab an iVenture card and tackle the fun of attractions like Aquaduck Safaris, Dracula’s Haunted House, kayaking and glow worm hunting.
  • Get artsy with with The Gabori Sisters at QAGOMA. Starting 25 June kids can join interactive hands-on art making and multimedia activities in the Childrens Art Centre. Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Have fun with science at a holiday science theatre show where you'll watch demonstrations with rockets, explosions, sound, electricity and space. Sciencentre at Queensland Museum, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Explore the museum after dark for two nights only during the schooll holidays. Late night entry also includes expert talks, demonstrations, live music and films. 8-9 July, Dinosaur Discovery, Sciencentre and Measure Island at Queensland Museum, South Brisbane QLD 4101

8 free school holiday activities Brisbane

  • Splash around at the urban Streets Beach in the South Bank Parklands
  • Visit the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art and check out the APT8 Kids display, which is part of the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, and see the interactive artworks
  • Follow along the kilometre-long Aboriginal Art Trail at Mt Coot-tha to see contemporary art works, tree carvings and rock paints
  • Check out the exhibits at the Queensland Museum and join school holiday programs like A Knight's Quest
  • 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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