Brisbane is at its best in Autumn, so make the most of it these school holidays by getting out and about as a family over the Easter break, and locking in some fun activities with friends with these great value finds.
Brisbane holiday programs and activities
Cutie Pies Baking School is a hands-on learning experience, where your little ones can get creative in the kitchen, while acquiring important life skills while still having fun. Workshops over the holidays are just $23 and range from cookies, cupcakes and cinnamon rolls. Bookings essential.
Set up at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, the whole family will enjoy the display of samba dancers stomping to that Brazilian rhythm, aerialists who will dangle from the ceiling, FMX bikes that will flip over your seats, ballet dancers, tightrope walkers and a dangerous capoeira fight! Bookings required.
Suitable for ages 10 and up, Perception Deception is a collection of 28 hands-on exhibits and 60 interactive multimedia experiences that challenge our sensory signals to create our perception of the things and people around us. Perception Deception is the ultimate display of mind trickery to test and fool visitor’s perceptions. Lift shapes of the same weight, though due to texture, the brain perceives them as lighter and heavier. Adult: $14.50 Concession/Full-time Student: $12.50 Child (3-15) (must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $11.50 Family: (2 Adults/Concessions & up to 4 Children) $44.50.
As a professional children’s creative studio, with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) focus running through all we do, our workshops build on our passion for inspiring creative and fun learning in childhood.ach workshop costs $24 per child, and runs for 1.5 hours. Workshops are offered in set age groupings, and are designed for children between 4 years and 17 years of age. Workshops run from April 4-10.
Why wouldn’t you make the most of this memorable event and get amongst the action! Book tickets to your favourite sports, watch free public events as athletes run through the streets and join in the excitement. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. April 4-15.
Bring your Brisbane Kids along to GOMA where they can have fun at the newest GOMA exhibition just for kids, Me, Myselfie and I . The exhibition explores what a self portrait is and how it can express our emotions, personality, memories and experiences through images, sound, spoken word and movement. The exhibition features interactive, hands on elements where Brisbane Kids can make their own self portrait with materials supplies and digital technologies. Running until April 22.
Drop into IKEA North Lakes with FREE events running from now until April. Visit their website for a complete schedule of activities and times.
Check out the Official GC2018 Borobi Fan Trail an 8.5km official designated walking and cycling route for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games. A fun and entertaining way to extend your Games experience and find out more about what the Gold Coast has to offer. Stretching across the beautiful Gold Coast coastline, from the Optus Aquatic Centre down to Broadbeach, taking in existing points of interest and Festival 2018 sites along the route. This is a great way to stretch your legs or jump on a bike.
Sprouts in the Park is Roma Street Parkland’s dedicated kids’ program, and is run every school holidays. It offers youngsters the chance to unleash their creativity, develop skills in sports, drama, gardening and more, plus meet some new friends.
These fun and engaging activities change regularly and are suitable for a variety of ages (from babies up to the age of 13), depending on the class. Some of the most popular activities include soccer, fishing, yoga, musical play for babies, seed planting and more. You do not need to stay for the whole session, simply come and go as you please.
Develop new skills and sharpen your riding with scooter and skateboard sessions, and acquire the skills to run, jump and roll through your environment effectively with parkour.
Sessions are delivered by experienced coaches and participants can learn at their own pace. First timers are encouraged to attend and participate.
Activities Under $10 for Kids
Discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes at the Maritime Museum. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River at South Bank, you can take a complimentary audio guided tour to make the most of your visit. The children will enjoy the big exhibits such as the warship Diamantina. It is open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Children cost $7.00.
Lego lovers will go nuts for this is the place! They have a Lego Buildroom where the kids can go for a 1 hour or 2 hour session. There is a massive variety of LEGO kits they can choose from and sit and build. There are only 12 children allowed per session so there is plenty of room for the LEGO creations. Sessions run from 10am each day until 4.00 or 5.00pm. One hour sessions cost $8.50.
Young film buffs and those who just want to be entertained will enjoy catching a flick at the South Bank Cineplex. There’s always something for all ages, and with prices this affordable, the whole family can go! Weekends and evenings after 6pm cost: Adults $8.50 Students $6.50 Children (2-12) $4.50. Disney films $1 extra.