Top 10 Brisbane school holiday activities

For parents, school holidays are a time to find something for the little ones to do that will both keep them occupied, and make sure they sleep well at the end of the day. At the same time, it doesn’t hurt if the older generation has a little fun, too!

So here we go: our top 10 activities to keep the young (and young at heart) busy these school holidays in Brisbane.

10 – Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

We can’t leave Brisbane stalwart Lone Pine off the list. Acres of animals to explore and enjoy, plus they run Junior Keeper for a Day programs! Definitely worth a look for any budding Zoologists.

9 – Ice World

Another mainstay in Brisbane is the cool classic, Ice World. With two locations, Acacia Ridge and Boondall, it’s a great spot to…chill….or get involved in a range of ice sports!

8 – Bulimba Golf Club and Twisted Trapeze

Bulimba Golf Club is renowned as a relaxed, par 3 course that is sure to keep all the golfing parents entertained. For the kids, the guys from Twisted Trapeze have set shop just next to the clubhouse. Adventurous youngsters as young as five years of age can try their hand at learning to backflip, or just swing through the sky.

7 – Enoggera Reservoir

Whether it’s a relaxed bush walk, swim in the dam, a quiet coffee or even a segway ride, the beautiful backdrop of Enoggera Reservoir is the ideal spot to kill a couple of hours these school holidays. The Walkabout Creek precinct has a lovely little café, wildlife display and also facilities to hire kayaks. It’s a beautiful spot that’s barely 20 minutes from the CBD.

6 – Aqua Splash Redcliffe

As you’ve just seen, Aqua Splash at Redcliffe is an inflatable, watery wonderland just off the shore of Pelican Park. Sessions run for an hour, allowing kids to explore all the obstacles, while under the watchful gaze of lifeguards.

5 – Stafford Skate Centre

In 1972, the Stafford Skate Centre opened its doors, and has since played host to numerous budding bladers. The public sessions are ideal for anyone looking for a casual spin, and they also run speed-skating workshops for those who choose to skate on the wild side!

4 – Bribie Island Butterfly House

For a business that has only been open since 2017, the beautiful Bribie Island Butterfly House is kicking major goals. Step inside and experience the myriad of colours, and the delicate beauty of the peaceful butterflies. With Bribie’s relaxed coastline on your doorstep, it might make for the start of the perfect day trip.

3 – Escape Rooms

Brisbane’s burgeoning Escape Room scene is a very exciting prospect for any keen crime-solvers or super-sleuths. There are the well-established businesses such as Escape Hut and Escape Manor, providing the goods for kids and teens on the older end of the scale; Strike Bowling Bar offers a couple of escape rooms that are kid-friendly! One in particular follows the story of a mischievous figure who hides keys behind bricks and in pot plants in his magical garden–perfect for parents and their kids. There is also the added bonus of having bowling, laser tag and giant party games all at arm’s reach at Strike.

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Posted by The Great Day Out on Wednesday, 15 August 2018

2 – GOMA and Queensland Museum

There’s always something going on at the Queensland Museum, and likewise at GOMA! At the moment, the museum has a fascinating NASA display. Their free discovery centre is also open on level 4. GOMA offers mums and bubs Toddler Tuesday, immersive 45-minute sessions which incorporate games, storytelling and hands-on creativity to learn about art.

1 – Fun, active and FREE

There are dozens of low-cost or free fitness activities in and around Brisbane, from Mums & Bubs Yoga, to aqua aerobics or even Zumba! If your little ones love to ride, then we can particularly recommend the free and freshly built Brisbane City Council BMX course at Bracken Ridge. For the Gold Coasters, Pasture & Co have LOADS of free kids activities, including story time, arts and crafts, and kids yoga!