Yet another school term has flown by and we are now half way through the school year. Scope has compiled a list of the best Brisbane has to offer these school holidays. Here are some of the most exciting events in the upcoming weeks which are sure to keep your young ones entertained every day of the holidays!
1- Free ice skating at Indooroopilly shopping centre
Lace up your skates! Indro is bringing back free ice skating on level 1 near Coles from June 29th until July 14th. Online booking is now full but visit the ice rink on the day to see when the next available timeslot is. Sessions run every 15 minutes.
2- Picnic at New Farm Park
There’s nothing like fresh air and sunshine to soothe the soul. So pack your favourite rug, some nibbles and perhaps a portable speaker to play your favourite music on. Why not make a day of it? Stop into the Powerhouse Farmers Markets which are held every Saturday morning and grab some fresh produce and snacks, before strolling to nearby New Farm Park.
3- Inflatable factory at Northshore Hamilton
Jumping castles, slides, mechanical bulls, and Velcro walls are just some of the fun activities offered by The Inflatable Factory. They will be bringing the fun to 97 Macarthur Avenue in Hamilton, just down the road from the Eat Street Markets, every day from Saturday 29th June until Sunday 14th July. You can secure your place online at their website.
4- Pick up a new book
Reading is great for improving your memory and expanding your vocabulary. Consider taking your child to a bookstore and allowing their curiosity to guide them. Some great new releases include Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney, Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders and Carol Rossetti, and You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Bulimba’s own Riverbend Books contains a wonderful selection and would be happy to help your child find a book that suits their interests.
5- Alice in Wonderland performed by Fame Theatre Company
Take a journey down the rabbit hole. From 2nd until 6th July, Fame Theatre Company will be bringing Alice in Wonderland to the stage. Come meet Alice, The White Rabbit, The Chesire Cat and many more amazing characters.. There are shows every day beginning at 10am and 1pm.
6- One of the two playgrounds at Southbank Parklands
Southbank Parklands offer a lovely location for parents to relax while the young ones are free to enjoy the playgrounds. They can choose between the Riverside Green Playground which is inspired by Neverland, or the quieter Picnic Island which is close to open spaces and barbecues.
7- Love St. Park in Bulimba
If you’re coming into Scope for an appointment or assessment, consider paying a visit to Love Street park afterwards. The playground is located close by, down a small side-street that you are likely to ignore unless you know about the hidden gem that it contains. Located there is a playground with equipment fit for both toddlers and older children. Once your little one is all tired out, perhaps you can pop down the street for a burger at Grill’d to replenish their energy.
8- Acro workshop at StreetTread Dance in Bulimba
On Wednesday 10th July, StreetTread is holding two acrobatic workshops for kids of all experience levels. The beginner workshop will guide you through doing walkovers and handsprings, while the advanced workshop will tackle skills such as back handsprings, layouts and ariels. Email the StreetTread team to secure your spot.
9- Painting with light at Museum of Brisbane
Using glow in the dark paint and pens, artists will be able to let their creativity flow at the Museum of Brisbane this July. On the 8th, 10th and 12th of the month, this event for children aged 6 years and over is $15 and includes a visit the museum’s Brisbane Art Design (BAD) exhibition.
10- Check out the latest flicks at your local cinema
A trip to the movies is an easy, low budget day out that pleases everyone. With cinemas scattered all over Brisbane, why don’t you check out the session times for your theatre and check out one of the latest releases. Some of our suggestions are The Secret Life of Pets 2, Toy Story 4, and the live action remake of Aladdin.
11- Adventure Ranger Camp
Hosted by Riverlife, this holiday activity is for the adventurous youngster. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking, laser tags and even the potential to climb the Story Bridge! The school holiday adventure camp has 1, 2 and 3-day passes on offer.
12- Disney on Ice
Coming to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre from June 28th until July 1st is Disney on Ice. You will meet Moana, Dory, Elsa, Anna and many more throughout the 1 hour and 40 minute show. So throw on a cardigan and come celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse at this commemorative show.
13- Pixar Putt in King George Square
This Pixar themed mini golf course will be in Brisbane’s King George Square until July 14th. It features many of your favourite classics, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles. Do note that there will not be any live characters there, however photos can be taken with the Buzz Lightyear and Woody statues.
14- NASA exhibition at Queensland Museum
NASA – A Human Adventure is a fascinating look at mankind’s achievements in space exploration. Featuring over 250 artefacts, this is the world’s most comprehensive touring space exhibition. Tickets can be purchases on the day at the museum, or online.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on our activity suggestions. If you take your children to any of the above events or locations, please feel free to email us with your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can DM us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.