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Monster Siege | Brendale

3 April - 4 April

Monster Siege

Calling all kids! Let out your inner monster with a full day of adventure during the Easter school holidays at South Pine Sports Complex.

Get ready for a clash of epic proportions where kids unite in the ultimate battle of Monster Siege, a game of imagination, creativity, physicality, and strategy against their dastardly foes: the adults! 

Defend magical rubber ducks from an onslaught of adult ‘Slobbers’ and band together with other kids in a quest to triumph. 

Burst the slobbers by popping them with pool noodle arrows, make game plays from your garrisons and work together to protect your precious ducks from being kidnapped. 

The leader of the adults, King Slobber, has a few tricks up his sleeve so you will need to work with each other and the Game Master to emerge victorious. 

Prepare for a full day of monster adventures with heaps of free activities for kids and adults. Head along and: 

  • learn new tricks at the circus skills station
  • test your skills in the mini bootcamp and make a custom medal 
  • create a pom-pom, banner or monster mask to get ready for the battle 
  • complete the art investigator challenge to win a prize 
  • create your monster look with face painting 
  • decorate a tote bag using a Cricut and Posca pens
  • play with LEGO
  • groove along to the house DJ.

Schedule of events

  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Monster Siege play and explore. Play mini games, try some target practice on a Slobber, interact with the game world.
  • 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Hands-on creative activities with pop-up gallery, museum and library teams.
  • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM: Monster Siege workshop and warmup. Battle participants learn the game, cheer squad prepare war cries and chants. 
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM : The Battle! Kids verse Slobbers in the ultimate quest for victory. Cheer your team on for the big win.

IMPORTANT: Monster Siege battle participants MUST BE kids aged 10 and above (no exceptions) and adults. However, Monster Siege barrackers and big adventure activities are open to all ages and abilities.

Spectators are welcome, it is just as much fun to be a barracker and cheer on the teams from the sidelines with chants, pom-poms, banners, and monster face paint. Pick your favourite team and get ready to raise your voice as the battle begins. Your actions from the sidelines can influence the outcome of the game so get involved!

Food and drinks are available from the café throughout the day, and make sure you claim your free ice block.

Do not miss your chance to battle in a fantastical world guaranteed to energise and entertain the whole family!

This project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Moreton Bay to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024 | 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024 | 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • South Pine Sports Complex, 620 South Pine Road, Brendale 4500
  • Book your free tickets here.


3 April
4 April
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South Pine Sports Complex
620 South Pine Road
Brendale, Queensland 4500 Australia
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