What’s On in Brisbane for Families

Families Magazine shares what’s on for families with kids of all ages across Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. In our ‘What’s On’ in Brisbane this weekend for families calendar you will find our team’s suggestions for weekday, weekend, night-time and school holiday events and activities. All our suggestions suit families and are kid friendly.

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Under Construction: School Holiday Program

24 June, 2023 - 9 July, 2023

Under Construction

Get your hard hats ready to create a masterpiece with LEGO®, Straws and K’Nex this school holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum.

Little Builders – Dream it! Design it! Build it! Test it!

This area is jam-packed full of Lego, Straws and K’Nex ready to build and test your own inventions. Design your own masterpiece and watch it come to life. Don’t forget the under 3’s big block builders activity space, full of larger blocks, Duplo, plastic tools and more!

Tiny Tradies

Try your hands at the specialised trades undertaken by thousands of past railway workers. Learn how to build a wagon, then take it to the testing area to see how it performs. Try out your plumbing skills by creating plumbing for a steam train at our plumbing station.

Henry Hyde’s Toolbox

Saturday & Sunday’s only from 10am to 2pm

Make and decorate your own toolbox to take home. Did you know that each wagon or carriage builder had their very own toolbox? You can view Henry Hyde’s toolbox during your visit in the museum. Limited stocks available.

Builder’s Plate Maker Space

A unique feature on every locomotive is the builder’s plate! Explore builder’s plates from the collection and create your own to take home.

Big Blue Blocks

Get building, engineering, and inventing with the Big Blue Blocks in the Theatrette. How tall can you go without it falling down?

Miniature Train Rides

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride on the Land Train. Train ride operates 10am to 3pm. Charges apply.

  • 24 June –  9 July 2023, 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • All ages
  • The Workshops Rail Museum
  • Free with general admission
  • Get your tickets HERE.


24 June, 2023
9 July, 2023


The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
Ipswich, Qld Australia
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