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FREE school holiday activities Brisbane northside! What are they and where can you find them? The answer is they are everywhere but not always easy to find. That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting and created this list of the BEST FREE school holiday activities Brisbane northside.

Yep, that’s right! We’ve collated a comprehensive list of free school holiday ideas for kids that don’t cost a thing.

And because we know it is not always possible to travel far from home we have only listed activities on the northside of Brisbane and near the CBD. This will mean you can find something to do with the kids these school holidays that is near your suburb!

You can find our list of best free school holiday activities on the Southside here.

This list of free things to do in the April school holidays will keep the kids entertained and your holiday budget happy!

As with everything during this difficult time, please check directly with the venue to check that they are open on the days you wish to visit!!

FREE school holiday activities Brisbane northside

It doesn’t matter if you live in Sandgate, Bracken Ridge, Albany Creek, Windsor or somewhere in the Moreton Region like North Lakes, because we have free school holiday fun for you. We have listed something in most northside suburbs to to suit everyone … and they are all free!

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These are our picks of Brisbane northside suburbs venues that are perfect for kids looking for an easy day out, locally!

There are LOADS more things to do on our School Holiday Activities Events Calendar. We also have the best school holiday activities list in Brisbane that includes discounted options too!

Below is a day by day list of the free school holiday activities northside Brisbane has on offer! 

FREE school holiday activities Brisbane Northside –  Easter 2021

Friday 2 April – Redcliffe Festival of Sails | Redcliffe – CANCELLED

Redcliffe Festival of Sails

This Good Friday, point the steering wheel towards Redcliffe and spend the day by the seaside at the very popular Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Easter Bunny, will make an appearance via water this year and kids will love the FREE Easter Egg Hunt. Plus, there will be a Kids Zone jam-packed with children’s entertainment, stalls and activities. The beach will come to life with LIVE sand sculpting displays, a giant egg and spoon race, beach sports and more! Journey through the Pop-up Ice-cream Fair, dedicated to everything sweet, creamy, and frozen, and set your tastebuds dancing at one of the many food trucks. 

Saturday 3 April – Easter Baking at Home

Bunny Down a Hole Mini Carrot Cakes are the cutest thing we have seen this Easter. And here’s how to make them!

Sunday 4 April – Easter Sunday at The Sound Society | Brisbane

Pull up a rug in Brisbane’s biggest sub-tropical backyard, relax and listen to smooth, jazzy tunes at The Sound Society. To satisfy your lunchtime cravings, The Garden Room Café will be creating picnic hampers, specially curated for the event. Feel free to pack your own picnic should you not wish to pre-order from the Café. Roma Street Parklands. Find out more here.

Monday 5 April – The Storytellers | Brisbane 

Step into The Storytellers, a FREE exhibition, and uncover the hidden histories, myths and tales of Brisbane as told by the contemporary writers of our city. Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in Boggo Road Gaol, what Kangaroo Point has to do with kangaroos, or what went on at your Nan’s place during the Second World War? Step into an immersive story book landscape of Brisbane and relax around the kitchen table or take a seat at the tram stop to discover the personal, funny, inspiring and darker stories of Brisbane. Bookings required. Museum of Brisbane. 

Tuesday 6 April – Bush Buddies – Agents of discovery adventure | McDowall

Agents of Discovery is a great way to get kids aged 6-12 years active, engaged and exploring the world around them! Environment Centre staff or volunteers will lead kids on their mission and help them explore local bushland, wetlands, and other natural areas for challenges. Bookings required. Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. Find out more here.

Wednesday 7 April – Fruit Salad, Tales of a Convent Cat | Brisbane

Discover one of Brisbane’s hidden cultural gems, Adderton: house & heart of mercy. There’s plenty of FREE activities to capture the imagination in the Mini Mercy children’s space. Armed with a free copy of the beautifully illustrated activity book, Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat, children can discover simple ways to make a positive difference in the world. Bookings required. Adderton House.

Thursday 8 April – The Mill & Waterpark | Petrie

This waterpark and playground has been designed with kids and families in mind. There are playgrounds for older and younger children, plus an array of interactive water play equipment including spouts that kids can twirl around to squirt each other, an inground ‘river’ for toddlers to follow and a large tipping bucket for the bigger kids. Read our full review here.

Friday 9 April – Obstacle Course in Your Backyard

Need to burn off some energy?  Kids and adults can challenge each other by building an obstacle course right there in your backyard.

Saturday 10 April – Climb the Clock Tower | Brisbane

An absolute ‘must-do’ for anyone in Brisbane, get whizzed to the top of City Hall’s famous Clock Tower through an original hand operated lift from the 1930s. Get a bird’s eye view of the city and find out about the amazing history of this Brisbane icon. Then, take a peek behind the scenes of City Hall with a FREE tour of one of Brisbane’s most beautiful buildings. Bookings required. Museum of Brisbane. 

Sunday 11 April – Head to Bongaree Beach | Bribie Island

Bongaree Beach Day Trip from Brisbane

Celebrate Australia Day at the beach! With crystal clear water, fine white sand and no waves to speak of, Bongaree Beach on Bribie Island is the perfect day trip from Brisbane. Families with kids of all ages enjoy the beach and surrounding parklands. If you are lucky, you may even spot a dolphin or a dugong!

Monday 12 April – Girls only Brisbane learn to skate workshop | The Gap

Girl skateboarders aged 10-17 years this event is for you! Learn how to skateboard from accredited coaches and connect with Brisbane’s great female skateboarding scene. You will need to bring your own skateboard, helmet, safety gear and water for this FREE workshop. Bookings required. Find out more here.

Tuesday 13 April – School holiday performance: Red Rocket 3 | Newfarm

Join three-piece live children’s band Red Rocket 3 for a high-energy performance. Enjoy life music, sing-a-longs, interactive games and a whole lot of fun. Ideal for children aged 3-10 years. Find out more here.

Wednesday 14 April – Stop-motion animation workshop | Bracken Ridge

Got an awesome idea for an animated film? Learn how to create animations using objects one frame at a time at Bracken Ridge Hall. This is an all ages event for kids 4 years and over + seniors. You will need to bring your own smart phone or tablet to participate. Bookings required. Find out more here. 

Thursday 15 April  – KineticKids multi-sports senior | Sandgate

 Learn multi sports skills and experience age appropriate mindfulness activities that will relax an active mind and body. A fun class filled with active games and challenges. You will be encouraged to assist your child with some activities. This is a Chillout event suitable for 6-10 years of age. Bookings required. Find out more here.

Friday 16 April – Flying origami | Milton

Learn new and innovative folding techniques to make your planes soar through the park higher and faster than ever before. Get active and healthy chasing your plane around the park in a competition to see which planes can fly the greatest distance. This event is most suitable for kids 10-17 years. Bookings required. Find out more here.

Saturday 17 April – Make Pasta at Home

This Easy Homemade Pasta is simple to make and oh so delicious too! With just four common kitchen ingredients, you can have Homemade Pasta from scratch on your dinner table this evening. So much fun for the kids to help make the pasta with you and they’ll be learning math as they measure out ingredients, science as they see ingredients come together and change into something new and culinary when they cook it. Best of all, you’ll have dinner tonight to share together around the table!

Sunday 18 April – Picnic at Lower Moora Park | Shorncliffe

Shorncliffe locals are so lucky to have this incredible playground right on their doorstep. It can be a little tricky to find this gem but trust us, it is worth the effort. Read our full review here!

FREE school holiday activities Brisbane Northside –  Summer

Thursday 10 December – Craft a Christmas Calendar | Indooroopilly

Give the gift of giving these holidays with a free kids workshop with a difference. Using the fun imagery from the new Kids@Adderton children’s guidebook, Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat, kids will craft calendars and add their ideas for giving to make a difference. Each house will have doors and windows that can be opened in the lead up to Christmas Day, to reveal a simple act of giving for kids to share with family and friends.

  • Where: Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 2 (outside H&M, near Target) 
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • 30-minute sessions are available for walk-ins only, with a maximum of 6 children per session.

Friday 11 December – Festive Fun for Kids | Pine Rivers

Want to get imaginative and personalised with your Christmas decorations, as well as create something unique and have fun doing it? Then head into the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum for festive fun activity days these school holidays. You can make a cute Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer or a little Christmas tree or both! The sky is the limit for your imagination and fun! All materials are provided. No bookings required.

  • Where: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Old Petrie Town, 901 – 949 Dayboro Road, Whiteside
  • Time: 10am – 2pm

Saturday 12 December – Maker Space | Zillmere

Drop into the Zillmere Library these school holidays for free takeaway children’s craft activities. Ideal for children aged 4-9 years. Bookings not required.

  • Where: Zillmere Library, Corner Jennings Street and Zillmere Road, Zillmere
  • Time: 9am-4pm
  • Find out more here.

Sunday 13 December – Redcliffe Christmas Carols | Redcliffe

Redcliffe Christmas Carols

Celebrate the festive season at Dolphins Stadium with twilight markets, food stalls, Christmas Carols and more! 

Monday 14 December – Paint your own Christmas ornaments | Albany Creek

How’s your Christmas tree looking this year? If you could use some fresh new baubles then this activity is for your family! Use your creativity to paint two plaster of paris Christmas ornaments! This program has been developed for children 6-12 years in mind. Bookings required.

  • Where:Albany Creek Library, 16 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek
  • Time: 9.30am-10.15am
  • Find out more here.

Tuesday 15 December – Christmas craft in the gardens | Mt Coot-tha

It’s ‘Ho Ho Ho’ time in the Botanic Gardens. Kids, make several fun Christmas cards from natural and recycled materials. Plus decorate your own Christmas wrapping paper with festive patterns. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

  • Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Find out more here.

Wednesday 16 December – Robotics in the Nest | Arana Hills

Put your skills to the test in the Arana Hills Library Nest obstacle course. You can use Spheroes, Dots and Dashes and Bee Bots! For ages 6-12 years. No bookings required.

  • Where: Arana Hills Library, 63 Cobbity Crescent, Arana Hills
  • Time: 11am-12pm
  • Find out more here.

Thursday 17 December – Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre Family Fun Day | Caboolture

The Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre is holding a fun day for the local community to be involved in family friendly activities! There will be an array of free activities such as a jumping castle, mobile rock climbing wall, children’s craft activities, karaoke and games plus a BBQ stall as well as a coffee van on site for purchases of hot and cold drinks and sweets.

  • Where: Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre Inc., 9 George Street, Caboolture
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Find out more here.

Friday 18 December – Christmas Twilight Market | Sandgate

Get your cringe-worthy Christmas earrings on and bring your family down to the markets for groovy music, great community catch-ups, and a specialty menu from Capulet! Curating the best vintage sellers, rack stalls & local makers in the one place. Get the event details here.

  • Where: Capulet & Co, Sandgate
  • Time: 5pm-9pm

Saturday 19 December – Useful Plants Walk | Boondall

Join this informative and guided walk around the gentle 100-metre-long Tulla-yugaipa dhagun track, where you’ll learn about the traditional uses of native plants and other wetlands resources. Following the walk, visitors can also enjoy other trails in the area, relax in the picnic area and visit the environment centre. 

  • Where: Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall
  • Time: 9.30am – 11am
  • All adults and children (including infants) must be booked in as participants for this walk. Find out more here.

Sunday 20 December – Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols

Sit back, relax, and join in the caroling fun from 3pm. There will be lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, so bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening. You can even do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets or participate in the many free activities and workshops! Bookings essential.

Monday 21 December – Christmas Putt Putt | Toombul

Brace your elves, a Christmas inspired mini-gold course is coming to Toombul Shopping Centre these school holidays. The four-hole course, featuring colourful, Christmas obstacles is perfect for beginners, or anyone wishing to have a ‘hole’ lotta fun this holiday season. No bookings needed.

  • Where: Toombul Shopping Centre outside of Watchworks.
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Find out more here.

Tuesday 22 December – Christmas Lights Road Trip | Local suburbs

Grab some snacks, glow sticks, an iPod packed with Christmas carols plus festive headwear and take the fam out for a self-guided Christmas lights tour using our maps of the best Christmas Lights in and around Brisbane.

Wednesday 23 December – Christmas Movie Night

Christmas Family Movie Night Free School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside

Let the kids invite a couple of friends round for a Christmas movie marathon at your place. Here’s our pick of the best Christmas movies to watch with kids.

Thursday 24 December – Christmas Eve Box

There is a growing tradition of giving the kids a Christmas Eve Box on the 24th December to get them right into the spirit of Xmas. Some families I know use this additional gift as a way to get the kids to go to bed without a fuss on Christmas Eve as generally the box will contain brand new Christmas pyjamas.

Some families just love the opportunity of sharing a little bit more of the Xmas spirit just before the big day. Whatever your reason for creating a Christmas Eve box, we’ve put together a few ideas for your kids (and one for the mummas too!). Don’t forget to make some reindeer food too! 

Friday 25 December – Visit the Brisbane City Christmas Tree | Brisbane

Decorated with thousands of glittering fairy lights, and a huge star, the 22m iconic Christmas Tree in King George Square is a magical sight to be seen. The Brisbane Christmas Tree will be on display from 1–30 December in King George Square.

Saturday 26 December – MoB Kids School Holidays | Brisbane

It’s an action-packed season of art, activities and creative adventures this summer at MoB and your whole family is invited along for the ride! Drop into City Hall during the school holidays as Museum of Brisbane transforms into a buzzing hive of culture and creativity full of big ideas for every little art lover. From exciting interactive exhibitions including What is Different?The Storytellers and Bauhaus Now as well as the famous Clock Tower and City Hall tours, there’s so much more to see and do in the city this summer!

  • Where: Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Book your free entry ticket on the Museum of Brisbane website.

Sunday 27 December – What Lurks Below | Bribie Island

From peculiar slug-like creatures to giants of the sea, explore What lurks below at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum and dive into the hidden world of the waters surrounding Bribie Island. What lurks below is a FREE interactive exhibition for the whole family. Be prepared to get hands-on, be amazed…and maybe even be a little bit scared! Find out more here.

Monday 28 December – Aqua Splash Park | Ferny Grove

Cool off this summer at this awesome water play area in Ferny Grove. The big kids will enjoy a giant bucket that fills and then overflows with water for around 20 seconds! They can also run through the spray tunnel and enjoy the multilevel waterplay table with moving parts. For the littler ones, there are ladybirds that spray water, as well as water jets coming up from the ground. Read our full review here.

Tuesday 29 December – School holiday maker space | Banyo

Drop into the library these school holidays for free takeaway children’s craft activities. Ideal for children aged 4-11 years.

  • Where: Banyo Library, 284 St Vincents Road, Banyo
  • Time: 12pm-6pm
  • Bookings not required.

Wednesday 30 December – Clocktower Tour | Brisbane

Enjoy the old-world charm of our Clock Tower tours. Step into the original 1930s hand-operated lift, travel past the Art Deco-styled clock face to arrive at the final, 64m-high platform for a bird’s-eye view of the city. There is a reason this has been a time-honoured tradition for Brisbane families for almost 90 years. Find out more here.

  • Where: Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, Brisbane
  • Time: 10.15am – 4.45pm, every 15 minutes

Thursday 31 December – New Years Eve Party | Redcliffe

Celebrate the arrival of the much-anticipated new year at this exciting event organised by the Redcliffe Markets team. Enjoy gourmet street eats while browsing the many unique artisan goods on sale. An impressive line up of live entertainment and roving fire dancers will set the tone for a fun night and sideshow alley complete with amusement games and rides will keep the kids happy. Grab your picnic rug and head down to the Redcliffe shoreline to enjoy this FREE event which includes 2 epic firework shows!

Free School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside – January 2021

Friday 1 January – The Enchanted Garden | Brisbane

enchanted gardens tree lit up Free School holiday activities brisbane northside

This summer, journey through The Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland and experience one of Brisbane’s largest lighting displays from Friday 4 Dec 2020- Sunday 17 Jan 2021. From hanging crystal curtains to neon butterflies and laser gardens, The Enchanted Garden treats families to an evening walk unlike any other, bordered by towering trees and lush foliage, lit with the warm glow of 40,000 mesmerising lights. You’re going to find yourself saying ‘WOW’, a lot! Read our full review here.

Saturday 2 January – Picnic at Lower Moora Park | Shorncliffe

Shorncliffe locals are so lucky to have this incredible playground right on their doorstep. It can be a little tricky to find this gem but trust us, it is worth the effort. Read our full review here!

Sunday 3 January – Shadow Makers – Redcliffe

What does your shadow look like? Does it have a story to tell? Explore the magic of light and shadow in Shadow makers. Enjoy a host of fun interactive activities including silhouette tracing, making shadow box puppets, performing a shadow show and more! No booking required.

  • Where: Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe
  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Find out more here.

Monday 4 January – Learn how to longboard basics and dance | Milton

Learn the basics of longboarding at this free beginner workshop. A qualified AIS coaches will show you how to push, balance, brake and turn safely. Longboards and helmets will be provided! This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years.

  • Where: Frew Park, 315 Milton Road, Milton
  • Time: 8.30am – 10am
  • Bookings essential. To book visit Longboard Family Inc. For more information phone Anna on 0434 882 982.

Tuesday 5 January – Garden with your kids at home

Gardening with kids

Make the most of having more time at home and give gardening with your kids a try.  Don’t forget most local councils provide a free native plant program to assist the community to plant and green their properties! If you can rustle up a few dollars here’s our pick of the best family-friendly nurseries to visit when selecting plants for your garden project.

Wednesday 6 January – BMX Coaching | Fitzgibbon

Have a budding BMX Bandit at your place? Take them along for an Open BMX coaching lesson. You’ll need to BYO a safe and suitable BMX bike, helmet and closed in footwear. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 6-17 years.

  • Where: Bracken Ridge BMX facility, Corner of Telegraph Road and Lemke Road, Fitzgibbon
  • Time: 10am-11am
  • No bookings required. For more information phone Chris from RampFest on 0421 701 448

Thursday 7 January – Badge making – myths, fairy tales legends | Deception Bay

Join Deception Bay Library for some badge making fun. Choose a picture to colour or draw your own. This is a drop in activity for all ages. 

  • Where: Deception Bay Library, 9 Bayview Terrace, Deception Bay
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Bookings required. Find out more here.

Friday 8 January – Snake Boss Show | Caboolture

Meet Julia Baker, star of Animal Planet’s Snake Boss series, and find out about native pythons and lizards. Take home some of the library’s books on reptiles to discover more interesting facts. All welcome. Bookings required.

  • Where:Caboolture Hub, Seminar Rooms, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture
  • Time: 10.30am-11.30am
  • Find out more here.

Saturday 9 January – Bollywood Dance | Toowong

Enjoy infectious beats of Bollywood music while moving your body to simple fun and energising dance steps. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years.

  • Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
  • Time: 9am-10am
  • Bookings required.

Sunday 10 January – Big Voices: children’s art matters | South Brisbane

Big Voices Exhibition State Library of QLD

Showcasing beautiful and thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices at the State Library takes you on a  journey into these young artist’s worlds, to see how they view themselves, their lives, their rights, and their futures. Once you’ve viewed the exhibit take the kids over to ‘The Corner’ at the State Library to read, play and create.

Monday 11 January – Pillowcase Project | Woodford

Decorate a pillowcase to take home, but this isn’t just any old pillowcase – it’s an emergency kit! Discover what goes inside so you’re ready for storm season. Delivered in partnership with the Australian Red Cross. For ages 8-9.

  • Where: Woodford Library, 1 Elizabeth Street, Woodford.
  • Time: 11am-12pm.
  • Bookings required. Find out more here.

Tuesday 12 January – Discover string and acrylic painting (13-17 years) | Albany Creek

Discover your creative side and make painting using string and acrylic paints. Take home your creation to impress your friends. Ages 13-17 years. Bookings required.

  • Where: Albany Creek Library, 16 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.
  • Time: 4pm-5pm.
  • Find out more here.

Wednesday 13 January – Rapunzel STEM Challenge | Arana Hills

Put your engineering skills to the test to see who can save Rapunzel from her tower. Ages 6-12 years. Bookings required.

  • Where: Arana Hills Library, 63 Cobbity Crescent, Arana Hills.
  • Time: 11am-11.45am.
  • Find out more here.

Thursday 14 January – Snake Boss Show | Woodford

Meet Julia Baker, star of Animal Planet’s Snake Boss series, and find out about native pythons and lizards. Take home some of the library’s books on reptiles to discover more interesting facts. All welcome. Bookings required.

  • Where: Woodford Community Hall, 103 Archer Street, Woodford.
  • Time: 10.30am-11.30am.
  • Find out more here.

Friday 15 January – Laugh out llamas comedy writing | Online

Kids will be laughing out loud with the award-winning author of the hilarious League of Llamas series, Aleesah Darlison. Participants will explore Aleesah’s side-splitting new series where the main characters are llamas… and secret agents… then learn all about the various comedy writing techniques they can use in their own writing. Participants will have time to write short, funny pieces of their own and present them to the group.  Ideal for children aged 7-12 years.  

  • Where: Online via Zoom.
  • Time: 10am-11am.
  • Bookings required. Phone Chermside Library on 07 3403 7200 to reserve your place.

Saturday 16 January – Bollywood Dance | Toowong

Enjoy infectious beats of Bollywood music while moving your body to simple fun and energising dance steps. This is a GOLD’n’Kids event suitable for seniors and children 4 years and over.

  • Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
  • Time: 9am-10am
  • Bookings essential. To book phone Kajal from Yoga Forever on 0433 333 829.

Sunday 17 January – Brisbane learn to skateboard workshop | Balmoral

Learn how to Longboard

Gain confidence, get comfortable with your balance and learn a whole new set of skateboarding skills with excellent coaching. Bring your family members and friends and we’ll help you get up and skate on your own. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people up to 17 years.

  • Where: Quinn’s Street Park, 216 Thynne Road, Balmoral
  • Time: 9am-10.30am.

Monday 18 January – Where to start with creative writing? | Bribie Island

Got an idea for a story but not sure where to start? Pick up tips from local author, Marissa Price, on how to flesh out your ideas, give your story shape and structure, and discover apps that will help. For ages 12-14.  Bookings required.

  • Where: Bribie Island Library, 1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree.
  • Time: 2pm-3.30pm.

Tuesday 19 January – 7 steps to a healthier headspace | Caboolture

Enjoy making stress balls and origami with Rochelle from headspace Caboolture, while you pick up tips for future-proofing your mind for 2021. Discover simple things you can do to be more resilient in the year ahead. Best for ages 12-24. Bookings required.

  • Where: Caboolture Library, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture.
  • Time: 2pm-4pm.

Wednesday 20 January – Zac Power Nerf spy challenge | Albany Creek

Get in some target practice so you can become a spy like Zac Power! Discover great spy and action books too. Ages 6-12 years.

  • Where: Albany Creek Library, 16 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek.
  • Time: 2pm-3pm.

Thursday 21 January – KineticKids multi-sports senior| Sandgate

Learn multi sports skills and experience age appropriate mindfulness activities that will relax an active mind and body. A fun class with active games and challenges. Caregivers are encouraged to assist their child with some activities. This is a Chillout event suitable for 6-10 years of age.

  • Where: Arthur Davis Park, Flinders Parade, Sandgate.
  • Time: 9.30am-10am.

Friday 22 January – Chess Club | North Lakes

Learn to play or master your moves with other students who share your interest in chess. Beginner and advanced players welcome. 9-17 years. Bookings required.

  • Where: North Lakes Library, 10 The Corso, North Lakes.
  • Time: 4pm-5pm.

Saturday 23 January Fish Wise | Shorncliffe

Fish Wise

Learn the basics of shore based fishing from this award winning team. You will learn to catch bait, tie knots, cast a rod and hopefully hook a fish. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years.

  • Where: Moora Park, 65 Park Parade, Shorncliffe.
  • Time: 2pm-5pm.

Sunday 24 January – Abseiling | Kangaroo Point

Conquer your fears and experience the thrills of abseiling at Kangaroo Point under the safe instruction of qualified facilitators.  This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 12-17 years. Bookings essential.

  • Where: Moora Park, 65 Park Parade, Shorncliffe.
  • Time: 2pm-5pm.
  • Bookings essential. To book visit 2 Bent Rods. For more information phone Sam from 2 Bent Rods on 0403 713 820.

Monday 25 January – Back to School Baking

Get ready for the rush that is back to school!  We have five recipes that you can make and freeze so that there will always be something in the freezer for those busy mornings. 

Tuesday 26 January – Head to Bongaree Beach | Bribie Island

Celebrate Australia Day at the beach! With crystal clear water, fine white sand and no waves to speak of, Bongaree Beach on Bribie Island is the perfect day trip from Brisbane. Families with kids of all ages enjoy the beach and surrounding parklands. If you are lucky, you may even spot a dolphin or a dugong!

Free School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside – Spring 2020

FREE school holiday activities, Brisbane northside! Here’s where to take the kids without paying a cent these holidays.

Sat 19 September Minibeasts | Redcliffe

Minibeasts at the Redcliffe Museum is a FREE interactive exhibit highlighting the spectacular realm of insects and celebrating all things that creep, crawl, wriggle, squirm, buzz and flutter! Enjoy a myriad of fun interactive activities including, examining and classifying specimens using magnifying glasses, decorating three-dimensional bug templates, contributing to a collaborative beehive, and observing a live insect display.

Sun 20 September Blooms & Tunes | Roma Street Parklands

Spring has sprung and where better to celebrate than the always stunning Roma Street Parklands! Herald in the new season in style with good company and great vibes at Blooms & Tunes, an afternoon of free music and picnic deliciousness. Complete your outing with a visit to The Spectacle Garden’s spring display in Colin Campbell Place.

Mon 21 September Learn to Longboard | Milton

What’s even coooooler than learning to skateboard? Learning to Longboard! At this free beginner workshop kids can learn how to ride a Longboard surrounded by a supportive and qualified team of experts. Brisbane City Council’s qualified AIS coaches will show them how to push, balance, brake, and turn safely. Head to our events calendar for more information.

Tues 22 September Playful Pirate Puppets | Online

Tell your own swashbuckling tales of the Seven Seas with an array of interesting characters that you can make from items commonly found around the home.  Join Bracken Ridge Library staff online for this virtual maker space where you will make puppets and use them to create your own amazing online puppet show. Arrr!! Ideal for children aged 6 to 10 years. More information here.

Wed 23 September Advanced Junior Mountain Bike Skills | Mt Coot-tha

There’s no better way to improve your advanced junior mountain bike skills than on some of Brisbane’s most scenic bike trails! This workshop is for riders that ride mountain bike single trail regularly and want to improve their skills. The free event is recommended for children 9-15 years of age. Head to our events calendar to get the event details.

Thurs 24 September Hidden World Playground | Fitzgibbon

This location has something for everyone in the family to enjoy! The playground is located in the massive Bill Brown Sports Reserve (which also includes the Bracken Ridge BMX facilityBracken Ridge Skate Park and the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre). In addition to a great playground with rock climbing walls there’s a ‘Decipher the Hidden Code’ challenge. Get our full review of Hidden World Playground here.

Fri 25 September Sunsuper Night Sky | Brisbane River

Family night out! Sunsuper Night Sky is a new large-scale laser, light, and sound installation from internationally-acclaimed audio-visual artist Robin Fox, beaming from more than a dozen rooftops across Brisbane every Friday and Saturday night from 4 – 26 September. We’ve got a map of the official event walking circuits here.

Sat 26 September Bubble Soccer | Milton

Experience the hilarious and fun game of Bubble Soccer. Surrounded by a huge zorb ball you’ll bounce and bump your way around the pitch playing a mixture of fun bubble games to suit everyone. Grab your mates, get your sports gear on and come and have some serious fun with us! This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years. Head to the Brisbane City Council website to book your spot!

Free School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside – Spring 2020

Sun 27 September Tree Climbing | Scarborough

Everyone can agree that one of the best things to do as a child is climb trees. From scaling massive tree trunks and swinging on its branches to looking down at the park below, it’s easy to understand why it is such a popular hobby among children of all ages. Want to give your kids a chance to scale some of the best climbing trees in Brisbane? Read our post on the best climbing trees in Brisbane.

Mon 28 September Zumba Kids | Sandgate

Perfect for younger Zumba ® fans! Kids get the chance to be active and jam out to their favourite music. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 7-14 years.

Tues 29 September Become a secret soldier | Bribie Island

The War on our shores exhibition commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II, exploring the important role that Bribie Island played in defending Queensland. Kids visiting the Bribie Island Seaside Museum can become a secret soldier and learn Morse code, whip up their own soldier rations from the ration recipes file and become a master at recognising friendly planes from enemy ones. 

Wed 30 September Sparklab – Sciencentre | Brisbane

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, an interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) space, ideal for 6 to 13 year olds! Follow your curiosity and bring out your inner scientist as you question, investigate and wonder about the world around you.

Thurs 1 October Fish Wise | Newfarm

Learn the basics of shore based fishing from this award winning team. You will learn to catch bait, tie knots, cast a rod and hopefully hook a fish. This is a GOLD’n’Kids event suitable for seniors and children 4 years and over. Head to the Brisbane City Council website for more information.

Fri 2 October Picnic at Lower Moora Park | Shorncliffe

Shorncliffe locals are so lucky to have this incredible playground right on their doorstep. It can be a little tricky to find this gem but trust us, it is worth the effort. Read our full review here!

Sat 3 October Disc Golf | Strathpine

Disc Golf is similar to traditional golf, you’re just using a frisbee instead of a tee and ball! Have fun while learning the basic skills and rules of disc golf, and play a short round with Queensland Disc Golf to try out your skills. Healthy & Active Moreton has more information.

Sun 4 October Back to School Baking

Get ready for the rush that is back to school!  We have five recipes that you can make and freeze so that there will always be something in the freezer for those busy mornings. 

Free School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside – Winter 2020

FREE school holiday activities, Brisbane northside? We’ve found some great ones for the winter school holidays!

Sat 27 June Winter walk at the wetlands | Boondall

Enjoy a safe and gentle guided walk with one of the knowledgeable volunteers from Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. On this all abilities 2km walk, participants can observe the distinct changes in vegetation and understand the uniqueness of Boondall Wetlands.

Sun 28 June Make Pasta at Home

This Easy Homemade Pasta is simple to make and oh so delicious too! With just four common kitchen ingredients, you can have Homemade Pasta from scratch on your dinner table this evening. So much fun for the kids to help make the pasta with you and they’ll be learning math as they measure out ingredients, science as they see ingredients come together and change into something new and culinary when they cook it. Best of all, you’ll have dinner tonight to share together around the table!

Mon 29 June BMX Coaching | Bracken Ridge

Bookings essential. Improve your confidence at the local skate park by learning these handy BMX tips. They’ll learn about skate park safety and etiquette – plus start with the basic skills that will let you learn to ride any park. They’ll work on dropping in, pumping around, flying out, bunny hopping and carving. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years.

Tue 30 June TeamGym | New Farm

Bookings essential. TeamGym takes parts of tumbling, mini tramp and dance to create an exciting team competition event. You get to flip, roll, jump and dance with your friends! TeamGym is suitable for all ages and abilities. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years. New Fam Park.

Wed 1 July Survivor challenge | Chermside

Here’s another great FREE  School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside idea! Bookings essential. This is the best team games going around. Teams compete in fun but challenging activities for clues or rewards to the next challenge. With team work, strategy and a little luck can your team survive the challenge. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years. 7th Brigade Park.

Thu 2 July Sustainable living workshop: Plastic Free July – waste free living | Chermside

Popcorn and hot chocolate will be served, when you join us for a private screening of the award-nominated documentary, Blue – big thanks to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Stay afterwards for a discussion exploring ways to reduce plastic pollution. Every participant will receive a DIY beeswax wrap kit to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Downfall Creek.

Fri 3 July Fishwise | Shorncliffe

Bookings essential. Learn the basics of shore based fishing from this award winning team. You will learn to catch bait, tie knots, cast a rod and hopefully hook a fish. This is a GOLD’n’Kids event suitable for seniors and children 4 years and over.  Moora Park.

Sat 4 July Bush Buddies biodiversity walk | Boondall

Try new things, see new sights, and explore your local bushland during this guided journey. With cooler temperatures and little rain, winter is a great time to come explore the Boondall Wetlands on a guided walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers.  Designed for all abilities, the 2 kilometre Billai dhagun Track winds through several different vegetation communities, from eucalypt forest to mangroves and saltmarsh.  Your guide will highlight points of interest, and help identify plants and animals you may see along the way. Look out for bright yellow wattle flowers during winter! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 5 July Gardening with Children

Make the most of having more time at home and the cooler weather and give gardening with the children a go.  We have some help for you here.

Mon 6 July Girls only social skateboarding meetup | Paddington

Bookings essential. Come and meet other girl skateboarders. Learn how to skateboard from accredited coaches and connect with Brisbane’s great female skateboarding scene. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years. Neal Macrossan Playground Park.

Tue 7 July Kayak eco adventure | Nudgee Beach

Bookings essential. When was the last time you escaped your daily routine to enjoy quality time with friends or family? Have fun paddling as a team in two seat kayaks as you embark on one of the best ways to observe Brisbane’s hidden beauty. The guided kayaking adventures are a great way to learn more about the local flora and wildlife of Brisbane waterways as well as having an experienced guide to help with kayaking skills. All associated kayaking and safety equipment is supplied. This is a GOLD’n’Kids event suitable for seniors and children 6 years and over. Nudgee Beach.

Wed 8 July Zumba Kids | Sandgate

Zumba Kids

Bookings essential. Perfect for our younger Zumba ® fans! Kids get the chance to be active and jam out to their favourite music. This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 7-14 years. Arthur Davies Park.

Thu 9 July ONLINE EVENT: Digital code club

Love games? Want to know what makes them tick? Come join us live and learn the basics of coding by making games and animations in Scratch with one of Garden City’s coding gurus! Ideal for children aged 9-12 years. Please note that this event will be delivered live via Zoom. Need some help using Zoom? Check out this getting started guide  Find out more about this online event.

Fri 10 July KineticKids multi-sports senior | Carseldine

Bookings essential. Learn multi-sports skills and experience age appropriate mindfulness activities that will relax an active mind and body. A fun classed with active games and challenges. Caregivers are encouraged to assist their child with some activities. This is a Chillout event suitable for 6-10 years of age. Philip Vaughan Park

Sat 11 July  Make a Dreamcatcher

You may already have the bits and pieces at home, or you can substitute with bits around the house. Get your creative juices going and enjoy the result at bedtime.

Sun 12 July Bubble Soccer | New Farm

Bookings essential. Experience the hilarious and fun game of Bubble Soccer. Surrounded by a huge zorb ball you’ll bounce and bump your way around the pitch playing a mixture of fun bubble games to suit everyone. Grab your mates, get your sports gear on and come and have some serious fun with us! This is a Chillout event suitable for young people 10-17 years. New Farm Park.

3 responses to “FREE School Holiday Activities Brisbane Northside | The BEST List”

  1. Belinda Lee says:

    Don’t forget the free Caboolture Kids Health Check Day on 5 July!

  2. Roberta Lusa says:

    Hi there
    when will the September school holiday list for teens be available
    regards
    Roberta

  3. Amanda says:

    Love the library events that are free during the holidays! Thanks for the reminder!

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