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5 Must Do Ideas for Kids these School Holidays!

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You’ve got limited time and you want to know: What are the BEST school holidays ideas in Brisbane?

You don’t want to pfaff about with boring or difficult things to do. You just want sure fire ways to keep the kids entertained – ideas that are high speed, low drag and with minimal spend.  Mums and Dads (and grandparents) of Brisbane, we’ve got your back! Look no further than our ‘Must Do List’ for our favourite five things, the BEST ideas for kids to do over this set of school holidays this year in Brisbane.

Winter school holidays ideas that won’t break the bank

Counting down in reverse order our favourite school holiday ideas in Brisbane these Winter school holidays. These events are either free or super affordable for your family ….

5. Experience South Bank during Spring!

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Oh, what fun it is to ride… public transport into South Bank these school holidays. There is just SO much for families to do at any time of year – particularly Spring, when the weather is brilliant.  It’s possible to do this VERY cheaply (particularly if you bring your own food and make use of the plentiful seating areas) so make sure you take advantage of what’s on offer! A few fabulous school holiday ideas to be had here!

4. Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

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The Children’s Art Centre at GOMA truly is an evocative, exciting place where children (and those who are young at heart) can thoughtfully engage with art works in order to immerse themselves into a different way of thinking. The intention behind the Children’s Art Centre is to open a door from Brisbane to the world through which children may run, dance and play their way into a world of creativitity and imagination.

This time around, GOMA (and the rest of the South Bank Cultural Centre) will play host to a number of GREAT kids exhibitions. You can read more here. 

Bonus idea: When you are finished at GOMA, head over to the Museum to wander through the free exhibits and check out the dinosaurs and fossils.

3. Visit your local cinema

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There are an incredible number of blockbuster and independent cinemas across Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich and the Moreton Bay Region. Snuggle up in the air conditioning and head in for some hot buttery popcorn and the latest flicks! We’ve got our overview of the best movies for kids right here! 

2. Ipswich Art Gallery

27 May 2019 – 15 Sep 2019

Swinging pendulums and spinning discs… come and play with the Drawing Machines!

Make a frenzy of marks with wind-up mice and chickens. Swing the pendulum table and see magic spirals appear. Experiment with a giant Spirograph to create large geometric designs. Every drawing made by these mesmerizing machines is one of a kind. Take your drawings home or hang them in the exhibition.

Bonus idea: if you fancy a little bit of nature, we highly recommend the Ipswich Zoo (aka Ipswich Nature Centre) – it’s a gold coin donation to get it and it will surprise you with the range of animals they have in their care!

1. A Visit to Roma Street Parklands

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One of our favourite spots in all of Queensland! The parklands are divine at any time of year but Spring is when they REALLY shine with beautiful blue skies and BEYOND divine greenery. Tour the incredible garden designs, play soccer on the fields, gaze dreamily at the water fountains and go bananas in the playground. It’s kiddie heaven and it’s the perfect inner-city spot to spread out a picnic blanket and watch the world go by.

Spring school holiday ideas that WON’T break the bank!

These are our favourite school holidays ideas for Winter – let us know what else we could have included below!

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