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The Local’s Guide to Easter School Holiday Activities Brisbane

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Are you looking for Easter school holiday activities Brisbane style? We have just updated this article today and it gives you a detailed list of the all best things to do this Easter with kids in Brisbane.

Brisbane school holiday activities April 2021

School holiday activities in Brisbane are easy to organise when you have our detailed list of ideas. Our local guide will be an invaluable tool to help you plan!

As we head into Easter we, once again are grateful for Brisbane’s weather that is perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities with kids. Check the Brisbane weather for your planned day trip this Easter and then get into our list of Brisbane school holiday ideas!

We have created an up to date list of the best school holiday activities with fun things to do in Brisbane with kids. These Easter 2021 school holidays will be a little different to previous years, but we have still found excellent ideas for fun things to do in Brisbane with kids.

We have compiled the complete guide to the best school holiday activities over the Easter school holidays to help make your life so much easier!

Note: State schools finish on Thursday 1 April and return to class on Monday 19 April 2021.

The Easter school holidays in Brisbane are (Easter) Friday 2 April to Sunday 18 April 2021

Fun things to do for the Brisbane school holidays

We have broken our list of school holiday activities into five sections to help you:

  1. Free school holiday activities,
  2. Cheap school holiday activities in Brisbane,
  3. Big days out in Brisbane,
  4. School holiday activities at home,
  5. Shows and concerts on during the school holidays.

As with everything at the moment, please check with the venue directly (either by their website or social media pages) to ensure they are open during the times you wish to attend. You should also check their current policy around advanced bookings, entry requirements/timings and social distancing rules.

Brisbane Easter school holiday activities 2021

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Cool things to do in the Brisbane school holidays

When the kids have had a lovely morning in but you’re starting to get “I’m borrrreeddd” complaints, here’s a few ideas for getting your kids out and about in your part of Brisbane. 

For a full list, check out these “local guides”:

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10 fun FREE school holidays activities!

Looking for cheap school holiday activities? These school holiday activities are FREE!! Get the kids out of the house and doing some cool things in the school holidays.

Don’t miss our School Holidays Discount Codes and Coupons article with CHEAP things to do over the school holidays. Read all the ideas below then come back to find discounted options. I personally update it the week before EVERY school holidays! 🙂

Here’s ten free school holiday activities for fun things to do in Brisbane:

Ipswich Art Gallery | On the Move Exhibition

Ipswich Art Gallery School Holidays

Here’s a hot Families Magazine tip! Do your family a favour and bookmark the Ipswich Art Gallery as a place to visit these school holidays. You see the Ipswich Art Gallery is made for families. The venue regularly hosts incredible FREE or low cost, high quality exhibitions that are hands-on and so fun!

Transport is the theme of On the Move, a new FREE interactive children’s exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery. This is the ultimate experience for kids who love planes, trains, and automobiles! The family friendly exhibition explores transport in all of its wonderful forms. Craft your own dream machine, get busy working on the cars in the Fuel Up Station and build a vehicle for the future from Lego® and test it on a futuristic city track. On the Move will be open in the Children’s Gallery till Sunday 18 July 2021. Bookings required. Watch our video review here.

Queensland Museum | South Brisbane

We are so lucky to have the Museum on our doorstep. It houses permanent and changing exhibitions. It is a great place to teach the children about Queensland’s history. There are lots of hands on exhibits. Most of the Museum is free, the visiting exhibits usually have an entrance fee. There is a family friendly café on the premises which is great for a quick coffee or lunch. It is pram friendly and a place where you can set your own pace. Opening Hours are 9.30am – 5pm daily. Click here.

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art | South Brisbane

QAGOMA is also located in the Cultural Precinct of South Bank. It houses over 16 000 works of Modern Art. Entry to the Children’s Art Centre is free. Here you will find interactive installations, artist projects and activities for your Brisbane Family. The projects and activities change throughout the year to keep your little ones interested.

There are different dining options to suit you from a café to a restaurant. Or pack a picnic and sit in the lovely grounds that surround the Gallery. They are open daily from 10am – 5pm. Read our GOMA Review to find out more or go straight to the current exhibit here!

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens | Mt Coot-tha

These Botanic Gardens are a favourite for Brisbane Families. You can either pack a picnic and enjoy it amongst the gardens, or visit the café for coffee or lunch. Venture along the hide and seek children’s trail, where your children can hunt for native bees, a crocodile, water dragons, dragonflies and other critters. You can easily head up Mt Coot-tha when you are finished in the gardens and let your children see Brisbane from a different perspective. While you’re in the are we highly recommend a visit to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.

South Bank | South Brisbane

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, South Bank is 17 acres of lush parklands full of play areas for children, eateries and an amazing lagoon and water park area. And best of all, you can use it all for free! It is easy to spend a whole day here in the warmer months, playing in the water and exploring the play areas. The views are fantastic and the atmosphere happy! There is always something happening at South Bank and their Riverside Green playground is nothing short of spectacular. Make sure you head to GOMA.

Museum of Brisbane & Clock Tower | Brisbane City

Museum of Brisbane Easter Holidays

You won’t find any fossils or bones when you visit Museum of Brisbane, but you will find a buzzing hive of living culture and activity that the whole family will love.    

Choose your own adventure at Museum of Brisbane this Easter holiday! Gather round for Storytime, make a stylish “Crazy Collage” badge, take a ride up the clock tower, explore the secrets of City Hall, and go home with your very own handmade lantern. PLUS, for the ultimate experience, grab a Storytellers Adventure Book from MoB Shop that’s jam-packed full of activities for ages 5-12 years for only $5! Check out the days and times to make sure you don’t miss out on your preferred activity.

The Museum of Brisbane is open 10am – 5pm daily and the clock tower tour operates from 10.15am – 4.45pm every 15 minutes.

Daisy Hill Koala Reserve | Daisy Hill

Do your children love koalas? If so this is the place to take them and it is all FREE! This dedicated Koala education facility has large koala enclosures and lots of interactive displays. There are two level boardwalks from which you can view the koalas. It is a great place for a picnic and opportunities for bush walking and spotting other critters and creatures. Open daily 10am – 4pm.

CityHopper | Various destination in the City

Cruise the river on a City Hopper to take in the city from a different perspective. Best of all kids ride free on the weekend and seniors can travel for free off-peak! Make a stop at New Farm Park for a picnic or hit the impressive playground with the kids then hop on a double-decker CityCat for the trip home – it’s got an upper deck with seating for 20, allowing you to admire Brisbane’s stunning skyline. Families Tip: Just remember having a Go Card will make travel at least 30% cheaper than buying a paper ticket.  And remember the City Cat is good for kids!

Settlement Cove | Redcliffe

Located bayside at Redcliffe, Settlement Cove will trick you into thinking you have landed on a tropical island. With clear blue waters, palm trees and lots of sunshine (hopefully!) it is like a little piece of paradise. There is a little water play area for the youngest of your Brisbane Family, BBQs, a shady playground and picnic facilities. You can easily spend a day here. Click here.

Robelle Domain Parklands | Springfield

This spectacular parklands has so much to offer. There are 11kms of boardwalks, walking and cycling tracks, amazing water park areas, playgrounds, picnic facilities, waterfalls and a café. What else do you need for a relaxing day out? Click here for more information.

City Botanic Gardens | Brisbane

Have you been to visit the new all abilities playground yet? Children of all abilities can play in this park, with wide access for wheelchairs and upgraded toilet facilities with a ceiling hoist. The Gardens are a magical place to spend the day and the children will love exploring them. There are free guided tours available at 11am & 1pm Monday to Saturday, where you can learn more about the plants and the features of the Gardens. 

Looking for more ideas of things to do that are free these school holidays – we have dedicated articles for free school holiday activities for the Northside of Brisbane and free school holiday activities for the Southside of Brisbane.

Looking for the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast with kids? Click here.

Five fun cheap school holiday activities

Fancy an affordable day out? Here’s five fun school holiday activities that your kids will LOVE for under a tenner per child! Cheap school holiday ideas for your kids in Brisbane.

RELATED: Make sure you check our article about school holiday discount codes and coupons too!

Secure Parking – Brisbane city

cheap Easter parking

Our friends at Secure Parking are again offering discounted parking this Easter. With so many great school holiday events, you can redeem this saving again and again!  

Redeem Promotion Code FAMILIES on Review Booking Page.

Click here for other parking ideas.

Here are 5 fun cheap school holiday activities to help you over the Easter holidays:

Brisbane Tramway Museum | Ferny Grove

You can step back in time in Brisbane and ride a tram at the Tramway Museum as many times as your Brisbane Family would like. Set in a bushland setting, you can explore restored trams and other reminders of Brisbane’s tramway era. There are plenty of spots for picnics and souvenirs and drinks available. It is open Sundays from 12.30 – 4pm. Find prices here.

Queensland Maritime Museum | South Brisbane

You can discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes at the Maritime Museum. It is located on the banks of the Brisbane River at South Bank. You can take a complimentary audio guided tour to make the most of your visit. The children will enjoy the big exhibits such as the warship Diamantina. It is open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium | Mt Coot-tha

If your little ones are interested in all things astronomical, then this is the place for them. You can view regular shows in the Cosmic Skydome which are projected onto the dome. These shows are recommended for different age groups, so check that detail when deciding which show to go to. There is also the Galaxy Gift Shop where you can buy all things cosmic. The Planetarium is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Read our Planetarium review and check the website for opening times as they do vary. Find prices here.

Ipswich Art Gallery | Ipswich

Ipswich Art Gallery is Australia’s first permanent interactive children’s space designed for the under twelves. They are committed to delivering child-centred programs that you will not see anywhere else. They have different exhibitions that are VERY hands on for the children. This is not a place for the children to be directed by adults, it is a space for the children to really explore and self direct. The exhibits for the children range from free to around the $5.00 mark. Their Easter exhibit On the Move is free! They are open daily from 10am – 5pm. Watch our Ipswich Art Gallery video review here.

Bricks 4 Kidz |  Various locations

If you have a Lego lover in your house, then this is for them. They have school holiday activities and workshops for LEGO and coding! The school holiday workshops are designed for children aged 5-12 and are staffed by trained, screened Bricks 4 Kidz instructors. Find out more about Bricks 4 Kidz school holiday activities here. Find other LEGO activities in Brisbane here.

See Brisbane by bike

Explore the city’s endless bikeways and shared pathways using the Cycling Brisbane bikeway map. The map allows you to see the locations of bike parking, drinking fountains, CityCycle stations and bike availability. A casual CityCycle pass only costs $2 per day, which includes unlimited 30-minute rides. To help you take your riding adventures to the next gear, see our list of the best cycle paths for kids in Brisbane to try. There’s something for everyone – easy riders, sightseers, families, scenery-seekers, mountain-climbers and more.


  • The first 30 minutes of every trip is FREE!
  • 31 minutes to 60 minutes – $2
  • Every 30 minutes after – $5 each

Ten BIG days out in Brisbane – April school holidays

Right, it’s not just about the big ticket theme parks. There’s other great ways to treat your kids to an amazing school holiday excursion. Here’s some school holiday ideas for an amazing family day out over the break – that aren’t just about the theme parks!

Here are our top 10 favourite school holidays activities for making special memories:

Visit SkyPoint this Easter for Disney movies

Gliding, flying, swooping, soaring! 

Fly high these April school holidays at the Gold Coast’s iconic sky-high location, SkyPoint, with films that celebrate the magic of flying, exploring our universe and feeling the wind beneath your wings.

Over two weekends, enjoy six nights of family-friendly movies that will have the kids soaring with joy! Enjoy the lovable flying elephant in Dumbo and the cheeky dragon in How to Train Your Dragon. Grab those balloons because we’re up, up and away to Paradise Falls in Up, then glide through the night with everyone’s favourite nanny in Mary Poppins Returns. And hold on tight for a whirlwind adventure on Aladdin’s flying carpet – but make sure you bring your umbrella because there’s a forecast of Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs!

  • Where: SkyPoint, Level 78
  • Date: April 8, 9, and 10 & April 15, 16 and 17
  • Doors open: 1:30pm
  • Screen time: 2:00pm


  • Thursday 8 April – Dumbo (PG)
  • Friday 9 April – How To Train Your Dragon (PG)
  • Saturday 10 April – Up (PG)
  • Thursday 15 April – Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (G)
  • Friday 16 April – Aladdin (PG)
  • Saturday 17 April – Mary Poppins Returns (G)

Find out more and book here.

Brickman is at Dreamworld these Easter holidays

Lego at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast these Easter holidays

These school holidays at Dreamworld, memories are made of LEGO® bricks! For a limited time only, enjoy the Brickman® Wonders of the World exhibit during your Dreamworld visit.

Explore a world of over 45 large-scale LEGO® brick masterpieces, built with intricate detail and offering a journey of discovery during an indoor, walk-through experience. With iconic landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, Arc de Triomphe and more, see models that will immerse you in history, send you into the future and even take you around the world, with no passport required.

Showing from 27 March – 18 April in the Dreamworld Exhibition Centre, this unforgettable experience will take you around the world with NO passport required! From the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Taj Mahal and beyond, see some of the world’s most famous landmarks without leaving the country. And the best part? It’s free with your Dreamworld entry.

Find out more about Brickman at Dreamworld this Easter here.

Avegates school holiday program for students with a disability

Avegates Multicap for students with disabilities

With themed days, visits to local attractions, and lots of fun and inclusive activities, the Avegates School Holiday Program is a great way for children with disability to have fun and develop social skills within a supportive and safe environment.

Operated by one of Queensland’s leading high needs disability support providers, Multicap, the Avegates School Holiday Programs offer engaging and entertaining experiences for kids and teens alike. Each two-week program is designed to ensure each child has access to a wide range of fun activities that assist in developing social skills and increasing confidence. With almost 60 years of experience in supporting people with disability, Multicap’s qualified and friendly staff are knowledgeable, energetic and passionate about ensuring every child is supported and encouraged to get the most out of the program. They can also provide 1:1 support, depending on your child’s support requirements.

Whether it’s a day out at a theme park, taking part in sports and games, skill-building, art, cooking and science activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Avegates School Holiday Program is available in Toowoomba and Brisbane’s northside, call Avegates on 1300 135 886 or visit their website www.avegates.org.au to find out more.

SparkLab at the Sciencentre | South Brisbane

The Sciencentre is located on Level 1 of the Queensland Museum. They have permanent and changing exhibitions and your Brisbane Family can be very hands on to learn more about science. You can play and investigate your way through SparkLab, using lots of the same skills that scientists, engineers and mathematicians use in their everyday. 

SparkLab is a timed entry experience. Choosing your preferred time will reduce waiting times and provide an enjoyable experience for all visitors. SparkLab is open daily from 9.40am to 5pm. Entry times commence at 9.40am, then hourly from 11am until last entry at 3pm. See more details on the Sciencentre and all that is happening there.

School holiday fun at The Workshops Rail Museum | Ipswich

For a relaxed day out with your Brisbane Family, you can’t go past The Workshops Rail Museum. There is so much to do here – you can drive a train on the simulator, check out the miniature railway, explore the history of trains, get hands on with the interactive exhibits, get creative at the Creation Station and let off steam at the indoor playground Nippers Railway.

The children can also build wooden toy trains and carriages in the Wood Workshop (these workshops cost $10.00 and are not included in the entry price). You can either pack a picnic or buy food from the café onsite. They are open daily 9.30am – 4pm. Read our Ipswich Rail Museum review here.

Junior and Teen Keeper for a Day | Fig Tree Pocket

Your children can spend a day with an experienced wildlife education officer at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. They will discover all areas, including behind the scenes, of the Sanctuary. They will get to clean enclosures, feed the animals, train birds of prey and get a photo with a koala as well as much more. Cost is $110.00 per child. Bookings essential.

Find out how to get discounted entry every day to Lone Pineclick here.

Ice Skating at Iceworld | Acacia Ridge and Boondall

IceWorld school holiday banner

Ice skating in Brisbane – it’s like bobsledding in Jamaica! If you are looking for places to go ice skating Brisbane city, with all its sunshine, might seem a long way down your list of possible destinations. Amazingly Brisbane has TWO Olympic sized ice skating rinks: Iceworld Boondall and Iceworld Acacia Ridge! The venue has heaps of free parking available, a coffee shop, free skate hire and an Olympic-sized ice skating rink ensuring room for all. We went along to see what facilities and ice skating Boondall had to offer. Book online here. Check out our Iceworld review and video!

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium | Mt Coot-tha

Another fun activity to do is to visit the Sir Thomas Planetarium at Mt Cootha. The planetarium will feature a variety of different shows on the day, including ‘Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown’ (3pm) and ‘The Search for Life: are we alone?’. The child friendly show ‘Perfect Little Planet’ is also  playing and is recommended for children from the age of 5. You could pack a picnic and make the most of the Botanic Gardens afterwards or there is an onsite café.

Maleny Dairies | Maleny

For a big day out, head up to one of our favourites – Maleny Diaries!  They run farm tours multiple times a day.  You will get to pat calves, get to see where the cows get milked (at the 2.30 session, you will see them getting milked), see the factory where the milk is processed and bottled and at the end of the tour, you will get to sample some of the dairy goodness. Click here and see our video review.

Victoria Park Golf Complex | Herston

Victoria Park Mini Golf

Victoria Park is your one-stop destination for all things fun during the school holidays! With plenty of activities around the complex to keep the whole family entertained, it’s sure to be a great day out. Make your way around the challenging putt putt course, stop by the driving range and swing for the city, then head up to the Bistro to enjoy the alfresco dining areas and seasonal menu. Bookings essential.

The fun doesn’t stop there though! There’s a free on-site kids playground for all Bistro diners, plus there’s a free giant games areas on weekends with giant chess, giant jenga, badminton and more! To find out more about all the fun activities at Victoria Park, click here.

Cross River Rail Experience Centre | CBD

The new Cross River Rail Experience Centre is open and it is the perfect destination for curious minds of all ages. The Centre is fully interactive and immersive. Go and explore Brisbane, from the past to the future, and learn about the science behind a once-in-a-generation project that is Cross River Rail.

From the VR Station to the Reality Theatre, the Centre has been created in partnership with the Queensland Museum, to ensure every experience is world-class, fun and informative. You can find the Experience Centre at 151 Elizabeth St, Brisbane. And exploring it should take about an hour or so. It is open weekdays from 10am – 4pm and weekends 10am – 2pm. It is closed Tuesdays. For more information, click here.

Treetop Challenge Thunderbird Park | North Tamborine

Australia’s largest guided zip line tour and high ropes adventure park. Get amongst the treetops and traverse a course of rope bridges, swings and flying foxes with 6 courses of varying difficulty. Not for the faint hearted! The Tree Top Challenge is a ropes-course adventure with over 100 different challenges. Here you’ll find the Canyon Flyer (the largest zip line in Australia!) and a High Ropes Adventure Park that spans over 6 courses! If you’ve got a Ninja Warrior in your family who is looking to burn off some hardcore energy then this is definitely the place for you!Find more things to do at Mt Tamborine here.

School holiday activities at home

Over 100 at home activities

Many school holiday activities have been cancelled this year and popular holiday venues closed. There are still lots of things you can do to keep the kids safe and entertained. Take a look at these links for #stayathome fun ideas as well as these 100 school holiday activities you can set up at home.

List of boredom busters for kids

A list of over 20 things to do when there is “nothing to do”.

Cinema at home

 You can still have that home cinema experience with streaming, downloads or online DVD orders. Take a look at our suggestions!

Bear Hunt – social distance style

Explore your local neighbourhood in search of hidden bears. Tip: Create your own toilet roll tube binoculars with string and sticky tape, and decorate them for your hunt.

Virtual museum tours

Visit 17 different museums across the world with a virtual tour!

Go to virtual Disneyland

You can ride all the rides without queuing! Want to know how? Click the link!

Theatre & shows for kids in Brisbane in the Easter school holidays

These are the shows we know have been confirmed for the April school holidays:

The Rainbow Fish | Brisbane

Get lost in the stage adaptation of the international bestseller and award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of their kind.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature.  Unhappy that no one adores them anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps them learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. Bookings required. 3-17 April 2021. Brisbane Arts Theatre. Find out more here.

Magic Beach | Brisbane

Magic Beach show for kids Brisbane

Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement for children aged 3-8 years. Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind? Bookings required.  6-10 April 2021. QUT Gardens Theatre. Find out more here.

The Magnificent Bubble Show | Redcliffe

Everyone loves bubbles and you will see some of the most amazing bubbles, from cute tiny bubbles to stunning giant bubbles so big you may be chosen to go inside one. How about having a bubble volcano on your hand…its going to happen to somebody. Space Rocket bubbles, smoke bubbles are just the beginning. Stay for the bubble workshop after the show! It’s fun, creative and hands on. This event is most suited to 4-7 year old children. Bookings required. 7 April. Redcliffe Entertainment Centre. Find out more here.

Alice in Wonderland | Brisbane

Meet the White Rabbit, the eccentric Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and of course the boisterous Queen of Hearts as a cast of brilliant actors bring over 20 curious characters to life. Featuring breathtaking costuming and puppetry using ingenious stagecraft and limitless imagination, this glorious production of Alice in Wonderland will thrill children and adults alike. Don’t be late for this very important date! Tumble down the rabbit hole and join Alice on her captivating and magical adventure. Bookings required. 7-8 April 2021. Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Find out more here.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Brisbane

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage. Bookings required.  8-11 April. QUT Gardens Theatre. Find out more here.

Escape From Trash Mountain | Cleveland

A puppet show with sustainability at its heart, Escape from Trash Mountain is a poignant look at how good relationships and fervent optimism are the key to saving our planet. Watch in amazement as a large mountain of trash transforms into a cave and becomes the epic playground for heroes to fight trash bats, navigate treacherous ravines and outwit hideous trash monsters! The whole family will be captivated as two performers operate 17 different puppets and a transforming trash mountain to bring the show to life. Bookings required.  9-10 April 2021. Redlands Performing Arts Centre. Find out more here.

The New Tales of Quinn | Sunnybank

Imagine an interactive theatre show where you help the storyteller spin new tales for their hero, Quinn. It’s up to you to send Quinn on an adventure they’ve never been on before! What new lands will they explore and what mystical objects will they discover? What strange creatures will Quinn encounter and who will they meet – a giant? A pirate? A witch? You decide! This event is provided for FREE by the Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program. Bookings required. 10 April. SUNPAC. Find out more here.

The Owl and the Pussycat | Ipswich

The Owl and the Pussycat

Experience an enchanting and intimate theatrical performance for families, based on Edward Lear’s beloved childhood poem. Created by a national team of award-winning artists for children 4-10 years, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical Puffins. You might even meet a honey-hooked Sea Bear, an itty bitty Kitty and a punky Piggy Wig. Bookings required.  14 & 15 April. Ipswich Civic Theatre. Find out more here.

The Pirates of Penzance | Bowen Hills

The rollicking band of pirates are back! Lynch & Paterson’s highly acclaimed and all-new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta will make port in Brisbane again in April 2021. With all new comedy, costumes and choreography, relive all of your favourite Pirate songs with a 25-piece orchestra, Cadenza Chamber Players, and let this “musical masterpiece” blow you away. Bookings required. 16-18 April. Twelfth Night Theatre. Find out more here.

The Owl & the Pussycat | Sunnybank

In a pea green boat, an owl and a pussycat sail across the sea for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic musical journey and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense. Set sail with this charming show for children that explores the universal themes of love, adventure, harmony and acceptance.  Bookings required. 17 April. SUNPAC. Find out more here.



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More school holiday fun around Australia

We have lots of ideas for school holiday fun around Australia!

Going to the Gold Coast these school holidays?

Find the BEST list of things to do on the Gold Coast with kids here.

Heading to Sydney these school holidays?

Find the BEST list of things to do over the Sydney school holidays here.

Lucky to be off to Melbourne these school holidays?

Find the BEST list of things to do over the Melbourne school holidays here.

Visiting Perth these school holidays?

Find the BEST list of things to do over the Perth school holidays here.

Taking a trip to Adelaide these school holidays?

Find the BEST list of things to do over the Adelaide school holidays here.

Whatever you are doing, may your school holiday activities be full of fun with the kids!

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  5. Susan Mitterman says:

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    Homemade play dough!

  7. Chloe says:

    Picnics in the park and lots of library visits!

  8. Elke says:

    Local libraries events
    Brisbane museum
    Mount coocha planetarium

  9. Simon McFerran says:

    We have planned a trip to Mt. Cootha, The Planetarium & and hopefully we’ll get to spark lab too.

  10. margaret Barber says:

    Yes bowling would be on the list,beach as now weather is warming up and we live on sunny coast, southbank as grand daughter is in Lady Cellento having back surgery so we will take the boys to the museum and Im sure they will tell us other things they want to do.

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