10 Things To Do this Labour Day Long Weekend in Brisbane

Labour Day long weekend Brisbane
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his year the Labour Day long weekend public holiday falls on Monday 2nd May 2022. If you’re looking for things to do in Brisbane with your kids this Labour Day long weekend, we’ve got you covered!

The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. With that in mind, we’re here to help you make the most of your daily eight hours of recreation this Labour Day long weekend in Brisbane.

1. Science Centre | Queensland Museum

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. Find out more here.

2. Candyland Putt Putt | Herston 

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Head along to Victoria Park for a brightly coloured adventure through a world covered in delectable delights. They will be bringing back some classic feature holes including Fairy Floss Fairway alongside all new holes, Ice-cream Court, Candy Shoppe, Sugar Shack on Sugar Slopes & Bunny Hop. Find out more here. 

3. Perception Deception | Ipswich Art Gallery 

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Does your brain play tricks on you? Is my reality the same as yours?

Questacon’s family-friendly Perception Deception exhibition explores how our sense of ‘reality’ is formed by our brains using sensory information—but our senses can sometimes deceive us!

Perception Deception consists of hands-on and multimedia experiences, each using perceptual tests and illusions to reveal how our brains edit, prioritise and even add information about the things and people around us. The exhibits cover themes of visual, audio, audio-language, tactile and social perception.

4. Scenic Rim Adventure Festival | Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim Adventure Festival at Mt Barney Lodge is a long weekend adventure festival of expeditions, walks, talks and wild adventures.

Between 29 April – 2 May 2022, challenge yourself on a guided expedition, be inspired by internationally renowned guest speakers, learn new skills in our workshops, or kick back and watch a film or two, with experiences for all ages, from beginner to advanced. Find out more here. 

5. The Sound Society | Roma Street Parkland

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Relax and listen to smooth, live jazz tunes for FREE at The Sound Society, between 11am-2pm, Sunday 2 May. Roma Street Parkland is Brisbane’s biggest sub-tropical backyard! The venue is licensed from 10am – 8pm, however to consume alcohol you must be 18 years and over and have food to accompany your drinks. You can pre-order a delicious hamper from The Garden Room or feel free to pack your own picnic. Find out more here.

6. Alice – A Journey Through Wonderland | Brisbane Arts Theatre

What better way to spend the long-weekend than at the Theatre. Led by a befuddled and busy white rabbit, Alice Liddel stumbles upon a world like none she’s seen before. Wonderland is in endangered by the erratic whims of a queen with the power to destroy everything and Alice must join with new friends, solve an ancient prophecy, save Wonderland and… find her way home. Find out more here. 

7. Minibeasts | Pine Rivers 

Learn about the hidden world of creepy crawlies in Minibeasts, a hands-on exhibition at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum from 16 March – 30 June 2022.

Minibeasts highlights the spectacular realm of insects, and celebrates all things that creep, crawl, wriggle, squirm, buzz and flutter! Minibeasts are creatures without either a backbone or an internal skeleton (invertebrate), and include beetles, butterflies, spiders, worms, praying mantis, centipedes and bees. Find out more here. 

8. Museum of Brisbane & Clock Tower | Brisbane City

There’s a world of culture and creativity to keep little ones busy at MoB these holidays! Play Eye Spy, climb the Clock Tower, hone your drawing skills, and craft your very own superhero badges. Not to mention, a brand new FREE exhibition to explore. Can you come out to play?

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

9. The Caxton Hotel Seafood Festival

There’s something for everyone at The Caxton Hotel Seafood Festival on this Sunday 1 May from 10am. They’ve taken the best bits from the beloved street festival and jammed it into the entire venue. Reserve a table and treat yourself to a Deluxe Seafood Platter! FREE entry. Live music across two stages plus food trucks and Darren Middleton from Powderfinger.

10. Monster Trucks, Sprintcars, Fireworks | Archerfield Speedway

Monster Trucks, Sprint Cars, Fireworks, Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars and Stock Cars! That’s just a taste of the excitement waiting for your family at Archerfield Speedway this Labour Day long weekend! Early racing will kick off from 3pm on Sunday 1 May with the main program commencing from 6pm. Get the details here.

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