The line-up of creative events happening in Brisbane over the spring school holidays ranges from craft workshops to laugh-out-loud theatre and science adventures. There’s plenty of fun in store (a lot of which is educational too – bonus!). Here are the things to do in Brisbane over the school holidays.
He was one of Winnie the Pooh’s best friends, and now Christopher Robin has grown up and left his childhood adventures behind. Yet as an adult Christopher has lost his way – so can Pooh and the gang help him? This heartwarming film starring Ewan McGregor as Christopher opens in cinemas just in time for the school holidays.
From 13 September in local cinemas | Ticketed
Speaking of films, we’re giving away $50 movie vouchers during September – here’s how to enter.
Queensland Museum’s popular Sciencentre has closed its doors and reopened as Sparklab. The new experience features 40 fun and interactive exhibits for curious young minds. Visit to discover some of the fascinating connections between science, technology, engineering, maths and our everyday world.
From 17 September at Queensland Museum | Ticketed
Take your holiday visit to the park up a level with Roma Street Parkland’s holiday program for kids aged five through to 12. Kids Collective is a series of free events including yoga classes, a glow in the dark bubble slime lab, seed planting and a wildlife experience.
27 September to 6 October at Roma Street Parkland | Free
Brisbane Festival is the annual cultural spectacular created for all ages. This year’s family program has music, theatre, comedy and circus for children, as well as the #CelebrateBrisbane River of Light laser show and Riverfire extravaganzas. See a science show, head to a disco dance or laugh at slapstick comedy.
Until 29 September across Brisbane | Free & Ticketed
This classic picture book comes to life in a magical musical adaptation created for children aged three and up. The UK’s Tall Stories is bringing The Gruffalo to Brisbane after seasons on London's West End and New York’s Broadway.
20–27 September at QUT Gardens Theatre | Ticketed
Alice in Wonderland
It’s the story that gets curiouser and curiouser! Brisbane Arts Theatre is presenting a children’s production of Alice in Wonderland over the holidays, with all your favourite characters, including the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts.
22 September to 10 November at Brisbane Arts Theatre | Ticketed
Paul Jennings fans have the chance to experience the author’s wild imagination in a completely new way at this production of The Gizmo. The laugh-out-loud antics of Stephen, Mouse and Gizmo become even more hilarious as they’re performed live.
4–7 October at Brisbane Powerhouse
Steam Train Sunday
On the first Sunday of every month you have the opportunity to ride a historic steam train through Brisbane, and the next Steam Train Sunday happens to fall on the last weekend of the holidays, together with the return of the historic Grandchester Express.
6 October at The Workshops Rail Museum | Ticketed
We Can Be Heroes
This children’s art project invites kids to create their own superheroes. We Can Be Heroes is an extension of Tony Albert’s Visible exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery, which saw him collaborate with children for a series of works. Kids can make their own digital superhero, assemble a monster and bring creatures to life.
Until 7 October at GOMA | Free
The MoB Kids spring school holiday program features a range of workshops inspired by Museum of Brisbane's current exhibitions. As part of the BRISTOPIA exhibition, your kids can create a three-dimensional paper Queenslander home or cityscape There's a also imagination map making and a gamified theatrical experience exploring the Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories exhibition.
Until 28 October at Museum of Brisbane | Free + Ticketed
If you fancy a trip to Toowoomba this school holidays, Cobb+Co Museum will send you falling down the rabbit hole. Alice’s Wonderland is a colourful hands-on exhibition that brings science together with Lewis Carroll’s famous story. Optics, illusions, word play, physics and maths invite children to better understand the world around them.
Until 28 January at Cobb+Co Museum | Ticketed
Pictured: Lissa and Nee Nee's Disco Rainbow Sparkle Band, happening at Brisbane Festival (free)
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