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A little bit of holiday fun  

By Sheree Hoddinett  


It’s school holiday time again! We’re already at the halfway point in the school year and the kids are celebrating with another two-week break from the books. Meanwhile, parents are cheering for a break from school lunches and dealing with homework tantrums. Now, it’s time to entertain them from the confines of home. If the idea of a walk to the park is a little tame for your cherubs, here’s a few more ideas you can try these school holidays. 


See what’s local 

Moreton Bay school holidays promote the diverse range of school holiday activities and events across council’s libraries, galleries and museums, environmental centres and active holidays program. All activities in the timetable are free or low-cost and available for children and young people. Visit 

Head to the Abbey New to the Abbey Medieval Festival line-up this year is the Family Fun Day on Friday July 5. In the grounds of Abbeystowe will be a sensory-friendly, family-focused experience from 9.30am-1.30pm, featuring all the crowd favourites, including jousting, birds of prey, combat demonstrations, storytelling, workshops and live performers. For more information, visit 


Snow trip anyone? Can’t make it to the real snow? Well, here’s something that’s a little bit on the ‘cool’ scale. Snow4Kids is at Westfield North Lakes until the end of July. Throw snowballs, build a snowman or even enjoy a round of snow themed mini golf. Check out for all the details. 

Head for the city There is multiple outings you can go on if you’re planning to head into Brisbane. 

  • Playtopia / Roma Street Parkland  Discover a world of wonder this winter at Roma Street Parkland's FREE kids school holiday program - Playtopia! Mark your calendars for June 26-28 and July 3-5 as Roma Street Parkland transforms into a haven of fun and discovery every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-1pm. Playtopia offers a diverse range of activities tailored to ignite imagination, foster creativity and encourage social interaction. Each day introduces new themes, from learning new sporting skills, how to breakdance or unleashing their creativity with various craft activities, Playtopia offers an evolving landscape of joy and learning. Visit 

  • Tuff Nutterz  Prepare for an adventure like no other. For the first time ever, Tuff Nutterz is taking over Victoria Park during the winter school holidays! Tuff Nutterz features Australia's biggest inflatable obstacle course (300m long) and other inflatable games, which are sure to provide an exhilarating experience for both kids and adults alike. More info at  

  • Circus Funhouse – Hamilton Join Ringmaster Francois and his talented international circus performers for an unforgettable adventure filled with music, comedy, dance and jaw-dropping circus acts. Perfect for children of all ages, this reimagined circus experience promises to captivate and delight. Don’t miss out on this magical school holiday experience, book tickets via 


  • Dopamine Land  Dopamine Land is a multisensory experience in Brisbane that combines media, technology and play in one place. It’s an interactive museum made up of colourful installations that channel the limitless imagination of your inner child into reality. Take a break from your everyday life, have some fun, take some photos and boost your happy emotions. Check it out at  

  • Bookfest Have a bookworm in the family? Brisbane's iconic and much-loved Lifeline Bookfest returns to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 29 to July 7 with a bounty of pre-loved books to explore, plus a whole Comic-fest section! Queensland's largest, second-hand book sale will boast more than one million books, starting as low as $2.50, with an abundance of great reads across all genres, including cooking, health and fitness, gardening, history, biography, children’s books, and much more. More information available at 


No matter which way you go or what you choose to do, whether it’s at home or further afield, enjoy the memories with your kids! 


Check all details with outlets/businesses before you make plans or bookings as they may be subject to change. 


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