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Brisbane Winter School Holiday Guide 2020

by Sally Foster (follow)
Brisbane is re-opening, just in time for school holidays

Queensland and Brisbane is slowly starting to reopen its doors and it is just in time for the upcoming June/July school holidays. Although proper hygiene and social distancing precautions still must be taken, if we can all work together, these school holidays are going to be so much fun.

Some of our favourite places have already reopened, and workshops and activities are starting to commence.

Here is a list of some of your favourites, to inspire you for the weeks ahead.

1. Brisbane City Council Events

Brisbane City Council free or low cost active events are back on! This is really exciting, especially for families on a tight budget.

There are activities and workshops for all ages, from dance, fitness, science, gardening, art and more.

You can search for your favourite class here. I have already enrolled my son in a scooter workshop and I can't wait.

Credit: Brisbane City Council Website


Where: Locations across Brisbane
When: Saturday 27th June to Sunday 12th July
Cost: Free or low cost
Age Group: All ages
More Information: See here.

2. Flying Fox Studios Holiday Workshop

Flying Fox Studios is a children's creative studio with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) focus. They are hosting a holiday workshop on a range of topics such as visual art, engineering, craft, science, music, technology, and design.

Credit: Flying Fox Studio Website


Where: 749-753 Southpine Rd Everton Park
When: 6th to 10th July
Cost: Each workshop costs $26 per student (inclusive of all materials) and will run for 1.5 hours
Age Group: 4-17 years
More Information: See Here.

3. Come and Cook Holiday Program

If you have a budding chef in your household, then why not sign them up for a cooking class at Come and Cook. Kids will learn to cook a variety of cuisines depending on the class you choose. Be quick to register though, as limited spots are filling up fast.

Credit: Come and Cook Website


Where: 11 Grenoble St, The Gap
When: Selected dates 29th June to 8th July
Cost: Workshops $69-$73
Age Group: 7-16 years
More Information: See Here.

4. Music Beat

If your kids love music, but you aren't quite ready to be out in public yet, then the very popular Music Beat Program can be delivered right to your home. Enjoy six pre recorded music classes which you can watch over and over again.

Last school holidays, Music Beat also ran an online Zoom program live. No information has been published for this school holidays yet, but you can follow their Facebook page to keep an eye out.

Credit: Music Beat Website


Where: At Home
When: Anytime
Cost: $50 for 6x25 minute sessions by founder Miss Vicky
Age Group: All ages, but probably suited to younger children
More Information: See Here.

5. Colour My Pot School Holiday Program

Colour My Pot lets your child explore their artistic side, by making their own pottery, paint or clay creations. Their school holiday program hosts a range of classes including painting flower pots or making monster clay. Bookings are essential.

Credit: Colour My Pot Website


Where: 39 Middle St, Cleveland
When: Selected days and times from 29th June to 9th July
Cost: From $34
Age Group: 8 years and up
More Information: See Here.

6. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The very popular Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is back open! Bookings are essential, so be sure to book ahead. You can enjoy a day at the zoo, with lots of cute Australian animals and live shows. Pack a picnic and sit by the beautiful river if you are on a budget. Winter is probably the best time to go because you are outside and the weather is so stunning this time of year.



Where: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket
When: From now and throughout the school holidays and beyond
Cost: Day passes for kids are $25 and MUST be pre booked. The good news is, you get 10% off automatically for pre booking.
Age Group: All ages
More Information: See Here.

7. SparkLab Science Centre

The good news just keeps coming, because Spark Lab Science Centre is also open for business! As expected, bookings ahead of time are absolutely essential. SparkLab is offering one hour sessions that are ideal for 6-13 year olds that love Science. There will be interactive exhibits and a maker space area so kids can get really hands on with learning in a fun way.

Credit: Queensland Museum Website


You can also make your way to the Museum, with bookings essential there also. It is free entry though.

Where: Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane
When: From now and throughout the school holidays and beyond
Cost: Children are $12.50 for 5-15 years
Age Group: Ideal for ages 6-13 years but all ages welcome
More Information: See Here.

8. Kids Dig It at Abbey Museum

Head to the Abbey Museum for 'Kids Dig It!', a medieval family fun festival. Featuring archery, archaeological digs, medieval masterclass and craft, it is sure to be a fun time. Bookings are essential as there are limited time slots and spaces. Workshops will run on two hour time limits.

Credit: Abbey Museum Website


Where: 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
When: Selected days from 29th June to 10th July
Cost: Starting at $5
Age Group: Best suited to 6-12 years
More Information: See Here.

9. Bazil Grumble Creative Arts Experiences

Bazil Grumble has some amazing free or low cost workshops running throughout the school holiday for arts and crafts, circus activities and drama. They even have some free drama classes you can do at home via Zoom.

My favourite program they are offering are the special sessions for grandparents to do with their kids. It could be a wonderful chance to reconnect with grandparents again after a long separation. You can find out more about these sessions here.

Credit: Bazil Grumble Facebook Page


Where: Right across Brisbane and Logan
When: Selected dates throughout June and July
Cost: Free or low cost
Age Group: All ages
More Information: See Here.

10. Sir Thomas Planetarium

The Planeterium is set in the heart of the Botanic Gardens at Mt-Cootha and good news, it is opening up again just in time for the school holidays! You can go and take in a show which will showcase the secrets of the night sky. With different shows aimed at different age groups, even as young as three, it is a low cost day out for everyone. You can also enjoy the gardens or even a bush walk after your visit.

Credit: Brisbane City Council Website


Where: Botanic Gardens, Mt-Cootha
When: 27th June and ongoing
Cost: Shows start at $6 for kids
Age Group: All ages
More Information: See Here.

Were you just trying to keep it simple this school holidays? How about checking out a new playground you may not have been to. Try these to get you started.




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