Here is some inspiration for the upcoming school holidays with activities that are cheap or free
School holidays are coming up and there are going to be lots of days to fill with fun and affordable activities for the kids. But as our wallets run dry and our patience wears thin, we may need some inspiration for free or cheap activities to do.
Luckily, both the Brisbane City Council and the Moreton Bay Regional Council have tons of programs and activities in parks, libraries and halls throughout Brisbane. There is a whole page dedicated to 'What's On in Brisbane' on the Brisbane City Council website. This page is absolutely choc full of free and low cost activities for all ages.
The activities aren't boring either. Some of the activities on offer include:
- Science shows
- Arts and crafts
- Story and rhyme time
That is just to name a few!
In addition, the Chillout Program is a popular youth programs with a great variety of free and low-cost recreation activities for young people. Activities include skateboarding, water sports, rock climbing and more
If you are looking for just solely fitness related activities to really run the kids (or yourself) ragged, then you can also check out the Active Park Events. These activities focus on sport and fitness and most are completely free.
The Brisbane Crochet Club meets weekly to learn crochet, meet other Brisbane mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
If you are in the Moreton Bay Regional Council areas, their website also has an active holidays program aimed at kids aged 3-17 years old with a range of sport and recreational activities.
Some of the activities on offer include:
- Flying fox and Giant Swing
- Table tennis
- Drum beats
- Scooter and bike training
On both websites you can filter by date, cost, age and activity. Some activities will need to be booked ahead of time so make sure to check the details. Other activities you can just show up on the day. If they aren't free, they are really affordable. Most of the Moreton Bay Region ones seem to be only $5.
If you don't make it to anything over the school holidays, don't worry. Both councils run programs year round so if you are waiting for things to quiet down, you absolutely can. Just keep an eye on their website to see what is coming up.
What are you doing this upcoming school holidays? Tell us in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!
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