Nine things to do this October at South Bank

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South Bank is famous for having something fun and family-friendly to do, all year round. Check out October’s line up below. 

First 5 Forever Baby Play at the Corner
5, 12 and 19 October | State Library of Queensland | Free
Baby Play is a fun, free opportunity for you and your baby (aged 0-12 months) to play, talk and sing together while meeting other young families at The Corner. The sessions will focus on baby paced play, rhyme and shared story in a way that supports you as your baby’s most important educator – with plenty of opportunity to learn and grow together. Bookings are essential.

Picnic in the Parklands
Sunday 8 October | South Bank Parklands | Free
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of South Bank Parklands – come and celebrate Brisbane’s favourite public space by bringing a picnic and enjoying live music and activities.

A Night at the Museum
27 October | Queensland Museum | Ticket prices vary
Explore the Museum as the sun goes down at this special event! Kids can learn the story of the athletes of Ancient Rome at Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, explore the Wild State Exhibition and more. 

The Medibank Feel Good Program – Active Kids

Until 2 December | South Bank Parklands | Free
This fun workout for kids aged 5-12 helps create healthy habits from an early age and provides the building blocks for a positive body image.

Fire and Ice Show
Until 8 December | Sciencentre | Free entry with Sciencentre Admission
From supercool liquid nitrogen to fireworks, things are heating up in the Sciencentre with the Fire and Ice Science Theatre Show! Watch the show to see liquids and gases cool, freeze and condense – there’ll also be chemical reactions and hot, colourful flames.

It's Rhyme Time

Thursdays, until 21 December | State Library of Queensland | Free
Get into the rhythm of rhyme time every Thursday at The Corner. From babes in arms to children ready to dance, It's Rhyme Time is a special time for you and your little one where you can share rhymes, songs, stories and reading in a creative and relaxed environment.

Perception Deception
Until 21 January 2018 | Sciencentre | Free entry with Sciencentre Admission
Mind melting illusions, sensory sensations, playing with perception, and discovering the world inside your head are all part of the exhibition Perception Deception. Things to see and do include testing your balance while walking a path wearing special glasses; confuse your mind with the phantom hand illusion; feel your arms float upwards by themselves and more.

Little Days Out

Thursdays | South Bank Parklands | Free
Head to the Parklands from 9am-1pm for fabulous, free kids activities! October’s line-up includes soccer and rugby classes as well as music and storytelling.

Michael Parekowhai – The World Turns 2011-12

Ongoing | GOMA | Free
The Children's Art Centre has collaborated with artist Michael Parekowhai to develop a drawing activity which encourages young visitors to engage with the artist's sculpture, The World Turns 2011-12.