What's on this school holidays at South Bank

Enjoy fun and inspired family-friendly events and activities taking place at South Bank this school holidays to keep the kids occupied.

Little Days Out

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
Prices vary | Daily until 28 January, 9.40am-5pm | Queensland Museum
An exclusive exhibition featuring artefacts, interactive games and displays revealing how gladiators lived and how they trained.

The Xpress Fun Train at South Bank
Kids $4, Adults $5 | Daily, 16 September – 2 October, 9.30am-5pm | Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands
All aboard! Get ready to ride the "Xpress Train" these school holidays. Jump on at the Cultural Forecourt and steam your way around South Bank Parklands. 

Brisbane Festival presents Justine Clarke – Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledygook
Prices vary | Saturday 16 September at 11am & 1pm, Sunday 17 September at 11am & 1pm | Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands
Justine Clarke brings her brand new show based on her best-selling and award-winning books featuring the “Gobbleygook”. This family-friendly show features Justine, live music and a couple of cheeky monsters sure to entertain your little ones with storytelling, singing and dancing.

Pinwheel Girl

Little Days Out: Pinwheel Craft and Superhero Escapades
Free | Thursdays, 9am-1pm | South Bank Parklands
There are two experiences on offer at Little Days Out this school holidays. Decorate, fold and construct your very own pinwheel and Brisbane City Council interactive storytime sessions on 21 September. Kids can release the superhero within at a super-energetic workshop aimed at building confidence, self-esteem and a healthy body including stories, games and colouring-in on 28 September. 

Brisbane Festival presents Grug and the Rainbow
Prices vary | Friday 22 September, 10am | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Join the epic journey to reach the rainbow in this show featuring exquisite puppetry, based on the much-loved picture book character Grug.

Brisbane Festival presents Kaleidoscope
Prices vary | Friday 22 September, 10am | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Come step into Ethan’s world as he expresses himself through circus with acrobatics, slapstick, music, movement and vibrant video projections. 

Brisbane Festival presents The I Hate Children Children’s Show
Prices vary | Tuesday 26 September, 12pm | Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands 
Every child over the age of eight is invited to become stars of the show, to help magician Paul Dabek onstage with a variety of magic tricks. 

Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts
Free | Daily until 22 October, 10am-5pm | GOMA
Children and families can engage with four Friendly Beasts, brought to life by artist Kate Beynon. There are interactive activities, which include mask-making, dancing with the beasts in the artist's video installation and contributing to the beasts' magical world in the collaborative drawing activity The Lotus Garden.

Digital Futures Lab
Free | Daily until 5 November, 10am-5pm | State Library of Queensland (SLQ)
The SLQ Gallery has been transformed into a hybridised laboratory, studio, game space and exhibition! Head along to discover smart cities and digital bodies, learn about real life robots and understand risky algorithms. As the central hub for SLQ’s Digital Futures program, the lab is a great place to start your discovery.

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