What's on this school holidays at South Bank - Visit Brisbane

What's on this school holidays at South Bank

Enjoy fun and inspired family-friendly events and activities taking place at South Bank over the winter school holidays.

Snow4Kids Toboggan Girl

Snow 4 Kids 

Prices vary | 29 June – 14 July | South Bank Parklands

Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland in the heart of South Bank. Get ready for snow tobogganing, snowball throwing, snowman making and more when hundreds of tons of fresh, real snow floods the South Bank Piazza. Pull out your warm winter coats and hats from the back of the closet and prepare for a blast of winter fun!

Xpress Fun Train

$5 per person | 29 June – 14 July, 10am - 5pm | South Bank Parklands

The Xpress Fun Train is a trackless train that will wind its way around South Bank Parklands, it's a perfect family adventure! The Xpress Fun train runs a continuous loop around the Parklands, to the delight of young passengers.

Kids Collective South Bank Storytime

Kids Collective - Nature Play & Storytime 

Free | 4 July, 9am – 1pm | Little Stanley Street Lawn North, South Bank Parklands

Kids love to get their hands dirty, this Kids Collective workshop involves educational and fun sensory activities; from playdough rolling, a bug and vegetable matching game as well as leaf and bark painting. As well, storytelling and reading with nature themed books will take place, run by BBC Libraries.

Le Mini Festival – Le Festival

Free entry, most games are free, some from $2 | 6 – 7 July, 9am – 4pm each day | Liana Lawn, South Bank Parklands

As part of Le Festival (Brisbane French Festival), Le Mini Festival celebrates the spirit of all that is French with interactive entertainment, activities and workshops.

Kids Collective - Fun with Puppets 

Free | 11 July, 9am – 1pm | Picnic Island Green, South Bank Parklands

‘Larrikin Puppets’ are bringing their colourful and exciting 30-minute puppet show to South Bank, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing songs, skits, jokes, games and live interactions with the audience. There will also be the opportunity for children to learn about puppetry in a workshop.

The Little Green Road to Fairyland

The Little Green Road to Fairyland

Prices vary | 11 – 21 July | QPAC

Enjoy this magical fairy-tale for the littlest lovers of dance and music. Set in the Australian bush, The Little Green Road to Fairyland takes the audience on a charming musical journey with colourful sets and costumes that will delight all ages.

School of Rock

Prices vary | 12 July - 17 August | QPAC

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

Ben Quilty: Family Portrait

Free | Until 20 October, 10am - 5pm | QAGOMA

As part of the major exhibition ‘Quilty’, the QAGOMA Children's Art Centre presents 'Ben Quilty: Family Portrait'. In this interactive exhibition, leading Australian artist Ben Quilty encourages children and families to explore the art of portraiture in an artist studio setting. 

NASA – A Human Adventure

Prices vary | Until 9 October, 9.40am - 5pm | Queensland Museum

A Human Adventure is a thrilling journey through humankind’s exploration of space. The exhibition features an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs.

SparkLab Queensland Museum

SparkLab Queensland Museum

Prices vary | Daily, 9.40am - 5pm | Queensland Museum

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, the new Sciencentre experience at Queensland Museum. Follow your curiosity and bring out your inner scientist as you question, investigate and wonder about the world around you. Explore 40 interactive exhibits across three zones and discover how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) affect our everyday world.

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