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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 summer school holidays.

Santas Stopover

Santa’s Stopover with Storytelling & Craft

Free | 20 December – 23 December, 5pm – 9pm | Flowstate, South Bank Parklands
Pay a visit to Santa’s Stopover at Flowstate where little ones will have the opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa with a spectacular backdrop of a towering fig tree and light installation. At the nearby lawn there will be storytelling and crafts from 4.00pm until 7.30pm to get the kids in the festive spirit. To find out more about the Christmas celebrations at South Bank – click here.

Spiders the Exhibition

Prices vary | 6 December – 4 May 2020, 9:40am until 5pm | Queensland Museum
Queensland Museum allows you to explore the fascinating world of spiders, one of the most formidable and often feared creatures in Australia. Come face to face with 12 live spider species and 200 spider specimens.

A Christmas Carol

Ticketed | 29 November – 15 December, show times vary | QPAC
This dark and mysterious production by shake & stir theatre co is the perfect solution for tweens and teens in the holidays. Journey with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as per the Dicken’s classic. Suitable for kids from 8 years of age. 

'Water' Sundays

Ticketed | 8 December – 16 February | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Water is an exhibition of major immersive experiences and smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, exploring the vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. On select Sundays explore the exhibition through tours for kids, talks, hands-on workshops and more. 

Santas Stopover

Xpress Fun Train

$5 per person | 14 December – 27 January, 10am - 5pm | South Bank Parklands
The perfect family adventure, the Xpress Fun Train will wind its way through South Bank Parklands this summer. Running throughout the school holidays (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day), the Xpress Fun train travels along a continuous loop around the Parklands, to the delight of young passengers!

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage

Ticketed | 3 & 4 January, show times vary | QPAC
Packed with crazy experiments and amazing facts, television's favourite doctors – Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken present a brilliant show, exploring the fascinating world of biology, showing you the incredible things your body can do. Suitable for kids from 7 years of age.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Ticketed | 9  – 18 January 2020, show times vary | QPAC
Roald Dahl’s classic returns to QPAC in the summer school holidays! Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox will delight and dazzle audiences of all ages thanks to the award-winning shake & stir theatre company.

Jarjum Stories 

Free | until 10 May, 9am – 5pm | State Library of Queensland
Jarjum Stories is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books and storytelling. Jarjum [pronounced jah-jum] means children. Revisit childhood favourites and some of the earliest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books published in Queensland.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Ticketed | 7 - 18 January, show times vary | QPAC
Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears in this family show with a circus twist, amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse. Suitable for kids from 3 years of age.

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