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5 Free (And Easy) Ways To Entertain The Kids This School Holidays

Cue the relentless nagging, hunger and boredom!

School holidays have arrived, which means it’s only a matter of time before the little one’s start chiming “muuummmmm, what are we doing today?” ...

To make your life a little easier, because we all know there’s hardly enough time in the day to wash your hair let alone plan a full day out, we’ve rounded up five ways to entertain the kids this school holidays.

  1. Let Their ‘Curiocity’ Run Free. The World Science Festival has returned to Brisbane with a killer new Curiocity program! Designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, head to South Bank for free workshops, installations, kids activities and more. Check out some of the action at the Queensland Museum or take your time exploring installations throughout the Parklands, the choice is yours!
  2. Spend The Day Exploring Playgrounds, Streets Beach, Aquativity & More! Keep the kids entertained for hours with a trip to the South Bank Parklands! Boasting a number of dreamy playgrounds (seriously, they’ll have you wishing you were still a child), swimming areas and aqua activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With plenty of restaurants and cafes also nearby, planning a day of fun has never been easier...
  3. Participate In A ‘Chiharu Shiota: A Feeling’ Workshop At The Children’s Art Centre, QAGOMA. You may have seen photos of the latest, Insta-worthy exhibition – ‘The Soul Trembles’ by artist Chiharu Shiota – at QAGOMA (trust us, it’s amazing). Featuring a piece entitled 'A Feeling', which touches on aspects of our inner worlds, emotions, the soul and how to express abstract ideas, the exhibition has been a hit with all age groups. In this workshop, children are invited to draw how they feel using coloured pencils, and add what they make to a cumulative display. The perfect activity for any mini budding artist, this activity is completely free! Full details here.
  4. Immerse Yourself In ‘Disney: The Magic of Animation’. Uncover the magic behind almost 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios at Disney: The Magic of Animation, now open at Queensland Museum! Explore hundreds of original sketches and artworks from your favourite Disney animated classics and go behind the scenes in this rare opportunity to experience the wonderful creativity and innovation from the world’s most prolific animation studio. The perfect activity for teens!
  5. Indulge In A Sweet Treat! It wouldn’t be school holidays without a little sweet treat from The Great Aussie Sweet Company! You can take our word when we say that this store will have you feeling like a kid in a candy shop...
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