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What’s on in Brisbane these Winter school holidays?

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School's out for the winter holidays, which can only mean one thing: the kids are home and they're bored. If you're wondering how to keep them occupied, never fear - there's plenty going on around Brisbane that will entertain the whole family. From interactive science exhibits to kids' theatre performances, there's something for everyone. So get out there and enjoy the holidays!

 

The Cube Brisbane

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The Cube

Where: 2 George Street, Brisbane
Open: 10am – 4pm daily
Cost: Free

More info here.

If you thought the iPad was revolutionary, wait until you see The Cube. This incredible space is full of 48 multi-touch screens that span two storeys, making it one of the largest digital interactive learning and display spaces in the world. The best part is that kids absolutely love it! The unique interactive displays promote STEM learning through exploration and discovery, and the big screen experiences are sure to get your kids excited about learning. Plus, what better way for kids to learn than by contributing to real research projects and scenarios? Watch your kids have a blast as they explore all that The Cube has to offer.

 

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

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Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

Where: 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha
Open: 9am – 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Cost: Free

More info here.

With so many family-friendly activities in one place, you might think the Discovery Centre was designed with parents in mind. But don't be fooled - this is a place where the whole brood will find something to entertain them. From water play to climbing features, discovery trails to sculptural artworks, there's something for everyone. And if that wasn't enough, the discovery centre also delights with an interactive floor projection of a frog habitat, a sculptural forest discovery area, a night-time audio-visual experience room, and a virtual reality theatre. So whether you're looking for a fun day out or an educational experience, the Discovery Centre is sure to please.

 

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SparkLab Sciencentre

Where: Level 2, Queensland Museum , Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank Cultural Precinct, South Brisbane
Open: 9:30am – 4pm daily
Cost: Child (under 5): Free, Child (5 – 15): $12.50, Concession: $13.50, Adult: $15.50, Family: $46.00

More info here.

At SparkLab, you will definitely have fun while you learn about science, math, and engineering. They've designed their exhibits to be interactive and engaging, encouraging visitors to play with the exhibits, ask questions, and make observations. And if you're feeling really curious, you can even get up close with live science experiments. Just like real scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, Sparklab will inspire the next generation to investigate and ask questions. We highly recommend you take the family to explore SparkLab. We guarantee you'll have a blast!

 

Carnival of the Animals

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Carnival of the Animals

Where: Cultural Precinct Cnr Grey Melbourne Street, Brisbane
When: 29 June – 2 July 2022, 9:30am & 12:30pm
Cost: $35 - $39 per person
Tip: Sensory friendly performances available>

More info here.

Brisbane audiences will be the first in Australia to see Carnival of the Animals, a family-friendly circus production that will captivate audiences of all ages. The show features world-famous acrobats, as well as eight young artists from Brisbane, who will perform amazing feats of athleticism and skill. Throughout the performance, the performers will bring to life the many creatures of the land and sea, from playful monkeys to graceful swans. With a mix of whimsy and wonder, Carnival of the Animals is sure to delight and entertain all who see it. So come one, come all, and experience the magic of the circus for yourself. 

 

The Gruffalo

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The Gruffalo

Where:  X Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane City
Open: 25 – 27 June, varied times
Cost: From $33
Tip: Best for kids ages 3 and up.

More info here.

We all know the story, probably by heart – “A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood...”. But what we didn't know, is that this story would be brought to life in such a fun and interactive way! Songs, laughs and fun for all, The Gruffalo is a great introduction to theatre for kids. With sell-out seasons across the world, this musical adaptation of the book is not one to be missed. So grab your tickets now and get ready for aROARsome time!

 

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Where: Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong

Open: 9am – 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday.

Cost: General entry to the Planetarium is free. Charges apply for Cosmic Skydome shows from $8.

Tip: Seats to their shows are limited, so book your tickets online prior to arrival. Not recommended for kids under six years of age

More info here.

If you're looking for an out-of-this-world experience, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is the place to be. Home to the Cosmic Skydome - a 12.5-meter-diameter projection dome - the Planetarium offers tours of Brisbane's night sky that will leave you starstruck. The Display Zone, Observatory, and kid-friendly Skydome documentaries are sure to fire up your little ones' imaginations and ignite their curiosity about the cosmos. So come on up to the Planetarium and explore the universe!

 

 

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