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5 things to do in the school holidays in Brisbane.

in Local Area & Events

 Sep 8th 2015 9:36am

School Holidays

Brisbane is a great destination for spending the school holidays; adventure, culture, education and fun – there’s plenty of experiences to be found, for all the family.

We have compiled a list of 5 ideas for ‘things to do with Kids in Brisbane’, to get you started on your family holiday.  Best of all, many of these are FREE or low cost activities.

Saunter Through Spring Hill Heritage Trail
There’s a great heritage trail right here in Spring Hill! Take the kids on a free self-guided discovery with ‘Saunter through Spring Hill Heritage Trail’. Winding along the narrow streets of 19th century cottages, the trail provides a peek into the rich history of Spring Hill including: early European settlement, the Spring Hill Baths, World War II, and the plague.  Download the trail brochure here.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Open seven days a week, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens ant Mt Coot-tha boast 52 hectares to explore. Get out into nature and let the kids have fun exploring the park. Why not pack a picnic and make a day of it.  Entry to the gardens is free.

City Hall and the Museum of Brisbane
The kids will love to ride the elevator up the clock tour, during a Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower Tour! While you’re there why not visit the Museum of Brisbane on Level 3. The museum explores the living history and evolution of Brisbane.

South Bank Parklands and Streets Beach
The South Bank Parklands is a huge hit with the kids and a great day out for all the family. Cool off on a warm day in the man-made ‘Streets Beach’ with a large swimming section overlooking Brisbane River, complete with sandy beach foreshore. There’s also squirting and water play areas to keep the younger kids entertained for hours. South Bank features 17 hectares of lush parklands to enjoy. Why not grab some fish and chips or take a picnic and enjoy the River views and outdoor spaces with the family. South Bank regularly hosts festivals and events (including Brisbane Festival) and is also home to the cultural precinct – museums, art galleries, libraries and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Kids are often fascinated by the stars and outer space. If your kids fall into this category why not take them along to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Informative and entertaining shows will delight children and adults alike. General audience and children’s shows include two parts, the main feature and a tour of Brisbane’s night sky, which is recreated in the Cosmic Skydome and presented by the Planetariums’ astronomers.  Admission to the Planetarium is free, show admission prices can be found on their website, along with opening times, etc.

These are just some of the great school holiday activities and things to do in Brisbane with kids. For more inspiration visit our what’s on blog.

Oxygen Apartments are located in Brisbane’s Spring Hill on the fringe of the CBD. With great onsite facilities including a swimming pool. With our selection of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom accommodation you can spread out and enjoy the convenience and comfort of a self-contained Brisbane holiday apartment.  BOOK HERE.