With so many workshops, activities and events on offer these school holidays, there are no excuses for you to lounge around at home! Here’s our ultimate guide to things you and the kids can do these school holidays.

Out of the Box Festival

Let your children explore and create through fun and imagination at the Out of the Box festival for children eight years and under, at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Over the next six days, giant bubbles will be formed (and popped), creatures will be created and unleashed, and children aged eight and under will showcase their expertise, culture and dreams through art.

From creative workshops and exhibitions to film screenings and fun activities – there is something for every child to enjoy.

For more info click here.

Sirromet Winery’s Supa Golf course

This school holidays take the kids along to experience Queensland’s only Supa Golf course at Sirromet – the first of its kind in Queensland.

Featuring oversized clubs, larger golf balls and a shorter walking distance between holes, this modified game of golf is suitable for the whole family including children as young as six.

The course won’t take that long either, consisting of nine holes and being completed in just over an hour.

For more info click here.

Winter Festival

Held from Friday 17 June to Sunday 10 July in King George Square, the Winter Festival is styled to look like Europe’s winter markets, offering an open-air ice skating rink with actual falling snow, a powdered snow pit, a real snow toboggan and a European-style food market.

Jump, slip and slide on the giant inflatable slide, challenge your mates to a toboggan race, jump inside one of the tube dudes, make snowmen in the snow pit or skate around in the ice rink.

For more info click here.

Candy Academy

From rolling hills dotted with life sized candy and oompa loompas, to the entire world’s supply of everlasting gobstoppers (a giant interactive ball pit), the Candy Academy located in the Hyperdome Shopping Centre is a kids dream!

Open daily until Sunday 10 July, The Candy Academy reveals an exciting new activity for kids to do each week, like making your own piece of candy jewellery, designing Wonka vision glasses and building tea-cup biscuits.

For more info click here.

Jazz and Shiraz

Lose yourself in great music, food and wine at Jazz and Shiraz this Saturday (25 June) at Griffith University’s Logan Campus.

This year’s Jazz and Shiraz boasts a huge line-up of entertainment including a performance by Katie Noonan, as well as a vineyard alley full of beverages and delicious gourmet cuisine from some of South East Queensland’s most popular food trucks.

We think it’s safe to say this event is more for parents (you deserve it), but families are welcome too!

For more info click here.

Westfield North Lakes’ Laneway Weekender

Held from this Friday evening until Sunday 26 June, Westfield North Lakes’ family friendly Laneway Weekender features a range of special foodie deals, pop-up bars, live music and heaps of kid’s entertainment.

Enjoy food and drink deals, showcasing pairings and offers from the likes of Grill’d, Schnitz, Guzman Y Gomez, North Lakes Tavern, Movenpick and San Churro, as well as a range of craft beers and wines from a number of pop-up bars.

For more info click here.

100 years of Roald Dahl at Indooroopilly

To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, as well as the centenary of Dahl’s birth, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is setting up an educational and fun BFG-inspired activity zone for kids to enjoy this school holidays.

From Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 July, there will be heaps of craft activities, a reading corner and exciting The BFG giveaways for kids.

Plus, moviegoers seeing The BFG from Thursday 30 June to Saturday 9 July will receive a free $10 lunch voucher.

For more info click here.

School holiday fun in the Redlands

Over the next two weeks, the Redland area will host an extensive array of free events and activities, designed to inspire and engage young people of all ages.

At IndigiScapes on Friday 1 July, children can enjoy sampling bush tucker, trying Indigenous dance and art and listening to the stories of our Traditional Owners at Seek, Unearth, Explore Quandamooka Country.

At the library, kids can find Nemo and Dory, make a Lego maze, design and create a smartphone case using a 3D printer, and demonstrate their superhuman hearing abilities during Roald Dahl Day.

From squishy circuits to sticker art, electronics to holiday rhyme and storytime, there’s something for everyone.

For more info click here.

Creative Workshops at La Boite

If your child loves to act, sing or dance, why not let them spend a week learning about the basics of dance, acting and theatre at La Boite in the Roundhouse Theatre?

From Monday 4 to Friday 8 July, participants will develop their skills in a range of exciting interactive, hands-on workshops, with a focus on creativity, confidence building and collaboration.

For more info click here.

Cheer Camp

From Wednesday 6 to Thursday 7 of July, children ages eight and up can learn all about All Star Cheerleading at Queensland Cheer Elite’s Cheer Camp.

From 8:30am to 4:30pm each day, participants can enjoy tumble and stunt workshops, craft activities and other fun games.

For more info click here.

Westfield Garden City’s Olympic-style Games

Westfield Garden City will be holding their very own mini Olympics called “The GC Games”, this school holidays.

Held from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July, The GC Games will see mini athletes (4 yrs and above) compete in a range of Olympic based sports, from Track & Field (High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put) to Soccer, Basketball and Rugby with major prizes up for grabs!

For more info click here.

The Gap Farmers Twilight Markets

Held this Sunday (26 June) from 2pm to 7pm, The Twilight Markets will feature live music, art, kid activities and close to 100 stalls for the whole family to enjoy.

Enjoy music acts by The Goldhearts, Forgetaboudits and The Ravi Welsh Trio, a Projection Installation from Human Creative Director Andrew Gibbs and a range of international food options. There will also be heaps of activities for kids, including pony rides.

For more info click here.

Flipside Circus’ Pretty, Pretty, Please?

From Wednesday 6 July to Saturday 9 July, catch Flipside’s young circus artists in their enchanting new show Pretty, Pretty Please? at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Pretty, Pretty Please? takes audiences on a roller coaster ride through the questions, answers, challenges and discoveries of how children ask for what they want!

This production is part of the ongoing evolution of Flipside Circus to be the best placed youth circus, delivering a model place where young people can experience agency and ownership.

For more info click here.

NIDA Open performing arts classes

From Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July at Metro Arts, NIDA Open are giving children of all ages the opportunity to unleash their creative side and engage in performing arts short courses.

From musical theatre boot camps to drama classes, singing lessons and acting schools, the courses offer something creative for every child and teen these school holidays.

For more info click here.

What will you and the kids be doing this school holidays?