Things To Do In Brisbane for the School Holidays

Christmas, school holidays, and glorious time off is just around the corner. While that’s mostly a good thing, it also means you’ll soon be googling things like: “things to do in brisbane this weekend”, “things to do in brisbane with kids”, and “indoor activities brisbane” every morning.
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It can be tricky to keep things fresh and exciting, especially across the six-week Christmas holiday period. Don’t worry, we’ve collated all the best things to do in Brisbane for you. 

Things to do in Brisbane with Kids

When you’re looking for things to do in Brisbane for the school holidays, you’re usually looking for something fun and engaging for the kids but that you’ll enjoy too. Take a look. 

Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane is a neat option for the parents and the kids. It has exhibits that are interesting and educational for adults, while throwing in a good mix of engaging exhibits for the kids. Plus, there’s plenty of displays for the dinosaur-obsessed. 

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Over in Brisbane’s Fig Tree Pocket, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and biggest koala sanctuary. This one’s perfect for children, allowing them to get close with koalas, hand-feed kangaroos, and even see platypuses. 

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2 Bent Rods 

The multi-award winning team at 2 Bent Rods is offering fishing lessons over the school holidays. Sessions run from Victoria Point, Shorncliffe, and other suburbs across Brisbane as well as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Classes suit families of all ages and participants will catch their bait, drag the bait net, learn to tie fishing knots, bait presentation, cast a rod, and hopefully land a fish. You can join a class or learn 1:1. 

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Eat Street Northshore Markets

The Eat Street Markets over in Hamilton offer amazing views, a fun atmosphere, and they often have super fun, kid-friendly entertainment. It’s a perfect stop for the entire family, with all these different food stalls, there’s no need to come to a unanimous decision for dinner. Every can try what they want. 

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Team Building Activities Brisbane

As the Christmas season approaches, it’s time for your staff Christmas parties and getting the team together. So, you might be looking for some of the fun team building activities Brisbane has to offer. 

Story Bridge Climb

The Story Bridge is one of Brisbane’s finest structures and being positioned atop of it allows you some amazing views of all of Brisbane. Story Bridge Climb offers different packages to climb the bridge at different times of the day. 

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XXXX Brewery

If you’re a fan of the Milton Mango, or just beer generally, you’ll probably enjoy the XXX Brewery Tour. You’ll get to see how the iconic gold cans are created and enjoy a beer tasting session. If you’re wanting to take the kids along, the brewery offers the children soft drink to sip on. 

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Things to do for Free in Brisbane

As we said, it can be tricky to keep things fresh and exciting over the Christmas holidays, but it can be just as tricky to keep your savings account afloat — school holiday activities add up quickly. Here are our top picks for free Brisbane activities. 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha are an amazing option for the entire family. You can go along just for a stroll through the gardens, or take a picnic along to enjoy in the park areas. 

The Botanic Gardens include a special Japanese garden, a Hide’n’Seek Children’s Trail, and a Tropical Dome that’s just made for your Instagram content. 

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Watch the sunrise at Mt Coot-tha 

Or the sunset, or visit at any time of the day. Mt Coot-tha boasts absolutely stunning views any time of the day. You can drive up to the top to enjoy them, or work for that coveted view by taking one of the walking trails up. 

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Indoor Activities Brisbane

Rainy day? Way too sunny? Regardless, sometimes you need to opt for indoor activities over outdoors. We got you. 


GOMA is the perfect rainy day activity. Watching the rain from the warm, indoors space is amazing and there’s plenty of stunning exhibitions for the family to enjoy. 

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Toombul Indoor Sports

Obviously we have to put ourselves forward for this one. We have absolutely everything you need to pull off the perfect day indoors. The smallest of children to the adultiest of adults love our indoor sports centre. We have indoor soccer, indoor netball, and indoor cricket available, along with court hire and full function hire. 
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