The school holidays are here again and it can be expensive to keep the kids busy and entertained.


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Here are 5 FREE things you can take the kids to in Brisbane in the school holidays:

  1. Streets Beach. This is a lagoon in the middle of the city! There are beautiful sandy beaches and safe patrolled water for the kids to swim in. See the website more more information HERE.
  2. Aquativity. A FREE water park in the heart of Southbank which features educational fun water play for the kids. Check out their website for more details HERE.
  3. Movies in the park. There are FREE movie screenings across Brisbane in parks and libraries all through the school holidays. Check out their website for session times and locations HERE.
  4. Queensland Museum. The museum has FREE general admission for all ages and has many exciting and changing exhibitions. They also run many school holiday activites for the kids. Refer to their website for more information HERE.
  5. RAAF Aviation Centre. This centre has huge range of aviation displays the kids will love. See their website for more information HERE.

Brisbane also has hundreds of beautiful parks and beaches that are great for a day trip out with the kids.

Oh, and as a bonus (yes we know it’s 6 things now) you can check out…

The Muffin Break – they are hosting free cookie workshops to keep the kids entertained this summer.

Where: Local muffin break stores. To find participating Muffin Break stores nationwide, visit here.
When: 19th of January 10am – 12pm

Do you have any FREE activities in Brisbane to add to the list? Please SHARE in the comments below.

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  • We loved the general scenery in and around Brisbane. The gardens were well cared for. The traffic was fairly orderly which made crossing streets fairly safe. There is some great architecture in Brisbane. Our kids spotted the leadlight windows of one of the churches, something I wouldn’t have expected a primary school age child to take notice of. We were unlucky that there had been flooding not long before we visited so we deliberately avoided some areas. Those streets were very congested with tradespeoples vehicles. We were pleased to see that people were starting to get their buildings/ homes in some improvement compared to just a month or so before when TV news broadcasts have shown peoples possessions including wrapped Christmas Presents floating up against walls and disintergrating which was really heartbreaking.


  • Lagoon at Springfield is amazing!


  • I adore Brisbane. We have never been there with little ones but if you do make it there we will be sure to check some of these out.


  • How lovely it would be to be in Brisbane over the sunny season – warm days and balmy nights and no need for long pants at all.

    • The weather can be delightful in Brisbane.


  • Streets Beach sounds like the place to be! Looks gorgeous.


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  • These sound great! Will need to pass on to a young daily I know there. Thanks.


  • I have family in Brisbane and have to visit soon with my new bub. She is too young to do the above, but I just love that there are so many wonderful free activities in the states of Australia. It is hard to keep kids amused and bank accounts under control during the 6 weeks of summer breaks. My Niece goes to a private school and she gets about 8 weeks over the summer holidays. It is so hard for working parents during this holiday.


  • Thanks for the Brisbane list – love the lagoon.


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