It can be hard to keep the kids entertained during the Winter holidays because the weather can make it sometimes hard to get out of the house.

Luckily the Winter holidays only last for 2 weeks! Here are 5 great things you can do with the kids to help keep them entertained:

  1. Snow!: Snow is not a word your associate with sunny Queensland but these school holidays, King George’s Square will be transformed into a Winter wonderland. You will be able to go ice skating and even tobogganing! Prices start at $8 including skate hire. On from 17th June to 10th July.
  2. Adventure: Take a day trip to Mount Tamborine and visit Thunderbird Park. Activities include, high ropes, fossicking, mini golf, bush walking, bird feeding and much more. Entry to park is free and prices for activities vary. You can even camp there if you’re wanting an adventure filled holiday.
  3. Festival: Head to the city for a kids festival which includes, shows, workshops, exhibitions and more. Venues include the, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank, State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Museum. Prices vary for each event.
  4. Museum: The Workshops Museum in Ipswich is the perfect day out for your train and Lego enthusiasts. They have a model railway, a kid sized play interactive train station, train simulator, miniature train rides and a Lego room. Entry prices start at $12. Open daily 9:30am to 4pm.
  5. Movies: Winter time is perfect for seeing a movie and Hoyts have great family ticket prices. With “Finding Dory”, “Ice Age 5″ and “The BFG” all out these holidays, you may even want to go more than once.

Check out some great indoor games to do with the kids in the holidays HERE.

What are you planning on doing with the kids these holidays? Please add your comment below.

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  • The Workshops Museum sounds like great fun!


  • Snow in QLD….I believe they are having snow at Australia Zoo as well.


  • Unfortunately we are having to have this year’s school holidays (Winter) on a budget because we are traveling interstate for the September holidays. These activities look amazing though


  • I know that parts of Queensland are getting the big freeze from down south – but oh to be there now instead of cold Victoria. Thanks for the tips on what to see with the kids.


  • Theres not too many options in a rural town, but am grateful that the vacation care programs organise something different each day for the children.
    I am hoping to take my son to see the BFG these holidays, as he read the book last year and loved it as much as me!


  • Tambourine mountain is lovely – though we only stopped for lunch.


  • Queensland sounds delightful and Tambourine Mountain is on our list.


  • I’ll be in freezing cold Melbourne. Going to see the wiggles, going to the big freeze festival


  • Great suggestions!! It’s hard to be motivated to do things with cold weather like this.


  • We will probably go to the movies, and visit museums and art galleries.


  • I was in Queensland earlier this year and l would love to be up there now and escape from Melbourne!


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