School Holiday Activities in Brisbane: The Best for Autumn 2024

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School holidays in Brisbane can be long if your kids have nothing to do. We all know that the "I'm bored" plight tends to come up a few days into the holiday season (sooner if you take their screens away).

Sure, we can try the only boring people get bored approach, or we can get them out of our hair, doing something active and keeping themselves busy and entertained with awesome school holiday activities in Brisbane. Bonus points if they learn a new skill or make some new friends!

Here are our picks of the best school holiday activities in Brisbane this summer.

School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

1. Possum Magic Live With Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Possum Magic.
Possum Magic


This school holiday, Monkey Baa Theatre Company whisks families away on a heartwarming adventure with their stage adaptation of Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ classic, Possum Magic. A production that has delighted over 150,000 viewers across Australia, it melds mesmerizing magic, lively puppetry, and tuneful music in a 50-minute show that’s pure delight for kids aged 3 to 8 and their families.

Follow the journey of Grandma Poss, who with a twist of magic, turns wombats blue, kookaburras pink, and makes Hush invisible. Together, they travel across Australia in search of the secret to reversing the invisibility spell, introducing little ones to the wonders of the Australian landscape through a fantastical story.

Where:      QUT Gardens Theatre, 2 George St, Brisbane City
When:       2 - 3 July 2024 
Cost:         Tickets are $25 - $39 per person


1. Code Camp

Code Camp
Join the fun at Code Camp during these school holidays.



Code Camp stands as an ideal solution to keep STEAM-loving kids engaged during school holidays. Having educated over 100,000 Australian children, the camp offers a wide range of skills, from video editing for YouTube to the intricacies of developing a game based on "Jurassic World." It's a platform where kids can dive into the tech world, learning to build and craft their digital creations.

Tailored to suit various age groups and skill levels, and with more than 100 accessible locations across Australia as well as online options, Code Camp offers a perfect fit for every aspiring young coder and creative mind.

Where:     All areas of Brisbane and Gold Coast
When:      1 April 2024 to 14 April 2024
Cost:       Starting from $129 for online and $275 for in-person camps

*Drop-off starts at 9 am and pick-up ends at 4 pm. Extended hours from 8 am until 5 pm are offered at selected venues.

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2. Speaking Schools Australasia

Speaking Schools Australasia Brisbane
Speaking Schools Australasia are the perfect school holiday activity in Brisbane! 

Speaking Schools Australasia offers an array of online holiday workshops designed to help children from Kindergarten to Year 9 enhance their speaking skills and boost their confidence. These workshops cater to various skill levels and focus on different areas of interest.

Speaking School Australasia online workshops are systematically arranged based on year group, skill level, and topic area, providing every student with an opportunity to excel. Emphasising the principle of "learning by doing", students are actively encouraged to participate and practice their speaking skills in a supportive atmosphere. It's a great option for those looking to learn from home during the holidays! 

Where:  Online
When:   29 March to 14 April
Cost:     Various depending on program type and length, see website for details 

3. School Holiday Activities at the Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane
Kids will love a visit to the Museum of Brisbane during the Easter school holidays! 

Unlock a world of fun during these school holidays in Brisbane, as the Museum of Brisbane is once again putting on a fantastic itinerary for school kids. 

  • Exclusive Tours: Take a special journey through the "Rearranged: Art of the Flower" exhibition, offering young minds a tailored exploration of floral beauty.
  • Craft Workshops: Learn from leadlight craftsman Julian Podmore and create a dazzling light catcher to brighten up your home.
  • Textile Healing Garden: Join Artist in Residence, Hiromi Tango, in a communal crafting experience, contributing to a beautiful textile healing garden. A hands-on, drop-in activity available every day.
  • Teen Printmaking: Teens are invited to explore their creativity with the Gelli Plate technique, producing stunning plant-inspired prints.
  • Little Artist’s Eye Spy: Activate your inner detective in a fun game of Eye Spy, uncovering hidden details within the art.
  • Clock Tower Tours: Enjoy breathtaking city views from the iconic Clock Tower, a perfect way to cap off your museum visit.

Unlock a world of artistic adventure at the Museum of Brisbane (MoB) these school holidays! From the 30 of March to the 14 of April, MoB is set to become a playground of creativity and exploration for families. Dive into a diverse range of activities designed to spark the imaginations of children and teens alike.

Where:    Museum of Brisbane - 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
When:     30 March – Sunday 14 April
Cost:       FREE


4. Pure Tennis Academy Holiday Camp

School holiday activities in Brisbane
Kids will have a ball at Pure Tennis during these school holidays in Brisbane.

The exciting winter school holidays program at Pure Tennis is designed for kids aged five to 12 and no experience is required.

Every day will have a new range of activities at the Ferny Hills Centre, with something to suit every attendee!

There are so many other activities happening alongside tennis; including bocce, Jenga, soccer, baseball, gridiron and more. There are tennis and off-court games each morning and afternoon, and both morning and afternoon tea are provided. 

Where:   144 Samford Road, Ferny Hills
When:    2 - 4 April, 9-11 April, 2023
Cost:      $49 for a half-day or $69 for a full day, additional $10 for early drop off (8 am)

5. Coast Club

School holiday activities in Brisbane
Coast Club will take care of all your adventures these holidays!

Choose the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast and send your kids off for a day that could include high ropes, surfing, archery, abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing or caving with Coast Club.

What's on Offer:

  • Morning Adventure: Kick off the day with a three-hour session of aerial adventures and court sports, bodyboarding, rock climbing, or stand-up paddleboarding from 9 AM to 12 PM for just $36.25 per child.
  • Full-Day Adventure: For the ultimate thrill-seekers, extend the fun with a full-day adventure from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at $77 per child, with activities ranging from abseiling and quick jumps to canoeing and surfing.

Here's the lowdown:

Week 2 Highlights:

  • Monday, 8th April:
    • Ages 5–7 can soar in aerial adventures and play exciting court sports.
    • Ages 8–10 will catch waves bodyboarding and scale heights rock climbing.
    • Ages 11+ can glide on stand-up paddleboards and swing through aerial adventures.
  • Tuesday, 9th April:
    • Ages 5–7 will ride the waves bodyboarding and hit the bullseye in archery.
    • Ages 8–10 are set for abseiling thrills and paddling fun in canoes.
    • Ages 11+ can hang ten surfing and rappel down in abseiling.

Where:   Various locations throughout the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
When:    8 - 9 April, 2024
Cost:      Morning adventures (3hrs) $36.25 pp | Full day adventures (6hrs) $77 pp.

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