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June 23, 2021

Forget sitting at home on the iPad these school holidays, we have found the best, most exciting school holiday activities perfect for keeping your little ones entertained.  Featuring a range of fantastic activities such as rock climbing, sculpture making, island hopping and trampoline bouncing, this list is guaranteed to excite and inspire your kids!

1. Riverlife Adventure Ranger Camp

Do you have an inquisitive, adventure loving little one? If so a Riverlife Adventure Ranger Camp is the perfect option. For 6-action-packed hours kids will rotate through a range of outdoor adventures designed to challenge, build and strengthen their skills. Following guidance from Riverlife’s highly qualified instructors, kids will have the opportunity to try; rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, laser tag, bike riding, rollerblading and Urb-E’ing (electric scooter).

Jam-packed with fun, excitement and adventure, these camps will have your kids building their confidence, trying new activities and burning up some of the endless energy kids seem to possess.

Price: $119

Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Location: Naval Stores Kangaroo Point Cliffs Drive, Kangaroo Point, QLD


      • 6-hour supervision by highly qualified, blue card holding adventure instructors
      • A full day of outdoor adventure experiences (activities vary each day)
      • Lunch and snacks provided (please bring water bottle and money for ice cream)
      • All adventure and safety equipment
      • Showers and change rooms
      • Complimentary sunscreen
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2. Art Class Brisbane School Holiday Workshop

Art is one of the best forms of self-expression and a great way for kids to get in touch with their creative side. These school holidays let your young one’s experiment with art, explore different mediums and foster their imagination with Art Class Brisbane’s School Holiday Workshops.

These fun, interactive workshops will introduce your kids to the world of visual arts. They will spend their 2 hours of studio time experimenting with paints, pencils watercolours and more!

Price: $45

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Location: Annerley Arcade, Shop 17, 478 Ipswich Road 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley QLD


      • 2-hour art class led by an experienced artist
      • Light refreshments
      • All art equipment and supplies
      • Aprons for protecting clothing
      • Hand sanitiser

3. River to Bay island tour

The Moreton Bay region is Queensland’s very own tropical. Just a short boat ride from Brisbane, the Moreton Bay region is a breathtaking, nature-filled wonderland and home to some of Queensland’s most beautiful and iconic islands.

River to Bay’s island tour is great for families and will have you and your young kids exploring the fascinating wildlife, history and scenery of Moreton Bay. Featuring 3 stunning islands- Tangalooma, North Stradbroke and Dunwich, you will spend the day sailing, snorkelling, animal spotting and bushwalking. This tour is all-inclusive meaning all you need to worry about is capturing the perfect family picture.

Price: Adult $159.00, Child $129, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $449

Days: Sunday

Location: Boat departs from Northshore Harbour, 285 MacArthur Avenue Hamilton


      • 8-hour island tour featuring River to Bay’s new ocean rafting high speed vessel
      • Snorkelling adventure at Tangalooma Wrecks- Snorkel Equipment provided
      • Wetsuits, life jackets, floatation device
      • Snacks, fruit, bottled Water
      • Lunch at “Little Shops Club, Art & Aboriginal art gallery & Koala sighting.”
      • St Helena Kangaroo sighting and nature walk.
      • Complimentary sunscreen and hand sanitiser


4. Museum of Brisbane Kids School Holiday Workshops

Filled with ancient wonders, fascinating artefacts, and Brisbane’s very own clock tower, the Museum of Brisbane is a fantastic place for little discoverers to put their curious minds to work. Located in the heart of Brisbane City, the Museum of Brisbane is just an exciting bus, train or ferry ride away.

A trip to the Museum of Brisbane will see you and your kids travelling back in time and reliving some of Brisbane’s most iconic moments. In addition to their regular exhibits, the Museum of Brisbane is also running a great range of free workshops for kids. These workshops will have your kids partaking in fun activities like riding up the clock tower, making dazzling sun catchers, blinging up the bikes with glitter or becoming bee-detectives.

Price: Free (excluding sun catcher workshop which is $5)

Days: Everyday

Location: Level 3, Brisbane City Hall King George Square, Brisbane


      • Varies between activities- head online for more information  

5. Bounce Inc School Holiday Sessions

As the school holidays approach, kids are bursting with zest, excitement and energy! They have so much to see, do and explore during their cherished time off school. But, if you don’t have anything planned, they’ll be running amuck at home. Instead of having them bouncing around your house with boredom, send them bouncing around Bounce Inc- Brisbane’s best trampoline park!

Over the holiday period, Bounce is running some fantastic, action-packed bounce sessions for kids. For 2 adrenaline-filled hours, kids will hit the trampolines and learn impressive ariel skills from expert instructors. This is the ultimate healthy and fun school holiday activity and a great way to burn up their copious amounts of energy.

Price: $90-$160

Days: Monday- Friday

Location: 40 Enterprise Pl, Tingalpa QLD 4173


      • 2-hour trampoline session- one hour of dedicated coaching time and one hour of free time to practice skills
      • Supervision by highly qualified instructors

Photo credit: @bounceinc

We hope these activities have inspired you on your quest to find the best school holiday activities. Thanks for reading and happy holidaying!

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