School Holiday Activities in Brisbane – Easter 2015

With the school holidays bearing down upon us once again, parents all over Brisbane are faced with the challenge of finding ways to entertain the troops!

Whether you need to tire out some toddlers or drag your teens away from their screens there are plenty of Brisbane school holiday activities to get you out and about this Easter.

Check out our bumper event list below for some of Brisbane’s best boredom busting options… 

Easter @ Australia Zoo

When: 3 – 7 April           Where: Australia Zoo, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah     

An Easter egg hunt in a zoo? Crikey that sounds great! Join the fun at Australia Zoo on this Easter with a free breakfast on Good Friday and the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday. You’ll also have the chance to see Bindi, Robert and Terry feed the crocs each day at 12.30 pm over the Easter period. 

Ticket prices are available here.


Redcliffe Sails Festival

When: Friday 3 April          Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe           Cost: FREE

What better way to make the most of our extended summer than by going to a beach festival? The Redcliffe Sails Festival marks the start of the annual Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, but it’s not all about the boats. Head to Suttons Beach for a carnival of market stalls, beach sports and most importantly the  Kids Ahoy Pirate Zone where you’ll find amusement rides, live entertainment, beach sports and more! A great family day out. 


Switch Bricks

When: 13 – 18 April           Where: Sacred Heart Primary School, Cothill Street, Booval.

If you have any junior “master-builders” in your house then Switchbricks is a mst-do for your school holidays. Kids can live out their LEGO Movie fantasies by exploring some amazing displays and then getting busy making their own creations. 

Bookings strongly recommended so reserve your session place here.  

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Teen Craft Retreats at The Nest 

When: Selected sessions 7 – 17 April           Where: 720 South Pine Road, Everton Hills

Teens and tweens aged 10 – 17 can get their craft on at The Nest these holidays, with a huge variety fun workshops including crochet, sewing, jewelry making and embroidery. These sessions provide a great opportunity for your teens to learn new skills, make friends and come home with something gorgeous they’ve made themselves.

Session prices range from $20 – $35. To book a session click here.


Cirque du Soleil – Totem

When: 10 – 17 April           Where: The Big Top at Hamilton

Cirque du Soleil’s latest production traces the eveolution of man from our amphibious beginnings ton our present form. World renowned for their heart-stopping acrobatic feats, colourful costume and quirky character this latest production from Cirque du Soleil is one you won’t want to miss!

For ticket availability and prices click here.


URBNE Scavenger Snap

When: Saturday 18 April  from 1.00pm – 4.00pm        Where: Wickham Park, Brisbane

Imagine scurrying through the streets of Brisbane with a list of clues looking for hidden items to snap. Part of the UR{BNE} Festival, Scavenger Snap is a scavenger hunt that allows you to explore the hidden twists and turns of the city in a fun challenge that’s suitable for all ages. Make up a team with friends or family and go for it!


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Little Days Out at Southbank

One for the littlies! Every Thursday and Saturday Southbank comes alive with activities that are perfect for the under 8’s. Check out how to grow things in the Epicurious Garden, make something special at one of the craft wokshops or simply tire them out at one of the many games and sporting “come and try” sessions available. 

For the event timetable and locations within Southbank click here.


Dinosaur Discovery

Take a step back in time to the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs roamed the land! The exhibition features 20 life-sized animated dinosaurs, giving guests the chance to see what these creatures would have been like in the flesh. 

Bookings are recommended, so to get your tickets click here.


GOMA – The Obliteration Room

When:        10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily,  ENDS 19 April!         Where: GOMA – Children’s Art Level

One of GOMA’s most popular interactive installations is in it’s final weeks so if you haven’t been make sure this is a priortity on your school holiday to-do list!  Kids and grown-ups alike can go nuts with sheets of coloured sticker dots, “obliterating” the room and everything in it with colour! A fantastic collaborative art experience that is not to be missed. 


Humanoid Discovery @ Queensland Museum

When: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm daily           Where: Science Centre, Level 1, Queensland Museum

Head to the Science Centre to discover the ins and outs of the human body through a series of mind-boggling experiments! “Humanoid Discovery” gives visitors the chance to learn about different processes and systems within the human body with experiments such as testing your pain receptors on a real-life bed of nails and “Pull my Finger” where kids can combine food and drinks and measuring how much gas they will create!

For ticket information click here. 


Whatever you get up to these holidays I wish you and your families a happy and safe Easter!  

Do you know about a school holiday activity that’s NOT listed here? Let me know in the comments or post the info on the Our Town Brisbane Facebook page so I can share it.

Because god knows, when it comes to school holidays you really can’t have too many activities!

Rachel - Ed

About Rachel

Thirty-something Brisbane lover, trying to find the balance between FOMO and YOLO. Semi-retired party girl who loves planning itineraries for big nights out. Often found dragging 3 boys around your local farmers markets or attempting to sneak out for dinner with my husband, The Chef.

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5 Responses to “School Holiday Activities in Brisbane – Easter 2015”

  1. Thank you so much for this list. I had not heard of the scavenger snap but am definitely showing this to my girls. Think it sounds like a great family activity for those of use with older kids. Have a great long weekend.

    • Rachel - Ed
      Rachel - Ed Reply

      Thanks Deb! I may see you at the Scavenger Snap – I wanted to take my boys last year but couldn’t because we had something on. Have a lovely Easter 🙂

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