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Powerkidz at Brisbane Powerhouse

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"Looking for the ultimate school holidays experience? Powerkidz is the perfect hub for children packed with performances, workshops and plenty of free events."

That’s right, it’s a holiday program. Your kids’ two school-free weeks have been taken care of. Everything’s scheduled. The performers are amazing with a capital ZING. There’s variety, creativity and entertainment. You don’t need to arrange anything except for your child’s enrolment. In addition, this program will leave them exhausted, so everyone will sleep well. Sound good? Read on…

If there are children aged between four and twelve in your household who are into art, craft, music, acting, dancing, magic, puppetry, circus arts, books, and even rock climbing and AFL, this is for them. If they see the Powerkidz Guide it’s possible that they will maul you until you book them a place.

When I was a little younger I did some holiday arts programs like this, and they seriously rock. Art is great for a child’s educational development, offering brain development in areas such as motor skills, aesthetic and tactile appreciation, aural skills, creative ideas and social interaction. Powerkidz delivers 100% with some super-fun activities that are also physical, engaging children with health and fitness.

There is some good food available at both Bar Alto by the Turbine hall as well as downstairs at Watt Modern Dining, but for cost effectiveness snacks and even a packed lunch never go astray. New Farm Park, which is about a twelve metre walk from Brisbane Powerhouse, makes a beautiful location for lunch.

Parking will be an issue on Saturday 26th September, as Jan Powers Farmers Markets are also on at the Powerhouse. If in doubt (or to be green friendly) catch the 196, 197 or 199 bus from the city and walk down Brunswick St. Your best bet, though, is the CityCat. Powerhouse has its own jetty, so you’re able to hop off and take a short walk down the riverside of New Farm Park, which leads straight to Brisbane’s friendliest arts centre.

Activities can be booked online, on the phone on 07 3358 8600, or in person at the box office from Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm. Free activities, of which there are many, do not require booking- children simply sign in when they arrive. The box office will be open two hours prior to every workshop, but some of the workshops are extremely popular so book now to avoid disappointment! Parents should accompany their children at all activities.
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Why? It's engaging, artistic, and energetic!
When: 22-26 Sep and 29th Sep - 3rd Oct.
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
Cost: Free - $110
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