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Brisbane School Holiday Activities for Older Children - Winter 2013

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by Debra Lidster (subscribe)
Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
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From archery to Zumba, Brisbane has kids covered
Keeping older kids entertained during the school holidays can be tricky. Thankfully, there are a number of free and low-cost activities to keep them busy this winter; from archery and boxing to yoga and Zumba.

Chill Out

Chill Out, Brisbane City Council, school holiday, pottery, workshop

Chill out with Brisbane City Council on the school holidays. From June 22, the council's Chill Out program offers older kids, between 10 and 17 years old, a range of activities including canoeing, kayak fishing, clay animation, circus skills, dodge ball, pottery and plenty more.

Visible Ink

Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley, school holidays, photography, workshop

Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley provides a variety of activities for older kids starting from June 24. Cool classes include contemporary dance, self-defence and photography to name a few.

Story Lab

Story Lab, Queensland State Library, school holidays, workshops

The State Library of Queensland hosts Story Lab, a series of hands-on workshops aimed at 9 to 17 year olds. From June 24 to July 5, join industry professionals in wonderful workshops including writing, filmmaking, sound effects, stop motion and song writing. All materials are supplied. Cost is $68 for these full day workshops.


Brisbane Powerhouse's Powerkids presents a series of fun activities and events especially for kids eight years old and over. Workshops include iFilmaker, Little Journo, Powervocals and more. Join Dr Rob from Network Ten's Scope for a live science show or get up close to creepy critters with Totally Wild.

Some activities require booking. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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Why? Keep the big kids busy
When: Winter school holidays
Where: Brisbane and surrounding suburbs
Cost: Free to $85 (3 day workshop)
Your Comment
You mention archery in the intro but then give no details of where and when. More info please...
by balla (score: 1|22) 2297 days ago
It's good to see activities for the older children during the school holidays. I wish that some of these activities were available when I was a teenager, especially the writing workshop.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1021) 1433 days ago
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