Brisbane is a great place for kids to explore and there are so many fun activities to keep them busy these September School Holidays. Families can look forward to The Lion King Musical opening at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and Brisbane Festival will light up the river and city surrounds, with Riverfire as the finale on September 27th. Here are some other fantastic happenings about town to keep everyone entertained throughout the holidays.
Queensland Museum has an educational exhibition running all holidays, called Deep Oceans. Children and adults will enjoy learning all about the mysterious underwater world. Little ones can join the self guided Octonauts tour as a clever way to keep them engaged, while older children will busy themselves with plenty of hands on exhibits.
The Lion King Musical has finally arrived in Brisbane. Before the show, be sure to visit The Art of The Lion King, a free exhibition showing some excellent behind the scenes footage and insights into the costume design, and the amazing journey of the film to the stage.
This is a super colorful, fun art exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in the Children's Gallery. There are heaps of interactive activities for kids to make, such as spinning kaleidoscopes, tessellation puzzles, DIY bandannas and a Harlequin wall.
Have you patted a kangaroo or cuddled a crocodile lately? Zoos across South East Queensland, all have school holiday programs for children where they learn all about zoo keeping and caring for wildlife.
Kids (under 10 years) can learn about all things steampunk these school holidays at the Bright Sparks exhibition. They are encouraged to invent their own zany transportation machine, watch a time travelling professor show and make their own goggles and jewelry to take home.
Let the older kids run wild in Laserzone. They can physically live out their computer game fantasies and get some exercise while they're at it. There are plenty of rides and video games to test their hand eye co-ordination within the complex as well.
There are 1 012 playgrounds and 2 060 parks to choose from across Brisbane. Every suburb has it's own unique playground or park, so why not pack a picnic, take the bikes, and enjoy the spring sunshine?
Just south of Brisbane, you will find this fun filled activity zone. Kids can try a high ropes adventure course, a horse trail ride, join laser skirmish or dig for their very own Thunder Egg in the rainforest mine. Afterwards, you can visit Mt Tamborine for lunch or even a few days away from it all.
If they are still looking for entertainment, you can visit My Kid Craft for some artistic inspiration or Kid Recipes for some kitchen inspiration. Have a great holiday.