There are so many amazing activities on offer in Brisbane these summer school holidays, the kids won't even have time to be bored. Across the city and suburbs there are 2060 parks, 1012 playgrounds and 550 picnic grounds, which are definitely a great place to begin any adventure. Also, there are hundreds of craft ideas over at My Kid Craft as well as many interesting recipes at Kid Recipes to keep them occupied on the home front. Below is a short list of the top ten events, exhibitions and activities to keep all age ranges of children entertained and busy over summer 2013 - 2014. Have fun and I hope you all enjoy your summer.
If your children are interested in history, then the Afghanistan Exhibition is not to be missed. There are many archaeological sites in Afghanistan where they have uncovered thousands of priceless treasures and Queensland Museum is fortunate enough to have 230 of these precious artefacts on display until the end of summer.
I highly recommend a visit to the Science Fiction, Science Futures Exhibition, to keep those little minds learning and expanding over the holidays. There are many hands on, interactive displays here such as a mimicking robot, mind control games and they can see a recreation of a "worm hole".
There are several child friendly shows on at QPAC this summer. These include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the musical, The Nutcracker by Queensland Ballet, and Angelina Mousical, a musical for children aged 3 - 6 years.
5. Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Kids love drawing and creating and a visit to the Art Gallery will inspire their imaginations. Kangaroo Crew is a dedicated children's exhibition, created by the talented local artist, Gordon Hookey. Visit this excellent exhibition in the children's gallery downstairs, then be sure to head upstairs to see the White Forest exhibition on level three.
6. Day Out With Thomas
Every summer, The Workshops Railway Museum host their Day Out with Thomas events. This is a chance for all Thomas the Tank Engine fans and train buffs to get hands on with their favorite character and it really is a fun day out for all the family.
We have a host of public pools across Brisbane, many of which have slides, fountains and waterfalls to keep kids cool and having fun. Check out the article here about the best waterparks in Brisbane.
Ice skating is obviously a very cooling activity, which is perfect for summer and lots of fun too. There are several great Ice world ice skating centres in Brisbane at Boondall and Acacia Ridge.
9. Roller Skating
Why not join the kids, keep fit and have a ball while you do? Roller skating is the answer - guaranteed to make you laugh and an excellent family bonding experience. There are several roller skating venues in Brisbane, including Skateaway.
This summer, Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 will hit the big screen, so be prepared to sit back in the air conditioning, with a big box of popcorn and enjoy the visual ride.