With around 6 weeks of school holidays this summer, you'll probably want to plan some cool things to do with the kids. There are lots on offer around Brisbane and the list is endless. Whether you're looking for Christmas present ideas, wanting to treat the kids to a fabulous experience, or simply have run out of ideas on what to do, the list I've compiled may help.
All events require booking and cost varies starting from $29. For more detailed information on dates and times, please visit the QPAC website.
Read on for my top picks of the fantastic events that will make school holidays this summer a memorable one.
The Illusionists 2.0
Chills, thrills, skills.
Feel the electrifying chills, taste the mind-blowing thrills, and see the amazing skills at the world premiere of The Illusionists 2.0 from Sunday 19 to Monday 27 January 2014.
This blockbuster magic show is a must see these school holidays featuring internationally well-known illusionists. If you missed out on their sell-out season last summer, then this is your chance for you'll never know when they'll be back. If you've witnessed their fantastic show last summer, then don't miss out on this astonishing sequel introducing seven new illusionists.
Expect to be gobsmacked and amazed by their acts of visual, mental and optical illusion like you've never seen or experienced before. Watch in excitement and shock as you are transported into the future of magic and illusion with revolutionary visual effects such as enormous 3D interactive projections.
Adults, teenagers and children will be equally enthralled and fascinated by the high-risk stunts by seven masters of 21st century magic and illusion, each possessing an extraordinary skill. You'll soon realise how and why they've won so many hearts of fans from all corners of the earth.
You'll be pinching yourself and rubbing your eyes all the while enjoying this perfect family entertainment!
Tickets start from $49 and bookings can be made here.
Angelina Ballerina The Mousical
For the youngsters aged between three and six, check out the brand new musical, Angelina Ballerina The Mousical from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 January 2014.
Pirouetting across the stage live, will be everybody's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina. Experience this magical show and see how Angelina the Dance Captain manages to handle her friends in preparation for their upcoming appearance in their beloved television show 'Dancing With Mice!'.
Strap on your ballet shoes, slip on that pretty tutu and join Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, Aj and Marco for a top-notch family entertainment full of energetic dancing and singing with an all UK cast.
Come and enjoy an afternoon or an evening of music in order to celebrate the joy at Christmas time. Some of the most talented musicians will gather for this brilliant showcase including guest soloists Mitchell Butel and Alinta Chidzey with Virgilio Marino and Kimberley Hodgson; the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Kenway; and the QPAC Choir, Brisbane Chorale, the Brisbane Birralee Voices. In addition, Jenny Woodward (ABC TV weather presenter) will be hosting this event bringing you one of the most fabulous shows.
Don't miss out on this Christmas spectacular, better yet, maximise your experience and purchase a Pre-show Christmas Dinner Package where you'll be able to feast on Lyrebird Restaurant's scrumptious two course meals or a Pre-show Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies to enjoy under the tree.
Tickets to Spirit of Christmas start from $29 and bookings can be made here. Pre-show dinner package and picnic basket are sold separately. Please check their website for more information.
The stars on your favourite hit TV series and books, Chalie and Lola are here. Watch this wonderful mix of puppetry and music and see what happens before the day ends in addition to how things are achieved and problems are solved. If you enjoy the TV series, then you will absolutely love this show.
Adapted into the perfect family theatre experience, children and adults alike will definitely enjoy the show. Tickets start from $39 and bookings can be made here.