Activities to do with the grandkids these holidays

With school holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start planning all the fun things to do with grandchildren. To get you started, here are our top 7activities that will take you on the most exciting adventures with your favourite little ones.

1. QUT THE CUBE: A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY

One of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display centres, The Cube soars across two storeys in QUT and features 48 multi-touch screens. 

An incredible experience for the next generation, The Cube promotes learning through exploration and discovery.

Learn more: thecube.qut.edu.au

2. ENGAGE, LEARN AND PLAY AT KARAWATHA FOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE

Connect your grandkids with nature, as you enjoy a walk through the park, exploring the area’s diverse wildlife and landscapes. 

The centre features an interactive floor projection of a frog habitat, a sculptural forest discovery area, a night-time theatre room and a virtual reality experience giving you a bird’s eye view of Karawatha Forest.

Learn more: karawatha.com

3. VISIT THE CUTE-AS-CAN-BE FURRY RESIDENTS AT DAISY HILL KOALA CENTRE

Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a dedicated koala education facility, where you and your grandkids can learn all about this iconic Australian animal. 

The male and female koalas can be viewed from two different boardwalks, there are short films featuring in the Woodland Theatre, and there are rangers on hand to teach you about koalas and how you can contribute to their conservation.

4. BECOME A ZOO KEEPER FOR A DAY

Imagine how excited your grandchild would be to become a junior zoo keeper for a whole day! 

Helping to take care of rhino and giraffes, looking after koalas, feeding red pandas and monkeys or swimming with penguins and seals –there are four locations around Brisbane where your grandchild can live out their zookeeping dreams:

Australia Zoo

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Wildlife HQ Zoo

Sea Life Sunshine Coast

5. GRAB A PAIR OF SKATES AND HIT THE RINK AT ICEWORLD (OR WATCH THE ACTION FROM THE CAFE)

Okay, this might be one just for the kids – unless of course you’re a daredevil or a seasoned ice skating pro. There are two ice rinks located in Brisbane (north and south) – so you can choose the one closest to you. 

The kids will have the best fun, whether they’re just learning or experienced skaters. Plus it’s a great way for them to use all that never-ending energy! 

You can choose to watch from the sidelines and take some pics or why not enjoy a coffee and morning tea from inside the cosy café!

Learn more: iceworld.com.au

6. UP FOR A CHALLENGE? TRY THE REAL-LIFE ROOM ESCAPE GAME AT FOX IN A BOX

Ready to get creative and innovative with the grandkids? Take them to an escape room at Fox in a Box. 

Here, together with your grandchildren, you must find clues and objects to solve a series of puzzles – and escape the room within 60 minutes.

Learn more: foxinabox.com.au

7. WATCH THE STORY OF A TERRIFYING GRUFFALO UNFOLD AT QUT GARDENS THEATRE

After sell-out seasons in London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia in June. 

Join Mouse on a daring adventure, where he meets the cunning fox, eccentric old owl and party mad snake. 

Will Mouse’s story of the terrifying Gruffalo save him from ending up as dinner for the hungry woodland creatures? 

“Beg, borrow or steal tickets. Your kids will love you for it”– Stage Whispers

Book tickets: Gruffalo at QUT Gardens Theatre

Do you have a favourite activity you enjoy with your grandkids? Send us the details to hello@livinggems.com.au. We’d love to hear all about it.