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Looking for the best school holiday activities in Brisbane?

With the September school holidays on our doorstep, what better way to spend time with your grandkids then by showing them the sights of our wonderful city and surrounding rural areas!

Here are our top 6 school holiday activities in Brisbane and beyond. Go forth and conquer!

  1. Let your imagination run wild at Bricks 4 Kidz

A great activity for all budding Lego masters, Bricks 4 Kidz offer school holiday programs and workshops for kids to build their own Lego showpiece. With themes including space, superheroes and amusement parks, Bricks 4 Kidz offers a wonderful learning environment, where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. 

The perfect place to inspire creativity and have loads of fun, programs are held across the greater Brisbane area, in Logan, Redlands, Southport, Springfield, Sunnybank and the Sunshine Coast.

Learn more: Bricks 4 Kidz.

  1. Take a Clock Tower Tour at Museum of Brisbane (MoB)

From designing a jewellery collection, to learning how to draw and becoming a detective for the day, MoB has an adventure for every child these school holidays.

Plus you can take a tour of the iconic Clock Tower. This begins with a ride in one of Brisbane’s oldest working cage lifts, elevating you to the observation platform where you can take in the magnificent 360 degree view of the city. You also get a behind-the-scenes look at Australia’s largest analogue clock face and might even catch a glimpse of the bells!

Learn more and book your Clock Tower Tour: Museum of Brisbane.

  1. Explore the Hide ‘n’ Seek trail at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a lovely day out with the grandkids, exploring the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Fun for both little and big kids, you can explore the Hide ‘n’ Seek trail, searching for native bees, crocodiles, water dragons and dragonflies. The Kuta Kids playground also offers great entertainment, with a challenging climbing frame, swings and slides. Pull up a piece of lawn to enjoy a picnic or grab a delicious bite to eat at the café.

While you’re here, why not visit the Brisbane Planetarium, where you can explore the display zone and catch one of the informative shows. Entry to the Planetarium is free, however there is a show fee.

Learn more: Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

  1. Feed a calf at Maleny Dairies

Imagine your grandkids’ excitement at being able to feed a calf or watch cows get milked, in real life! Maleny Dairies is the perfect school holiday activity for kids who love farm animals! Offering four Farm and Factory Tours most days, you’ll learn how they make their dairy products – from milk and yoghurts to custard and cream.

And of course there’s taste-testing involved (yum!). Everyone’s also welcome to stay for a coffee and snack at the milk bar and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.

Learn more: Maleny Dairies

  1. A fun game of putt putt at Victoria Park Golf Complex

Whether you and the grandkids are up for a super-fun game of putt putt or you want to smash some balls on the driving range, Victoria Park Golf Complex is the place for you. Offering a delicious bistro lunch, the kids can also have fun in the playground. Or, if you’re there on the weekend, you can head to the giant games area for a friendly game of giant chess, jenga, badminton and more! 

Learn more: Victoria Park Golf Complex

  1. Traverse the high ropes at Treetop Challenge

For the young adventurers and daredevils, the Treetop Challenge offers the ultimate day out! Offering a junior course for kids aged 3 to 7, along with a range of challenging, great fun courses for older kids and adults, this is an experience of a lifetime, traversing rope bridges, swings and flying foxes. 

Located on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Tamborine Mountain, at the latter you’ll also find the largest zip line in Australia, aptly named the Canyon Flyer.

Learn more: Treetop Challenge