The Ultimate Guide To Brisbane School Holidays This September

By Arrive
Friday, 21 September 2018


The ultimate guide to school holidays this September…

Little boys running at the park

With school holidays just around the corner, you might be scrambling to keep the kids occupied. But fear not! We have compiled a list, from the Brisbane Kids webpage, of our picks of the best activities to keep the little ones entertained all day long…

THE GRUFFALO – Gardens Theatre, QUT Gardens Point

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CDP are bringing The Gruffalo to life just for Brisbane Kids during the summer school holidays. Based on the award winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the audience will be introduced to 3 not so nice characters as Mouse makes his journey through the deep dark woods to find some hazelnuts to eat.

  • Date: 20 – 27 September
  • Time: 10am, 12pm and 3pm shows available
  • Location: QUT Gardens Theatre
  • Cost: from $32 per person
  • Who: The Whole Family

For more information visit


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From Saturday 22 September until Sunday 7 October, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained at our activities held in the store entrance across from Småland.

Kids can make their own paper animals, paper plate and peg craft. Don’t forget about our Spring Treasure Hunt which can be collected at the entrance, a reward to be enjoyed is available to those to finish it.

  • When: 22 September – 7 October
  • Where: IKEA Logan
  • Cost: FREE
  • Who: The Whole Family

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FREE INFLATABLE LASER TAG – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

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Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s third floor will be glowing these school holidays as the Centre hosts FREE glow in the dark, inflatable laser tag. For those who think they have played laser tag before, Brisbane Kids will be excited to know that Indooroopilly is adding extra elements to their laser tag zone so it is not your usual run of the mill laser tag, the Centre will impress with a glow in the dark labyrinth, full of inflatable objects to hide behind with smoke machines and laser beams to provide fantastic entertainment for the whole family.

  • When: Saturday 22 September to Sunday 7 October
  • Time: Daily Trading Hours- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am, – 5.30pm; Thursday 9am – 9pm;
  • Saturdays 9am – 5pm and Sundays, 10am – 4pm.
  • Where: Level 3, Near Minipilly and Myer
  • Who: Brisbane Kids aged 5 years and over
  • Price: FREE
  • Bookings: Sign up for a session on the day

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There’s 170 activities over 16 days that are free or low cost fun for children 0 – 12 years including a muddy wonderland, ninja obstacle course, cooking, dancing, art and craft and even how to make robots work.

  • When: 22 September – 7 October
  • Where: Various Venues in Logan City
  • Cost: Mix of FREE and ticketed events- Bookings required for some events
  • Who: Brisbane Kids aged 0 – 12 years

For more information visit

JELLYFISH BLOOM – Robina Town Centre

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Jellyfish Bloom – a spectacular lighting installation comprised of enormous, iridescent jellyfish – has floated into the Gold Coast’s favourite shopping destination Robina Town Centre as a free experience for locals to enjoy until 30th September 2018.

  • When: 13 August- 30 September
  • Where: Robina Town Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Who: the whole family

For more information visit


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A favourite of all ages, Peter Rabbit is bringing his craft village to Capalaba Park and will even be making a special appearance himself!

  • Date: 24 – 28 September, 10am – 1pm
  • Location: Capalaba Park Shopping Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Who: Peter Rabbit fans of all ages

For more information visit

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace

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Prepare for a curious adventure in the much-loved Alice in Wonderland. Featuring all of your favourite characters, the Brisbane Art Theatres presentation of Alice in Wonderland is sure to be a hit for the whole family.

  • Date: 22 September – 10 November 2018 ( every Saturdays, selected Sundays and Tuesday to Friday (Sept/Oct school holidays) @ 11am
  • Time: 2pm weekends and 11am weekdays during the school holidays
  • Location: Brisbane Arts Theatre
  • Cost: $18 per person.
  • Who: The Whole Family

For more information visit

For more great ideas visit, particularly the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar which is a great resource for everything happening in our city for the rest of the year that your children will love!

Karen Herbert

Article by Karen Herbert

Karen is a leading authority in leasing and managing property in Brisbane. A successful entrepreneur, she previously operated her own specialist Property Management company that went on to became one of the most prominent in Brisbane. After 20 years in the industry, Karen recognised the need to s...Read more

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