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Winter 2014 – School Holidays What’s On QLD

Brisbane

Whodunit fun at the museum

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It’s a case of ‘catch me if you can’, with a dash of good old fashion cops and robbers for kids at the Heist event these winter school holidays, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, 28 June to 13 July.

Inspired by train robberies throughout the world, Heist gives children a variety of entertainment for the holidays from hands on activities and craft to train simulators and indoor play spaces. Kids can create their own identikit images of train robbers, and get dressed up and pose for ‘wanted’ pictures.

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

School holiday carnival fun

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Brisbane Powerhouse is a world of carnival fun during the school holidays, with a special ‘Monster Circus’ theme for Powerkids 2014, offering more free activities than ever before, from Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 July 2014.

Have a picnic lunch on the Monster Rug and watch the free Magnificent Monster Circus Show or kids can get involved, dress up and perform in the daily MonSTAR Gras! parade.

DJ Lance Rock and the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! will be taking over the Powerhouse Theatre, with daily shows.

Visit brisbanepowerhouse.org

Fun and learning at ‘Out of the Box’ festival

Out of the Box

Let QPAC feed your child’s monster-sized imagination at the Out of the Box festival for children 8 years and under, from 25 June to 2 July. It’s jam-packed with exciting performances and activities that will leave your child inspired.

Kids have fun and learn through creative expression. Bring a group of friends and unwind with a coffee in The Courier-Mail Story Space while Queensland celebrity readers entertain the kids.

Visit outoftheboxfestival.com.au

Explore the deep oceans … from dry land @ Queensland Museum

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Queensland Museum’s Deep Oceans showcases strange real-life creatures as well as myths and legends about fearsome monsters of the deep. See a giant squid and meet some of the real-life creatures that have inspired sea monster myths and legends.

Experiment with hands-on activities … test the effects of water pressure or see how colour appears at different depths. Small kids can learn as they follow characters from the Octonauts on their journey through the exhibition (Octonauts trail recommended for children under 5).

Visit Deep Oceans

The magic of wind at the Ipswich Art Gallery

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Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling, and defy gravity by hovering high overhead…. or just fall to the floor. It’s all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.

Make a flying creation out of everyday materials and launch it into large, clear vertical tubes of moving air. Wind Tubes is a fun, interactive exhibition for the whole family.

Visit Ipswich Art Gallery

Gold Coast

Infinity is fun for the whole family

Infinity

Infinity is an all-ages attraction that takes visitors through 20 different worlds of illusion, mirrors, lights and special effects to do with space. Kids under 3 go free. Infinity is the first of its kind in the world and is an exciting, hilarious, interactive experience. Come through the Time Tunnel and be immersed into the coolest place you have ever seen.

Visit Infinity Gold Coast

Gold Coast holiday fun

DreamWorld

The Gold Coast is chock-full of amazing school holiday activities, events, entertainment and attractions. From the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and wildlife parks to all your favourite theme parks including Sea World, Dreamworld and Movie World.

For loads of fun over the school holidays take a look at visitgoldcoast!

Want more? Ice-skating, mini golf, roller derby, Honeyworld, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, TimeZone, wax museum, karting, bike riding, movies …. click here

Sunshine Coast

Wild fun at Australia Zoo!

Australia Zoo

It’s as wild as life gets these school holidays at Australia Zoo!

Enjoy more action, activities and FREE entertainment than you can poke a stick at. There is a buried treasure hidden in the zoo – grab your treasure map at Admissions and follow the clues that will lead you to the buried treasure where you will get to collect a prize!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a zoo keeper? Join Australia Zoo’s Zoo Keeper For A Day Programs and find out. There are four exciting and interactive programs to choose from available to children aged 7 and upwards.

Visit Australia Zoo

Noosa

Enjoy a sunset kayak

Sunset kayak

For a fantastic family adventure, experience kayak paddling and sailing during a beautiful Noosa River sunset with Kayak Noosa’s Sunset Session.

The tour on smooth protected waters is perfect for first-time kayakers and families with children. The more adventurous can paddle and kayak-sail on the ocean as you search for Noosa’s local dolphin pod.

Visit kayaknoosa.com

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