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Top School Holiday Programs for Brisbane Kids

Girl patting baby lamb at Paradise Country

As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to turn, Queensland kids are primed for a season of excitement and exploration.

But amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, parental burnout can sneak up on even the most resilient of caregivers. That’s where these holiday programs come in, offering a much-needed break for both you and the kids.

In Brisbane and its surrounding areas, a world of enriching and thrilling adventures awaits. From creative workshops to outdoor escapades, there’s something for every child to enjoy this Autumn.

Here’s our top 7 ideas to give everyone a break this holiday.

  1. Ranger for a Day
  2. Circus Workshop
  3. Extreme Adventures
  4. Forest School
  5. Adventure Camp
  6. Laser & Arcade Fun
  7. Arts & Crafts Workshop


1. Save a Mate Ranger

Is your child passionate about wildlife and conservation? Looking for a drop-and-go activity for the holidays? Paradise Country’s Save a Mate Ranger program is the perfect choice! Designed for 6 to 13-year-olds, this immersive experience offers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a ranger. From making new friends to learning about wildlife and their habitats, it’s an adventure not to be missed. Hurry, spaces are limited! Reserve your spot here.

2.  Flipside Circus

Prepare to be amazed as your child learns new tricks and creates lasting memories at Flipside Circus. From juggling to tumbling, hula hooping to devil sticks, the possibilities are endless at this one-day workshop. For the younger ones, Fliperoos Camp offers a condensed version packed with fun and excitement. Let your little ones explore the world of circus arts in a playful and supportive environment. Book your spot here.

Boy mastering the hoola hoop

3. UX Adventures

This program checks all the boxes – rain or shine, full-day activities, a diverse range of options, physical exercise, social interaction, and, of course, loads of fun! If you’ve got a primary-aged child and need to keep them engaged while you tackle your day, look no further than UX Adventures’ full-day holiday program. With everything from ninja challenges to trampolining and laser tag, your child will be both mentally stimulated and physically active, all while under expert supervision. Learn more about school holiday program here or for casual passes take a look here.

Urban Xtreme School Holidays

Urban Xtreme School Holidays

4. The Wildlings Forest School

For an adventure straight out of storybooks, sign up early for The Wildlings Forest School. It’s a return to basics, an immersion in nature that balances out screen time with hands-on exploration. From fire-starting to raft-building and primitive crafting, these workshops reconnect children with the wonders of the natural world. Plus, their latest addition, Mission Minecraft: Off-Grid, brings the virtual realm of Minecraft into a real-life forest setting. Discover more here.

The Wildlings Forest School Holiday Program

The Wildlings Forest School Holiday Program

5. Riverlife Adventurer Camp

For the ultimate thrill-seeker, Adventure Ranger Camp at Riverlife is the place to be. Set against the iconic backdrop of Kangaroo Point, this full-day program promises adrenaline-pumping activities like kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, and more. With wet weather options available, the adventure never stops. Discover more and secure your spot here.

Kayak Adventure Brisbane River

Kayak Adventure Brisbane River

6. Laserzone School Holiday Program

Looking for the ultimate day of non-stop fun for your kids aged 6-14? Laserzone Brisbane has you covered! Their School Holiday Program offers unlimited Laser Tag, access to a variety of arcades, including Purple & Yellow Arcades and 6 Blue Arcades, as well as a collection of board games and movies to keep the excitement going. Running Monday to Friday throughout the school holidays, it’s the perfect way to keep the kids entertained and active. Learn more here.

Laserzone Brisbane active fun!

Laserzone Brisbane active fun!

7. Teen Gelli Printing Workshop

Calling all budding artists aged 13-17! Join us for a unique workshop where you’ll discover the magic of monoprinting using the Gelli Plate technique. Take a tour of MoB’s new exhibition Rearranged: Art of the Flower for inspiration, then head back to the studio to create your own plant-inspired prints using magazines, stencils, and botanicals. Places are limited, so book your spot now for this special opportunity to unleash your creativity. Check out their other programs here.

If you’re looking for more options, check out our full range of experiences to search by location, age and activity type.

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