School holidays are almost upon us and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to have an arsenal of ideas up your sleeve to keep the kids amused when the weather is bad, or you’re all starting to climb the walls from too much condensed family time. It doesn’t matter what age your children are, school holidays can be tough for parents who have all their normal tasks to deal with on top of having their kids at home, and for children who are used to the structure and social aspect of being at school with their friends all day.
Thankfully there is a wealth of school holiday activities in Brisbane, and in part one of our “Surviving the School Holidays” guide we’ve rounded up some of the best.
Out of the Box Festival
Running from 21-28 June, the Out of the Box Festival is a week of non-stop fun for children 8 years and under. It is hosted by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and has a huge choice of activities – both free and at a cost – including films, workshops, and crafts. Search for suitable activities by age, and whether your child likes to join in, or is more happy sitting and watching.
See more and book here.
The fantastic Flipside Circus has a packed schedule of holiday classes for children of all ages including a five day circus and ballet course for ages 8-16, and a 15 Tricks in One Day class for ages 6 to 12. They also run Kindy Camp and Fliperoos Camp for children 2-4 years and 5-7 years respectively.
Bazil Grumble Theatre Games
Bazil Grumble’s popular drama class is coming to New Farm in the form of an action-packed two hour theatre games session on 8th July. It is free but pre-registration is a must. You can find out more and register your child (ages 10-17) on their website.
Etiquette for Teenagers
Designed for young people aged 11-16, this five hour workshop run by the Australian School of Etiquette teaches teenagers how to speak and hold themselves with clarity and poise in any situation. So many young people feel awkward as they reach puberty, doing anything they can not to draw attention to themselves. This workshop will give them the skill to stand and speak in front of their peers, teachers, and potential employers with confidence.
Instead of bouncing off the walls, take the kids to Bounceinc and let them bounce on trampolines instead! They’ll have a blast and you can enjoy that they’re happily exhausting themselves without you having to lift a finger. There is a dodgeball court, basketball hoops, stacks of free play trampolines, and a big bag for landing flips and tricks.
That’s it for Part 1 of How to Survive the School Holidays. Keep an eye out for Part 2 later this week where we will be sharing our favourite wet weather activities you can do at home.