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Top Events of the Week // September 21 – September 28, 2018

Top Events of the Week // September 21 – September 28, 2018

KIDS TAKE OVER
Friday September 28 thru to Monday October 1 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

A fun filled mini-fest where kids take the lead creating, being heard and making a mess during the September school holidays. Come join the Boxwars team to help create mega and mysterious creations. Are you brave enough to have your hair cut by kids? Lol in your face at the super charged line up in Kids Comedy Hour. So much to see and do at HOTA these holidays!

For more info visit www.hota.com.au


BRISBANE FESTIVAL // LISSA AND NEE NEE’S DISCO RAINBOW SPARKLE BAND
Saturday September 22 // The Courier Mail Spiegeltent, Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, South Bank

It’s family time with a party-filled funk, soul and disco dance! Wiggle away with this fun-loving duo and their live disco rainbow sparkle band, feel the beat of the bombastic drums, dance to electric bass and sensational synthesisers, then enjoy the busy, fizzy, crafty sessions facilitated by Lissa and Nee Nee themselves.

For more info visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au


BRICKMAN AWESOME EXCLUSIVE NIGHTS
Now thru to Saturday September 22 // Dreamworld, Coomera

Dreamworld for the most AWESOME exhibition on the Gold Coast, with two hour-long evening sessions that give you exclusive access to the most brick-tastic event on the Gold Coast. Experience Brickman Awesome after dark with a dedicated exhibition ticket and be inspired by some of the most astounding LEGO® bricks creations in the country!

For more info visit www.dreamworld.com.au


PINK RIBBON CUP
Saturday September 22 // Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall

Australia’s largest community fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is set to celebrate its 11th year on the track and is hoping to top the $117,000 funds it raised last year through ticket sales, raffles, auctions and donations on the day. Don your fascinator and a little bit of pink for this year’s Pink Ribbon Cup, in support of a fantastic cause!

For more info visit www.gctc.com.au


OZ COMIC-CON
Saturday September 22 & Sunday September 23 from 9am – 6pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Oz Comic-Con plays host to the largest collection of cosplay events and competitions in the country, and this year they’ve got something for everyone – kids, big kids and families included! From meet-and-greets and panels with celebrity guests to themed meetups, exclusive show screenings, workshops and competitions and even an Uno tournament, you’ll have a ball rubbing shoulders with the stars (real and fictional) at this year’s convention!

For more info visit www.ozcomiccon.com/brisbane


IMAGINATION CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
Saturday September 22 thru to Sunday October 7 // Logan

The City of Logan’s 16-day action-packed program brings together a monster-sized range of free and low-cost activities, which will be popping up in every corner of the city. Expect over 170 activities, including sport, adventure, art, culture, music, dance, entertainment, animals, nature, technology, robotics, stories, poetry and cooking – there’s something for everyone!

For more info visit www.imaginationfestival.com.au


INFLATABLE LASER TAG
Saturday September 22 thru to Sunday October 7 // Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly will be glowing these school holidays as the shopping centre hosts FREE glow-in-the-dark, inflatable laser tag! A dark labyrinth full of inflatable objects to hide behind, smoke machines and laser beams will provide fantastic entertainment for children, who can also get their face painted with free glow in the dark face paint to add an extra element of fun to their laser tag battles.

For more info visit www.indooroopillyshopping.com.au


SUNSET SAFARI
Saturday September 22 to Sunday October 14 // Dreamworld, Coomera

After a close encounter of the wild kind? Go behind the scenes after dark to experience Dreamworld’s amazing wildlife on a Sunset Safari – meet the tiger handlers, see the amazing wildlife get a glimpse of what goes on in the veterinary clinic, quarantine and food preparation areas all under the careful guidance of our qualified wildlife staff. Enjoy a light meal and refreshments, before taking home a free Conservation Showbag.

For more info visit www.dreamworld.com.au


SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Now thru to Sunday September 23 // Pacific Parade, Currumbin

The ten-day festival SWELL Sculpture Festival brings over 50 works by nationally and internationally renowned artists to a free public exhibition on the beautiful beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast, and also inspires with master classes, art activities for children, sculpture workshops and a music stage showcasing the local music scene.

For more info visit www.swellsculpture.com.au


SUGAR REPUBLIC
Sunday September 23 thru to Sunday October 21 // Valley Metro, Fortitude Valley

The pop-up museum designed with sweet lovers in mind is back, promising to make your childhood dreams come true with a huge grown-up ball pit, a fairy floss room, a sherbet-filled rainbow bridge, a ‘press for confetti’ button and so, so much more! It’s the ultimate sugar high for kids and adults alike.

For more info visit www.sugarrepublic.com.au


SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS WITH LEGO®
Monday September 24 from 9am-12pm & 9am-4pm // Bulimba Girl Guides Hut, Bulimba

Get ready to build with these LEGO school holiday workshops! Kids will love the mash-up of a combination of models that can be rebuilt into something different, and have a blast moving and racing their vehicles and inventions with their LEGO® wireless remote control. The fun-filled workshop is perfect for girls and boys aged 5+ to use their creativity and engineering skills to build and transform!

For more info visit www.bricks4kidz.com.au


THE COLLECTIVE // PIZZA MAKING CLASS
Monday September 24 & Tuesday September 25 from 3pm – 4.30pm // The Collective, Palm Beach

Are your kids clever in the kitchen, or food fanatics? They can enjoy an hour of traditional Italian pizza making fun at The Collective, under the watchful eyes of the Italian in-house chef Jeorge. Learn the art of dough rolling and traditional twirling, before selecting their favourite toppings to create the perfect pizza – which they can then take home at the end of the day!

For more info visit www.thecollectivepalmbeach.com.au


MEET THE SENSES
Monday September 24 thru to Friday September 28 // Robina Town Centre, Robina

Heighten your senses at Robina Town Centre, with these five FREE sense-ational school holiday activities! Put your sniffing skills to the ultimate test with ‘Smell-A-Vision’, dance in a music bubble at ‘Sounds Like Fun’, kinetic sand will have you ‘Feelin’ Arty’ , get your tastebuds tingling at ‘Taste Bud Time’ and make your very own take-home placemat, or play eye spy at the rainbow realm of ‘Kal-Eye-Do’.

For more info visit www.robinatowncentre.com.au


MARINE BIOLOGIST FIELD DAY
Wednesday September 26 from 9am to 12pm // Paradise Point

Learn what it takes to be a marine biologist with the Marine Biologist Field Day at Paradise point. Ask our in-house marine biologist questions about our mini marine life and mangroves, learn to dig a turtle nest and investigate microorganisms under a microscope – perfect for the budding marine biologist or ocean-lover!

For more info visit www.griffith.edu.au/coasted


FARM KIDS SCHOOL HOLIDAY BEE WORKSHOP
Wednesday September 26 from 9.30am to 12.30pm // The Farm, Byron Bay

There are so many activities on at The Farm, Byron Bay, these school holidays, but few are as buzz-worthy as the Bee Workshop! Perfect for ages 4 to 12, the workshop starts with an educational, fun, hands-on tour of The Farm, followed by a discussion of the importance of bees and a demonstration of how a beekeeper harvests the honey. Then, they can even taste some honeycomb, cook honey pikelets and make natural beeswax candles – will you ‘bee’ there?

For more info visit www.thefarmbyronbay.com.au


PJ MASKS LIVE! // TIME TO BE A HERO
Wednesday September 26 & Thursday September 27 at 10am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

This brand new, super-heroic live show brings kids on an adventure with the terrific trio from The PJ Masks! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. The show comes complete with leaping, flipping and climbing, as well as tonnes of great musical favourites and brand new songs you’ve never heard before!

For more info visit www.pjmaskslive.com


BUNGEE FUN RIDE
Friday September 28 from 10am to 2pm // The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Seeking a thrill these school holidays, or just got some energy to burn? You can’t beat the fun of the Bungee Fun Ride! Strap in and try to out run your friends, aiming for both speed and distance before the bungee cord springs you back. Great exercise or just great fun, this attraction is suitable for kids 6 years and over.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


KIDS COMEDY HOUR
Friday September 28 at 11.30am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Get ready to LOL at this super charged line-up of comedy talent from funny pants kids. Featuring Randy Feltface, the amazing purple puppet comedian, Madame Lark and Chores, the side-splittingly funny show is packed with music, comedy, adventure and magic.

For more info visit www.hota.com.au


FRIDAY LUNCH BY ASAHI
Friday September 28 from 12pm // Yamagen, QT Hotel

Let’s bring back the Friday lunch. QT Gold Coast’s famed izakaya-style restaurant, Yamagen has launched a truly delicious Fri-yay extravaganza, with a set Omakase menu – including an Asahi Dry or glass of wine for $49 per person (min 2 people) – or a feast filled with your picks from the full Yamagen menu. From 12pm each Friday, Yamagen’s Friday Lunch embraces the restaurant’s blend of old school Japanese culinary tradition with new invention, and is already booking up fast!

For more info visit www.qthotelsandresorts.com.au


FORTNITE SKATE NIGHT
Friday September 28 from 5pm to 10pm // Epic Skate Rink, Tweed Heads

Are your kids Fortnite mad? They can enjoy the fun of Fortnite away from a screen at Epic Skate Rink, when they come dressed up in their favourite Fortnite getup for an epic night of prizes, dance competitions and, of course, epic skating! Head to the website for more details, including pricing.

For more info visit www.epicskate.com.au/special-events


KIDS TAKE OVER // BOXWARS KIDS WORKSHOP
Friday September 28 & Saturday September 29 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Kids are taking over at HOTA! In the Boxwars Kids Workshop, kids can learn the basics of cardboard engineering and create their own battle costume for the epic ‘Surfers vs Sharks’ Boxwars Battle on Sunday September 30! The beach and sea creature theme will put their craftiness and creativity to the test – using nothing but cardboard.

For more info visit www.hota.com.au/kids-take-over


HOUSE OF MIRRORS
Now thru to Saturday September 29 from 10am to 10pm // South Bank Parklands, South Bank

Do our minds distort mirrors, or do mirrors distort our minds? House of Mirrors is a grotesquely fascinating walk-through installation composed of 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of carefully arranged mirrors. Will you find your way out?

For more info visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au


TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS
Now thru to Sunday September 30 // Toowoomba

Since 1949 the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has flourished into the iconic Queensland event it is today. Set to top the 255,638 attendees of last year’s carnival, this year’s event will feature a floral parade, food & wine festival, Night Garden with stunning light displays, brunches and dinners, tours, park movie nights, sideshow alley, parkland entertainment, flowering parks and so much more.

For more info visit www.tcof.com.au


On the lookout for family-friendly fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay? Check out our full list of calendar events…

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