Thursday May 4 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Arbour View Café Lawns, South Bank

Spend a morning playing, creating and discovering with your child at Little Days Out, South Bank’s free children’s program. Held amid the shady trees of the South Bank Parklands, Little Days Out is a series of free children’s workshops designed to suit all interests and skill levels. It’s on every Thursday, with locations and activities changing each week, so there’s always something new to enjoy!

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Now thru to Saturday April 29 // QPAC, Cremorne Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Untapped is a high-octane dance, music & comedy experience for the whole family, directed and co-choreographed by Andrew Fee (Creator of RAW Dance) and Jack Chambers (So You Think You Can Dance, Singin’ in the Rain). Featuring 3 male and 2 female dancers, a beatboxer and percussionist, it’s an adrenaline-fueled hour of dance entertainment that will leave you breathless.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Friday April 28 thru to Sunday April 30 from 9am – 9pm // South Bank Parklands, South Bank

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world. This year the Buddha Birth Day Festival is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary at The Parklands at Southbank. The festival continues to showcase the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society, as visitors can enjoy a relaxed environment surrounded by a range of displays, entertained by a variety of performances and experience many cultural customs and activities and vegetarian food. It is a Festival for everyone, regardless of ages, religious or cultural backgrounds.

For more info visit www.buddhabirthdayfestival.com.au

Saturday April 29 at 4.35pm // The Gabba, Vulture St, Woolloongabba

It’s Saturday afternoon footy at The Gabba this weekend with the Lions taking on the Power. Bring the whole tribe, entertainment kicks off from 3.30pm!

For more info visit www.lions.com.au

Wednesday May 3 from 9.30am – 10.15am // South Bank Parklands, Little Stanley Street Lawns, South Bank

The Medibank Feel Good Program has been designed to suit all fitness levels, with classes ranging from low impact to high energy options. Bubacise is a class to strengthen and tone new mums as well as introduce movement and motor development in bubs. All classes are free and bookings are not required – just turn up and join in on the fun! All weekday classes take place at the southern end of the Little Stanley Street Lawns

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Wednesday May 3 thru to Saturday May 6 at 10am & 12pm // QPAC, Studio 1, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

With their puppets of flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas – Bunk Puppets have captivated international acclaim for their inventive approach to shadow puppetry. In Sticks Stones Broken Bones a dozen shadow puppet characters are assembled on the spot out of household items, old toys, bits of fluff and bits of card, and then transformed into live cartoons on screen. With all of the puppetry performed in front of the screen, the audience gets a cheeky peek into how the magic is made. It’s like watching a live cartoon show get made up right before your eyes.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Thursday May 4 from 5pm – 6pm // Ashgrove Branch Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove

Calling all Jedi, Sith, rogues and smugglers. Get your friends together and join in for trivia, games and giveaways to celebrate Star Wars Day. Share your passion, meet other like-minded enthusiasts, bring your favourite memorabilia or dress up. And may the Force be with you, always. Ideal for those aged 12 years and older.

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

Thursday May 4 thru to Sunday May 14 // Various locations, Ipswich

The Ipswich Festival is the city’s annual art and cultural celebration showcasing nationally acclaimed artists and emerging local talents through the presentation of specialised community activities and diverse cultural and artistic programs. Festivities commence on Thursday 4 May and continue with a 10 day program of theatre, exhibitions, visual and public art, music, and family focused entertainment until Sunday 14th May.

For more info visit www.ipswichfestival.com.au

Now thru to Sunday September 3 from 9.30am – 5pm // Sciencentre, Level 1, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Families can count on a fun day out with the opening of the new Mathamazing exhibition at Queensland Museum’s Sciencentre. Playfully connecting maths to everyday life, the 22 interactive activities — designed to inspire mathematical curiosity and confidence — add up to a whole lot of fun. Visitors will be able to challenge their lateral thinking and topology as they untangle themselves from handcuffs in the Manacle, solve giant floor puzzles, work their way through mazes, test their reaction time, work out the mass of an unknown object, build an arch that won’t collapse, and explore fractals on a touchscreen.

For more info visit www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au

Now thru to Sunday October 22 // GOMA, Children’s Art Centre, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

Kate Beynon draws on multiple visual traditions as the foundation for her artworks, including Western and Eastern comic books, mythology, animation, film, graffiti, calligraphy and fashion. In ‘Friendly Beasts’, Kate Beynon brings to life four hybrid figures who are inspired by mythological figures, deities, theatrical masks and supernatural creatures. Young visitors will meet these benevolent friends – Blue Shaman, Lotus Monkey, Tu-Dao Dog and Gorgon Girl – who each have their own traits and personalities and aim to promote imagination, creative expression and fun.

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

Check out our April calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au



haven is all about family, life and style in Brisbane's inner city suburbs, the Gold Coast, south to Byron Bay. We have been keeping parents in the know for over eight years, with fun, fresh and helpful stories that they can take tips from or treasure in their own library.