Now thru to Sunday January 22 at 10am & 12.30pm // QPAC, Cremorne Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Join a tiny snail on her trip ‘round the world in Tall Stories’ (creators of the stage shows The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child) magical, musical live on stage adaptation of the legendary story. Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. But when the whale gets beached, how will the tiny snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father. There’s storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged four and up.

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Now thru to Sunday January 15 from 10am – 4pm // The Cube, Science & Engineering Centre, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane City

Explore everyday physics in unexpected ways these school holidays! To coincide with the launch of the Physics Observatory, The Cube will present a free, hands-on school holiday program for kids and families to explore, experiment and engage with physics. From ball runs to paper planes and treasure hunts, there’s something for everyone these school holidays! Suitable for ages 3-12.

For more info visit www.thecube.qut.edu.au

Friday January 13 thru to Sunday January 15 at 10am, 1pm & 4pm // QPAC, Concert Hall, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Mister Maker & The Shapes finally return to QPAC for three days only with a brilliant, fun, fast paced and interactive new show these summer school holidays! Bring the whole family to join the ultimate arts and craft hero for some arty adventures. There will be a big ‘make’ to take part in, super songs and dances to join in with and of course, his fantastic sidekicks The Shapes!

For more info visit www.qpac.com.au

Saturday January 14 at 7pm // Moonlight Cinema, New Farm Park (Brisbane Powerhouse), Brunswick St, New Farm

Bring the family and your picnic rugs and join in for movies under the stars with the 2016/17 Brisbane Moonlight Cinemas in New Farm Park. This week you can catch Trolls, rated G.

For more info visit www.moonlight.com.au

Saturday January 14 thru to Wednesday January 18 from 9am – 6pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg St’s, South Bank

Peppa Pig is coming to Australia in a brand new super-sized interactive experience called Peppa Pig Playdate. There is so much to see and do throughout the world of Peppa Pig Playdate. You can visit Peppa’s house, play on the pond, jump on bouncy muddy puddles and have a special playdate with Peppa, all within this huge and interactive world. Or sit on a picnic rug to watch a musical show starring Peppa Pig and George live on stage – everyone will have the chance to sing, dance and clap along to the Bing Bong Song and delight in being right in the heart of the action!

For more info visit www.lifeliketouring.com

Tuesday January 17 at 3pm & 6pm, Wednesday January 18 & Thursday January 19 at 11am, 2pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, Powerhouse Theatre, New Farm

The ABC3 hit children’s series, Operation Ouch! is coming to Australia these school holidays. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand in their first ever live stage show! Packed with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts, the doctors will explore the fascinating world of biology and show you the awesome things your body can do!

For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Tuesday January 17 thru to Sunday January 22 at 10am & 12pm // QUT Gardens Theatre, Gardens Point Precinct, 2 George St, Brisbane City

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? After a sellout 2013 season, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child returns with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups!

For more info visit www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

Tuesday January & Thursday January 19 from 10am – 12pm // The Capital, Level 2, 155 Queen St Mall, Brisbane City

This VR workshop is designed for the absolute beginner, no prior knowledge is required! The workshop will cover the basics of Unity3D game engine, including the layout and user interface, and take you step by step through the process of creating a virtual reality experience. It is recommended that students bring along an 8 Gigabyte USB thumb drive. These are children’s classes, suitable for ages 10+ and cost $45 per child.

For more info visit www.extremevr.com.au

Wednesday January 18 & Thursday January 19 at 11am & 3pm // Griffith University, Conservatorium Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Brisbane City Youth Ballet presents an amazing adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “The Magic Faraway Tree”. Over 90 young dancers will delight you with the tales of Silky, Moonface, Saucepan Man and their friends as they visit the Land of Toys, The Land of Goodies and The Land of Presents. Be amazed by the sets and costumes designed by the renowned designer, Max Hurley. Dancers will meet the patrons after each performance.

For more info visit www.qtix.com.au

Wednesday January 18 thru to Sunday January 22 // GOMA, Stanley Pl, South Bank

An all-ages five-day festival of creative workshops, storytelling, film, talks and live music will animate GOMA. The GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival is a great opportunity for families, kids and adults alike to enjoy yet another rich program celebrating the Gallery of Modern Art’s tenth anniversary, and includes a special edition of Up Late profiling some of Brisbane’s favourite bands on Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January. The festival will feature tours of the Gallery, a free crash course in contemporary art offered daily at 2.30pm, and a ticketed evening workshop ‘Arts & Craft After Dark’. An unmissable highlight of the GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival will be a live performance of Nick Cave’s spectacular HEARD Brisbane 2016, in which 15 brightly coloured raffia horse costumes will be worn and brought to life by 30 dancers from 5pm on Sunday January 22.

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

MARKETS // Check out our January calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast these school holidays // www.havenmagazine.com.au

SCHOOL’S OUT // Places to go and fun things to do. Stacks of ideas to entertain the kids these Summer holidays. Keep the kids busy and happy with activities and workshops // www.havenmagazine.com.au



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