Now thru to Sunday July 10 from 11am – 2pm // Hyperdome, Centre Court (Outside Myer), Cnr Pacific Hwy & Bryants Rd, Loganholme

The Candy Academy, a 308sqm installation, gives visitors a chance to enter a world of delicious sweets, imagination, originality and entertainment, where every sense is epitomised. Candy Academy opens for craft activities and extended hours for The Candy Academy experience. Visitors to The Candy Academy will experience rolling hills dotted with life sized candy, oompa loompas, the entire world’s supply of everlasting gobstoppers (a giant interactive ball pit) and photo opportunities featuring iconic scenes from the literature, think chocolate boat rides… The Candy Academy will reveal an exciting new activity each week, the first week make your own piece of candy jewellery. The next week, visitors can look through the colourful mind of Willy Wonka and design Wonka vision glasses. And lastly, guests can let their creative skills loose and build tea-cup biscuits!

For more info visit www.hyperdomeshopping.com.au

LAST DAYS // Now thru to Monday June 27 // Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Dr, Boondall

This year’s Disney On Ice is an all-new ice show weaving together four worlds of Disney royalty with Anna & Elsa, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel all taking starring roles, and of course epic journeys! Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival showcases moments from beloved Disney stories, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Beauty and the Beast to the newest feature film sensation Frozen and combines them with elements of comedy, music, colour and lights. Producers Nicole Feld and Juliette Feld lead a creative team of experts across choreography, set, costume and lighting design to develop a truly unique way to take audiences into each fairytale.

For more info visit www.disneyonice.com

LAST DAYS // Now thru to Tuesday June 28 // QPAC, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Out of the Box has been curated by QPAC for 24 years and is the only arts festival in Australia dedicated to children 8 and under and one of only a few in the world. Taking place at QPAC and across the Cultural Precinct and South Bank, Out of the Box provides a rich arts-based program for both schools and the general public. This year’s festival crosses over the end of the school term and into the June school holidays.

For more info visit www.outoftheboxfestival.com.au

Now thru to Sunday July 10 // King George Square, Ann St, Brisbane City

The Winter Festival has developed into Australia’s largest winter events featuring open-air ice-skating with traditional European culinary delights, exhilarating rides and captivating entertainment for the whole family.

For more info visit www.winterfestival.com.au

Now thru to Monday October 3 // GOMA, Gallery 1.4, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Bank

The Children’s Art Centre will present an interactive project developed in collaboration with Chinese-born Australian artist Ah Xian which will invite children and families to engage with the artist’s ideas and artworks through specially designed hands-on and multimedia activities.

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

Now thru to Sunday October 9 // QLD Museum, Touring Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Back by popular demand, Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous is returning in June, just in time for school holidays. Featuring more than 20 animated, life-size dinosaur models, Dinosaur Discovery lets you get up close to these titans of the Cretaceous and see first-hand how they moved, roared, gnashed and bellowed millions of years ago. Each dinosaur has been made to scientific specifications to capture the real look, feel, sound and movement of these magnificent creatures – don’t miss out!

For more info visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/dinosaur

Saturday June 25 thru to Sunday July 3 // Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim Eat Local Week returns for the first week of the Queensland school holidays and is a chance to show your children where their food comes from. Between seeing cows milked by robots, picking their own carrots, cuddling a lamb and learning how to forage for native Australian ingredients, there will be no time for complaints of ‘I’m bored’. The week-long event features an array of free and low-cost activities that are perfect for families and food lovers.

For more info visit www.eatlocalweek.com.au

Saturday June 25 thru to Sunday July 10 from 9am – 4pm // The Courier-Mail Piazza, Southbank Parklands, Glenelg St & Little Stanley St, South Bank

Take the kids to the snow this winter school holidays with this fun and entertaining activity zone for children to experience real snow in the Brisbane climate. This year there will be more frosty fun at the Snow4Kids Park AND the Snowman Making Zone!

For more info visit www.sillysnowmen.com.au

Saturday June 25 thru to Sunday July 10 // The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich

Get ready for some hands on holiday fun with Under Construction at The Workshops Rail Museum.

Create masterpieces with LEGO and other construction systems, have a go at wagon building, plumbing, tin smithing and simulated welding in the Apprentice Workshop and enjoy a screening of the LEGO Movie in the theatrette daily at 11am. Let off steam in the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds and enjoy all the museum has to offer with everything included in your entry ticket.

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

Saturday June 25 thru to Sunday February 12 // GOMA, Children’s Art Centre, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Bank

‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’ takes children on a journey to the artists’ homeland of Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. Through specially designed interactive hands-on making and multimedia activities, young visitors will be introduced to the unique and important relationship the Kaiadilt people share with the sea and the creatures who inhabit the waters around the Island.

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

Sunday June 26 from 11am – 4pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, Powerhouse Plaza, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

Suitcase Rummage is setting up their suitcases at the Powerhouse with their mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market but without the hassle. It’s about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies. You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper… you name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle.

For more info visit www.suitcaserummage.com.au

Sunday June 26 thru to Sunday July 3 // Various locations, Brisbane

The concert will have Play School fans singing, dancing and jumping for joy as they see Humpty putting on his very own show. Humpty gathers the Play School toys to help with the big spectacular with starring roles from Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and Meeka. Filled with fun songs to sing and dance along with, this 40 minute show has been specially designed to delight pre-schoolers and parents alike. As with the television program, there are songs to move to, as well as quiet times to just watch and listen.

For more info visit www.kidspromotions.com.au

Monday June 27 thru to Friday July 8 from 10am – 3pm // SLQ, Reception, Level 1, Stanley Pl, South Bank

Story Lab ramps up for another action packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity — with workshops in Lego Mindstorms, augmented reality, the art of blogging and more. Step into the ever popular Story Lab and explore the art of storytelling through a variety of fun digital mediums including workshops in film making, gaming, origami art and robotics. Story Lab will let your imagination run wild, while learning skills and techniques from the experts. Workshops are suitable for ages 8–16.

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

Thursday June 30 thru to Saturday July 9 // Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl these school holidays with an exciting line up of activities! From Thursday June 30 to Saturday July 9, customers who see the latest movie release “The BFG” at Event Cinemas Indooroopilly will receive a free $10 lunch voucher from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Customers simply present their movie tickets at the Concierge Desk located on Level 2 to receive their voucher which can be redeemed at participating restaurants, cafes and food outlets throughout the Centre.

For more info visit www.indooroopillyshopping.com.au

Friday July 1 from 12pm – 3pm // RACV Royal Pines Resort, Videre, Ross St, Benowa

Join us at our exciting new haven hub event series kicking off with an all-star line-up of guest speakers tackling hot topics for young tween and early teen girls. Bring your friend, your mum, your sister, daughter or neighbour and join our likeminded fellow readers for a haven high tea sharing stories and tips on how to beat the puberty blues.

For more info visit www.havenmagazine.com.au

Friday July 1 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm // Judith Wright Centre, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Fun for the whole family – think AC/DC with acrobats! It’s a long way to the top, the big top, and these guys are livin’ on a prayer for nothin’ but a good time. Imagine the greatest rock band ever, as a circus! Pants Down Circus ROCK! is a high voltage, circus extravaganza set to a pumping rock soundtrack with a wide range of circus acts from trapeze and acrobatics to juggling and hula hoops. An all ages event featuring the incredible skills of four rock stars of Australian circus. It’ll shake you all night long.

For more info visit www.judithwrightcentre.com

Friday July 1 at 7.50pm // Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine St, Milton

Footy is back! Come along and support your local NRL football team in a Friday night match at Suncorp Stadium. Bring the family, bring your beanies and make it your new regular outing this footy season!

For more info visit www.broncos.com.au


What’s happening in Byron Bay and surrounds? Check out some tips from our friends at Byron4Kids


Saturday June 25 // Market & Molesworth St’s, Lismore

A sea of lanterns, a fusion of colourful lights, soft glows and bedazzled children… welcome to the Lismore Lantern Parade. The parade takes place from the corner of Market & Molesworth Street’s at 5.30pm to Oakes Oval where it culminates in a fiery firework finale! A stunning and mesmerising event for all ages.

For more info visit www.lanternparade.com


Saturday June 25 at 3pm & 6.30pm // Spaghetti Circus, Mullumbimby Showground, Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby

Spaghetti Circus presents ‘The Momeraths’ for its annual show. Based on Lewis Carroll’s ‘The Jabberwocky’, it is the second instalment of a work that premiered at the Mullum Circus Festival in 2015. ‘The Momeraths’ explores the poem as a journey of two heroes as they venture deep into the woods on a quest to meet and confront a beast about which they have been warned. Using circus skills, creativity and shadow play, Spaghetti Circus’ young artists have re-imagined the poem and its nonsense words into an intriguing world of strange, beautiful and sometimes dangerous halfling creatures, who present alluring distractions, obstructions and delays. All is not as it seems and the heroes must navigate their way through a world of beauty and danger…

For more info visit www.spaghetticircus.com


Sunday June 26 from 9am – 3pm // Bangalow Showgrounds, Bangalow

The Bangalow Monthly Community Markets are held at the Bangalow Showgrounds on the 4th Sunday of each month. Covered by a canopy of shady trees, this market boasts delicious food samples, beautiful wares to capture the imagination, roving entertainment and activities for kids and live music and entertainment. It is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning and/or lunch and enjoy the fare this historic town has to offer.

For more info visit www.bangalowmarket.com.au


Sunday June 26 from 4pm – 5.45pm // 30 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads

Another great movie from the early 90’s. Who can forget the classic Edward Scissorhands?!  The newly restored and revived Brunswick Picture House is showing this simultaneously haunting and romantic modern-day fairy tale on Sunday at 4pm. The film is rated PG so why not go along to relive some childhood memories and make new ones with your kids!

For more info visit www.brunswickpicturehouse.com


Still looking for even more ideas? Then check out our SCHOOL’S OUT guide for stacks of ideas to entertain the kids // www.havenmagazine.com.au




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