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State Library of Queensland – Summer Holiday Fun
Now thru to Sunday January 25 // Various SLQ Venues, Stanley Pl, South Bank

This summer, discover a place where wild things play through workshops, activities, stories and a monster film festival for all ages at State Library. The summer holiday program will have little monsters’ imaginations running wild as they build lairs, discover hidden wild things, dress up, play out their favourite tales, and explore the art of storytelling in Story Lab workshops! Enjoy some ferocious family favourites in the monster family film fest (for all ages); and don’t miss creative hands-on workshops for little designers in the APDL little designers workshops (for ages 4 to 8, bookings required).

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


Lollipop Land
Now thru to Sunday January 25 // Old Petrie Town, 280 Dayboro Rd (in the Distillery, next to the Heritage Hotel Café), Kurwongbah

Do you Bee-lieve? Lollipop Land is a magical suburb of the North Pole where the fairies and the elves make all of the sweet things for the whole, wide world! This enchanting Christmas Art Installation is re-created annually by Visual Display Artist Jule Barten and Original Doll Artist Chris Boston. Grown-ups can revisit their childhood, whilst children will leave with magical new memories.  It’s fun for the whole family and make sure you bring your cameras to take your Christmas Photos in the Enchanted Forest!  See the Marshmallow Castle and the Lollipop Garden and discover the new stories and characters in this year’s display. Opening hours are Wednesday – Saturday 10am-3pm & Sunday 9am-3pm.

For more info visit www.facebook.com/lollipoplandaustralia


Finding Nemo Kids Cinema Zone
Now thru to Sunday January 25 from 11am – 2pm // Kids Outdoor Play Area, Westfield North Lakes, Cnr Anzac Ave & North Lakes Dr, North Lakes

Get ready for Australia Day this year by exploring the Great Barrier Reef with everyone’s favourite clown fish! Visit from 22 – 25 January for an exciting under the sea adventure with kids craft activities and daily screenings of Finding Nemo inside an amazing aquatic themed dome! This event is FREE and bookings are not required however only 20 kids can fit into the dome at any given time so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

For more info visit www.westfield.com.au/northlakes


Australia Day Long Weekender
Now thru to Monday January 26 // South Bank Parklands, South Bank

Queensland’s 2015 Australia Day celebrations will be bigger and better than ever, turning the one-day tradition in to a jam-packed long weekend of free family fun and entertainment for all at South Bank. The Australia Day Long Weekender will treat revellers to roving performers, live music, interactive art installations and a mini-food festival. Bringing in Australia Day with a bang, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the Brisbane city skyline at 7:30pm on Sunday January 25, Australia Day eve!

For more info visit qld.australiaday.org.au


Day Out With Thomas
Now thru to Sunday February 1 from 9.30am – 4pm // The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich

Make a day of it with fun for the whole family with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket! See the huge model rail way, try driving a train on a simulator or get up close to genuine locos and vintage carriages. Kids can have hands-on Thomas activities, dig for dino bones, let off steam in the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds, meet Thomas & The Fat Controller in person and make their own craft creation to take home!

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


Yayoi Kusama – The Obliteration Room
Now thru to Sunday April 19 // Children’s Art Centre, Park Level, GOMA, Stanley Pl, South Bank

When leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was a young girl, she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw – the walls, ceilings, and even her own body. In her artwork, Kusama has used dots to cover many different surfaces and fill rooms. She calls this process ‘obliteration’, which means the complete destruction of every trace of something. Children are invited to enter the world of the artist and ‘obliterate’ an Australian domestic space by adding colourful dot stickers to the white furniture, objects and surfaces in the large-scale interactive installation The obliteration room.

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


Costumes From the Golden Age of Hollywood
Now thru to Tuesday May 26 from 10am – 5pm // Museum Of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Adelaide & Ann St’s, Brisbane City

Hollywood glamour comes to Brisbane in lavish world-first exhibition! An extraordinary private collection of iconic costumes, props and ephemera from the Golden Age of Hollywood will finally go on show after remaining hidden for decades in suburban Brisbane. One of the biggest and most ambitious undertakings by Museum of Brisbane in its 10-year history, which has been three years in the making, Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood will reveal the city’s best kept secret for the very first time!

For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au


Humanoid Discovery: Wonders of the Human Body
Now thru to Sunday July 12 from 9.30am – 5pm // Queensland Museum, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Take a look at the human body from a different perspective in the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre’s latest exhibition, Humanoid Discovery: wonders of the human body. Through 22 interactive science exhibits, visitors can experiment and test how different body systems and organs function as they are taken on a journey of the human body.

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


The Voice in the Walls
*LAST DAY* Friday January 23 // Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point, 2 George St, Brisbane City

Victor and Mary are voices from the past, lingering like ghosts within the walls of Old Government House. They need help to bring their stories to light and right the wrongs of history, and there is only one person who can help them. You! So keep calm, listen carefully, and do exactly as they say. The Voice in the Walls is a new audio immersive and interactive performance for 9-12 year olds by Imaginary Theatre. Set amongst the historic halls of Old Government House, the audience will be equipped with headphones and a wireless device while they traverse the halls of the House in an audio tour like none other.

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


Family Frog Spotlight Walk
Friday January 23 // Archer Camping Area, D’Aguilar National Park, Rasmussen Rd, Mt Mee

Connect with Nature inspires an appreciation of Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage through activities that foster a sense of connection, understanding and appreciation for natural areas. In this 1.5 hour walk, you will listen to the frog chorus of the D’Aguilar Range. Join a ranger to hear and see some of the amazing frog species that call Neurum Creek home. This is a free event and bookings are required. Call 07 3512 2300 between 9am – 4pm for walk times.

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


Eat Street Markets
Friday January 23 & Saturday January 24 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday January 25 from 10pm – 7pm // Hamilton Wharf, Macarthur Ave, Hamilton

Eat Street Markets is something never seen before in Brisbane. Set on the trendy Hamilton Wharf, Eat Street will put the culture back in food in an exciting new dining destination that has been igniting Hamilton Wharf on the Northshore of Brisbane every Friday and Saturday night. ‘Eat Street’ has seen the wharf sparkle with designer lights, and 50 funky, specially designed shipping containers reconfigured as mini restaurants, offering a selection of delicious international dishes created by the ‘best of the best’ local chefs. There’s always something happening at ‘Eat Street’… a whole street of great food and live entertainment that will keep you and the family coming back for more!

For more info visit www.eatstreetmarkets.com


Collective Markets
Friday January 23 from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday January 24 from 10am – 9pm & Sunday January 25 from 9am – 4pm // Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

The Collective Markets, formerly known as the South Bank Lifestyle Market, was transformed late last year with a broader product offering and more contemporary feel, offering greater opportunities for emerging designers and artists to showcase their products each weekend. They will now trade The Collective Markets have an eclectic mix of stalls and live entertainment each night by local musicians. Embracing artisan culture, the market is a haven of unique goods ­ from eclectic and effortlessly cool fashions, to handmade jewellery, art and stylish homewares.

For more info visit www.collectivemarkets.com.au


Jan Power’s Farmers Markets
Saturday January 24 from 6am – 12pm // The Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

This busy Brisbane Farmers Markets is a great place to spend a Saturday morning, browsing through the fresh produce and eating the delicious food produce lined along the bustling walkway selling a range of fresh products. Fortify yourself with a coffee and the paper and then a croissant, or an omelette, crepes, sausages, dumplings, French pizzas, Japanese chicken skewers, before you pack your basket full of farm fresh fruit and veg, meats, seafood, small goods, sauces, olives, dips, cakes, bread, fresh herbs, oils – everything you need for a great week ahead. You will be amazed at the low prices of the fruits and vegetables, and if its good food you are after then look no further! New Farm Park is also a stone’s throw away, with a huge playground for the kids as well as a City Cat Stop.

For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au


Boundary Street Markets
Saturday January 24 & Sunday January 25 from 9am – 3pm // Boundary St, West End

West Ends newest industrial indoor pop-up market and laneway marketta! This beautiful industrial building – the original Peters Ice Cream Factory dating back to the 1920s – is now a factory for emerging artists, designers, collectors, vintage finds and reclaimed loves! Every weekend the laneways come alive with market stalls, foodies, music, market produce and artisans.

For more info visit www.boundarystreetmarkets.com.au


Say G’Day to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary @ IKEA
Saturday January 24 from 11am – 2.30pm // IKEA, Exit 24, 3539-3565 Pacific Hwy, Slacks Creek

It’s time for the kids to get ready for back to school and enjoy one last weekend of family fun. IKEA is here to help with Back to School savings, plus on Saturday 24 January our friends from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be in their Outdoor Living department with some Australian animals (a baby crocodile, snake, bird and a lizard)! Plus there’s the famous IKEA supervised play area Småland, face painting and delicious kids meals in the restaurant. So come on in to shop, play or take a photo with our animal friends.

For more info visit www.ikea.com.au


Australia Day Eve Fireworks
Sunday January 25 from 7.30pm // Brisbane River, South Bank

Bring in this Australia Day with a bang with the spectacular Australia Day eve fireworks display along the Brisbane River. Tune into Triple M to hear the live Aussie rock simulcast!

For more info visit qld.australiaday.org.au


We are One
Monday January 26 from 9.00am – 7.30pm // Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Cct, Springfield Central

Australia Day harnesses the colour that paints this great land. ‘We are One’ is this event’s message! Come as a stranger and leave as family. Cash prizes are on offer for Ray White’s best dressed!

For more info visit www.facebook.com/iconcom


Babies, Books and Rhymes
Tuesday January 27 from 10.30am – 11am // Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd’s, Upper Mt Gravatt

Meet other parents and babies for a fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn songs and action rhymes to nurture your baby’s pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Ideal for babies aged up to one year. Bookings not required.

For more info call Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 7745


Dino Discovery
Thursday January 29 from 10am – 12pm // New Farm Park, 1042 Brunswick St, New Farm

Come along to this fun workshop where little ones can hear some stories that will make them roar with laughter and then get healthy and active with fun and interactive games with a dinosaur theme! This is a wonderful workshop that will stretch the body and imagination. The meeting point is near the ferry terminal. Suitable for ages 2-8 and bring sun protection and water.

For more info visit www.bazilgrumble.com.au


Community Planting at Cabbage Tree Creek
Friday January 30 from 8.30am – 10.30am // Council Parklands, Nearra St, Deagon

Join Northern Catchments Network to improve the habitat along Cabbage Tree Creek riparian zone and Gateway Motorway. Mulching and hole digging will be done by contractors, with the community invited to help with the planting of 300 native species. The planting is part of the Transport Main Roads funded project, with approval of Brisbane City Council. Wear your closed in shoes, long pants, shirt with sleeves, wide brimmed hat and bring a water bottle Morning tea is provided and children are welcome, but must be supervised by parent/carer.

For more info call 07 3398 8003


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