Now thru to Sunday August 26 // Queensland Museum, South Bank

Hurry – you don’t have much time left to see the ancient mummies of Egypt before they return to their tombs! With advanced CT scanning technology and more than 200 artefacts from the British Museum’s world-famous collection, the Queensland Museum’s latest exhibit gives visitors a rare insight into the lives of six individuals who lived in Egypt thousands of years ago. Learn about embalming and life on the Nile, see visualisations of coffins, ancient texts and the mummies themselves, and learn about how the scarab beetle and the family trail promised the ancient Egyptians eternal life. Unwrap the secrets – head to www.mummies.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Saturday August 18 from 10am until 2pm // Edge Early Learning, Milton

Edge Early Learning Milton is officially open, and they’re celebrating with the ultimate Family Fun Day! From face painting to balloons, loads of children’s activities and even a visit from everyone’s favourite rescue pups from Paw Patrol, the kids are sure to have a blast – and, with free coffee and a free sausage sizzle, so will mum and dad! Need more reason to pencil their Family Fun Day into your calendar? Head to www.edgeearlylearning.com.au for everything you need to know about their innovative new childcare centre.

Saturday August 18 from 11am until 8pm // Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point

If there’s one thing to love about winter, it’s juicy winter berries – which is why we’re berry excited about the Strawberry Festival at Sandstone Point Hotel this weekend! Celebrate one of Queensland’s biggest farming industries with farm-fresh strawberry stalls, strawberry milkshakes, chocolate-covered strawberries and the all-strawberry drinks menu of the Strawberry Patch Bar. The day will include kids rides, live entertainment (including a performance from the in-demand cast of Paw Patrol) and a strawberry eating competition, all capped off with a fireworks display in the evening. For more information, head to www.sandstonepointhotel.com.au

Sunday August 19 from 9am until 3pm // RAAF Base Amberley, Amberley

Got a little boy or girl who’s plane-obsessed? The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre is the ultimate showcase of all things aviation, and their monthly Open Day is coming up this Sunday! Get up close and personal with historic planes, learn about their missions and see all of the gear and uniforms that Australian pilots have used and worn throughout history. To learn more, head to www.raafamberleyheritage.gov.au.

Sunday August 19 at 10.30am // Event Cinemas Capalaba, Browns Plains, Indooroopilly, Toombul & Robina

Every month, Event Cinemas host sensory-friendly screenings of the best kids’ flicks for children who prefer to jump, sing, shout or dance while watching a movie. Families living with autism and other sensory needs are invited along to enjoy Incredibles 2 this Sunday at participating Event Cinemas, which will turn the lights up and the sound down to ensure that each and every patron has the best movie-watching experience. Head to www.eventcinemas.com.au for important information, as well as to book tickets.

Sunday August 19 from 2pm until 7pm // King George Square, Brisbane City

Considering this year’s theme, ‘Colours of Indonesia’, Brisbane will come alive with colour and culture for the 11th annual Pesta Rakyat. The largest student-based Indonesian event in Brisbane, Pesta Rakyat will bring traditional foods, free entertainment and a lot of fun to King George Square this Sunday – will you be there? For more information, head to www.visitbrisbane.com.au.

Now thru to Sunday August 19 // Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Dagwood dogs, showbags, baby farm animals, fireworks, strawberry ice-creams and scream-worthy rides – what more could you ask for in a family day out? The final days of the Ekka are upon us, which means you don’t have long to fit in your visit if you haven’t already (or, if you have already – we’re not judging). It’s the ultimate showcase of our local and national agricultural, entertainment, creative and cultural industries, all wrapped up into ten great days of quintessential Queensland fun. For more information head to www.ekka.com.au.

Tuesday August 21 thru to Sunday September 2 // QPAC, South Bank

George is coming back to Brisbane after a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, and you can expect more mischief, music and magic than ever before. The adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s most loved books will delight children and parents alike. Head to www.qpac.com.au to secure your tickets before it sells out!

Wednesday August 22 & Thursday August 23 // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Straight from the Internet and onto the stage, Dan and Phil present their latest stage show ‘Interactive Introverts’. Expect rants, roasts, battles, stories and surprises as they try to top their last tour, which was the biggest ever to be undertaken by YouTube creators! To book your tickets, head to www.qpac.com.au.

Friday August 24

Rally the troops and hit the streets selling daffodils in support of vital cancer research this Daffodil Day. Don’t have the time to volunteer? Don’t stress! You can get involved through your workplace or school by registering their involvement on the Daffodil Day website – just head to www.daffodilday.com.au.

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