NATURALLY GC KIDS // NATIVE STINGLESS BEES
Friday, January 18, from 10am ‘til 11am // Helensvale (location given upon booking)
Be introduced to the amazing world of Australian native bees! In these workshops, Dr Toby Smith will teach children all about bee lifecycles and their nests, and explain native bees important role in pollination and our food security.
KIDS TAKE OVER
Now thru to Friday, January 18 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Kids are taking over HOTA (again!). Back by popular demand, Kids Take Over will deliver a jam-packed line-up of kid-focused activities and performances for two exciting days. Check out HOTA’s website for the full line-up of events.
HEALTHY SNACKS & LUNCHBOXES WORKSHOPS
Friday, January 18 & Friday, January 25, from 11am ‘til 1pm // Westfield, Coomera
Let Westfield Coomera help take the stress out of lunchboxes this year, with their healthy lunchbox and snacks workshops that will help you get ready for the back-to-school rush. You will be able to learn to make protein balls, smoothies, salads, wraps and more! Friday the 18th will show you healthy snacks and Friday the 25th will be healthy lunchboxes. These are all free workshops, with no bookings are required.
Friday, January 18 thru to Sunday, January 20 // Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton
Slideapalooza brings you Australia’s largest waterslide festival! See your city transformed into a summer paradise with a collection of mammoth inflatable waterslides and Slip ‘N’ Slides so big they need to be seen to be believed. The thrill of sliding combined with all the festival must haves like delicious food, refreshing beverages, awesome tunes and a chill zone, makes Slideapalooza the perfect summer day out you won’t want to miss!
KDV SPORT TENNIS OPEN DAY
Saturday, January 19, from 9am ‘til 12pm // KDV Sport, Carrara
KDV Sport is the home of tennis on the Gold Coast! With 20 tennis courts available (12 clay & 8 hard courts), social hire, programs and coaching available for kids to adults, their Open Day is the best way to discover what they have on offer. The day will include a tie-break shootout, BBQ, raffles and free court hire. Sign-up and pay for a term upfront on the day and receive a FREE 30 minute private lesson in Term 1!
UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS
Saturday, January 19, from 12pm ‘til 10pm // Broadwater Parklands, Southport
Back by popular demand, this year’s concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary Hoodoo Gurus along with Australian rock royalty You Am I. Also on line up are The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.
NIGHTQUARTER // JUNGLE YOGA
Saturday, January 19, from 4.30pm ‘til 5.30pm // NightQuarter, Helensvale
Come down to NightQuarter and get your zen on! Karma Kids will be holding a Jungle yoga session at NightQuarter, which helps children to be present and together while learning about the movement of the animal kingdom. This one-hour yoga session will leave your children’s body and mind in a flow. It’s the ultimate school holiday activity!
Now thru to Saturday, January 19 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Get spun out by 360 ALLSTARS, the phenomenal physical performance that explores all forms of rotation. Basketball freestyle, breakdancing and BMX flatlanding are all employed in this head-spinning performance that’s unlike any circus you’ve seen before.
SEA WORLD // CARNIVALE
Now thru to Saturday, January 19, from 6pm ‘til 9pm // Sea World, Main Beach
Sea World Carnivale returns bigger and better than ever! With an unprecedented brilliance, the all-new Aquacolour Spectacular will shine brighter than ever before, putting on a dazzling display of music and light over the water. Don’t miss out on internationally inspired dining with entertaining aerialists, fire twirlers and musicians.
Saturday, January 19 thru to Sunday, January 27 // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
The Lifeline Bookfest is back! Expect to discover over one million books across ten massive days, all the while raising vital funds for Lifeline. Book lovers will love browsing the 4.5 kilometres of tables holding up 22 semi-trailer-loads of books, but it’s not just booked up for grabs at the Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane – you’ll also find comics, magazines, records, stationery, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, board games, sheet music and more.
EXHIBITION // TWISTED IN MOTION
Saturday, January 19 thru to Friday, February 15 // Dust Temple, Currumbin
Inspired by vibrant colour design Daniel Papantoniou aims to twist conventional approaches to representational drawing and painting with an ink on paper technique he learnt during a residency in Germany this year. Come along for a visual feast when his exhibition opens this weekend for a short time at Dust Temple.
THE DAY MY BUM WENT PSYCHO!
Saturday, January 19 thru to Saturday, March 9 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace
This is the story of a boy, his runaway bum and some of the most dangerous bums in the world! With the aid of some bum-hunters, Zack will track down his missing bum to the heart of an explosive bumcano in this ultimate kid adventure. From award-winning author Andy Griffiths comes the world premiere of The Day My Bum Went Psycho, adapted by author Dave Lowe exclusively for Brisbane Arts Theatre.
SPIDER-MAN // MOONLIGHT CINEMA BRISBANE
Sunday, January 20, from 7.15pm // Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City
It’s the movies, but not as you know it. Set in Roma Street Parkland, the Moonlight Cinema is the ultimate school holiday activity! Catch Spider-Man’s latest adventure, starring Hailey Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage and Kimiko Glenn.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN // MINI PIZZA WORKSHOPS
Monday, January 21 thru to Friday, January 25 at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm// Robina Town Centre, Robina
The final week of the January school holidays signals the return of Robina Town Centre’s popular Kids in The Kitchens program, where mini masterchefs will have the opportunity to whip up delizioso mini pizzas. From rolling out their own pizza dough to creating their base and topping it with their favourite ingredients, this hands-on workshop will ensure youngsters leave with full bellies and a new love for cooking. Buon appetito! Sessions run daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $5 with all proceeds going directly to mental health charity Livin’.
CREATIVE ART WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, January 22 thru to Thursday, January 24 // The Strand, Coolangatta
Check out the new art space at The Strand at Coolangatta and participate in a range of free activities over the school holiday break. Learn basic watercolour techniques or learn how to create and draw your own quirky creature. All workshops are FREE but please book in with at least one hour prior to the start of the workshop at the Level Up studio. Children under the age of 8 years cannot be left unattended. Parents are encouraged to stay and join in.
THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE
Wednesday, January 23 thru to Sunday, January 27 // QPAC, South Bank
Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, this play by Richard Tulloch will delight audiences with the story of Andy and Terry’s Treehouse – which has reached an amazing 91 Storeys! It’s fantastically dangerous, complete with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider, but Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet. Staged for the first time ever at QPAC, it’s a show the family won’t want to miss!
FAME THE MUSICAL
Thursday, January 24 thru to Saturday, January 26 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
The Broadway musical phenomenon is coming to HOTA, in an all-new, high-energy production that will have you wearing leg warmers, leotards and headbands again! Relive the highs and lows of the students at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts as they pursue their dreams, challenge themselves and each other, and discover there is more to life as a successful performer than simply knowing the music and the steps.
BURLEIGH HEADLAND WALK & TALK
Friday, January 25, from 8.30am ‘til 10.30am // Burleigh Heads
Join in on this interpretive walk through Burleigh Headland National Park and learn some of the history, ecology and management of the area. A must for local residents! Morning tea will be provided after the walk, and this event is suitable for all ages.
DR SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT
Now thru to Friday, January 25 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace
Catch your favourite cat and his tall, red hat when he comes to Brisbane! Be taken along on an adventure with Sally and her brother, in a word-for-word stage adaptation of the classic kids’ book. If your child is a massive Dr Seuss fan – and let’s face it, who isn’t – this production is an unmissable opportunity to see one of his greatest, most distinctive works come to life before your very eyes.
Now thru to Sunday, January 27, from 10am ‘til 3pm// Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads South
If your Instagram is in need of some colour, you’ll love Tweed City Shopping Centre’s Summer pop-up playground that has been custom made for families to enjoy! Dive into summer with a colourful ball pit pool, sip on a refreshing drink from a custom lemonade stand, play summery games or chill out and enjoy the summer vibes. Other attractions include a flamingo toss game, and an umbrella craft zone. The kids can get creative with everything from sun visor making, lemonade cup and beach ball door plaque decorating and Flamingo glitter art.
PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE // SKATE FEST 2019
Now thru to Monday, January 28 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
C’mon kids, let’s roll. Back by popular demand, Pac Fair’s car park will transform into a skate park for kids ages 5+ to learn how to get started, perfect some tricks for the more experienced or, for the more creative kids, get crafty at design school as part of Skate Fest! Did we mention it’s FREE?!
THE BIG WEDGIE
Now thru to Monday, January 28 // Broadwater Parklands, Southport
The world’s tallest and most extreme standalone inflatable waterslide has officially arrived at Broadwater Parklands. The world record-breaking waterslide is not for the faint of heart and is definitely a thrill ride. Choose the intensity of your wedgie – from the Little Wedgie right through to the Big Chucka. There’s never been a better reason to get a wedgie!
MONKEYS! A PRIMATE STORY
Now thru to Monday, January 28 // Queensland Museum, South Bank
Go bananas for the 60 spectacular monkey specimens that are in town! From the tiny mouse lemur to the gigantic gorilla, ‘Monkeys!’ is a unique chance to get up close and personal with our closest living relatives.
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