KIDS TAKE OVER
Wednesday, January 16 thru to Friday, January 18 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

A music mini fest where the kids create, get loud and make their mark during the January school holidays. From the street to the beats – learn some air guitar, bust out some dance moves, work the decks and watch the 360 Allstars as they take urban circus to another level. It’s all happening at HOTA.

www.hota.com.au


12 DAYS OF A GOLD COAST CHRISTMAS TRAIL
Now thru to Sunday, January 6 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

From the Riverwalk to the Resort, Pacific Fair is coming alive with Christmas fun! Experience the 12 augmented reality displays – whether it’s trying to wake the sleeping koala, or striking a pose with twelve prancing poodles – and be sure to stop by the Concierge desk to score your free sweet treat.

www.pacificfair.com.au


WILDSKIES FREE FLIGHT BIRD SHOW // OPENING DAY
Tuesday, January 1 // Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin

Be introduced to the majestic world of flight through innovative and engaging animal routines featuring native and exotic bird species. A bird show like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, Wild Skies is set in a brand-new purpose-built stadium and is beautifully underscored with emotive music and take guests on a journey through the past, present and future of flight.

www.currumbinsanctuary.com.au


DEADLY 60 DOWN UNDER
Thursday, January 3 thru to Friday, January 4 // QPAC, South Bank

Join Steve Backshall – star of the hit TV series Deadly 60, author, expedition leader, naturalist, wildlife expert and fearless presenter – as he shares stories and videos from his Aussie adventures. There will be loads of audience participation, on-stage fun and opportunities to ask Steve all about his travels Down Under and the amazing animals he has encountered along the way!

www.qpac.com.au


THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD // LIVE ON STAGE!
Thursday, January 3 thru to Sunday, January 13, at 10 am, 12 pm & 3 pm // Gardens Theatre, Brisbane City

The sequel to the beloved Gruffalo returns, following previous sell out Australian tours. Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults…

www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au


MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL
Friday, January 4 thru to Tuesday, January 15 // Various locations, Gold Coast

The 2019 racing season kicks off with a slew of events sure to delight horse and fashion fanatics alike. Be there on the sidelines at the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo on January 6, wine and dine in style at the Women in Racing Inc Australia Luncheon, and don’t miss the stand-out event, the Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day on January 12 – plus so much more.

www.magicmillions.com.au


SEA WORLD // CARNIVALE
Friday, January 4 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.

www.seaworldcarnivale.com.au


MOB KIDS // CHARACTER COSTUME MAKING
Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10, at 10.15am, 12.30pm & 3pm // Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Transform yourself into a living sculpture! This costume making-meets-photography workshop is inspired by Dress Code artist Gerwyn Davies, and is sure to inspire your kid’s curiosity under the guidance of a talented professional.

www.museumofbrisbane.com.au


LITTLE ARTLAB // WITH LIBBY HARWARD
Wednesday, January 9, at 10am & 1pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

In this special Little ArtLab, local Indigenous artist Libby Harward will explain the ideas she uses in her mural Evacuation Tone currently on display on the Duchamp Wall at Gallery at HOTA. Using everyday signs, like construction and safety signs, Libby will show you how to turn them into new pictures with new meanings.

www.hota.com.au


ARTLAB // KIDS ROCK OUT AIR GUITAR WORKSHOP
Wednesday January 9 thru to Friday January 11, from 10am – 12.30pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Rock out like a real Rockstar – no guitar necessary! Learn some slick rock moves over the three-day course, get some punk rock stylin’ then show off at the Regurgitator kids show. The perfect school holiday activity for your little rockstars, suited for kids aged 8 to 12. Did we mention it’s free?

www.hota.com.au


MARINE BIOLOGIST FIELD DAY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, January 10, from 9am ‘til 12pm // Paradise Point

Become a marine biologist for a day and learn what is involved in their day-to-day job! Ask Griffith University’s in-house marine biologists questions about our mini marine life, sea turtles and mangroves. Learn on how to protect marine turtle nests and investigate micro organisms under a microscope!

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ARTLAB // GLAM YOUR GUITAR
Saturday January 12 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Every rock star needs their own signature look, and there’s no better way to express your style than with a glammed-up guitar! Get your hands on a cardboard guitar and give it some rock style in this glam pop-up workshop.

www.hota.com.au


REGURGITATOR KIDS SHOW
Saturday January 12, from 11am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Bringing their witty, silly attitude and musical mash-up of funk, pop and rock, Brisbane’s quirky crew, Regurgitator will deliver their unique collection of kids tunes – that are about as naughty as punk rock can get while still offering a G rating. Have a little fun and come dressed up for this rockin’ performance made especially for young people and their adults. This show supports the exhibition Let there be rock! on display in the HOTA gallery from 8 Dec-17 Feb.

www.hota.com.au


On the lookout for family-friendly fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay? Check out our full list of calendar events…

JANUARY CALENDAR

For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and all month long in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, check out what we’ve got on the calendar!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

JANUARY MARKETS

Market mad? Check out our calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art markets on this month in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

Still looking for some inspo and what to do…

50 FREE SIZZLIN’ SUMMER IDEAS

School’s out, and that doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune trying to keep the kids entertained. Check out our 50 favourite ideas for summer fun!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au


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