What could be better than the beautiful sunshine in Queensland this January school holidays? Entertain the kids with one of these fun activities from across the state. To add your event please email sara@kidmagazine.com.au with the event details.

The Funatorium Mad Hatter’s Tea Party


Starring Monica Trapaga (Play School) and a cast of incredible circus performers, it’s a show full of acrobatics, circus, singing, dancing and roller skates! It’s an immersive party experience brought to you by the best artists from the world of circus and cabaret – and it’s made just for kids!


Location: Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Dates: 9 – 13 January
Cost: From $25

Built for Speed

Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed then re-race your turbocharged wheels for ultimate victory! Recommended for children aged 4-12

Location: Ipswich Art Gallery
Dates: Until 18 February
Cost: $5 per person; $15 for a family pass; children under 2 FREE

Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition

Do you have what it takes to be a pirate? You can find out at this travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum. Take command of a pirate ship, design and project your own pirate flag, try out different weapons from cutlasses to cannons, find your fate on the wheel of misfortune, discover the best loot to steal and splat rats in the quayside tavern. Pick up a copy of the Horrible Histories Pirates trail and find all six of the paper presses to perfect your pirate picture.


Location: Museum of Tropical Queensland
Dates: Until 4 February
Cost: Adult $15; Concession (full time student / concession card holders) $11; Child (3-15 years; children must be accompanied by a paying adult aged over 18 years) $8.80; Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $38

Dancing Story – The Australian Ballet

Dancing Story provides children with an unforgettable dance and literacy experience and is led by a member of The Australian Ballet’s Education team. Dancing Story is designed to work in a small setting such as a library or preschool and gives children the unique opportunity to explore the story of The Sleeping Beauty through dance.

Location: The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Dates: Friday January 12, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm
Cost: $15

Big Bash League/Women’s Big Bash League

In these exciting and fast-paced matches the Men’s and Women’s Brisbane Heat BBL teams will take on the Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Stars, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder. With entertainment for the whole family and affordable ticket prices, this is a sure winner for the school holidays.

Location: Various, check website for details
Dates: 10, 12, 13, 27 and 28 January
Cost: Kids from $5; Adults from $20; Families from $42.50

‘Bowl Camp’ at AMF Bowling

Available Monday to Wednesday between 9am and 12pm across the school holidays (excluding public holidays), Bowl Camp is a fun and informative program allowing kids to learn how to bowl, from how to hold the ball correctly to where to stand on the lane, and also tips and tricks for scoring that elusive strike. Includes 1 game of bowling and 1 game of laser tag (2 games of bowling if laser tag is not available at the venue). Kids will also enjoy a jaffle and pop top drink, as well as 10 arcade bucks to enjoy the arcade games on offer. Best suited to children aged 5-15.

Location: Available at all AMF Bowling centres across Australia
Dates: Monday to Wednesday, 9am-12pm across the school holidays (excluding public holidays)
Cost: $28 per person

‘The Ultimate Fun Pass’ at AMF Bowling

Available all day, every day during the school holiday period, kids can get the full AMF experience with bowling, laser tag and arcade games to keep them entertained. The Ultimate Fun Pass includes: 1 x game of bowling and 1 x game of laser tag (1 x games of bowling if laser tag is not available at the venue), shoe hire, 10 arcade bucks, $10 café voucher and $7 return voucher.

Location: Available at all AMF Bowling centres across Australia
Dates: All day, every day during the school holiday period
Cost: $29.90 per person

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