What’s On for the School Holidays

Lego and dinosaurs combine in Jurassic World at the Queensland Museum until July 14. | Anna Kucera

Keep the kids amused for the school holidays with our list of the best events and entertainment activities.


Goosebumps meets Minecraft in Scaredy House at the Metro Arts from Wednesday until June 29. Theatre group Counterpilot invites families to take part in this interactive theatrical haunting for those aged 8-12. There will also be after-show workshops for kids who love to get creative on Saturday June 22 and 29 at 2.30pm. To book a 1pm or 6.30pm performance, click here.

Fourteen returns to QPAC on Wednesday at the Cremorne Theatre, following a sold-out season in 2022. Set at a rugby-mad all-boys Catholic school in coastal Queensland, it is based on a memoir by Shannon Molloy which has been adapted by Shake & Stir Theatre Co. The year is 1999 and Molloy has a secret. He is gay. It follows him through a year of self-discovery against a backdrop of torment, bullying and betrayal at the hands of his peers and the adults who were meant to protect him. It is a moving true story of adversity and trauma, but also a story of resilience, hope and humour – thanks to his close-knit friends and fiercely protective family. Runs until July 6 with matinee sessions available and night-time starts at 6.30pm or 7.30pm.


Lego and dinosaurs combine in Jurassic World at the Queensland Museum. The immersive adventure features large-scale dinosaurs, props, scenes and activities that took more than two years to create from more than six million Lego bricks. Until July 14.

Explore the Museum of Brisbane before it opens in the morning from June 22-July 7. Go on a special tour of the exhibition Rearranged: Art of the Flower before making a creation to take home and keep. For children 6-12 years. $15. Bookings required.


Make a botanical wall hanging at the Museum of Brisbane on June 22 from 10am-1pm. Inspired by artist in residence Chantal Fraser, drop into the Dome Gallery to cut, paste, and create a wild wall hanging made with upcycled materials to take home. $5. No bookings required.

Learn how to make a clay bowl or trinket dish at the Albany Creek library on July 4 from 11am-noon. For kids aged 5+ and adults. For tickets, click here.

Champion pizza chef Jim Parker will teach children aged 4-12 how to make pizzas from scratch, the authentic Neapolitan way. At Alphonsus Pizza, the Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains from June 25-27 at 9.30-11am.


Learn how to fish or brush up on your skills with the team at 2 Bent Rods on June 22 at 1.30pm. Bait, tackle and equipment provided. Suitable for ages 10-17. Meet at the gazebo near the fishing pontoon at the end of Col Gardner Dr, Morningside. Cost $6. Bookings essential. To book visit 2 Bent Rods or call Sam on 0403 713 820.

Free Events

Experiment with robots at the Banyo Library on Friday, June 21 at 3.30pm. Ideal for children aged 4-16. Bookings required. Call 3403 2200.

Learn how to crochet your own friendship bracelet at the Museum of Brisbane daily from June 22- July 7 at 10.30am-1.30pm. Drop-in activity for kids aged 6+. Beads and crochet kits are free and additional crochet flower accessories are available for $5 while stocks last.

Draw using Osmo – an educational gaming system which merges tactile exploration with innovative iPad technology to create a fantastical drawing all of your own. Ideal for children 8-12 years. Bookings required. Call Carindale Library on 3407 1490 to reserve your spot.