Brisbane City Council is helping to take the guesswork out of entertaining the kids these school holidays, with more than 400 free and low-cost activities available in Brisbane, running until 18 April.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council’s Active and Healthy program offered family-friendly sessions to entice kids out of the house, including the popular Chillout sessions for teens.
“Whether it’s abseiling the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, paddle boarding at Sandgate or bike riding at Bracken Ridge, Brisbane is teeming with boredom-busting activities to suit toddlers, teens and everyone in between,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Kids can learn to dine and fight like the Tudors, with Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha holding sword fighting, fencing displays and Elizabethan-era cooking.
“For nature-lovers, our Environment Centres at Downfall Creek, Boondall Wetlands and Karawatha have more than 40 events including night adventures, canoe games and wildlife encounters
“Bookworms can take part in more than 80 free library activities, with JD the humanoid robot who can sing, dance and interact with people.
“Adventure-seeking seniors and their grandchildren will love our GOLD ‘n’ Kids events, with more than 20 classes to choose from such as fishing, kayaking, putt putt and stop motion animation.
“We are so lucky to live in a city with so much do see and do at our fingertips, so whether you love adventure, books, art, nature or a bit of self-indulgence, you won’t need to venture far to find affordable fun.”