SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: BRISBANE STYLE

It's the first official school holidays for the kids and I, so considering my apartment is not nearly big enough to warrant more than a couple of hours at home, I wanted to make this the most fun and memorable school holidays that I possibly could. 

Week one was an absolute success, even though when I ask Madi what she did last week, she could only remember the last thing which was "watch Odd Squad" which is what she was doing at the time that I asked her that question. Kids.

So I want to share with you how to make the most of those little balls of energy while the school holidays are in full swing. Brisbane has HEAPS going on right now!

 Bunny pop-up @ Portside Wharf

Bunny pop-up @ Portside Wharf

 Curious Affection @ GOMA

Curious Affection @ GOMA

 $5 taco day @ Cheeky Poke Bar

$5 taco day @ Cheeky Poke Bar

 Captain Burke Park @ Kangaroo Point

Captain Burke Park @ Kangaroo Point

 One Million Stars @ King George Square

One Million Stars @ King George Square

PETER RABBIT @ THE MOVIES

This movie was funny as hell and the kids absolutely LOVED IT (so did I!).
The kids sat through the entire thing, Max even fell asleep in my arms and had a good solid nap halfway through. 

Also, check out the Bunny Pop-Up at Portside Wharf where you'll find face painting, petting zoo and colouring in for the kids (all free)!

Cost: $20-$40


CURIOUS AFFECTION @ GOMA

This exhibition was definitely a great starting point to some creative conversation from the kids! Each piece had one of us saying "oh wow" then having a conversation about what everything was. We had some very funny chats. 
Heaps of kids activities to do too!
TIP: Try to get there earlier in the day if you can! 

Cost: $40-50 (for the exhibit)
Parking: $16 flat rate at Library


$5 TACO DAY @
CHEEKY POKE NEWSTEAD

Ever tried sushi in a taco?
Seriously, they're life changing. 
Madi and Max both devoured one each, then tried to get their hands on mine.

Take the kids for a treat lunch on Tuesdays as they're only $5 each. 

Cost: $5 each (on Tuesdays only!)

IG: @cheekypokebar


THE PARK

Brisbane have so many epic parks, they're free, so make the most of them! 

Captain Burke Park (Kangaroo Point)
Soutbank Parklands (Southbank)
New Farm Park (New Farm)
Kalinga Park (Clayfield)
Moora Park (Shorncliffe)
Nudgee Beach Park (Nudgee Beach)
Botanical Gardens (CBD)

Cost: FREE


TIDDLYWINKS NUNDAH

Week 2 Activities:
Tuesday 10th / PJ Masks
Wednesday 11th / Moana
Thursday 12th / Mini and Mickey Mouse
Friday 13th / Queen Elsa

Also have discos, balloon parties and the epic playground! BYO socks, no BYO food and a great way to utilise the kids energy!

Cost: from $12.50 (see website)


ONE MILLION STARS
@ KING GEORGE SQUARE

While at our stay in the city, we headed to King George Square to see this display and it was INCREDIBLE! 
This amazing display to inspire and connect the community to combat against Family and Domestic Violence.
Check it out: https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/one-million-stars/

Cost: FREE


YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

There are so many amazing free activities going at your local library. We went to the Brisbane CBD Library last week and they had story time, arts and crafts as well as other activities, so it's definitely worth checking out your local!

Head to:
www.http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/visit-us/find-a-public-library


KIDS EAT FREE: JAMIE'S ITALIAN

We are HUGE fans of this restaurant in the CBD and when this deal is on, we definitely head in to take advantage of it!
Kids eat free between Wednesday 11th April - Sunday 29th April available at lunch and dinner - UM, WOW!

The kids and I recommend the Tagliatelle Bolognese. Devine.

Book in your table:
https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/australia/restaurants/brisbane/


INDRO GAMES @
INDOORIPILLY SHOPPING CENTRE

Virtual reality rugby, archery and basketball - YES!
Represent your suburb and step into the most epic virtual reality and augmented reality arena and verse the whole of Brisbane!

Head to:
www.indooroopillyshopping.com.au to find out more!

 

Lauren Patterson