10 Free Things to do these School Holidays in Brisbane

If you’re lost for ideas of what to do these School Holidays, then put your mind at ease, as we’ve put together an adventure filled and kids approved list of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

1. Eat till you Burst at Eat Street Northshore

East Street Northshore is Brisbane’s one-stop hub of every cuisine imaginable. Feast your eyes on delicious and mouthwatering delights from across the globe including German sausages, dumplings, pad thai, pizza, Hungarian garlic bread to Instagram-worthy desserts such as crepes, cronuts, and gluten-free donuts.

Eat Street Northshore is the perfect way to let the entire family indulge in their culinary favourites. It’s a great way to make sure everyone gets what they want and it’s guaranteed will leave everyone full by evenings end.

Eat Street Northshore is available every Friday and Saturday night and is located a 19 min walk from The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel.

2. Watch a movie at Dendy’s Cinema

Located in the very stylish Portside Wharf precinct, Dendy’s Cinemas features five state-of-the-art digital cinemas with the latest blockbusters as well as smaller arthouse films. There are so many different children’s movies to choose from these school holidays including Aladdin, Asterix, Pets 2 and X-Men that will no doubt keep the kids happy. Dendy’s is only a 6-minute walk from The Kingsford, making it the perfect school holiday activity.

3. Enjoy a relaxing Kayak at Northshore Harbour

Here’s a little secret. The idyllic river beach at Northshore Hamilton is one of the most relaxing ways to spend a morning or afternoon. Here you will find a beautiful cafe, where you can rent out kayaks to paddle on the river. It’s an incredible experience that the whole family will remember for a really long time. After the river kayaking session, head to the cafe and treat the kids to Vanilla Waffles with caramelized bananas, vanilla ice-cream and Canadian maple syrup sprinkled with crushed pecans. They will love you for it!

4. Eat ice-cream at Milani House of Gelato

You know it’s good when it’s packaged every single night.

Australia’s best gelato is located only a short distance away from The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel. Considered as one of Brisbane’s best dessert establishments, they have won numerous awards for their gelato. Their star is the dark chocolate gelato which won the Grand Champion Dairy Product of Australia in 2017. But if you’re not a fan of chocolate, don’t worry, there are 34 Gelato flavours and 16 sorbet flavours to choose from.

5. Fight Zombies at Zero Latency

Even if you’re not a fan of video games. You will still love the action and excitement of free-roam virtual reality gaming. Book your friends and family to fight zombies or defeat rogue robots. Zero Latency is the video game, where your body is the controller and your mind believes it’s real. The age limit for Zero Latency is 13, so it’s perfect for older kids and adults and is an incredible experience for everyone.

Located in Newstead, Zero Latency is a 10-minute drive from The Kingsford Brisbane Airport.

6. Check out City Views at Bartley’s Hill Lookout

Considered as one of Brisbane’s Best Lookouts, Bartley’s Hill Lookout is a secret location for Brisbane locals and boasts stunning views across the river to the city. Visit during the day or the evening with the family and discover why they call it Brisbane’s best secret spot. Bartley’s Hill Lookout is located only a 6-minute drive from The Kingsford Hotel

7. Picnic at Northshore Riverside Park

Perfect for picnics, headspace, and relaxation, Northshore Riverside Park is a short distance from the Eat Street Markets and is the perfect spot to wind down and soak in the sun. This is a spacious 2.5Ha park, with a sandy beach, electric BBQs, modern and clean toilets and a long riverside walk. Located 25 mins walk from The Kingsford Hotel, get the legs moving and take the family along for a beautiful walk to this secret spot.

8. Seek Adventure at Urban Xtreme

Laser tag, skiing, snowboarding, trampolines, ninja and parkour courses, and a playland! This is the perfect place for kids to get active and have fun all day long. Urban Xtreme is an adventure park that will keep kids busy and extremely happy. Take advantage of their school holiday program that includes 6hrs of supervised Xtreme fun that will let them crawl, jump, run and climb for hours. Urban Xtreme is located about a 6 min drive from The Kingsford.

9. Mini Golf at Golf Central Brisbane

Navigate your way through a series of water holes, undulating greens, and ricochets off the granite rockwork. This is the perfect place to bring the family and to put your golf putt skills to the test. Gold Central not only has a Mini Golf Course, but they also have a brilliant Toptracer driving range that will record your shots. Golf Central is an 8 min drive from The Kingsford Hotel.

10. Epic Cruise on the City Cat

Take the family for a beautiful and relaxing ride along the Brisbane River. The City Cat is inexpensive and lots of fun and is the perfect way to explore Brisbane by hopping on and off between Hamilton, the City, and South Bank. Bretts Wharf Ferry Terminal is only a short 3 min walk from The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel.

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