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Brisbane Summer Holidays 2016

Looking for ideas to help you solve the problem of entertaining the kids this summer?
Here are the best Parking options that get you into the city and back before they melt down!

Secure-a-Spot online booking deals for parents and carers:

  • All Day Monday to Friday (after morning peak) - Up to 50% off hourly rates when you use promotion code HOLS16
  • Afternoons Monday to Friday - Enter after 2pm & pay for bays from $12.00 flat rate - PM Parker
  • Weekend & Evening Parking - Bays from $4.00

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Brisbane & South Bank

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South Bank events:

Brisbane comes alive each day as the subtropical setting calls people from their beds year round to wake up and smell the coffee, soak up the sunshine and drink in the view of the winding Brisbane River.

  • Cycle up the Brisbane River, then catch the CityCat back down
  • Walk through the City Botanic Gardens and dine alfresco along Eagle Street Pier.
  • Climb the Story Bridge and abseil down the side, James Bond style.
  • Run the 107 steps at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs… or just have a barbecue overlooking the city as the sun goes down.
  • Streets Beach – South Bank
  • Boat Pool – South Bank

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Awaken the kids Force here and other holiday favourites to excite and thrill.

State Library – South Brisbane: Story Lab ramps up for another action packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity — with all new workshops in Ozobot, Unity 3D, the art of blogging and more.

Queensland Museum: Step back into the middle ages during our January holiday program at the Queensland Museum. Make your own stained glass windows and design personalised heraldic flags and shields in the INVENTory space, level 4.

GOMA: As part of 'The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art', APT8 Kids features a number of interactive artworks, hands on and multimedia activities created by exhibiting artists especially for children and families. Offering a rich participatory experience and curated to reflect key themes of the exhibition, APT8 Kids provides meaningful insights into contemporary art created across Australia, Asia and the Pacific. The APT8 Kids projects are displayed in spaces across both the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) buildings, including the Children's Art Centre at GOMA.

Queensland Maritime Museum – South Bank: Visit one of Australia’s largest maritime museums and discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes. Take the complimentary audio tour. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family and the children especially enjoy exploring our BIG exhibits such as the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin.

QPAC - Show as follow:

  • Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • Deadly 60 Live Starring Steve Backshall
  • Cirque Adrenaline
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • The Tiger who came to Tea
  • Aladdin

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  • Take a City Cat Ride: Discover great trips along the Brisbane River with CityCat. Experience CityCat journeys from the Regatta to South Bank and The University of Queensland, Hawthorne to Riverside express and South Bank to New Farm.
  • Get out on the River - Riverlife offers a wide range of adventure activities: Looking for adventure in Brisbane? Test your skills on the Brisbane River with Riverlife’s kayaking tours and stand up paddle boarding. If you prefer to keep your feet dry you can always size up the Kangaroo Point cliffs with our abseiling and rock climbing adventures. Or simply explore the riverside by cycle, Segway or scooter; whatever your adventure in Brisbane, Riverlife can cater for you. Click HERE for more info.

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  • Strike Bowling: Viva Bris Vegas ... Strike Wintergarden is the place to be! Located in the newly refurbished Wintergarden complex of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, Strike Wintergarden is not a normal bowling alley and has raised the bar when it comes to entertainment in the city.
  • Fun House – Myer Centre: Whether it's the latest Vvdeo Ggmes or the Family Fun Ticket Redemption Games, Funhouse has it all ....
  • Queen Street Mall Shopping: The Queen Street Mall is not merely the state's shopping hotspot, it is also Brisbane's heart – the place you head with friends and family if it's fun and entertainment you seek. More than 1,000 events take place throughout the mall each year, buskers take over the streets on a daily basis and The City Sounds fills the air with music on Friday nights and weekends.
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  • Event Cinemas - Myer Centre: Level 3, Myer Centre, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000. OPEN: 9:45am - 12.00am for the must see movies this year.

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  • Roma City Parklands: Hugging the northern side of the CBD, Roma Street Parkland and Spring Hill is a popular visitor destination and event space for Brisbane. Spring Hill is home to the Old Windmill and Spring Hill Baths, and also plays host to a number of vibrant cafes and restaurants, making this area a unique inner-city paradise.
  • Gabba Cricket - Park n Ride FREE buses to GABBA: Be bowled over this summer with a thrilling season of Cricket commencing from 5th November. Park at Brisbane Transit Centre then catch the bus directly to The Gabba from the Roma Street Busway.
    • $5.00 Weekend Parking Enter Promo Code: QCCWEND
    • $20.00 Mon-Fri Parking Enter Promo Code: QCCWDAY

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  • City Botanic Gardens: The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens. Attractions at the Gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Bookings are available in the Gardens for special events.

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  • Brisbane Square Library - located at 266 George Street in central Brisbane. If you're in the city these school holidays, drop in to the children's lounge on level one and take part in free art, craft and storytelling activities. Ideal for children aged 4-10 years.

Fortitude Valley

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  • Palace Cinemas: Looking for a hot day or wet weather day option for the kids? The latest movies are always a winner.

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  • Chinatown Mall - A hive of activity that draws as many locals as it does visitors. From the moment you pass under the traditional Chinese gates, complete with 320 kilogram stone guard-lions, you'll be treated to a feast for the senses. Maybe it's the hustle and bustle of the Chinese supermarkets, the smells and sounds of exotic ingredients meeting a sizzling wok, or the steaming Yum Cha breakfasts shared with friends that bring people back time and time again. Whatever the case, Chinatown is always at the ready to enthral and delight.


Surfers Paradise

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  • Timezone Surfers Paradise - the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia.
  • Surfers Paradise TenPin: With the latest state of the art bowling technology in the world enjoy bowling as you never have before - you'll love the experience! Located on Level 1 Centro Shopping Centre in Cavill Mall (next to the main entrance to the world famous Surfers Paradise Beach).
  • Go Ride a Wave: Gold Coast learn to surf is a must do activity for any visitor to Queensland or locals alike. Conditions, at Gold Coast learn to surf, are ideal for surf lessons and surf hire.

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  • Infinity: is a unique and mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder - an extraordinary series of 20 multi- sensual environments filled with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, ultra-groovy music and amazing spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity!
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Surfers Paradise is Surfers Paradise’s most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located in Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Ripley’s offers sixteen individually themed galleries of unbelievable artifacts and interactive exhibits where you will “Experience the Fun” around every corner.