Kids
Make World Science Festival a family affair with the fascinating fun of these kid-approved events
Event News

Make World Science Festival a family affair with the fascinating fun of these kid-approved events

There are just a few sleeps left until World Science Festival is back for another year of weird, wild and wonderful talks, exhibitions and events. Alongside debates on astrophysics and musings on Mars, the festival is home to a whole suite of brain-tingling events geared towards the curious minds of little scientists. From March 15 – 24, kids of all ages are invited to delve into the world of science with deep-dive chats, live experiments and interactive artworks. Here’s your guide to the family-friendly events you and your little one won’t want to miss at World Science Festival 2024. more

Kids
Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses
Event News

Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses

Southeast Queensland residents can save $50 off a huge range of Gold Coast attractions, tours and experiences this summer, as part of a major tourism push to support storm-ravaged tourism businesses and operators in the wake of wild weather during the festive season. Keen for a summer surf lesson, a jet-boating adventure, or perhaps a trip to the theme parks? Now's the time to do it! Here's what you need to know. more

Kids
Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA's Fairy Tales Festival
Event News

Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA’s Fairy Tales Festival

If you're yet to experience GOMA's enchanted new exhibition Fairy Tales, now is your chance! From Friday January 19, a fantastical three-day festival will weave its way through GOMA's galleries, outdoor spaces and cinemas bringing a whimsical line-up of workshops, performances, storytelling sessions, screenings and, of course, an all-access pass to its blockbuster summer exhibition. more

Kids
School's out! Keep the kids entertained with these super-fun and festive activities in The City
Event News

School’s out! Keep the kids entertained with these super-fun and festive activities in The City

The school year is over, folks, which means those with little ones have until late January to fill their calendars with plenty of kid-friendly fun. If you're struggling to find things to keep the kiddies entertained this holiday season, Brisbane City has a range of fun and free activities for you and your youngster to enjoy. From tiny door scavenger hunts to Christmas stocking decorating, here are our top picks of the best kid-friendly events happening in The City. more

Kids
Wackadoo! Bluey’s World is coming to Brisbane for real life next year
Event News

Wackadoo! Bluey’s World is coming to Brisbane for real life next year

It's the adorable show about the energetic six-year-old Blue Heeler that's captivated the world with its hilariously Aussie take on parenting, and pretty soon, Bluey fans will be able to step inside the Heelers home for real life. In 2024, Brisbane will welcome a ground-breaking immersive experience known as Bluey’s World. Here's everything we know so far ... more

Kids
Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays
Event News

Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays

Ah, school holidays. While we love some quality time spent with the little ones, sometimes it can be difficult to find enough activities to keep the kiddies entertained that are also easy on the bank account. This is where the Lord Mayor's Children's Program comes in. With two super-fun and free productions taking over Brisbane City Hall in December and January, there is so much affordable entertainment to be experienced. Keep reading for all of the details ... more


The Locals Next week:

Kids
Ornament decorating and rooftop carols – West Village comes alive with Christmas cheer this festive season
Event News

Ornament decorating and rooftop carols – West Village comes alive with Christmas cheer this festive season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at West End's premier lifestyle precinct. That’s right, the trees are being decorated and twinkling lights are adorning the buildings at West Village, but that’s not the only way the precinct is delivering the Christmas cheer this festive season. West Village will come alive with a myriad of merry activities, offering everything from Christmas ornament decorating workshops to a magical evening of Carols and more! Keep reading for all of the details … more

Kids
Joyful jingles, merry markets and twinkling trees  – it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brisbane
Event News

Joyful jingles, merry markets and twinkling trees – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brisbane

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here, which means Brisbane will soon come alive with merry markets, gigantic tinsel-laden trees, colourful light shows and Christmas carols galore! So festive folk know where to go to get their much-needed dose of Santa-sanctioned fun, we've rounded up all of the top things happening during Christmas in Brisbane. Santa is prepping his reindeers for a trip to town very soon, so make sure you're on his nice list by reading on ... more

Kids
Create and connect – Clancestry festival returns with a jam-packed program of First Nations art and culture
Event News

Create and connect – Clancestry festival returns with a jam-packed program of First Nations art and culture

QPAC's annual celebration of First Nations art and culture returns in November with an exciting program of live events, workshops, concerts, theatre, children's shows and more. Clancestry is proudly programmed, curated and run by First Nations people, and spotlights everything that is ‘beautiful, Blak and deadly’ about First Nations culture. An incredible line-up of events will roll out from November 8–12, so keep reading to discover what's on offer ... more

Kids
Camels and creativity – shop from more than 110 regional and rural stalls at the Buy From the Bush QLD Festival
Event News

Camels and creativity – shop from more than 110 regional and rural stalls at the Buy From the Bush QLD Festival

If you're keen for a spot of adventure this weekend, clear your diary for this Saturday September 16 as the Buy From the Bush QLD Festival is back at Summer Land Camel Farm! This year's event is once again bringing together some of the state's best creatives, makers, growers and artisans to the Scenic Rim. Plus, this time around there will also be a few special guests of the furry variety ... more

Kids
Level up the school-holiday fun at Paradise Centre this September
Event News

Level up the school-holiday fun at Paradise Centre this September

The September school holidays are just around the corner, and if that's not a sign that the year is flying by, we don't know what is. If you need some ideas quick-sticks on how to keep the kids entertained, Paradise Centre has your back. Boasting the world's largest Timezone, virtual-reality experiences, escape rooms and even axe throwing, there's plenty for youngsters to enjoy at this family-friendly locale. Continue reading to discover what else is on offer over the upcoming school holidays ... more

Kids
Check in to Paradise Centre for a front-row seat to the Pacific Airshow
Event News

Check in to Paradise Centre for a front-row seat to the Pacific Airshow

In case you missed the exciting news, the Pacific Airshow is flying into Surfers Paradise from August 18–20. The best seats in the house are at none other than Paradise Centre, which is celebrating the aviation event with Paradise Air, an airshow extravaganza that promises non-stop thrills, flavoursome fare, fabulous freebies and even some feathered friends. Ready to board? Leave your passport at home and come along with us to this beachside plane party. more

Kids
Kickflip your way to being pro at this Skate Paradise
Event News

Kickflip your way to being pro at this Skate Paradise

Calling all sidewalk surfers! From June 29 to July 2, don your helmets and kneepads, grab your skateboard and head to Paradise Centre in the heart of Surfers Paradise, where a skateboarding mecca awaits. Over four action-packed days, the beachside venue will be home to a huge skate ramp, skate shows, breakdancing performances, fun kids' workshops, giveaways, and more. Ready to shred it up? Read on for all of the cool details ... more

Kids
Snap up freebies, see rollerskating bunnies and dance to DJ-spun beats at Paradise Centre at these Easter school holidays
Event News

Snap up freebies, see rollerskating bunnies and dance to DJ-spun beats at Paradise Centre at these Easter school holidays

Easter is just around the corner, and that means the school holidays have arrived! To celebrate the annual chocolate-filled occasion, shopping, lifestyle and dining precinct Paradise Centre will be serving up all things sweet these school holidays with Sweet as Easter from April 1–16. You can expect to snag some truly great freebies, breakdance with bunnies and dance to some dynamite DJ sets. Here's all the need-to-know deets ... more

Kids
Rooftop parties, luxury car meets and culinary creations – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun
Event News

Rooftop parties, luxury car meets and culinary creations – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun

Get ready to be whisked away to Asia for one of the city’s biggest and most exciting cultural events. Brisbane City Council's BrisAsia Festival is returning with a show-stopping lineup of some of the best sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia – no passport needed! With a jam-packed three weeks of festivities on offer across the city, you can expect everything from luxury car meet-ups and culinary creations to drag sensation Crimson Coco, a laneway tea festival and rooftop soirees. Here are some of the most exciting BrisAsia events popping up in Brisbane … more

Kids
Plant markets, live tunes and picnic delights – put spring in your step at Roma Street Parkland
Event News

Plant markets, live tunes and picnic delights – put spring in your step at Roma Street Parkland

It's time to wake up and smell the roses – spring is soon to be sprung! We're looking forward to the weather warming up, the city coming alive with colour and a whole bunch of fun activities coming to Brisbane's lushest spot, Roma Street Parkland. We're talking live gigs, food trucks, guided tours, plant markets and blooms aplenty – all you need to pack is your picnic basket! more

Kids
The Rangebow Festival
Event News

See diversity, creativity and sustainability shine at the Sunshine Coast’s brand new The Rangebow Festival

At a time when the news can leave us recoiling at current events, it's so important to find moments of light to serve as an anchor for our happiness. Events like festivals tend to bring out the best in people as they gather to celebrate, sing, dance and enjoy life as part of a collective. The Sunshine Coast's newest festival is focused on doing that and more, championing inclusivity, sustainability, diversity and reconciliation. The inaugural The Rangebow Festival is gearing up to take the Sunny Coast Hinterland by storm with four days of music, workshops, art and conversations. In order to make the most of your time up north, we've put together a guide not only for the The Rangebow Festival but the very best places to stay, play and eat during a long weekend nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. more