Celebrate the September school holidays without breaking the bank with plenty of free and affordable Brisbane events for kids and teens.
Jump onto our What's On events school holidays calendar to see the entire boredom-busting list of events and activities, or take inspiration from our list below.
Week 1 - 16-22 September 2023
- Learn to tie a fishing knot, cast a rod and (hopefully) land a fish from the award-winning team at 2 Bent Rods with Fish Wise® events. $6 includes equipment hire, 3 hours of activity and bait. Ages 10-17.
- Circus Mixtape is a compilation of spectacular circus celebrating the skills of some of Queensland's most exciting young performers. This free Brisbane Festival show features Flipside's Performance Troupe aged 10-18. Two 45-minute shows at Brisbane City Hall at 10am and 1pm on 20 September. Bookings required.
- Undertake the Survivor challenge this September. Teams compete in fun and challenging activities for clues or rewards to discover the next task. Survive the challenge with teamwork, strategy and a little luck. Suitable for ages 10-17. Bookings are essential.
- Do your kids dream of becoming a future Matilda or Socceroo? If so, get them to head along to Quest Football Academy Fun Football. An experienced instructor will lead activities, ensuring the environment is safe, friendly and welcoming for all participants, regardless of skill level. Various sessions are being run for ages 12-16. Bookings are essential.
Week 2 - 23 September - 1 October 2023
- Make is a roar-some Saturday with a draw, paint and create a dinosaur art class at Carindale Library. Best for kids aged 5-12. Bookings are required.
- Let the kids scale a different kind of wall with rock climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs. They'll be safely guided through their own rock climb, conquering fears and building confidence. For ages 12 and over. Free, but bookings are essential.
- Bring the magic of opera to the youngest audiences with Opera Queensland's weird, wonderful and wacky performance of FIZZ! Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase from the QTIX website.
- Give your 12-17 year old the chance to have their voice heard with Ashgrove Library's free podcasting for young adults session. Bookings are required.
- Grow their green thumbs with Make and Meld's tin can planter sessions at Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre and Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. This free hands-on workshop will teach 6-12 year olds how to create their own flower pot plant complete with seedling to take home. Bookings required.