Out and About
ACMI Kids' Flicks: Melbourne
ACMI Kids' Flicks program runs on Sundays and through the holidays. Cost is $6 for full and concession, except for selected free screenings.
Botanic Gardens: Melbourne
The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden is open Wed to Sun from 10am to sunset and in school holidays is open 7 days a week. This is a great place for kids to explore the Ruin Garden, the Meeting Place (which has a water feature that sprays up out of the ground in summer!), a Wetland Area, Bamboo Forest, The Gorge, Plant Tunnel, Kitchen Garden (full of yummy vegetables!) and The Rill (a gentle waterway that runs through the Garden).
SPC Adventure playground: Shepparton
This world-class adventure playground is sure to entertain and stimulate children of all ages. The playground has facilities for children of all physical abilities, including wheelchair access for some equipment and is opened 9am to 5pm daily. Entry by gold coin donation.
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State Library of Queensland: Brisbane
Look! an exhibition of Australian picture story books is currently being held at the State Library of Queensland. This delightful exhibition displays sketches, drafts, mock-ups, finished artwork and publications as well as multimedia presentations to demonstrate the various stages of developing contemporary Australian picture books. Exhibition hours are Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Christmas, Boxing day, New Year's day and Good Friday. Entry is free.
We Miss You Magic land: Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art
Perth-based artist duo Pip & Pop (Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz) will create an immersive and vibrant environment for children and families to explore in this major Children's Art Centre installation as part of GoMA's fifth anniversary celebrations. Opening hours are 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm weekends. Closed Christmas Day. Admission is free.
Family Fun Park: Mt Isa
Family Fun Park in Mt Isa is the largest all abilities playground in Queensland! Entry is free and the junior play area is suitable for children ages 0-6. Open from 8am-9pm daily