Things to do these spring school holidays near Brisbane

Spring has finally sprung, and you know what that means, right? School holidays are just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to plan your last-minute family getaway.

So why not answer the call of Moreton Bay? Only a 40-minute drive north of Brisbane, it's your golden ticket to a whirlwind of fun and adventure that's tailor-made for families and kids.

From sandy shores that beg for sandcastle masterpieces to cuddles with the cutest critters you can imagine, there is a treasure trove of kid-friendly activities that await you in Moreton Bay.

So, what are you waiting for? Spring into action and check out our list of things to do in Moreton Bay region these spring school holidays.

Roaming entertainers at Redcliffe KiteFest

Redcliffe KiteFest, a MUST do!

Let’s kick off your school holidays near Brisbane with two thrilling days at Redcliffe KiteFest, one of Australia’s top family-friendly events.

Imagine a mesmerising display of massive, brilliantly designed kites against the Queensland sky. These aren’t your everyday kites – they’re bursting with colour and creativity. The kids will have a blast grooving with JJ from CoComelon, tail-wagging with the PAW Patrol crew and taking on thrilling carnival rides.

Other events around Moreton Bay

Llamaberry at Luvaberry: Stroll the strawberry fields for an eat-as-you-pick session and walk a llama

Wamuran F.A.M Fest: Bring your empty picnic basket and fill it up with fresh produce from local producers, food vendors and artists at the inaugural Wamuran Food Art Music Festival

Music in the Park Dayboro: Grab a picnic rug, sit back and listen to the voices of Moreton Bay musicians

Moreton Bay Eco Fest: Join the fun, family event promoting sustainability and eco-friendly lifestyle ideas (did we tell you dirtgirlworld will be there?!)

The Strawberry and Dessert Festival: A day jam-packed with strawberry themed fun, family entertainment, live music to celebrate the local strawberry industry at Sandstone Point Hotel

Bribie Island Beach

Redcliffe and Bribie Island beach break

After your weekend at KiteFest, it’s time for some sun, sand and sea!

Continue your school holiday with a splash and head to the beaches of Redcliffe or Bribie Island, where our beaches await your child’s imagination. Build towering sandcastles, search for seashells, and take a refreshing dip.

Settlement Cover Lagoon

Settlement Cove Lagoon

If your choice is Redcliffe, make your way to Settlement Cove Lagoon.

This family-friendly beachside lagoon offers a safe and enjoyable water play area by the bay. While the kids splash around and have a blast, you can relax by the water’s edge.

Aqua Warrior water park

Aqua Warrior watercourse adventures

If you’re seeking thrills, the Aqua Warrior water obstacle course in Clontarf is a must-visit – and it opens the first weekend of the school holidays!

Picture this: you diving into an action-packed aquatic obstacle course, challenging each other with a serious of hilarious and exciting obstacles. It’s an adventure guaranteed to be packed with laughter and splashes.

Undersea Putt and Play mini golf

Undersea Putt & Play mini golf fun

Also in Redcliffe, take your family on a journey to Undersea Putt & Play for an underwater themed mini golf adventure that will captivate the kids and even challenge the adults. Putt your wat through coral reefs, sea creatures, and tropical landscapes for a memorable day out.

Bribie Beach Shack

Island escapes on Bribie

If the idea of exploring an island and its waters excites your family, Bribie Island is the place to be.

Just over an hour from north of Brisbane and the only island connected to the mainland by bridge, no need to get out of the car. Explore its natural beauty and embark on 4x4 adventures with G’Day Adventure Tours, or discover the Moreton Bay Marine Park by kayak, boat or SUP board from Bribie Beach Shack.

Why not check out our top 7 kayak spots while you’re at it. For those seeking an extra dose of excitement, consider jet skiing with Moreton Bay Jetski Hire and Ride.

White Ridge Farm

Animal farm adventures

Get up close and personal with adorable furry and feathered friends at one of Moreton Bay’s cute animal farms.

At White Ridge Farm, Trevena Glen Farm and Lyell Deer Sanctuary, your kids can have hands-on animal encounters feeding, petting and learning about a variety of farm animals.

Brisbane Whale Watching

Whale watching spectacular

Don’t miss the grand finale of the whale migration in Moreton Bay waters with Brisbane Whale Watching. Climb aboard the Eye Spy for a guaranteed sighting of these majestic creatures up close. We promise your family will be talking about this unforgettable experience for years to come.

Take advantage of Brisbane Whale Watching’s school holiday deal for two adults and two kids for $395 (save $105)!

Sue's Sunflower Farm

Sunflower season at Sue’s Sunflower farm

If you’re lucky, you might catch the beginning of sunflower season at Sue’s Sunflower Farm. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for when the fields are open. We guarantee your kids will love frolicking among the golden sunflowers.

Sandstone Point BIG4 Holiday Resort

More water fun

Looking for more aquatic excitement? As the weather heats up it’s the perfect time to get back into the water without fear of catching a cold. Check out our list of additional fun water-based activities for kids around Moreton Bay. Sandstone Point BIG4 Holiday Park, Petrie Mill Adventure Playground and Albany Creek Leisure Centre just to name a few.

There you have it – your roadmap to an action-packed spring school holiday in Moreton Bay. With a mix of thrilling activities and diverse attractions, your family is spoiled for choice and in for a holiday that will be talked about for years to come.

So pack your bags, and hit the road because spring is here and Moreton Bay is calling your name.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.