Brisbane - Top 3 Free Things to Do with Kids This Summer
The locals call it the eighth great man-made wonder of the world – Streets Beach at South Bank overlooks the Brisbane River and the CBD and is Australia’s only inner city beach.
This massive beach-style lagoon features crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, palm trees and pebbled creeks. It’s the perfect place for tourists and locals alike to cool off, swim, dig in the sand, picnic and play for free. Professional lifeguards are on duty seven days week during summer.
And right next door is the awesome Aquativity! This interactive water-play park features a range of educational play elements that remind you of the rivers, creeks, fish and mammals that are found in the area. Tipping buckets, shooting fountains, shallow pools and outdoor showers means hours of water fun for the kids.
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Yayoi Kusama’s The Obliteration Room at GOMA
This extraordinary large scale interactive installation fills The Children’s Art Centre at GOMA from mid October through to the 4th February 2018.
Basically it’s a huge white lounge room filled with white furniture which children and adults are invited to “obliterate” with rainbow coloured dots. This is a super fun space where children are officially given permission to make a mess and cover every surface with coloured stickers. The obliteration room is a dynamic artwork that transforms over time as hundreds of thousands of dots accumulate in the space.
The installation coincides with Yayoi’s exhibition - Life is the Heart of a Rainbow. An exhibition that kids will also love… full of spots, dots and vibrant patterns. Yayoi Kusama is an international phenomenon and one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists. This exhibition of her work (co-curated with the National Gallery of Singapore) spans seven decades of Kusama's career, taking the audience on a wild and wonderful journey through significant moments with more than 70 works, including her iconic infinity rooms.
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Brisbane City Hall
Built between 1920 and 1930, the heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall was the tallest building in the city until 1960. Free tours up the old city hall clock tower run every 15 minutes during opening hours. Head up in the original lift and get a bird’s-eye view over King George Square and the buildings that now tower over it.
While you are there, make sure you drop into to visit the Museum of Brisbane, located on the third floor. The Museum is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people change over time and how our individual and collective stories reveal our character and create our identity.
Over summer the museum is running the Kite Wishes Project, celebrating the museums exhibition Mao’s Last Dancer. Kids can become part of the story by creating their own kite, adding a wish and flying it with friends and family from across Brisbane as part of The Kite Wishes Project.
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