Fear not, unorganised parents: we’ve sourced 10 things to entertain the kids during the Easter break, throughout Brisbane

Our Dreaming at the State Library

  • What: An interactive exhibition showcasing animations that retell stories from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities. Kids can wander through large-scale projections, watch and experience augmented reality, and create their own animated works
  • Where: The State Library of Queensland
  • When: Now until 9 June
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: Our Dreaming website

Tiny Art workshops

  • What: Art workshops for 2 to 12-year-olds, taught by local art teachers and artists. Classes include tiny sunflowers, metallic hearts and colourful Easter eggs – perfect for young creatives
  • Where: Morningside
  • When: 5-22 April
  • Cost: 45-minute workshop is $20, 90-minute workshop is $34
  • More info: Tiny Art website

Science Fiction, Science Future

  • What: Ideal for budding scientists, this interactive exhibition allows kids to experience augmented reality, play with real robots, and learn about teleportation and mind control
  • Where: Queensland Museum, South Bank
  • When: Now until July 13, open from 9am to 5pm
  • Cost: Adults $14.50, children $11.50
  • More info: Queensland Museum website

Cookery classes

  • What: Cutie Pies baking school offers professionally-run classes for little ones, from sweet biscuits to cupcakes and savoury treats
  • Where: Augustine Heights, near Ipswich
  • When: Class dates vary (check website for full details), and start at 10:30am
  • Cost: $22 per child
  • More info: Cutie Pies website

Easter Fun Days at Australia Zoo

  • What: The perfect place for the kids to burn some energy – free face painting, activities, and Bindi & The Jungle Girls perform live
  • Where: Australia Zoo, Beerwah
  • When: 5-9 April
  • Cost: $65+
  • More info: Australia Zoo website

Flipside Circus

  • What: Some of Brisbane’s best youth circus artists are putting on a special performance for the school holidays
  • Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley.
  • When: 9-12 April
  • Cost:  $17.50+
  • More info: Judith Wright website

Ice skating at Gold Coast Iceland

  • What: Keep the kids active – and burn some energy yourself – at one of Australia’s largest ice skating rinks
  • Where: Bundall, Gold Coast
  • When: Open everyday, from 10:30am to 10pm in session blocks (see website for full session details)
  • Cost:  Children under 12 $15, over 12 $17, adults $20
  • More info: Gold Coast Iceland website

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

  • What: Michael Rosen’s classic picture book comes to life on the QPAC stage
  • Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
  • When:  5-17 April
  • Cost: $34.90
  • More info: QPAC website

Barbie Live! The Musical

  • What: An entertaining production for all ages, making its debut during the April school holidays
  • Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • When: 11-12 April
  • Cost: $34.90+
  • More info: Barbie Live! website

Illusions Magic show

  • What: Illusionist Matt Hollywood, 2013 Australian Entertainer of the Year, leads a show for your little ones to experience a bit of magic
  • Where: Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast
  • When: 27 March – 18 April
  • Cost: $39+
  • More info: Illusions Magic Show website