The first day of school holidays has seen Brisbane full of activities to entertain the kids.

The Redbank Rail Workshop is hosting Circus Train, while the Maritime Museum is catering to all the little pirates out there.

Emilie Guillemain reports.


Brisbane turned on the warm weather today to kick off the school holidays.

The Queensland Maritime Museum is running Pirate Week for the first time.

Ian Jempson, Maritime Museum: “The kids seem to love it. Pirate Pete was the star of the show and kids really got involved and engaged with that sort of show so that set the tone for the day.”

If you’re looking for somewhere to just relax with the kids, Southbank Parklands is the perfect spot.

With multiple playgrounds, activities and workshops as part of the Brisbane Festival, it’s a great place for parents to take time out too.

Vox 1: “We’ve just come down to the pool to have a swim.”

Vox 2: “Always carry bathers wherever you go because you never know when you’ll come across a pool.”

In Ipswich, the Workshop Rail Museum is hosting “Circus Train”, running from September 15 to October 14.

Activities operate from 9:30 to 5:00 daily, featuring creative workshops, tours, shows and circus train rides.

Enthusiasts say trains played a significant role in Queensland entertainment in the past.

Glenn Price, Workshop Rail Museum: “We’ve got the circus train event here at the workshop for the school holidays and what a lot of people don’t know about rail in Queensland is that trains are very instrumental in taking circus’s and other forms of entertainment to regional areas in Queensland.”

The Brisbane libraries are also running a range of activiites for kids over the school holidays. Parents, you’ll be able to keep them busy with art and craft workshops, science activites and performances as part of the Brisbane Festival.

Emilie Guillemain, QUT News.