Vanessa Wolfe has a look at what families can do over this coming long weekend.


The school holidays are drawing to an end, finishing with the Labor Day long-weekend.

But don’t waste the beautiful weather expected in the River City, as there are plenty of events happening over the next few days.

Don’t be caught off guard on Sunday night as the walking dead rise for their annual resurrection to participate in the Zombie Walk.

Last year, the event in Brisbane was the most successful of its kind in the world, raising almost $55,000 for the Brain Foundation.

This is an event for the whole family to enjoy, so head down to West End for a day of frivolities, and the best thing, it’s for a good cause.

What: Brisbane Zombie Walk 2014.
Where: ABSOE Building, 51 Mollison Street, West End.
When: Sunday, October 5th, 2014, from 2-9.00pm.
Price: Free- $10-$15.

This Saturday, for a small price, you can catch the Queensland Bulls cricket team take on the Victoria’s Bushrangers.

Tickets will be available on the day, gates open at 9-AM, with play starting at 9.30.

What: Matador One-Day Cup- Qld v Vic.
Where: The Gabba, Vulture Street, Woolloongabba.
When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014, gates open from 9.00am.
Price:Tickets will be available at the Gate 4 ticket office, $10 for adults, $5 concession, and kids under 15 are free.

Bask in the sunny weather this Sunday by taking a ride on one of the Rail Museums traditional steam trains.

Enjoy the journey back in time from the comfort of vintage carriages

Trips depart from Roma Street station and are free for kids under three.
What: The Workshops Rail Museum, Steam Train Sunday
Where: Departs and returns to Roma Street Station.
When: Sunday, October 5th, 2014, departing at 10.15am and 11.40am.
Price: Free for children under 3, and up to $22 for adults.

And Spring Hill Festival will be on again this Sunday, closing Boundary Street for the event.

Here you can enjoy free markets, food, arts and antique displays.

The whole family will also be able to beat the heat at the Spring Hill Baths’ Pool Party.

What: Spring Hill Alive Festival 2014.
Where: Boundary Street, Spring Hill.
When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014.
Price: Free.

All the details of this weekend’s up-coming events are on our website.