Client: CPL Live Large – Blog Content (multiple)

Variety of online content written, to be pitched to media organisations for the CPL (Choice Passion Life) Live Large festival.

Top Five Things to do in Brisbane This Easter

As the summer fun draws to end and winter is definitely coming, it’s time to sit back and see the many ways Brisbane can provide the entertainment goods this Easter.

  1. Eat Street

Got a sweet tooth? Head over to Hamilton and experience the urban food market experience that is Eat Street. Autumn is the prime time for this Brisbane exclusive event, with the heat waves over but none of the riverside chill. With years of success under its belt and now in its new location of Macarthur Avenue, with a wider variety of dining options for wallets of all sizes!

 

  1. My Fair Lady

The original Eliza Doolittle, the renowned Julie Andrews, has recreated the magic that is My Fair Lady for a tour of Australia. Opening at QPAC this March, this opportunity to experience a classic piece of musical theatre live only comes around once in a lifetime!

 

  1. The Collective Markets

Heading to My Fair Lady later that night? Head down to the Collective Markets at South Bank beforehand to snag some handmade beauties, grab something to eat and experience the brilliance and culture that Brisbane has to offer.

 

  1. Live Large Festival

Australia’s very first completely accessible event, will be a festival of fun, food and music not to be missed! Over 15th – 16th April in the cultural forecourt at the South Bank Parklands this event will include live music, roving performers, market stalls, interactive workshops and activities for the whole family! Better yet, the whole festival is designed to allow complete inclusivity for guests – at Live Large, diversity is not only welcomed but celebrated. Check it out at https://livelarge.org.au/

 

  1. Sunday Afternoon Fun

Weekend flying by? Make the most of your Sunday and hit up one of the many Bris Vegas Venues that have made the ‘Sunday Sesh’ one of the most popular events of the week.

The Fox Hotel and Soleil Pool Bar are ideal for the party goers. For those looking for a more chilled out afternoon to end your weekend this Easter, then Sunday Sessions on the Green at the beautiful riverside destination, River Quay Green is the place for you. This event showcases live music performances, lawn games and has ample chilled-out seating overlooking the beauty of South Bank and the Brisbane City skyline – and is undoubtedly the most relaxing way to soak up the sun as we head toward cooler times with Autumn.

 

 

Ten Ways to Entertain the Kids this Easter

  1. Out and About – The Sciencentre

An exciting way to keep the kids brains activated these holidays. At only $11.50 per child under 15, it’s a small price to pay for a full day of fun and exciting learning opportunities! http://www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au/

 

  1. At Home – Easter Craft

The lead up to Easter is second only to the excitement of Christmas (and maybe birthdays!) Make the most of your little ones enthusiasm and hit up Pinterest for some DIY Easter Craft. From painted eggs to adorable bunny creations, these simply yet sweet activities will keep your little bunnies from bouncing off the walls!

 

  1. Out and About – Museum

If your kids couldn’t get enough of the Sciencentre, then continuing onto Queensland Museum is your best bet! With life-size dinosaur and animal replicas, exploring the museum is exciting, intrigues the imagination and teaches your little humans all about our history! http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/

 

  1. At Home – The Amazing Race

Stuck and home and keep hearing “I’m bored” on repeat? Well here’s a quick, easy and creative way to cut off that broken record for good! Write up some clues, create some simple challenges and let the kids find their way to some hidden treasure. If that level of preparation is out of your ball park, there are tons of kids Amazing Race clues and challenges online or even let one of your big kids design the activity!

 

5: Out and About – Southbank Parklands

Pack your swimmers, a picnic and some sunscreen and set yourself up for a fun family day on a budget! From the Streets Beach to the playground, or catching the ferry and exploring the flower covered pathways of the parklands – a change of scenery could be all your kids need to make the most of their Easter break!

 

6 At Home – Talent Show

No matter what your kids love, provide the materials, give them time to prepare and then watch the magic happen! From art, to sports skills or dancing to singing to acrobatics or juggling or… well the list is endless. Even better – film the show and save it for when your little one isn’t so little anymore!

 

 

7: Out and About – Live Large Festival

Australia’s very first completely accessible event, will be a festival of fun, food and music not to be missed! Over 15th – 16th April in the cultural forecourt at the South Bank Parklands this event will include live music, roving performers, market stalls, interactive workshops and activities for the whole family! Better yet, the whole festival is designed to allow complete inclusivity for guests – at Live Large, diversity is not only welcomed but celebrated. The perfect way to spend a day with your family over the Easter Weekend. Check it out at https://livelarge.org.au/

 

8: At Home – Mini MasterChef

Have a budding chef at home? Provide the ingredients, hit the timer and see where their imagination takes them! An easy to keep your small humans entertained AND fed!

 

9: Out and About – GOMA and The Children’s Art Centre

Whether your child is artistically inclined or not, The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art always have exciting exhibitions for everyone to explore! Along with the addition of The Children’s Art Centre, it’s a go-to for the parents of Brisbane these school holidays.

 

10: At Home – Easter Bunny Preparation!

With Easter falling at the end of the holidays this year, you and your children will have ample time to prepare for the Easter Bunny! Make those Easter egg baskets, bake a snack for the Easter bunny, write a letter, have an Easter egg hunt – there are endless ways to make the most of your littles ones excitement this Easter.

 

 

 

Brisbane’s Best FREE Family Events this Easter

 

Cute as a button!

The Brisbane Museum is running free button-making workshops for kids from 10am to 4pm on the 3rd to the 9th April these holidays. Let your kids get out of the house and get creative – without breaking the bank!

 

Easter Biscuit Baking

Brookside Shopping Centre will be running biscuit baking workshops for kids from Monday 3rd April to Saturday 8th April. At 10am, 11am and 12pm respectively outside of Big W – these three times daily workshops allow your little ones to don their chef hats and get creative all without spending a cent.

 

The Easter Bunny comes to Brisbane!

If baking doesn’t pique the interest of the family, Brookside Shopping centre has also managed to secure the ever-busy Easter Bunny for a special stage show and meet and greet from Monday 10th April – Saturday 15th April, at 10am and 12pm, with the meet and greet at 11am each day.

 

Live Large Festival

Australia’s very first completely accessible event, will be a festival of fun, food and music not to be missed! Over 15th – 16th April in the cultural forecourt at the South Bank Parklands this event will include live music, roving performers, market stalls, interactive workshops and activities for the whole family! Better yet, the whole festival is designed to allow complete inclusivity for guests – at Live Large, diversity is not only welcomed but celebrated. Check it out at https://livelarge.org.au/

 

RSPCA Easter Markets

The annual RSPCA Easter Markets will unite the furry, feathered and scaled with human-kind to raise money for the RSPCA and provide entertainment, food, stalls, music and more! This event run on Sunday 2nd April, is bound to leave you and your teens with a smile from ear to ear.

 

RAMP UP: Beginner Skateboard Sessions

Have a budding Tony Hawk amongst your offspring? Send them off to one of the skateboard or scooter beginner sessions run by the Moreton Bay Region Council.

 

Ben & Holly: FREE Live Shows

The Queen Street Mall Stage will welcome Ben and Holly from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom these holidays. From the 1st – 9th April with three shows daily at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, this free show brings kids theatre to the streets of the Brisbane CBD.

 

The Smurfs Workshops

In celebration of the release of Smurfs: The Lost Village. Strathpine Centre is welcoming the Smurf characters for a free meet and greet and a series of fun activity workshops. Located at Centre court, these workshops will run from 1st – 15th April between 11am and 2pm daily.

 

 

The Top Holiday Options for Your Teens

 

Theatre

From the Thirteen-Storey Tree House or My Fair Lady at QPAC to Brisbane Arts Theatre’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Theatre is a fabulous way to get your kids off the couch, engaging with culture, the arts and the community all at once!

 

YOUth Week Events

YOUth Week, as run by the Brisbane City Council, provides events and activities all across Brisbane to encourage the voices of our youth and

With the launch in King George Square and Spark Fest on the Manly Foreshore, these activities are bound to provide platforms for youth engagement and endless active entertainment.

 

Live Large Festival

Australia’s very first completely accessible event, will be a festival of fun, food and music not to be missed! Over 15th – 16th April in the cultural forecourt at the South Bank Parklands this event will include live music, roving performers, market stalls, interactive workshops and activities for the whole family! Better yet, the whole festival is designed to allow complete inclusivity for guests – at Live Large, diversity is not only welcomed but celebrated. Check it out at https://livelarge.org.au/

 

RAMP UP: Beginner Skateboard Sessions

Have a budding Tony Hawk amongst your offspring? Send them off to one of the skateboard or scooter beginner sessions run by the Moreton Bay Region Council.

 

RSPCA Easter Markets

The annual RSPCA Easter Markets will unite the furry, feathered and scaled with human-kind to raise money for the RSPCA and provide entertainment, food, stalls, music and more! This event run on Sunday 2nd April, is bound to leave you and your teens with a smile from ear to ear.

 

All written by Meg Gillespie whilst at P4 Group.

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