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Experience Cultural Getaways and Gastronomical Adventures

The June / July school holidays are the perfect time to take your little ones into the city for an adventure and this winter there are so many things to do the hardest decision to make will be where you choose to take them. We have hand selected our top picks for children entertainment so all you have to do is set off and explore the secrets of Brisbane with your little princes or princesses.

The Very Hungry Catepillar

3 & 4 July 2021

One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider.

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European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

12 June – 17 October 2021

Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offers a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity also allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degar, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world, the majority of which rarely leave permanent display in New York. ‘European Masterpieces’ includes portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies and will be a must-see for audiences of all ages, art-lovers and anyone with an interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism.

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Dinosaur Time Machine

29 June – 3 July 2021

The hit kids show Dinosaur Time Machine returns to take families on an adventurous ride into the prehistoric! Join two time-traveling scientists as they explore all things dinosaurs. Using science, circus, puppetry and plenty of imagination, Dinosaur Time Machine is a visual feast that gives dino lovers young and old an unforgettable glimpse into the past.

Incorporating up-to-date science and discoveries made about dinosaurs and the world they lived in, this unique experience is not only educational but also extremely funny and entertaining.
Don’t miss this riotous performance featuring fossils, fun and cool dinosaur facts. This is a fun and educational show, aimed at 3-9 year olds, about the science of dinosaurs.

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Of course there is lots more to see and do in our beautiful city such as rides on the City Cat to your favourite parts of Brisbane, educational adventures in SparkLab, picnics by the river in the botanical gardens, or a shopping extravaganza in the Queen Street Mall.

If you would like to make the most of your fantastical adventure into the city during the school holidays why not make a night of it and treat your little ones to stay at Sofitel Brisbane Central. When you book 1 room at the hotel get the second for 50% off* so your children or grandchildren can play to their heart's content in their own room. To take advantage of this special offer, go to the reservation window and then select 1 room minimum with 2 adults and 1 child.

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