School’s out! The G&G guide to entertaining kids these school holidays | Gourmand and Gourmet

School’s out! The G&G guide to entertaining kids these school holidays

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Have the ankle biters bite something other than your ear off.

Dora the Explorer’s on repeat, the broccoli is left uneaten, and there are toys strewn all over the floor… sounds like school holidays to us!

While we’d never say no to vegging on the couch and watching cartoons all day (anime, what can we say?), we suggest saving your sanity by getting out of the house and treating the kids to these foodie school holiday activities instead.

Vapiano Pizza Classes | Garden City | Mount Gravatt

Just because Billy needs to stop running around with scissors doesn’t mean he can’t get a slice of the action offered by Vapiano in Westfield Garden City these school holidays! On every day from 9:30 am until October 6, Vapiano’s hour-long pizza-making workshops are designed especially for kids, teaching them about vegetables and herbs as well as making pizza for just $10! Find out more here.

Spring Colour Party | Eagle Street Pier

Hue said your kids couldn’t let their true colours shine on Eagle Street Pier these holidays? While known as a luxury dining destination, Eagle Street Pier is letting their hair down and transforming into a pigment of your child’s imagination with their precinct-wide Spring Colour Party! Head in on Saturdays between 12 pm and 2 pm for free face-painting sessions for kids (while you enjoy a sneaky mocktail on the side)! 

One Fish Two Fish | Woolloongabba

It’s the holidays, people! Skip packing lunches and treat the kids to the picnic packs instead at One Fish Two Fish instead! Available until September 28, these seafood picnic packs are sporting potato scallops and quarter flounder burgers alongside garden salad (for that extra health kick). Pick up one for $30, $50, or $80 today.

Kids Cooking Classes at Isles Lane | CBD

Note down Monday, September 23 on the fridge, foodies–Isles Lane will take the kids off your hands with their hands-on cooking class! Watch your budding chefs get creative (and messy) whipping up baked goods and healthy treats from 9 am to 10 am. Intrigued? Buy your kid a spot for just $15 here.

B Lucky and Sons | Fortitude Valley

Be lucky and treat your sons (and daughters) to delicious pizzas and arcade games galore at this Valley hotspot! While better known as a midnight bar selling bubble tea cocktails, it turns out that B Lucky and Sons is kid-friendly during the daytime, and kids have free rein over Space Invaders and Pacman from 12 pm-5 pm. 

Creative Cupcakes at the Racing Café | Hendra

If the playdough’s looking a little worse for wear this Thursday, September 26, then looking no further than the creative cupcakes workshop at The Racing Café! Race over here to nab a $20 ticket, and your kids will get to bake and make the café’s famous sweet burger cupcakes! The class runs from 2 pm-3:30 pm (aka, one-and-a-half hours of pure bliss).


Who said dishes couldn’t wash themselves?

Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the 5-foot-3 gourmand that gets mistaken for a kid all the time.