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

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

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

Bluey’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, we suggest saving your sanity by getting out of the house and treating the kids to these foodie school holiday activities instead.

Eat Street’s Kombi Alley Drive-Thru Dessert Festival

It’s back, baby! The foodie paradise that is Eat Street Northshore is re-opening its doors for the school holidays, in a special drive-thru format! 

Simply drive in, take your pick of wicked desserts, and have your chosen treats brought to your car! There’s plenty for the fam to choose from, including doughnuts, cannolis, shakes, ice creams, and more drool-worthy desserts. This special drive-thru festival will be running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 to October 4.

Scenic Rim School Holidays Program  

It seems the Scenic Rim is the place to be these school hols! 

When they’re not busy with Scenic Rim Council’s range of hands-on cultural activities, the kids (and you!) can stuff themselves silly with a range of local eats, like Summer Land Camels’ award-winning cheese and gelato, or a picnic with gourmet eats in the company of Mountview Farm’s friendly alpacas! 

Head here to read more about the glorious Scenic Rim region, or here to learn more about their school holiday program. 

Towri Spring Farmers Market

While stopping by the Scenic Rim region, give the kids a taste of farm life at the Towri Spring Farmers Markets on Sunday, 20 September. Support local farmers and fill your eskies with delightful local produce, while enjoying live shearing sessions, kids cheese workshops, sheep milking demonstrations, live entertainment, lamb cuddling sessions, and more! So… we’ll leave the kids to the cheese-making while we cuddle the lambs? 

Expert Momo Fest

Take your little dumplings to this tasty festival devoted to momos! 

Head to Doomben Racecourse on October 4 and stuff yourself silly with the famous Nepalese/Tibetan dumplings, with a whopping 30 varieties on offer! There’ll also be plenty of entertainment including live music, kids entertainment, and workshops, making it the perfect foodie day out for the whole family. Plus, kids under 12 enter for free–score! 

Il Gancio’s DIY Kids’ Pizza Lunch

Every day these school holidays, Italian hotspot Il Gancio is serving up a very special offer for budding chefs!

Get comfy with a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine while the kids get their hands messy with a pizza making session! After they’ve been whipped up, Il Gancio’s chefs will take care of the rest, cooking your little one’s pizza to perfection, and delivering it to your table along with a soft drink! Get in touch with the Il Gancio team to organise your session.  

The Strawberry and Dessert Festival 

Here’s a fun fact to tell the kids… Did you know Queensland grows 33% of Australia’s strawberries? 

Celebrate our state’s best at Sandstone Point Hotel on Saturday, September 18, for the Strawberry and Dessert festival! Expect a (strawberry) jam-packed day full of live entertainment, strawberry-themed stalls, sweet treats, activities, kids’ rides, and more.


We apologise in advance for the actions of your children during a sugar rush… 

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Words by Jacqueline Pon & Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmands who will happily babysit in exchange for chocolate and cheese.