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Festivals & SeriesFamily
Ages 12 and Under

Kids
Take
Over

19-25 September

A mini fest for kids

Kids Take Over is HOTA’s mini fest taking place during Autumn and Spring school holidays each year.

With a program bursting indoors and out, Kids Take Over is designed for kids and by kids, and features a combination of free and ticketed workshops, visual arts experiences, performances, and everything in between.

It’s the ultimate memory-maker, boredom-buster, and creative play festival on the Gold Coast for kids under 12. Stand back, and watch the next generation unleash their imaginations and take charge as kids take over at HOTA.

This year, Kids Take Over returns from 19-25 September as part of our annual WONDER program. 

Workshops, DJ Skool, Goat Yoga, Gallery Exhibitions, a Quest across HOTA, a dinosaur or two, BBQ lunches, and a free family fun-day - HOTA is your one-stop shop these school holidays. Explore the full program below. 

Dates
19-25 September
Ages
Ages 12 and Under

#Featured Events

Your absolute must-not-miss during Kids Take Over

The Quest
Kids Take Over
Thu 22 - Sat 24 Sep

The Quest

Kids Take Over

Erth's Prehistoric World
All Ages
Fri 23 - Sat 24 Sep

Erth's Prehistoric World

Kids Take Over

Family Fiesta
Kids Take Over
Sun 25 Sep

Family Fiesta

Kids Take Over

#Bookends

Kids Take Over bookend events take place before in the lead up to school holidays, with workshop outcomes presented during the mini fest.

Designing Creatures from the Past
Sat 20 - Sat 27 Aug

Designing Creatures from the Past

2-day workshop

#All Kids Take Over Events

Erth's Prehistoric World
All Ages
Fri 23 - Sat 24 Sep

Erth's Prehistoric World

Kids Take Over

Family Fiesta
Kids Take Over
Sun 25 Sep

Family Fiesta

Kids Take Over

Alcazar
Fri 16 - Sun 25 Sep

Alcazar

by Atelier Sisu

Young Entrepreneurs
Kids Take Over
Tue 20 - Wed 21 Sep

Young Entrepreneurs

Kids Take Over

Augmented Reality
Kids Take Over
Mon 19 Sep

Augmented Reality

Kids Take Over

DJ Skool
Kids Take Over
Tue 20 - Thu 22 Sep

DJ Skool

Kids Take Over

Goat Yoga
Sold Out
Kids Take Over
WONDER
Sun 25 Sep

Goat Yoga

Kids Take Over

Postcards from the Edge
Free
All Ages
Little Music Lab
Kids Take Over
Fri 19 Aug - Fri 18 Nov

Little Music Lab

The Quest
Kids Take Over
Thu 22 - Sat 24 Sep

The Quest

Kids Take Over

Designing Urban Experiments
Kids Take Over
Mon 19 - Wed 21 Sep

Designing Urban Experiments

Kids Take Over

#Kids Take Over Major Partner

#Keeping you safe

Please note, masks are recommended at this time. To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at health.qld.gov.au.

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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