Summer School Holidays Activities at West Village

Lots of exciting and fun activities await kids this summer school holidays at the newly opened parkland, The Common at West Village; best of all, they are all for free!

Creative Kids

Creative Kids Brisbane runs a free outdoor art space at West Village for children of all ages to explore their creative side, seven days a week. Parents and guardians must be present at all times. The art space is open Mon – Fri from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M and Sat & Sun from 9 A.M to 12 A.M.

Schedule of Summer Workshops:

  • Messy Monday – Messy art using hands and fingers. Old clothes are recommended for a total enjoyment.
  • Sensory Tuesday / Thursday – Engage the senses through textured art materials, alternate techniques, and sensory play.
  • Art and Science Wednesday – Science based art activities. Kindly bring your own lab coat and safety glasses.
  • Fluro Friday – Cap off the week with all things fluro.
Creative Kids & The Common at West Village

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West Village Eco Kids

In conjunction with CitySmart, West Village has launched the West Village Eco Kids — a series of free green workshops for kids of all ages. The workshops will run for three weeks beginning 3 December to 21 December 2018, weekdays from from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. To book and for more details, you may visit this webpage.

West Village Twilight Kids

Fun activities continue on till the early evening as West Village presents the West Village Twilight Kids — a variety of kids activities at The Common such as Bubble workshops, Slime workshops, Lantern making, and a Silent Disco Yoga. Workshops will run four days per week beginning 10 December 2018, from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Registrations are essential; all bookings are free. Visit this webpage for more details.

The Garden Pantry

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Where there are kids, food should not be far away. So, feel free to head to The Garden Pantry to refuel and enjoy mouth-watering food from three of Brisbane’s popular restaurants: Salt Meats Cheese, Cheeky Poke Bar, and Mr Bunz.

The Garden Pantry is where one will find al fresco dining, tropical-inspired indoor dining, and grab-and-go options while enjoying the Light Garden by Luxxbox — an interactive display of 2500 light reeds scattered around and lighting up the parkland at night.

Salt Meats Cheese

Salt Meats Cheese, or SMC, is an Italian eatery serving fully plant-based vegan and vegetarian wood fired pizza with cured meats as adds-ons. SMC will also feature a botanical cocktail bar made extra special with hand made infusions and ingredients from Australian native herbs. Lastly, Fresh coffee, roasted and served daily via their new business, “The Laneway Coffee Roasters by SMC”.

Cheeky Poke Bar


Cheeky Poke Bar serves Hawaiian-and-Japanese-inspired Poke bowls like the Salmon-GF (sashimi salmon, coconut turmeric rice, cabbage, kale, cucumber, wakame, pickled ginger, wasabi mayo, taro crisps, 64-degree egg, cheeky nori, sesame, togarashi, and salt) and Prawn-GF (fresh mooloolaba prawns, coconut turmeric rice, cabbage, beetroot, daikon, wakame, enoki, sriracha mayo, puffed rice, avocado, cheeky nori, sesame, togarashi, and salt).

Cheeky takes pride in the fact that it sources its fresh seafood from older sibling Fresh N Wild Fish. They also serve protein options for those who have an intolerance to seafood such as Chicken-GF (chicken, brown rice, spinach, carrot, beetroot, corn, creamy asian sauce, wasabi peas, avocado, cheeky nori, sesame, togarashi, and salt).

Mr Bunz

Mr Bunz offers a taste of the East with their signature bao buns — fluffy steamed buns — filled with either crackling roasted pork belly, crispy spiced fried chicken, or Peking duck with crispy skin.

Check out these eateries at these times:

  • Salt Meats Cheese: 7 A.M. – 9.30 P.M.
  • Mr Bunz: 11.30 A.M. – 9 P.M.
  • Cheeky Poke: 10 A.M. – 9 P.M.


The Garden Pantry West End Opens with Three Top-Notch Restaurants

Another foodie haven has opened in West End as The Garden Pantry, West Village‘s newest dining precinct, brings three of Brisbane’s well-loved restaurants to Boundary Street.

Photo credit: West Village/Facebook

The Garden Pantry has a promising line up of food joints that are ready to boost the dining experience in West Village. The three famous restaurants that have joined West Village are Cheeky Poke, Mr Bunz, and Salt Meats Cheese.

Cheeky Poke

Photo credit: Cheeky Poke/Facebook

Popular for their colourful poke bowls and signature tacos, Cheeky Poke Bar promises to deliver the freshest bowls in town. Their menu boasts clean, healthy, and flavorful meals that are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Cheeky Poke is famous for serving up Hawaiian and Japanese fusion food with an Australian twist.

Mr Bunz

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Another beloved restaurant in Brisbane, Mr Bunz brings the flavours of Asia to West Village. Apart from their signature bao buns and South-East Asian inspired dishes, Mr Bunz will also be offering tri-weekly special and unique dessert baos to The Garden Pantry.

Curious about their changing menu? You may check out their Facebook page for updates on their specials.

Salt Meats Cheese

Photo credit: Salt Meats Cheese/Facebook

Last but definitely not the least is the renowned Salt Meats Cheese that has opened up their second Brisbane location at The Garden Pantry. Favoured for their signature cheese wheel pasta and authentic Italian dishes, Salt Meats Cheese brings a taste of Italy to West End.

Can’t get enough of their delicious pizza and pasta? Get a chance to learn how to make them yourself as the restaurant will also be opening a cooking school later in 2018. Lead by Salt Meats Cheese’s very own, Stefano De Blasi, the culinary classes will be the first on offer by Salt Meats Cheese in Brisbane.

Owners of Salt Meats Cheese, Cheeky Poke and Mr Bunz. Photo credit: West Village/Facebook

The Garden Pantry certainly took West Village’s dining experience to the next level with these three top-rated restaurants in their roster. Read more about what West Village has to offer on their website.