School holiday fun on Redlands Coast
Redland City Council is offering a packed program of events to keep children entertained during the September school holidays.
Mayor Karen Williams said there would be activities for all ages, most of them free, at Redland City Council Libraries, Redland Art Gallery, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) and Redland IndigiScapes Centre.
“Local families and visitors really will be spoilt for choice for things to do during the school holidays, whether your children are interested in art and craft, theatre and dancing or exploring our naturally-wonderful outdoors,” Cr Williams said.
“If you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, check out Rolling on the Floor Laughing at RPAC.
“This live stage show sees The Listies tackling bedtime with Lullabies of Doom, a bedtime story called Jack and the Beans Talk, a cowasaurus and a toilet paper cannon. That sounds like a lot of fun.
“RPAC is also hosting the regular Flipside Circus school holiday workshops, with sessions for children from 4-16 years.”
Cr Williams said the mainland libraries in Capalaba, Cleveland and Victoria Point were also hosting some fun events.
“Budding artists can receive step-by-step instructions on how to draw their favourite Bluey character or create watercolour marine art with local illustrator Carlie Edwards,” she said.
“There will be an afternoon of craft and games for fans of the Bad Guys book series, and Harry Potter fans can dress as their favourite character for their own session of games and activities.
“Children can also join a silent disco or learn the basics of Dungeons and Dragons.
“And for some quiet time during the holidays, why not chose from the great selection of books, movies, games and magazines in your local library. Did you know you can borrow up to 20 items for four weeks?
“If you’re not already a member, it’s very easy to join. Just download the Redland City Council Library app or approach one of our friendly library staff, who can also recommend books for readers of all levels.”
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is holding free workshops, with weaving for children 5-10 years, fibre art for teens, and yarn art for the whole family. Bookings are essential, with all information on the gallery’s website.
If you are wanting to spend some time outdoors, IndigiScapes offers a range of free nature-based activities.
“IndigiScapes has a great adventure playground with a flying fox, wooden balance beam obstacle course, water pumping station and sand pit, education trail and a hedge maze,” Cr Williams said.
“There are also more than 3km of walking tracks to explore, the botanic gardens, Discovery Centre, and self-guided nature walks.
“You might even spot Ranger Stacey and, if you do, make sure you say hello.”
Cr Williams said children had plenty of opportunities to get active during the holidays at one of the many local parks.
“We have some truly amazing parks on Redlands Coast, with facilities ranging from pump and BMX tracks, multi-sport goals, half courts and climbing units, exercise equipment for the fit and soon to be fit, an inground trampoline, ping pong table, and flying foxes,” she said.
“Visitors to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) will notice the recent improvements to Headland Park in Point Lookout (Mulumba), with a marine-themed play space and renewed picnic facilities.”
For more information on school holiday activities, and how to book, visit Council’s What’s On webpage.