Activities to keep children busy during school holidays

With Easter-themed craft, nature-based activities, circus workshops and live entertainment, there is something to keep all children entertained on Redlands Coast during the April school holidays.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said there would be activities for all ages, most of them free, at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), Redland Art Gallery and Redland City Council Libraries.

“We know children look forward to having two weeks off at this time of year and Council staff have organised a diverse range of free and low-cost activities for children and teens,” Cr Williams said.

“IndigiScapes has a packed program, which starts with the Eco Markets on 1 April, the first day of the holidays, where there will be outdoor play, weed weaving baskets and nests, kids yoga, messy play, Easter nature craft, face painting and music.

“Other school holiday activities include nature play, STEM motion and trajectory play, kids yoga, weaving dream catchers, native wildlife education, or pack a picnic and explore the Discovery Centre, adventure playground, native botanic gardens and bush walking tracks at IndigiScapes.”

School holiday activities include Easter-themed craft at Redland City Council Libraries.

Cr Williams said there were also events to entertain and get children moving at RPAC.

“The world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, are bringing their all singing, all dancing show to RPAC with beloved characters including Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus,” she said.

“RPAC is also hosting the regular Flipside Circus school holiday workshops, with sessions for children from ages four to 16.”

Cr Williams said children could also get crafty with activities at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland and mainland libraries at Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point.

“The art gallery is holding workshops on jewellery making with native seeds and beads to complement the current exhibition Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion.

“Library activities include creating Easter-themed sand art or a wreath, making a butterfly sun catcher or origami dragon puppet, or joining Bluey-inspired craft and activities.

“There is also an opportunity to learn simple coding and join a Lego building challenge.

“For some quiet time during the holidays, why not check out the great selection of books, movies, games and magazines in your local library.

“If you’re not already a member, it’s very easy to join. Just download the Redland City Council Library app or have a chat with one of our friendly library staff.”

For more information on these events and other activities during the school holidays, go to Council’s School holiday activities webpage or the RPAC website.

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