What’s on in Moreton Bay these school holidays

What’s on in Moreton Bay these school holidays

School’s out for spring, and there’s plenty to do across the region to keep the kids smiling.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spring School Holiday program is jam-packed with new activities and events in libraries, galleries, museums, environmental centres, parks and playgrounds across the region.

With all activities free or low cost, Mayor Peter Flannery says families won’t need to spend big to enjoy the holidays.

“Our popular school holidays program is back and brimming with cool events and activities for children and young people,” Mayor Flannery says.

“Crunch down on some curious insect snacks at our Bugs On The Menu event at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

“Or let your child be the director of their own show with stop motion animation workshops at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.

Lots to do at libraries

“Our 10 libraries across the region will be bustling with more than just book worms, with Street Science shows on food sustainability, Pico and the Golden Lagoon puppet shows for the littlies, and designing a superhero badge and costume.”

Author Kylie Chan will visit North Lakes Library to teach budding teen writers the art through a Writing Believable Characters workshop, and a wild survival challenge will be held in Samford Valley to teach bush survival skills.

“The Bribie Project is kicking off with a program of free and affordable activities across the island, part of a year-long project to increase young people’s sense of belonging to the local community,” Mayor Flannery says

“For kids who like to let a little bit of energy out, our popular Active Holidays program will get them moving.

“Or paddle board in Bongaree, play disc golf at Pine Rivers Park, learn basic boxing techniques at the PCYC Caboolture and build confidence in the water with little lifesavers at Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe,” he says.

“Nature lovers can also explore any of our environmental centres, from navigating through the natural wonders at CREEC and Kumbartcho with the new Agents of Discovery app to exploring the mangrove wetlands at Osprey House.”

Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:

Self defence

What: Using drills and techniques that are simple and fun children will learn important skills in self-defence.

When: September 24, 9-10am

Where: Apex Park, 49 Captain Cook Pde, Deception Bay

Details: Free

Gymnastics class

What: Learn to roll, cartwheel and bounce with an introductory session in gymnastics.

When: September 28, 10-11am

Where: PCYC Deception Bay, 100 Maine Tce

Details: $5

Little lifesavers

What: Build confidence in the water and learn water safety skills with Surf Life Saving Queensland.

When: September 29, 9-11am

Where: Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

Details: $5

Trampolining

What: Bounce, twist, flip and roll on different types of trampolines and tumble floors in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

When: September 29, 9.30-10.30am

Where: PCYC Redcliffe, 170 Klingner Rd, Kippa-Ring

Details: $5

Wildlife detectives

What: Join Council's Environmental Team and wander along the boardwalks at Osprey House and explore the mangrove wetlands. Spot osprey and sea eagles, follow the osprey nest on the live webcam and watch wetland waders on the mudflats.

When: September 29, 10-11am

Where: Osprey House Environmental Centre, Dohles Rocks Rd, Griffin

Details: Free

On court

What: Learn new skills, make new friends and discover how to play squash at the Redcliffe PCYC.

When: September 29, 10-11am.

Where: PCYC Redcliffe, 170 Klingner Rd, Kippa-Ring

Details: Free

Multi-sports and mindfulness

What: A fun class supporting the healthy development of children's physical health and mental wellness.

When: September 29 and October 6, 3.30-4.15pm

Where: Bray Farm Park, Rivermint Street, Griffin

Details: For children aged 2-5. Free. To book phone 0439 772 489

Discover nature

What: Uncover the hidden secrets and importance of natural environments using an app to complete challenges while on a nature mission.

When: September 30, 10-11am

Where: Kumbartcho Sanctuary, 15 Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill

Details: Ages 6-12, free.

Dig it!

What: Practice archery, train like a page, battle like a knight, design your own heraldry, uncover medieval artefacts, handle replica armour, enjoy a meal at the Abbey Cafe and more.

When: September 23 and 24, 9.30am-3pm

Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture

Details: Activities are included in the entry fee but must be booked. Entry is $20.24 for a child - 5-12 years and includes an adult and booking fee; additional adults $8.50, children under 5 free. abbeymuseum.com.au

Art and books

What: Enjoy classic children’s book Where the Forest Meets the Sea and create colourful, 3D art inspired by the book’s collaged illustrations using natural and recycled materials, reinforcing the conservation messages from the book.

When: Deception Bay Library, September 28, 11am-noon and Redcliffe Library, September 28, 2.30-3.30pm

Details: Free

Raffia bowls

What: Learn the skills to work with raffia to create a beautiful trinket bowl to take home, as well as how to make coasters or larger baskets.

When: September 26, 11am-noon

Where: Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe

Details: $5

Beeswax wraps

What: Using beeswax and fabric scraps, children aged 12+ will learn to make reusable food wraps.

When: September 29, 10-11am

Where: Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe

Details: Free

String painting

What: Discover your creative side and make a colourful painting on canvas using acrylic paints and string.

When: September 24, 10-11am and 11am-noon

Where: Deception Bay Library

Details: Free

Hand puppets

What: Design and make your own monster hand puppet from paper.

When: September 27, 2-3pm

Where: North Lakes Library

Details: Free

See the full list of events and make a booking here.

Read more about what the region has to offer here.

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