Winter school holiday fun in the Redlands

From robot building to recycled art, glass gardens to games of fortune telling, kids across the Redlands will be spoiled for entertainment these school holidays.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that Council was again offering an extensive program of free activities over the next two weeks designed to engage young people of all ages.

“Redland Libraries and Redland Art Gallery have a fantastic line-up of free activities on offer these school holidays, with events for aspiring artists, programmers and more,” she said.

“In addition to the great range of craft activities at the libraries, kids can test their tech skills by building and programming Lego Mindstorms and Spheros plus tinker with light-up bookmarks and a whole array of other technology.

“At Redland Art Gallery kids and teens can try their hand at the latest trend in indoor gardening and create their very own sustainable and decorative terrarium to take home.

“There’s also macramé and basket weaving as well as some recycled art activities where kids can make handbags and toolboxes from recycled materials,” she said.

Cr Williams said that families could also experience some local Indigenous culture over the holidays at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre.

“I also urge you to get along to Seek, Unearth, Explore Quandamooka Country, on Friday 30 June, where you can sample bush tucker, try Indigenous dance and art, and hear the stories of our Traditional Owners,” she said.

Activities in the Redland City Council school holiday program are free of charge. Many activities require booking and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Families can also roll-up to the Flipside Circus school holiday workshop at RPAC.