Engage, educate and entertain the kids these spring school holidays

Looking for something to engage, educate and entertain the children these school holidays? You need look no further than your local library, which has a host of fun, free and fascinating activities planned this September.

Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said Council libraries had again worked hard to deliver a range of free activities across all ages these spring holidays, for babies and toddlers through to technology focused workshops for children and teenagers.

“From the ever-popular Spheros, Minecraft Art, Scribble Bots, Augmented Reality and Tinkering with Technology, children and teenagers will not just have fun but reinforce their skills and experience of emergent technology which is so rapidly shaping their future,” Cr Boglary said.

Babies and toddlers are also well catered for in the libraries ‘First5forever’ program.

“The first5forever program has been specifically designed for our youngest Redlanders, is free of charge and no bookings are required,” Cr Boglary said.

There is also the Straddie Family Fun Day on Friday 22 September, an all-ages activity, with the whole family invited to North Stradbroke Island Heritage Museum for craft, storytelling and the Snake Boss Reptile Show with Julia Baker, star of Animal Planet.

Councillor Boglary added that while all the activities were free of charge, many required bookings and that places, which are limited, would fill fast.

“Council’s school holiday activities are always popular, so to avoid disappointment jump online and make a booking,” Cr Boglary said.

Bookings are now open. For more information and, library locations and to book visit the Redland City Council website.

Council is also offering free skateboarding lessons these school holidays for five to 18 year-old boys and girls at the recently opened Mt Cotton Skatepark, Valley Way, Mt Cotton on Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 September from 9am to 10.30am.

Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said she was delighted that the new $600,000 facility was being put to great use so soon after its official opening.

“Skateboarding tuition will be provided by two professional skateboarders from Stoke Skate, with a maximum of 20 students in each class,” Cr Talty said.

Registration is essential and places will fill fast. To register email: steve@stokeskate.com

Skateboards and helmets are provided and registered students are requested to arrive at the Mt Cotton Skatepark at 8.30am.