UPDATE 23 November: Movie in the Park event cancelled due to wet weather forecast
There’s always plenty to do on naturally wonderful Redlands Coast and Halloween is no exception.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said kids – big and small – were already starting to plan their costumes and activities for some wonderfully spooky fun on and around Saturday 31 October.
“Redlands Coast has a range of community events and activities from which to choose, whatever your interest,” she said.
“Our wonderful local shopping centres and traders have increasingly got into the spirit of Halloween over the years, handing out goodies to little ones whose parents prefer not to door knock.
“This year Victoria Point Shopping Centre has gone a step further, bringing to life augmented reality characters through the Redlands Coast Deals and Rewards App, a free mobile phone app aimed at promoting local businesses and rewarding their customers.
“This will be a fun new use for the Redlands Coast App, which was developed by Redland City Council and has already been download 1574 times for shopping in the city.
“If you are heading to Victoria Point Shopping Centre for Halloween, download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play in order to spot the friendly monsters and participate in the virtual trick or treating with real treats up for grabs.”
Councillor Williams said there would also be activities around Redlands Coast for nature lovers and movie and history buffs.
“Nature lovers will be able to head to IndigiScapes – Council’s environmental education centre – to learn about our fascinating flying foxes and meet an adorable flying-fox pup from 10am-2pm, 31 October,” she said.
“The team from Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland will talk about the ways of these crucial pollinators and kids can make a batty badge to take home.
“Redlands Museum and Theatre Redlands are hosting a spine-tingling Halloween Night Walk from 6pm, Friday 30 October.
“This event is not for the faint hearted, with a minimum age of 13 and prior bookings essential.
“Movie buffs can get their fix at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) on Saturday 31 October, where there’ll be an 11am and 2pm screening of Australian thriller Dead Calm. Prior bookings at www.rpac.com.au are essential.
“And in the lead up to Halloween, a free movies in the park event featuring Hotel Transylvania is planned for Saturday 24 October at William Stewart Park, Thornlands.
“There’s no excuse to stay home this Halloween so head out for some socially-distanced fun.”
Visit the What’s On community calendar on Council’s website for more information on what’s happening on Redlands Coast.