There’s no excuse for boredom during the summer school holidays, with Redland City Council offering plenty of activities to engage, educate and entertain our city’s younger residents.
Mayor Karen Williams said there would be something to suit children of all ages with events being held at IndigiScapes Environmental Education Centre, Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and Redland Performing Arts Centre.
“There are activities on offer for bookworms, crafty kids, environmental enthusiasts, aspiring artists and budding circus performers,” she said.
“With the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions we are pleased to be able to resume school holiday activities for our younger residents, but we do have measures in place to ensure everyone remains safe.
“Bookings are essential for most sessions as numbers are limited to allow for physical distancing.
“I encourage everyone to go online for more information and to ensure their children don’t miss out on a spot.
“The majority of events are free, but there are a few which incur a small cost.”
IndigiScapes is offering hands-on environmental workshops and events throughout December and January.
Become a citizen scientist and experience a self-guided iNaturalist scavenger hunt, or join yoga sessions, a fairy nature walk with storytelling, and a botanical dye and printing workshop.
Children can also explore the world of insects and make an insect hotel, create clay masterpieces, make a nature wreath or beeswax wraps, discover amazing ocean artefacts or learn about reducing lunch box waste and composting.
For information on any of these activities, visit the IndigiScapes website.
The mainland libraries at Cleveland, Victoria Point and Capalaba are offering free Christmas craft sessions where participants can make a mosaic, stocking, decoration and gift tags.
In January there will be a puppets storytime, activities inspired by 130-Storey Treehouse, Trolls and Minecraft, and sessions where children gain confidence by reading to story dogs.
Bookings are required for all activities. Go to redland.qld.gov.au/library
Redland Performing Arts Centre is encouraging youngsters to run off and join the circus for a couple hours in December with workshops where they can tackle the trapeze, harness the hula-hoop, or master juggling and tumbling.
For information and bookings visit RPAC’s website.
Redland Art Gallery Cleveland will be facilitating free drop-in workshops in January, to coincide with Raquel Ormella’s exhibition Now is the Time at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art.
For information and bookings visit the gallery’s website.
The gallery also offers a range of online activities where participants can make a hanging mobile, paint a portrait, create a cargo ship or a collage, or do some stamping.