Entertainment

Getting Out: What's On

FRIDAY

Redbank Plaza, 1 Collingwood Dve, Redbank / Alvin and the Chipmunks activities, 10am-1pm. Watch the group's free live shows at 11am and 1pm and meet Alvin at midday. There will also be Alvin and the Chipmunks-themed craft workshops from 10am-1pm outside Aldi and Coles. No bookings required.

Orion Springfield Town Centre, 1 Main St, Springfield Central / Outdoor movies, from 7pm. Two free movies will screen under the stars. Dolphin Tales, rated PG, will screen at 7pm, following by Pirats of the Caribbean 2 at 9pm, which is also rated PG. Bring your own deck chair, or hire one with the proceeds going to charity.

Cambrian Choir Hall, 10 South Station Rd, Booval / LEGO-building holiday activity, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. Children of all ages can create LEGO and Duplo masterpieces at this special holiday event. Tickets cost $.950 for children aged three and over and $2 for infants. Adults accompanying children are free. Tickets must be pre-purchased at switchbricks.com. Phone Tammy on 0403 770 688 for details.

The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich / Day out with Thomas, 9.30am-5pm. Meet the Fat Controller and Thomas and his friends at the historic Workshops museum. Children can listen to stories and take part in craft activities, or bring along a spare set of clothes and get involved in water and sand pit play. The By the Seaside-themed event is aimed at giving children a taste of the British seaside, as well as allowing them to meet their fictional train heroes. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $11.50 for children aged three to $15 and is free for children aged under three. Find out more at theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or by phoning 3432 5100.

Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas Street / Rescue and Recovery exhibitions, 10am-5pm. Interactive children's show Rescue will put attendees in charge of land, sea and air rescues. It features a full-size helicopter simulator, Jet Ski simulators and plenty of pretend rescue situations. Recovery: The Flood Objects Project is a collection of paintings by artist Deb Mostert, inspired by objects salvaged from the 2011 floods. Free entry.

Orion Springfield Town Centre, 1 Main St, Springfield Central / Construction Site interactive children's show, 10am-3pm. Children aged from two to 12 can don hard hats and safety vests and build skyscrapers and houses from lightweight foam blocks. The Ipswich Art Gallery exhibition will also have daily draws offering LEGO prizes. Free entry, no bookings required.

SATURDAY

Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd, Ipswich / Snowfest Ipswich, 10am-5pm. Experience snow in Ipswich. Attendees can play in piles of artificial snow, and try tubing, tobogganing and making snow angels and snowmen. There will also be BMX and scooter demonstrations, and prizes and giveaways. A sausage sizzle will be held, with food available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 per person of $30 per family of four, which allows for two sessions of ten minutes each on the snow. Phone Ray on 0411 420 973 with any queries.

The Dark Magician, 1 Bell St, Ipswich / Steampunk workshop, 10.30am-1.30pm. Build your own deluxe Steampunk goggles. Suitable for 10 years and over, with younger children requiring parental assistance. All materials provided, but attendees can bring their extra materials. Workshop costs $45, phone Cassandra Booth on 0450 977 373 to book.

Robelle Domain Parklands, Education City Dve, Springfield Central / Markets, 7am - 12pm. Stock up on freshly-picked and home-made produce, fresh flowers, plants and more. Food stalls will sell breakfast and take-home items. Children can enjoy face painting, and a masseuse will be on site.

Cambrian Choir Hall, 10 South Station Rd, Booval / LEGO-building holiday activity, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. See Friday's listing.

The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich / Day out with Thomas, 9.30am-5pm. See Friday's listing.

Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas Street / Rescue and Recovery exhibitions, 10am-5pm. See Friday's listing.

SUNDAY

South Street Centre, 9 South St, Ipswich / Free dance school open day, 2pm-4pm. Watch dance demonstrations and take part in free Zumba and Global Grooves lessons at the launch of Hip Twitch School of Global Grooves. There will also be market stalls selling food, drinks, dance costumes and home wares, along with free exotic food tastings. Search for Hip Twitch School of Global Grooves on Facebook or phone principal Idell on 0448 326 246.

Farm Fun, 828 Ipswich-Rosewood Rd, Rosewood / Animal nursery open day, 10am-12pm. Treat your family to a special day observing farm animals in their natural environment. Children can pat, brush and cuddle the baby farm animals at the Farm Fun farm, and can help farmer Jules feed them. Pony rides will also be available, and kids can play on a hay bale slide, tyre swing and huge 14-foot trampoline. Entry costs $10 per person and closed shoes are essential. Grandparents will receive free entry with each paying child as a school holiday special.

Fernvale Primary School grounds, Brisbane Valley Hwy / Country market, 6am-noon. Stalls will sell farm-fresh produce, antiques, second-hand items, plants and handmade soaps and gifts. Located about 30 minutes from Ipswich. Free entry.

Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd / Markets, 6-11.30am. Browse stalls selling tools, toys, clothing, home wares and crafts. Breakfast food and beverages will be for sale.

The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich / Day out with Thomas, 9.30am-5pm. See Friday's listing.

Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas Street / Rescue and Recovery exhibitions, 10am-5pm. See Friday's listing.

LATER IN THE WEEK

The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich / Day out with Thomas, daily, 9.30am-5pm. See Friday's listing.

Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas Street / Rescue and Recovery exhibitions, daily, 10am-5pm. See Friday's listing.

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