Jet and Summer Wahl and Brock Neeson (front) and Shanaya Theaker with Let The Children’s Frills, Helena and Surfer Steve.
Jet and Summer Wahl and Brock Neeson (front) and Shanaya Theaker with Let The Children’s Frills, Helena and Surfer Steve. Rob Williams

Time out for Ipswich families

IT WAS a day that aimed to give Ipswich's little flood victims time out.

Playgroup Queensland set up an informal play area in Queens Park, with families encouraged to come along and take a rest from the heartbreak of the recent floods.

As part of Time Out Tuesday, Sunshine Coast-based group Let The Children performed, with art and craft activities also on offer.

“The aim was to get some of the families affected by the floods to come out and forget about what happened to them, even if it was just for an hour or so,” Playgroup Queensland spokesman Andrew McMahon said.

He said many of the families who had attended the event did not want to talk about their experience and were happy to just spend some quality time with their children.

“The day enabled kids to get out and have fun with their parents away from things like fixing up the house,” Mr McMahon said.

Pine Mountain mother of two Alana Wahl was among those sharing in the fun, alongside her children Summer and Jet.

“With all the power outages lately, it has been hard on kids,” Mrs Wahl said.

“It was good for them to get out and have some fun.”



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