Entertainment

Free school holiday fun

Jayden and Lachlann Radloff get busy at the Bazil Grumble workshop at the Queens Park Educational Centre.
Jayden and Lachlann Radloff get busy at the Bazil Grumble workshop at the Queens Park Educational Centre. Rob Williams

WHETHER rain or shine there are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

Ipswich children will have plenty of opportunities to get creative and ward off boredom with the following activities:

Redbank Plaza

A range of festively-themed activities are on offer at Redbank Plaza.

Throughout this week from 10am to 2pm daily, kids can visit the Little Green Thumbs activity centre to plant their very own mini-Christmas tree to take home.

The free activity is located outside Target, on level two.

The centre will also host Christmas cupcake workshops from Monday, December 20, to Thursday, December 23, at 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm daily.

Kids can take part in a workshop where they can decorate their very own Christmas inspired cupcake.

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting 3288 5511.

The workshop is recommended for children over the age of three.

Art Gallery

Those looking for arty pursuits can head to the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Crafted by Evelyn Roth Festival Arts, Tailspin is a large-scale crocheted net suspended from the ceiling to create a safe, stimulating and enjoyable learning environment for kids.

The interactive is accompanied by a range of art-making activities for kids of all ages and their parents/ carers.

Queens Park

Ipswich school children will have an extended program of Kids Go Wild through the summer holidays compliments of Ipswich City Council.

Environment and Conservation Committee chairwoman, Councillor Cheryl Bromage, said this summer’s theme would be Catchment Car to coincide with the Year of Environmental Sustainability in Queensland Schools.

Cr Bromage said the Kids Go Wild program started at the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre yesterday with the Bazil Grumble Christmas Eco Workshop.

On Wednesday from 10am, kids can join in Bazil Grumble’s painting competition, with kids from six to 14 years able to paint an image of their catchment.

The painting will be entered into the 20th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment which has a theme this year of Life in the Forests/ Bush Biodiversity.

On Thursday, Geckoes Wildlife will at be the Environmental Education Centre from 1pm until 2pm with their presentation of, “What animals live in our catchment?”

Libraries

Dozens of activities are also planned in the three Ipswich libraries.

The program includes:

Christmas story time - come in for Christmas stories and maybe a very special visitor will come and say hello.

The program will be run at Redbank Plains Library, Moreton Avenue, from 10.30am to 11.15am on Wednesday and is suitable for children up to the age of six.

Bookings are preferred and can be made by contacting 3814 4855.

Decorative art workshops will be held at Redbank and Ipswich libraries this week.

Make a gift for someone, some decorations or go along and make some wreaths.

Tailored to students from three to five, the workshops will be held on Wednesday from 10.30am at Redbank or 1pm at Ipswich.

Bookings are required and can be made by contacting 3288 5411 (Redbank) or 3810 6756 (Ipswich).

Children from six to 12 can also take part in foam sculpture workshops and learn how to make a gorgeous teddy bear.

The session will be held on Wednesday at Redbank Library from 10.30am and 1pm at Ipswich.

Bookings are required.

A much-loved Christmas story, A Christmas Carol will screen on Thursday.

Doors open at 9.45am for a 10am start at the Barry Jones Auditorium, Ipswich Library, 40 South Street. Bookings can be made on 3810 6756.



800 paid jobs up for grabs at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Want to work with Borobi? 800 new jobs are on offer with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Glenn Hampson

How to apply for work on the Gold Coast

Faulty air con to blame for smoke scare at shopping centre

fire generic.  Fire truck.

Two fire crews were called to the scene just before 1.30pm

Serious injuries, traffic diverted after highway crash

Concerns for trapped passenger in highway collision

Local Partners

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

OWNERS of icon Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld want to super-size the site with accommodation and entertainment to turn it into Australia’s Disneyland.

Bush balladeer brings bruised blues to Brissie

BRIGHT FUTURE: Jordan Merrick has just released his EP, In Colour.

Singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick on his debut EP, In Colour

Ipswich lad 'Robbo' brings Studio 10 home to Nanna

REUNION: Studio 10 roving reporter David 'Robbo' Robinson broadcast the Channel 10 shows live from Ipswich with his grandmother Jan Wells.

And Eastern Heights fan plays host in the TV thrill of her life

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!