Whats On

HOLIDAY GUIDE: What's on to keep kids' boredom at bay

Love Lego? Don't miss the Gympie Regional Library's Lego competition!
Love Lego? Don't miss the Gympie Regional Library's Lego competition! Alistair Brightman

THERE is plenty happening to entertain the kids these school holidays. Here's our complete guide to what's on around the region.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 

Miniature Gardens workshop

Make your own miniature garden in this workshop for kids aged 5-14, using a teacup, bottles and reclaimed materials. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.

When: Friday September 23, 10am-12pm

Where: Gympie Regional Gallery

Cost: $6.50 FOG members, $8.50 non members


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Heaven Leigh Cupcakes 3rd Birthday

These guys sure know how to throw a party. With a special visit from Spongebob Squarepants, face painting, a jumping castle, a colouring competition, pancakes and of course cupcakes, everyone's sure to have a good time.

When: Saturday September 24, 9am-12pm

Where: Heaven Leigh Cupcakes

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26

Widgee Holiday Fun

Get down to the oval to get a smile on your face! Bring the whole family as children of all ages are welcome. Have a go on the Jumping Castle or play some of the giant games such as Giant Jenga or Giant Snakes and Ladders! Maybe Tie Dye is your thing - get your groove on and make a washer or bandana to keep. All materials supplied. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. No bookings required, but tie dye places are limited to first 60 children.

When: Monday September 26, 10am-1pm

Where: Widgee Community Complex

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27

Koala Masterpieces

Koalas are now listed as endangered, so head to the Gympie Regional Gallery and create a drawing or painting of these wonderful marsupials in this two-hour workshop for kids aged 6-12. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.

Koalas Live Here

Create your special koala family from air drying clay, then construct a beautiful natural habitat for them to live in. The two-hour workshop is for kids aged 5-12. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28

Super-Lightning Heroes

Design your own superhero inspired by lightning in this two-hour workshop for kids aged 8-12. A tutor will help the kids design the hero and create a painting of the hero in a lightning storm. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.

When: Wednesday September 28, 10am-12pm.

Cost: $6.50 FOG members, $8.50 non members

Koala Shell Mobiles

Make little koala sculptures and other things from shells, then construct a mobile that will tinkle and blow in the wind. For kids aged 6-12. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.

When: Wednesday September 28, 1pm-3pm


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Lego competition

Bring your own Lego along to compete for prizes. This is a fun filled 45 minute race against the clock to construct something fantastic. This competition is open to children of all ages. Bookings essential, call 5481 0859. Remember, BYO Lego.

When: Thursday September 29, 10.30am - 12pm

Where: Gympie Library

Cost: Free

Creative Drawing

Have fun with watercolour pencils to make cute and interesting animals who can work with each other and humans in this workshop for kids aged 8-12. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.

When: Thursday September 29, 10am-12pm.

Where: Gympie Regional Gallery

Cost: $6.50 FOG members, $8.50 non members

Abstract Painting

Be inspired by Scottish tartan designs and colours of the outback to make and abstract painting in this workshop for kids aged 6-12. Places are limited, book by calling 5481 0733 or visit the gallery front desk.

When: Thursday September 29, 1pm-3pm.

Where: Gympie Regional Gallery

Cost: $6.50 FOG members, $8.50 non members


SATURDAY OCTOBER 1

Art Stars Art Group (formerly FOGlets Art Group)

Meet up with other creative kids at the Gympie Regional Gallery on the first Saturday of every month.

When: Saturday October 1. Kids aged 5-9 years meet 10am-12pm, before kids 10 and up meet at 1pm-3pm.

Cost: Free for FOG members

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