Comics and cartooning, movie-inspired fun and local Indigenous culture are just some of the events on offer for kids across the Redlands these school holidays.
Over the next two weeks, the Redland area will host an extensive array of free events and activities, designed to inspire and engage young people of all ages.
Redland Mayor Karen Williams says Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and IndigiScapes have a fantastic line-up of activities on offer these school holidays, with events for environmental enthusiasts, bookworms, aspiring artisans, tech buffs and more.
“Sample bush tucker, try Indigenous dance and art, and hear the stories of our Traditional Owners at Seek, Unearth, Explore Quandamooka Country, a free family fun day at IndigiScapes on Friday 1 July,” she says.
“At the libraries, kids can find Nemo and Dory, make a Lego maze, design and create a smartphone case using a 3D printer, and demonstrate their superhuman hearing abilities during Roald Dahl Day, which coincides with the release of The BFG film.
“From squishy circuits to sticker art, electronics to holiday rhyme and storytime, there’s something for everyone.”
Cr Williams says Redland Art Gallery’s school holiday program included a workshop held in conjunction with their exhibition Gathering Strands, on display at the gallery until 24 July.
“Some of our exhibiting Indigenous artists will host a workshop for kids to learn their craft and weave natural fibres,” she says.
“They can also craft polymer clay creations or create a cartoon character with award-winning cartoonist Phil Judd, while teens can enjoy a zine-making workshop hosted by comic enthusiast Jeremy Staples.”
Families can also enjoy a thrilling circus escapade of CIRCA – Carnival of the Animals, super sparkly fun at The Fairies – Let’s Party Tour or a heartwarming, bilingual early-years theatre experience at I See You at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, over the school holidays too.
Activities in the Redland City Council school holiday program are free. Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/SchoolHolidayActivities for more information or to book.