School’s out and it’s time to find ways to keep cool, keep entertained and maybe learn a new skill these school holidays.
Here’s my picks for great local activities and events I have come across, to help local and visiting parents plan ways to entertain, educate and engage the kids these school holidays in Townsville.
CREATIVE KIDS: RARE & WILD PROJECT PRESENTED BY UMBRELLA STUDIO
Local artist Karen Williams’ Creative Kids | Rare & Wild project presents a fun and engaging activity aimed at children 3-11 years old.
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts is extending the project into the gallery space as free self-guided activities! In the activity and template kit, Karen helps children to discover and get to know some of Townsville and North Queensland’s rare and endangered wildlife while creating fun cardboard characters.
Children can choose to make a mobile or 3D standing figures, or just have fun colouring.
Use the templates along with cardboard and the materials provided, then finish off your animals with collage or coloured pencils.
PIRATE TRAIL – PRESENTED BY MARITIME MUSEUM OF TOWNSVILLE
Take the self-guided Pirate Trail tour when you visit the museum. Peek inside a treasure chest, see models of pirate ships and learn all about the life of a pirate.
Watch out for the skull and crossbone icons throughout the museum and see how many pirate clues you can find!
When you have finished the trail be sure to take all your collected clues to the front desk to claim your booty!
Free onsite parking.
CHRISTMAS AT THE BEACHES – PRESENTED BY NOTCH
NORTH TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY HUB INC (Notch) is going on tour! Meet us in your neighbourhood for a fun, free family event. We’ll bring the Christmas craft, sausage sizzle, icy poles & games.
You bring your Christmas cheer, togs and a picnic rug. See you there!
ROVING RANGERS – PRESENTED BY BILLABONG SANCTUARY
Stop by the Billabong Sanctuary these school holidays for photo opportunities with Roving Rangers and their animal pals!
The rangers will be roving with reptiles such as pythons, lizards and crocodiles; birds like tawny frogmouths, eclectus parrots and macaws.
GIANT WATER HUNT!
Join Townsville City Council’s Giant Water Hunt and become a water saver these school holidays!
*All event and activity details correct at time of publishing, but please contact event organiser to confirm any details*
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