I think we can all agree that 2020 has gone at lightning speed, courtesy of the world being topsy turvy for several months now, but we in North Queensland can be so grateful that we are able to get out and about and enjoy our beautiful city and region at large. I put a shout out on the Townsville Family Life Facebook Page seeking activities and events, things for kids to do in Townsville (surrounding areas) these school holidays and I think you will agree, there is definitely something for absolutely everybody!
From watersports, to the drive-in movies, music workshops and even a Safari Adventure to be had!
Here’s my picks for you and your family, enjoy!
SOUTHERN CROSS DOLPHINS COMMUNITY CLUB LAUNCH –
September 12, 19, 26
Get along and celebrate the launch of our new Community Club at Corcoran Park in Hermit Park. There will be local young circus talent to entertain everyone prior the club launch presentation.
September 14 through to October 4
A trip to Willows Shopping Centre will be WILD, when you embark on an African safari adventure at Willows and come up-close with animatronic wildlife from the grassland savannas of the Serengeti. Explore a world full of life-size animal encounters and roar like the lions, trumpet like the elephants and stretch higher than the giraffes.
You can even score a Safari Adventure Craft Pack from Customer Service between September 21 and October 4 (or while stocks last!)
MUSIC SPEAKS WORKSHOP
September 19 and 20
Carolyn Seri, Townsville Psychologist and the The Voice Singing School have joined forces on the Music Speaks Workshop to create an experience for young people age 12-18 years.Did you know music is a POWERFUL healing tool when it comes to mental health?
After attending the 2 day workshop young people will walk away with a stronger growth mindset, a sense of validation and confidence, feeling connected and being part of a group, skills to deal with big emotions and of course a more confident and refined singing voice with techniques to hit your best notes.
ISLAND FASHION ON TOUR– FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES
September 19 to September 27
Join Umbrella for FREE hands-on art making activities over the first week of the September school holidays. The program invites children to explore fashion & adornment through interactive activities by artists from Australia and the Pacific including Grace Lillian Lee, Letila Mitchell, Maryann Talia Pau & Ranu James.
MAKERSPACE AT BURDEKIN LIBRARY – SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
September 22 to September 29
Makerspaces are collaborative and creative learning environments, where arts, crafts, recyclable materials, coding and robotics are brought together to encourage innovation and creativity.
If you live in, or take a day trip to the Burdekin these holidays, check it out!
TOWNSVILLE SAILING CLUB FUN DAY
A great opportunity for your children to take part in an active day out on the water and discover the fun of water sports. The day will include games, sailing, paddleboards, and time on the powerboats.Led by Australian Sailing qualified instructors. For those new to the sport, a short introductory lesson will be provided, including a safety brief. Life jackets and helmets are provided, our aim is for your children to have fun and make new friends while staying safe.
MADELINE & MATILDA AT THE DRIVE IN
September 25/26 and Oct 2/3
Did you know we have a Drive-in Theatre only 40 minutes south of Townsville? If you’ve never been, then these school holiday might be the perfect opportunity to check out the Stardust Drive-in! Especially for school holidays on Friday/Saturdays – Sept 25/26 and Oct/3 you can see the family fun double feature – Madeline at 7pm followed by Matilda at 8.30pm
TOWNSVILLE SAILING CLUB – TACKERS 1 COURSE
September 29th to October 2nd
Got a 7 to 12 year old who is keen to learn how to sail in your family? Townsville Sailing Club are conducting their Tackers 1 course. Participants will learn how to:
- Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power
- Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
- Tack (push turn)
- Gybe (pull turn)
- Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
- Sail with tiller extension
- Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat
Participants will gain their Tackers 1 completion certificate.
If you come across a local activity, whether held inside Townsville, Ayr, Charters Towers, Ingham or Magnetic Island, we want to know about it, so we can tell our community about it!
Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meantime, happy holidays!