GET your kids out of the house and enjoying themselves these school holidays with one of the many interesting and exciting things to do in our handy school holiday guide.

SATURDAY April 6

Jurassic World at Grand Central

  • WHAT: Step back to a prehistoric time these school holidays and explore the Centre to find all four pods of Dinosaurs, including the king of them all, Tyrannosaurus-Rex; crowd favourite Triceratops and the lesser known Styracaceous and Dimetrodon. Blue will roam the Centre daily from 11am-2pm looking for tasty morsels! Centre Court will host the Craft Village, daily from 11am - 2pm, where your children can immerse themselves in the land of dinosaurs and create something different each week.
  • WHERE: Grand Central Shopping centre
  • WHEN: Runs daily until Thursday, April 18
  • INFO: www.grandcentralshopping.com.au/play/events
  • COST: Free

Skateboarding contest

  • WHAT: Toowoomba Regional Council will be hosting its annual Mayoral Skateboarding contest in Oakey for 2019. Hosted by the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative, the contest allows for all young skateboarders (and not so young) to showcase their skills and compete for cash, prizes and of course the title. This is a state championship qualifier round, so the top 3 place winners in each divsion will gain automatic entry into the state championships held at Rumble on the Reef in Mackay later this year. Bookings are essential via the website below.
  • WHERE: Oakey Skate Park, Campbell St
  • WHEN: noon-5pm
  • INFO: liveheats.com/australian skateboarding
  • COST: Free

Let's talk Lego

  • WHAT: Visit the immersive Lego City Play Zone to take part in all the entertaining and fun building challenges. Brick by brick see who can build the tallest tower and then challenge a friend (or the clock) to see just how fast you can put your model together. You can also let your imagination run wild in the free play area.
  • WHERE: Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre (opposite Big W)
  • WHEN: April 6-14, 10am-1pm
  • INFO: www.cliffordgardens.com.au
  • COST: Free

Let's talk face painting

  • WHAT: Enjoy free face painting by our bricktacular artist before heading to our immersive Lego City Play Zone.
  • WHERE: Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre (opposite Lenard's)
  • WHEN: April 6-14, 10am-1pm
  • INFO: www.cliffordgardens.com.au
  • COST: Free
Your kids will love having their faces painted for free at Clifford Gardens.
Your kids will love having their faces painted for free at Clifford Gardens. Scott Powick

8-12's Rookies2Reds School Holiday Clinic

  • WHAT: The Toowoomba rugby skills clinic will focus on skills such as catching/passing, tracking, tackle technique and safety, skills and technique around the breakdown, ball carry safety and technique, ground contact skills and more.The session will conclude with games of Rugby 7
  • WHERE: Queens Park, corner Hume and Godsall Sts
  • WHEN: 9am-2pm
  • INFO: Aaron Palmer on 0407 269 670 or aaron.palmer@redsrugby.com.au
  • COST: $60

Vapiano Pizza Kids

  • WHAT: These school holidays, Vapiano Toowoomba is offering pizza baking classes for kids. During the class, kids are taught about fresh vegetables and savoury herbs and then they get to devour their pizza masterpiece. Places are limited, book now to reserve your child today! Suitable for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. As an extra bonus, the parents of participating kids receive 20% off their total lunch bill when they dine straight after the class.
  • WHERE: Vapiano, Grand Central
  • WHEN: 9am-10am daily from April 6-18
  • INFO: www.grandcentralshopping.com.au/play/events/vapiano-pizza-kids
  • COST: $10
Your kids can learn to make their own delicious pizzas at Vapiano these school holidays.
Your kids can learn to make their own delicious pizzas at Vapiano these school holidays.

Junior Croquet Workshop

  • WHAT: This year West Toowoomba Croquet Club will be starting up a junior's program every week for four weeks starting in March. The aim of this is to help kick start children into their future with croquet. Sessions will run for two hours each and the children will learn all the various skills required to play croquet. Free tea and coffee will also be available
  • WHERE: West Toowoomba Croquet Club in Newtown Park
  • WHEN: 2pm
  • INFO: Call 0419 709 085
  • COST: $5

SUNDAY April 7

Skateboard Expedition

  • WHAT: Wanting to learn how to skate, or get tips on how to learn a particular trick? Then Skate Expedition is for you! Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative will be touring the region over the coming months, teaching our region's young people how to make the most of their skate parks. Book via the website below.
  • WHERE: Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre, O'Brien Rd; Meringandan Skate Park, William St
  • WHEN: Highfields 10am-noon; Meringandan, 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • INFO: australianskateboarding.com/workshops
  • COST: Free
Refine your skateboarding skills for free at Skate Expedition.
Refine your skateboarding skills for free at Skate Expedition.

MONDAY April 8

Wildlife Rangers

  • WHAT: Thanks to the team at Geckoes Wildlife, Wildlife Rangers will let you get up close and personal to some of Australia's favourite animals as we learn all about their day to day lives. A variety of animals will be there each day of the program. Please note: 10.30am show best for ages 3-7, noon show best for ages 8-12, however all ages are welcome to attend either show. Designed for children aged 3 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • WHERE: Cobb and Co Museum
  • WHEN: Weekdays until Thursday, April 18
  • INFO: cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au
  • COST: $10 per child includes photo opportunities.

Games at the Inn

  • WHAT: To celebrate the start of the school holidays The Royal Bull's Head Inn is planning a family day. Tour the heritage building and gardens. Solve the clues to identify items. Play old time outdoor and indoor games.
  • WHERE: Royal Bull's Head Inn, Brisbane St, Drayton
  • WHEN: 10am-4pm
  • INFO: Email toowoomba@nationaltrustqld.org or phone 0490 363 719
  • COST: $7 adults, $5 children $20 family and free for National Trust members.
Head to the Royal Bull's Head Inn for some Easter fun.
Head to the Royal Bull's Head Inn for some Easter fun. Bev Lacey

STEM Professionals

  • WHAT: EDwoodUCATION and integratedSTEM have joined forces to develop and deliver immersive, learning experiences for kids in Years 1 to 9 to explore their passion in film, science, art and technology. Although workshops are incredibly hands-on, the program's core focus is developing cognitive thinking skills and problem solving abilities. Participants can come on one or all days.
  • WHERE: USQ Tennis Centre, 20 Baker St
  • WHEN: Monday, April 8-Thursday, April 11
  • INFO: Email fborder@integratedstem.com.au or call 0498 620 678
  • COST: $60-75

Swim and Survive Program

  • WHAT: Learn survival techniques including survival strokes, treading water, skulling, reach and throw rescues, plus tips to staying safe in and around water environments. This program is based on Royal Lifesaving Swim and Survive Water Safety which provides a fun way for kids to learn these lifesaving techniques. Children must be able to swim 15 metres freestyle unassisted to participate. Limited spaces available, bookings essential.
  • WHERE: Highfields Aquatic and Fitness Centre, O'Brien Rd
  • WHEN: Runs Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm
  • INFO: Register by calling 4699 6530 or visit the centre in person.
  • COST: $70
Swimming is a lifesaving skill. Your kids can learn the swim and survive basics in this holiday program.
Swimming is a lifesaving skill. Your kids can learn the swim and survive basics in this holiday program. Contributed

Get S.M.A.R.T. School Holiday Program

  • WHAT: The Get S.M.A.R.T. Holiday Program is designed to offer fun, engaging and skill-building activities that keep the participants smiling, active and learning through the school holidays. The program features:

S - Soccer, Science, Strategic Boardgames

M - Manga illustrations

A - Art projects, Animation with LEGO

R - Robotics for beginners and advanced engineers, Reading Club

T - Tennis, T-ball, Touch Football

  • WHERE: USQ - The Toowoomba Regional Tennis Centre
  • WHEN: Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 03.30pm
  • INFO: edwooducation.com.au/holiday-programs/end-term-one or call 0490 759 037
  • COST: $60 per student, per day. Discounts for siblings and full-week registration.
Robotics is just one of the many activities on offer at the Get S.M.A.R.T. School Holiday Program.
Robotics is just one of the many activities on offer at the Get S.M.A.R.T. School Holiday Program.

Bubble Soccer and Archery Attack

  • WHAT: Youth Week is here! Toowoomba Regional Council through the Youth Leaders and Youth Connect, will be delivering a regional program including Archery Attack, Bubble Soccer and other games and activities. 
  • WHERE: Clifton Show Grounds, Wiedman Rd; Westbrook Skate Park, Progress Ave
  • WHEN: Clifton 9am-11am; Westbrook 1pm-3pm
  • INFO: www.facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC
  • COST: Free, no bookings required

TUESDAY April 8

Bubble soccer and archery attack

  • WHAT: Youth Week is here! Toowoomba Regional Council through the Youth Leaders and Youth Connect, will be delivering a regional program including Archery Attack, Bubble Soccer and other games and activities. 
  • WHERE: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre, 40/48 Commens St; Pittsworth Showgrounds, 96 Yandilla st
  • WHEN: Millmerran 9am-11am; Pittsworth 1pm-3pm
  • INFO: www.facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC
  • COST: Free, no bookings required

Easter Holidays Acting Workshop

  • WHAT: Join the Mashed Theatre and Art For Earthlings team in this school holiday acting workshop program. Lots of energy, lots of fun and all the drama you can handle. There are three programs running for all age brackets from early primary to senior.
  • WHERE: Dance Central, Toowoomba
  • WHEN: 10am-4pm, April 8-12
  • INFO: mashedtheatre.com/easter-holidays-acting-workshops
  • COST: $40-$115 depending on age group

Music workshops

  • WHAT: Looking for a cool place for your children to go for the first week of the Easter holidays in Toowoomba? Don't just have them babysat. Stars and Idols is holding another music workshop where your children can learn to play or improve on guitar, keyboard, drums, bass and/or singing. The workshop is aimed at students in Grade 2-8, but you can contact the number below if your child is outside the age group but interested.
  • WHERE: 32 Bellevue St, Toowoomba
  • WHEN: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday
  • INFO: Text 0402 349 301 or find Stars and Idols on Facebook
  • COST: $200 for the 5 days or $45 per day
Your kids will love brushing up on their musical skills with this workshop.
Your kids will love brushing up on their musical skills with this workshop. Bruce Thomas

 

WEDNESDAY, April 10

Bubble soccer and archery attack

  • WHAT: Youth Week is here! Toowoomba Regional Council through the Youth Leaders and Youth Connect, will be delivering a regional program including Archery Attack, Bubble Soccer and other games and activities. 
  • WHERE: Kingsthorpe Rec Grounds, Goombungee Rd
  • WHEN: 1pm-3pm
  • INFO: www.facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC
  • COST: Free, no bookings required

THURSDAY, April 11

Bubble soccer and archery attack

  • WHAT: Youth Week is here! Toowoomba Regional Council through the Youth Leaders and Youth Connect, will be delivering a regional program including Archery Attack, Bubble Soccer and other games and activities. For more information about this and other events happening over youth week follow us on www.facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC.
  • WHERE: Errol Munt Sports Reserve, Margaret St, Yarraman; Crows Nest Skate Park, Recreation Tce
  • WHEN: Yarraman 9am-11am; Crows Nest 1pm-3pm
  • INFO: www.facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC
  • COST: Free, no bookings required

FRIDAY, April 12

RSPCA Junior Crew

  • WHAT: If your child has a passion for animals and their welfare, this might be the perfect holiday activity The program offers a range of species-related information including responsible pet ownership and also plenty of hands-on activities. Designed for children aged 10-15.
  • WHERE: Toowoomba RSPCA, Vanity St
  • WHEN: 9am-3pm
  • INFO: Send expressions of interest to toowoomba@rspcaqld.org.au.

THURSDAY April 18

The S.T.A.R.S. School Holiday Program - Highfields

  • WHAT: The S.T.A.R.S. Holiday Program is designed to offer fun, engaging and skill-building activities that keep the participants smiling, active and learning through the school holidays. The program features:

S - Soccer

T - Tennis, T-ball, Touch Football

A - Animation with LEGO

R - Robotics, Reading Club

S - Science, Strategic Boardgames

  • WHERE: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, Barracks Rd
  • WHEN: 8.30am-3.30pm
  • INFO: Visit www.facebook.com/edwooducation or call 0490 759 037
  • COST: $60 per student, per day. Discounts for siblings.

FRIDAY, April 19

Enjoy a heritage Easter filled with family activities at Jondaryan Woolshed.
Enjoy a heritage Easter filled with family activities at Jondaryan Woolshed.

Easter at the Woolshed

  • WHAT: The Jondaryan Woolshed has revealed the Easter Festival program, which features an impressive line-up of affordable, family-friendly activities across the long weekend. Enjoy a range of activities from the renovated animal nursery to traditional demonstrations, movie nights and great food.
  • WHERE: Jondaryan Woolshed
  • WHEN: Noon Friday, April 19 - 2pm Easter Monday
  • INFO: Visit the Jondaryan Woolshed Facebook page or visit www.jondaryanwool shed.com.au.
  • COST: Gold coin donation to enter for residents within 100km radius

SATURDAY, April 20

Easter Eggstravaganza

WHAT: Jump aboard the 'fun train' for an Easter Eggstravaganza at DownsSteam! The Easter Bunny is coming to town and he's hidden his Easter Eggs around Drayton Station and its award-winning gardens for kids to find. Enjoy a look around the wonderful museum with the family, enjoy live music, an egg hunt and take a ride on the special maintenance gang car. Food and drink available to purchase.

WHERE: DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum, Cambooya St.

WHEN: Easter Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm

INFO: For more information call 4630 2358 or email info@downssteam.com

COST: Entry by donation.


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