Winter school holiday guide

Published 10:00am 14 June 2024

Winter school holiday guide
Words by Nadia Chapman

Looking for free activities to entertain the kids during the June school holidays on the Peninsula? Here’s a list to get you started. 

Nature by night trail

What: Solve the mystery of Redcliffe Museum’s missing possum by following the trail of clues and letters to win a prize.

When: June 1-29, from 10am-4pm on weekdays and 10am-3pm on weekends

Where: Redcliffe Museum | 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings are not required.

Fun factory

What: Drop into Redcliffe library for some school holiday fun, with a variety of games and crafts to try.

When: Saturday, June 22, 29 and Saturday, July 6, from 2-3pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings are not required.

Stomp with Aunty Sharron

What: Join Aunty Sharron Mirii Bell at her fun-filled live show; connecting to country and native animals through song, dance, culture and storytelling.

When: Sunday, June 23, from 1-2pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website

Make a flying bird

What: Create a native bird and use a straw to give it real flapping wings.

When: Monday, June 24, from 10-10.45am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Messy play

What: Drop into Redcliffe Library to experiment with kinetic sand, playdough, painting and craft. Messy play is suitable for children under five.

When: Wednesday, June 26 and Wednesday, July 3, from 9-10am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings are not required.

Meet a wombat

What: Visit Redcliffe Library and meet Bumpy the wombat for a cuddle. Learn more about wombats with Geckoes Wildlife.

When: Wednesday, June 26, from 2.30-3.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website

Winter school holiday guide

Make puppet avatar

What: Create a puppet avatar inspired by your personality at this workshop run by local artist Sue Loveday.

When: Wednesday, June 26, from 1.30-3.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery | 1 Irene St, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings are not required.

Ranger Exploratorium

What: Discover animal-inspired science experiments.

When: Thursday, June 27, from 10-11am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Creative lettering

What: Visit Redcliffe Art Gallery for a creative lettering workshop and design a monogram or logotype.

When: Thursday, June 27 and Wednesday, July 3, from 2-3.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery | 1 Irene St, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Bridge building

What: Take on the challenge and build a bridge so that the Sphero robot can cross the raging river.

When: Friday, June 28, from 9-10am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Tiny dampers

What: Make a miniature damper and cook it in the library’s air fryer. You also get to shake up some cream to make your own butter for the damper.

When: Thursday, July 4, from 9-10am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Make a wooden robot

What: Join the Make+Meld team to create your own robot with wood and other scrap materials.

When: Thursday, July 4, from 1-1.50pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Collage Smash!

What: Join ‘wish you were here’ artist Kellie O’Dempsey for this Collage Smash! Workshop. Learn about her process for assembling artwork and get involved.

When: Saturday, July 6, from 10.30am-12.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery | 1 Irene St, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

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