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Easter school holidays full of adventurous activities

Sally Obst will be running tours of the area for children during the school holidays

From science experiments, arts and crafts and even a guided nature walk through the Baldwin Swamp, there is so much on offer throughout Bundaberg Regional Council's facilities these school holidays.

Here's a list of what's on for the Easter holidays:

FRIDAY, 2 APRIL

Easter activities at the Botanic Gardens
When:
2 April to 18 April
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Botanic Gardens

Kids can enjoy two brand new activities at the Botanic Gardens in the Easter school holidays, including an activity sheet and a drawing activity.

In the April Garden Kids Activity Sheet, the garden's younger visitors can match shadows, search for words, draw in the missing halves, count, draw and complete a plant label.

Next, create an artwork for The Drawing Tree by picking up some free paper, designing a nature based drawing and dropping it into the box at Cafe 1928.

The Botanic Gardens team will hang your artwork on The Drawing Tree, a real live tree next to the top lake – just look for the signs.

Be sure to come back in the holidays to spot your artwork on The Drawing Tree.

Pick up your activity sheet and paper at Cafe 1928, Hinkler Hall of Aviation or Bundaberg and District Historical Museum.

Limited pencils to take and keep will be supplied.

Feel free to use any art materials to make your drawing.

You can also use your own paper from home, no larger than an A4 sheet.

Find out more here.

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL

A Bee Story
Time: 10 am and noon
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Cost: $15

Moncrieff
In the upcoming A Bee Story, join Queen Bee and Worker Bee in their quest to rebuild their hive after it is destroyed by bushfire.

Children are sure to enjoy this circus of fun, coming straight out of the Sydney Festival.

A Bee Story features a buzzy and adventurous new physical theatre workshop for children and families, exploring ways we can work together in sticky situations while celebrating native Australian flora and fauna.

Book here.

Flower Making
Time: 10.30 am
Where: Childers Library

If you love all things nature than this is the perfect activity.

Make your own beautiful flowers using the materials provided at the Childers Library.

Bookings essential.

Ages 5 years and up.

craft
There will be plenty of craft activities on offer through the holidays.

THURSDAY, 8 APRIL

Among Us
Time: 10.30 am
Where: Childers Library

Join this free AMONG US game session.

Complete tasks and work out who the impostors are!

I-Pads supplied and no previous gaming experience required.

Bookings essential. Ages 8 years and up.

Recycled CD Peacock Craft
Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Make a stunning peacock using an old CD.

Bookings essential. Ages 5 years and up.

FRIDAY, 9 APRIL

Pop-up Story Time on the Reading Hunt
Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Nature Park, Elliott St, Gin Gin

Bring a picnic rug and morning tea for your family to join in stories, songs and activities.

Remember sunscreen, hat and water.

For more information please phone 4130 4620.

For all ages.

SATURDAY, 10 APRIL

Place Invaders
When: 10 April to 20 June
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

It's Queensland's close encounters of the invasive species kind!

Play Place Invaders, a fun 80s inspired game developed by Queensland State Archives in the Imaginarts Gallery Space.

This interactive game enables you to use your mobile phone to stop invasive plants and animals from taking over the environment, teaching valuable lessons about how invasive species cause great economic and environmental harm in our state.

SUNDAY, 11 APRIL

Disco Rainbow Dance Party
Time: 10 am
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Cost: $10

Feel the beat of the bombastic drums, dance in the giant grooves of the electric bass and soul out to sensational synthesisers.

The Disco Rainbow Sparkle Dance Party crew are ready to ignite your feet and heartbeat with a high energy live music and dance set that leaves you jumping for joy!

Book here.

Moncrieff
Join in on the fun at the Disco Rainbow Dance Party, coming to the Moncrieff these school holidays.

MONDAY, 12 APRIL

Inquiry Science
Time: 1 pm
Where: Bundaberg Library

Join Dr Joe the Travelling Scientist for fun and fascinating science.

See how asking questions, generating theories, and testing them with experiments are things that not only scientists do, but what you can do too!

Bookings essential. For ages 7 to 14 years.

Space-themed Outdoor Artroom
Time: 10 am
Where: Gallery Park, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery – 1 Barolin Street

Join Messy Myrtle for free art play this school holidays where Messy will explore a range of space-themed activities.

Young art lovers will need to be accompanied by an adult.

More information here.

Dangerous Science
Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Get ready for bright colours, loud noises, and simple yet profound science ideas as we delve into what makes science dangerous.

Parents don’t worry Dr Joe focuses on the SAFETY message of science in the most entertaining and exciting way he can during this session.

Bookings essential. For ages 6 to 14 years.

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL

Motion Madness Science
Time: 1 pm
Where: Bundaberg Library

Feel the forces, experience the motion!

Dr Joe’s motion and force show is a fun and informative way to introduce young scientists to concepts such as inertia, force, and gravity.

Try out the vacuum bazooka, experience the inertial wheel, and find out what happens when Barbie forgets to wear her seatbelt!

Bookings essential. For ages 7 to 14 years.

Reef Gems and Coral Roses – Children’s Workshop
Time: 10 am
Where: Childers Arts Space

Spend the morning with Hadie MacLeod looking at her exhibition “Reef Gems and Coral Roses”.

You will also have the opportunity to make an artwork about coral reefs.

CHARTS
Some of Hadie MacLeod's pieces in the CHARTS exhibition titled Reef Gems and Coral Roses.

WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL

H is for Happiness- Free Family Film
Time: 11 am
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Enjoy this free family film, based on the young adult novel My Life As An Alphabet by Australian author Barry Jonsberg.

H is for Happiness follows Candice Phee, an unflinchingly honest and optimistic twelve year old who is determined to bring her dysfunctional family back from the brink.

Her exploits will inspire and delight anyone who has faced the trials of adolescence and the heartbreak of family tragedy.

Prior to the screening, an Autumn in the Park event will take place in Buss Park.

A huge range of free activities will be offered from 9.30am followed by the screening of H is for Happiness at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Moncrieff
H is for Happiness will be screening at the Moncrieff these school holidays.

Magic of Science
Time: 10 am
Where: Childers Library

A science show with a difference!

Outwit the wacky science wizard as he takes you on a magical journey of mystery, science and magic!

This show blends magic and science to inspire children to generate theories and test their own ideas.

This is a light-hearted show that’s great for a good laugh!

Bookings essential. Ages 6 to 14 years.

THURSDAY, 15 APRIL

Guided nature walk at Baldwin Swamp
Time: 9am
Where: Baldwin Swamp

Council's Natural Areas Ranger will be running a free guided nature walk at Baldwin Swamp.

Children will take part in a scavenger hunt and will also learn about the different types of leaves in the area.

For ages 5 to 10 years.

Each child needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

To book phone Council on 1300 883 699 or email [email protected]

Sally Obst will be running tours of the area for children during the school holidays

Creative Corner
Time: 10.30 am
Where: Childers Library

Let your imagination fly as you create your own design using the materials provided.

Bookings essential. Ages 5 years and up.

Design and create your own banner
Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Decorate a small banner with a design that suits your home or a special interest.

Bookings essential. For ages 7 years and up.

FRIDAY, 16 APRIL

Little Art Lovers
Time: 10 am to 10.45 am
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Little Art Lovers is a free, 45 minute adventure in art aimed at children 18 months to four year and their parents.

Children explore the current exhibitions through fun stories, song and art making activities.

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