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Winter school holiday fun for the region

A range of Council facilities are ensuring there is no lack of activities across the Bundaberg Region to keep the kids occupied these school holidays.

From arts to nature walks at Baldwin Swamp, there is something for everyone.

Find a full list of activities here:

TUESDAY, 29 JUNE

Brass Monkeys performance coming to the Moncrieff on Tuesday 29 June

Brass Monkeys

Time: 10 am and 2 pm
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Brass Monkeys celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum.

Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids and grownups who like a big brass belly laugh.

Performed by powerhouse trio of artists famous for combining circus skills of epic proportion and comedy for all ages.

Tickets: Adult: $35.00; Pensioner: $28.00; Student: $28.00; 20yrs & under: $20.00; Group 6+: $26.00; Group 10+: $24.00; Family of 4: $60.00

Purchase tickets here.

Rising Hero – Kids Workshop

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm or 2 pm – 3 pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park

Rising Heroes invites children to recognise the heroic qualities we all possess and the positive change we can create in our community.

Local Superheroes projects the logos of our local heroes across the Bundaberg skyline – you can add your own logo to the artwork!

Explore Secret Hideout, a place where superheroes don’t need a mask and can be themselves.

Bookings essential.

WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE

Winter Snowflakes

Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Glittery snowflake craft for age six years and over. Children are invited to the Gin Gin Library to weave some glittering snowflakes using string.

Bookings essential.

Among Us

Time: 10 am
Where: Childers Library

Join the team at the Childers Library for free among us game session.

Complete tasks and work out who the impostors are! iPads are supplied and no previous gaming experience required.

Bookings essential.

Guided Nature Walk

Natural Areas Ranger Sally who will be leading the guided nature walk activity

Time: 9 am – 10 am
Where: Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park

The guided nature walk tour will be led by Natural Areas Ranger Sally with children to take part in a scavenger hunt and learn about the different types of leaves in the Park.

Children will be able to look at a range of natural items such as seed pods.

Each child needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For ages 5 to 10 years.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. To book phone Council on 1300 883 699.

Snakes Alive

Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Where: Figtree Chapel, Botanic Gardens, opposite Cafe 1928

Children are invited to learn about snakes with a zookeeper from Alexandra Park Zoo and a live coastal carpet python.

They will find out why snakes are important, what snakes live in the Botanic Gardens and how to be safe around snakes.

There will be an opportunity to get up close and personal after the talk, use of hand sanitiser will be required before and after touching.

Children will then take home a colouring sheet and a packet of pencils.

This is a free activity. Bookings are not required.

Please wear sun smart clothing as this is an outdoor activity.

For enquiries, please contact Bundaberg Regional Council Parks Administration team on 1300 883 699.

THURSDAY, 1 JULY

Flourish Family Fun Day

Flourish
The Flourish Family Day will be held in July with residents encourages to dress up for the event's ‘water' theme.

Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Boreham Park, Avenell Street Bundaberg

The 2021 Flourish Family Fun Day provides an opportunity to connect with a wide range of community organisations, government and business stall holders, who are ready to share their information, handouts and activities for your and the children.

Boreham Park will be filled with a wide range of stalls and activities for the whole family.
• Camel rides
• Climbing wall
• Jumping castle
• No depth water play
• Information stalls (groups, community organisations and businesses)

Dress up as your favourite ocean themed creature or character or simply enjoy the welcome baby celebration.

No bookings required.

Childers Outdoor Art Room

Time:10 am – 1 pm
where: Childers Art Space – ChArts

Messy Myrtle has planned a stack of fun-filled activities for the whole family with this year's theme, ‘Heal Country' at the Childers Art Space.

No bookings required

FRIDAY, 2 JULY

Snow Globes

Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Children are invited to create a snowy wonderland using CleverClay in a jar at the Gin Gin Library.

All materials supplied.

Bookings essential.

MONDAY, 5 JULY

Milk Bottle Elmer

Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Children can enjoy Elmer stories and decorate a recycled milk bottle with colourful patchwork at the Gin Gin Library.

All materials supplied.

Bookings essential.

Mosaic Doves

Time: 10 am
Where: Gin Gin Library

Children are invited to decorate a small terracotta dove with an eggshell mosaic at the Gin Gin Library.

Bookings essential.

Outdoor Art Room

Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park

The activities at the outdoor art room at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park include:

  • Making reed necklaces, traditionally these are shared between groups for friendship Designing and casting your own symbol in honour of the Burnett River Rocks
  • Collaborating on our ‘Heal Country’ painting

No bookings required.

TUESDAY, 6 JULY

Snakes Alive

Costal Carpet Python

Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Where: Figtree Chapel, Botanic Gardens, opposite Cafe 1928

Learn about snakes with a zookeeper from Alexandra Park Zoo and a live coastal carpet python.

Find out why snakes are important, what snakes live in the Botanic Gardens and how to be safe around snakes.

There will be an opportunity to get up close and personal after the talk, use of hand sanitiser will be required before and after touching.

Then take home a colouring sheet and a packet of pencils.

Please wear sun smart clothing as this is an outdoor activity.

This is a free activity. Bookings are not required.

For enquiries, please contact Bundaberg Regional Council Parks Administration team on 1300 883 699.

WEDNESDAY, 7 JULY

Make your own Wooden Peg Biplane

Make your own Wooden Peg Biplane

Time: 9:30 am
Where: Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Kids can create their very own Biplane just like Bert Hinkler's Avro Baby!

They will make their own wooden peg biplane with two wings, a rudder and propeller with added flair through personalised colours.

This activity which requires minimal adult assistance.

Bookings essential.

Board Games and Lego fun

Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Bundaberg Library

Drop into Bundaberg library and join a game or create something with Lego.

There will be board games for a variety of ages and preferences.

No bookings required.

Outdoor Art Room

Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park

The activities at the outdoor art room at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park include:

  • Making reed necklaces, traditionally these are shared between groups for friendship
  • Designing and casting your own symbol in honour of the Burnett River Rocks
  • Collaborating on our ‘Heal Country’ painting

No bookings required.

THURSDAY, 8 JULY

Water Bugs

Time: 9 am – 10 am
Where: Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park

Join Sally, Natural Areas Ranger at Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park to learn about what water bugs are living under the lakes.

Children will be invited to dip in their nets to see what they can find.

All participants need to wear closed in shoes, hat, sunscreen, bring a water bottle and insect repellent.

Each child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For ages 5 – 10 years.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

To book, phone Council on 1300 883 699.

FRIDAY, 9 JULY

Splash Test Dummies

Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter.

Splash Test Dummies coming to the Moncrieff

From the makers of the hit show, Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions!

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus filled hilarity for the whole family.

See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous.

Tickets: Adult: $35.00; Pensioner: $28.00; Student: $28.00; 20yrs and under: $20.00; Group 6+: $26.00; Group 10+: $24.00; Family of 4: $60.00

Purchase tickets here.

Outdoor Art Room

Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park

The activities at the outdoor art room at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park include:

  • Making reed necklaces, traditionally these are shared between groups for friendship
  • Designing and casting your own symbol in honour of the Burnett River Rocks
  • Collaborating on our ‘Heal Country’ painting

No bookings required.

ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Creative Corner – All School Holidays

Time: Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.
Where: Childers Library

Children aged 5 years and above are invited to come and create their own designs at the Childers Library walk-in craft table.

This is a wonderful chance for them to unleash their imagination and get crafty at their own pace.

No bookings required.

Free Botanic Gardens Kids Activities – All School Holidays

Time: 9am – 3pm
Where: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

Have you completed the two kids’ activity trails at the Botanic Gardens?

Pick up the free activity booklets from the brochure stand at the Botanic Gardens Café 1928 and head off on a garden adventure!

Activities are suitable for 3 – 7 year olds and 8 – 13 year olds.

Take your pick of four free activity sheets: learn how to make magical blooming flowers with paper, pens and water, play Garden Bingo, discover how to make a plant press and do an I Spy activity in the gardens or at home.

For enquiries, please contact Bundaberg Regional Council Parks Administration team on 1300 883 699.

Celebrate The Star Festival – All School Holidays
Time: 9am – 3pm
Where: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

Tanabata or The Star Festival is celebrated every year in Japan by making wishes.

Pick up your free wish paper or ‘tanzaku’ and string at Café 1928 in the Botanic Gardens, write a wish and hang it on the bamboo in the Japanese Gardens, or leave in the box and we will hang it up for you.

Read about the Festival on the Gardens whiteboard outside the café.

For enquiries, please contact Bundaberg Regional Council Parks Administration team on 1300 883 699.

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