Little hands will be kept busy these school holidays with The Workshops Rail Museum's Build it! event which will see young ones hammering, crafting and constructing from 21 September to 7 October 2013.
Entering the Apprentice Workshops young Museum goers can earn their trade certificate to take home by trying their hand at tinsmithing, welding, wagon building and more, all inspired by the roles of workers at the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
See a life sized model of Australia's oldest locomotive as the Works Manager and his new apprentice fitter put it together and they may even need help from the audience to assist with the finishing touches.
For further information and ticket prices, phone 07 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.
The next generation of green thumbs will ignite their curiosity for the garden world these school holidays by taking part in Eden Gardens Carseldine’s gardening workshops. The two hands-on, fun and educational workshops will give children the opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning about the enchantment of plants and gardens.
In the Backyard Vegies workshop, kids will learn about backyard vegetables including what to grow and how they can grow their very own - they'll even create their own pot of edible plants to take home.
Children will uncover the wonder of Australian native plants in Aussie Plants as they complete the native plant hunt in the gardens, do some craft and pot-up a habitat plant to take home.
Workshops are suitable for children aged 5 years-12 years.
Call 07 3863 9500 or visit www.edengardens.com.au/
If you're looking for activities for the kids during the September school holidays, Brisbane City Council offers a range of events, including arts, crafts and fitness activities. Check out what's on at your local library, events in a park near you or other great things happening all over Brisbane.
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The Gold Coast is a mecca for families during the school holidays and, not surprisingly, there are SO many different activities and attractions on offer that there can be no excuses for not getting to do what you want to do! Even better, many activities are FREE or low cost which means the budget won't strain under the weight of kids entertainment!
From the famed theme parks to skate parks, mini golf to ice-skating; from catching crabs and wildlife encounters to train rides, bike rides and horse rides ... take your pick!
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Presented by Paradise Resort Gold Coast, the Kids Weekend in Surfers Paradise is hands down the best - and most economical - way to start these school holidays.
Each year, Surfers Paradise comes alive for The Kids Weekend, a top-to-bottom takeover of the coastal precinct featuring fun and games, family activities and performances by smash-hit kids entertainers... and it's FREE!
And it's all free!
The 2013 Kids Weekend is set to star SpongeBob SquarePants, Ronald McDonald and Friends, and the Nickelodeon 'Slime Time' crew. Alongside the on-stage entertainment, the Surfers Paradise Foreshore hosts loads of action for littlies including, face painting, rock climbing, mini-golf and cupcake decorating.
After dark, the precinct lights up with superhero smash The Avengers playing on the beach big screen, with an eye-popping fireworks display set for the Saturday night finale!
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The Sunshine Coast is ready and raring to go during school holidays with extra-fun activities and holiday programs, usually FREE, or at affordable prices. The kids can go to the beach, ride bikes and scooters along our smooth-surfaced bike paths, or test their skill at skate parks.
But the fun parks are a surefire winner, so treat the kids to a trip to Aussie World, Australia Zoo, Big Kart Track, The Ginger Factory, Top Shots, Bellingham Maze, GoWake Cable Park, or the unique Indoor Skate park.
The Sunshine Coast Council runs free school holiday programs, so there are plenty of holiday activities to keep the kids entertained.