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Published June 20th 2019
Local shopping centres are going all out these holidays with plenty of amazing free activities for the whole family. From skating to science and puppet shows, there is fun to be had. Here are four fun options; what does your local shopping centre offer?

Ice Skating at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Chill out at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre these holidays with its free ice skating rink.

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WHEN: Sat 29 June - Sun 14 July
WHERE: Level 1, near Coles
SESSION TIMES: Every 15 minutes between 10am-4pm (Mon - Wed & Fri - Sun) 10am - 8pm (Thurs)
BOOKINGS: Online bookings have booked out although walk in sessions are available. Visit the rink between 10am-4pm (or 10am-8pm on Thursdays) and be allocated the next available timeslot on that day (subject to booking availability).

Street Science Chemistry Chaos at Fairfield Gardens

Watch spectacular colour changes, bright flames and chemical reactions. Be entertained and educated as you learn how chemical elements and compounds work together.

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WHEN: 1 July – 6 July 2019
TIMES: 10 am & 12pm
LOCATION: The Hideway Space
COST: Free

Roller Skating at Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town

Dig out your lycra and get your skates on for the pop-up roller skating disco rink at Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town. And the best news is that there is no age limit!

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There are even special sessions including Tiny Tots, Disco Thursday, 80's Flashback Friday and Saturday Family Fun Day.

When: 1 to Saturday 13 July
Skate Sizes: Children's Size 9 to Adult Size 13
Time: 10am to 2pm daily

Special Sessions:

Tiny Tots Sessions (Under the age of 7)
10am to 11am, Tuesday 2 July
10am to 11am, Tuesday 9 July

Disco Thursday
Random rewards for kids that come dressed in their Disco outfits.
10am to 12pm, Thursday 4 July
12pm to 2pm, Thursday 11 July

80's Flashback Friday
12pm to 2pm, Friday 5 July
10am to 12pm, Friday 12 July

Saturday Family Fun Day
10am to 2pm, Saturday 6 July
10am to 2pm, Saturday 13 July

David Hamilton Puppet Shows at Mt Gravatt Plaza

These holidays Mt Gravatt Plaza is presenting a multi award-winning cabaret puppet show. This is an action packed musical extravaganza with special appearances from Transforming Magician, Juggling Clown, Dissecting Skeleton, Miss Piggy, Blues Brother and more!

David Hamilton, puppet, show, Mt Gravatt, Plaza, Free, School Holiday
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WHEN: 1 July - 6 July 2019
TIME: 11 am & 1 pm
LOCATION: Outside Coles
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