Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
Published September 14th 2012
Much more fun than just sitting at home
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The upcoming school holidays are just around the corner. If you are staying at home, you'll no doubt be looking for some different things to do with your kids during the holiday. With the emphasis on activities, to get your kids out doing things, have a look at this Top 5 list.
Titans Staff and Australian Rugby League Development Officers teach these Rugby League Coaching Clinics. They are for both boys and girls, aged
5 – 12 years. Morning tea & lunch is provided, the players will meet & greet and the kids take home a Gold Coast Titans show bag. Hours are 10am – 2pm. The cost is $25 per child. There are two Clinics planned: Friday 28th September, 2012 @ Broadbeach State School and Tuesday 2nd October, 2012 @ Coomera Springs State School. Book now if you want to secure a place, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning: 0450 106 090.
2. Children's School Holiday Activities at the Arts Centre Gold Coast The Arts Centre is offering a host of holiday activities, for different age groups, on Wednesday 3rd October, 2011.
David Stavanger will run two sessions. The first is for Grade 7 – 9 (Cost: $10, Time 10.30 – 11.30 am). It's entitled the "Ghost that Talks" and takes students on a "wild ride of performance art, spoken word theatre, poetry slam and lyrical cabaret type things".
The second session is for Grade 5 – 6 (Cost: $10, Time 2.30 – 3.30pm). The "Slam the Mic" poetry workshop "will help budding young poets to sharpen their words for live performance".
Katherine Battersby will also be running two sessions: "How to Write a Rabbit" for Grade 3 – 5 (Cost $10, Time: 9 – 10am) where she talks about making her picture book "Squish Rabbit" and "Making a Scene" for Grade 7 – 9 (Cost $10, Time: 12 – 2pm) in which she shares her experiences in "illustrating a scene from a story using collage".
For 7 – 11 year olds, there's "Sock Puppets are Go" with Erica Gray (Cost $10, Time 9.30 – 10.30am). Give your lone sock a new lease of life, by giving it the royal treatment and turning it into the King or Queen of all socks.
These are just some of the workshops on offer at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on the 3rd of October, 2012. Click here for more information. Places are limited, so you must pre book. Phone (07) 5588 4000 or visit the website.
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3. Gold Coast Libraries have a number of free, dinosaur themed sessions planned for 6 to 12 year olds, at different branches. The activities include making: a dinosaur mobile, giant brontosaurus collage, newly hatched baby dinosaur and a pterosaur kite to keep. There's also a lost dinosaur in the library to find on a scavenger hunt and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be bringing their scaly friends to Robina Branch Library. Click here for more details.
4. Visit the Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo on the weekend of the 29th & 30th of September, 2012. There promises to be a fun mix of events for everyone. From dock diving dogs to sniffer dogs, duck herding to sheep shearing, the schedule is a full one. Click here for more information. If you take your pet along, they may even be on the All About Animals TV Show as Olivia & Jake will be at the expo with their film crew.
5. Wood Turning & Pyrography courses
High school students are offered the opportunity to learn Woodturning and Pyrography at the Gold Coast Wood Turners holiday course. The course runs over 3 consecutive days during the January, July & Sep/Oct holidays, in Mudgeeraba. The upcoming holiday course dates are: Mon 1, Tues 2 & Wed 3rd October 2012. Places are limited to the number of lathes and pyrography machines available, so booking is essential. Spindle turned projects include pens, baseball bats, rolling pins, honey dippers etc. Pyrography is the art of burning images into wood with hot nibbed pens. For more information, click here.