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More than Nine Days of January School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

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by Cheryl Goodenough (subscribe)
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Ensure your kids have fun this January
On the first day…let kids aged between two and 10 years enjoy soccer camp at venues around the city with Ginger Sport. The fun sessions last three hours each, and include a mini soccer match. Each child will receive a certificate of achievement, fun activity and colouring in sheets and a Ginger Sport drink bottle. Find more information and check locations on the Ginger Sport website here.

ginger sport
Picture courtesy Ginger Sport

On the second day…send your kids off for an adventurous day out at Kindilan Outdoor Education and Conference Centre in Redland Bay. There is the Adventure Holiday Program for children aged between four and seven, and the Goanna Gang program for those from eight to 13 years old. They will be exposed to activities such as abseiling, water games, canoeing or kayaking, rafting, archery, art and craft and bushwalking. Older kids can choose between spending at day at the centre, or sleeping over for two nights.

On the third day…let your kids be creative with clay craft and sculpture at Windmill Pottery on Tuesday mornings or Sunday afternoons during the school holiday. Classes are for children aged between six and 12 years old.

Picture courtesy Windmill Pottery

On the fourth day…head to Moreton Bay for a kayaking experience. The mini tours are great for families that are new to kayaking, and are a great opportunity for kids and parents to explore the waterways on the Bayside. Redlands Kayak Tours operates on the weekends during January, and on Monday, January 28.

On the fifth day…take skate enthusiasts to skate workshops being organised by Redland City Council. They will be run in Mount Cotton on January 18, as well as Thornlands and Capalaba the following week. Keep a look out for all the details on the Redlands City Youth Facebook page.

On the sixth day…be creative with Tania's Arthouse in Cleveland as children have the opportunity to work with clay, paint on canvas, learn to draw cartoon characters and paint on glass. Limited spaces are left for the holiday art camp on January 9 for three hours or more.

tania's arthouse
Picture courtesy Tania's Arthouse

On the seventh day…visit your local library for school holiday activities that take place indoors, especially if you are trying to escape the heat. Redland City Council libraries are hosting activities such as craft sessions, book quiz, and sand art.

On the eighth day…sign your child up for environmental activities at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre in Capalaba. School holiday activities include weaving with weeds, earth explorer and water creatures. Bookings are essential for the activities, and comprehensive details are listed here.

On the ninth day…see what activities are on the go at your local shopping centre. At Victoria Point Shopping Centre there are craft activities during the week of January 7, and a reptile and snake show operating from January 14. Balloon school is on the go at Capalaba Park Shopping Centre from January 21 enabling children to learn to make balloon creations including dogs, flowers, butterflies and hats.
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Why? For kids to keep busy and have fun during the school holidays.
When: January 2013
Where: Mostly around Brisbane's Bayside
Cost: Various, including some free activities
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