Easter school holiday guide

Published 6:00am 25 March 2024

Easter school holiday guide
Words by Nadia Chapman

Looking for low-cost or free activities to entertain the kids during the Easter school holidays on the Peninsula? Here’s a list to get you started.

Playful poetry wall

What: Express yourself with the Redcliffe Art Gallery’s playful poetry wall. Participants can use the words provided to turn their thoughts into poetic verses.

When: April 1-20, from 10am-4pm

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery | 1 Irene St, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings not required. 

Nature by night trail

What: Solve the mystery of Redcliffe Museum’s missing possum by following the trail of clues and letters to win a prize.

When: April 1-30, from 10am-4pm on weekdays and 10am-3pm on weekends

Where: Redcliffe Museum | 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings not required. 

Messy play

What: Drop into the Redcliffe Library to play with kinetic sand, playdough, painting and craft. This activity is for children under five years old.

When: Wednesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 10, from 9-10am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings not required. 

Meet a knight

What: Try on a knight’s armour and find out about jousting with some of The Abbey Museum team. Only children require tickets to this event.

When: Thursday, April 4, from 11.30am-12.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website

Suitcase still life drawing

What: Find out what’s inside the Redcliffe Art Gallery’s vintage suitcase and participate in a still life drawing workshop. This workshop is suitable for beginners, with all materials provided.

When: Friday, April 5 and Thursday, April 11, from 2-3.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery | 1 Irene St, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings not required. 

Historical Exploratorium

What: Take a trip through history and explore what technological advances looked like through history with science experiments.

When: Friday, April 5, from 9-10am or 11am-noon

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website

Clay pottery

What: In this workshop, use air-dry clay and learn how to make a pinch pot. This workshop is suitable for ages 6-10 years.

When: Saturday, April 6, from 11-11.30am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Easter school holiday guide

Playful abstractions painting workshop

What: This experimental art workshop teaches participants painting techniques using pastels, watercolours and salt on paper. They can draw inspiration from the art gallery’s current exhibition, Intimate Immensity.

When: Saturday, April 6 and Friday, April 12, from 2-3.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery | 1 Irene St, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

PS5 Rocket League tournament

What: Redcliffe Library staff are facilitating a Rocket League tournament for children aged 12-17 years. Participants can play against each other to find the race car champion.

When: Sunday, April 7, from 12.30-2.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Wildlife Unleashed

What: Meet snakes, lizards and birds with the Wildlife Unleashed team. Learn about the creatures and get a chance to hold them.

When: Monday, April 8, from 11.30am-12.30pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Blue-Bots silk road adventure

What: This event is suitable for children aged 6-8 years. Participants will decorate a Blue-Bot like a cart and take their wares to sell along ‘Silk Road.’ Watch out for sneaky bandits trying to take loot.

When: Monday, April 8, from 2-3pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Minecraft museum

What: Load into a Minecraft world and build a replica of some of the artefacts from the Redcliffe Museum. Participants can book a spot to play at home or come into the library and use one of the library accounts and devices.

When: Tuesday, April 9, from 3.30-5pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Leather Cuff

What: Make your own leather cuff at the Redcliffe Library with Jennis Arden. This activity is suitable for children aged 12-17 years.

When: Thursday, April 11, from 3-5pm

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

To book, visit the website.

Dinosaur roar

What: Explore the picture book I’m a Dirty Dinosaur with the friendly library staff, and have a great time digging, decorating and dancing to the dinosaur beat. This event is suitable for ages 2-5 years.

When: Thursday, April 11, from 10-10.30am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings are not required.

Brown Bear, what do you see?

What: Join the Redcliffe Library’s staff in a morning of singing and playing games celebrating Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle’s timeless classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

When: Friday, April 12, from 10-10.30am

Where: Redcliffe Library | 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Bookings are not required.

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