School holiday activities to explore

Published 12:09pm 4 April 2022

School holiday activities to explore
Words by Jodie Powell

Immerse yourself in Cedar Creek

Explore Cedar Creek, a natural playground filled with rock pools, tumbling waterfalls and ancient rainforest.

This activity requires a good level of fitness and participants must be confident on uneven surfaces.

The journey begins with a rock-hop up the creek over granite boulders and slabs. 

Take your shoes off if you dare and feel the connection with the earth and rocks.

Let the suns warm your skin and the water cool your feet as you take in the fresh air, bird song and the life forms around you.

It’s on April 5, 8-11am. Suitable for ages 13-17. Free. To book click here.

Medical marvels

Medic mayhem is an interactive space to explore, learn and be intrigued.
Do you have the steady hand of a surgeon?

Test yourself to see if you would cut it as a surgeon with the buzz 'operation' game, be a radiologist for a day and inspect and compare x-rays of animal and humans.

Bribie Island Museum 1 South Esplanade, Bongaree. Open Wednesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am–3pm.

Get creative

Explore performance and conceptual art through a range of fun, creative activities.
Investigate the history of visual art and how artists in the exhibition Barbara Cleveland: Thinking Business use contemporary art making to express ideas and communicate with their audience.

Thinking Business explores forms of female friendship, collaboration and artistic labour.

Draw, perform, create, laugh, solve and persist, make a comic strip, say ‘hello’ without moving your face or create your own costume.

Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 130-134 Gympie Rd, Strathpine, until April 30. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm.

Patterns in Nature

Wonder at the world as you play with scales, feathers, stripes and spots.

Patterns in nature is an interactive exhibition for curious and creative minds.

See what it’s like to be “invisible” to others and become pattern detectives specialising in symmetry, branching and camouflage.

Find Patterns in nature in the Imaginarium at Redcliffe Museum - an intergenerational space for learning and play that’su free to visit during the museum’s opening hours.

Redcliffe Museum is open Wednesday–Friday, 10am–4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am–3pm.

Side-splitting fun

Join class clown and stand-up comedian Kaitlyn Rogers as she runs through the steps to creating a short stand-up set online.

Once you’ve completed short online video tutorials, create a five minute video or film sharing a couple of jokes and send it in to be part of an online comedy showcase. Contact Kaitlyn Rogers on 0434 400 403 or at [email protected].

Dance like nobody’s watching

Join Neridah from Common People Dance Project for an online dance party to burn energy and have fun at home.

Write to [email protected] and Neridah will send a link to the video.

Learn the dance at your own pace across Youth Week and then submit a video to be included in a community dance video.

Dress-ups, props, trick photography, groups, and teams dancing together are actively encouraged!

Online singalong

Join Aaron from international mega band Miami Horror for an epic online singalong.

Sign up and receive free online videos to learn a popular song in your own time then send a video of you singing and become part of an awesome community choir video.

It's easy, has parts for everyone, and it’s a choir so participants won’t be alone or singing solo in the video.

The online singalong is for young people aged 12 to 25 who live in the Moreton Bay Region.

Send an email to [email protected] for all the details and to register.

Song competition

Share your musical talent with the world and be in the running for great prizes.

Enter your song - original, cover, or rap - in the online Song Competition and it will be heard by local industry professionals.

Solo acts, groups, and duos of all genres and styles of music are welcome to enter, with three categories to choose from – best original song, best cover song and best rap song.

Enter one or all categories, with winners sharing in a prize pool of $1000 to spend at local music shops.

Register at [email protected] and Aaron from Miami Horror will send you details and how to submit your song.

Treasure hunt

The Easter Bunny has lost its hop at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum.

Venture through the museum on the school holidays and follow clues in a fun Easter-themed trail.

Work out the magic word that will help cheer the Easter Bunny up, then say it at the front desk to receive an Easter sticker for completing the trail.

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Old Petrie Town, 901-949 Dayboro Rd, Whiteside.

Mindfulness workshop

This mindfulness workshop is the work of Jamilah Haji, an artist from Narathiwat, a southern province in Thailand.

As a part of APT10 Kids, Jamilah wants children of all abilities to think about what makes them happy and what they wish for.

Children will draw, write, perform, and create what makes them happy, as well as exploring their wishes.

APT10 Kids on Tour provides an opportunity to engage children and families with ideas and cultures from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific through activities celebrating diversity and community.

It’s at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum, open Wednesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am–3pm.

Stand-up paddle

Stand Up Paddling or SUP looks exactly as it sounds: stand on a large surfboard and propel forward with a paddle.

Participants must be able to swim unaided. All equipment provided. Suits ages 10-17.

It’s on April 6, 9-10am, Air Force Park, Welsby Pde (opposite Dolphin Dve), Bongaree. Cost $5.

Book here.

Camping skills

Join Scouts Queensland and learn a range of skills to prepare for a successful outdoor camping trip.

Learn to pitch a tent, dispose of waste, bush etiquette, camp hygiene, build gadgets, and more.

It’s on April 11, 9am-noon, Baden Powell Park, 68 Cash Ave, Samford Village. Free.

Book here.

Meet a knight

What was it like to be a knight in medieval times?

Try on a knight’s armour for size and find out about jousting and a knight’s life with The Abbey Museum team.

The free activity suits age 7 and up; parents and caregivers must also book a ticket.

Caboolture Library, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture, April 11, 10.30-11.30am.

Book here.

Get a side hustle

Want to be the next Elon Musk?

Learn how in a free three–hour workshop for budding entrepreneurs aged 10–15.

North Lakes Library, April 11, 1.20-4.30pm.

Book here.

Explore Osprey House

Be an ‘Agent of Discovery’ using a mobile app to complete challenges on a nature mission!

Discover cool creature features, sustainability tips and more.

Note: Participants require adult supervision for the duration of the activity.

Suitable for ages 6-12, adult supervision required.

April 13, 10-11am, free.

Osprey House Environmental Centre, Dohles Rocks Rd, Griffin,

Book here.

Theatresports workshop

Explore the world through a different slant with movement, sound, short scenes and improvisation.
The Barbara Cleveland: Thinking Business exhibition at Pine Rivers Art Gallery is the inspiration for this original and engaging workshop, tailored specifically by Laughing Goat Productions.

Take a journey into the world of imagination and creativity, challenging you to think outside the box.
This fast-paced and safe two-hour workshop is a mix of theatresports, absurdist theatre, improvisation and performance art.
Suits ages 8-12 years, cost: $10.
April 13, 10.30-12.30pm, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 130-134 Gympie Rd, Strathpine.

Book here.


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