Pop up roller skating rink
Lace up a pair of colourful roller skates, request your favourite tunes and let the good times roll at Riverlink!
Roll in to the pop up Roller Rink outside The Reject Shop from Monday 4 April – Monday 18 April between 10am and 3pm daily (except for Good Friday).
With a large range of sizes, just pack your socks; we’ve got a set of wheels for everyone!
Each session will run for about 20 mins and no bookings are required.
The rink is best suited to children aged 6 and over and parents/guardians need to supervise children at all times – they are welcome to roll too!
Under 18’s must receive permission from a parent/guardian to participate and will be required to sign a waiver before the session starts.
Koala day at the Ewe Nique Hobby Farm
The Ewe Nique Hobby Farm will be open two sessions a day (9am and 10.30am) during the school holidays and to make things a little bit special they’ve got a koala coming on April 17!
Enjoy patting and feeding the alpacas, sheep, goats, mini goats and chickens and on April 5 and 17 you can book in to pat and have a photo taken with a koala.
Koala days cost a little bit more at $16.50 per person, regular pricing is $6.50 for entry and $3 for animal feed.
There will also be an Easter egg hunt on April 17 for the kids to enjoy!
The coffee cart will be open for a delicious brew or cold drink, scones with jam and cream or why not try the new sheep cheese and ice cream!
Easter cooking classes
Take the kids to learn how to decorate cookies and make crackle baskets these holidays at The Retro Diner.
Classes are running Wednesday April 13 from 1pm to 3pm.
Bookings are essential. Classes cost $15 and include afternoon tea.
And while you’re there stock up on handmade Easter chocolates in stock, made by a local chocolatier.
Kids eat free at Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich
Kids can eat for free these school holidays at Brothers Leagues Club. Sunday to Thursday for lunch and dinner get a free kids meal with a full priced main meal.
On the menu is Australian crumbed whiting with chips, salad and tartare, grilled chicken with chips and salad, spaghetti bolognese, bacon and cheese pizza, cheeseburger or chicken nuggets with chips and salad.
And all kids menu items come with an ice cream and activity pack.
Keep the kids busy with Under Construction at The Workshops Rail Museum from April 2 – 18.
Under Construction is ideal for children aged between 3 and 10 years old and offers fun and stimulating activities with special building zones for those under 3 years.
The kids can get busy with these activities:
- Construction Station – Dream it! Design it! Build it! – Kids and adults will love this area, jam-packed full of LEGO ready for them to build and test their own inventions. Includes a special under 3’s big block builder’s activity space. Design your own masterpiece and watch it come to life using the Lego provided or roll the dice and let fate decide what to build.
- Build-a-Bridge Makerspace – Design and create a bridge strong enough for a train to cross over a river. Choose your construction gear from K’Nex and straws to build and test your own inventions. Roll the dice for extension challenges.
- Big Blue Blocks – Get building, engineering, and inventing with the Big Blue Blocks in the Theatrette.
- For the Tradie at Heart – learn how to build a wagon and then take it to the testing area or try your hand at some plumbing.
- Miniature Train Rides -A unique opportunity to view the workshops site whilst having a bit of fun with the kids. A chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Rides are offered throughout the event, charges apply, operates 10am to 3pm.
Ipswich Easter Spectacular on Easter Saturday
Head to Helen’s Haven this Saturday 16 April between 10am and 8pm for a free family fun day filled with live music, rides, markets, food and FUN!
Kids eat for $5 and Easter Sunday Kids Funday at CSI
Every school holidays kids can eat for $5 at Club Services Ipswich, with the purchase of a main meal.
They are also holding an Easter Sunday Kids Funday on Sunday April 17 with free activities for the kids.
Bring the littlies along to the entertainment lounge from 11am-2pm for Easter craft, face painting, music and a visit from the Easter Bunny (12pm-1pm).
Marburg Easter Raceday
Take the kids the family friendly Marburg Pacing Association Easter race day on April 17 at the Marburg showgrounds.
There will be free dodgem cars and a rock climbing wall as well as gifts for the kids, raffles and the Easter bunny will make an appearance.
Enter the fashions on the field and enjoy some live harness racing and mini trotting.
Gates open at 11am, races kick off at noon – adults entry is $5 with members and pensioners $3, kids entry is free.
Does your brain play tricks on you? Is my reality the same as yours?
Questacon’s family-friendly Perception Deception exhibition explores how our sense of ‘reality’ is formed by our brains using sensory information—but our senses can sometimes deceive us!
Perception Deception consists of hands-on and multimedia experiences, each using perceptual tests and illusions to reveal how our brains edit, prioritise and even add information about the things and people around us. The exhibits cover themes of visual, audio, audio-language, tactile and social perception.
Perception Deception investigates how the brain interprets and reports information received from touch, sight and sound. We assume what we see, hear and feel is real, but our reality is really only our perception—and no two of us perceive things exactly the same way.
See Perception Deception at the Ipswich Art Gallery until June 12, free entry and no bookings required.
Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming to Redbank Plaza during the April school holidays.
Be surprised and amazed by talented circus performers. With shows twice daily keep an eye out for our aerialist, contortionist, hula hooper, juggling roller and comedy clown!
Kids can then learn some tricks from the experts! Juggling, hula hoops, small stilts, plate spinning and more.
Shows will run between 11am and 1pm Monday April 4 to Wednesday April 13.
During the April school holidays and Easter period a range of markets will be on, you can bring the whole family as all the markets are dog friendly!
Every Sunday the Ipswich Showplace Markets are on at the Ipswich Showgrounds from 6am-11am with handmade items, bric-a-brac, produce, food trucks and more.
The Springfield Markets are being held on April 17 (Easter Sunday) at Robelle Domain. There’s artisan wares, music, candy, candles, plants and so much more! The Easter Bunny will even make an appearance.
Book in for Street Science at The Racehorse Hotel these holidays. The free event is being held on April 14 from 9.30am. The high energy stage show and engaging hands on workshops will have the kids learning without them even realising it!