Spring into the warmer weather and celebrate the school holidays with our go to guide. Looking for fun stuff to do with the family? Check it out!
Decked out is the Annual Skateboard Art exhibition and Competition.
50 Entries will compete for Gift Certificates and Prize packs from Arttime and sponsors Art Basics and Posca Markers.
Entries available in store.
Includes Deck, opening night event and exhibition.
Two categories are available to enter.
Open age and under 15years.
Saturday 16th September to Saturday 30th September 2023 at 10:00 – 17:00
Create a work of art
At Sip ‘n’ Dip, they offer fun art, not fine art. Enjoy a drink and a delicious meal as one of their incredible art instructors takes you through a guided art class. Learn to create an ink-decorated clock
These classes have been hand tailored Just for school holidays to keep the kids happy there are so many to choose from ranging from painting, resin boards, and terrarium building to decorating cupcakes.
Food and beverage will be provided by The Coffee Club Springfield Orion. Head to the website for booking or for more classes in different regions across Brisbane, Gold Coast, and surrounds.
Wednesday 20th September 2023 at 15:00 – 17:00
Stop and smell the flowers
The Ipswich Orchid Society presents the Ipswich Garden Spectacular to be held at Silkstone State School Hall There will be a spectacular display of many flowering orchids on show as well as hundreds of orchids and bromeliads for sale and a range of vendors with plants, gardening accessories and craft.
Whether you are wanting to peruse the beautiful display of flowers or to purchase something special to take home, you won’t be disappointed. There will be talks on how to grow orchids and raffle tickets are available for purchase throughout the weekend. Food is available for purchase. Bus groups are welcome. Entry is AUD5, children free.
Saturday 23rd September 2023 at 08:30 – 14:00
Sunday 24th September 2023 at 08:30 – 14:00
Visit the 14th century
Drop in and get schooled by Sir Justyn ad 14th century Knight of England these holidays during Squire School. Trowel through treasures and artefacts as you learn about everything from jousting to jesters! The school will run at the Ipswich Children’s Library on Monday 25 September from 10am-3.30pm.
Or enjoy 20-minute pop-up presentations from Sir Justyn to learn all about life in medieval times, from clothing, to weaponry and of course libraries. Sir Justyn may even share a medieval tale. Ipswich Children’s Library on Monday 25 September 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Sir Justyn will then head to Springfield, Rosewood and Redbank Plains libraries.
Cake meets art
Do you love to bake, then we love you!
The Great Marburg Bake Off is an amateur baking competition but really, it’s about coming together as a community. Imagine bunting (lots of it!), High Altitude Harmony, Amberly Brass Band, live judging and tea and scones stall. There is also an art show ‘Let them ART cake’.
The event program will encourage entrants to drop off their baking at the hall, wander around Marburg, grab lunch at the pub, enjoy the charm of one of Ipswich’s hidden gems, watch the live judging and then congratulate the winners.
Best of all, visitors can purchase a box of testing cakes and vote for their favourite to determine the winner of People’s Choice.
The Great Marburg Bake Off is everything you love about the cooking section of your local show but with more bunting, prizes and frivolity.
Saturday 30th September 2023 at 09:00 – 14:00
Hands on fun
Unleash your children’s creativity at the Ipswich Art Gallery, which is one of the most visited regional art galleries in the country.
The gallery is renowned for its school holiday activities, including kid-friendly exhibitions, activities and performances in The Children’s Gallery, which was the first permanent interactive gallery space for children under 12 in Australia. It is a popular space for families to bring out their inner artist and enjoy all the gallery has to offer.
The gallery has played host to numerous large-scale travelling exhibitions, as well as showcasing pieces made by local artists.
Get ready to party hard
Tunes in Tulmur is back this September with party band Ramjet performing on the main stage from 5pm-9pm on Friday September 29.
There will be neon games, roving glow performers, food trucks, and a licensed bar.
Entry is free!
Magic and mayhem
Riverlink has two weeks of magic entertainment lined up for the September School Holidays, with a Comedy Circus Stunt Show and the Magic Two.
Tuesday 19 September to Saturday 23 September from 11am to 1pm outside iPlay.
Tuesday 26 September to Saturday 30 September and features two Queensland performers in a mind-boggling, jaw dropping magic show.
Catch a movie and build a robot
Head to the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre these school holidays to watch the Disney Pixar film Wall-E followed by activities including free native planting to take home.
Movie will be run daily at 10am from Tuesday 19 September to Friday 22 September. Bring along your own recycle item to plant your native into, think coffee mugs, tea pot, tin can, plastic bottles or maybe even an old boot like WALL-E!
You can also build your own robot out of recycled items and loose parts. This is a free activity though bookings are essential for all people attending.