10 things to do these school holidays

Martin Shaw's painting 'Three Well Known Australians' has toured around the country since 1982, and is now in the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery. Picture: Jessica McGrath 214924_03

1. Get a little creepy crawly at a South Burnett Library

Pop into your local library and check out some of the activities they have on offer, such as the Creepy Critters Craft packs.

These little art packs contain assorted craft items that children can collect from their local library to take home and produce their very own creepy critter.

Available from 19 September – 2 October, children can share their creations by taking a photo of their critter and posting it to the South Burnett Libraries Facebook page (with help from an adult of course!)

2. Make a splash at the pool

The school holidays mark the re-opening of all South Burnett pools as of 19 September.

Entry costs for adults is $3.30 and just $2.50 for children and pensioners with season passes available.

3. Take it to the track

Looking for something with a little more adrenaline these school holidays?

Head to the McEuen State Forest Mountain Biking Trails trails near Wondai and have a crack at a few of the exhilarating courses on offer including the Cannonball, Downpipe, Gully Track, Mongoose, Rubarco, Superhighway and Waterloo just to name a few.

4. Three Well Known Australians

Martin Shaw’s painting “Three Well Known Australians” is not just an artwork, but an interactive exhibition in which visitors are invited to guess the identity of the three figures and record your thoughts in the year book provided.

The painting along with letters and year books from past travels make for a fascinating and fun exhibition as it records the thoughts and guesses from previous exhibition visitors from all walks of life.

Visit the unique exhibition and record your thoughts at the Kingaroy regional Art Gallery anytime before October 3 between the hours of 10.00am – 4.00pm.

5. Basket weaving in Wondai with Romaine

Join our wonderful garden guru Romain Undery on Sunday, 4 October from 1pm – 3pm and unleash your inner creativity with Cat’s Claw Creeper!

This two-hour workshop at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery aims to teach the basics of basket-weaving using cat’s claw creeper collected from the banks of the Stuart River, near Kingaroy.

For $40 per person everyone will get to create beautiful baskets to take home. Whether a “rustic” look or a more symmetrical “neat” look is preferred, each individual woven-basket art piece will be unique. All materials are supplied by Romaine and no weaving experience is necessary.

For more information contact Romaine Undery from RAMESA Nursery via email: events@ramesa.com.au or call 41625196 or 0401 289 922, or leave a message through our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/ramesafarm. To make a booking head to https://www.ramesa.com.au/events/basket-weaving-with-romaine.

6. Bust a move at the Youth Disco in Gayndah

This Friday from 6pm to 9pm Behind the Pink Door in Gayndah at 43 Capper St in Gayndah is all set to become a sea of lights and music for the highly anticipated Youth Disco.

This fully supervised event will be $10 entry and adults are required to sign children in and out of the event.

The entry fee includes hotdog, chips and a drink.

Bookings are essential so call 0450 399 377 to reserve a spot.

7. Taekwondo come and try day

Taekwondo can help build your confidence, increase your focus and concentration, build your co-ordination skills, help get your active, fit and happy!

This come and try event is a great activity for families, siblings and friends. Train with professional black belts who will make you feel at ease and welcomed into all our classes.

Located at the Gayndah State Primary School, 33 Meson St, Gayndah this event is hosted by South Pacific Taekwondo and is running on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm.

Simply come along in comfortable clothing you can move around in and register for a free trial lesson with us.

8. Nanango Country Markets

Nanango Country Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month with the next ones on from 6am – 12 noon on Saturday, 3 October.

Bring the whole family along for a great morning out. Fresh fruit and Vegetables, hand made goods, trinkets and treasures can all be found.

If you are looking to book a stall please contact Jenny on 0427 631 273.

9. Soak up the carnival of flowers

Take a picturesque day trip to Toowoomba and enjoy all of the colours on display as part of the annual Carnival of Flowers festivities.

With events and activities running from the September 18 to 27 there’s plenty of time to have a look at all of the beautiful gardens on offer.

For all the details of what is on offer head to www.tcof.com.au.

10. Chill out at the cinema

There’s just something special about going to the movies.

These school holidays you’re is in luck with a handful of great family friendly films on offer at the Kingaroy Satellite Cinema including Trolls World Tour and a remake of The Secret Garden with Colin Firth.