14March

Easter School Holidays

Family Fun Art, Culture & Heritage On a Budget
Get those Easter Egg baskets ready, these school holidays is going to be a fun eggstravaganzer!

Albany Links Golf Course

Put more than eggs in the basket at Albany Links Golf Course this Easter with live entertainment, workshops, putt-putt packages and Junior Golf Clinics to keep them entertained. Packaged events are just $28.50 per child. Spots are limited for packaged events and must be booked and paid for in advance from the Albany Links Golf Course Pro Shop.

Event: Magic Show & Putt-Putt (includes an ice-cream and pop top)
When: 04 April
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Event: Balloon Twisting Workshop & Putt-Putt (includes a hot dog and pop top)
When: 07 April
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm Contact Albany Link Golf for more information and Easter Putt-Putt specials.

Laserzone Strathpine Moreton Bay Region school holidays

LaserZone

Laserzone will be ALIVE every day of the Easter break with world class Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Target Gallery Train and HUGE Video Arcade. Get a group of friends together and have some fun! Enjoy a 2 Hour Morning or Arvo Session for only $28pp. Sessions start at 9am and 4pm and include 4 Laser Missions, 1 Extreme Ride (Bumper Cars or Train) and $20 Video Arcade credit. Contact Laserzone or call 3205 4141 for more details.

Abbey Museum Moreton Bay Region a bustling town

Abbey Museum

Budding young archaeologists can uncover the wonders of the Stone Age this April at Abbey Museum. Families can participate in Archaeology Digs or a fun selection of craft activities such as making a bullroarer, an Ancient Pinch Pot, Stone Age Character and Animal Masks. Stone Age colouring sheets, Archery & Drumming Story time are always favourites, and kids can join in the action in trying to piece together ‘Manny the Mammoth’. Show off your artistic talents with some Cave Paintings, and correctly answer all the questions in our Treasure Hunt for the chance to win a family pass to our next School Holiday program.
When: 03 – 07 April excluding weekends
Time: 10am – 3pm For more information and to receive a 10% discount on admission book your tickets online

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Moreton Bay Boat Club

Sail away on the beautiful Moreton Bay with the Moreton Bay Boat Club school holiday sailing camps. Ideal for children aged seven years and older. The week teaches the fundamentals of sailing and follows Australian Sailing lessons plan and cover all the basics of sailing including how to rig, capsize, derigging and safety on the water. Don’t forget to bring the sunscreen!
When: 03 – 07 April
Time: 9am – 1pm (morning tea and lunch is supplied daily)

To book your child into the MBBC Junior Sailing Course call Eliza on 3203 5188 or email sports@mbbc.org.au

Bribie Island Boat Charters

How about a day on the water with the family barbecuing up snags from the comfort of a sheltered BBQ boat while the kids splash around in the safe waters of Pumicestone Passage?

Contact Bribie Island Boat Charters to hire out a BBQ boat for a laidback channel voyage these school holidays from the Bribie bridge as far as Mission Point. The protected passage is a marine life and bird lovers paradise, its many winding mangrove lined channels offer numerous quiet spots away from the main waterway to pull up and drop anchor.

The BBQ boats are clean, safe and comfortable, featuring cushioned seats, shade canopies, a toilet, sink and bench area, drinking water, gas barbeque, and lifejackets. With 8 seater, or 12 seater BBQ boats to choose from you’ll have plenty of room for the whole family, plus a few friends.

Grab some fishing gear, bait and ice from Bribie Island Boat Charters for a spot of fishing during your full day, half day, or evening on-water adventure.

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Local Libraries

There’s so much to do at the library these school holidays! Don’t miss activities, performances, competitions and workshops for Babies right through to Grade 12. Try a combination of yoga and storytime with your baby, or watch your child use digital microscopes to reveal a secret world of tiny organisms. Teenagers can try their hand at making costumes, building and programming robots, or creating Kokedama Moss Balls. All events are free. Registrations open 10am, Tue 14 March 2017.

Museums

Have you ever wanted to make a snow dome? Do you know what a ghost net is? The Museums have some exciting exhibitions on during the school holidays. You can find out all about Ernest Shackleton’s last expedition to Antarctica at Redcliffe Museum, participate in a range of exciting ‘recycle’ workshops at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, and wander around the Glass House Mountains without leaving the Bribie Island Seaside Museum. Bookings are open now.

Alison McDonald Flow (detail) 2011, Up-cycled plastic lids & cable ties, Image courtesy of the Artist

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

WANTON, WILD & UNIMAGINED

Wanton, Wild & Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. By converting masses of everyday objects into visually aesthetic conceptual discoveries, McDonald’s artwork communicates the optimism in regenerating rubbish, whilst raising questions about the relationship we have with plastic and its supposed sustainability.

Waste not, want not: Recycled creations for kids. Ghost net baskets and things from the sea.
Ghost nets baskets are made from fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean by fishermen. Come and create a basket of your own in this ocean conservation themed workshop.
Wednesday 5 April 2017 10am - Midday Ages 5 - 12 Cost: $5.00

Waste not, want not: Recycled creations for kids. Monsters and Colourful Creatures.
Be inspired by your refuse! Turn a milk carton into a troll, a breakfast cereal box and some bottle tops into a flying creature, the only limit is your imagination!
Thursday 6 April 2017 10am - Midday Ages 5 - 12 Cost: $5.00

Waste not, want not: Recycled creations for kids. Jewellery: bracelets and necklaces
Use every day abandoned object and mixed media to create your own fabulous piece of jewellery. Techniques include plarn (yarn made from plastic bags), and beads made from newspaper.
Friday 7 April 2017 10am - Midday Ages 5 - 12 Cost: $5.00

Redcliffe Museum

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica

100 years ago, one of the most compelling adventure and survival stories of all time unfolded in Antarctica: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–17. This ambitious tale of endurance comes to life in Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica. An exhibition on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum

Ice Breaker Boat
Tuesday 4 April 2017 Design your own ice breaker. 10.30am - Midday Age: 5-12 Cost: $5.00

Snow Globes
Thursday 6 April 2017 Build your own Antarctic inspired snow globe. 10.30am - Midday Age: 5-12 Cost: $5.00

Compass
Tuesday 10 April 2017 Build your own magnetic compass to help find your way. Age: 5-12 Cost: $5.00

Crystal Snow Flakes
Thursday 13 April 2017 Come and make a crystal snow flake 10.30am - Midday Age: 5-12 Cost: $5.00

Active Holidays

Stay active these April school holidays with Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Active Holidays program. Child and youth aged 3-17 will have a great time discovering new activities, sport and challenges right here in the Moreton Bay Region for very little (if any) out of pocket cost. Younger participants can have fun trying free park activities, drum beats, hip hop dance, golf, circus skills, soccer, gymnastics, netball, rugby and tennis whilst high school students can challenge themselves with abseiling, archery, BMX racing, canoeing, high ropes, mountain biking and stand up paddle boarding.

Some bookings are essential and open 9am Tuesday 21 March 2017, for more information head online or phone 3205 0555.

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