Wondering what to do these School holidays? Council may have the answer.

Storm troopers reading Star Wars book

Are the hot summer days at home getting a bit much for the kids? The answer might be to join one of the many activities that Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is hosting during this school holidays. 

Pokemon Parties, swimming, cartoons, Mish Mash Sports, making movies and a Star Wars Day are all options to keep the kids amused during these summer school holidays.

If it is fun in the sun your little one is chasing then the pool is an obvious choice during these sizzling summer days. This holiday Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre has a range of activities including fitness and aqua classes, kid’s snorkelling and ‘learn to swim’ programs running through January.  But remember to slip, slop and slap.

If calisthenics is more your cup of tea then check out the fitness classes and Mish Mash Sports that Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre have on offer.  There is also an intensive ‘learn to swim’ program for children aged two years as well.

If your youngster is looking for something more “hands on” and wants to make movies, draw cartoons or action all things Pokemon, then do yourself a favour and head to the Toowoomba City Library for the Summer program. 

TRC Library and Cultural Services portfolio leader Cr Joe Ramia said the Library catered for all tastes and children could learn a new skill or hobby while they were on holidays.

“The special feature of the Toowoomba City Library’s holiday program is the Star Wars Day on Saturday 13 January,” Cr Ramia said.

“The force will be with you as you find your inner Storm Trooper and join in with the range of Star Wars Day activities which include a free craft bar, face painting, scavenger hunt and free foam lightsabres for the first 200 people to sign up for library cards on the day. 

“Only on Star Wars Day will you be able to take a lightsabre class with the Sons of Obiwan Academy or share a selfie with your friends back dropped by the double sun-set of Tatooine or go home with a Wookie stencilled on your t-shirt.  There is something for all the family in this action-packed blockbuster day.

“Who doesn’t like a picnic in the park with the family? There is no better way to enjoy the region’s parks during January and February than with an outing to TRC’s free Summer Tunes in the Blooms program across January and February, starting Sunday, January 7.

“Tunes and blooms are a wonderful mix over the Sundays in January and February. It is a great showcase of talented musicians set against the spectacular backdrop of our magnificent civic parks.”

Regional audiences in Oakey, Crows Nest, Millmerran, Pittsworth, and Goombungee plus, for the first time, Cambooya will be treated to musical afternoons starting from the end of January.

For those looking more for a creative start to 2018, the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is a must.  The gallery’s summer exhibitions “Etching Mania”, “Behemoth and other Curious Things” and “Life is but a Dream” may be the perfect choice for a relaxing journey through your imagination.

So this school holidays, stay cool with the Toowoomba Region’s summer of fun activities.

For more information about Council’s summer holiday program, please visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/events.

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