Council leaps into Easter school holiday fun

Brisbane City Council is leaping into the school holiday spirit with a suite of more than 700 activities for kids to kick boredom to the kerb over the Easter break.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council would be offering more activities than ever before, with a blockbuster fortnight of events and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.

“Kids won’t need to bake mud cakes or build cardboard cubby houses to keep busy these school holidays, with Council offering hundreds of free and low-cost activities right across the city,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Brisbane is a liveable city and the Quirk Administration is committed to provided lifestyle and leisure opportunities for residents, young and old.

“From April 6, Brisbane will host Australia’s largest celebration of young people with more than 90 free Youth Week activities including skateboarding clinics, pool parties, music festivals and more.

“More than 1,000 participated in last year’s Easter Chillout program and this year Council will offer more than 50 activities for Brisbane teens, from abseiling and BMX workshops, to hip hop and tennis lessons.

“Libraries are always a hit during the holidays and they will this year offer more 200 free activities, ranging from robotics and technology sessions, to craft activities and coding skills workshops.

“There will also be around 200 dedicated events throughout the inner-city as part of Festival 2018, celebrating the arrival of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“For those budding athletes, Council will also be holding our very own mini-Commonwealth Games with mountain biking, tennis, lawn bowls and more as part of the Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge.

“The Victoria Park Golf Complex will also be hopping on board the school holiday fun with putt-putt golf, a jumping castle, giant slide, petting zoo, tug-of-war, sack races and a special visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday.

“If the holidays are time for the kids to bond with their grandparents, we’ve got that sorted too with cooking, fishing, canoeing, fitness games and more as part of our Gold ‘n’ Kids program.

“Council is committed to providing leisure opportunities for everyone, so whether you’re seeking an adventure or some well-earned rest, there’s something for everyone in our lifestyle city.”

Council’s school holiday program will be held in parks, pools and venues right across the city, with prices ranging from no cost to no more than $15.80.