School Holiday Activities Toowoomba for Kids

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There’s so much to do in the Toowoomba region this June/July school holidays. The school holidays will run from Saturday 25 June – Sunday 10 July 2022 inclusive and we have a list of all the best school holiday activities Toowoomba has to offer.

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Things to do in Toowoomba during the winter school holidays

There’s so much to do in the Toowoomba region this winter school holiday. Just follow our guide to the Toowoomba winter school holiday activities to bust that school-break boredom!

Mashed Theatre’s Acting Workshops

These holidays Mashed Theatre is hosting Acting Workshops for young people aged 6-18 years. These School Holiday Workshops provide young actors the opportunity to work with one of Queensland’s leading and fastest growing theatre companies. They will learn a multitude of different styles and forms of acting from our professional actors in the theatre and film industry.

Juniors ( 6- 8 year olds)

A Beginner’s Acting Workshop for creative kids! Held in the Branson Room at Canvas Coworking – Let’s Act will be focusing on different acting techniques, all participants will have fun developing skills in order to prepare them for becoming an actor in theatre or film. This workshop is a great way for young people to not only build their vocal and performance abilities, but strengthen their confidence and develop important personal development skills.

  • When: Monday Monday 27th June & Tuesday 28th June, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Canvas Coworking, Branson Room (access via Mann street)
  • Price: $150 (GST included)

Lil’ Thespians (9 – 12 year olds)

A Beginner’s Acting Workshop for creative kids! Held in the Branson Room at Canvas Coworking – Lil’ Thespians will be focusing on different acting techniques, all participants will have fun developing skills in order to prepare them for becoming an actor in theatre or film. This workshop is a great way for young people to not only build their vocal and performance abilities, but strengthen their confidence and develop important personal development skills.

  • When: Monday Wednesday 28th June – Friday 1st July, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Canvas Coworking, Branson Room (access via Mann street)
  • Price: $200.00 (GST included)

5 Day Actor’s Intensive

For our determined actors! This 5 day intensive has participants delve into intermediate and advanced acting techniques, theatre styles and forms, and prepare them to work in the film and theatre industry. Our professional actors will inspire young people to get their creative juices flowing and learn key skills to encourage their growth inside and outside of the intensive.

  • Starts: Monday 4th July, 2022
  • Ends: Friday, 8th July, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Mashed Theatre & Films Studio, Canvas Coworking, Branson Room (access via Mann Street)
  • Price: $250.00 (GST inclusive)

Find out all of the details here.

Cobb + Co Museum

There’s always something to keep the children entertained during school holidays at Cobb + Co Museum. All of these holiday programs include hands on activities and learning through fun, with themed holiday programs for 3-12 year olds. Themes include megafauna, insects, reptiles, science experiments and interactive trails. 

For older age groups, they are running teen workshops. These are three-hour versions of the popular hands-on workshops they run, and they’ve been designed especially for 13 – 17 year olds.  

Blacksmithing Teen Workshop

Forge a fire poker or keyring in this three-hour workshop designed for teens.

  • When: 30 June 2022, 6 July 2022
  • Price: $95 including materials for the three-hour session)

Metalsmithing Teen Workshop

Create a pair of earrings, ring necklace or key chain in this three-hour workshop designed for teens.

  • When: 6 July 2022
  • Price: $95 including materials for the three-hour session

Bookings are essential. Find out more here. 

Venue: Cobb & Co. Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba

EDwoodUCATION

The E.P.I.K. School Holiday Program 

The E.P.I.K. School Holiday Programs are designed to be inclusive, multi-disciplinary, engaging and a chance to expose participants to new interests!  Participants may choose on the day what they wish to do and are welcome to explore various options throughout the day.

The TOOWOOMBA E.P.I.K. Holiday Program features:

  • Music and vocal workshops for the young musicians
  • Theatre, character development and drama games for the performers
  • Construction challenges for the engineers of tomorrow
  • Skills-based tennis games and drills for our future tennis stars
  • Robotics with Bee-Bot challenges, Sphero programming and LEGO EV3
  • Boardgames to enhance strategic thinking (e.g. chess, Settlers of Catan)
  • Crazy Science experiments to engage the inquisitive minds

Price: $60 per day

Contact: 0490 759 037

Find out more here. 

Highfields Pioneer Village

There is so much for a family to see and do at Highfields Pioneer Museum, with over 60 authentic buildings and themed museums.

Myrtle May the miniature steam train and Henry the Model T Bus will be running on the last Sunday of every month, weather permitting. Additional costs apply for train and bus rides. There are normally school holiday activities as well.

Find out more on the Highfields Pioneer Village website.

Avegates school holiday program for students with a disability

Avegates Multicap for students with disabilities

The Avegates School Holiday Program offers lots of fun activities to keep children engaged and entertained during school holidays.

The success of the Avegates School Holiday Program has seen it grow, with it now operating across five locations across Queensland. The program is designed to provide fun and engaging experiences for school-aged children with disability throughout the school holidays that enable skills development, and connection through positive friendships and relationships with their peers.

Each day of the Avegates School Holiday Program offers new activities and experiences for all children attending. Activities have been developed with NDIS goals in mind and are designed to encourage all attendees to have an amazing time and make some great new friends!

Price: Costs for support provided are generally claimed through NDIS funding. In addition to the support costs there is a small out-of-pocket fee charged for each day which depends on whether or not you would like food provided for your child on the day. 

The Avegates School Holiday Program is available in Toowoomba, Brisbane’s northside, Brisbane’s southside, Mackay, Rockhampton and Logan/Redlands. Call Avegates on 1300 135 886 or visit their website www.avegates.org.au to find out more.

Empire Theatre

School holiday workshops 

Empire Youth Arts aims to enrich and empower the young people of the Toowoomba region. Providing a variety of regular drama workshops, holiday workshops and elite performance program opportunities, Empire Youth Arts is an invaluable program to the young people of the Toowoomba community and beyond. 

Empire Youth Arts also provides a number of classes outside Toowoomba, including term long classes, workshops, masterclasses and educational support, working in Dalby, Lockyer Valley, the Somerset Region, Mitchell, Miles, Charleville, Pittsworth and Crows Nest in the past few years.

Also, why not go along to a show? The Hunchback of Notre Dame is on Saturday 9 June 2022 presented by the award-winning TCS Youth Choir. Find out what’s on and buy tickets here

Venue: Empire Theatre, 54-56 Neil Street, Toowoomba

Find out more here.

City Golf

School holiday programmes

City Golf offers a range of holiday and term time activities for kids. Find out more about Junior Golf activities and stay informed about the upcoming school holiday programme here.

Tinker Art 

School holiday activities

Come along to enjoy these immersive art workshops. 

Venue: 8 Dexter Street Toowoomba
Price: Classes are usually $39 per child

Mad Food Science 

Library activity

Get the kids into healthy eating over the school holidays with our fun program.

Together you’ll discover: 

  • Why the food rainbow is so important
  • What to do about fussy eaters
  • Which foods helps concentration, behaviour and academic performance
  • Avoid lunch box stress and
  • Understand food labels

When: Tuesday 28 June 2022 9am – 12pm and Saturday 9 July 1 – 4pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library Multipurpose room, Level 3 155 Herries Street Toowoomba. 
Price: $5 per person, per session
You can book and find out more information here

Laidley Show 2022

2 – 3 July 2022

It’s show time! Come along for a full weekend of horticulture, crafts, food and produce, animals, farm skills, and entertainment. The site is also open for camping. 

Laidley Agricultural and Industrial Society Membership is just $12 per year per adult and $8.00 per junior to come to the show as often as you like. 

Visit the Laidley Show Society website for more information.

Things to do in and around Toowoomba

The Toowoomba Region has an abundance of historic venues and stunning parklands to visit. If you have a morning or afternoon to spare, consider a visit to one of these special venues.

Toowoomba Region Libraries – school holiday activities

You will find heaps of fun activities at your local library. You can find out what is on here

For online fun, check out the first 5 forever program for activities and educational play ideas for children aged 0-5 years old.

The Chocolate Cottage

Situated on a grassy acreage overlooking unsurpassed views of the Toowoomba Range, the restored 1877 Highfields school house cafe has plenty of room for the family with shaded outdoor seating and warm indoor dining around a fireplace throughout winter.

The handpainted chairs, colourful décor and quirky giftware provides a perfect environment to indulge in our handmade chocolates, award winning cuisine and Lavazza coffee.

Visit the Chocolate Cottage here.

Ju Raku En – Japanese Gardens

Located on the northern side of the University of Southern Queensland campus, the stunning Japanese garden is a joint project between the University and the local City Council. Toowoomba’s changing seasons and the clever design mean that each season offers a truly unique experience in the garden. You can find out more here

Laurel Bank Park – Hill Street, Toowoomba

Laurel Bank Park is one of Toowoomba’s premier parks and provides a majestic oasis close to the heart of town. The park features manicured gardens, mature trees, children’s play equipment, barbecue and picnic areas and two croquet lawns and is a must-see destination during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in spring, when the gardens come alive with colour and natural splendour.

Queens Park Botanic Gardens – Lindsay Street, Toowoomba

Set across more than 25 picturesque hectares, the parkland has several children’s play areas and barbecue picnic spaces.

DownSteam Tourist Railway & Museum – 16 Cambooya Street, Drayton

The DownSteam Tourist Railway is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm. For fans of historic steam railways, this is a great place to spend a few hours touring the restoration sheds and gift shop. Entry via donation: $5/adults. 

Toowoomba Indoor Sports

This is the premier indoor sports venue in Toowoomba and boasts six playing courts and one practice net, set up complete with a bowling machine. The centre has a fully licensed bar and canteen, and caters for functions, birthdays and corporate groups. The Sporting Arena is sure to offer a sport that appeals to your children. Whether they’re only young or a growing teenager, with a plethora of options available there’ll be something to suit them. Why not bring the whole family in on the fun too? Find out more here in our full review!

Things to do in Toowoomba when you need to stay at home

Our Easter school holiday listings will be updated closer to the time. Take a look at these fund activities to keep your little ones entertained:

Boredom Busters for Kids – A list of over 20 things to do when there is “nothing to do”.

Cinema at Home – You can still have that home cinema experience with streaming, downloads or online DVD orders. Take a look at our suggestions!

Bear Hunt – Social Distance Style! – Explore your local neighbourhood in search of hidden bears. Tip: Create your own toilet roll tube binoculars with string and sticky tape, and decorate them for your hunt.

Take a Virtual Museum Tour – Visit 17 different museums across the world with a virtual tour!

Go to Disneyland! – You can ride all the rides without queuing! Want to know how? Click the link!

You can find lots more ideas for crafts and activities for the Easter school holiday by clicking here.

 

Past events in the Toowoomba school holidays

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland

4 – 24 December 2021, 7pm-10pm

Annual traditional Christmas Lights Display – Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland will be held in the Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, from Saturday 4th December 2021 up to and including Christmas Eve (Weather permitting)

Venue: Botanic Gardens, Queens Park

Find out more here.

Triple M Mayoral Carols by Candlelight

12 December 2021, 6:30pm-8:30om

One of the oldest and largest regional Christmas Carols events in Australia is back in 2021 after falling victim to COVID last year. Santa will be joining, plus food vans to keep you feeling satisfied, a stellar lineup of amazing local artists, and an incredible fireworks show to wrap things up.

Venue: Queens Park Frogs Hollow

Find out more here.

Christmas in the Park

15 December 2021, 5pm-9pm

Christmas in the park will be a great night out for families. There will be Free Rides from 5.00pm (Dodgem Cars, Cup & Saucer, Giant Slide and Jumping Castle), free temporary tattoos and face painting for the kids, Food Stalls and more!

Venue: Pittsworth Centenary Park

Find out more here. 

Toowoomba Christmas Tree Festival

Thursday 10 December 2021

20 beautiful Pine Christmas Trees will be on display from local schools and community groups who have kindly donated their time to decorate them. Everybody is welcome – entry fee is a gold coin donation which will also give you the opportunity to vote for your favourite tree. $1 donation will give you 2 tokens to vote and $2 will give you 5 votes.

  • Where: USQ Clive Berghofer Centre, Baker St, Toowoomba
  • Time: 5.30pm-8.30pm Thursday 10 December – Saturday 12 December 2021
  • Find out more.

Queensland Youth Week Board Games

Various libraries 4 – 8 April 2022

Bring your friends for a string of card and strategy games sessions across the region to celebrate Queensland Youth Week 2022 between April 4 to April 8 2022. FREE activities will run at Oakey Library, Millmerran Library, Clifton Library, and Yarraman Library over various days. 
Find out more here.

Things to do in Toowoomba during the spring school holidays

1 – 30 September 2022 – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Of course, the biggest event on every Toowoomba spring holiday calendar is the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. The Carnival of Flowers is a riot of spring events, including the parade, night garden light display, sideshows, music, activities and floral displays, train journeys, crafts, tours and more.

There’s really too much happening to list here, so take a look at the official guide for more info.

Grand Central Floral Parade – reimagined

The iconic Grand Central Floral Parade is one of Toowoomba’s favourite events of the year! Come along to watch street performers, carnival characters and roving entertainment escort the stunning floral floats on their journey through the heart of the city to Queens Park. This free event takes place on 17 September 2022 and starts at 10am.

Find out more here. !

Rowes Carnival of Light shows

Take the whole family to watch the entire front of the Rowes building come to life with spectacular animations to celebrate a Symphony of Spring! You’ll see the magical, miniature world of the garden gnomes with flowers the size of buildings, giant bees, butterflies and lady birds. Watch crepe myrtle trees bop to the music whilst thousands of tiny flowers sprout and bloom and a giant oak tree grows and delivers dancing gnomes to the party!

Date tbc at Rowes Building, 58 Russell Street, Toowoomba

Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy Retail

As twilight settles in, Queens Park will spring to life with lighting displays that weave through a secluded section of the parkland. Designed as an family-friendly space, the Night Garden features light installations and illuminations of colour!  Get your camera ready to capture each installation.

This event will ‘brighten’ your night! Don’t miss it! 2022 will see a feature inflatable interactive inclusion!

1 – 30 September 2022, 6 – 8:30pm, Middle of Queens Park, Godsall Street, Toowoomba

Things to do in Toowoomba during the summer school holidays

Toowoomba has a wide range of kids’ activities during the holidays (just see some of them listed under the past events above!).

More ideas for the Toowoomba school holidays

Margaret Street Markets

The Original Mix Emerging Designer Markets 

Queens Park Markets 

Toowoomba Farmers’ Markets 

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One response to “School Holiday Activities Toowoomba for Kids”

  1. Kendall says:

    You missed skating. $10 for 2 hours 10am-4pm. (Skatecity Toowoomba)

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