What’s on – April school holidays in Ripley and surrounds

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What’s on – April school holidays in Ripley and surrounds

Discover what’s on these April school holidays in Ripley and surrounds.

The April school holidays are right around the corner, and Ripley and its neighbouring areas are buzzing with exciting activities to keep the whole family entertained. From mind-blowing science shows to outdoor adventures and cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, get ready to mark your calendars and dive into the fun-filled activities awaiting you from March 29 to April 14.

Pattern Play at Ipswich Art Gallery

Saturday 24 February – Sunday 14 April

Kids are encouraged to unleash their creativity at Pattern Play, an immersive exhibition at Ipswich Art Gallery. Here, they’ll dive into the world of shapes and designs through hands-on activities, where they can experiment with patterns and symmetry to create their own masterpieces.

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Meet Peter Rabbit

Thursday 28, Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March

Hop over to Riverlink Shopping Centre these school holidays for a special meet and greet with Peter Rabbit himself! Peter will be doing 20 minute appearances outside Wallace Bishop from 10am to 1pm on Thursday 28 March, Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March.

There will also be special screenings of Peter Rabbit at Limelight Cinemas at 9.30am on the same days.

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The Magical World of Crazy Science

Sunday 7 April, 2pm – 3pm

Prepare to be amazed at The Magical World of Crazy Science, where science, magic, and art collide in a spectacular show hosted by Richard Scholes. From colossal columns of elephant toothpaste to zooming rockets and giant bubbles, this interactive science extravaganza promises an engaging experience for the whole family.

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Join the Science Squad

Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April

Become a part of the Science Squad and embark on a journey of discovery at Tulmur Place. Witness captivating stage shows featuring fire and ice demonstrations, followed by hands-on science workshops where kids can create snow, lava lamps, or slime to take home as souvenirs.

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Foost Kids Cooking Class

Tuesday 9 April

Part of Ripley Town Centre’s Easter Holiday Workshops, Foost Kids Cooking Class gives junior chefs the chance to go on an Easter-themed foodie adventure. Children will be able to make some tasty and colourful take-home morsels, including Easter Bunny crackers and layered fruit salad.

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Puppet Avatar Drop-in Workshop

Tuesday 9 April, Thursday 11 April & Friday 12 April

Let your child’s imagination soar at the Puppet Avatar Drop-in Workshop with visual artist Sue Loveday. Here they’ll learn the art of crafting paper puppets and bring them to life on stage in this hands-on session. Suitable for children aged 7 to 17, this workshop promises a fun-filled morning of creativity and expression.

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Celebrate India

Saturday 13 April

Experience the vibrant culture of India at Springfield Library’s drop-in event. From traditional music and dance to Bollywood performances and yoga sessions, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indian traditions and flavours. It’s a cultural celebration not to be missed.

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Animal Encounters at Ipswich Nature Centre

Get up close and personal with some of Ipswich’s cutest residents at Ipswich Nature Centre. From bilbies and wallabies to dingoes and wombats, the centre is home to a diverse array of Australian wildlife. Best of all, entry is free, so you can visit as often as you like during the school holidays!

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Family Fun at Limelight Cinemas

Gather the family for a day of movie magic at Limelight Cinemas. Enjoy special screenings of family favourites like ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’, ‘Ghostbusters’, and ‘The NeverEnding Story’, along with an overnight marathon of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. It’s a cinematic extravaganza perfect for bonding with loved ones.

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