Lots of activities for school holidays

Cairns Regional Council is again hosting a range of activities to keep kids occupied these school holidays.

From workshops to reading activities, traversing walking tracks and learning about our native flora and fauna, there are host of facilities and activities to keep the whole family occupied.

Here are a few ideas for parents these school holidays:

Cairns Libraries

For those wanting to be creative indoors, Cairns Libraries is offering a host of programs and events to suit children of all ages.

Children can get involved in the Summer Reading Club’s 40 Days in 40 ways Reading Challenge either at a Cairns Libraries branch or from home via the online website (www.summerreadingclub.org.au).

The Summer Reading Club is a free online and in-library holiday program, run in partnership with State Library of Queensland, the Australian Library and Information Association, and the Australian Public Library Alliance.

Also at Cairns Libraries:

  • S.T.E.A.M LEGO WeDO – Explore the world of robotics and coding with LEGO
  • The White Wizard – A hilariously, light-hearted magic performance to celebrate our Summer Reading Club Program with the White Wizard.
  • Recycled Christmas craft workshops
  • Zoo to you – An exciting wildlife experience with Zoo to You. Get up close to Australian animals and learn about their habitats.

Check out the Cairns Libraries website for details of all the events, activities and programs.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Explore the beauty of tropical plant life at Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Renowned as one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about local flora and horticulture.

Discover more about the plants and animals with a tour. The Friends of the Botanic Gardens conduct free guided tours of Flecker Gardens, or take advantage of the series of audio tours and become your own tour guide.

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