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Plenty on offer to keep Gladstone kids busy in holidays

Keira Sopher-Fields, 7, puts together a masterpiece during the arts and craft session at the Gladstone Library.
Keira Sopher-Fields, 7, puts together a masterpiece during the arts and craft session at the Gladstone Library. Brenda Strong

THERE will be no reason for school students to let boredom take over during their two-week school break with the amount of activities Gladstone has on offer.

A range of events have been organised across the region, including in Gladstone, Miriam Vale, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

The activities are sure to keep children of all ages and interests entertained.

Stockland, Bunnings and local libraries are some places with organised events.

Keira Sopher-Fields, 7, kept busy on Tuesday by creating her own masterpiece at the Gladstone Library during their free arts and crafts activity.

Term three starts July 8. It's the longest term of the year.

What's on:

Every Tuesday and Thursday Bunnings Warehouse is offering its DIY craft program from 10-11am.

Every day the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum is helping children to build a "home away from home", with recycled newspaper, from 10am-5pm.

Phone the PCYC for information regarding its school holiday vacation care during both weeks of the holidays on 4972 3122.

Stockland Gladstone will entertain children with Buzz Lightyear and his Toy Story friends, with a Star Command centre set up for the rest of this week from 11am-2pm.

Wednesday

Free craft program at Calliope Library from 9.30-11.30am and Agnes Water Library from 10-11am.

A Bug's Life at Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 10.30-11.30am. Children aged 5-plus are invited to make their own bug using paper clay.

Thursday

Free craft program at Boyne Island Library from 9.30-11.30am and Mt Larcom Library from 10.30-11.30am.

Botanical portraits for ages 5-plus. Design and create your own botanical themed wooden artwork at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens from10.30-11.30am.

Friday

Design a bag at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 10-11.30am.

SECOND WEEK OF THE HOLIDAYS

Old Macdonald's Farm will visit the local libraries.

Tondoon Botanic Gardens will hold daily activities.

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