School holiday fun in Rocky
THE joy of January brings about hot summer days, school holidays and kids saying 'I'm bored, cos there is nothing to do'.
To prove that is not true, here is a list of lots of fun activities aimed to entertain the kids.
No matter what your budget is, there is something fun for everyone.
Winter Magic ice skating is at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds until January 22. Daily sessions: 8am-10am, 10.15am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-4pm.
Evening sessions: 7pm-9pm Monday to Thursday, then Friday and Saturday 6pm to 8pm plus a disco session 8.30pm to 10.30 pm. Prices online www.wintermagic.biz.
Kids Fit - January 6, 9, 11, 13, and 16 at Yeppoon Community Development Centre, 80 John St. For ages 6 to 12 years, held 2pm-3pm, cost $30. Bookings essential. Call 4939 4740.
Rockhampton Heritage Village - Open today and on January 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19. Suitable for children 18 months +, $7.30 each, one adult per family free and extra adults charged at $5 each. Bookings required on 4936 8680.
Stamp Your Feet's ceramic workshops are running Monday to Wednesday through January at the Bush Cafe in Byfield. For ages 5-18, a three-hour workshop costs $50. To book phone Renton on 0448 269 472.
Monoprint Suncatchers - January 7 at the Rockhampton Art Gallery 1pm - 3pm. For ages 8 - 14 years, $10 includes materials. Bookings required on 4936 8248.
The first Arcade Markets for 2012 from 8am to noon January 8 in the undercover car park on Bolsover St, Rockhampton.
Beach Potters children's workshops - January 10 from 9am - noon in the Atkinson building at the Yeppoon Showgrounds.
Candle making workshop for 12 to 15 year olds - January 12 at the CDC Garage, 80 John St, Yeppoon. Bookings on 4939 4740.
Twilight Movies - January 13 at Conaghan Park, Gracemere. Cats and Dogs 2, rated (G) screened from 7pm free.
Rainbow Fish Suncatchers - January 14 at the Rockhampton Art Gallery 1pm - 3pm. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. $10 includes materials. Bookings required on 4936 8248.
Drama Fun - January 16 to 19 at the Mount Morgan School of Arts 10am - noon daily. Suitable for ages 12 years +, $20 workshop with bookings required on 4936 8344.
Drawing Life for Kids on Tour - January 16-20 at Stockland Rockhampton near ANZ bank. Ages 4 to 14 years. 10am-2pm. Free.
Summer Reading Club - January 17 at Rockhampton Regional Library, 3pm-4pm.
Lively Cartooning for Kids - January 17 at Rockhampton Regional Library 4pm-5pm. Bring pens and paper. Suitable for primary school children. Free.
Hollywood Classic - January 17 at Walter Reid Cultural Centre. Mary Poppins (Rated G) will be screened - 10am arrival for a 10.30am start. $5 includes morning tea. Dial 'n' Charge on 4927 4111.
Beach Potters are holding children's workshops - January 17 from 9am to noon in the Atkinson building at Yeppoon Showgrounds. Cost $20 includes clay and firings. Book on 4939 3846 or 4939 5377.
Digital Story Telling - January 19 at the Rockhampton Regional Library 1pm - 5pm. Bring along a photo and 10-second story about where you live. This is a free activity.
Candle making workshop for 12 to 15 year olds - January 19 at CDC Garage, 80 John St, Yeppoon. Bookings essential on 4939 4740.
Digital Story Telling - January 20 at Rockhampton Regional Library 9am - 1pm. Bring along a photo and 10-second story about where you live.
Window Pictures - January 21 at the Rockhampton Art Gallery 1pm - 3pm. For ages 8 to 14 years. $10 includes material with bookings required on 4936 8248.
Learn to surf - Hire a stand-up paddle board or learn to surf with Pat at Capricorn Learn to Surf. Call 4939 2780 or 0488 076 595.
Koorana Crocodile Farm is open daily with tours 10.30am and 1pm.
Cooberrie Park- Cuddle a koala, or look close at a lizard - You can see all these animals and more at Cooberrie Park, just north of Yeppoon. The park is open daily from 10am - 3pm with an interactive animal show at 1pm.
Rockhampton cinemas- Catch some of the latest action on the big screen, with new movies like Happy Feet 2, The Adventures of Tintin, Alvin and the Chipmunks, We Bought a Zoo and Puss In Boots screening now at Birch, Carroll and Coyle, Rockhampton cinemas.
Capricorn Coast Trail Rides- Take a ride on horseback at Capricorn Coast Trail Rides, near The Oaks Yeppoon Rd. Learn to ride classes are being held on January 11 and 19. Intermediate riders three-day kids riding camp starts January 16. Bookings on 4939 2611.
Don't forget to also include on your list of things to do - step back in time at Archer Park Rail Museum and the Mount Morgan Railway; jump into your local pool, visit the Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton Zoo, Kershaw Gardens, or your local skate park, go fishing, explore other attractions in our region like the Capricorn Caves, Great Keppel Island and take a swim at our beautiful beaches.
For a full list of school holiday events and activities go to www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au