The Summer school holidays are here and if you have a child in your care and live in the Ipswich area, there are plenty of activities on offer to keep them entertained.
‘Built for Speed’ is the latest school holiday program at the Ipswich Art Gallery. There’s fun for the whole family and you’re able to let your imagination and engineering skills run wild by building lego hotrods and racers and then testing them on a variety of ramps and time trial tracks.
Built for Speed is open daily at the Ipswich Art Gallery until the 18th of February. Entry costs $5 per person or $15 for a Family Pass.
The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich is hosting Insectarium. A program inspired by the iconic Dodd collection made up of Tropical Insects from Australia and New Guinea. The exhibition focuses on 28 beautifully arranged showcases from 1917 through to the 1960s.
Kids can also get stuck into insect inspired art and craft, get up close and personal to creepy crawlies with some 3D fun, see live stick insects and sort their eggs from their frass (stick insect poo). The Insectarium exhibition runs until the 21st of January.
There’s plenty to see at the Workshops Rail Museum including a Room for Wild Animals -an incredible taxidermy display. Plus all the usual crowd favorites like the train simulator and Nippers Railway. Check out their website for opening hours and entry prices.
Robelle Domain parklands in Springfield Central is a top spot for a dip and play in their awesome water park and playground and you can re-fuel at Two Sisters Pizza where they serve mouth watering loaded fries.
These are just a sample of activities on offer around the City of Ipswich, check out more on the Discover Ipswich website that’s jam-packed with ideas.
Ipswich Art Gallery
Darcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich