School holidays are here: 11 Things to Do September 19 to 21

1. Loose Ends: Theatre for Families

The workshop is open for Paris-trained circus artist Jens Altheimer’s show about friendship and acceptance in an eccentric world of puppets. Book your tickets here.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 1 October, 10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: $7 per person, under 2s free

2. Libraries Up Late: Escape Room

Challenge yourself in this ultimate race against the clock. Work together and solve a series of puzzles to escape the room. For adults and teens 13+. Register here.

WHEN: Thursday 21 September, 5.30pm, 6.15pm and 7pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

3. Enviroplan Photo Competition Exhibition

Get up close and personal with amazing entries from the annual Ipswich Enviroplan Photo Competition.

WHEN: Now until Monday 2 October
WHERE: Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich
COST: Free

4. Toddler Time at Orion

Share rhymes, stories, songs and movement to support your active toddler’s emerging language and social skills.

WHEN: Wednesday 20 September, 9.30am to 10am and 10.30am to 11am
WHERE: Bookface, Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: Free

5. Chores!

This story of two young boys playing in their mess of a room features comedy and chaos at every turn. Book online at this link.

WHEN: Thursday 21 September, 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm
WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
COST: $15 per person, $50 for a family of four

6. Maker Party in a Box Workshop

Dive into a bunch of fun, interactive digital making ‘stuff’ as you get creative and learn about coding, circuits and technology. For ages 5-18. Register at Eventbrite.

WHEN: Wednesday 20 September, 10am to 11.30am and 2pm to 3.30pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

7. Ipswich Fishing and Water Fest

Enter this month-long fishing comp for your chance to win great prizes. Simply share photos of your catch using the hashtag #IpswichFishingComp17.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 30 September
WHERE: All legal fishing spots in Ipswich
COST: Free

8. Tech Savvy Seniors: Steam Start

It’s never too late to learn. Become a STEAM powered senior and get connected with the basics of computers and internet use.

WHEN: Thursday 21 September, 10am to 12pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

9. Ghost Jam!

Enjoy a live theatre performance of the world’s best ghost stories as comedian Sean Murphy returns to Ipswich with drummer Sophie Unsen. Register children here.

WHEN: Thursday 21 September, various times
WHERE: Redbank Plaza, Redbank Plains and Ipswich Central libraries
COST: Free

10. Gardening Circle

Pick up some fresh gardening ideas and be the first to see great new gardening titles just in time for spring.

WHEN: Wednesday 20 September, 10am to 11am
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

11. Great Barrier Reef

This stunning photographic display features 20 incredible images of the world’s most extensive coral reef system.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 5 November
WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
COST: Free with museum entry

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