December 23: Summer Days at the Museum

Summer Days at the Museum

Make tracks to the Museum these summer school holidays for Summer Days at The Workshops Rail Museum.

  • See the special exhibition Circus Train and hear the story of the circuses that travelled through Queensland by rail.
  • Practice your acrobatic skills in the Circus Camp zone, or hone your aim and hand eye coordination in a game of Bean Bag Toss, Crazy Quoits or Ballistic Bowls. 
  • Dress up as your favourite circus character or animal.
  • Head to the Museum’s maker space Creation Station and create a pair of elephant ears or a clown’s hat with puzzles and stories to read.

Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your ticket.

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich

COST: Adults $14.50 Children $11.50, under three free

Gunpit Ridge Moonrise Citylights Guided Nightwalk

Discover the world of Nature after dark… Beginning our journey in the late afternoon, soak in the experience as Nature transitions from day to night. Our track winds up a rocky ridge through protected bushland to arrive at a lookout high over White Rock. Watch as the full moon rises over sparkling city lights, before a spotlight walk back along the night trail (Headlamps are provided). Bookings essential..

WHEN: 5.30pm – 9pm

WHERE: White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate

COST: Free, see details on Ipswich City Council’s Facebook page

Christmas Wonderland in Ipswich

Discover the magic of Christmas with a light display at Christmas Wonderland in Ipswich. Full program of events here.

WHEN: 7pm-10pm

WHERE: Nerima Gardens, Queens Park

COST: Free. Full program of events here

All Abilities Morning Run

Rise and Shine, head out for a run. Find other ideas to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 6am

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

Ipswich Showplace Markets

The Ipswich Showplace Markets are held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds. They are open to the public between 6am and 11:30am.

Stallholders currently sell a range of items, both new and second hand. They range from toys, clothes, books, plants, household items, DVDs and CDs, art, craft, tools, hardware, services, fruit and vegetables, ice-cream, hot food, coffee and more.

WHEN: 6am-11.30am

WHERE: Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd

COST: Coin donation

English-Spanish Church

Fountain of Eternal Life Christian Church (Iglesia Fuente De Vida Externa) serves the Latin America community in Springfield Central and surrounding communities. Services are held weekly.

WHEN: 10.30am-12.30pm

WHERE: 4/145 Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central

COST: Free


Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in a new photographic exhibition revealing the dark side of the Roaring Twenties.

Explore more than 130 candid and compelling mugshots taken by New South Wales Police between 1920 and 1930. Known as the ‘Specials’, they are unlike any found elsewhere in the world.

Immerse yourself in all things Underworld with the stunning accompanying book and an exciting line-up of talks and tours.

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum

COST: Adult $14.50. Children under three are free.

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