The Ultimate Guide To Brisbane School Holidays This September
The ultimate guide to school holidays this September…
With school holidays just around the corner, you might be scrambling to keep the kids occupied. But fear not! We have compiled a list, from the Brisbane Kids webpage, of our picks of the best activities to keep the little ones entertained all day long…
THE GRUFFALO – Gardens Theatre, QUT Gardens Point
CDP are bringing The Gruffalo to life just for Brisbane Kids during the summer school holidays. Based on the award winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the audience will be introduced to 3 not so nice characters as Mouse makes his journey through the deep dark woods to find some hazelnuts to eat.
From Saturday 22 September until Sunday 7 October, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained at our activities held in the store entrance across from Småland.
Kids can make their own paper animals, paper plate and peg craft. Don’t forget about our Spring Treasure Hunt which can be collected at the entrance, a reward to be enjoyed is available to those to finish it.
FREE INFLATABLE LASER TAG – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s third floor will be glowing these school holidays as the Centre hosts FREE glow in the dark, inflatable laser tag. For those who think they have played laser tag before, Brisbane Kids will be excited to know that Indooroopilly is adding extra elements to their laser tag zone so it is not your usual run of the mill laser tag, the Centre will impress with a glow in the dark labyrinth, full of inflatable objects to hide behind with smoke machines and laser beams to provide fantastic entertainment for the whole family.
CITY OF LOGAN’S IMAGINATION CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – Logan
There’s 170 activities over 16 days that are free or low cost fun for children 0 – 12 years including a muddy wonderland, ninja obstacle course, cooking, dancing, art and craft and even how to make robots work.
When: 22 September – 7 October
Where: Various Venues in Logan City
Cost: Mix of FREE and ticketed events- Bookings required for some events
Jellyfish Bloom – a spectacular lighting installation comprised of enormous, iridescent jellyfish – has floated into the Gold Coast’s favourite shopping destination Robina Town Centre as a free experience for locals to enjoy until 30th September 2018.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace
Prepare for a curious adventure in the much-loved Alice in Wonderland. Featuring all of your favourite characters, the Brisbane Art Theatres presentation of Alice in Wonderland is sure to be a hit for the whole family.
Date: 22 September – 10 November 2018 ( every Saturdays, selected Sundays and Tuesday to Friday (Sept/Oct school holidays) @ 11am
Time: 2pm weekends and 11am weekdays during the school holidays
For more great ideas visit www.brisbanekids.com.au, particularly the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar which is a great resource for everything happening in our city for the rest of the year that your children will love!
Australia is home to somewhere between 600,000 and 700,000 fauna, many of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Around 84% of our plants, 83% of our mammals, and 45% of our birds are endemic to Australia (or found exclusively in Australia only). As humans, we depend largely on animals for produce such as foods and medicines that keep us alive. Not only this, but we rely on much of our ecosystems for recreation and tourism. Biodiversity keeps the world spinning around.
With the ever-increasing pressures of climate change, reef deterioration and the rise in endangerment of many animals and insects, it is becoming more and more imperative that we make some changes to our lifestyles to keep our beautiful world, and the creatures that live on it, alive.
How can you help to protect Australia’s biodiversity?
The Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy has some great tips to preserve our local flora and fauna.
Generate a natural habitat in your garden – research plants that are native to your area and create a sanctuary for local birds and other wildlife.
Pull up any weeds that have popped up in your garden – educate yourself on what flora are native to your area, what appears to be a harmless plant could be a weed with the ability to cause significant damage if it spreads to bushland.
Be a responsible pet owner – ensure your cats and dogs are de-sexed, and if you can no longer keep them, do not release them to the wild.
Reduce, reuse and recycle – consider ways to reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill and the waterways. Many things can now be recycled.
Start your own compost bin – organic matter like vegetable peelings which usually ends up landfill is great for your garden. Start composting and you can reduce the need for chemicals and fertilizers in the garden and improve the health of your soil.
Only put water down the drains – Oils and chemicals may start at the kitchen sink but end up in our waterways and seas and can have detrimental impacts on flora and fauna living in streams and rivers. Instead of using commercial cleaning chemicals try using white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.
In a world full of plastic, carbon offsets, smog, melting ice and the degradation of our reefs, the need for us to make proactive action in combatting the negative trail we leave on our environment is becoming more and more urgent. At Arrive, we would love for all our tenants and owners to be educated in ways they can help rewind the deterioration of the beautiful Earth we live on.
For more than 17 years, Sustainable House Day has provided a great opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.
Sustainable House Day gives visitors a chance to inspect firsthand houses that have been designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind as well as the opportunity to talk to owners and receive unbiased advice.
Register here to attend Sustainable House Day on Sunday 16th September 2018 and to receive information in advance of the day.
In 2017, 29,049 people visited 206 homes across Australia and explored ways they can make their house that little bit more sustainable (and put their conscience at ease!).
You can also donate a gold coin at the open homes. Last year the donations amounted to $12,060.85 which went to charities chosen by the individual homes! Individual charities can be found on each home’s profile pages.
We have compiled a list of properties near our area listed below:
Swallowtail: Tiny House on Wheels in Salisbury 4107
Petrie Terrace Renovation in Petrie 4000
Urban Forest House in Bardon 4065
Sustainable Horticulture in Darra 4076
For more information on the houses near you, please visit: sustainablehouseday.com.
If you visit a sustainable house, or make some additions to your home in celebration of Sustainable House Day, we would LOVE to hear about it.
Contact us through phone: 3343 3737, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on our social media platforms: arriveaus (Facebook).