School Holiday Activities in Ipswich
We have hunted for the best school holiday activities in Ipswich, not only for our Ipswich families but also for the Brisbane families looking for a fun day trip. We have compiled a list of our favourites which include animal experiences, an eco-hunt, cookie decoration, live shows and more. With so much to do in and around Ipswich, visit for the day or stay overnight and discover all this charming town has to offer.
Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm
Visit Penny, farmer Dave and their cuddly animals at Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm. Hand feed the chickens, pat the goats and sheep and take a selfie with the alpacas. When you are done with the animals perch yourself on a hay bale and enjoy some homemade treats and a cuppa. Check out the farm’s Facebook page for event details and opening hours. Bookings essential. You might also like to read our Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm Review
The Llama Farm
Discover Queensland’s biggest herd of llamas at the Llama Farm, situated in scenic Pine Mountain. Visitors are able to take a llama for a walk on a custom-built trail as well as seeing donkeys, miniature ponies, peacocks, turkeys, geese, guinea fowl and two fluffy Maremma dogs. Visit their Facebook page for further information. https://www.facebook.com/thellamafarm/
Naughty Little Kids
If it’s goats you want to cuddle, then head to the Naughty Little Kids open day on Tuesday 24th of September. Not only can you pat the ‘kids’ and try your hand at milking a goat, but there will also be a jumping castle, face painting, sausage sizzle, coffee van and a mini-market selling goat products. To find out more and purchase tickets head to https://www.naughtylittlekids.com.au/ You might also be interested in our Naughty Little Kids Review
Little Humpty Children’s Day at Summer Land Camels
Book in advance with Summer Land Camels in the Scenic Rim, for a camel ride or tour of Summer Land Camel farm. Book online at https://summerlandcamels.com.au/events-and-functions/
Animal Encounters at Ipswich Nature Centre
Join a special VIP guided walking tour of the Ipswich Nature Centre to discover more about local wildlife, feed the barnyard animals, pet a reptile and learn about bilby conservation. Tours run on Wednesdays and Friday during the school holidays at 9am and 11am. Book now at https://www.discoveripswich.com.au/tour/animal-encounters-ipswich-nature-centre/ You might also be interested in our Ipswich Nature Centre Review.
Eco-Hunt at White Rock
Explore the trails of White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate from the 9th of September to the 7th of October 2019 to be in with the chance to win great prizes and contribute to mapping Australia’s biodiversity. Simply download the QuestaGame app, walk the trails and snap as many different pictures of insects, birds, animals and plants. For further information visit https://questagame.com/ipswich
The Workshops Rail Museum
Celebrating all things trains, The Workshops Rail Museum offers an interactive playspace for kids. A dedicated children’s adventure playground aptly named ‘Nippers Railway’ (a nipper was the youngest member of a railway gang) features a kids-sized railway network with a port, goods yard, country station, city station and even a signal tower. The Workshops Rail Museum features the largest model railway of Queensland anywhere in the world. Real trains and multimedia exhibitions are packed into the Museum and while there is a fee for entry, once inside, all the activities are included.
The Ipswich Art Gallery
One of the best-dedicated children’s art galleries is located in central Ipswich and generally free for families to enter (sometimes individual exhibitions attract a small entry fee). They have hosted some of the state best interactive art installations for kids.
Flagstone Adventure Park
Flagstone Adventure Park has a whole-family design approach, and kids of all ages will enjoy the different challenges on offer. For the little kids, it has numerous climbing opportunities that encourage safe independence with bridges to cross, tunnels to crawl through, and various slides to match their courage. For older kids, there is the expanse of aerial adventure, slides and challenging climbing routes to enjoy. Adjacent to the Flagstone Adventure Park is the Flagstone Water Park which is equally impressive and has a cafe if you want to get some coffee.
River Heart Playground
River heart playground at Ipswich boasts 3 sandpit areas, water-play activities with 4 large water pumps for children to experiment with, swings, a flying fox, a large climbing frame with a slide and lots of smaller points of interest!
Robelle Domain Springfield
Situated on 24 hectares and contains more than 11km of boardwalks, sporting fields, walking tracks and playgrounds for Brisbane Kids to enjoy Robelle Domain boasts various features, including lots of water play and an interactive playground. It is also located right next door to the free community Orion Water park.