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10 things to do in the school holidays

WIRAC holiday program

WIRAC will organise a holiday activity program during the first and second weeks of the school holidays. The program costs $20.70 per child per day or $90 per child for five days. For more information about the program, phone WIRAC reception on 46617955. WIRAC is on Palmerin St.

Pick, take home strawberries

FROM October 1, children can visit the Strawberry Fields and harvest their own strawberries, which they can take home. The Strawberry Fields are at 2 West Rd, Stanthorpe.

Teens Free Volleyball

ON OCTOBER 2, at 4pm, Headspace will put on a free beach volleyball match for 12-25-year-olds. WIRAC is in Palmerin St.

Children's Art Workshops

ON OCTOBER 26, the Warwick Art Gallery will organise a workshop titled Artistic Spring Garden for children aged five or more, which incorporates elements of painting and sculpture. The workshop will run from 10am-noon. On October 1, the gallery will run a workshop called Abstract Expressionism, which is a challenging painting course for children aged eight and over. The workshop will run from 10am-noon. The cost of the workshops is $5 each. The art gallery is on 49 Albion St, Warwick.

Visit Queen Mary Falls

EXPLORE the natural beauty of Queen Mary Falls. Take a picnic and spend the day, or book a campsite at the nearby Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park. To book, phone the park on 46647151 or book online at queenmaryfallscaravanpark.com.au. To get there, drive towards Warwick-Killarney Rd/Tourist Drive 1 and follow the signs.

Visit the Granite Belt Dairy

TAKE the kids to the Granite Belt Dairy where they can see cow milking in action and try a milkshake made from fresh jersey cow milk. Cow milking is at 7am. To attend a cow milking, phone the dairy ahead of time on 46852277. The dairy is on 4 Duncan Lane, Thulimbah, about 10 minutes north of Stanthorpe.

Children's Pottery Workshops

THE Warwick Potters Association will hold Children's Vocational Workshops on September 23-25. These workshops will run from 9-11.30am and is open to children aged eight or older. The cost involved is $45. This includes clay, teaching and firing. All students need to bring is morning tea. To book, simply collect a form from Wattle Doo Crafts, at 143 Palmerin St in Warwick, fill it in and return it to the same place. Registration is due by Friday as teachers need to be assigned. For more information, phone the Warwick Potters Association on 46615548.

Southern Downs Steam Railway

THE Southern Downs Steam Railway will organise a return train ride from Warwick to Toowoomba on September 28. Tickets are $90 for adults and $80 for concessions. A coach tour of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, including lunch can be added for an additional $20. Tickets can be purchased at southerndownssteamrailway.com.au/tours/toowoomba, over the phone on 46619788 or on the day. The station is at the corner of Hamilton and Fitzroy Sts.

Warwick Library activities

DURING the school holidays, the library will run a spring-themed activity table and treasure hunt. Children can also come to the library and read, play board games, do jigsaw puzzles, use the Wii or computer gaming systems and use the free wifi. The library is at 49 Albion St, Warwick.

Gymnastics fun on offer

IF YOUR child would like to try gymnastics, Warwick Gymnastics Club is running a school holiday program from September 30-October 4 for children aged five or more. Phone the club on 46619826 or 0411111406 or visit 29 Easey St. Sessions are $25 each or $100 for five and run from 9am-3pm.

Do you have an event happening during the school holidays? Let us know below.



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