Free and low-cost activities will pop up in every corner of the City of Logan as the annual ImagiNation Children’s Festival returns for 2019.
The popular festival will feature daily activities from Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, October 6.
The action-packed program includes a Colour Blast Fun Run for five to 17-year-olds, learn-to-skateboard sessions, a craft village, a ninja obstacle course, bubble soccer, landfill tours and a workshop on how to be a junior vet.
Activities will be held indoors and outdoors at Council venues including the city’s libraries and art gallery as well as the Logan Entertainment Centre.
Bookings for festival activities are open but some popular activities are expected to book out quickly.
The full program is online at imaginationfestival.com.au
Printed programs are available from Logan’s library branches, Council’s customer service centres, the Logan Art Gallery and participating activity providers.
Highlights of the program include:
Ninja Obstacle Course (Underwood Park, Sunday, September 22, 9am – noon): Participants move through a ninja-inspired obstacle course by climbing, jumping, crawling, squeezing and swinging.
MZAZA concert and workshop (Logan Entertainment Centre, Monday, September 23, 12.30pm): This award-winning, multicultural six-piece band delivers an interactive concert with music from around the world. The first 25 young ticket holders will be invited to join a kids’ singing workshop from 11am.
Landfill tours – Where does my rubbish go? (Logan Recycling Market, Browns Plains, Monday, September 23, 9.30am): Children aged from five to 15 can attend a backstage tour of Council’s landfill site at Browns Plains.
BrainBuzz Live! (Logan Entertainment Centre, Tuesday, September 24, 11am): A 30-minute stage production of 9Go Kids’ popular science television show.
Under the trees at Mayes (Mayes Cottage, Friday, September 27, 10.30am to 1.30pm): The event includes animal sessions with Geckoes Wildlife, tree whispering with Tamsin Scott from Earth Play, making family trees and enjoying a performance by Logan artist Danni Jay showcasing the Mayes Cottage piano.
Deadly digital movie-making workshop (Sessions available at all nine libraries between Monday, September 30 and Friday, October 4): Participants will make a short movie use LEGO Movie Maker and the Yugambeh Museum Language App.
Animals and birds in art: Hands on art activities for all ages (Logan Art Gallery, Tuesday, October 1 to Thursday, October 3, 10am – 4pm): Animal-themed art activities include mask making, scratch board art, collaged birds, animals in watercolour and puzzles and jigsaws. No bookings are required. Parents need to remain with their children.
Nerf Wars (Waller Park, Browns Plains, Sunday, October 6, 3pm – 4pm (five to 11-year-olds) and 4pm – 5pm (12 to 17-years-old): Participants will play in teams armed with Nerf blasters and battle their way around a field.