ImagiNation Children’s Festival returns for its second year

Published: 30 Aug 2017

The ImagiNation Children’s Festival is back after last year’s successful launch, with over 150 free and low-cost children’s activities across the City of Logan during the September school holidays.

Parents looking for ideas to keep their children entertained will have a range of activities to choose from, including go-karting, water skiing, chocolate factory tours and nature trails, as well as robotics, photography, arts and cooking workshops.

Councillor Laurie Smith, City Image Chairperson, said the festival offers a huge variety of events for children aged 0 to 12.

“There will be no reason for families to say they don’t have anything to do over the school holidays,” Cr Smith said.

“The festival is a chance for families to learn and play together, with various events aimed at encouraging inquisitive play and inspiring kids to explore their talents and creative potential.

“It also provides lots of opportunities for children to explore our parks and bush trails, as well as try some activities for the first time.”

Families can kick off their ImagiNation these school holidays at the festival’s official launch from 10am to 2pm on 18 September at the historic Mayes Cottage in Kingston.

Registration for free tickets to the launch is essential, and attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic rug to the event.

“It will be a fun day for the family, with free games, displays, special guided tours, entertainment, workshops, competitions and much more,” Cr Smith added.

The Logan Dirty Dinosaurs Mud Play will be one of the highlights of the festival.

“Other events that are expected to draw a lot of interest from both kids and adults are bubble soccer and the plover workshop,” Cr Smith said.

Artist and author Tracy L. Church will teach primary aged children about local plover birdlife and show them how to make their own plover masks in ‘What the Plovers Have to Say!’

‘What the Plovers Have to Say!’ is one of the City of Logan’s 2017 EnviroGrants recipients.

Prize packs are also up for grabs during the festival.

Kids who help name the festival monster can win one of five ImagiNation Children’s Festival sports bag packs, while budding artists who enter the colouring-in competition can win one of nine “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” double passes.

ImagiNation Children’s Festival runs from 16 September to 1 October.

Booking early is recommended, as some free and ticketed events have limited spaces available.

Visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/imagination to check the full festival program and to make a booking.

ImagiNation Children's Festival 2017