LAST WEEKEND // Now thru to Sunday February 26 from 10am – 5pm // Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

Visit Construction Site this summer for an awesome hands-on experience the whole family can enjoy. Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house! Use giant foam blocks to build whatever you can imagine. Construct a castle or a sky-scraper, or work together as a team to build a whole city! The Construction Site fun continues in the TapeScape; a two-story creative play space made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape! Then unleash your inner engineer with the return of the popular Ball Run. Create your own run using tubes and recycled materials to send a rolling ball on its way. See if you can make the best, longest or most gravity-defying ball run ever! Construction Site is a fun, interactive art activity where you can creatively build and play in our air-conditioned environment. There’s even a special space for children under 2 to enjoy.

For more info visit www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/kids

Friday February 24 from 9.30am – 11.30am // Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre, Bunyaville Conservation Park, Old Northern Rd, Everton Hills

Bush Explorers is a play based learning experience for preschool aged children and their families. Taking place within the tranquility of Bunyaville forest children have time and opportunity to become familiar and comfortable within the forest. The program includes elements such as bush walking, exploring the forest, growing a love and appreciation for natural places and knowledge of our native wildlife.

For more info visit www.bunyavileec.eq.edu.au

Saturday February 25 & Sunday February 26 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

Relive the magic of the most loved Princess stories with the Disney Princess Film Festival, screening each weekend from 18th February – 12th March. The timeless, enchanting Princess stories whisk us away to magical worlds full of adventure, where no tower is too tall and no beast too beastly to keep you from achieving your dreams. The festival opens with the newest of these tales, the beautiful re-imagining of Cinderella; and then the fun filled Rapunzel in Tangled; the classic, yet timeless Sleeping Beauty and finishes with one of the most loved films, The Little Mermaid. The festival is the perfect morning out for your little Prince or Princess, with colouring and activities pre-film.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Sunday February 26 from 7am – 2pm // Sandgate Foreshore, Flinders Pde, Sandgate

Sculptures and Scapes Pop-up Art Show on the Sandgate Foreshore is a display of work from local artists. Explore the rich, diverse works produced by the members of the Sandgate Art Society & Shorncliffe Potters. There is something for everyone so bring the whole family, come for a stroll along the foreshore, pick up an original work of art or one of the fantastic sculptures at affordable prices.

For more info visit www.facebook.com

Sunday February 26 from 9am – 2pm // Logan Entertainment Centre, 170 Wembley Rd, Logan Central

Calling all car enthusiasts and clubs! The date is set again for another huge Logan Car Show for 2017! This is the 10th Anniversary and is set to be bigger and better than ever before! With rides, entertainment, bands, trade stands, exhibitors, food, drinks, plus of course, cars, bikes and utes! With many trophy categories it’s going to be a great day. Come along and view the best of the best from single entries to clubs and appreciate the time, effort and cash involved in bringing these cars, bikes and utes to life! Great raffles, rides, food galore and much more!

For more info visit www.facebook.com

Sunday February 26 from 10am – 2pm // Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Rd, Karawatha

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, Sparky has been invited to create a Pop-Up Playground on the front lawn. Pop-Up Playgrounds are a collection of outdoor developmental activities and games to suit ages 2 and up. Designed to improve physical skills, confidence and communication, these are activities the whole family can enjoy together. Call your friends, pack a picnic, and enjoy the Pop-Up Playground in a beautiful forest setting. Make a day of it and be sure to check out the amazing (and free) Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre for environmental education and inspiration. This is a free event, no bookings are required.

For more info visit www.sparkydodah.com.au

Tuesday February 28 from 9am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

Powerkids is a creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years and their parents and carers. Bring your kids along to take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists from Imaginary Theatre. Each week the host artist will collaborate with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there will be something to inspire everyone.

For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Friday March 3 thru to Sunday March 5 // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg St’s, South Bank

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show returns to Brisbane this weekend! Enjoy a fantastic day out for the whole family at the show and shop from more than 250 fantastic pregnancy, baby and toddler brands. Head to The Advice Hub for personalised, one-on-one consultations with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Gidget Foundation and more on a range of parenting topics. Head to the Show Stage, where adults can attend our free seminars featuring experts such as sleep guru Pinky McKay and more, whilst kids can enjoy live shows and meet and greets with Hoot & Hootabelle (Fri & Sat) and Hi-5 (Sun). There’s heaps of activities and play equipment to keep the little ones busy.

For more info visit www.babyandtoddlershow.com.au

Now thru to Sunday March 3 // Queensland Museum, Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) is a city wide outdoor art festival that was established in February 2016. The festival will include: live mural art, music, theatre, light shows, numerous exhibitions, creative master classes, workshops and multiple public forums from some of world’s leading creatives offering a diverse program of learning, development, collaboration and fun. Over the 2-week program BSAF 2017 will offer many opportunities for the public engage with some of the incredible creative talent that Australia has to offer across multiple sites and venues in Brisbane.

For more info visit www.bsafest.com.au

Now thru to Saturday March 25 at 2pm // Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace

May Gibb’s beloved gumnut babies come to life in the best way they can – as part of an adventure! Bring the kids along to experience the brilliance of stage show at the Brisbane Arts Centre.

For more info visit www.artstheatre.com.au

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