SPARK some fun with kids’ events

Bring your kids to check out Little Day Out and the rest of the kid friendly activities that are a part of SPARK Ipswich 2024!
26 Jun 2024
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Running during part of the school holidays there are many adventures to enjoy with the kids during SPARK Ipswich this July…

Rock out with the kids at their very own mini festival. Burger Joint headline this year with their Junior Burger Rock Show, a fresh, uniquely Australian rock concert for kids!  See the Junior Burger Crew thrashing on stage, take part in workshops, enjoy roving entertainment and activities out in the field.

Little Day Out, presented in partnership with Ripley Town Centre, will have you marking next year’s date in your calendar so you never miss another!

For a quieter scene enjoy a very interactive Teddy Bears’ Picnic. There will be craft workshops for children and their teddy to enjoy, as well as stage performances, roving entertainers and of course… A Bear Hunt! So much fun to be had at the Queensland Museum Rail Workshops where there is already loads to see and do.

There are so many events to list so it’s best to check out the Ipswich Festivals website to view all the family friendly event details.

Grown up and me Crochet workshop

A person crocheting flowers

Grown Up and Me Crochet Workshops are a class for ages 9+ to dip their toes into the world of fibre arts by learning some beginner crochet stitches and making a flower.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

DATE: Saturday 5 July

TIME: 10:30 am

WHERE: Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, Ipswich

COST: Free, ticketed.

Circus Skills Drop in

Kids doing circus acrobatics

Discover the art of juggling, hula hooping, twirling, tumbling, balancing and more with expert coaches from Circus Ipswich. Free event for 6-17 year old’s.

This is an Ipswich Libraries event as part of SPARK Ipswich.

DATE: Tuesday 2 July – Friday 5 July

TIME: 10.00 am

VENUE: Various Ipswich Libraries venues

COST: Free, ticketed

In a World of My Own

In a World of my Own is an interactive fibre arts garden for children to play and learn in, with fun reading, craft and play activities suitable for the whole family.

DATE: Monday 24 June – Saturday 12 July

TIME: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

VENUE: Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, Ipswich

COST: Free, ticketed

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Teddy bear picnic

Children and their families are invited to celebrate SPARK Ipswich’s inaugural Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy, picnic rug and snacks.

DATE: Saturday 6 July

TIME: 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

VENUE: Queensland Museum Rail Workshops, Ipswich

COST: $5 per entry

Little Day Out

Little Day Out

Little by name but BIG on FUN. A SPARK Ipswich highlight for the young and young at heart, Little Day Out is Ipswich’s signature children’s music and arts festival. With a focus on sustainability, Little Day Out is bursting with music, hands-on art experiences, food and roving entertainment. Gather your festival crew to sing, dance, create and play. Little Day Out is a high-quality music, arts and sustainability experience for children 10 years and under and their accompanying adults.

DATE: Sunday 14 July

Session 1: 9.00 am – 11.30 am OR Session 2: 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

COST: $5 per entry – children with a purchased ticket receive a bucket hat

To book tickets to SPARK Ipswich events visit the SPARK Ipswich website.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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