Your Guide to the School Holidays in Logan

 With an abundance of free events planned at Hyperdome and across the wider Logan area, keeping the family entertained this school holidays couldn’t be easier. Whether your kids are crafty, sporty or just plain bored, there’s plenty to get them moving, thinking and most importantly – out of the house.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Visit Hyperdome

Where: The Den, opposite Big W
When: 1 – 15 April
Cost: Free

Take the kids out for a meet and greet with the famous Leonardo and Donatello who will be taking photos and encouraging kids to show them their best ninja skills. There’s also a daily Ninja Turtle craft village with cartoon drawing and pop-up puppet making lessons. And don’t forget to look for the four Nina Turtle statues scattered around the centre. Snap a photo with each one and share it online for your chance to win one of four $250 Hyperdome gift cards. 

All the details here.

Nickelodeon Slime Cup auditions

Where: Opposite Big W
When: Saturday 14 April – Sunday 15 April, 9am – 4pm 
Ages: All kids under 18 are able to audition while kids 9 – 13 years are eligible for Slime Cup
Cost: Free

The search for this year’s Nickelodeon Slime Cup stars is on. The TV game show sees kids across Australia putting themselves to the test by way of crazy obstacle courses and puzzling challenges, all in the pursuit of the prized Slime Cup. Get the kids ready to be on camera – those auditioning must come in teams of two in their most inventive matching costumes. 

Details here.

Circus Rio comes to Town

Where: Hyperdome Shopping Centre - look for the Big Top Tent!
When: 23 March – 15 April 2018
Ages: All ages
Cost: From $29. Children under 2 years are free.

Circus Rio is bringing its thumping samba beats and Brazilian Capoeira dancers down under for a carnival of never-before-seen tricks and gravity-defying feats. Watch tightrope walkers, FMX bikes and aerialists soar across the ring in this lively, family-friendly spectacular. 

Find out more here.

Kite Making and Flying 

Where: Forestglen Park, Parkland Avenue, Browns Plains
When: Thursday 5 April, 9am – 11am
Ages: 5 – 11 years
Cost: $5. Registration essential.

Head to the park for a bright and early morning of kite-making and flying. Kids will get the chance to design and decorate their own kite and take it home so they can continue the fun in their own time. Be sure to pack sun protection and water. 

Registration essential. 

More details here.

Learn Hip Hop

When: Friday 6 April 9.30am – 11am 
    Friday 6 April 12 midday – 1.30pm
Where: Greenbank Community Centre, 145 Teviot Road, Greenbank
Ages: 5 – 11 years (9.30am) and 12 –17 years (12 midday)
Cost: Free. Registration essential.

Get your kids into the groove at this holiday hip hop class. Classes will be led by a qualified dance instructor who will take kids through a range of modern hip hop dance moves. Who knows, they might even come home and show you up on the dance floor.

Registration essential. 

More details here.

Make your own Claymation Character

When: Monday 9 April 1pm – 3pm
Where: Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, 10-12 James Street, Beenleigh
Ages: 12 – 17 years
Cost: $5. Registration essential. 

In this hands-on claymation workshop, kids will have the opportunity to shape their own clay characters before bringing them to life on the computer using a special software. A sure-fire hit with cartoon-obsessed kids. 

Registration essential. 

More details here.

Let the Girls Try a Self-Defence Class

Where: KMA Brisbane, 19 Pintu Drive, Tanah Merah
When: Thursday 12 April 9am – 10am
Ages: 5 – 17 years
Cost: Free. Registration essential. 

This female-only class will equip girls with basic break-and-escape and martial arts moves. KMA instructors are focused on creating a fun and friendly environment, so rest assured the tone of the class will be upbeat and empowering.  

More info here.

Go Kayaking

Where: Henderson Street Park, Henderson Road, Logan Reserve
When: Friday 13 April 8am – 10am and 10am – 12pm
Ages: 12 – 17 years
Cost: Free. Registration essential.

Learn the ins-and-outs of kayaking and explore the local waterways to see Logan from a different angle. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to wear close-toed shoes, bring sun protection and plenty of water.  

More details here.

Skate Sessions

Where: Browns Plains Skate Park, Yancey Street, Browns Plains
When: Saturday 14 April 10am – 12 midday
Ages: 5 – 11 years
Cost: Free. Registration essential.

Got a keen skater kid on your hands? Let the pros from the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative guide them. This class teaches beginner and intermediate skaters how to improve and develop their basic skills in a fun group environment. Must bring a helmet. Some boards will be provided but kids are welcome to bring their own.

Register here.