Council’s school holiday program kicks off with Friday’s free inflatable fun

Council’s school holiday program kicks off with Friday’s free inflatable fun

Meet the Farmyard Friends cast of Charlotte’s Web performing at Boonah Cultural Centre

School holidays will be much more than fun and games, with Scenic Rim Regional Council’s packed program of free and low-cost activities for all ages.

Teens and tweens are invited to kickstart the school holidays on Friday 24 June and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun featuring an inflatable obstacle course and bouncy playground, activity booths and free sausage sizzle at three locations.

The inflatable fun will run simultaneously at Jubilee Park, Beaudesert, Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds and Coronation Park, Boonah from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen encouraged the community to jump into the family fun as Council’s school holiday program offered something for everyone and every budget.

“Now’s the time to get the kids off the couch, off their devices and out of the house to see all our region has to offer and expand their horizons with new experiences,” he said.

“A school holiday highlight, Scenic Rim Eat Local Week runs from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July with the biggest-ever program of events including farm tours, food festivals, workshops and fun for the whole family from free events to lavish gourmet experiences and the Winter Harvest Festival on Saturday 2 July.”

Council’s cultural program is also packed with boredom-busting activities from family films to hands-on workshops.

The Kids’ Flicks program is back bigger and better than ever, screening at The Centre Beaudesert and Boonah Cultural Centre as well as the Zamia Theatre, Tamborine Mountain with all tickets to family-friendly movies just $5 including a drink and snack.

The winter Kids’ Flicks program from Monday 27 June to Friday 8 July includes Around the World in 80 Days (PG), Monster Family 2 (PG), Sing 2 (PG), The Addams Family 2 (PG) and Pinocchio: A True Story (PG).

Charlotte’s Web, the timeless tale of the friendship between a spider and a pig destined for greatness, will be brought to life on the stage in two performances of a fun family concert at Boonah Cultural Centre on Wednesday 6 July.  Tickets are from $12.50 for children and concession card holders.

Children aged over seven can meet the Charlotte’s Web cast and join in a stage workshop, with a focus on drama and dance activities, for just $12 at Boonah Cultural Centre on Tuesday 5 July from 11am to 12pm.

Council’s free Life in Focus exhibition at The Centre Beaudesert continues during the school holidays and is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

The exhibition has inspired a number of low-cost school holiday activities at Boonah, Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain – the My Plant World Stop-Motion Animation Workshop with Kerbside Collective and Plants Under the Microscope with Danni Zuvela for just $12 a session.

In My Plant World, on Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June, children will create their own nature-inspired mandala masterpiece using items found in nature and transform this into a moving landscape using stop-motion animation.

Plants Under the Microscope, on Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July, will explore the microscopic world of plants as children create their own detailed artworks of leaf designs and patterns and see how corals glow under black light.

Children aged eight to 16 years can learn how to host their own podcast in a workshop with the Goat Track Theatre team. The Podcasting Creativity Lab on Thursday 30 June runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm at The Centre Beaudesert and, at just $25, places will fill quickly so bookings are essential.

Scenic Rim libraries will also be hubs of activity during the school holidays with a range of free activities.

Crafty kids can get growing with free Cress Heads classes at Beaudesert Library on Thursday 30 June, Boonah Library on Wednesday 29 June, Canungra Library on Thursday 30 June and Tamborine Mountain Library on Wednesday 29 June.

Budding authors should book in for the creative writing workshops at Beaudesert Library on Monday 4 July, Boonah Library on Tuesday 5 July, Canungra Library on Wednesday 6 July and Tamborine Mountain Library on Thursday 7 July.

There will be plenty of hands-on fun in the libraries’ salt dough kitchen activities, where children will be able to unleash their creativity, at Beaudesert on Thursday 7 July, Boonah on Wednesday 6 July,

Canungra on Thursday 7 July and Tamborine Mountain Wednesday 6 July.

View the full details of the school holiday cultural program and Kids’ Flicks on the Live at the Centre website.

A free copy of the winter school holiday program can be collected from a Scenic Rim library branch or Customer Service Centre at Beaudesert, Boonah or Tamborine Mountain or downloaded from Council’s website.

cress head holiday fun
Crafty kids can get growing with free Cress Heads classes at Scenic Rim libraries
My Plant World workshops
Explore the world of stop-motion animation in the My Plant World workshops
creative writing workshops
Budding authors should book in for creative writing workshops
Everyone’s invited to the party as Scenic Rim celebrates Queensland’s birthday

Everyone’s invited to the party as Scenic Rim celebrates Queensland’s birthday

Queensland Day celebrations will be a triple treat for the Scenic Rim, with Council staging three free events across the region in June to mark the State’s birthday and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

The Queensland Day Family Fun Day at Beaudesert on Sunday 5 June will be the centrepiece of Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Queensland Day celebrations, honouring the region’s Australia Day Awards winners and nominees and welcoming its new Australian citizens. 

The celebrations will continue at Tamborine Mountain on Tuesday 7 June and Boonah on Thursday 9 June with free morning teas and prizes to be won in royalty-themed games. 

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Council was pleased to host the events which are part of the 2022 Queensland Government’s Queensland Day celebrations. 

“With three events across the Scenic Rim, there’s something for everyone as we celebrate all things Queensland and our special place in the sunshine state,” he said. 

“We’re inviting everyone to join the festivities, as on 6 June, Queensland marks 163 years as a separate colony from New South Wales.” 

The free family fun day in Beaudesert on Sunday 5 June runs from 10am to 1pm in Jubilee Park and will have all the fun of the fair with games, face painting, live music, animals, jumping castles and stalls. 

Highlights will be the presentation of Council’s 2022 Australia Day Awards and a citizenship ceremony to welcome the region’s newest Australians. 

“With the lifting of COVID restrictions, our Queensland Day event at Beaudesert will be the long-anticipated celebration of our Australia Day Awards nominees and winners,” Mayor Christensen said. 

“Given the recent recognition the region has received on the international stage, all of our Queensland Day events are a great opportunity for our communities to come together to celebrate being part of Queensland, as well as the jewel of the south-east.” 

Council will also host free morning teas from 10am to 11am at Tamborine Mountain Library on Tuesday 7 June and the Boonah Forecourt in High Street on Thursday 9 June. 

“Come and join the party as we have much to celebrate,” Mayor Christensen said. 

Queensland Day Family Fun Day is part of the 2022 Queensland Government’s Queensland Day celebrations. 

New Beaudesert Police Station Officially Open

New Beaudesert Police Station Officially Open

“I am very happy to see my constant lobbying – for the Beaudesert district and the police who serve it – pay off. The QPS started this project in 2014, under the LNP Government, and has been built with future growth in Beaudesert in mind.”

“Our local police do a good job, often in trying situations, to keep our community safe and now they have a workplace fit for purpose.”

“It has been a long time coming – the old Beaudesert Police Station opened in 1980 and at the time was allocated four officers and two cars. It was 2004 when the old station was anointed ‘dump of the month’ by the QLD Police Union, and over seven years since work began to get a new station.”

“I thank our local police for their commitment to our community and I will keep fighting for our fair share of police resources – a brand new station for our police is a good start,” Mr Krause said.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll & Jon Krause MP Member for Scenic Rim
Senior Sergeant Ken Murray OIC & Jon Krause MP Member for Scenic Rim

Resilient Women

Resilient Women

Who: Presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Making Good Alliance

supported by WOW (Women of the World) Australia

What:  a two-day event on Tamborine Mountain celebrating and exploring the things that make and shape us as resilient women and girls.

When: Friday 22nd October and Saturday 23 October 2021

Where: Tamborine Mountain Library, the Vonda Youngman Community Centre and the Centre for Regenerative Arts Tamborine Mountain

Why:  celebrating the lives of achievements of women and girls


Resilient Women is proudly presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council and Making Good Alliance with support from WOW (Women of the World) Australia.  

Resilient Women will be a glorious fusion of conversations, creativity, workshops, performances and shopping!  

From Friday night at the Resilient Women Arts Dinner we will dive in to explore what it is to be a resilient women as we talk to Mununjali/Wiradjuri artist Kim Walmsley, Erica Bartle from Outland Denim, Photographer and accidental adventurer Carin Garland and steel sculptor Colleen Lavender with a performance by Queensland Song of the year winner CLEA.

On Saturday the program continues from 9 am to 9 pm with talks, workshops, free activities for the body mind and soul, night markets and a local performance space.

Start the day with meditation empowering women, story time with first Five forever, craft sessions for kids. 

Swing past the library and spend time with Resilient Women who have been there and done that!

A Chillout zone will be created at the Centre for Regenerative Arts to gather and connect throughout the day. Drop by and meet Kim Walmsley and participate in the Corroborate project, grab something yum to eat from the Wise Wild Spice food van during the day, Falafel Falafel and the Cauldron Gin Bar after 4pm when the site lights up for Resilient Women night markets.

Throughout Saturday join us as we ponder what it takes to be a resilient leader, tackle issues of financial security for women at all ages and stages, participate in workshops from learning how to be good bystander to learning about slow fashion. Join in discussions on what the future holds for women and girls and help shape the Queensland Governments Women’s Strategy.

Explore creativity workshops and demonstrations that will have you leaving your mark, weaving random sculptural forms, turning dirt into compost, up-cycling t-shirts, sculpture with clay and steel, singing acapella, Daggy dancing and Expressive Dance. Check out the full program at