3 Free Greater Springfield Venues for Your Kids’ Enrichment

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Are you looking for boredom-busting ideas for your kids? This January 2021, three venues in Greater Springfield are offering free exciting and enriching activities for your children and teens. 



There are heaps of fun activities to choose from whether it’s unrestricted play for the little ones or a coaching program for the big kids. Plan your schedule and mark your calendars as these activities will happen before another school term starts.

1. Springfield Central Sports & Community Hall

Location: 134a Parkland Drive

Across the Springfield Central State High School Hall is a new sports and community centre that’s kicking off its youth program for 12 to 18-year-old kids with the help of the YMCA Brisbane and the Ipswich City Council.

On Monday, 18 Jan 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., REKKON Youth will host a social session to boost the confidence and self-esteem of teenagers. 

Then on 19, 21 and 22 Jan 2021, a cooking class hosted by Jamie’s Ministry of Food. Participants for this activity are limited and there’s a minimal fee of $10 per child.

For enquiries, phone or message 0476 021 906. 

2. Orion Springfield Central 

Location: 1 Main Street

The shopping centre on Main Street has recently unveiled its newest outdoor attraction for all abilities. The venue has now incorporated an in-ground trampoline and an inclusive wheelchair carousel. 

Photo Credit: Orion Springfield Central

Drive the whole family down to the centre’s lagoon, where a free movie will screen on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 at 5:00 p.m. while the kids are playing in the water.

For details about this event, visit the Orion Springfield Central’s Facebook page. Please note that Orion Lagoon is operating in line with Government guidelines for Greater Springfield.

3. Springfield Central Sports Tennis Centre

Location: 22 Sportstar Drive 

The Tennis Centre on Sporstar Drive has opened. On Saturday, 23 Jan 2021, from 9:00 a.m. t 2:00 p.m., world-ranking tennis players and some local sports stars will be at the venue to meet budding athletes. They will also be able to try a variety of free activities with some of the inspiring guests. 

This event is hosted by Baseline Tennis Coaching and will include the following: 

  • Free Cardio Tennis and activities for everyone
  • Exhibition Matches with world ranked juniors (from 10:00 a.m.)
  • Beat the coach (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • Membership Specials on the day
  • Raffle tickets for awesome prizes
  • Sausage Sizzle and drinks available for purchase