Sparking imaginations for holiday fun

05 September 2014

Children are dared to think outside the square these spring holidays with hands on activities at Bright Sparks, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, 20 September to 6 October.

The school holidays wouldn't be complete without the chance for visitors to giggle along with the crazy inventor with his mad cap science and experimental adventure performance.

Director of the Museum Andrew Moritz said the event is about encouraging imaginations to go wild and letting creativity take over with the various activities.

"Having time to be creative, whether it is with craft or K'nex, is a fun but important part of childhood', said Mr Moritz.

"We're looking forward to seeing what our young visitors create with recycled materials, craft, cogs and straw systems.

"Thinking outside the square is a useful skill and it starts right here during playtime when they're young.

"The Museum is a great source of inspiration and it was once the hub of innovation back in its heyday.

"Our exhibits provide children with real life examples of someone's creativity turning into equipment that has been integral to the growth of the railways and the state.

"Scattered around the Museum, the various science stations will also spark curiosity and provide some challenges".

Young visitors who have energy to burn are recommended to visit the Nippers indoor playground before home time.

The Museum welcomes families to bring their own food to enjoy in the expansive grounds, but also offers tasty treats at the café.

For more information on entry prices contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.