Fun Things to Do With Your Little Ones at Chelmer and Graceville This Winter Holiday

Parents with very young children in their twos and fours sometimes find it challenging to find and schedule activities for their kids during the winter holiday break, with everything else that’s going on for the rest of the family.

Here are some good news for the little kiddos at Chelmer and Graceville, including locals over the Walter Taylor Bridge! There are a couple of activities within the area, to be held over the next two weeks, that parents can check out for their little ones.

Chelmer Station Kindy “Open Day”

On 16 June (Friday), the Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten will hold a “Lantern Parade” at 5:00 p.m. followed by an “Open Day” on 17 June (Saturday) at 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The Open Day will be an excellent opportunity for little ones and their parents to spend time together. Enjoy the day’s activities and the centre’s beautiful sensory garden.

Located at Chelmer’s 6 Halsbury Street, the community-based and not-for-profit Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten is inviting all the other “surrounding Kindergartens and Early Childhood Centres” to join them in their lantern walk prior to the “Open Day”. The centre believes that this would be a good “opportunity for the community to come together as one.” Indeed, this can be a meaningful activity to mark the start of the school holiday period.

Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten Open Day
Chelmer Station Kindy — supporting the community and providing quality kindergarten education since 1951. Photo Credit: Featured image from

Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten is an “Approved Kindergarten Provider”. Since 1951, they have been working to “develop a rich and vibrant pathway forward for the children and families” who live in the suburb and the neighbouring areas. This is an institution that strongly values the “community”.

In line with their mission to “strengthen the community spirit,”  Chelmer Station Kindy takes pride in being an institution that “exceeds national quality standards” under the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. During the “Open Day”, the centre’s director, as well as the teachers, educators, and members of the management committee, shall be openly available for talks and inquiries.  You may contact them beforehand via phone on (07) 3278 1327 or email at

Click here to contact them via online form.


Bim Bam Boom School Holiday Program

Bim Bam Boom will host a June/July Holiday program for kids in Graceville and nearby areas. The program includes a variety of fun educational activities that are sure to keep every child’s holiday blues away.

At Bim Bam Boom your kids will be busy with lots of educational toys, art workshops, and children’s birthday parties. With a variety of boredom buster activities, they’re sure to have fun while learning during the school holiday.

Bim Bam Boom School Holiday Program
Boost your kid’s creativity with Bim Bam Boom’s Art Classes. Photo Credit: Featured image from

The June/July 2017 School Holiday Program runs for two weeks and will start on 26 June until 7 July. All their workshops involve “a range of hands-on activities” that will help develop every kid’s socialisation, spatial, and motor skills. Their “Arty Workshops” include fun-themed activities like “Sensory Toddlers Get Messy” (caters to kids aged 2 years and over), “Mini Boomers Move and Groove” (aged 4 years and over), and “Art after School” (aged 5 years and over).

Click here for a detailed table on their 2-week June/July Program.

Birthday parties at Bim Bam Boom are always fun and memorable. They cater to custom themes that would suit the birthday kid’s interests. They also have popular themes available for undecided birthday kids to choose from. From invitations, party food, games, activities, and party bags, Bim Bam Boom has it covered so parents can just sit back, relax, and anticipate the birthday party date.

Click here for details on their available party themes.

Bim Bam Boom holds their workshops, parties, and activities in Graceville’s 316A Oxley Road, just south of the Walter Taylor Bridge. They’re open Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Fridays (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and Saturdays (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). They may also be available at other times by appointment bookings. They’re closed during public holidays. For those arriving with vehicles, street parking is available. For inquiries, bookings, reservations, or confirmations, you may contact them by phone (07 3278 3788) or email (

Click here to check out their EBay store of educational goodies.