Lightsabres and Pokémon out in force for summer school holidays program

Date published: 11 December 2017

Townsville kids will be having fun with the force and battling to become the city’s top Pokémon trainer as part of this year’s action-packed Summer School Holidays program.

Jedi Academy: Game On! combines light sabres, mindfulness and lots of fun into an hour exploration of “the force”; or battle your friends in the quest to become Townsville’s ultimate Pokémon champion.

They’re just a few of the free activities being offered by CityLibraries and Galleries to keep the kids entertained over the summer school break.

Cr Colleen Doyle said the broad range of activities available meant there was something fun for every child, no matter what their interests.

“There are some great arts workshops at our galleries, the Pokemon Tournament, and of course the Jedi Academy which I’m sure will be very popular,” she said.

“These workshops provide a great opportunity to get out of the house, learn some new skills, and maybe even make some new friends.”

Galleries and libraries school holiday activities include:

  • Jedi Academy (3 & 15 January, Aitkenvale Library)
  • Pokémon Tournament (15 December, Thuringowa Library; 5 January, Townsville City Library)
  • Quizz-itch: The Harry Potter Quiz Show (12 December, Thuringowa Library)
  • Santa’s Art workshops (9 – 17 December, Pinnacles Gallery)
  • Enchanted workshops (9 December – 21 January, Perc Tucker Gallery)
  • Movie screening, Jumanji (13 December, Thuringowa Library)

There are also the latest exhibitions Enchanted and DRAWN: From the City of Townsville Art Collection at Perc Tucker Gallery; while Callings by Students of Barbara Cheshire Studio and Dread Sovereign are showing at Pinnacles Gallery.

Cr Doyle said the summer holidays were a chance for families to take advantage of the city’s library and gallery facilities and explore what they have to offer.

“Townsville’s galleries and libraries have fantastic activities that run all year round, so the school holidays are a great chance for families to discover them,” she said.

Workshops are running now until December 22 and will recommence on January 2.

A full and comprehensive list of activities available these holidays can be found in the Hot Pocket Summer Guide on our website or by visiting