PICK UP A BOOK: Local kids enjoy reading at Roma library in the school holidays.
PICK UP A BOOK: Local kids enjoy reading at Roma library in the school holidays. Local

What's on in Roma for the kids

SCHOOL holidays are on the home stretch now, those glorious Easter public holidays are still to come and there's plenty going on throughout Roma to keep you and the kids entertained.

Easter Crafts

COME and join the library staff as they lead a variety of Easter crafts, including colouring in and making Easter cards and cute Easter gifts perfect for friends and family. Open to all ages.

Where: Roma Library

When: Wednesday, 10.30am

Miniature Train Rides

THE Roma Express is running all Easter weekend long, thanks to amazing volunteer drivers. Bring your kids and jump aboard the train and tour the parklands while taking in the surroundings of The Big Rig.

Where: The Big Rig

When: Thursday, 10am-2pm; Friday, 12pm-5pm; Saturday, 1pm-4pm; Sunday, 10am-2pm

The Crackup Sisters' Easter Rumble

THE Crackup Sisters' Easter Rumble gives you the chance to be in the spotlight and show off what you've got in the Bull Arena on Friday night at Easter in The Country.

Open to ages six to 18, The Crackup Sisters, a Commonwealth Games choreographer, a rock band musician and 100 other kids will be working together to create the first Easter Rumble.

The Easter Rumble will be rehearsed over two days during the Easter in the Country Festival, with the performance on Friday, April 19 in the rodeo arena during the Gill Brothers Rodeo Extreme Bull performance.

You will receive an Easter Rumble T-shirt on registration (kids sizes 4-14 and adults S, M, L and XL available.)

Add yourself to the Easter Rumble Facebook group to keep up to date with videos, information and meeting new people.

Where: Roma Showgrounds

When: Thursday, 9am-11am; Friday, 9am-11am

Walk on the Wildside

COME along to the popular annual Good Friday guided nature walks around the Roma Bush Gardens.

Expert ecologists will guide you along the way pointing out the birds, plants and other wildlife that call it home, making for plenty of good snaps.

Choose from either the 7am 'early risers' or 9am 'late comers' walks. Open to all ages.

Where: Roma Bush Gardens

When: Friday, 7am or 9am.

Monster Easter Egg Hunt for the children

EGGS, eggs everywhere! Roma's famous `Easter in the Country festival, alongside sponsor MPC Kinetic will host the festival's popular Monster Easter Egg Hunt this Friday.

It's an event the whole family can enjoy with games, face painting and petting zoos being in full swing all day.

Join the team of explorers on their search for the mystical, hidden Easter Eggs.

Kids can get their chocolate fix with the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 5pm and the day wouldn't be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny with plenty of photo opportunities being available.

2.45pm - Children's entertainment.

3.20pm - Join in the fun with games including egg and spoon races, sack races and three legged races open to all age groups.

4.30pm - The Easter Bunny will arrive to greet the children.

5.00pm - Easter Egg Hunt.

Where: Big Rig Parklands

When: Friday, 2.30pm-5.30pm

Ponies and Animals 2 U

GET down to the Roma Markets this weekend to immerse yourself in a funky farm, including a petting zoo, pony rides and a small jumping castle.

Animal Nursery $5

Feed for animals $1

Pony rides $7

Jumping castle $5

Combo ticket per child (animal farm, jumping castle and pony rides for the whole festival) $45

Where: Roma Markets

When: Saturday and Sunday, 7am-1pm

The exciting Easter in the Country parade

THE Carnarvon Cubs Junior Rugby League Club will be participating in the Easter in the Country street parade on Saturday, April 20.

A new float is being thrown into the mix this year so you won't want to miss out on the chance to support the club and march as a Cub or Cub community member.

Marchers will need to meet outside the pool at 7.30am in Cub shorts, socks, training shirt and hat if you have one.

Players must be collected by parents immediately after the parade outside Black VW on Charles Street.

Where: Roma Swimming Pool

When: Saturday, 7.30-10.30am

Senex ColourXplosion Roma

THE fifth annual Senex ColourXplosion will be held Easter Sunday as part of Roma's Easter in the Country celebrations.

Co-ordinated by PCYC Maranoa, the 5km family fun event can be run, jogged or walked.

The 5km track features six stations, where the whole family is able to throw paint at each other and see live colour explosions, with a water station halfway through.

Every person who registers will receive a FREE packet of paint to use along the course. After the event, the local fire brigade will hose everyone off before the announcement of the winners of various competitions run throughout the morning.

It's a great way to stay active and have fun, while getting the whole family involved.

Where: Bassett Park

When: Sunday, 8.15am


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