From spiders and sauerkraut to bee-keeping and bugs — the Peaks to Points Festival Family Day, presented by Brisbane MarketPlace, features a host of free activities to help you and the kids get closer to nature.

Held at the Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea on Sunday 31 July from 10am to 4pm, the day offers all sorts of family activities to celebrate the environment.

Sustainability guru, Roman Spur will be hosting workshops on Wicked Wicking and Food Fermentation. In the Wicked Wicking workshop, Roman will create a wicking pot from up-cycled material, and show how strawberries, herbs and yummy vegies can be grown without a garden or daily watering. Children will take home a pot made from recycled materials and a plant.

In the food fermentation workshop, Roman will demonstrate how to make and prepare sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, yoghurt and cheese. He’ll share plenty of practical tips and answer all your questions about this ancient practice.

Young gardeners can also get their hands dirty with Little Green Thumbs, as they plant their own vegetable seedling and learn how to care for herbs and vegies. Each child receives a biodegradable pot, organic soil and a seedling to take home and care for.

The Bugs Ed display is an interactive experience featuring amazing displays of insects, spiders and scorpions from around the world, plus live Australian insects. Meet Big Bertha, the Brazilian tarantula (preserved specimen) and test your eyesight by seeing how many praying mantises you can spot. Learn about insect morphology, diversity, life cycles, ecology and threatened species.

For a heart-in-mouth experience, check out the thrilling ExpressiveBikes Trials Show. Some of the team’s top riders will be at Family Day demonstrating their skills on a rather unconventional track.

Students from Corinda State High School will be displaying the school’s extensive range of farm animals.

Meet the members of local environment and community groups at the information stalls, and learn more about how you can support them.

All these activities are set against a backdrop of live music by Diddly Squat, with a range of food and drinks for sale. So come down to the Oxley Creek Common, enjoy the sunshine and find out more about our wonderful natural environment.

The Peaks to Points Festival Family Day presented by Brisbane MarketPlace runs from 10am to 4pm at the Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Rd, Rocklea. For more information visit

The Peaks to Points Festival is proudly supported by the Brisbane City Council, Channel 7, Bmag, 4ZZZ, Brisbane MarketPlace, Lend Lease and Ipswich City Council.

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