School holidays sorted with Scenic Rim Eat Local events

EAT LOCAL: Billy Denkel, 9, of Milbong at the Little Humpty Children's Day.
EAT LOCAL: Billy Denkel, 9, of Milbong at the Little Humpty Children's Day.

Families looking to get their kids outdoors and away from the screens during the school holidays are in for a treat this Scenic Rim Eat Local Week.

The celebration of local food and farms in the Scenic Rim goes from 29 June to 7 July, during the first week of the June-July school holidays.

Kids can meet camels, goats and sheep, learn how to paint their food, have a special family lunch, tour a coffee plantation and a macadamia nut farm, learn about bush tucker or even experience an alpaca picnic.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Eat Local Week was a great opportunity for children to learn.

"The Eat Local Week program provides a fantastic opportunity for both local families and visitors to interact directly with the origins of their food... that whole sensory experience is incredibly empowering for our children as they are learning," he said.

"Everything we eat and drink starts with the nurture of a live tree, plant or animal somewhere in the cycle, and that connection is important."