Exciting holiday fun to captivate your kids
  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

For those who love live entertainment, Sunshine Coast Council venues are the place to be over the Easter break.

The animal world will meet theatre in Circa’s stage production of Carnival of the Animals at Nambour Civic Centre over two performances, Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14.

Full of whimsical tales of land and sea creatures, kids will leap off their seats in excitement as they're whisked away in a thrilling circus escapade.

The zebras juggle and flip, kangaroos skip and somersault, the elephants have street-cred and rhythm and even the dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

For those who enjoy watching movies on the big screen, Arthouse Cinema Nambour will screen the very friendly and likeable Paddington from Tuesday, April 7 to Thursday, April 16.

The film tells the story of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home.

Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kind Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Kids can enjoy this movie for only $9 which also includes free popcorn.

But wait, there’s more! Children will be intrigued and entertained with The Greatest Kids Show On Earth! at Lake Kawana Community Centre.

Award-winning kids magician Nickleby will showcase a brand new, action-packed show full of tricks and illusions.

Combining world record escapes, illusions and comedy with a special guest appearance from his latest assistant, "The Xtreme Illusionist", Nickleby will perform two shows - at 10am and 2pm - on Wednesday, April 8.

Alternatively, if your child loves the outdoors, the Sunshine Coast Stadium also has something special to offer.

On Easter Sunday, the Sunshine Coast Falcons will take on the PNG Hunters in an Intrust Super Cup rugby league match that will see sport, cultural and family fun combine to produce a a fun-filled day of football, entertainment, live music, dancers, food and drink.

One of the highlights will be a visit from the Easter Bunny with chocolate giveaways!

The first game will kick off at 10.30am.

Early bookings are encouraged to avoid disappointment so visit Council’s performance venues website www.scvenuesandevents.com.au/school-holiday-fun or contact Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7777, Lake Kawana Community Centre on 5413 1400 or Sunshine Coast Stadium on 5437 7666.

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Picture: Nickleby is full of new tricks for the Easter holidays