Keep the kids entertained these Spring School Holidays
  • Wednesday 31 August 2022
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It’s time to plan your Spring school holiday activities with Sunshine Coast Council – from garden races to museum mysteries, and outdoor activities to arty days out – there is plenty on offer to keep the family entertained!

Calling all detectives!

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Join in fun for the whole family these school holidays at the Museum Mystery Madness. September is mystery month at the Sunshine Coast Museums.

Be a detective for the day and collect your free pocket magnifier. Visit one or more regional museum and answer quiz questions for your chance to win a $100 voucher.

Museums are a great low cost, fun activity during the school holidays.

When: September 1 to October 2

Where: Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Buderim Pioneer Cottage, Eumundi Museum, Kenilworth Museum, Landsborough Museum and Nambour Museum.

DETAILS: https://heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Programs-and-Events/Museum-Madness


Inspire your young artists

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Plan a day out your budding artists will remember at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

You’ll find the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition with 40 stunning artworks. Explore the exhibition with the Kids Art Trail and check out the gallery website for cool activities to create at home. The gallery store is also a wonderful place to pick up something special with all items made by local artisans.

Entry to the gallery is FREE and for a longer experience, head across the park to Caloundra Library.

When: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Weekends 10am – 2pm

Where: 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, opposite Caloundra Library.

DETAILS: https://gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/


Travel through time

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Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct in Glass House Mountains is a FREE family friendly experience that really does have something for everyone.

Kids will love the VR experience, giant games and free cardboard Cobb & Co coach, and it’s hard not to enjoy a personal tour around the oldest house in the area.  The shed restoration project is always hit and with spacious grounds and great views, it’s a great place to enjoy a picnic.

When: Bankfoot House is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-3pm.

Where: 1998 Old Gympie Rd, Glass House Mountains QLD.

DETAILS: https://heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Bankfoot-House


Go on a secret mission!

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Hey Agents! Are you ready for the first ever Southeast Queensland Explorer Campaign? Grab your water bottle and sunscreen and get ready to explore! We’ve got prizes for completing Missions and even a grand prize for some lucky Agents. Mark your calendars!

Download the free Agents of Discovery app onto your smart device BEFORE you arrive via Google Play or the App Store.

Load the ‘Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden’ or the ‘I Spy Invertebrates’ mission to begin your adventure.

Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens and Mary Cairncross Reserve.

DETAILS: https://agentsofdiscovery.com/seq-explorer

Libraries Storytime with Hot91’s Sam and Ash

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In celebration of Hot91’s new children’s book Too short for Netty Sam and Ash are hosting Storytime sessions at various Sunshine Coast Library locations.

This activity is FREE and suitable for children 6 -12 years. Registration is essential.

When: From September 20 to 23 September

Where: Various Sunshine Coast Libraries.

DETAILS: https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Holiday-Activities


Check out the region’s WildheARTS

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Visit the exhibition of Wild HeART finalists and be inspired by the amazing talent of forty school aged Queensland artists aged 5 to 18 years.  These stunning artworks reflect a diversity of subject matter (Australian native flora, fauna and threatened species) and two-dimensional art media. Be enthralled by the knowledge the students have acquired in the process of creating their art entry as you read each child’s artist statements displayed alongside their artwork.

When: From 10-2pm, September 16 to October 3

Where: 51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha QLD.

DETAILS: https://events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/event/15864274-a/wild-heart-student-art-prize-exhibition

 

Try a new trail

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Think you’ve done all the walks on the Sunshine Coast? Think again. Adventure Sunshine Coast has more than 200 free adventures covering walking, cycling, paddling and riding trails right across the region! From exploring a community playground loop with your toddler to discovering a hidden hinterland trail and swimming hole with an adventurous tween-ager and find your next adventure.

DETAILS: adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


Sail the seven seas from the library

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Ahoy, maties! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day so dress up in your best pirate-y costume and join Sunshine Coast Libraries at Maroochy Lions Park for a morning of games, stories and loads of fun.

This FREE event is suitable for families with children up to 5 years. Registration is not required.

When: 9.30-11am on Monday, September 19

Where: Maroochy Lions Park, Fisherman’s Road, Maroochydore.

DETAILS: https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/For-Kids/Story-Seat-Events

 

Learn to code from a robot

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Meet Botley, the code to fun! Libraries are hosting a coding workshop with their newest robot, Botley 2.0. Kids can test their new coding skills to solve a maze, navigate an obstacle course, and more.

This activity is FREE and suitable for children 6-12 years. Bookings are essential.

When: From Tuesday 20 September

Where: Various Sunshine Coast Libraries.

DETAILS: https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Holiday-Activities


Have a laugh!

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Catch The Listies- ROFL. It’s a bonkers sketch comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, made just for kids. Jam packed with magically stupid stuff like toilet paper cannons, a real-life cowasaurus, and the kind of madness that only the award-winning maestros of kidault comedy can make. Be prepared, The Listies may just have you rolling on the floor laughing!

When: 1-2pm on Thursday, September 22

Where: Venue 114, 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina.

Tickets: https://venue114.com.au/events/rofl-by-the-listies-critical-stages-touring/

 

Get your hands dirty and plant a tree!

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How about you and the kids try your hand at BushCare planting.

Get your hands dirty and remove environmental weeds and plant native trees, shrubs and groundcovers. Each group holds regular working bees throughout the year. No experience or commitment is required, you can join-in where and when you can. Registrations essential. Email bushcare@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au to register.

Saturday, September 17

  • Nambour: 8-11am with Namba Creek BushCare
  • Buderim: 7-8:30am with Iliad BushCare Group
  • Nambour Heights: 9-11:30am with Etep Crt Reserve BushCare Group
  • Buderim: 9-11am with Martins Creek BushCare Group

Monday, September 19

  • Kureelpa: 8-10am with Murray Grey Drive BushCare Group
  • Twin Waters: 8-10am with Twin Waters Dune Protection Group

Tuesday, September 20

  • Yandina: 8:30-10:30am with Christina Low Park BushCare Group

Thursday, September 22

  • Coolum Beach: 8 – 11am with Coolum and North Shore Coast Care at Stumers Dunes
  • Yaroomba: 8-10am with Coolum and North Shore Coast Care at Yinneburra/Yerranya
  • Buderim: 8-10am with EJ Foote War Memorial Sanctuary Association

Saturday, September 24

  • Shelly Beach: 8-10am with Shelly Beach Conservation Group
  • Peachester: 9am-12pm with Friends of Cahills Scrub

Sunday, September 25

  • Eumundi: with Eumundi BushCare Group

Tuesday, September 27

  • Buddina: 8-10am with Point Cartwright BushCare Group

Thursday, September 29

  • Yaroomba: 8-10am with Coolum and North Shore Coast Care at Yinneburra/Yerranya
  • Coolum Beach: 8-11am with Coolum and North Shore Coast Care at Stumers Dunes
  • Buderim: 8-10am with EJ Foote War Memorial Sanctuary Association

Saturday, October 1

  • Woombye: 8-11am with Florabunda BushCare Group
  • Maroochydore: 8-10am with Alex Forest Preservation Group

Sunday, October 2

  • Mapleton: 8-10am with Spring Pastures BushCare Group