Posted 8/31/2012 by
Enjoy the September school holidays with family fun in the sun. Bring a bucket and spade for hanging out on the beach, grooving to the beats, visiting an attraction, or trying something a little different on the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast.
The weather is warming, the skies are clear and school holidays are almost here. So start planning an action-packed time on the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast. Here are just a few suggestions of things to do:
• Explore some unique attractions. Take the kids to one of the Sunshine Coasts unique attractions. From zoos, aquariums, fun parks, water parks, action and adventure. Get up close and personal with the crocs at Australia Zoo Get lost at Bellingham Maze Scream your head off at Aussie World Enjoy laser tag and arcade fun at Laserzone Put yourself in the pilots seat at Queensland Air Museum Burn rubber at the Big Kart Track Get some air at GO Wake Cable Ski Park Have a whale of a time with the Humpbacks on Whale One.
• Try something a little different at ArtScool. The Noosa and Caloundra Galleries focus on creative, innovative and fun learning experiences and are facilitated by experienced and trained creative educators. During each school holiday period, both galleries offer a variety of programs for ages 4 to 12 years. For more information click here.
• Discover the brand new ocean walk-through with four new themed zones at UnderWater World, Mooloolaba. Or perhaps swim with a seal, be a seal trainer for the day or get kissed by a seal, it’s great fun!
• Sun, Surf and Soul at the Caloundra Music Festival over three jam-packed days from 28-30 September. Head to Australia’s Tidiest Town for this family-friendly community event where Kings Beach and surrounds will come alive to the sounds of some of the best Australian performers and international artists. A colourful street parade, roving performers, beach-side carnival, buskers, and free children's entertainment will provide a memorable weekend.
• From 21 September to 1 October experience entertainment by diverse groups who will showcase local culture and creativity in a new, fresh, and spontaneous way at the Caloundra “Fringe” Festival. Some events are free and some have an entry fee.
• Kenilworth Celebrates! On 21-22 September there is an array of entertainment programs for both children and adults. Workshops, exhibits, rides, concerts and bike art - this festival entertains guests of all ages.
• Sweet, succulent and plump, not only are strawberries delicious, they are also an excellent source of Vitamin C so grab a hat, slap on some sunscreen and pack the kids in the car and head to Strawberry Fields at Palmview near the Ettamogah Pub, to pick your own strawberries
• Kick the holiday off with an A League soccer match between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Stockland Stadium on 23 September.
• Let the kids learn how to make gaffa tape roses, trinket safety pin brooches and gift cards from reclaimed materials. JUNKIT craft workshops at the Original Eumundi Markets focus on the importance of recycling in a fun way. No pre-booking, just turn up from 8am on Saturday 22 September, Wednesday 26 September, Wednesday 3 October and Saturday 6 October.
• There is no time like the present to think about health, fitness and wellbeing for the whole family. On 29 September the Original Eumundi Markets are holding an 'All Well and Good' day where the kids get to try the free rock climbing wall and free bungee trampoline, while the adults can have a health check, and discover ways to get active, see healthy cooking demonstrations, and wander through wellness orientated stores which include herbal medicine, natural skincare, and naturopathy.
• If you have an aspiring Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Bubba Watson, get along to Palmer Coolum Resort between 22 September – 14 October where children aged from eight to sixteen years can play golf for free on the championship course, providing they are accompanied by a paying adult. Bookings essential on (07) 5449 3366.
• Movies, theatre, music and magic - holiday fun for the whole family with the Sunshine Coast Council fun-filled school holiday program: *Learn to play the Didjeridu on Wednesday 26 September @ The J Noosa. Click here for details, or to book now. *Nickleby & His Magical Robot at 10am on Thursday 27 September @ Lake Kawana Community Centre and on Friday 28 September @ The J Noosa. Click here for details, or to book now. *Catch Step Up 4: Miami Heat or Ice Age 4: Continental Drift at Nambour Civic Centre on various dates over the holidays. Click here for details. • Visit one of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland markets… sample some delicious food, or buy something from the many and varied stallholders at markets across the coast.
• Grab a Sunshine Coast Super Pass and visit UnderWater World, Aussie World and the Big Kart Track for one low price of $79.95 for adults and $59.95 for children aged 3 – 12 years. The added bonus is the three attractions can to be experienced at your own pace. Visit them all in one day, or choose to go over several days, or several weeks.
• Expert tuition for kids aged five to 12 in tennis, golf, or golf and tennis at Noosa Springs from 24-28 September. Phone 5440 3333 to book.
• FREE school holiday magic shows will run twice daily at The Ginger Factory during weekdays from 24 September to 5 October.
• Go to the beach. With patrolled beaches from Noosa to Caloundra, enjoy feeling the sand between your toes as you go for a relaxing walk, have a swim, learn to body surf, or build a sandcastle.
Events Caloundra Music Festival 28 - 30 September Family friendly community event celebrating sun, surf and soul. Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party 5 October 2012 Dorothy and friends sing and dance in their beach party outfits. Story telling and workshops School holidays Free book readings and activities such as craft workshops at libraries across the Sunshine Coast.