10 school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast
1. ROCK CLIMBING
Where: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, 80 Currimundi Rd, Currimundi
When: Today to Friday, 1-4pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm.
Cost: $11 per person
Info: www.npsr.qld.gov.au, no bookings required.
BRING out your inner mountaineer, feel the thrill of the wall beneath your hands and feet, and show off your agility prowess at the indoor rock climbing at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre in Currimundi. These walls stretch up to 9.5m and offer 12 differing ascents with a diversity of difficulty including "crack" and "overhangs" for the more experienced climber. This fun activity is hosted by the Queensland Recreation Centres and is for anyone over the age of five. Children between ages five and 12 require an adult for supervision.
2. MEET, MAKE, CREATE WORKSHOPS
Where: Sunshine Plaza, Riverwalk Stage
When: Now until Saturday, 10am-2pm daily
MEET Make Create is joining Sunshine Plaza for free art and craft workshops. The activities are sure to inspire the kids to tap into their inner artist and unleash their creativity. Children will be able to join in the creative fun each day, with a new and exciting craft activity. Today: Pinwheels; tomorrow: God's Eyes; Friday: Felt Feathered Headdress; Saturday: Rock Pals.
3. WONDER CLAY WORKSHOPS
Where: Pelican Waters Shopping Village, Pelican Waters Boulevard
When: Tomorrow and Friday, 10am to 1pm
KIDS can enjoy free Wonder Clay Workshops tomorrow and Friday, from 10am to 1pm. For more information on these activities, contact centre manager Annie Lanser on 5447 3788.
4. CRAFT VILLAGE
Where: Noosa Civic, opposite Ella Bache
When: Now to Friday, 10am until 2pm
KIDS can get creative in the free craft village with workshops held daily.
5. EUMUNDI MARKETS
When: Today and Saturday, 7am-2pm
Where: Memorial Dr, Eumundi
ORIGINAL artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, skincare, fashion and jewellery, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, cheeses and yoghurts to take home can all be found here.
6. MAROOCHY REGIONAL BUSHLAND BOTANIC GARDEN
Where: Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, beside the Tanawha Golf Course
When: Open 7am to 5pm daily
THE Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden showcases plants native to the Sunshine Coast region. These local plants are perfectly adapted to the Coast's climate and conditions. The magnificent 82ha garden supports native plants and wildlife, and has a magic and spirit that affect all who visit. The garden includes a mix of eucalypt open forest and creek-side rainforest, featuring lagoons, rocky and palm filled gullies, and the headwaters of Mountain Creek. While the forest is old, the garden is new. Council encourages everyone to visit often and witness the changes as plants grow, mosses spread on rocks, birds nest, frogs spawn, and new events and activities are held.
7. BELLINGHAM MAZE
Where: 247 Tanawha Tourist Drive, Tanawha
When: Open seven days, 9.30am-4.30pm (last admission 3.15pm)
Cost: Family of 2 adults and 2 children - mazes only: $59; mazes and mini golf combo: $79
Info: 5445 2979, www.bellmaze.com
IT'S amazing fun for all the family at Bellingham Maze with the 80sq m hedge maze, a timber maze, rope maze, tyre maze and brain-teasing ground mazes. There's also an 18-hole mini golf course, magic waterfall entrance and a relaxing garden cafe. All are set in a lush tropical rainforest environment. This is the place to enjoy some outdoor brain-teasing fun these holidays.
8. TWILIGHT MARKETS
Where: The Esplanade, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra
When: Friday, 5-9pm
THE joy of listening to live music while strolling around the colourful stalls at the Twilight Markets depicts the quintessential Sunshine Coast lifestyle. The markets feature handmade crafts, fashion, food and live music. This family-friendly event is a must-do for locals and visitors alike. The ambiance and atmosphere of the setting sun on Bulcock Beach Esplanade is definitely a highlight for market visitors.
9. LIFELINE BOOKFEST
Where: Lake Kawana Comunity Centre, Bokarina.
When: This Friday to Monday, 8.30am-4pm daily
THERE'LL be more than 10,000 books for sale, so you're bound to find a bargain. The event boasts not only books, but also a range of CDs, vinyl, games and puzzles, all at bargain prices
10. MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
Where: Palmwoods Cricket fields, Jubilee Drive, Palmwoods
When: Friday, 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start
Cost: Entry $21 per family or $5.50 per person. Tickets at www.ticketebo.com.au/zootopiamovienight
THE film Zootopia (PG) will be screened as a fundraiser to help allow chaplains to continue to do their great work in schools. Take a rug or chair for a great night.