10 unexpected school holiday events to get in to
1. Bellingham Maze
Where: 247 Tanawha Tourist Drive #25, Tanawha
When: Open 7 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 bellmaze.com
It's aMAZEing fun for all the family at Bellingham Maze with the 80m x 80m hedge maze, a timber maze, rope maze, tyre maze and brain-teasing ground mazes; 18-hole mini golf course; magic waterfall entrance; and a relaxing garden cafe. All set in a lush tropical rainforest environment. The place to enjoy some outdoor brain teasing fun these holidays.
2. Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World
THE gardens are set against the backdrop of the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains on a 44ha former beef cattle farm. Explore more than 6ha of floral displays. The bird aviary features birds of the world. Guided walks are conducted daily.
WHERE: 233 Maleny-Stanley River Rd (corner Mountain View Rd), Maleny
WHEN: 9am - 4.30pm, 7 days a week
COST: $16 adult and $13 for concession card holders. Children under 16 years are free. Entry including the aviary is $26 adult, $21 concession, children's entry (3 years plus) is $7 to visit the gardens, aviary and miniature animal enclosure. A family pass (two adults, up to three children) is $59.
3. Craft Village
Where: Noosa Civic, opposite Ella Bache
When: Monday 26th to Friday 30th September, 10am until 2pm
Kids can get creative in the free craft village with workshops held daily.
4. Green Screen Photography
Where: Noosa Civic
When: Monday 26th to Friday 30th September, 11am-2pm
Your chance to be transported to the Ice Age with Green Screen photography. Customers will be requested to donate a gold coin which will go to Sunshine Butterflies.
5. ArtsCool Workshop: Contemporary Sculpture Tile
When: Today 10.30am-noon or 1-2.30pm
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Age: 9-12 year olds
In this workshop participants will capture impressions of contemporary objects in a clay mould, then from this they will create a low relief sculptural tile using plaster.
6. Kids DIY Workshop
Where: Bunnings Warehouse Caloundra, 54 Caloundra Road, Tel: 5490 5000
When: Today, 10am-1pm
Holidays Fun Workshops 10.00-11.00am, Ocean Life 10.00am-11.00am, Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos 11.00am-1.00pm.
7. All Ages Open Mic with Circle of Sound
Where: The Yacht Club, Mooloolaba
When: Thursday 29th September, 7pm 'til late
Circle of Sound Entertainment's Debbie Parsons holds an All Ages Open Mic Night from 7pm on the last Thursday of every month at The Yachtie. Each month will have a local feature artist. Go on down and show what you can do.
8. Movie Night Under the Stars
Where: Palmwoods Cricket fields, 76 Jubilee Drive Palmwoods
Movie: Zootopia (PG)
When: Friday 30 September, 5.30pm for 6.30pm start
Entry: $21 per family or $5.50 pp
A fundraiser to help allow Chaplains to continue to do their great work in schools. Take a rug or chair for a great movie night under the stars. Food available and pre-movie family entertainment.
9. Ocean Ranger Program
Where: SEA LIFE Mooloolaba
When: September 28 & 30
Cost: Full-day ($75) or half-day ($50) per child
Kids will love the Ocean Ranger Program where they can feed, touch and meet some of SEA LIFE Mooloolaba's amazing marine creatures with behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, animal feeding and lunch included in full or half-day programs.
10. Sleep Under the Sea
Where: SEA LIFE Mooloolaba
When: September 30th and October 1st.
Stay even longer at SEA LIFE with the ultimate sleepover these school holidays - where families can explore the depths of SEA LIFE Mooloolaba with a night in the aquarium. The overnight experience includes a night tour of SEA LIFE, your very own seal presentation, a behind-the- scenes tour as well as dinner, supper and breakfast.