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School holiday guide: 10 fun things to keep the kids busy

PAGE TURNERS: Stock up on some holiday reading material at the Kawana Library Spring Book Sale.
PAGE TURNERS: Stock up on some holiday reading material at the Kawana Library Spring Book Sale. Mike Knott BUN100613BKK7

1. Monkey Boo book reading

Where: Books of Buderim, 82 Burnett St, Buderim

When: Today, 10am

Tam Sainsbury, the author of the popular Monkey Boo books will be reading What Does Monkey Boo Love? and Monkey Boo Loves Colours. Children aged from 0 to 6 enjoy the Monkey Boo books. There will be free Monkey Boo colouring-in sheets. Books can be purchased at the book shop and Ms Sainsbury will be signing books. No bookings required.

2. Ocean Ranger Program

When: September 21, 23, 28 and 30

Where: SEA LIFE Mooloolaba

Cost: $75 (full-day) or $50 (half-day) per child

Kids will love the Ocean Ranger Program where they can feed, touch and meet some amazing marine creatures with behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, animal feeding and lunch included in full or half-day programs.

3. Star Wars Interactive Zone

Where: Sunshine Plaza, ground level, outside Myer

When: Daily until Saturday, September 24, 11am-2pm

Info: www.sunshineplaza.com

Immerse yourself in the Star Wars Interactive Zone. Disney Infinity will come alive at the Tech Hub. Make your way through the Asteroid Field obstacle course and learn to use the force in the Jedi Training Academy.

4. Giant Snow Dome

Where: Pelican Waters Shopping Village, Pelican Waters Boulevard

When: Today, 9am-3pm

The centre will host a free giant snow dome today.

For more information contact centre manager Annie Lanser on 5447 3788.

5. Rock Climbing

Where: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, 80 Currimundi Rd, Currimundi

When: Today, 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm

Cost: $11 per person. Bookings not necessary

Info: www.npsr.qld.gov.au

Bring out your inner mountaineer and show off your agility prowess at the brand new indoor rock climbing wall at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre in Currimundi. These humongous walls stretch up and up to 9.5m and offer 12 ascents ranging in difficulty including "crack" and "overhangs" for the more experienced climber. This fun activity is for anyone over the age of five. Children between five and 12 require an adult for supervision.

6. Pirates at Aussie World

Where: 73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview

When: Daily until September 30, 1.30pm

Cost: Single admission (adult or child) $40; Family of four (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) $144

Come on down and have some fun with the pirates. They'll have daily shows at 1.30pm with more fun than you can poke a sword at. Best of all, this is all included in the normal admission price!

7. Kawana Library Spring Book Sale

Where: Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, Buddina

When: Friday, September 23, 9am-4pm

Info: Visit council's library website or call 5475 8989

Titles include popular authors and bestsellers, classics and topics such as gardening, computers and cooking. Young book worms don't miss out as there will be a range of junior titles to choose from.

8. Lah-Lah "Sing Out Loud!"

When: Saturday, September24, 10am

Where: Caloundra RSL Services Club, 19 West Tce

Cost: Adults and children $25. Children 12 months and under free.

Info: Caloundra RSL, 54385800

Sing it Loud! is a fun musical live show that will have the whole family singing and dancing to the fun-filled sounds of Lah-Lah and the Big Live Band. This brand new show features some new never before performed Lah-Lah tunes as well as some very stripy favourites.

9. Alice In Wonderland Live On Stage

Where: The Events Centre Caloundra

When: Saturday, September24, 6pm

Cost: $34.90 pp (Adults at children's prices)

Bookings: 5491 4240 or theventscentre.com.au

Tumble down the rabbit hole and join Alice in her adventures through Wonderland. A handful of brilliant actors and puppeteers play over 20 unforgettable characters using their ingenious stagecraft and limitless imaginations to bring this beloved story to life.

10. Little Red in the Hood

Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Pde, Bokarina.

When: Friday, September 23, 11am

Cost: $14 pp, $12 SCvip members, $50 for a family of two adults and two children and $12 per person for groups of eight or more.

Bookings: 5413 1400 or www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

Once upon a time lived a very clever girl who was a big part of the Neighbourhood Watch program, with a goal to 'Keep Australia Beautiful'.

Every story has a trouble-maker and this one has 'Wolfy' - the Big Bad Wolf! He's not really big and bad...but he does leave rubbish everywhere - and that makes him a massive "litterbug". Wolfy just found out that Granny has a chocolate cake cooking in the oven, so he's heading over there right now to get his paws on that cake. Will Little Red get there first and save the day, or the cake?

There is a meet and greet after the 50-minute performance for children to meet Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf.

Suitable for children aged three to 11 and their families.

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