School holiday guide: Getting hands on with 10 things to do
SCHOOL holidays. Day four. Running out of things to do?
Check out our winter school holiday guide in the Daily every day for social photos, competitions, puzzles and things to do.
Here's our picks for keeping the kids amused today.
ENJOY free fun for everyone these school holidays at Sunshine Plaza. Parents, grandparents and carers can grab a coffee, sit back and relax while the kids are entertained with live shows held at the Riverwalk Stage.
From today until Saturday let your little ones be entertained by the Ben and Holly Live Stage Show. Join Ben Elf and Holly The Fairy as they take all of their friends on a journey of playing games.
Where: Sunshine Plaza
When: 10am, 11am, 1pm (noon to 12.30pm Ben and Holly will be available to meet and greet fans)
2. Wax Hands workshop
FREE holiday fun, just for the kids.
Where: Pelican Waters Shopping Centre
When: Today, Thursday and Saturday 10am to 1pm
Enquiries: www.pelicanwaters shopping.com.au or centre management 5447 3788
3. Dinosaur adventures
GET the real dinosaur experience at Kawana Shoppingworld.
See animated dinosaurs and dig for your own free dinosaur fossil at the Dino Discovery Village in Centre Court.
The fossil dig is limited to 1750 fossils so get in quick.
Where: Kawana Shoppingworld
When: Until Sunday
Dinosaur display: All day
Fossil dig: 10am-1pm
4. La Balsa Park
THIS is a perfect family spot, offering playgrounds, toilets, barbecues and shady waterfront grassed areas, and even a coffee shop.
There's an excellent short walk up the hill to the lighthouse where you'll be greeted by one of the best views on the Sunshine Coast.
An added bonus is you can take the dog for a walk with you on the leash.
Where: La Balsa Park, Buddina
5. Australia Zoo
GUESTS will be taken on an educational journey back to the Jurassic era at Australia Zoo these holidays. Grab a map at admissions and marvel at prehistorically-connected animals such as crocodiles, cassowaries and wombats as you embark on an epic dinosaur hunt, following clues fit for a palaeontologist.
Plus many more competitions, unique Jurassic exhibits, activities and adventures for the whole family.
Screenings of the original Jurassic Park film will take place at 1pm daily in the Crocoseum.
Where: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
When: 9am-5pm daily
Cost: Child (3-14yrs) $35, adult $59, a family $172, pensioner and student $47
Enquiries: www.australiazoo. com.au
6. Dinosaur Creations
MAKE your own dinosaurs from clay and paper. Activity suitable for children aged 7+ years.
Where: Nambour Library, upstairs
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Enquiries: 5475 8989
7. SpongeBob movie
WHEN a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.
The SpongeBob Movie (PG) Sponge Out of Water.
Where: Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Currie St, Nambour
Cost: All tickets $9. Free popcorn for every child
8. Bricks 4 Kidz - Mining and Crafting Lego workshop
BRICKS 4 Kidz cleverly combine the love of LEGO with a great day of school holiday fun for children aged five years and older.
Where: Maroochydore Football Club
Registration at: www.bricks4 kidzaustralia.com.au/qld-sun shine-coast
9. DIY fun
BUNNINGS Warehouse Caloundra, Bunnings Warehouse Maroochydore and Bunnings Warehouse Noosaville are inviting kids to come in store with expert team members holding free kids DIY workshops running throughout the school holidays. Workshops are a great way for kids to channel excess energy over the winter break. Bookings are recommended. Please contact your local Bunnings Warehouse for further details.
Where: Bunnings Warehouse Caloundra, 54 Caloundra Rd. Bunnings Warehouse Noosaville, Eumundi Noosa Rd and Gateway Dr.
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holiday period
10. Artistic Gymnastics
ARTISTIC gymnasts from across Queensland and beyond are competing in the 2015 Women's and Men's Artistic Gymnastics State Club Championships.
When: Today and tomorrowWhere: Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North St, Golden Beach
Cost: Children under the age of 16 free. Adults $15 per session, $25 day pass, $35 event pass. Student and concession $7.50 per session; $12.50 day pass; $17.50 event pass.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Enquiries: 3036 5607 or http://www.gymqld.org.au.