Holiday fun! What's happening on the Coast today
ENJOYING your holidays? Why not make it even more fun by heading out to one of these great events on the Sunshine Coast today?
1. Kids' craft workshops at the markets
CRAFTY kids visiting Eumundi Markets over the school holidays will have the opportunity to get creative by taking part in kids' craft workshops today and Saturday. Hosted by the clever creative community that is Noosa Pengari Steiner School, the workshops are designed for children, but big kids (teenagers and adults) are welcome to take part, too - if spaces permit. Children under five must be accompanied by a carer - to help them with the tricky bits. In addition, kids visiting the markets can also have their faces painted, enjoy a magic show with Nickleby the Magician, discover Spin Art with Zoe, or enjoy a pony ride - not to mention Dick Caplick Park in the centre of town.
Visit http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au or call 5442 7106 for further information.
2. Join the Warhammer Club at the library
USE your thinking cap, strategically plan attacks and enjoy the thrill of victory at the Warhammer Club at Noosa Library. Warhammer is a table-top war game designed for regiments of fantasy miniatures. No bookings are required and the games are suitable for ages 12 and over.
The Warhammer Club is from 10am to noon today at the library in Wallace Dr, Noosaville.
3. Become a pirate at the Ginger Factory
ARRGHHH! Captain Salty has somehow managed to misplace his pirate crew and has arrived at the Ginger Factory to recruit some willing boys and girls for some fun and adventure on the high seas. But first of all, the kids will need to pass the pirate training test which will include how to talk like a pirate, dress like a pirate, dance and even sing like a pirate.
The show will run daily until Friday at 11am at the Ginger Factory in Pioneer Rd, Yandina.
4. Play-Doh live shows at Noosa Civic
NOOSA Civic Shopping Centre will host Play-Doh live shows until Friday at 11am and 1pm plus meet and greet the characters Red Doh Doh and Purple Doh Doh at noon each day. Don't forget, Noosa Civic Shopping has also opened a free playground for children - The Play Retreat in the Food Court next to Subway.
To stay up to date with centre events, trading hours and offers, visit www.noosacivicshopping.com.au or follow the centre on Facebook.
5. Pattern bandits at the Butter Factory
CAMOUFLAGE and kaleidoscopes will be explored when the Gallery of Modern Art Kids on Tour: Pattern Bandits visits the Cooroy Butter Factory. Young visitors are able to create their own personalised bandannas and circular collages, and discover how patterns can be transformed by movement.
The Pattern Bandits tour is at the Butter Factory Arts Centre at Cooroy until Saturday. Self-directed activities will run from 10.30am-2.30pm daily.
6. Top Shots Fun Park has competitive edge
SATISFY your competitive nature with a range of amusements at Top Shots. Putt away on two 18-hole mini-golf courses, climb the indoor rock wall or maybe battle your friends in the Blaster Boats.
The fun park is in Allora Dr and is open 9am-9pm every day of the school holidays.
7. Roll away the holiday blues at Rollerdrome
WHETHER you're an accomplished skater or a first-timer, Caloundra Rollerdrome will get you rolling into fun times. The daytime sessions from Monday to Sunday through the school holidays are 10am-noon and 2-4pm. They are $12 plus $5 skate hire.
The Rollerdrome is at 19 Caloundra Rd. Phone 5491 4255. Vouchers are available at www.rollerdrome.com.au
8. Lose yourself and find fun times at Bellingham Maze
BELLINGHAM Maze has just opened its new 80sq m, star-shaped lilly pilly hedge maze which stretches 1.8km in length. It is a great way for people of all ages to stretch their mind and their legs. The attraction also has a timber maze, rope maze and tyre maze as well as other fun, outdoor, brain-teasing activities. The complex boasts mini golf, picnic areas, an aviary and a tea house where visitors can buy a light lunch, cold drinks, a coffee and devonshire tea.
Bellingham Maze is open seven days a week during the Easter holidays at 274 Old Bruce Hwy, Tanawha.
9. Enjoy a hit or a round of golf
WHY not play a round of golf on one of the Sunshine Coast's public golf courses or Par 3 courses or go for a hit at a driving range. It's a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, challenge your mates and fine-tune your technique.
Visit http://www.golfguideaustralia.com for courses on the Sunshine Coast listed alphabetically, or Google driving ranges Sunshine Coast.
10. Be a beach bum for a day
PEOPLE come from all over the world to our beaches for a reason: they're magnificent, rain, hail or shine. Grab a bodyboard, surfboard, stand-up paddleboard, surfski or kayak or just take yourself and your togs to the nearest patrolled beach.
Always swim between the flags at a patrolled beach, listen to lifesavers' and lifeguards' instructions and use surf equipment such as surfboards outside the flagged areas.