So exciting! Christmas is just around the corner and The Ginger Factory in Yandina are spoiling families once again with a very special guest! Can you guess who the special guest may be? Well, here's a clue - he loves milk and cookies, loves to dress up in red, has a long white beard and struggles down chimneys. You've guessed it! It's Santa, of course - the jolly ol' fella from up North!
Santa will be visiting for Christmas at The Ginger Factory every Wednesday to Sunday between the 5 December and Christmas Eve. Every day during this festive period, Santa will be available for photos between 9.30am to 12.30pm - don't forget to bring your camera! Santa is really excited to meet everyone too and the Gingerbread Man has whispered in my ear that there may even be a few early Christmas presents for all the boys and girls who have been especially well-behaved this year.
Christmas at The Ginger Factory is a fabulously festive reason to spend the whole day at The Ginger Factory. Pack the kiddies in, pack a picnic hamper and get ready for some adventuring at The Ginger Factory - there is just so much to do!
Ride around the world on the Overboard Boat Ride
🎄 Overboard Boat Ride Tour Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm daily
Join the Gingerbread Man on his adventures around the world, while he tries to escape the clutches of the hungry chefs. Overboard is a fun boat ride ideal for the whole family with music and animated puppets and features more than two hundred handmade moving puppets.
Take a relaxed train ride through nine hectares of lush sub-tropical gardens on Moreton, the historic train at The Ginger Factory. Moreton is already 116 years old - definitely older than you and me - and now spends his days in retirement taking people on a tour of the Ginger Factory grounds.
🎄 Live Bee Show and Tastings
Tour Times: 11.00am; 12.00noon; 1.30pm; 2.30pm
Learn all about bees and how they make honey at the Live Bee Show at The Ginger Factory. It's also pretty awesome to learn what a day in the life of a beekeeper looks like. The Live Bee Show is led by an experienced beekeeper, who will show you different bee species and also introduce you to some delicious varieties of honey … to taste!
Reconnect with nature and take a stroll through the rainforest
Take a stroll through the rainforest at The Ginger Factory and reconnect with nature in the tropical gardens. Stunning water features with peaceful little pockets throughout to sit and relax.
🎄 Ice Creamery
Open Daily: 9.00am to 4.30pm
You can't go to The Ginger Factory for the day, without indulging in some decadently, delicious ice cream. All ice cream at the Ice Creamery is handmade in a range of flavours. Why not treat yourself to one of the Ice Creamery's famous parfaits.
🎄 The Ginger Cafe
Open Daily: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Main Menu: until 2.30pm
Coffee: all day
The Ginger Cafe is such an inviting spot. Relax and de-stress in this laid-back Cafe, whilst enjoying something delectable from the Menu. Expert chefs love to tempt visitors with an excellent variety of meals showcasing the best of the Sunshine Coast's seasonal produce. The Ginger Cafe is fully licensed too … bonus!
🎄 Ginger Town
Ginger Town boasts an assortment of boutique shopping at The Ginger Factory. This fabulous heritage-style village has Australian and indigenous souvenirs; handmade toys; sweet treats and a very big range of scents and herbal products.
There are ample locations where children can run and play in fun play spaces - look out for the giant snakes and ladders - the kids just love this one! Perhaps a play in the secure, undercover playground with hidey-holes, slides and ropes for climbing would be more tempting.
Any which way visitors choose to explore at The Ginger Factory, a day out in this fabulous sub-tropical location is guaranteed to be packed with fun, fun and more fun! The FREE entry into The Ginger Factory, every day of the year, is an absolute blessing during school holidays. Bookmark Wednesday 5 December through to Christmas Eve, the 24 December, for a visit and photos with Santa and bookmark every other day if you just 'wanna have fun!'
A day at The Ginger Factory is guaranteed to be packed with fun, fun and more fun!