Queensland Recreation Centres are running heart-pumping adventure activities during the school holidays for children eight years of age and older. Registration is already open for the 2019 Easter school holidays at the Sunshine Coast - Monday 8 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019 - and Gold Coast - Monday 8 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019. Both Recreation Centres are running half day (three hour) and full day (six hour) activity sessions and the best news of all is that parents and families are welcome too. Great choice to have - either drop the children off or join in for some family fun!
Half day programme | 3 hours
9.00am to 12.00noon
Full day programme | 6 hours 9.00am to 3.00pm (includes lunch)
Participants are encouraged to bring a light, healthy snack for morning/afternoon tea. The QLD Recreation Centres' aim is to be 'nut free' in case of allergies. Please ensure any and all snacks do not contain nuts.
As these school holiday activity spots fill really quickly, please make sure you pre-register for sessions online - the relevant links are highlighted below.
surf's up, have you registered yet?
April 2019 Sessions
Sunshine Coast Monday 8 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019
$29.05 (3 hours) | $67.05 (6 hours)
All sessions start at 9.00am; drop off time is between 8.30am and 9.00am.
Pick up time is between 12.00noon and 12.30pm for the half-day programme; and 3.00pm to 3.30pm for the full day programme.
These are some of the 'very special' activities available -
Abseiling and Quick Jumps - Gold Coast only
Lean back over the edge of the new abseil tower and look down if you dare! For the brave-of-heart, there is even a bungy-style 'quick jump' from the top platform. Abseiling and quick jumps are designed to build up confidence, whilst developing skills to tackle overhangs and a ten metre drop.
activities for the brave-of-heart
Canoe to David Fleay Wildlife Park - Gold Coast only
I recently wrote about the Rock Climbing and Caving at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre. The first-of-its-kind in Australia, this caving system is a replication of natural caving, allowing spelunkers to twist, turn, climb, squeeze and slide through a fun-filled maze of passages.
Don't forget the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre also has casual caving on Saturdays between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
see you at Coast Club
For somebody, like me, who has a fear of heights, the giant swing is probably not my ideal, but for anybody looking for an adrenaline rush, the giant swing is the answer. You get hauled twenty metres into the air, pull the rip cord and swing - totally awesome! I can see the fun in itů.I'm just not too keen to try it! I'm quite happy to be part of the cheerleading squad on the sidelines though.
I am happy to cheerlead
Oops, another one that will call for my cheerleading skills! The high ropes courses allow participants to climb and traverse elements ten metres off the ground - this one definitely calls for 'walking the tightrope' skills.
Ok, I honestly have no idea what the straight up entails, but includes elements called fire cracker, centipede and possum glider (makes me think I might be in a zoo). Apparently, the straight up is a ten metre vertical rope and only the most skilled climbers make it to the top - now that's a challenge if ever I've heard one. Once, again I might have to leave this one to the eager beavers and stick to my cheerleading skills.
anybody for archery?
Besides the above mentioned very adventurous activities, participants can also enjoy surfing; pool games; archery; evasion games; fencing; circus skills and stand-up paddle boarding.
Please complete the registration form for your chosen centre i.e. either
You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been submitted. Payment is required to secure your booking, so once registered, please call (07) 5669-2100 (Gold Coast) or (07) 5420-7500 (Sunshine Coast) to make payment. This will ensure that the 'little' people in your life have their spots pre-reserved.