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Coast Club School Holiday Activities at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Get Some Much-Needed 'Me' Time
Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Coast Club School Holiday Activities - Image: www.npsr.qld.gov.au


Summer school holidays are just around the corner and I can only imagine that all the Moms and Dads out there are scratching their heads trying to come up with enterprising activities to keep the children active and entertained.

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing are running three and five hour activity sessions at their Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Recreation Centres for children aged 8 plus and their families. You have a great choice: either drop the children off and get some much needed 'me' time or join in the fun yourself.

2016/2017 Programme

For the schedule of activities and times at each centre, please see under Registration at lower end of article.

Sunshine Coast Summer: Monday 12 December 2016 to Wednesday 14 December 2016; and Monday 9 January 2017 to Friday 13 January 2017.

Gold Coast Summer: Thursday 15 December 2016 to Wednesday 21 December 2016; and
Monday 16 January 2017 - Friday 20 January 2017.

The endless variety of activities is sure to keep everyone entertained.

Archery

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Bull's Eye! - Image: Pixabay CCO Public Domain


Using recurve bows and SAFE arrows, archery skills will be taught in a fun and controlled environment. The instructors will teach all the elements of archery with the purpose of ultimately hitting the Bull's Eye on the target.

Body Boarding

Body boarding, like surfing, has a strong surf awareness component. This great activity is enjoyed by all but is perfect for the younger participants as almost everyone can expect to successfully ride a board.

The Caves (Sunshine Coast only)

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Why not try your hand at spelunking - Image: www.npsr.qld.gov.au


The first of its kind in Australia - an awesome new caving system. Equipped with a head torch and your buddies, you can expect to be twisting, turning, climbing, squeezing and sliding through a maze of passages - a fun-filled adventure. The caving system is jam-packed with features that replicate natural caves, ensuring you have the opportunity to participate in the unique thrill and challenge of 'spelunking'.

Giant Swing

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Giant Swing - Image: www.npsr.qld.gov.au


This one is for the adrenaline junkies - be hauled up twenty metres, pull the rip cord and swing.

High Ropes

Challenging rope courses allow you to climb and traverse elements ten metres off the ground - be a daredevil and walk the tightrope…..if you dare.

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Be a dare-devil - Image: www.npsr.qld.gov.au


Pool Inflatable (Sunshine Coast only)

An exciting aquatic obstacle course for you to slip, slide, crawl, climb and splash your way through - you have to make sure you don't wipeout!

The Rock Face

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Indoor rock climbing - Image: Pixabay CCO Public Domain


Indoor rock walls, modelled off real cliff faces in Bulgaria - perfect to challenge yourself. Climbs are graded from simple and fun to hard and extreme.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Experience the underwater world from your own platform - Image: Elaine de Wet


Experience the underwater world from your own personal viewing platform…a feeling of walking on water. Participants will be taught the required paddle skills and board control to learn one of Australia's fastest growing recreational sports.

Surfs-Up

Coast Club School Holiday Activities, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, summer, archery, body boarding, spelunking, caves, giant swing, high ropes, pool inflatable, indoor rock walls, stand-up paddle boarding, surfs-up, vertical climbing, half day programme, full day programme, pre-register
Surf's Up - Image: Pixabay CCO Public Domain


Learn the basics of surf safety from how to identify safe swimming areas, to tube and board rescues. This will be followed by a surfing or body board session on one of our stunning beaches.

Vertical Climbing

Climb up to ten metres off the ground on the vertical elements and don't look down!

Registration

1. Complete the registration form for your chosen centre
2. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been processed
3. Alternatively, you can register on the day - not a wise option, as this is subject to availability and is sure to be 'sold-out'

For fees, charges and to register click Sunshine Coast Registration form
For fees, charges and to register click Gold Coast Registration form

Half Day Programme

Duration: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Drop-off: 8.30am - 9.00am
Pick-up: 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Included: Three hours of instructor-led activities

Price: Fees and Charges

Full Day Programme

Duration: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Drop-off: 8.30am - 9.00am
Pick-up: 3.00pm - 3.30pm
Included: Six hours of instructor-led activities, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Price: Fees and Charges

Be quick to pre-register for the sessions online - there are only limited places and they get taken up really fast!
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Why? For enterprising, energetic activities to keep the children active and entertained.
When: 12 December 2016 to 20 January 2017
Phone: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre (07) 5420 7500 and Gold Coast Recreation Centre (07) 5507 0200
Where: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre 80 Currimundi Rd, Currimundi, Qld 4551 and Gold Coast Recreation Centre 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, North Palm Beach, Qld 4221
Cost: From $26.25 to $62.55 - activities vary and dependent on half or full day
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