Weigh anchor and set sail for the distant shores of The Ginger Factory and let the young 'uns learn the lingo of a real sea-faring sea dog - without the cussing, I hope! Captain Ginger Beard will teach the children about his life sailing the seven seas in search of treasure. A lively and interactive performance - the children will absolutely love it.
Aye, ye'll have a fine day! Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
You will have to be quick smart, with admission FREE and spaces usually filling up really fast, please make sure you arrive early for a front row seat.
3. Coast Club School Holiday Activities Sunshine Coast
Where: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, 80 Currimundi Road, Currimundi, QLD, 4551
Image: QLD Recreation Centres FB page
Queensland Recreation Centres are the proud hosts of the fantastic Coast Club on the Sunshine Coast, delivering safe and exciting camps, programmes and activities for big kids and little kids from the age of eight. Drop the children off or join in the fun yourself!
The Queensland Recreation Centres promote safe and exciting participation in outdoor recreation and have all the skills to deliver the required experience for a fun holiday programme.
From the 18 September to the 29 September, Adventure Activities will be running at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre in Currimundi. This Recreation Centre is located between Currimundi Beach and the mouth of the Currimundi Lake, just north of Caloundra.
Activities at the Sunshine Coast Club include caving; surfing; archery; pool games; stand-up paddle boarding; high ropes; canoeing; a giant swing and much much more.
Half Day Sessions (three hours) 9am to 12.00noon - $27.15
Full Day Sessions (six hours) 9.00am to 3.00pm, including meals - $62.55
These sessions fill up really fast, please make sure you pre-register online here for the sessions your children want to participate in.
The Sunshine Coast's rock wall is open for extended hours over the school holidays too - this is great fun for adults and children, five years and older. These indoor rock walls have over ten different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs and overhangs for the more experienced climbers. The automatic belay systems allow guests to climb solo. No bookings are required for the rock wall. Casual climbing is $11.35 and entry includes all the necessary equipment. Please note that a supervising adult is required for climbers aged between five and twelve years of age and enclosed shoes must be worn at all times.
Looking for a fun, adventurous, challenging sport that the whole family can enjoy? Then, I've found the perfect one for you - rock climbing! It's not necessary either for you to go searching for that elusive cliff-face to dangle off, Rockit Climbing Gym in Warana provide a state of the art indoor sport climbing facility on the Sunshine Coast. Rock climbing where you don't have to worry about getting rained out! Rockit Climbing Gym is a high-tech gym built to both Australian and US safety standards and is monitored with trained staff.
No need to go searching for that elusive rock wall - Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
With twenty-one out-of-the-ordinary walls to choose from, there are plenty of climbs to suit all skill levels, whether you're a first-timer or an experienced climber. And, the best thing of all - Rockit Climbing Gym are open seven days a week!
Rockit Climbing Gym have a school holiday programme running from the 18 September to the 22 September, where kids can get to participate in rock climbing games and activities. The children can try their hand at slack-lining, group initiative games and heaps more. Rockit Climbing Gym provide the morning tea every day and on the last day of the school holiday programme, the children receive an awesome send-off party! The school holiday program is for children aged between 8 and 17 years of age.
Rockit's staff are all qualified in outdoor leadership, seniors first aid, team building, technical climbing and industry rope instruction.
Inflatable World is a massive indoor playground in Maroochydore, tucked away rather nicely in an Industrial area in Kayleigh Drive and promising a great fun outing for the whole family.
True to its word, this is what I found when I visited - kids and their parents having a whole lot of bouncing, climbing, balancing and sticking to inflatable walls fun! I quite fancied the 'sticking to the wall' bit, instead of a 'naughty corner', makes a whole lot more sense and I'm sure a whole lot more fun! The children are rigged out in some sort of astronaut-looking outfit, which attaches to the bouncy wall - the parents toss the kids and they stick, literally, to the wall! What fun! I'm not sure who has more fun - the parent or the child.
Inflatable World are open every day from Monday to Saturday during school holidays - Images: Elaine de Wet
The good news is that Inflatable World are open every day of the school holidays from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm and closed on Sundays.
No need to pre-book for your two hour play period - just turn up and play - time starts when entering the play area. Children can play on the inflatable activities as much as they like during the two-hour session with supervisors on hand to ensure everyone's safety. Inflatable World promise that two hours is all the bouncy fun a child can manage, as they're usually totally exhausted at the end of their play time. Yeah, right!
Great indoor play centre - Image: Chipmunks Playland and Cafe FB page
One of my all-time favourites is Chipmunks Playland and Cafe in Birtinya with its multi-level playground, perfect for children aged from birth to eleven years of age. Chipmunks Playland believe that fun is a philosophy and shouldn't be reserved for special occasions.
Action-packed equipment featuring the coolest playgrounds for big kids, a dedicated toddler playground plus Chipmunks' famous mega inflatable slide, all to enjoy while Mum and Dad (and Grandparents too) sit back and enjoy a coffee or snack from the full-service cafe.
Action-packed equipment - Image: Elaine de Wet
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe are open seven days a week: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm ensuring the littlies can have fun any day of the week.
Admission is always free for adults and children under one year of age; General Admission is $9.90 for one to two year olds; and $13.90 for three to eleven year olds.
Sea Life on the Sunshine Coast is a multi-award winning aquarium in Mooloolaba. With eleven themed zones, visiting Sea Life gives you the unique opportunity to explore the underwater world of marine life.
Sea Life are open every day from 9.00am to 5.00pm and with everything from Tidal Pools to Coastal Wrecks, feeds, talks and shows on offer, it's a wonderfully fishy way to spend a day! Book online here for big savings on day entry tickets. Prices are from $21.60 (usually $27) for children aged 3 to 14 years of age - prices too good to miss out on!
If you're looking for something totally unique, why not 'sleep under the sea' and spend a night at Sea Life for a truly memorable experience. After 'lights out' you will get to see what marine life really get up to after dark and you can fall asleep, watching the sharks' silhouettes above your head. All meals are included as well as a special 'behind the scenes' tour and night time exploration. Please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, PJ's and toiletries. Call (07) 5458-6226 for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack. Minimum age to 'sleep under the sea' is five years of age.
Definitely no time to relax, there's too much to do! Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
With so much happening during the September school holidays on the Sunshine Coast, I doubt very much that you'll hear any grumblings of 'Mum, I'm bored!' - bookmark your calendars now, it's going to be a fun and exciting time for all! Definitely no time to relax!