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Top Seven September School Holiday Activities on the Sunshine Coast

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by Elaine (subscribe)
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!
Published September 14th 2017
No More 'Mum, I'm Bored'
September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Heaps of activities for energetic children - Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


School holidays are upon us and we need to find activities to keep our favourite members in the family occupied and active.

With this in mind, here's my list of top school holiday activities to get involved in, on the Sunshine Coast these September holidays.

1. Kawana Indoor Sports - School Holiday Sports Days
Where: 32-34 Production Avenue, Warana, QLD 4575
Call: (07) 5493-7999


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
School holiday sports days - Image: Kawana Indoor Sports FB page


From Monday the 18 September to Friday the 29 September, Kawana Indoor Sports are offering Spring sessions with a diverse selection of holiday activities for children aged between five and fourteen.

Activities include dodge ball; indoor netball; indoor cricket; indoor beach volleyball; indoor soccer; plus a court of inflatables (the inflatable court is open every weekend from 9.00am to 5.00pm).

Cost Per Child

9.00am to 3.00pm - $30
8.00am to 3.00pm OR
9.00am to 4.00pm - $35
8.00am to 5.00pm - $40

(A 10% discount is applicable for multiple days)

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Don't be a mushroom, try out some soccer! Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Children should bring their own drinks and lunch as only snacks will be available for purchase from the canteen.

Bookings for the School Holiday Sports Days are essential, with a minimum of twenty participants required per day to proceed. Please call Viv to register on (07) 5493-7999.

Holiday activities that are cheaper than vacation care is definitely a win-win for everybody.

2. FREE Captain Ginger Beard Presents 'How To Talk Like A Pirate!'
Where: 50 Pioneer Rd Yandina, Queensland, QLD 4561
Call: 1800 067 686 or (07) 5446-7100


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
FREE 'Learn how to talk like a pirate' - Image: The Ginger Factory FB page


For five days only - Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017 at 9.30am and 11.00am - The Ginger Factory in Yandina are presenting the FREE Captain Ginger Beard Presents 'How To Talk Like A Pirate!' Shiver me timbers!

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.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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.

Ahoy, me hearties - aye, ye'll have a fine day at The Ginger Factory!

3. Coast Club School Holiday Activities Sunshine Coast
Where: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, 80 Currimundi Road, Currimundi, QLD, 4551


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Caving - Image: QLD Recreation Centres FB page


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.

4. Rockit Climbing Gym
Where: 1/37 Premier Circuit, Warana, QLD 4575
Call: (07) 5309-5699


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Indoor rock climbing for the whole family - Image: Elaine de Wet


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.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Test your agility - Image: Elaine de Wet


School Holiday Programme Costs

Week Pass - $119.00/$59.50*
Day Pass - $29.95/$14.95*


Gear Hire

Day Hire - Harness or shoes $4.00/$2.95*
Week Hire - Harness or shoes $15.00/$10.00*
Package - $25.00/$20.00*


5. Inflatable World
Where: 32 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558
Call: 1300 526 520


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Bouncy indoor fun - Image: Elaine de Wet


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.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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!

Entry Fee:

*Five years and over $15
Four years and under $8
Four years and under plus one parent $15
Adults $15
Spectators Free

6. Chipmunks Playland and Cafe
Where: 24 Innovation Parkway, Britinya, QLD, 4575
Call: (07) 5438-8870


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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.


7. Sea Life, Sunshine Coast
Where: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Call: 1800 618 021


September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Why not experience a sleep-out under the sea? - Image: Sea Life Sunshine Coast FB page


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 reservations@underwaterworld.com.au for an information pack. Minimum age to 'sleep under the sea' is five years of age.

September school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, spring sessions, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, court of inflatables, FREE Captain Ginger Beard presents 'How to talk like a pirate', Ginger Factory, Yandina, Coast Club School Holiday Activities in Currimundi, caving, surfing, archery, pool games, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes, canoeing, giant swing, rock wall, Rockit Climbing Gym, Warana, Inflatable World, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Britinya, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
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!
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Why? To enjoy some fun active-filled adventures during the school holidays
When: 18 September to 29 September 2017 - please see article for relevant dates for each adventure
Where: Sunshine Coast and surrounds
Cost: Varying
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