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Top September School Holiday Activities on the Sunshine Coast - Part 2

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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 18th 2018
Sticky Note It and make things happen
Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
Make things happen and sticky note it! Image: geralt Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Crikey, we have so many things happening on the Sunshine Coast for the September school holidays, I suspect mum and dad's taxis are in for a busy, busy time! I'm even attaching a sticky note to 'make things happen' to ensure we're all on the same page with our very active calendar and to make sure we don't miss out on anything exciting. This list follows on my Part 1 of Top September School Holiday Activities on the Sunshine Coast.

1. Kawana Indoor Sports
32 Production Avenue, Warana, QLD 4575
Monday 24 September to Friday 5 October
(excluding Tuesday 25 September and 2 October - booked out); and Monday 1 October, which is a public holiday
From $30 to $40 per day and a 10% discount for multiple days


Kawana Indoor Sports days are way cheaper than vacation care and that is why bookings are absolutely essential. Kawana Indoor Sports have a fantastic variety of holiday activities for children aged between five and fourteen. These activities include:

Dodge Ball
Indoor Netball
Indoor Cricket
Indoor Beach Volleyball
Indoor Soccer
Inflatables (Wally's Inflatables) which are open every weekend from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
Image: Kawana Indoor Sports FB


Sessions running from:

9.00am to 3.00pm - $30 per child
8.00am to 3.00pm - $35 per child
9.00am to 4.00pm - $35 per child
8.00am to 5.00pm - $40 per child
(10% discount for multiple days)

Children to please bring their own lunch and drinks. Snacks are available from the Canteen.

Registration is absolutely essential - please register with Viv on (07) 5493-7999. A minimum of twenty participants are required per day for the activities to proceed.

2. 'Pick Your Own' at Strawberry Fields
133 Laxton Road, Palmview, QLD 4553
Seven days a week from 8.00am to 5.00pm
FREE entry


We've all heard the devastating news that has hit our strawberry farmers, with regards their fruit being sabotaged. What better way to counteract these acts of lunacy than being proactive and helping our farmers out, by visiting our local strawberry farms and picking our own!

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
Support farmers by picking your own strawberries - Image: author


Strawberry Fields in Palmview is still open for business, seven days a week too, and with FREE entry and only paying for your picked strawberries, I cannot think of a better way to ensure your strawbs are fresh. A great way to avoid your strawberries being put 'through the mill' with extra 'hands on' middlemen.

Please support local farmers to ensure they stay in business.

3. Ride the Night at Aussie World
Saturday 22 September | 6.00pm to 9.30pm
Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview, QLD 4553
From $20 online


For all the theme-park adrenaline lovers, Aussie World is a sensational extravaganza at night! Imagine riding all your favourite carnival rides, but under a starry, starry night! Grab your buddies and head down to Aussie World for the Ride the Night's one night only on 22 September.

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
Image: Aussie World FB


General admission starts at $20 online for seniors, pensioners and students with concessions; $25 for everybody else. The gates are opening at 6.00pm and all the fun commences at 6.30pm - three hours of fun!

Aussie World recommends purchasing your tickets online in advance - tickets can be pre-purchased here via Aussie World website - as the Ride the Night entry tickets will be very limited at the gate. Children under the age of three are FREE; and thrill-seekers up to the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult over eighteen.

4. Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo
1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, QLD 4519
Saturday 22 September to Sunday 7 October
General Admission from $35


Woo-hoo! Join Bindi and Robert Irwin during the school holidays having some wild Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo. Celebrate the opening of The Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery; cool down in The Laughing Frog Water Park and get to meet some of the new arrivals at Australia Zoo. The newest arrival is a baby girl giraffe who was born on the 14 August - crikey, she's just a bit more than a month old. In Roo Heaven keep an eye out for little heads popping out of mums' pouches as there are lots of baby joeys around too.

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
Woo-hoo, join Bindi and Robert Irwin during the Spring school holidays - Image: Australia Zoo FB


Make sure you don't miss out on all the wildlife fun under the sun at Australia Zoo, by pre-purchasing your tickets online here - avoid the queues this way too.

And a little something for the mums out there:

5. Spring Twilight Markets
Bulcock Beach Esplanade, Caloundra, QLD 4551
Fridays: 28 September | 5 October | 12 October | 5.00pm to 9.00pm
FREE entry


Three fabulous Friday nights of fun, food, the all-important shopping plus sunsets at one of the most spectacular beaches on the Sunshine Coast and it's all happening at the very popular Spring Twilight Markets.

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
Set the tone on Friday night for a fabulous weekend! Image: Twilight Markets FB


After a week at work, the Spring Twilight Markets give locals and holidaymakers a great excuse to get out, meet up with friends for something to eat and catch a magical sunset over the Pumicestone Passage. Why not set off early for the Twilight Markets (it's better for parking anyway), have a swim, do a bit of a treasure hunt with the kids with the Downtown Caloundra Street Art Trail, have another dip in the ocean, and be famished just in time for supper - or tea - with the Food Trucks at the Twilight Markets.

The Spring Twilight Markets showcase at least one hundred unique stalls, offering everything from street food to fashion to jewellery.

A great way to spend a Friday evening, setting the tone for a fabulous weekend ahead.

6. Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
Barns Lane, Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Sunday 23 September | 8.30am to 12.30pm
FREE browsing


My most favourite market is the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets and what makes them even more special is that they're only on once a month! Absence makes the heart grow fonderů.

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets have settled down and are nesting very happily in Coolum on the grounds of Coolum State Primary School Junior Oval. The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets are not your average joe-soap type of market - they are a collective of very talented local Sunshine Coast designers, musicians, artists, foodies, creators, vintage wares and lifestyle lovers. I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt, that these markets are uniquely different, offering shoppers high-quality exclusivity.

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
A uniquely different market - Image: www.sunshinecoastcollectivemarkets.com.au


The organisers of these fabulous markets are dedicated, ensuring their 'product' 'remains at an all-time quality and extraordinaire high, whilst ensuring permanent spots for their very loyal stallholders.'

Are you keen to join the unique Sunshine Coast Collective Markets' family - please click here to download the stallholders application form.

Plenty of parking is available on market days and there is no need to leave our four-pawed buddies at home as the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets happily welcome our furry family members, as long as they are on a leash.

Once you've done your shopping, why not venture down to the beach in Coolum and enjoy the Coolum Beach Public Art Trail - a creative trail of stunning artworks. The kids will love the excitement of looking for art pieces on the 3km round trip.

Top September school holiday activities, Sunshine Coast, Kawana Indoor Sports, cheaper than vacation care, Warana, dodge ball, indoor netball, indoor cricket, indoor beach volleyball, indoor soccer, inflatables, Wally's inflatables, Pick your own at Strawberry Fields, Palmview, Ride the Night at Aussie World, children under three FREE, Spring Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Laughing Frog Lolly Shop and Ice Creamery, Laughing Frog Water Park, Spring Twilight Markets, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, Coolum
The joys of Spring - Image: jungsook via Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Sticky-note the dates, pre-register where necessary and get ready to celebrate the joys of Spring these September school holidays. And look out for Part 1 of the Top September School Holiday Activities on the Sunshine Coast, in case you missed it.
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Why? To keep busy, busy during the Spring school holidays
When: Saturday 22 September to Friday 12 October | Strawberry Fields 7 days a week, anytime
Where: Sunshine Coast and surrounds
Cost: Varying, please see article for individual activity prices
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We will do strawberry picking this weekend! Good call Elaine.
by Barry (score: 2|914) 83 days ago
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