School holiday fun | Noosa Today

Looking for something to do these school holidays? Check out this list and to find more go to visitnoosa.com.au

NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY school holiday workshops, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin. Phone 5329 6145, All events $15 per child:

Power Words Sticker Workshop – you will be guided by international artist, Jaime Kiss, to explore your creativity, learn how to make your own personalised stickers and discover the impact art and science can have on us – Tuesday 11 January: 10.30am – 12pm, ages 10 + years

Face to Face – Self Portraiture -discover how human faces are ‘built’ and experiment with new painting and drawing skills in this fun approach to self- portraiture, reflection, distortion, mixed media and black and white mark making – Wednesday 12 January, 10.30am – 11.30am, ages 6 – 10 years

Through the Mirror – taking inspiration from the elements and features of your own face, learn new ways of composing and reflecting on portraiture – Wednesday 12 January: 1.30pm – 3pm, ages 10 + years

Colourful Clay Treasures – create using air dry clay and colourful paint with artist Ellen Appleby! Create a pendant for a necklace or an ornament to hang using air dry clay, Thursday 13 January: 10.30am – 12pm, ages 6 – 10 years.

Printed Clay Treasures – learn a unique print making process with artist Ellen Appleby! Come and learn a print making process using tetra paks (juice cartons) – Friday 14 January: 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 10 + years

TERRELL BREWING FARMYARD, 196 Bunya Road, North Arm. Phone 0492 929 357 or visit www.terellabrewingcom.au

Get up close and personal with farmyard animals from 9-11.30am, $6 per person or $25 for a group of 5. No bookings required

FRIDA’S SIP N PAINT, 26 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. Phone 0466 786 610, www.fridas.com.au/noosa Painting classes on weekends, private sessions can be arranged. Cost $30 ($20 per head for a group of 30 or more). Booking essential.

EPIC OCEAN ADVENTURES, phone 0476 152 521, www.epicoceanadventures.com.au/noosa – Experience a true up-close wildlife experience with the team at Epic Ocean Adventures on this kid-friendly Noosa Dolphin Sea Kayak or Surf Australia’s Longest Wave tours.

NOOSA YACHT & ROWING CLUB – HOLIDAY SAILING PROGRAM, Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, phone 5449 8602, www.nyrc.com.au/sailing/youthsail. Junior Learn to Sail 9am-12pm (7 – 12 years old): 10-13 January, 17-20 January

Holiday FunSail Program 1pm – 4pm (all ages, exc Wed): 10-14 January, 17-21 January, $50 per session or $180 for 4 sessions

LITTLE SEED THEATRE, Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach, 0407 873 232. www.little-seed.com.au Theatrical production of ‘Wind in the Willows’ in the Noosa Botanic Gardens, January 7 – 9; January 14 – 16: 4.45pm, Cost: $22.50 / $27.50, Bookings are essential

ARTS & CRAFTS, Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville, 5474 1211, noosaartsandcrafts.org.au Learn to Crochet Workshops – one-to-one tuition with Janelle Turley for members and non-members, Wednesdays & Saturdays: 9.30am – 11.30am, Price: $10pp, Bookings essential.

SUNSHINE BEACH SURF CLUB, Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, 5447 5491, www.sunshinebeachslsc.com.au Superhero Day at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club – calling all sunshine superheroes for a marvellous afternoon of balloon artistry and amazing glitter tattoos. Come dressed in your favourite superhero disguise with prizes for the best dressed, Sunday 16 January, 4-6pm.

Sunshine Beach Surf Club Sunset Bar – the function room will be open for everyone to enjoy during the school holidays until 9 January (excludes NYE). Come and soak in the panoramic ocean views before or after dinner, whilst the kids chillax in our newly designated kids’ corner.

NOOSA SPRINGS, Links Drive, Noosaville, 5440 3333, www.noosasprings.com.au,

Kids up to 17 years Play Golf for Free, when accompanied by an adult paying a full green fee, valid after 2pm, during the holidays excluding Saturdays

Shortees Golf Holiday Camps for kids aged 8 to 14 years. Absolute beginners through to the more seasoned junior golfers wanting to improve all parts of their game – Camp 3: 3 – 7 January; Camp 4: 10 – 14 January; Camp 5: 17 – 21 January, 8.30-9.30am. Cost $25 per day or $110 for 5 days. Book through Greg Lynch on 0425 228 786.

School Holiday Tennis Camps – coaches led by Glenn Irwin, deliver clinics to children of all ages and skill levels and are aimed at improving their tennis game in a friendly, non-threatening environment – Camp 2: 3 – 7 January; Camp 3: 17 – 21 January, 9am – 12pm. Cost: $175 or $45 daily. Book through Glenn Irwin on 0414 494 645.

TEWANTIN-NOOSA RSL, 1 Memorial Avenue, Tewantin, 5447 1766, www.noosarsl.com.au

Bluey Guest Appearance – Tuesday 11 January, 11.30am – 1pm. Free entry, bookings required.

Snake Boss Reptile Show – Tuesday 18 January, 10.30am. Free entry, bookings required.

COOROY BUTTER FACTORY, 11A Maple Street, Cooroy, www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au Children’s Art Workshops until January 17. Clay Play – Kid’s intro to wheel throwing, fun intro to ceramics for kids – 2 sessions – 9.30-11.30am / 12-2pm for ages over 8. Cost $35, bookings essential.

MALENY BOTANIC GARDENS AND BIRD WORLD, 233 Maleny Stanley River Road, 5344 0010, www.malenybotanicgardens.com.au – open 7 days a week, 9am-4.30pm – Walk through the magnificent gardens, take an interactive walk through the bird aviary, and enjoy the spectacular Glasshouse Mountain views.

AUSTRALIA ZOO – ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY PROGRAM, Steve Irwin Way, Beerway, 5436 2000, www.australiazoo.com.au – There’s plenty of fun at Australia Zoo these holidays! The Irwin family are feeding the crocs live in the Crocoseum, there’s an inflatable obstacle course, a treasure hunt and more.

Also, all the usual fun including the water splash play area, Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Show, animal encounters, and Zookeeper for a Day holiday program.

GINGER FACTORY HOLIDAY FUN, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, 1800 067 686, www.gingerfactory.com.au, open 7 days, 9am-5pm. The Ginger Factory has fun rides, tours, a unique retail precinct and cafe surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens for all to enjoy.

NOOSA FERRY, from Noosa Marina, 5449 8442, www.noosaferry.com – See Noosa from the river as you get around town on-board the Noosa Ferry! There are 10 services per day, from the Marina to Hastings Street, with stops at Noosaville and Noosa Sound along the way.

There’s also a Sunset Cruise every evening – BYO snacks and drinks welcome, bookings required. See website for timetable and fares.

SEALIFE, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, 1800 195 650, www.sealifesunshinecoast.com.au, open daily 9am-3pm – SEALIFE Sunshine Coast is home to thousands of marine and freshwater animals, with displays and holiday fun with penguins, sharks, seals, stingrays, tropical fish and more.

Discover all there is to know about the 11 different shark species at the aquarium with activities focusing on myth-busting, conservation, shark safety, fun facts and more.

Also feed the penguins in the new penguin exhibit, swim with seals, walk through the 80m long ocean tunnel and visit the 11 themed underwater zones.

PIXELS AUSTRALIA GAMES ARCADE, Bay Village (upstairs), 18 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, 1300 010 483, www.pixelsaustralia.com – Play classic arcade era games and the latest games from around the world at Pixels Australia in Noosa Heads.

The gaming lounge features 360 gaming sofa, PS4, XBOX and Nintendo switch. Grab a burger and super shake and chill on the hanging chairs.

Licensed bar and café onsite.

BLAST AQUA PARK COOLUM, 60 Junction Drive, Coolum, 0451 043 394, www.aquaparkcoolum.com.au – Have a blast on the giant water slides and inflatable water fun including trampolines, swings, challenge tracks, balance beams and wobble pads at the world’s biggest aqua park. Book online

MARY VALLEY RATTLER, Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie, 5482 2750, www.maryvalleyrattler.com.au – The Holiday Express – Heritage Steam Train Experience – Jump aboard the Mary Valley Rattler and discover the Mary River, the scenic towns and rolling hills these school holidays every Friday of school holidays. Departs Gympie at 10am. Bookings essential.

NOOSA LIBRARY SERVICE, 7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville / 9 Maple Street, Cooroy, 5329 6555, www.libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au – Summer Reading Club – sign up for summer reading. Stories are everywhere waiting to be discovered in your local library. All ages welcome.

NOOSA AQUATIC CENTRE, Girraween Court, Sunshine Beach, 5448 0288, www.noosaaquaticcentre.com.au – Inflatable Fun daily 12-3pm daily (weather permitting), café and BBQ facilities available. Learn to Swim – learn to swim intensives, all levels catered for from infants to squad. Bookings essential.

PEREGIAN DIGITAL HUB HOLIDAY PROGRAM, 253 David Low Way, Peregian Beach, www.facebook.com/peregianhub, www.peregianhub.com.au/learn – A range of fun ‘tech’ workshops for kids and teens – including robotics, Arduino and 3D design/printing; Python programming; Unity game design; digital art / design with tools such as Procreate, Figma and Webflow; electronic music production with DBX.

BIKE ON, 12/20 Venture Drive, Noosaville, www.bikeon.com.au – The popular one- and two-day Holiday Mountain Bike Programs for kids/teens aged 6 – 16 years run at a variety of locations. With multiple coaches at every event, ALL skill mixes are catered for.

THE MAJESTIC THEATRE, 3 Factory Street, Pomona, www.themajestictheatre.com.au – Twinkle and the Moon on 12 January – an interactive, theatre and literacy experience for children

aged 2 – 7 years and their families.

COOLOOLA BERRIES, 856 Tagigan Road, Wolvi, 5486 7512, www.cooloolaberries.com.au – Visit a working farm these holidays, pick your own berries (blueberries in the summer season) and sunflowers, and while away the afternoon sipping strawberry cider or eating stacks of strawberry pancakes and lavender icecream, from the on-site café. Pick your own berries and sunflowers, Sunday afternoon Paella in the Paddock.