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  • Writer's pictureNarelle Donnellan

Holidaying with Kids in Noosa

Holidays are never the same now you have kids tagging along. Doesn't matter the age if they are babies to teenagers life has changed and so have your holidays and relaxation time as you knew it. Best thing is coming on holidays in Noosa it is the best family destination.

Noosa caters for the baby mooning couples looking fondly at your kids that might be acting angelic at that moment wondering what it will be like when bub comes. Couples with newborns keeping them in the shade and going for those longs walks along the boardwalks to get the baby to sleep. You then have the families that bring everyone and everything on holidays including the grandparents. Bonus is we all know that means free baby-sitting and night out on Hastings Street, a rare treat. You have the families with numerous kids which is great as they can play together until a fight starts. Teenagers are great they are off doing their own thing but in the safe environment of Noosa.

As mentioned Noosa has every type of family covered, I hope this inspires you to see Noosa and surrounds when you come to holiday next and see a little bit more. We all love Noosa for the Main Beach, Noosa River, National Park, Hastings Street shopping and dining and the fact that you don't ever need to hire a car but just walk everywhere. It's everything I used to do when holidaying here in Noosa. Since living here and being a mum myself I know that kids need a few more adventures in their holidays. So I have listed places to explore you that might not of been to before.

Tewantin Splash Pad

Located next to Noosa Marina - 2 Parkyn Crt Tewantin

Fenced, shady and has park benches got you all covered even toilet block outside the fence area. Stunning outlook over the Noosa River your kids will have fun for hours and all for FREE.


Plenty of playgrounds to be found from the bigger ones Pirate Park - Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. Ferris Park - Ferris Street Sunshine Beach. The Sound Park - Quamby Place, Noosa Parade. Lions Park - Next to the oval and River at Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads (Next to Hastings St)

Shopping Centre Entertainment

Can't go past being the holidays without some shopping centre craft activities to entertain the kids and for free.

Noosa Fair Shopping Centre - Bookings not required and all days are 10am -1pm for the below:

Clay Echidna Pencil Holder Workshop - Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th Jan

Paper Mosaic Calendar Workshop - Tuesday 18th, Thursday 20th, Saturday 22nd

Noosa Civic - back to school workshop - Decorate your own library bag 17th - 23rd Jan in the food court 10am -1pm, no bookings required

Mount Tinbeerwah

Mt Tinbeerwah Road Tinbeerwah

Mt Tinbeerwah has great 360 degree views of hinterland through to Noosa Heads.

Easy 1km walk for all ages, only takes 15 mins to get to the summit.

Afternoon/Night Entertainment

Live Music

Live tunes on the lawn in front of the Noosa Boathouse, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. Runs daily 4:30pm - 7:30pm for the whole summer holidays (weather permitting). After the holidays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday is always the best night to join. So bring a picnic rug or chairs, grab takeaway dinner and enjoy the music whilst the kids play in the sand and river. Did I mention it's FREE!!!

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park, at the moment over Summer and it's free just show on up. Thursday Night at Peregian Beach, grass area near SLSC. Sunday night at Tickle Park, Coolum Beach. Movies start around 6:30-8:30pm.


Sunday - 9th Jan


Peregian Beach

Thursday - 13th Jan

Sonic the Hedgehog

Thursday 20th Jan

Mama Mia

Rainy Days

Yelp it has been sadly pouring with rain last 2 weeks on and off and today has barely stopped. These tropical down pours also brings the humidity too. When you are stuck in accommodation and nothing to do with kids, I hope these suggestions help.

Noosa Leisure Centre

9 Wallace Drive Noosaville

soft play room for preschool aged kids. Only $5 per child.


Movies - at Noosa Junction - see the latest movie in this boutique newly renovated cinemas.

Tuesday Entertainment

Tuesdays - check out Miss Donna at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre 9:30-10:30am at the play area all free. Miss Donna is the amazing balloon creator here in Noosa. It's not always balloons but great kids entertainment, story time and craft.

Noosa Aquatic Centre

6 Girraween Ct, Sunshine Beach

Kids toddler pool area are under cover and sorted for food with the on site cafe. Only $5 for swimmers.

Indoor Shops Playground

Another idea is hanging out at Noosa Civic at the play area at the food court, it is designed for the younger kids (5 and below). Noosa Fair Shopping Centre - has a playground just past the Coles, which is under cover and outside. You have of course McDonalds playground which is sheltered and Bunnings.

Sure hope this blog has given you some ideas of what to do when your not enjoying the beach, river or National Park here in Noosa.

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