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Winter Holidays here we are again...

Can you believe it's already half the year gone already. Holidays again for school kids, some last week already as the saying goes the more you pay the less you go. So, we had plans of coming to Melbourne 1st week of holidays and been such a hard decision to make whether to risk going or not, sadly the risk outweighed going so enjoying all the fun to be had in Noosa and surrounds these holidays. Grateful that our Qld government has made the call slightly earlier than expected and has opened the Victorian borders again. Sadly, now Greater Sydney is locked out again from Queensland. When will this end so hard on everyone and everyone just wanting to book a holiday in Australia let alone when we will be able to explore other countries again. If you are lucky to come holiday here in Noosa and surrounds or get to live here then this is the list for you all the things to do these winter holidays.


Shopping Centre Activities

Love a good shopping centre entertainment, always free and just long enough to make it worthwhile and then shopping afterwards.


Sunshine Plaza


Magic Chef Workshops

29th June – 3rd July


Magician Nickleby will be teaching your kids how to be a magic chef, the theme is around food. Your child will receive their very own chef hat, apron and magic lunch box. They will be entertained for the rest of the holidays trying out all their new tricks. The sessions are 40 minutes long between 10am – 1pm daily. Bonus parents you get a voucher for a hot beverage. Bookings are essential.


Esports Dance Workshops

6th – 10h July


If your child is 5+ years and loves to bust a move then this activity is for them. Presented by STEM Punks in their Esports Dance workshops. It goes fir 45 minutes between 10am – 2pm daily. At the end you receive a free online course (valued at $49) so those dance moves can continue at home. Once again parents will get a free hot beverage voucher. Bookings are essential.

Super Saver Fun Pass

Offer now until 27th June


So, this super saver fun pass has been running since January and is on its final days to buy and use. So, it’s $37per adult massive saving of $42. What does this get you I hear? Well Movie tickets, 30 minute time play on red and yellow swipers (plus more), 1 adult meal from the fun pass menu, all day carparking. Kids are just $32 saving of $20, instead of parking gets them 1 kids gelato and kids’ meal otherwise the same. Better still get the Mega pass at $50 adult and get to do the Next Level High Ropes Single Circuit Course. Amazing deal full of entertainment and food to keep you going. I took my kids last week for pre-holiday fun to see new “Spirit” movie rated it so high they want to see it again at the cinema. Sadly, just found out new “Minions” movie and what all the merchandise is out for and Happy Meals at McDonalds. Sadly, they have delayed the movie launch by a year.



Noosa Fair Shopping Centre

Noosa Junction


Grass Head Workshop

28th, 30th June and 2nd July


Something close by is the Noosa Fair Shopping Centre holiday program. They are doing grass head workshops. 10am – 1pm just drop in no bookings needed on Monday 28th June, Wednesday 30th June and Friday 2nd July. Looks lots of fun and something to admire for the rest of the holidays. Also, there is a small covered playground too at the centre in the outdoor space and the boutique shops and Coles of course. Plus, all of Noosa Junction to wonder around and have lunch.


Noosa Civic


Meet and Greet with Bluey

29th and 30th June

9:30am – 1:20pm


All those Bluey fans and I know there is a lot out there even the parents who watch when the kids aren’t even around. For us my kids have not gotten into it but keep being told we need to for all the great life lessons it teaches. It’s meets and greet at the Food Court at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre. You do need to book in your time to meet him due to covid. Afterwards they have a colouring station set up in front of Big W here no booking is required.


Craft Activities


Frida’s Sip N’ Paint Noosa

26 Sunshine Beach Road Noosa


Kids sessions available for the holidays suited for ages 7 – 15 years old. It runs for 2 hours, it’s drop and go or you can stay but need to buy a ticket too. BYO your own snacks and drinks. Sessions started at 10am. Sessions with different painting options so pick what you want to paint and display at home. Sessions on 28th, 30th June, 7th and 10th July. Check out the website for artwork that will be painted each session. www. Fridas.com.au


Noosa Library

7 Wallace Drive Noosaville

Varies activities


Messy Play – Ages Under 5’s Tuesday 29th June 10 -10:45am

Ultimate Lego Challenge – Ages 7-12 Thursday 8th July 2- 3pm

3D Print a Bubble Wand – Ages 8-10 Tuesday 29th June 9:30-10:30am

3D Print Accessories – Ages 11-15 Tuesday 29th June 11am – 12pm

Family Crafternoon – Ages Parents and kids 3+ Tuesday 6th July 2-3pm


Noosa Regional Gallery

Pelican St, Tewantin


Abstract Postcards – Ages 13- 17 Thursday 8th July 10:30am – 12:30pm $20 each

Draw, Paint and Print – Ages 6-8 years Tuesday 29th June 10:30am – 11:30am $15 each

Clay Formations – Age 9-12 Wednesday 30th June 1pm – 2:30pm $15 each

More options and bookings www.noosaregionalgallery.com.au/learn/school-holiday-workshops/



Have fun on your day trips, your trips away and those that are here in Noosa welcome and enjoy your holiday in a mild winter compared to Southern States.



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