Try the great botanic race

If you’ve got older kids, head to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden to try the great botanic race. Grab a map at the entrance and explore the gardens on this self-guided orienteering challenge. Kids will need to find mapped points to solve the puzzle along the way. Great for ages 10 years and older.

 

Become an Agents of Discovery

Agents of Discovery is back these school holidays for your kids to enjoy. Agents of Discovery is an educational mobile gaming platform that uses augmented reality to get youth active. Head to your app store to download the free game and try new missions at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve or Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.

 

Head to the theatre 

Take the family to Beyond, a cutting edge, contemporary work bringing seasoned performers with disability together with young women at the beginning of their circus careers, in a show stopping display of physicality and grace.

Beyond is a collaboration between Sunshine Troupe Inc and Sylph Circus and brings a unique combination of circus, physical theatre and dance, coupled with poignant storytelling reflecting our diverse life journeys, charting how we can face our fears and step beyond our perceived limitations, together, into the lives we dream of.

January 14 at Lind Lane Theatre, Nambour, and January 15 at Maleny Indoor Activity Centre, Maleny High School, details: sunshinetroupe.org.au/show-item/beyond

 

Garden art

Get the kids outside to rediscover the elements at Elemental Kids at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

Art workshops exploring showcasing the five elements – earth, fire, water, air and wood – will delight and inspire for ages 5-15 years old.

Elemental Kids will run from January 11–15, 2022, at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha. Details: events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/event/14714609-a/elemental-kids-earth

 

A prize for reading?!

Hit the books because Sunshine Coast Libraries’ annual Summer Reading Club is back from Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Register now for free and read for the chance to win great prizes including book, game or toy vouchers.Keep everyone’s mind active over the school break.

Entries close 5pm Monday, January 21, 2022. Winners will be announced on Wednesday February 2, 2022.

Details: sunshinecoast.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/EVSESENQ?SETLVL=&RNI=4914876

 

Step back in time at Bankfoot House

Seize this chance to travel back through time to 1868 and see the wonders of yesteryear at Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct.

Give the virtual reality First Nations app a try or enjoy a free-guided tour of the house and discover the ingenuity and adaptability of early settlers. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Located at 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains. Entry to Bankfoot House is free and open to the public from 10am to 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday (excluding public holidays).

Visit: heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Bankfoot-House

 

Adventures galore!

Your school holidays are covered thanks to Adventure Sunshine Coast – your number one way to find 200 FREE walking, cycling, mountain bike riding, paddling and horse-riding trails right across the region.

So, whether you’ve got teens who are up for a challenge or preppies who might need something gentler – visit adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and find your perfect adventure to explore today.

 

Unearth Invertebrates at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Bring the family along to see the Spineless Wonders display in the Rainforest Discovery Centre at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

Get up close and personal with the unsung heroes of the animal world, invertebrates!

The Rainforest Discovery Centre is open 9.30am-3.30pm daily. Visit: mary-cairncross.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/See-and-do/Spineless-Wonders