Holiday Fun across the Cooloola Coast

Reuben and Max O'Brien from Maryborough try out the new play equipment at Phil Rogers Park

Reuben and Max O’Brien from Maryborough try out the new play equipment at Phil Rogers Park

There are lots of activities for you and your family, across all three townships on the coast this summer. Play at the beach, see the Coloured Sands, take a tour, swim at Seary’s Creek or Poona Lake, and here are some more ideas….

Deck the Halls! Decoration making

Stop by your local library for free festive decoration making activity on Wednesday December 19 – no booking required. Sessions at the Tin Can Bay are 10.30 to 11.30am and at the Rainbow Beach at 2.30 to 3.30pm.

Instant prizes for the Summer Reading Club

Join the National Reading Club to receive a welcome gift and reading rewards throughout the holidays. Join us at the end of the holidays for the Summer Reading Club Break-up Party.

Go online to use the Summer Reading Club website and join in with their games and puzzles for the chance to win great prizes! Download Gympie Regional Libraries Summer Reading Club registration form and return to any Gympie Regional Library.

Family Karaoke Wednesdays

Buzz Karaoke come to Rainbow Beach Sports Club, the first hour is reserved for kids; then the adults have a turn! It’s on from 7- 11pm, December 19, 26 and January 2. Enjoy dinner out an a song!

Kids eat FREE

Every Monday and Tuesday, there’s one selected kids meal free with the purchase of an adult’s meal.  Dinner only at Rainbow Beach Sports Club (conditions apply). The Sports Club have a couple of pool tables for all to enjoy, and a kids’ room.

Swim into the Aquatic Centre

Open during the holidays, Monday to Thursday 6.30-11am and 3-6pm, Friday 6.30-11am and Saturday mornings from 9am – see BJ and the team for Stroke Correction, Aqua Aerobics and Swim Squad times.

YAP  activities for December

Cooloola Cove Community Christmas and Carols on December 8, from 3pm at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Free family enjoyment, including craft and games with a Christmas theme.

Youth Christmas, December 18 from 10am -12pm, at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. A variety of Christmas fun from cooking to gift making. A light lunch will be provided.

Follow the YAP Facebook page to keep up-to-date with upcoming activities or call/text Jess on 0411 218 254.

Become a Rainbow Beach surf lifesaver

If you are 15 or older, why not have fun these school holidays and meet new friends – and gain your bronze medallion?

The intense seven-day, live-in course, held  January 13-19, will earn you a Bronze Medallion: Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).

If you are aged 13 to 15 years you can enrol in a Surf Rescue Certificate and Resuscitation Award (SRC).

It’s a great chance to learn some new skills, meet some great people and do good for your community.

Book now as places are limited, on 5486 3249 Ext 5.

Learn to Surf

This is the perfect learn to surf experience for anyone! Covering all the basics from surf safety to catching waves and ultimately having fun during an authentic surfing experience. Bookings essential via Eventbrite.

On Thursday January 17 at Rainbow Beach for 12-17 years. Only 14 places –  $15 per person per session.
Session 1: 9 – 11am
Session 2: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Advertisers and  community groups, if you have a family-friendly or kid focused activity in the school holidays, please let us know for the January edition:

Surf Club Summer Raffle opens

Help the Surf Club and you may win the major prize of  a seven-night, all-inclusive holiday package for Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island (two nights Rainbow Sea Resort, three nights Fraser Island Beach Houses, two nights Rainbow Sea Resort). It includes:  four days 4×4 Hire Adventure Centre 4WD, barge transfer to Fraser Island for one vehicle, Rainbow Beach Community News fuel voucher, breakfast and dinner vouchers from Cafe Jilarty and The Deck @Seasalt, Rainbow Fruit and Rainbow Beach Meats voucher.

Buy your $5 tickets from the Rainbow Beach Surf Club now – drawn January 26, 2019.

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