Have fun yabby pumping at the RBAA fishing clinic this school holidays
Can you believe it is already that time of year – yes, the September school holidays are here, and what better place to enjoy them than here in the natural beauty of our region.
It will be interesting to see how the interstate lockdowns affect visitor numbers – but it is highly likely Queenslanders will use this opportunity to explore their own state.
Here are a few ideas for things to do with the kids over that precious two-week break:
Fishing Clinic For Kids
Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers is holding their fishing clinic again on September 18.
They will be heading out to Inskip Point from 8am to 11.30am. Head along and catch some yabbies, learn how to throw a cast net, try your luck with a soft plastic rod. You may even win a prize!
Tackle the Cooloola Great Walk
Want to immerse yourself in all that Mother Nature has to offer in this stunning region? Strap on some hiking boots and take the time to really explore our magnificent coastline on the Cooloola Great Walk. A topographic map is essential, as is experience in navigation and remote bushwalking, before attempting this challenging walk.
Get on yer bike
For an adventure on two wheels head to the Mary Valley with a self-guided bike tour of the Rail Trail to see bellbirds and many other native animals. The family-friendly track between Imbil and Brooloo is an easy 9.6kms and passes mostly through state forest.
More details: railtrails.org.au
Give Gympie Gallery a go
An exhibition of outcomes from a collaborative creative journey between young and professional artists.
September 8 to 25
Story Vessels: Lines Between – Apart
Explore the changing perspective of ‘boundaries’ as a result of COVID-19 and our altered movement patterns with work, social interactions and the new role of ‘home’ in everyone’s world.
September 9 to October 2
And as always, our local libraries will have plenty to entertain kids of all ages:
Holiday Craft Take-Home Packs
Stop by your local library branch between Monday September 20 and Friday October 1 for free take home craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.
Family Fun Morning
Bring your family along for a fun morning of stories, craft, games and activities. Ideal for family and friends of all ages.
Rainbow Beach – Friday September 24, 10 – 12noon
Tin Can Bay – Friday October 1, 10 – 12noon
Hunt for the Golden Ticket
Does your book contain a legendary golden ticket? Willy Wonka has hidden some of his golden tickets in books at the library. Join us for the hunt of a lifetime, as we follow the clues and search for the golden tickets. Suitable for ages 8-12 years.
Gympie Library- Saturday September 18, 10-11am
Pirate Scavenger Hunt
Oh no there’s a pirate in the Library! Join us as we try and find where the treasure is hidden. Could it be in a book or is it under a shelf? Come along and find out. Suitable for ages 5-8 years. Bookings Essential.
Monday September 20, 2-3pm
Flower Pot Friends
Come along to the library and have some fun creating your very own flower pot friend. Suitable for ages 5-8 years
Wednesday September 22, 2-3pm
Learn about the forces of motion and gravity with a new painting technique by exchanging the paint brush for a swinging pendulum. Suitable for ages 8 – 12 years
Saturday September 25, 10-11am
Calling all Superheros
Put on your capes and tights and join us for a special superhero themed session of activities, craft and stories. Suitable for ages 5-8 years
Monday September 27, 2-3pm
Writing workshop with Aleesah Darlison
Aleesah Darlison is a multi-published, award-winning Australian children’s author. She has written over fifty books for children including picture books, chapter books, novels, and series.
Aleesah’s new book Poppy the Punk Turtle, part of the Endangered Animal Tales Series, features the Mary River turtle. Join us for this fun and exciting workshop presented by this award-winning children’s book author. Suitable for ages 8-12 years.
Wednesday September 29, 2-3pm
Family STEAM Challenge
Bring friends and family along for a night of games and activities exploring science, technology, reading and art. Ideal for family and friends of all ages.
Thursday September 30, 5.30 – 6.30pm