Something for everyone with summer holiday fun

Fun at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre with Maya Dinoia, Frances Hanlon and holiday goers Rebecca Ward with her children Ren and Rata Anderson - there’s loads more kid’s workshops across the coast and region in January

Fun at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre with Maya Dinoia, Frances Hanlon and holiday goers Rebecca Ward with her children Ren and Rata Anderson – there’s loads more kid’s workshops across the coast and region in January

Movies in the Park

Come along Wednesday January 20 when the Community Centre co-hosts with Gympie Regional Council’s Movies in the Park. Buy some popcorn or a BBQ dinner. The featured movie is at 7pm: “Dolittle” with Robert Downey Junior. It is an unsupervised, alcohol free event. Secure your free ticket: www.eventfinda.com.au/2021/movies-in-the-park-rainbow-beach/gympie-region/tickets

Rainbow Beach Markets

The Markets will be on the morning on January 23 (the fourth Saturday of the month). Come browse the stalls – there’s always something yummy to try as well.

First Five Forever is back!

First Five Forever has a focus on fun for children up to five years of age and their caregivers. It is an interactive program in a relaxed atmosphere. Bookings essential – see the library article in this edition.

Tin Can Bay Library has Storytime (0-5 years) on Thursdays, 9:30-10am.

Rainbow Beach Library has Baby Bounce (0-2 years) Mondays, 10-10.30am and Storytime (2-5 years) on Mondays, 11-11.30am.

Art and Nature at Kia Ora

Bring your kids and enjoy a morning of painting, drawing and printmaking as part of Art and Nature with Sandra, from the Gympie Regional Gallery. Held at Gympie Messmate Park at Priddy Road, Kia Ora on Thursday, January 14 from 9am – 11am. Bring your own water bottle, hat, comfy shoes and snack.

Holiday Craft Take Home Packs

Stop by your local library branch between January 4 to 22 for free take home craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Library activities

Bookings are essential for these Friday activities: 

Join in for fun stories, games and craft celebrating The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Suitable for ages 5-8 years. From 2-3pm, January 8 in Rainbow Beach and  10-11am, January 22 at Tin Can Bay.

The Rainbow Fish is swimming his way through the library. Come along for this fun story and craft as you explore this wonderful tale by Eric Carle. Suitable for ages 5-8 years, 2-3pm, January 15 at Rainbow Beach and 10-11am, January 8 at Tin Can Bay.

Oh no, there’s a Pirate in the Park! Join in on a pirate scavenger hunt and try to find where the treasure is hidden. Could it be in a tree or is it under a bench? Suitable for ages 5-12 years, 2-3pm, January 22 at Rainbow Beach and  10-11am, January 15 at Tin Can Bay.

Community Catch Ups

The Rainbow Beach Community Centre’s office opens Monday, January 11 and Community Catch Up will start again on Friday, January 15. There’s normally Brooke’s excellent coffee, Martine’s baked treats and fun for littlies. It’s a great place to meet up with friends and for new residents, a lovely introduction into the town.

Painting and Art Stars at the Gallery

If you are looking for something for the kids to do during the school holidays, sign them up to one of the great activities the Gympie Regional Gallery has on offer.

The Painting Club on January 13 and 15 from 10am – 1pm aims to nurture the artistic development of children aged eight years and over, by providing an enriching art experience that will give children confidence to explore their own authentic art. The sessions are guided by local artist Cathy Condon who has been an experienced artist and educator for over 20 years.

Art Stars also provides an valuable art experience and is designed for tweens aged 5-10 years and is again facilitated by Cathy Condon.