Things to do for your holiday on the Cooloola Coast

Edwin Hapi and Zia McPherson  play on the rocks at Rainbow Beach - just the day before this rock was hardly exposed!

Edwin Hapi and Zia McPherson play on the rocks at Rainbow Beach – just the day before this rock was hardly exposed!

Catch a fish, go camping, build sandcastles and run across the sandblow, or here are some more ideas for your break on the Cooloola Coast:

Creatures from the Sea

On Wednesday, April 6, be at Rainbow Beach Library from 2.30pm to 3.30pm or at Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30am to 11.30am and enjoy the stories and fun craft activities.

Also, be sure to collect your copy of the Easter edition of Jampacked, which provides hours of entertainment for the kids to use during the holidays.

Easter FUN at the Aquatic Centre

Activities involve swimming, tennis, art, water safety, kids games. It’s up to your child what they would like to do!

Open to kids 5-12 years of age and must be able to swim, 3-5pm April 4 to 7, $30 per child for the four days. Snack, sunscreen and water bottle provided. Ice blocks and treats are available to purchase from the kiosk.

Story-time at your library

First 5 Forever (F5F) sessions include stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Story-times provide opportunities for babies and toddlers to be introduced to language, to develop listening skills, and extend their memories with sequencing within the rhymes and the songs.

F5F sessions are held at the Rainbow Beach Library on Mondays, 10 to 11am and at the Tin Can Bay Library on Thursdays, 9.30am to 10.30am.

holidayArty workshops

Out now is the Gympie Regional Gallery Holiday Fun brochure, jam packed full of creative workshops for children of all ages.

There’s so much to do, from zany kaleidoscopes patterns, miniature gardens, cartoon colouring books, oily watery painting, mythical superheroes, creative portraits, optical patterns and more.

Pick up a brochure from the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street, libraries or jump onto to see a full list of what’s on over the Easter holidays around the region, simply call 5481 0733 to make a booking.

Toast marshmallows – but put campfires out with water!

As the next school holidays arrive, the Local Ambulance Committee is warning parents of the dangers for young children around campfires.

Apart from the obvious need to supervise children near a fire, there have been a number of instances where children have been burnt through stepping on sand that has been used to extinguish a campfire.

A fire put out with a bucket of water will retain little or no heat after a period of 10 minutes, whereas using sand or dirt can mean that heat up to 100 degrees Celsius will remain for over eight hours.

Burns should be cooled with cold running water and medical assistance sought immediately.

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