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As well as feeding the dolphins and going to the beach - there's loads to do for the school holidays!

As well as feeding the dolphins and going to the beach – there’s loads to do for the school holidays!

We’ve got the beach, waterways, superb fishing, dolphins to feed, beautiful walking and cycling paths.  We have kilometres of sand and bush tracks in the heart of Australia’s Nature Coast for families to get back to nature. On top of that, look at what else we have to offer these school holidays:

Holiday Fun

Gympie Regional Council is providing the perfect excuse to get out of the house these school holidays with the Holiday Fun Program. The Holiday Fun program provides the Gympie region with a range of budget friendly, new and fun activities for kids of all ages.

There’s Christmas on a plate, Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Libraries, and Street Dance  for 8-17 year olds,  Monday January 11, 2016  at Tin Can Bay and on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 see Kids on Tour (Qld Arts Gallery APT8) at  Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Libraries.

Plus check out our local libraries for loads of activities including Christmas Craft, Lego Comp, Cartoon Dave, Summer Reading Club and more.

Finally, at the Gympie Regional Gallery, get creative with Secret Signs and Symbols, Nature Collage, Monster and Alien Gourds and Fabulous Sculpture. December 17 and 18 you can make a quirky Christmas elf, or some Christmas cards, or create a special gift for someone or a Christmas gourd.

 For all the activities, dates and times, visit holidayfun.com.au. You will need to book for some events, so get in early!

Movies in the Park

Don’t miss out on free family fun with Movies in the Park these school holidays:

Friday December 4, 2015 – 7pm RSL Park – The Esplanade, Tin Can Bay  Home

Thursday January 14, 2016 – 7pm Centre Block – Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge out of water

Also on at  Kandanga on January 8, and at Gympie on January 22.

Get wet at a Christmas party

Join the Rainbow Beach Warriors on December 17 for their Christmas/ swim meet party at 3pm to 7pm. With Christmas and Holidays just around the corner, the swim club, squad and learn to swim are invited to join in the games, races, food, presentations and no one goes home empty handed.

With the support from Swimming Australia we have the opportunity to get children in the water – not just competing but keeping a safety skill needed throughout life.

There is a pool entry of $3 or $12 per family. RSVP  to the Aquatic centre team 6pm, December 10.  Contact aquatic@rainbowsportsclub.com.au or phone 54863191 #3 for Aquatic to find out more.

Kids Play at the Pool 

Kids Play is on 11am to 12.30pm Saturday and Sundays and includes water games, land games tennis, volleyball, mini soccer and more.

Join in for Aqua Classes Monday to Thursday 9am, Monday and Wednesday 6pm (note that the Aquatic Centre will be closed Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

If you are looking for family fun, under 18’s can join in at the New Year’s Pool party December 31 from 3.15pm ’til 9pm.

From soccer competitions to a trivia night!

Rainbow Beach Holiday Program by the Scripture Union QLD offer lots of morning and afternoon sessions for kids and youth, but make sure you come along to the evening events at the Community Hall including:

Movie Night 7pm on December 27

Soccer Competition 6pm on December 29

Bush Dance with The Smashing Bumpkins 7pm on December 30

Community New Years Eve Party from 5.30pm on December 31

Games and Trivia Night 7pm on the January 2

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