What’s on for the school holidays?

12-year-old twins, Olivia (left) and Jacinta Sullivan are jumping for joy to be at the best winter beach away from cold Toowoomba! Image Alison Sullivan

12-year-old twins, Olivia (left) and Jacinta Sullivan are jumping for joy to be at the best winter beach away from cold Toowoomba! Image Alison Sullivan

Spring is here so visit the beach! Plus check your calendar with these dates in September, for family fun and busy kids and teens:

18-24 Lifesaver Bootcamp

Get your Bronze Medalion – Read our separate article here!

19 and 26, 22 and 29 Stories and craft

First 5 Forever storytime is an interactive program for preschool children and babies featuring songs, rhymes, stories and craft. This is a free event conducted in a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on fun for all involved.

These activities are designed to help prepare your children for school and encourage listening skills, a love of reading, help with learning fine and gross motor skills and coordination memory, sequencing and rhyming, social interaction and creativity.

These sessions are open to all children: Rainbow Beach Library: Monday 19 and 26, 10am – 11am; Tin Can Bay Library: Thursday 22 and 29, 9.30am – 10.30am. Visit first5forever.org.au for further information.

21 Fishing Day

CCYAP invite you to come along and see if you can catch a fish or two with the help of local experts from the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club at Norman Point from 9am-noon.

Whether your child has never caught a fish or they think they know it all, bring them along to join in the fun and maybe learn some new  skills. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks for sale during the morning. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

President, Jim George, said, “Fishing rods will be supplied by the club and members will be on hand to advise and assist all those that attend.”

As this event will be during the school holidays, please phone the club secretary on (M)  0437 242 171 to register.

24 Seafood Festival

This year there is laser tag, and all the favourite rides, entertainment – plus delicious seafood! Back by popular demand is the skate, scoot and BMX competition with excellent prizes. Judged at 3.30pm, different ages compete, hosted by Pipe Dreamz Indoor Skatepark. This festival is huge – loads of fun for the whole family!

26 Family Fun Morning

Come and be part of a Family Fun Morning at Federation Park, Cooloola Cove from 9am – 12 noon, featuring a scavenger hunt, team games and a laughter session to get the morning started. Again, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

26-29 Discover Sailing in Tin Can Bay  image

Fifteen juniors attended the winter course, now you can learn to sail in warmer weather during the September school holidays.

Initially the Status, trailer sailer, will be used for kids who may not have sailed before. As confidence is gained we will introduce more ‘hands on’ techniques in the Bugs or Vagabonds.

It is nice to see a few of the participants going solo by day four, that is when we see the smiling faces, “did you see me, Mum?”

For parents who may think the cost of these events beyond their budget, applications are open for $150 Get Started Vouchers – Round 8 (they close September 28, or earlier if fully allocated).

To find out more call TCBYC Sail Training co-ordinator Jon Jones on: 0408 472 187

28 Upcycle at the library

Don’t throw that drink bottle away – change it into a shark catcher! Turn an old tie into a snake; an old CD into a colourful bird; a used drink bottle into a jellyfish or a milk container into a mask. There are so many ideas to choose from to recycle containers into reusable artworks.

Join the school holiday activities at our local libraries, Tin Can Bay  10.30am – 11.30am and Rainbow Beach  2.30pm – 3.30pm.

30 FREE Giant games, inflatable castle and tie die!

Get down to the park next to the Tin Can Bay RSL Hall to get a smile on your face! Bring the whole family as children of all ages are welcome.

Have a go on the jumping castle or play some of the giant games such as Giant Jenga or Giant Snakes and Ladders!

Maybe tie dye is your thing – get your groove on and make a washer or bandana to keep.  All materials supplied.  All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Participants must bring a sense of fun, adventure and a water bottle. Snacks available for purchase. Participants are reminded that the dyeing liquid may splash onto clothes and should wear a coverall where possible.

No bookings required. Please note that Tie Dye is limited to the first 60 children. Contact Council on 1300 307800 for further information.

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