What’s On for Kids – September School Holidays
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Rock Off Indoor Skate Park: October 1
Get set for a day of Prizes/Giveaways and Amazing Riders with the first of the Titans Skate Series showcasing some of Australia’s best riders!!! Sanctioned by Skateboarding Australia, Supported by Chameleon Skateskateboards and sponsored by Hervey Bay RSL and Fraser Coast Regional Council.
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery – Fraser Coast Cultural Centre: September 28
Children’s school holiday workshop – Sewing – make your own cushion or decorate a bag.
Best suited for ages 5-14.
Cost: $11 members, $15 non members.
Bookings essential as places are strictly limited. Phone 4197 4206 to book.
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery – Fraser Coast Cultural Centre:
Children’s Workshop – Little Skippers: Saturday, 16 September – 10:00am – Ages 5-8 (Held monthly)
Children’s Workshop – Mudskippers: Saturday, 16 September – 1.00pm – Ages 9-14 (Held Monthly)
$11 per session (members) or $15 (non members).
Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited – Call: 4197 4206
Fraser Coast Libraries: Pirate Pete Show – Mon, 18 September – All Day – FREE. Bookings essential.
Aargh me hearties. Come in costume to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Bookings essential – Ages 3-8
Hervey Bay Library: Monday 18 September • 10-11am – Call 4197 4220
Maryborough Library: Monday 18 September • 2-3pm -Call 4190 5788
Pottery Workshop: Tue, 19 September – 10:00am-12.30pm – Gatakers Artspace
Create animals in clay. With the emphasis on fun learning, integrating imagination with new skills. – With Tracie Turner
Cost: $15. Bookings essential by phoning 4190 5723.
Children’s Workshop – Monday, September 18 – Fraser Coast Artslink
Painting Plaster Molds and TicTac Toe game with Carolyn.
Time: 10am – 11.30am
Cost: $2 per person
Where: Fraser Coast Artslink Hall, 18 Bideford St, Torquay.
*For other school Holiday workshops by Fraser Coast Artslink pop along to their Facebook page.
Things to do for FREE:
Fraser Coast Libraries: Saturday, 7 October – 9:00am – FREE EVENT:
Fun Palaces are about creating and making together: they are a space where communities come together and offer people of all ages the chance to try their hands at the arts and science for free. They are as much about getting together to do something in your community, as they are about what it turns into on the day itself.
- coding and robotics
- crazy science
- artist studio
- craft corner
Children and adults of all ages are invited to come together and experience the Fun Palaces at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough Libraries on the 7 October from 9 am to 12 noon.
For more information contact: 4197 4220 or visit Fraser Coast Libraries on Facebook.
Information Day – Maryborough Aquatic Centre: September, Saturday 16 – 10am to 12pm
We will be providing information on:
* Learn to Swim Program – new students can enrol on this day
* Squad program – What does it take to be in our squad program
* Aqua – Free trial class for the first 10 NEW participantsLocal Swim Clubs – How to join a local swim club Find out how to become an Austswim Instructor Special guest – Stu from Royal Life will be here also offering water safety activities from the Junior Lifeguard program and discussing what it takes to become a Lifeguard Date: Cost: free entry (unless swimming) Aqua class: 9am to 9.45am
Wetside Water Park:
Has reopened and will be operating summer hours which are 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday during term time and 7 days a week during the school holidays!
For further information please contact WetSide Water Park on 0406 451 472 or email Wetside@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.
Hit the Beach:
The Fraser Coast has many beautiful beaches to visit. Pack your togs a towel, a hat, sunscreen and a refreshing cool drink while you make the most of our great weather. Oh and for the kids don’t forget the bucket and spade, cricket bat, and the frisbee . This is a great way to spend the day, and fun for the whole family.
Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens: Elizabeth St, Urangan
Pack a picnic, a rug, hat, sunscreen and a favourite game or a book to enjoy after you have explored your surroundings. Check out the beautiful Chinese Garden, the Bush Chapel and the Labyrinth. Also pop into Orchid House from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 3pm. There is a $2.50 entry fee, you receive a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. The gardens themselves are open from 6.30am to 8.30pm every day, and entry is FREE.
Dayman Park: Dayman St, Urangan
This location is another great place for a picnic, but also is equipped with BBQ’s to cook those snags on. Full of wide open spaces and a cool playground for the kids to tire themselves out on, and with views that you just have to see. Below the park is a beautiful beach that you can access by a staircase. Dayman Park is steeped in history and you will find several memorials to read and photograph so don’t forget your camera.
Queens Park – Sussex St, Maryborough
Queens Park is huge and also happens to be heritage listed. This park can actually be entered from other surrounding streets as well as Sussex, including, ‘Wharf St’. Also containing the Maryborough War Memorial, and overlooking the Mary River there is much to see. There is also an historic rotunda and a park for the children to play. While you are there talk a walk around the heritage listed buildings and streets. From here you can even walk to the town hall.
Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoons – Cheapside St, Maryborough
This is another great Park for families that used to be used for aboriginal corroborees.
Here you can bring your bikes and make use of the cycle path while seeing if you can spot the wildlife on the Lagoon. Either have a picnic or make use of the BBQ areas, there is also a great park with a flying fox here.
For all of the latest flyers, and information on school holiday activities go to:
Whats On Fraser Coast
What’s On Hervey Bay
Also check out our Webpage: www.whatsonfrasercoast.com.au
– Put together by Kim Parnell
Some information supplied by Fraser Coast Libraries