Over 60 school holiday activities to entertain the family
  • Wednesday 13 June 2012

Sunshine Coast Council has launched an exciting program of school holiday activities to help parents entertain their children over the coming break at various library and gallery locations across the Coast.

Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson said there are over 60 exciting school holiday events for families to choose from which are conveniently located across the region.

"There is something for everyone including drumming workshops, Olympic-themed craft, how to ride a unicycle, a range of Kids Night In themed events and much more," Deputy Mayor Thompson said.

"Children can make a magical fairy house with Samara from the Enchanted Garden or make a clay platypus with local potter, Cathy Lawley.

"And in the Animated Movie-Making Workshops children will find themselves working in groups as a director, a writer, an actor or film crew making a short film based on a chosen book."

Deputy Mayor Thompson said for those children who want to discover their creative talents Caloundra Regional Gallery are running Un-Real Landscapes ArtScool sessions to design a virtual landscape using vivid paint and collage techniques.

"While at Noosa Regional Gallery children can create their very own 3D mythological Growing Head character, make collage leaves to hang on a wishing tree and more," he said.

"The good news for mums and dads is the majority of the library programs are free while the gallery activities cost only $15 per child.

"We encourage families to take advantage of these fun-filled activities to entertain the children throughout the coming holidays.

"These programs are sure to be popular so I would recommend booking early to avoid disappointment."

To view the full range of holiday activities and to secure a booking visit Council's Library website. Alternatively call your local library on 1300 LIBRARY (5427 279), Caloundra Regional Gallery on 5420 8299 or Noosa Regional Gallery on 5449 5340.