Your family holiday to Noosa is finally booked. You’re so ready for this holiday your bag is already packed weeks in advance and you can’t wait to be lying poolside with a book or browsing the Noosa boutiques. If you know that your kids are going to need some extra activities lined up to keep them busy – and let’s be honest, you’ll want a few hours to yourself too – then keep reading.
We’ve found 5 awesome activities we think your kids will dig and make you look like you’ve nailed it with the best ideas! Pus, we’ve also thrown in a couple of bonus activities for the whole family.
Bee Grubby provide Nature based outdoor educational workshops for kids and have a great line-up of workshops these school holidays. The kids will get grubby with all things in the natural living environment, while developing their skills as botanists, horticulturists and green thumb micro-gardeners! Their Spring holiday menu includes a fun list of workshops to choose from. From caterpillar skewers to baking pumpkin scones, to making a bird bath and learning about bush medicine, the kids will go home with so many new skills. Workshops run 9am to 2pm each day Monday to Friday from 30 September to 4 October. Visit Bee Grubby for more info and to book.
Outdoors Apex adventure
Apex Camps Sunshine Coast hosts an exciting school holiday drop-off program for kids aged 5 to 17 years. With a range of activities to choose from like mid ropes and flying fox, field games, raft building, fencing, catapults, abseiling, canoeing and an inflatable water park the hardest part will be choosing which activity! Choose form a single activity session for 2 hours or book in for the day. All activities are run in small groups of no more than 20 kids, supervised by qualified, accredited and experienced instructors. Additional benefits of personal growth, team building and learning qualities are included. For a full activity schedule and booking info visit Apex Camps Sunshine Coast.
We don’t know any kid who doesn’t love going full speed down a mountain on their bike! Bike On Noosa runs a Kids Holiday Bike Camp where they take small groups of riders out for half day adventures to get wild and explore the awesome beginner trails and stunning forest. With a strong emphasis on safety, skills and teamwork your kids will participate in fun, bike-based games and trail side coaching to get riding at the next level. You don’t even have to bring your own mountain bikes to participate in these cool workshops, you can hire a bike and save the hassle of bringing your own. Visit Bike On for dates and booking info.
If your kids love to get creative with art we have two great recommendations. The Cooroy Butter Factory and Noosa Regional Gallery both host school holiday workshops for kids to enjoy an immersive creative experience. The Regional Gallery’s programs are generally tailored to two age groups, 6-12 years and teens. Be sure to check their websites for upcoming workshop details. And while you’re at the Noosa Regional Gallery, check out the Floating Land affiliate exhibition.
Who doesn’t enjoy kicking back on the deck chair, a box of popcorn and a great flick? The crew at Starry Nights are known for selecting great movies during the school holidays and setting up an outdoor cinema in the park free for families. Keep an eye on the Starry Nights Outdoor Cinema Facebook page for upcoming movie dates and locations around Noosa and we’ll see you there.
Bonus family activities!
Now while it’s all well and good to organise activities just for the kids, for the majority of the holiday you’ll be spending quality time together. If you need some inspiration on what you can do as a family during your stay in Noosaville, we have you covered. We’ve summed up the best family activities in Noosa that are within close reach to your Coco Bay villa. And seeing as though it is Spring and you are in Noosa, most of these activities involve the water – so get out there and enjoy our beautiful destination!
Rock on at the theatre
And for a last bit of fun, if your kids are a little older (from age 13 and above) and you’re up for some toe-tapping nostalgia, head to The J Theatre to see the Rock of Ages the musical. Coming to Noosa for two nights only on 20-21 September before a national tour, the performance captures a slice of big bad Hollywood in the 1980s. Sing and stomp along to classic 1980s’ songs such as Know What Love Is, Feel The Noise, and Hit Me With Your Best Shot as Hollywood legends collide in a crusade to save the Bourbon Room from demolition. If you love the 80s music hits, you’ll love this show. For more info visit The J Noosa.
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