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Sit back and relax because we've got your school holiday plans sorted this upcoming break, ranging from top attractions to activities jam-packed with fun right at home as well as road trips that are a short drive from the Sunshine Coast.
The school holidays are the perfect time to rediscover the best attractions and landscapes in the Sunshine Coast we all know and love.
If you've got some water babies on your hands, these activities are sure to fill the days with excitement.
Make the most of the kids being at home by heading away for a few nights. Think lush hinterland views, glamping under the stars in the everglades or relaxing by the spa in Noosa.
Meet the giants of the ocean these upcoming school holidays off the coast of Queensland. This time of year features the humpback whale migration, offering cruisers a front-row seat to the annual event.
Cooler weather doesn't mean you and the kids have to stay indoors the entire school holidays. Enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer from adrenaline-fuelled buggy tours to fishing off the coast.
Just because school's out doesn't mean that the learning has to be. With KidCampus, your little ones can explore the world of coding, animation, AI and so much more.
Take an online STEM Birds course
STEM Bird's mission is to provide children with the opportunity to learn coding skills in fun and exciting ways. Great for kids and teens, these 5-day courses will see your child learn to design a mobile app or website.
If you've got some creative minds on your hands, then you can't go past some DIY creations these school holidays, ranging from learning to paint to making pieces you'll hold onto for a lifetime.
Lines of code are the building blocks upon which today's world functions. With tools like Scratch or the Code Camp app, your child will be able to learn how to read and write code, putting them on a path to building up an important skill.
Swap their devices for a pencil or paintbrush. These online classes will help your child express themselves on the page or canvas.
These school holidays, invite some interesting animals into your home or rather into your computer. These online animal encounters let you get up close to the real animal, learning all about them from the comfort of your own home.
Give your child the fundamental skills they need to develop their confidence and learn the basics of how to build and run a business.
Much like code itself, Minecraft is about building interesting projects. If you can think it, you can probably build it in Minecraft. With these courses, your kids will start their journey to being able to do the same with code.
RedBalloon is bringing the fun to kitchens and backyards across the country these school holidays. If you want to utilise being at home during this upcoming break, these virtual classes bring together interactive learning as well as entertainment.
No matter what their favourite genre is, investing in a few books over the school holidays is always a great idea. From adventure comics to tales of history, they'll be transported to another world from their own home.
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For those rainy days when the weather means staying in, you can't go wrong with a games console. You can pick from child-friendly adventure or problem-solving games.
Grab your favourite popcorn and settle in for a night of adventure, comedy, romance, sci-fi or horror with any one of the following streaming services. Gone are the days of driving to the local Blockbuster; now you have thousands of movies at your fingertips.
Have them spend those quieter days together with a couple of friends making a 3D puzzle or competing in a game of UNO – there's no going wrong with the classics.
Distance from Sunshine Coast: Around 40 minutes via car or 1.5 hours by public transport.
Situated southwest of the sunny coastline, Maleny is perfect for getting out of the city without having to travel too far. We suggest checking out the pristine gardens, local markets and rainforests.
Distance from Sunshine Coast: 1.5 hours by car or 4.5 hours via bus.
Head north of the city and take the kids out for a day on the coast. We recommend taking a picnic down to the beach while the sun goes down. There are also plenty of small tours that you can partake in, including water sport, hiking, horseback riding and walking trails.
Distance from Sunshine Coast: 35 minutes via car.
The Noosa Shire is made up of coastlines and a national park. So from hiking opportunities in the bush to a number of water sports, there's something for everyone in the family with a trip up north.
Distance from the Sunshine Coast: 40 minutes by car or 1 hour via public transport.
The Glass House Mountains make for the perfect weekend getaway. Offering a range of family-friendly activities, spend the day taking a hinterland tour or see it all from the sky with a helicopter flight.
|Term 1 school holidays||2 April to 18 April 2021|
|Term 2 school holidays||26 June to 11 July 2021|
|Term 3 school holidays||18 September to 4 October 2021|
|Term 4 school holidays||11 December to 23 January 2021/22|
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What should I keep in mind regarding COVID-19 when going out during the school holidays?
If you do choose to venture out for the upcoming holidays, be sure to maintain good hygiene practices and social distancing.
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