Fraser Coast School Holidays Winter 2018

fraser coast school holidays

Fraser Coast School Holidays 2018

Yippee!! School holidays are here once again! We love the Fraser Coast school holidays. Winter is such a beautiful time of year to really explore what our region has to offer! So much to see and do.

What awesome school holiday entertainment we have right here in our own backyards!


To make it easier for you to plan your holiday break we’ve put together this list of the organised events, activities, workshops and things to do that are on across the Fraser Coast region these school holidays.

Wide Bay Kids Team

Mary Poppins Festival

Friday June 29 to Sunday July 8

Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
mary poppins festival

This year’s festival presents a 10 day program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement. Loads of special events just for kids and the whole family. 

Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Fraser Coast Libraries Special School Holiday Events

2 July, 3 July, 4 July, 9 July, 11 July, 12 July

Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
Bundaberg events

Six special activities just for kids at Tiaro, Hervey Bay and Maryborough Libaries.

Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Qld Maroons Fraser Coast Fan Day

Tuesday, 3 July

Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
things to do with kids hervey bay

he Fraser Coast will be bathed in a sea of maroon ahead of the Queensland State of Origin team visit to the region.

The Maroons Family Fan Day kicks off at 9 am and finishes at 1 pm on Tuesday 3 July at the Seafront Oval Hervey Bay.

Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Kids Workshops

3 July, 5 July, 10 July, 12 July

Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
things to do with kids hervey bay

Kids workshops running 10am - 12pm on the above dates. Bookings essential and include:-

  • Sandblasting with Jo Bone (ages 7+)
  • Acrylic painting with Akos
  • Tie Dye
  • Creative Storybooks
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Horse and Pony Rides School Holiday Program

Various dates over the two weeks

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
things to with kids in maryborough

Pony Parties by Hucknall Horse Rescue specialise in birthday parties, special occasions and community events with our beautiful ponies plus farm animals to make every party special! Proceeds from parties are used for the care and rehabilitation of our rescue horses at Hucknall Horse Rescue. Located at 7 Hucknall Road, Yengarie (20 minutes West of Maryborough)

Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

All Australian Ride On Mower Racing Championships

7 - 8 July 

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17

Competitors will come from Australia-wide to compete for their chance at an Australian Title. A weekend packed full of Food, Fun, Entertainment for young and old and two awesome days of Mower Racing Mayhem!  Affordable Family Fun. Gates open at 9am each day with $5 entry (under 12's free).

Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Explore Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

7 days

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17

Our WBK’s love the interactive nature of the discovery sphere.  Set aside a good 45 minutes. Our favourite parts were the puzzles and looking through the microscope.  Cost:free Bookings: na

Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Artability Holiday Programs Hervey Bay

30 June, 3 July, 4 July, 7 July, 9 July, 10 July, 11 July, 14 July

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
art classes for kids hervey bay

You have the ability to create amazing art! ​

  • Fun Art Classes for Children aged 5-8
  • 3 hr Workshops for Children aged 8-13
  • All day fully-catered Workshops Adults &Teens
Christmas craft activity featuring Maisy Mouse.
This activity is aimed at pre-schoolers aged 3-6years and includes simple craft activities, stories and singing
Fraser Coast Carols in the Park, this is a much loved annual Christmas Carol event.
Hervey Baptist Church will be your host on the 10th December for their Come Home for Christmas Event. 
Go along and join in with their amazing performers as they sing a mix of Christmas carols and musical theatre to celebrate another year.
This very popular event is back again for another year on Sunday 10th December
A traditional British Pantomime incorporates visual comedy, slapstick humor and lots of audience participation. Add in bright songs, dancing, colourful costumes and a live orchestra!
Program of stories, songs and craft activities for children aged 2 to 5 years. When: Saturdays Where: Maryborough and Hervey Bay Libraries Time: 10:30am  Cost: FREE Bookings: na
From 2nd to 21st December an exhibition of Christmas trees created by local artists, creatives and groups will be held at Gatakers Artspace.
Here's your chance to climb aboard and explore below decks.  Be drawn back in time; Marvel at the craftsmanship.

Intrinsic beauty and atmosphere, rarely experienced in today's world ...... the kids will love this.
Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Pumped Sport Massive Inflatable Playground


Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17
things to do in bundaberg

Pumped Sport will be in Hervey Bay these school holidays with their massive inflatable playground!! You can catch them on 5th July at Urangan State High.

Children can enjoy supervised play and age appropriate games with a range of interactive inflatables and soft play equipment.

Christmas craft activity featuring Maisy Mouse.
This activity is aimed at pre-schoolers aged 3-6years and includes simple craft activities, stories and singing
Fraser Coast Carols in the Park, this is a much loved annual Christmas Carol event.
Hervey Baptist Church will be your host on the 10th December for their Come Home for Christmas Event. 
Go along and join in with their amazing performers as they sing a mix of Christmas carols and musical theatre to celebrate another year.
This very popular event is back again for another year on Sunday 10th December
A traditional British Pantomime incorporates visual comedy, slapstick humor and lots of audience participation. Add in bright songs, dancing, colourful costumes and a live orchestra!
Program of stories, songs and craft activities for children aged 2 to 5 years. When: Saturdays Where: Maryborough and Hervey Bay Libraries Time: 10:30am  Cost: FREE Bookings: na
From 2nd to 21st December an exhibition of Christmas trees created by local artists, creatives and groups will be held at Gatakers Artspace.
Here's your chance to climb aboard and explore below decks.  Be drawn back in time; Marvel at the craftsmanship.

Intrinsic beauty and atmosphere, rarely experienced in today's world ...... the kids will love this.
Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Gatakers Holiday Workshops

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17

Clay Characters, Crafty Conductors and Japanese Book Binding Class.

Cost: $5 - $50

things to do in Maryborough with kids
Christmas craft activity featuring Maisy Mouse.
This activity is aimed at pre-schoolers aged 3-6years and includes simple craft activities, stories and singing
Fraser Coast Carols in the Park, this is a much loved annual Christmas Carol event.
Hervey Baptist Church will be your host on the 10th December for their Come Home for Christmas Event. 
Go along and join in with their amazing performers as they sing a mix of Christmas carols and musical theatre to celebrate another year.
This very popular event is back again for another year on Sunday 10th December
A traditional British Pantomime incorporates visual comedy, slapstick humor and lots of audience participation. Add in bright songs, dancing, colourful costumes and a live orchestra!
Program of stories, songs and craft activities for children aged 2 to 5 years. When: Saturdays Where: Maryborough and Hervey Bay Libraries Time: 10:30am  Cost: FREE Bookings: na
From 2nd to 21st December an exhibition of Christmas trees created by local artists, creatives and groups will be held at Gatakers Artspace.
Here's your chance to climb aboard and explore below decks.  Be drawn back in time; Marvel at the craftsmanship.

Intrinsic beauty and atmosphere, rarely experienced in today's world ...... the kids will love this.
Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Mary Ann Steam Train Rides

Thursdays (July 5 & July 12)

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17

The merry volunteers from Maryborough City Whistle Stop Inc. operate the Mary Ann steam train rides Maryborough each week.Time: 9-12:30pm  

mary ann steam train rides maryborough
Christmas craft activity featuring Maisy Mouse.
This activity is aimed at pre-schoolers aged 3-6years and includes simple craft activities, stories and singing
Fraser Coast Carols in the Park, this is a much loved annual Christmas Carol event.
Hervey Baptist Church will be your host on the 10th December for their Come Home for Christmas Event. 
Go along and join in with their amazing performers as they sing a mix of Christmas carols and musical theatre to celebrate another year.
This very popular event is back again for another year on Sunday 10th December
A traditional British Pantomime incorporates visual comedy, slapstick humor and lots of audience participation. Add in bright songs, dancing, colourful costumes and a live orchestra!
Program of stories, songs and craft activities for children aged 2 to 5 years. When: Saturdays Where: Maryborough and Hervey Bay Libraries Time: 10:30am  Cost: FREE Bookings: na
From 2nd to 21st December an exhibition of Christmas trees created by local artists, creatives and groups will be held at Gatakers Artspace.
Here's your chance to climb aboard and explore below decks.  Be drawn back in time; Marvel at the craftsmanship.

Intrinsic beauty and atmosphere, rarely experienced in today's world ...... the kids will love this.
Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

Wildlife Sancturay Visits

July, 7 & 14

Fridays & Saturdays | 25 & 31 Dec
Wildlife Sanctuary Markets

September 17

 Visit the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and see the folks from the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary with their dingoes and reptiles.Time: 10am-1pm Cost: Gold coin donation  Bookings: na

Christmas craft activity featuring Maisy Mouse.
This activity is aimed at pre-schoolers aged 3-6years and includes simple craft activities, stories and singing
Fraser Coast Carols in the Park, this is a much loved annual Christmas Carol event.
Hervey Baptist Church will be your host on the 10th December for their Come Home for Christmas Event. 
Go along and join in with their amazing performers as they sing a mix of Christmas carols and musical theatre to celebrate another year.
This very popular event is back again for another year on Sunday 10th December
A traditional British Pantomime incorporates visual comedy, slapstick humor and lots of audience participation. Add in bright songs, dancing, colourful costumes and a live orchestra!
Program of stories, songs and craft activities for children aged 2 to 5 years. When: Saturdays Where: Maryborough and Hervey Bay Libraries Time: 10:30am  Cost: FREE Bookings: na
From 2nd to 21st December an exhibition of Christmas trees created by local artists, creatives and groups will be held at Gatakers Artspace.
Here's your chance to climb aboard and explore below decks.  Be drawn back in time; Marvel at the craftsmanship.

Intrinsic beauty and atmosphere, rarely experienced in today's world ...... the kids will love this.
Fraser Coast Baby and Childrens Handmade Market is a family friendly, community, handmade lifestyle event
Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days (closed Xmas Day) Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE
Australian Adventure Park are hosting a range of kids outdoor activities over the school break. Laser skirmish, archery, flying fox, canoeing, abseiling, obstacle course, kayaking, mountain bike maze, Cost: $10-$25 Bookings: essential

2 Responses

  1. Cheryl Wood says:

    Please send me what actives events for all kids for June 2017 school hoildays break.
    Thsnk you Cher Wood

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Cheryl,

      Those details are almost complete now in the blog above. If you check back in a few more days the complete list should be up. Alternatively you could sign up to our newsletter and will receive notification when its done.

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