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School Holidays Hervey Bay 2017


School Holidays Hervey Bay 2017​

Yippee!! School holidays are here once again! We love Hervey Bay school holidays especially during the Winter break, it’s one of our favourite times of the year.

​We can’t wait to hit Pumped Sports massive inflatable playground and Pialba Places Lego Brick Building Workshops.

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

School Holidays Hervey Bay2017

Yippee!! Are you read for School Holidays Hervey Bay?

We love school holidays especially during the Spring break, it’s one of our favourite times of the year.

We can’t wait to head to Wetside Water Park over the break.

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

Kids Outdoor Activities 

7 days

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: $20-50 Bookings: essential

Childrens Art Workshops

September 16

Workshops hosted by artists and designed for children to experience a range of creative techniques.Age: 5-8yrs 10am-11:30am | 9-14yrs 1-4pm  Where: Hervey Bay Art Gallery Cost: $15 Bookings: essential

Hervey Bay Bunnings Kids Workshops

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Kids take part in a variety of themed workshops like canvas art, woodwork, make your own slime or hula hoop.Time 10am to 11am Cost: FREE Bookings: essential

Wetside Water Park

7 days

Wetside FREE Water Park Hervey Bay is an awesome place to hang out over the school holidays. When open 7 days.Time 10am to 5pm Cost: FREE

Fraser Coast Libraries Storytime Sessions

September 16, 23 & 30

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

Tour de Bay

September 17

The Tour de Bay is a cycling event for everyone - loved by families for its fun and friendly atmosphere. 10km 50km or 100km rides. Time: 6am to 10am Starts from: Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

Pirate Pet Show

September 18

Aargh me hearties. Come in costume to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day Where: Hervey Bay & Maryborough Libraries Time: HB 10-11am | MB 2-3pm Age: 3-8 years Cost: FREE Bookings: essential

Foam Magnet Crafts

September 18-23

Create your own Fairy or Pirate foam magnet craft Where: Pialba Place Shoopping Centre Time: 10:30am-1:30pm Cost: FREE Bookings: na

Bird House & Grassy Head Workshops

September 18, 20, 26, 28

Kids can create their own bird house and grassy head at the free workshops over the school break. Where: Eli Waters Shopping Centre Time: 10am-1pm Cost: FREE Bookings: essential

Little Artlinkers Workshop

September 18

Paint plaster molds and make a tic tac toe game  Where: Fraser Coast Artslink Hall Time: 10am-11:30am Cost: $2pp 

ArtAbility Workshops

September 18-20, 23, 25-27, 30

Catering to all skill levels, each of these workshops is designed to be a stand-alone complete experience and will engender confidence, and build skills and techniques across a variety of mediums. Age: 5+yrs Where: Point Vernon Cost: $15-$30 Bookings essential

Story Time at Mary Ryan's

September 19

Hear author Allison Paterson read her Children's book 'Shearing followed by afternoon tea. Session includes puppets and colouring..Time: 2pm to 3:30pm Cost: $8pp Bookings: preferred

Lego Challenge

September 20 & 27

Use your imagination to make a balloon powered car, an artbot and more Where: Maryborough & Hervey Bay Libraries Age: 5+yrs Cost: FREE Bookings: na

Kids Morning In @ the Library

September 20 & 27

Fun morning of face painting, craft, puzzles and toys in the Library.Where: Hervey Bay LIbrary Sept 20 & Maryborough Library Sept 27 Time: 9am-12noon Age: U5's Cost: FREE l

Stable & Horse Skills Days

September 20, 22, 24

If your child is horse mad head on out to Wide Bay Equestrian Park Horse-Riding School these school holidays for one of their Sable and Horse Skills Days. Choose from 3 or 5 hour stays.Cost: $30-$70 Bookings: essential

Make a Dream Catcher

September 20- 24

Let the kids discover their inner artists at our FREE school holiday craft activity..Cost: FREE Bookings: na

Beading Workshop

September 21

A special school holiday beading workshop Where: Hervery Bay Gallery Age: 5-14yrs Cost: $15 Bookings: essential

String Art Workshops

September 21, 25 & 26

Use pins and coloured string to create beautiful designs Where: all Fraser Coast Libraries Age: 7+yrs Cost: FREE Bookings: essential

Pop Up Story Time Sessions

September 21 & 29

 Come and find the ourdoor first5forever marquee with puzzles, craft, toys, books and more. Special Story Time session at 10am Time: 9am to 12noon  Where: Wharf Street Maryborough & Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens  Cost: free Bookings: na

Toogoom Family Fishing Competition

September 22-24

Fishing weekend jam packed with great family fun Where: Toogoom  Cost: A$25 | K$5 Bookings: preferred

Sandy Straits Fishing Competition

September 23-24

Fishing weekend jam packed with great family fun Where: Boonooroo  Cost: A$20 | K$5 Bookings: preferred

ReCr8 Community Event

September 23

Music, wellbeing, poetry, art. zumba, yoga, photography, cycling and much more. Find your new hobbie Where: Hervey Bay Community Centre Time: 12noon to 4pm Cost: FREE

Fraser Lions Pier Festival

September 24

This event is jam packed with family fun activities and entertainment. A fishing competition is also included which commences at 6am. Where: Urangan Pier Time: 8am to 2pm Cost: FREE

Snow Wonderland Crafts

September 25-30

Create your own Snow Wonderland craft Where: Pialba Place Shoopping Centre Time: 10:30am-1:30pm Cost: FREE Bookings: na

Little Artlinks Workshop

September 25

Children's workshops creating natural mandalas and fluffy pet rocks Where: Fraser Coast Artslink Time: 10:30-11:30am Cost: $2pp

Chibitronics Workshops

September 26 & 29

Chibitronics uses electronic stickers to make circuits which can be used to code technology in arts and crafts. Where: Hervey Bay LIbrary Sept 26 & Maryborough Library Sept 29 Age: 8+yrs Cost: FREE Bookings: essential

Sewing Workshop

September 28

A special school holiday Sewing Workshop, make your own cushion or decorate a bag. Where: Hervery Bay Gallery Age: 5-14yrs Cost: $15 Bookings: essential

Connect Kids Carnival

September 28

FREE kids carnival including MELSA train rides, jumping castle, kids activities, food stalls and much more. Time: 1am–1pm Where: Queens Park Cost: Free

Art in the Park

October 1

Live music, sausage sizzle, market stalls along the Esplanade. Time: 8am-2pm Where: Scarness Park Cost Free Entry


Joanne is many different things. She is a single mum of two, psychology student, daughter, big sister, friend, handywomen, cook and podcast nerd! Jo has an avid interest in health and wellness which eventuated after the birth of her second child who was born allergic and intolerant to the world (or so it seemed!).

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