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School Holidays Maryborough 2017

school holidays maryborough

School Holidays Maryborough 2017​

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

We can’t wait to experience everything Mary Poppins in the many Mary Poppins Festival  activities on across our town over the school 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

Marybough Bunnings Kids Workshops

June 24, 25,27, 29 | July 1, 2 4, 6, 7 & 8

Kids take part in a variety of themed workshops like canvas art, woodwork, make your own slime or hula hoop Time: 9am-10am Cost: FREE

Fraser Coast Libraries Storytime Sessions

June 24 | July 1, 8

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

Obstakids Sunday Session

June 25

Come along for another active afternoon of obstacle madness and games galore! Challenge your kids to some fun active games, watch them conquer the obstacles, and enjoy spending the afternoon outdoors in the warm sunshine!  Time: 1pm to 4pm Where: Albert State School Oval Cost: $5 Bookings na

Family Kite Making Workshop

June 25

Make a kite, decorate it, and head to the Riverstage Lawn and get it airborne!  Time: 1pm Where: Brolga Theatre Cost: Free Bookings

Sunday in the Park

June 25

Mini MELSA trains and Mary Ann Steam train running, brass band, food and drink stalls, bbq, jumping castle. Time: 9am-1pm Where: Queens Park

5 Day Circus Workshop

June 26-30

Learn juggling, hula hoops, plate spinning, diabolo, acro-balance and pyramid building Where: Brolga Theatre Time: 9am-12pm Cost: $130 Bookings: essential

Dinosaur Time Machine Performance

June 26

Two adventurous performers use science, circus, puppetry and imagination to give you a glimpse into history that you won’t forget Time: 10am & 2pm Where: Brolga Theatre Cost: $5 (accompanying adult free) Bookings: essential

Make your own Pirate Ship Workshop

June 26-29

Paint, decorate and personalise a cardboard pirate ship then showcase it in the Grand Parade Time: 10am-1pm daily Where: Gatakers Art Space Cost: $10 per boat Bookings: essential

Where's the Green Sheep Parties

June 26 & 27

Join the Library for some shearious fun! Stories, songs and craft Where: Maryborough Library and Hervey Bay Libraries Time: 10am-11am Age: 3-8 years Cost: $2.70pp 

Science Workshops

June 26-30 | July 3-7

​Myth busting, chemical reactions, crazy science and forensic workshops. Age: 6+ years Where: QLD Collaborative Science Centre Cost: $20-$140 Bookings essential

Make a Kaleidoscope & Nature Mobile

June 28 & 29 | July 3 & 4

Get crafty and create your very own mobile.Age: 5+ years Where: Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro, Burrum  Heads & Howard Libraries Cost: 2.70 Bookings essential

Childrens Play - The Surprising Uprising of Arnold Sticks

June 28

This story takes inspiration from the characters who built and founded the city of Maryborough over 100 years ago. Performed by local students of the Star Dust Drama Academy. Time: 5:30pm Where: City Hall Cost: FREE 

FREE Superhero Activities

June 28 & 20 | July 5 & 6

Kids can create their own comic book, decorate a hero wrist band, or colour-in a superhero magnet. Plus they can turn into their favourite hero with FREE face painting.Where: Eli Waters Shopping Centre Time: 10am to 1pm Cost: FREE 

Storytime with Mem Fox

June 29 & 30

Mem will showcase here latest book: I’m Australian Too. Where: Brolga Theatre Time: 10:30am (5-8yrs) & 1pm (9-11yrs) Cost: FREE Bookings:essential

Creative Theatre Writing Workshop

June 29

Join acclaimed Theatre writer and actress Nadia Sunde in an interactive and hilarious workshop that explores the world of writing and performing theatre Where: Brolga Theatre Time: 10am-2pm Age: 10-11yrs Cost: $5 Bookings essential

Read Aloud Parents with Mem Fox

June 29

A special presentation by Mem Fox for parents, telling tales of success from read aloud parents and why reading to their children has changed their lives. Time: 7pm Where: Brolga Theatre Cost: FREE Bookings:

Mary Ann Steam Train Rides

June 29 | July 6

The merry volunteers from Maryborough City Whistle Stop Inc. operate the Mary Ann steam train rides each Thursday from Queens Park alongside the Mary River Time: 9am to 1pm Where: Sussex Street end of Queens Park (look for the red seats) or Wharf Street Parklands Cost: adults $3 | kids $2, | family $7

Hooked on Kids School Holiday Program

June 29 & 30

Supervised program including meaningful, hee-hawing fun with horses and donkeys. Activities designed specifically to build confidence, teamwork and a sense of service to others includes.optional Trail Ride June 30. Time: 9am – 3pm Where: Standy’s Rest Bed & Breakfast Cost: $119 program and trail ride Bookings: essential

Help create the fiercest pirate ship ever!

June 30

Come along to Customs Residence and help them turn their giant boat into the fiercest pirate ship ever! Time 10am Where: Customs Residence Cost: FREE

Song & Lyric Writing Workshop

June 30

Rhythm, rhyme, character, emotion, narrative, word play! Working collaboratively, participants will be offered some of the tools and techniques that help craft a lyrical masterpiece. Time: 2pm Where: Brolga Theatre Age 12+ years Cost: $10 Bookings: essential

Maryborough CBD Street Party

June 30

The whole family can enjoy this Mary Poppins themed event. Fireworks, games amusement rides, games, market stalls, food and drinks. Time: 5pm to 8:30pm Where: Maryborough CBD Cost: free entry

Mary Poppins in the Park Festival Event

July 1

Nanny races, chimney sweep challenges, sidewalk art, street theatre and circus shows, grand costume parade and live music. There are heaps of children’s workshops filled with hands-on, creative sessions involving puppets, circus acts, kites.Time: 10am Where: Queens Park, Riverside Parklands, Wharf Street Precinct

Tiaro Community Family Fun Day

July 1

Car boot sale 8am. Jumping castle, face painting, kids games, food and drinks for sale..Time: 8am-3pm Where: Memorial Park 

Johnny the Juster Show

July 3-9

Don’t miss your chance to watch his live performances full of interactive content with cuddly animals including pythons! Where: Station Square Maryborough Time: 11am and 1pm daily Cost: FREE

Cartooning Workshops

July 3 & 5

Introduction to cartooning, drawing basic shapes, proportions, tonality and putting it all together.Time: 10am to 1pm Where: Gatakers Artspace Cost: $15 Bookings: essential

Creative Writing Workshops

July 4

Let children’s author/illustrator Dave Hackett unleash your inner-author! Where: Hervey Bay and Marborough Libraries Age: 8+ years Cost: $2.70pp

Kids Clay Workshops

July 4 & 6

Create animals from our region in clay. Frogs and birdhouses, hand and feet printing, bells, boats and favourite things.Time: 10am to 12:30pm Where: Gatakers Artspace Cost: $15 (includes materials) Bookings: essential

Marbling Workshops

July 5 & 6

Use marbling ink to create beautiful designs on paper and other items Where: Maryborough and Hervey Bay Libraries Age: 8+ years Cost: $2.70pp Bookings: essential

Twlight Horse Ride

July 8

Experience their award winning trail ride in the late afternoon returning to the Homestead by the light of the moon and stars where a 2 course BBQ meal will reward your tastebuds. Time: 4:30pm to 8:30pm Where: Susan River Homestead Cost: A$130 | C$105 Booking: essential



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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