Things to do on Show Holiday
Things to do on Show Holiday
I’m super excited to be taking both my kids to the Bundaberg Show this Thursday. We have not been for many years and are looking forward to a fun day out. If the show is not your scene and you are after some inspiration for this Thursday take a look at this list I’ve put together of things to do on show holiday.
1. Have a play date at your favourite playground
2. Go Shopping
Both Sugarland (10am to 5pm) and Hinkler Central (10am to 3pm) will be open, head to the shops for some retail therapy.
3. Take a drive to Childers or Maryborough
Childers is an awesome place to visit. We thoroughly recommend dropping in to the Childers Historical Complex our Wide Bay Kids love this place. We also love Mellennium Park for a good run around, Russo Nature Park for some exploring, Vintners Secret Winery for a relaxing place the whole family can enjoy as well as Snakes Downunder. There is also Flying High Bird Sanctuary just down the road at Apple Tree Creek which we have not yet had the chance to review.
Thursday is Maryborough’s Heritage Market Day where the the main street closes off and is filled with local market stalls. You can also take a ride on the Mary Ann replica steam train or visit one of their great museums in the Portside district. We’ve also heard that the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is well worth checking out.
4. Go on a picnic
5. Take the kids geocaching
Geocaching involves finding hidden treasure via an online app that someone else has planted. We love ‘treasure hunting’ as our Wide Bay Kids describe it and have had some fantastic fun over the last few months exploring all the free caches in and around our area. Geocaching works whereby disguised caches are hidden in local public areas and you have to try and find them. Some caches have prizes inside that can be exchanged as well as logs to sign to confirm your find.
6. Check out Carnival Day at Bundy Bowl
Bundy Bowl will run their awesome Carnival Day again this year $24 per person and you get 1 game of bowling, 1 x laser tag, 1 x putt putt, 1 x dodgems, 1 x wild west shoot out and half an hour on the slides. They have show bags for $12, dagwood dogs, fairy floss and hot chips.
7. Take the kids on a bush walk
Bush walking is such fun and we have some awesome walking tracks in and around Bundaberg for families. Our absolute favourite is Russo Nature Park, we also don’t mind Meadowvale and Baldwin Swamp Nature Parks.
8. Check out some indoor play fun
Chipmunks, Flipout, Ride High Indoor Skate Park and Reading Cinemas will all be open. We’re waiting to hear if the train will be running at the Botanic Gardens or if Entrapment Games will be open. We will update when we hear.
9. Walk, scoot, skate or ride on a walking track
We have some great walking tracks in and around town and the beaches. We love to load the car up with bikes, scooters or skates and head off on an adventure. Our favourite tracks in town include the Riverside Boardwalk, the paths at the Botanic Gardens, Baldwin Swamp and Lake Ellen Park and Playground. Our favourite tracks at the beaches are along the Esplanade at Bargara, Innes Park, and Elliott Heads. For older kids we especially love the turtle trail which extends from Bargara to Burnett Heads.
10. Stay home for a Staycation
Declare you are going on a STAYCATION this show holiday. In the next few days clean off the BBQ and unpack your banana lounge. Dust off the outdoor setting ready for an afternoon relaxing outside with a drink. Watch the kids play games in the backyard while you catch up on reading your favourite novel or celebrity magazine. Maybe unpack the camping gear and put up the tent on Wednesday night for a backyard sleepover.
Enjoy your show holiday whatever you decide to do.