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School Holiday Guide

We’ve compiled the best activities around Townsville for your family this school holiday break.

 

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1. Cowboys Games

There will be two Cowboy games in Townsville in April. Cowboys vs Sydney Roosters on 2 April, and Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans on 23 April. Both will be at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium. Check online for more info and tickets.

http://www.cowboys.com.au

2. Youth Week

This Easter break happens to coincide with Youth Week, so check out all the activities running in your community. In Ingham there will be movie marathons and an Outer Limits Adventure Program. TYTO will be hosting a range of workshops at the gallery, Gel Blaster Games, and an Adrenaline Game of Laser Skirmish. And CityLibraries Aitkenvale will host a Youth Council Virtual Open Mic Night. Check online for dates and more info, there’s plenty on 1 – 14 April, and many activities are free.

http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au
http://www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

3. Grill’d Kids Masterclasses

If you’re after a tasty and affordable morning activity for the kids these school holidays, Grill’d will be running Kids Masterclasses. Classes will run 2 – 4, and 9 – 11 April, and will be held at all three Grill’d locations in Townsville, 9.00am – 10.30am. Classes are only $15.00 per day so make sure to get in touch and book a spot!

A Townsville, Fairfield Central, The Willows
E info@grilldtownsville.com

4. Fairfield Central

The centre will be hosting a range of FREE activities throughout the Easter break. There will be Easter themed crafts and projects to get amongst running 7 – 14 April, as well as a special visit from the Easter Bunny 16 April. Events will be running 10.00am – 1.00pm.

A Cnr Waterfront Parade and Lakeside Dr
P 4778 4249
http://www.fairfieldcentral.com.au

5. Townsville City Council

The City Council will be showcasing a variety of School Holiday activities this Easter Break. There will be a bevy of Easter themed activities for the littles ones to get amongst. Stay tuned online for the release of the program on 2 April.

http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au

6. Jeremy Brockie Football – Soccer School Holiday Program

Recently retired footballer Jeremy Brockie is hosting a Soccer Clinic 4 – 6 April, 8.30am – 11.00am, at M A Olympic Park. Open to children aged 5 – 13 years,
with a cost of $130.00, or $50.00 per day. Throughout the program your kids will have the opportunity to develop new skills, build confidence, and most of all – have fun.

E jbrockiefootball@gmail.com
Fb: JB Football

7. Sealink Ferry To Magnetic Island

Make the most of our location and visit Magnetic Island, getting there couldn’t be easier with Sealink. Take the whole family for a day trip and explore the national parks, trails, and beaches. Tickets are available online,
at the terminal or on-board the ferry. You can also grab a Family Pass for just $79.50.

A Breakwater Terminal on Sir Leslie Thiess Drive
P 1300 624 443
http://www.sealinkqld.com.au

8. King Reef Resort

If you’re looking to revitalise in paradise, gather the family and head to the gorgeous King Reef Resort at Kurrimine Beach. Explore all day, swim in the tranquil ocean or pool, build sandcastles on the beach and return to relax with a gorgeous sunset view from your beachfront shack. You can also hire a family pedal bike, go fishing, and more – the possibilities are endless.

A 75 Jacobs Rd, Kurrimine Beach
P 4065 6144
Fb: King Reef Resort
http://www.kingreef.com.au

9. Mary MacKillop Childcare NQ

Make this school holiday season less stressful by booking your child into part time or full time vacation care at one of the 14 Care Centres. As part of the program, children aged 5 – 11 years will engage in fun activities and excursions that are supervised by caring and qualified staff, in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages free learning. Visit their website for more info.

P 4726 3299
E childcare@mmcnq.catholic.edu.au
Fb: Townsville Catholic Education
http://www.mmcnq.catholic.edu.au

10. TYTO – The Hinchinbrook Way

TYTO is open 365 days a year and is the perfect place for a family day trip of relaxation and education.
There is a Regional Art Gallery, a mini military museum, parklands and wetlands, a library and more. Check out the galleries Youth Week program too, a range of activities are on offer including Gel Blasters and Art Workshops running 4 – 14 April. From TYTO you can explore Hinchinbrook, a place of beauty surrounded by attractions, including Wallaman Falls.

A 73/75 Mcilwraith St, Ingham
P 4776 4792
Fb: Visit TYTO
http://www.tyto.com.au

11. Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s 2022 Youth School Holiday Program

The Shire Council will be showcasing a variety of School Holiday activities this Easter Break. There will be lots of Easter themed activities for the littles ones to get amongst. Stay tuned online for the release of the program and opportunities to volunteer.

http://www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

12. Pandanus Park Golf Centre

Kids of all ages can come and try golf at Pandanus Park Golf Centre’s undercover driving range. The golf centre is open seven days a week, bookings not required.
Kids aged 14 and under can play from $10.00 each with the ‘Have-A-Go Pack’, which includes a small bucket of 45 balls and Kids Club hire. Adults from $12.00 each.
Visit the website for more information.

A 2 Tompkins Road, Shaw
P 4774 6532
Fb: Pandanus Park
http://www.pandanusparkgolfcentre.com.au

13. Warrina Ice Skating

Escape the heat and humidity and have a cool time these summer holidays with family and friends at Townsville’s very own ice skating rink. All sessions are 90 minutes long, 9.00am to 4.00pm. Don’t want to skate? Tobogganing is only $5.00 for six whole slides! You can also get groovy at Disco Night, on every Friday and Saturday 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

A 3/5 Illuka St, Currajong
P 0407 988 628
Fb: Warrina Ice Skating Rink
http://www.warrinaiceskating.com.au

14. Billabong Sanctuary

Get a dose of native Aussie wildlife at Billabong Sanctuary these school holidays. Get up close and personal with their most cuddliest of creatures,
then watch the giant crocs feast. Once it’s time for a little relaxation, grab a picnic spot and let the kids loose at the swimming pool. Open from 9.00am – 2.00pm every day.

A 17km South of Townsville on the Bruce Highway
P 4778 8344
Fb: Billabong Sanctuary
http://www.billabongsanctuary.com.au

15. PCYC Townsville

The PCYC also offers Outside School Hours Care, and a variety of fun programs and activities for all ages and levels, including gymnastics, gym and fitness, plus other community activities. Visit their website and your local branch for more information.

A 130 Wellington St, Aitkenvale
P 4781 9100
Fb: PCYC Townsville
http://www.pcyc.org.au

16. Kumon Maths and English

Kumon’s Maths and English programs build students’ abilities step-by-step, at the students’ own pace. Students who missed essential concepts in class can
go back and catch-up, and if your child needs a bit of extra help after-school, or if they need a challenge,
then Kumon is here to help. The flexibility of Kumon’s learning options and being a home based programme means Kumon will suit any family’s schedule.

P 0424 155 171 Pimlico
P 0417 070 826 Kirwan
http://www.kumoneducation.com.au

17. Choi Kwang Do Master Academy

At this academy, full-time professional instructors help kids from 3 years old to learn martial arts, discipline, self control, and goal setting. Helping grow confidence and technique, it is much more than just punching and kicking. There are a variety of classes and programs suitable for Tiny Tigers, children, teens, and adults,
and there’s even the option to learn virtually.

A CKD Building 741 Riverway Drive, Thuringowa Central
P 4773 9794 or 0481 749 607
Fb: Choi Kwang Do Master Academy
http://www.choikwang-do.com.au

18. Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts Creative Kids

Creative Kids is Umbrella’s digital art program for kids aged 3 to 11. They can follow instructions through the workshops and let their imagination run wild as they use a variety of techniques and materials to create art. They currently offer four digital experiences including Colouring NQ, Planimals, Print Experiments, and Rare
& Wild. They also offer Creative Youth programs, kits, and workshops so stay up to date on their site.

A 408 Flinders Street
P 4772 7109
Fb: Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
http://www.umbrella.org.au

19. Perc Tucker Gallery

Check out what there is to do these school holidays through Perc Tucker Regional Gallery with FREE online Art Workshops and Resources. Don’t forget to pop in and view some of the amazing exhibitions on display too. Crafty Kids – A series of art workshops for families and kids of all ages is a great way to get their creativity flowing. Check out their online workshops, and for the older bunch, there’s Creative Crowd – Designed for teenagers, exploring art techniques and technology. View the videos online to see what you can create and for upcoming workshops.

A Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets
P 13 48 10
http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au

20. Townsville Golf Club

Townsville Golf Club will be running an Autumn School Holiday Program 4 – 6 April. Each session starts at 3.00pm and finishes at 6.00pm and costs $39 per session, per child, including equipment. These clinics
are for any child aged 5 -12 years old keen to learn golf for the first time or brush up on the basics. PGA qualified professionals will take the kids through putting, chipping and driving, followed by an afternoon snack and some on course play.

A Townsville Golf Club
P 0490551188
http://www.townsvillegolfclub.com.au

21. AstarA Dance Company

Running 6 – 8 April, AstarA Dance Company is hosting a School Holiday Workshop Program that is open to everyone aged 3 – 18. Workshops will begin at 9.00am daily and run until 3.30pm, with a cost of $50.00 per day. A great opportunity to get your young ones experiencing the joys of dance, and all its other benefits. Get in quick, bookings required.

A 4 Cooper Street, Currajong
P 0430 321 542
E tarajhoward@hotmail.com

Heading North? Here are some great things to do in FNQ:

22. Gallo Dairyland

Well worth a drive and only an hour from Cairns,
Gallo Dairyland is a go to this break. Positioned between Atherton, Malanda, and Yungaburra, it offers an insight into a fully operational dairy farm and gourmet cheese factory, with all the tasty goodies available at the restaurant. Not to mention their chocolate, worth the
trip on its own.

A Malanda Road, Atherton
P 07 4095 2388
http://www.gallodairyland.com.au

23. Historic Village Herberton

Australia’s mining, timber, and farming heritage lives again at the Historic Village Herberton. With quirky Australian collectibles, olden day machinery, vehicles and thousands of genuine antique items, the Village is regarded as one of the most significant outdoor museums in Australia. Spend some quality family time together and make some great memories.

A 6 Broadway, Herberton
P 4096 2002
http://www.historicvillageherberton.com.au

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24. The Crystal Caves

Explore the Atherton Crystal Caves and you’ll have a gem of a time. Traverse the caves and marvel at over 600 crystals and fossils. You’ll be immersed in tunnels and grottos, have the opportunity to take a shot and crack your own geode, then browse the shop for a keepsake. Perfect for families looking to learn a little more about FNQ geology and the wonder of the Tablelands. Cost: $25.00 for adults, $12.50 for children, $65.00 for a family, and FREE for under 5’s. Check online for more info and to book a Crack a Geode Experience.

A 69 Main Street Atherton
P 07 4091 2365
http://www.crystalcaves.com.au