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1. Wonderland Spiegeltent

Running from 10 June through to 10 July, as part of the North Australian Festival Of Arts (NAFA) programme, Wonderland Spiegeltent is hosting a range of events and activities. Suitable for the whole family is Circus Wonderland – A Neverland Adventure, starting 26 June, just in time for the school holidays. Check out more online and for full programme details.

A NAFA Festival Hub, Jezzine Barracks 

2. Fairfield Central

During the school holidays, there will be an Adopt A Plush Toy Pet Activity where you can create and make your own toy to take home. Running 25 June – 1 July 9.30am – 1.00pm. Cost is $5.00, and it’s suitable for all ages. Kids will also love to play in the indoor space Fairfield Play, located in front of Coles. It has a unique wooden, Australiana themed play space, equipped with puzzle walls that will help keep your little ones entertained while you take a break and relax.

A Cnr Waterfront Parade and Lakeside Dr
P 4778 4249
Fairfield Central 

3. Full Throttle Theatre Company

The Full Throttle Theatre Company provides excellent entertainment and opportunities for regional communities to participate in creative activity and professional development for local theatre workers. There is also a program for performers aged 5 – 18. They are also  presenting Winnie-the-Pooh 29 June – 1 July. Visit their website for more info.

A The Old Courthouse Theatre
P 0476 590 004

4. Grill’d 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 27 – 29 June and 4 – 6 July and will be held at all three Grill’d locations in Townsville, 9.00am – 10.00am. Classes are only $15.00 per day so make sure to get in touch and book a spot!

A Grill’d Townsville locations

5. 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
King Reef Resort

6. 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 are there to help. The flexibility of Kumon’s learning options and being a home based programme means Kumon will suit any family’s schedule. There is an initial enrolment fee of $100.00, and a monthly fee of $140.00 per student, per subject.

P 0424 155 171 Pimlico
P 0417 070 826 Kirwan   

7. 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
Mary MacKillop Childcare North Queensland

8. 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 grab a Family Return Pass for just $79.50.

A Breakwater Terminal on Sir Leslie Thiess Drive
P 1300 624 443 

9. Townsville City Council

The City Council will be showcasing a variety of School Holiday activities this winter break. Stay tuned online for the release of their School Holiday Guide Winter Edition end of the month. Also, don’t forget to check out the North Australian Festival Of Arts (NAFA) programme, running 10 June to 10 July.

10. Townsville Annual Shell Show

The show provides an opportunity to explore and appreciate the beautiful and fascinating world of shells. There will be a range of displays featuring marine shells and even some landsnails, with a mix of specimens from Australia and abroad. The day will include shell sales and giveaways, local experts will be on hand to help with queries or identifications, and some light refreshments will be available. The Show is great for kids, providing an opportunity to learn about nature, enrich their STEM concepts, and enjoy a variety of activities. Runs 3 – 4 July, 9.00am – 2.00pm, with a $2.00 entry fee for adults.

A Orchid Society Hall

11. Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour

Join the world famous Harlem Globetrotters as they continue their Spread Game Tour. Spread Game. It’s what the Harlem Globetrotters do best. Basketball wizardry. Ankle breaking moves, jaw dropping swag, new drip. Do they dunk? The Globetrotters rattle the rim with style. Oh yeah….it’s time. It’s time to laugh so hard that your stomach hurts during this show. Grab the family and get your tickets stat. 1 July, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, $19.00 – $121.00.

A Townsville Entertainment Centre 

12. Taylors Beach Family Fishing Tournament

Kick of the school holidays with a family fishing comp 25 – 26 June. There will be epic prizes with heaps of categories to get involved in. Fishing Tag collection will also kick off from 6.00am for the keen anglers. Tickets are $5.00 – $25.00 via their Facebook page, or purchased from the shelter shed on the day.

A Groper Street,Taylors Beach
Taylors Beach Qld – Community 

13. 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. 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
Tyto Wetlands 

14. 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, plus many local ice sport clubs play there so it’s a great opportunity to go and watch, and perhaps get your little one inspired. You can also get groovy at Disco Night, every Friday and Saturday 7.00pm – 9.00pm. 

A 3/5 Illuka St, Currajong
P 0407 988 628
Warrina Ice Skating Rink

15. 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 – 4.00pm daily. 

A 17km South of Townsville on the Bruce Highway
P 4778 8344
Billabong Sanctuary 

16. PCYC Townsville

The PCYC 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
PCYC Townsville

17. 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
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts 

19. Perc Tucker Gallery – School Holiday Resources and Fun

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

20. 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

21. 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 4091 2365

21. Townsville Library Events

The Townsville Council Libraries, along with their usual offerings, will run holiday programs that include storytime, family fun activities, science programs and craft workshops. Check the website for more information and booking options.

A Various locations

22. North Queensland Drone Workshop

During this one-day drone workshop, you will learn the basic and advanced information required for capturing incredible aerial photographs. The instructor, Fiona Lake, is an award winning photographer who is well known for her expertise and professionalism. Held on 2 July from 8.30am – 5.00pm, the workshop costs $295.00 -$395.00.

A Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club
Fiona Lake

23. Tipsy Doodle Art Gallery Events

Funky Fish’ Paint & Sip
Create your one catch of the day with this beginners class designed for all ages and abilities. Bring a drink and some snacks, and follow along with the host to create your unique masterpieces. Everything you need is included, including paints, brushes, aprons, easels, and canvas. Held on Saturday 2 July, the class runs from 1.30pm – 4.30pm and costs $49.00.

Love Bugs’ Create & Paint
This acrylic painting class is designed for all ages and abilities. Bring a drink and some snacks, and follow along with the host to create your unique masterpieces. Everything you need is included, including paints, brushes, aprons, easels, and canvas. Held on 3 July, the class runs from 1.30pm – 4.30pm and costs $49.00.

A Tipsy Doodle at Fur-Mum’s

24. Townsville Show

Once again, the Townsville Show will bring you an exciting array of family entertainment, show displays, competitions, thrilling rides, and more. The show runs from the 3 – 4 July, with tickets costing up to $40.00.

A Townsville Showgrounds

25. JCU STAR: School Tuition and Revision Workshops – Yr 12

The JCU STAR program offers year 12 students the opportunity to learn and revise academic subjects including English, Chemistry and Maths Methods. Refine your English skills with the school holiday workshop running from 5 – 7 July from 8.15am – 12.15pm. Cost is $325.00.

A JCU: James Cook University, Bebegu Yumba campus

26. STEM Sisterhood

These holidays, STEM Sisterhood is running a STEM workshop for girls interested in science.

Grades 3 – 8 Fruit Forensics
During the Fruit Forensics workshop we will use pH testing, DNA extraction and many more ways to find out who stole the fruit cake. The workshop runs on the 5 July from 9.00am to 12.00pm, with tickets costing $31.00.

Grades 3 – 8 Mechanical Engineering Workshop (Rubber Band Powered Boats)
Explore mechanical engineering and the design thinking process as we build the best rubber-band powered boat during the Mechanical Engineering Workshop. The
workshop runs on the 7 July from 9am to 12pm, with tickets costing $31.00.

Grades 3 – 8 Materials Engineering Workshop (Bath Bombs)
Come explore materials engineering and chemistry with lots of fizzy fun and develop the perfect bath bomb. The workshop runs on the 7 July from 2pm onwards, with tickets costing $21.00.

A 4 Warburton St
Townsville STEM Hub

27. Botanical Fabric Eco Dye

Learn the wonderful technique of botanical ecoprinting by creating a unique eco-printed silk scarf. Your instructor will take you through many different approaches to botanical eco-printing, including using gathered foliage, gum nuts, bark and any other items. The workshop will run from 9.00am – 2.00pm on 3 July. Cost is $120.00.

A Murky Waters Studio and Gallery
Murky Waters Studio