Easter Fun, Monday 6th – Saturday 11th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily: Enjoy craft sessions from Monday – Saturday (centre closed on Good Friday), Meet the Easter Bunny on Tuesday and Thursday and join the Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday (guided and self-guided options available). Located in The Zone next to Gloria Jeans. Register today via the centre’s website.
Science Lab, Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily: Drop into the science lab to try some cool experiments. Head on over on Tuesday and Thursday for Lava Lamps and Wednesday and Friday for Snowstorms. Located in the Fashion Mall next to Kikki K.
Robotics Workshops, Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily: Learn to code at one of the Robotics Workshops located in The Zone, next to Gloria Jeans. Register today via the centre’s website.
A Cnr Victoria St & Mangrove Rd, Mackay
P 4944 7111
Fb Caneland Central
Big4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort
Fancy a little escape these school holidays?
Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort is a family owned and run caravan park in Airlie Beach. Nestled in seven acres of shady tropical greenery, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind and let your kids explore, ride bikes and be in nature.
There is plenty for families to do including a playground, jumping pillow, quad bikes for hire, peaceful pool and an awesome ninja challenge course. It’s a hub of family entertainment set in a peaceful tropical environment. Camp, or enjoy one of their eco cabins, it’s more affordable than you’d think (and not filled with hundreds of noisy kids so you can relax too!)
A 2955 Shute Harbour Rd, Flametree
P 4946 9388
Fb Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort
WakeHouse Cable Park
Giant Inflatables – School’s out! Take on Mackay’s giant inflatable obstacle course on the water. Climb, jump and slide your way through a great activity that will not only keep you fit, but having fun too.
Wake park – Get on your board, strap in and get ready to wakeboard. Learn how to utilise your balance to glide on the water and soar over exhilarating ramps. Check out the website for a full list of class times and prices.
Sessions cost $20 for 50 min – book online to avoid missing out. Minimum age four years.
A 504 Michigan Way, Andergrove Lakes
P 1300 500 261
Fb WakeHouse Cable Park – Mackay
Kidz Life Play Centre
It’s slides, tunnels and ball pits galore at Kidz Life Play Centre. With a ball pit, triple deck play structure, huge double slide, fully fenced toddler area and much more, it’s a great day out for all. The Play Centre is indoors and airconditioned, so it’s always playtime – rain, hail or shine.
During school holidays, Kidz Life Play Centre is open from 9.00am – 3.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 9.00am – 4.00pm on Saturdays. Don’t forget your socks!
Cost: Admission on school holidays is $8.50 for children aged one to five, $10.50 for children aged six to 12 and $4 for parents (one adult charge per family). All proceeds go to help the under-privileged. Parents receive a free drink from the café with admission.
A 75 Evans Ave, North Mackay
P 4953 5575
Fb Kidz Life Play Centre
Porters is more than just an awesome DIY store, with regular events happening for families. Check out the website for more details on the upcoming Easter activities happening these school holidays.
A Cnr Brisbane & Gordon St, Mackay
P 4967 3333
Discover the thrill of go-kart racing at Sidetrax, an airconditioned indoor go-karting entertainment hub. Hop in a go-kart and get ready to race your friends to the finish line.
Suitable for ages seven and over. Drivers must be at least 120cm tall to reach the peddles on the karts. Sidetrax also offer double seater karts for younger passengers or those with special needs (must be accompanied by an adult).
Be sure to wear long pants or shorts, closed in shoes and no loose clothing.
Cost: $35 for your first ride (includes a license valid for 12 months), $30 for every other ride. Every sixth ride is free! Rides go for 10 minutes. Bookings are not required during the day, but essential if coming after 6.30pm on weekdays or after 7.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
A 275 Nebo Rd, West Mackay
P 4829 4707
Souths Leagues Club
If you’re looking for a hassle-free meal, you’ll find it at Souths Leagues Club. Souths has a great community vibe and a Kids’ Zone located in a private room adjacent to the bistro.
While you tuck into a delicious meal, the kids will be busy tiring themselves out with games, activities, movies and play equipment. There is also an attached outdoor play area for extra fun.
Activities – There are activity sheets available to keep the kids occupied with a crossword, spot the difference and word search.
Child-Minding Service – Souths Leagues Club offers a complimentary child-minding service, fully equipped to supervise children from 2.5 to 14 years of age.
Kids Under 12 Eat FREE on Thursdays – Choose from grilled chicken, chicken crackles, battered whiting or beef lasagne as well as the salad and veg bar and ice cream.
A 181 Milton St, Mackay
P 4957 2166
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Mount Pleasant Centre
Aside from plenty of shops to browse in air-conditioned comfort, Mount Pleasant has some awesome things happening for kids these school holidays.
Meet the Easter Bunny, 7th – 9th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily: Some-bunny special is coming to visit Mount Pleasant Centre! Take a selfie with the Easter Bunny for $5 per photo, with all proceeds going to the Mackay Hospital Foundation.
Teddy Bears Hospital, 6th – 10th April, 10.00am – 2.00pm daily: Come visit the pop-up Teddy Bears Hospital play space in the community hub.
A Cnr Bucasia Rd and Phillip St, North Mackay
P 4969 2400
Fb Mount Pleasant Centre
PakMag Easter Eggstravaganza
Hop along to Mount Pleasant Centre and celebrate Easter with PakMag on Saturday 4th April from 10.00am – 11.00am. There will be an Easter bonnet parade, Mega Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter bunny, prizes for the best dressed and much more.
This is a FREE event and there are thousands of Easter eggs to go around, so make sure you don’t miss it!
A Mount Pleasant Centre, Cnr Bucasia Rd & Phillip St, North Mackay
P 4053 3331
Mackay Regional Council Libraries
Aside from reading books, there are some other cool things happening at the libraries these school holidays.
Virtual & Augmented Reality Workshops – The State Library of Queensland has generously loaned a batch of equipment to explore and create your own virtual worlds. Suitable for 12-18 years, bookings required.
Bamboo Construction – Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and find new ways of thinking, creating and building with bamboo. Suitable for 5-12 years, no bookings required.
Magformers drop-in day – Magformers are educational magnetic construction toys. A world of discovery awaits! Suitable for 5-12 years, no bookings required.
Easter for kids – Hop into your local library for some egg-cellent Easter craft for some-bunny special. Suitable for 5-12 years, bookings required.
Bedtime stories – A fun evening for children and their families, featuring nursery rhymes, stories, songs and a craft activity. Suitable for 0-8 years, no bookings required.
Check Mackay Regional Council website for the full list of dates and times on these school holiday activities.
A Dudley Denny Library – 134 Victoria St, Mackay
A Gordon White Library – 54 Phillip St, Mount Pleasant
P 4961 9387
Fb Mackay Regional Council Libraries
What are your plans for these school holidays?
Inflatable Kingdom provides a high-energy, action packed environment with inflatables of all shapes
and sizes. Bounce, slide and play to your heart’s content – and mum and dad can have a moment of peace with a cuppa.
Book online to save 10% off entry price. Don’t forget your socks!
A Mackay Indoor Sports Arena, Harbour Rd, Mackay
P 4957 2672
Fb Inflatable Kingdom Mackay
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
There’s plenty to do at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens for kids. They’ll even learn something! The following activity sheets can be picked up from the gardens’ administration.
Alphabet I Spy – Can you spot these items with your eyes during your visit to the gardens?
Birdwatching Quiz – How many of these birds can you spot in the gardens? Keep your eyes peeled…
25 Fun Things to do in the Gardens – Try one of these 25 activities and you certainly won’t be bored.
Tibbles Hide n Seek – Can you help find Tibbles, the resident gnome? He has hidden a series of letters which spell a secret word. Pick up a free activity sheet from administration and begin your search through the gardens.
A 9 Lagoon St, Mackay
P 4952 7300
Fb Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Nitro Circus: You Got This
Nitro Circus: You Got This is an explosive, high adrenaline action sports spectacular coming to Mackay these school holidays. Starring the best athletes in BMX, FMX, skate, scooter and more, it’s an event your family doesn’t want to miss.
Watch these daredevils as they launch 60 feet into the air, braving the world’s largest jumps and attempting the craziest stunts in mid-air. This show is sure to produce some “wow’s” and inspire fans of all ages.
It’s all happening on Saturday 4th April from 4.00pm. Children under three are free on the knee.
A BB Print Stadium, 2 Casey Avenue, Mackay
P 1300 446 925
Fb Nitro Circus
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