January means School Holidays and the kids will be off school before we know it! But don’t fear, PakMag has you covered with the best things to do and events to attend in Mackay.

Whether you’re an active family, a creative family or an adventurous family, there’s something for you this School Holidays so you should never hear the word ‘bored’ pass your kids’ lips! So, get out there, have fun and make sure you upload your pictures of you and the kids at any events or doing fun things to PakMag’s Facebook page.

Mackay Gymnastics

Mackay Gymnastics are having some School Holiday Fun Days.

Wednesday, 10 and 17 January
Friday, 12 and 19 January

For kids aged 2 – 4 years
From: 9.30am to 10.15am
Cost: $11.00

For kids aged 5 – 12 years
From: 9.30am to 11.00am
Cost: $16.50

Bookings essential as there are limited numbers and mention you read it in Pakmag.

P 4942 0032
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MECC: Deadly 60 Downunder

Steve Backshall, the star of the hit TV show Deadly 60 is back in Australia with his brand new stage show. This time there is a big difference, this summer he will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s eadliest animals! Plus there will be loads of audience participation and lots of on stage fun!

Wednesday, 10 January
2.00pm and 5.00pm
Family event |Adult $49 | Family(2A & 2C) $179

P 4961 9777
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Mount Pleasant

It’s Back to School Time.

The sky is the limit with the right school kit. Mount Pleasant has got all the gear you need to help your little one excel this school year. Tick off everything on your back to school list, today.

For all that’s happening this school holidays visit their website and like them on Facebook to be kept up to date.

P 4969 2400
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Bounce Now Entertainment

Water slides, jumping castles, bouncy boxing, gladiator duel, mechanical bull, sumo wrestling, cocktail machines, sticky wall, mini golf and fairy floss!
They deliver the FUN!
All Ages – All Events.

P 4942 6360
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Porters Community Markets

Enjoy local handmade crafts, clothing, kids entertainment and more! Plus – enjoy lunch at Charlies Cafe and browse at Porters!
For market posts and information, please check out their Facebook Page.

P 4967 3333
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Sarina Sugar Shed

Take the tour – taste the action!

Get the kids out of the house this school holidays with a taste-bud-tantalising tour of the Sarina Sugar Shed, a fully working miniature sugar mill and distillery and the only one of its kind in Australia. The interactive tours are a great way to teach your kids where sugar comes from while tasting freshly made sugar cane juice, fairy floss and locally made sauces and chutneys.

Open seven days a week, four daily tours are held at 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm (closed public holidays).

Bookings required.

P 4943 2801

Caneland Central

Caneland Central are excited to launch the Caneland Kids Club this month with Carly the Croc.

Sand Sculpture
This is the unveiling of the Kids Club; the sculpture will be of Carly the Caneland Croc.
Watch the sand art sculpture come to life to reveal a very special character!

Monday, 8 to Thursday, 18 January.
Outside Sportsgirl, ground floor.

Sand Art Activities
Make your very own sand art to take home these school holidays.

Monday, 8 to Thursday, 18 January.
10.00am to 2.00pm daily/limited sessions.
Outside Target.

Spendless Shoes Kids Morning
Get crafty with Spendless Shoes. Decorate your own library bag these school holidays.

Friday, 19 to Saturday, 20 January.
11.00am to 2.00pm.
Outside Target.

Join the Caneland Kids Club today and stay up to date with all the latest happenings for kids including free activities every Sunday!
For all that’s happening this school holidays visit their website and like them on Facebook to be kept up to date.
For booking visit their website.

Mackay City Libraries

School holiday activities are run during every school break for children aged Prep to Year 6.  Activities are also available for high school students.

For more information, visit their website.

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Kidz Life Play Centre

Kidz Life Play Centre is part of the children’s program run by the New Life Church Mackay. The centre is supported by church members and visitors.
The centre exists to foster healthy interaction between parent and child and supports poor and needy children in developing nations. Kidz Life is not for profit (not a business). Costs are only charged to recover expenses of running the program.
Programs offered include classes for parenting, raising children and single parent families.

Monday to Friday, 9.00am to  3.00pm.
Saturday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Don’t forget to bring socks!

P 4953 5575
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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Kids Driving You Nuts Package

Thursday, 4 to Saturday, 27 January
It can sometimes be a little bit of a challenge keeping your little treasures entertained throughout the holiday season, so let Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort take over with their popular Kids Driving You Nuts package.

The result is holiday bliss all round – for you and the kids.
The package includes so many freebies including kids stay FREE.

P 4948 5400

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club program is delivered annually in libraries and online.
Having commenced their ‘Game on’ theme on the 1st of December, kids are encouraged to continue ‘Supercharging their summer’ right through till the 31st January.

Children’s participation in the Australian Summer Reading Club allows them to develop a sense of community with other children across the country. No matter where they are during the summer holidays, it is envisioned that children and young people will be able to participate in activities aligned to the annual programming theme, discover great Australian authors and illustrators, and share their voice by engaging in literary and creative activities, both online and in libraries.