Smithfield Shopping Centre Sand Wonderland

When: Friday 4th January – Friday 25th January
Where: Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Be amazed as you watch 10 tonnes of sand being transformed into a dragon wonderland. Visit the centre between the 4th January – 10th January to witness the magic!
There will also be sand art workshops so kids can make their very own sand creation. Workshops on from Friday 11th – Friday 25th January at 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm daily (45 minute sessions).


When: Friday 18th January – Saturday 2nd February
Where: Cairns Performing Arts Centre
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What happened in the Land of Oz long before Dorothy arrived? Elphaba is the misunderstood and smart girl with emerald-green skin who grows up to be the Wicked Witch of the West. The story is told live on stage through a talented cast of Cairns performers, spectacular set and full orchestra in the brand-new Cairns Performing Arts Centre.

Australia Day Free BBQ Brekkie

When: Saturday 26th January, 7.00am – 11.00am
Where: Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Beach
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Head on down to the Cairns Esplanade or Trinity Beach and enjoy a delicious free BBQ brekkie. There will be scrumptious food, live entertainment, backyard sports, prizes to be won, and much more. That’s your Saturday morning plans sorted!

Free Entry to Tobruk Memorial Pool

When: Saturday 26th January
Where: Tobruk Memorial Pool
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Why not head down to Tobruk Memorial Pool with the family this Australia Day? Arrive before 10.00am and receive FREE entry to the facility! There will be Aussie lunch deals, free themed games and activities on the day. Flowrider, pool inflatable and jump zone available for use at an additional price.

Art by Louise Broadbent

When: Numerous dates throughout January
Where: Art by Louise Broadbent’s Studio – Bungalow
More info: Art by Louise Broadbent on Facebook

Louise Broadbent’s children’s art workshops offer a relaxed school holiday activity or after school activity perfect for creative kids.

Monday 7th January: Free choice painting
Tuesday 8th January: Magical drawing
Monday 14th January: Watercolour painting
Tuesday 15th January: Scratchboard art (10+ yrs)
Monday 21st January: Free choice painting
Tuesday 22nd January: Multi media on canvas

Workshops are $65 for ages 7 and up. All materials and morning tea provided, just bring a packed lunch and your creativity! Teaching from Bungalow.

Can’t get in during the school holidays? Louise also runs art classes throughout the school term. See our After School Activity guide for more information!

Save the Date

Bluewater Village Early Learning Centre Open Day Launch

When: February
Where: Bluewater Village ELC – 1 Maritime Way, Trinity Beach
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Head on over to Trinity Beach and visit the newest Early Learning Centre in the area. Bluewater Village Early Learning Centre features a gorgeous dining area, barnyard with animals, lush garden and a friendly, caring management team with more than 40 years’ combined experience.