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 Townsville.

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.

Launch Zone

Bounce higher than you thought was possible at Launch Zone; a massive indoor trampoline experience filled with 155 interconnecting trampolines and over 1,000 square metres of padding!

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Daily activities from Monday, 15 to Friday, 19 January 2018 at the Kmart forecourt. Activities include: tumbling, circus toys, obstacle course and jump rope, with a dance fit and hip-hop hula hooping session every half hour.

Hosted by La Luna Youth Arts.

P 4772 1699
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Fairfield Central

Active Kids Week!

Free Daily Activities
Activities include: tumbling, circus toys, obstacle course and jump rope, with a dance fit & hip-hop hula hooping session every half hour. Hosted by La Luna Youth Arts.

Monday, 15 to Friday, 19 January
From 10.00am to 2.00pm
At Kmart Forecourt

Sports Sign On Day
Sign up with a local sporting club and you could win a 2018 family season pass to the North Queensland Cowboys.

Saturday, 20 January
From 10.00am to 2.00pm
At Kmart Forecourt

Captain Active
Captain Active from Activeland will be entertaining with games and cooking demonstrations.

Saturday, 20 January
Times: 11.00am and 1.00pm
Behind Australia Post

P 4778 4249
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Inflatable Kingdom

The perfect venue to have a great time for all ages. Inflatable Kingdom is a high-energy, action-packed environment with inflatables of all shapes and sizes.

To stay up to date with all that’s happening, check out their Facebook page or visit them at 72-88 Hervey Range Road, Condon inside Sk8way Townsville.

P 4755 4422
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Paul Sadler Swimland                        

Intensive Swim Holiday Program

Monday, 8 to Friday, 12 January 2018
Afternoon sessions available

Wondering how you will keep your kids busy these holidays? This intensive Holiday Program is a fun and action-packed program, focusing on skill development and deep-water survival skills. With their structured lesson plan, they maximise class movement which results in greater progression. With their five-day intensive program, you can fast track your child’s swimming abilities in just 2.5 hours!

Learner classes available from beginners to experienced and everything in between!
** New swimmers will receive a complimentary 15-minute assessment.

Bookings are essential.

P 4779 4647
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Learn Naturally

School Holiday Workshops

Wednesday, 17 to Friday, 19 January 2018
8.30am, 10.45am and 1.30pm

Two-hour sessions of art and craft activities, social games, fine motor skills, yoga and meditation for children from 4 years old.
Cost: $35.00 Bookings required.

Open Day  

Saturday, 20 January 2018
From: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Entertainment for the kids, arts and crafts activities plus promotions and giveaways.

P 4725 7548

Code Corner  
Use your child’s interests to prepare them for the jobs of the future! If your child loves Minecraft, then what better way to encourage them to learn to code then by doing it with their favourite game. The Minecraft Modding course will teach participants to create code that will enable them to modify Minecraft!

Minecraft Coding for Kids

Tuesday, 9 to Thursday, 11 January 2018
Tuesday, 16 to Thursday, 18 January 2018
From: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Thuringowa Library

Recommended for kids aged 3 to 8 years.
Cost: $145.00 per student

Bookings required.  

P 0407 079 569
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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 2018.

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.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Monday, 1 to Sunday, 21 January 2018
10.00am to 5.00pm

The 2017 Glencore Children’s Exhibition features large-scale textile installations from award-winning artist Karen Richards. These installations feature elusive plants and sea life which appear briefly as if drawn on the air in silver light and disappear, as the viewer, who is wearing a head torch, glances away.

P 4727 9011

Ready Steady Go Kids Townsville

Children as young as 18 months can now learn a wide range of fun and games to keep them moving with Ready Steady Go Kids Townsville.

The fun physio-designed multi-sport and exercise program known as Ready Steady Go Kids is designed for children 18 months – 6 years old.  Run by Sara and her coaches, they hope to use their passion for sport to teach children new skills, build their confidence and encourage positive attitudes towards exercise. By changing the sports every two weeks, it helps keep children engaged and interested in the program.

P 1300 766 892 

La Luna Youth Arts

Come & Play

Short courses available for young people 10 years+
Come and play sessions for 3 to 6 years and  7 to 11 years.
Creative Arts Plus for 12 years+

A range of visual art, drama and circus workshops on offer for children 3 -11 years.
North Queensland’s longest running youth arts organisation because they love what they do and do what they love. . . Drama, dance, circus, film, music and art.

P 4773 6377
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Kalynda Chase Tennis Centre

These holidays, they will be providing a new program to cater for working mums and dads over this busy period.


For players who want to get ahead of their competition in 2018.
Monday, 15 to Friday, 19 January 2018
From: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Cost: 5-day pass $99.00 or $19.80 per session

P 4773 6377
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Townsville RSL

Dining at Townsville RSL has never been easier.

The Cadets Kids Club is open Thursday to Saturday from 5.00pm to 10.00pm for ages 3 to 12 years.

It is fully supervised so mums and dads can relax and enjoy some of their own company while knowing that their dedicated staff are taking care of their little ones. (It is part of their T&C’s that parents have a buzzer for notifications for when their little one needs to see them, plus they are required to check out their child once an hour as well).
The Cadets Kids Club is open to members of the Townsville RSL and bookings are essential as places are very limited.

A gold coin donation for admission goes to Mates 4 Mates, helping our veteran community.

P 4759 9500
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