SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE – JULY 2018

SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE – JULY 2018

Artspace Mackay

Exhibition: LUKE MALLIE: The Wall
Every day until 5 August
Weekdays: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Weekends from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Exhibition: 2018 LIBRIS AWARDS: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize
Every day until 19 August
Weekdays: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Weekends from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Exhibition: JOHN HONEYWILL: Hold this closely
Every day until 5 August
Weekdays: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Weekends from 10.00am to 3.00pm

P 4961 9722
E artspace@mackay.qld.gov.au
www.artspacemackay.com.au


BMA Kidspace

This popular toddler’s program, created for children under five to give them a chance to explore and have fun with art in a climate of cooperative learning.

BMA Kidspace
Tuesday, July 17
From 10.00am to 2.00pm
Bring your children along for a fun day of art-making, singing and dancing.

P 4961 9722

E artspace@mackay.qld.gov.au
www.artspacemackay.com.au


The MECC

Circus Wonderland
Saturday 7 to Sunday, 15 July
Time 2.00pm and 6.30pm
Location: Spiegeltent Civic Lawn  
Cost: $35.00 Adult | $30.00 Child

Around the World in 80 Days
Saturday, 14 July
Time: 7.30pm
Location: MECC Auditorium
Cost: Family $85.00 (2A+2C)

P 4961 9777
E mecctickets@mackay.qld.gov.au
Find them on Facebook: The MECC
www.themecc.com.au


Mount Pleasant Centre

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

Let the Kids Play
Tuesday 3 to Friday, 6 July
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm daily
Cost: FREE
Location: Community Hub Opposite Jamaica Blue Cafe
Ages 3+

P 4969 2400
E MountPleasant.Centre@vicinity.com.au
Find them on Facebook: Mount Pleasant Centre
www.mountpleasantcentre.com.au


Friday River Street Twilight Market

A community market for all to enjoy and meet local producers, value adders, creators and bakers along with many support business operators from our region.

Friday, 13 July
From: 4.00pm to  8.00pm
Locations: BlueWater Quay, River Street and Mackay City Centre

For market posts and information, please check out their Facebook page.

Find them on Facebook: Greater Whitsunday Farmers Market


Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Join this workshop and come make some lanterns for DBCT Illuminate light and lantern spectacular in the Botanic Garden during Mackay Festival of Arts.

DBCT Illuminate 2018
Free lantern making workshops for all family

Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July
Location: Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre
Times: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: Free

P 0418 221 078


Caneland Central

Check out these activities that Caneland Central has for these school holidays:

Boomerang Painting Workshops
Monday, 2 to Friday, 6 July
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location: Centre Court, Ground Floor
Cost: Free
Audience: Family & Kids

Indigenous Dance Performances & Music Workshops
Monday, 9 to Friday, 13 July
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Location: Centre Court, Ground Floor
Cost: Free
Audience: Family & Kids

DBCT Illuminate 2018
Free lantern making workshops for all family
Tuesday, 3 and Wednesday 4 July
Location: Canelands (The Zone Space next to GLoria Jeans)
Times: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: Free

Find them on Facebook: Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au


Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market

Free Cooking Demos
Wednesday, 4 July
Time 7.00am to 11.00
Location: Bluewater Quay
BYO Bag (Plastic Free July)

School Holiday Activities
Live Entertainment – Community Drumming Circle – Local Food Mall – Farmers’ Market Stalls – Local Artisan Stalls
Friday 13 July 2018
4.00pm to 8.00pm
Free to attend.  BYO Bag (Plastic Free July)
Audience – Family, Kids or Adult

Find them on Facebook: Greater Whitsunday Farmers Market



Mackay Community Gardens

Kids Drumming Workshop w/ Pelican Zen
Friday 6 July
Time: 10.30am
Cost: $15.00 Non-Member | $10.00 Members
Please bring repellent and a water bottle

Kids’ Yoga in the Garden w/ Maria Alvarez
Saturday 7 July
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Cost: $15.00 Non-Member | $10.00 Members
Please bring a mat, sunscreen, repellent and a water bottle

Bookings Required.

P 0487 127 578
E info@mackaycommunitygarden.org
Find them on Facebook: Mackay Community Gardens
www.mackaycommunitygarden.org


Mackay Gymnastics

School Holiday Fun Days:
Monday 2, Wednesday 4, Friday 6
Monday 9, Wednesday 11, Friday 13

For kids aged 2 to 4 years                           
From: 9.00am to 9.45am
Cost: $11.00

For kids aged 5 to 12 years                           
From: 9.00am to 10.30am
Cost: $18.50

Winter Day Camps
Monday 2, Wednesday 4, Friday 6
Monday 9, Wednesday 11, Friday 13

Ages – Prep to 13 years                          
From: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Cost: MGI Member  $45.00per day / Non-Members $65.00 per day

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

P 4942 0032
E admin@mackaygymnastics.org.au
Find them on Facebook: Mackay Gymnastics
www.mackay.gymnastics.org.au


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.

Hours:
Monday to Friday
From: 9.00am to  3.00pm
Saturday
From: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Don’t forget to bring socks!

P 4953 5575
E admin@kidzlife.com.au
Find them on Facebook: Kidz Life Play Centre

www.kidzlife.com.au



Places to Visit this School Holidays

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.

Find them on Facebook: Mackay Libraries
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries


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 225 Harbour Rd, Mackay.

Open from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

P 4957 2672
E admin@inflatablekingdommackay.com.au
Find them on Facebook: Inflatable Kingdom Mackay
www.inflatablekingdom.com.au


Queensland National Parks

Thinking about camping but never given it a go? Or are you ‘happy campers’ ready to try something different? National parks near Mackay offer fun-filled affordable camping to suit every family, jam-packed with unique experiences in nature. At Cape Hillsborough, sit around a campfire and sleep under star-studded night skies, watch wallabies on the beach at sunrise, and explore easy walks through the forest. Capture beautiful and lasting memories for your family!

Camping bookings are essential. www.qld.gov.au/camping

If you’re not quite ready to pack a tent, visit for a picnic and stay to see the wallabies on the beach at sunset. Reach out to nature—it’s closer (and easier) than you think!

qld.gov.au/pmmackay



BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is one big Whitsunday holiday destination in itself.

Nowhere else will you find so much fun in one place! If your idea of a great holiday is fun times in idyllic surrounds then you’ll love what’s on offer. The self-contained accommodation options and range of facilities truly cater to everyone from the young to the young-at-heart.

The stunning lagoon pool and the brand new big, huge, mega 13 slide water park make the perfect resort centrepiece and take the resort to a whole new level of family entertainment, along with a huge range of over 13 other onsite activities for everyone to enjoy!

P 4948 5400
E salesandmarketing@adventurewhitsunday.com.au
www.adventurewhitsunday.com.au


The Family Table

Kids Kitchen Cooking Classes

The Kids Kitchen cooking classes are designed to be a fun and educational way for kids and teens to learn about produce, trying different ingredients, learning the basics of reparing and cooking food as well as food hygiene and safety.

The kids and teens classes also assist to develop everyday skills including measuring, counting, reading recipes, teamwork and of course, cleaning up!
Cost: From $15.00 to $42.00

Bookings Required.

P 0449 167 152
E trudie@familytable.com.au
Find them on Facebook: Family Table Mackay
www.familytable.com.au


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
E bouncenow@hotmail.com.au
Find them on Facebook: Bounce Now
www.bouncenow.com.au



Sarina Sugar Shed

Take the tour – taste the action!

Get the kids out of the house these 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
www.sarinasugarshed.com.au


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