School holidays are fast upon us again and what a first half of a year it has been! With international and interstate travel still restricted and interstate restrictions lifting, it’s the perfect reason to escape the homes that some of us have gotten to know so well over the last few months and start planning school holiday activities Sunshine Coast wide.
Home to some of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines, fine sandy beaches, warm sun, and beach vibes, the Sunshine Coast is a beachgoers paradise. While the water may be a tad on the cold side, holiday goers at this time of the year can enjoy the quieter beaches, cheaper prices, and a more relaxed atmosphere. With less crowded beaches, you can really enjoy that family and ‘me’ time; Build a sandcastle, watch the waves roll into the shore, marvel at dedicated surfers catching the biggest waves, and take a step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life as you enjoy a well-deserved break.
Beach in winter, not your thing? The great news is with the restrictions being lifted there’s plenty of school holiday ideas Sunshine Coast goers are sure to love that don’t involve taking a dip in the chilly water!
Five Amazing School Holiday Activities Sunshine Coast to Enjoy for the Whole Family
1. Sunshine Castle Bli Bli
Opening from a temporary COVID-19 closure for visitors on June 13th onwards, Sunshine Castle Bli Bli is school holiday fun Sunshine Coast families love. The kids will be immersed in medieval history, take part in an educational treasure hunt, and get dressed up in medieval-themed gear. Located only 7km away from Mudjimba and 15 minutes away from Mooloolaba by car, the Sunshine Castle Bli Bli is fun for the whole family.
2. Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo
Looking for school holiday activities Sunshine Coast wide that are sure to excite kids of all ages? Winter holiday fun at Australia Zoo is on again this year. While there is no announced reopening from COVID-19 restrictions, the zoo’s event calendar has recently been updated and tickets are now available for their winter fun schedule running from June 27 – July 19, every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If it’s your first time or you’re a zoo regular, kids will enjoy meeting the animals and tackling the special inflatable obstacle course set up this school holiday season. Keep an eye on Australia Zoo’s website for the latest information and an official opening announcement.
3. Enjoy the Festivities at the Caloundra Street Fair
Reopened from May 25th and located only 15 minutes south from Buddina and Mooloolaba, the Caloundra Street Fair is on every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm and plays host to over 120 unique stalls. Voted the best street market on the Sunshine Coast, there are handcrafted products, art, live entertainment and street theatre. Enjoy the local delicacies, scrumptious breakfasts, a freshly brewed coffee, and local sweet treats. Fun for the whole family looking for Sunshine Coast school holiday activities, take in everything the markets have to offer in the morning before a lazy afternoon at one of the many picturesque beaches nearby.
4. Sea Life Sunshine Coast
For fun-filled school holiday ideas Sunshine Coast wide look no further than Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Reopening on Thursday, June 4th and located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Sea Life Aquarium is a multi-award winning, all-weather visitor attraction. Home to over 10,000 sea creatures, over 20 species of sharks and rays, and unique meet and greets with some of the most lovable creatures that call Sea Life home, it’s sure to delight kids of all ages this school holiday season. Be sure to call ahead to avoid any disappointment as the attraction is closely monitoring capacity and has temporarily put a stop on some of the unique experiences.
5. Strawberry Picking at The Strawberry Fields
Looking for Sunshine Coast school holiday activities that are not only enjoyable but are also edible? Take the whole family strawberry picking at the Strawberry Fields this school holiday. ‘Pick Your Own’ season begins on June 12th and has free admission (pay for what you pick). Enjoy the cooler weather and search for the fabled fist-sized strawberry in one of Queensland’s largest strawberry farms. When you’ve found the perfect strawberries, enjoy the juicy-sweetness at the free to use picnic tables and fun tractor playground for the kids.
Book Stunning Holiday Homes for Your Family Getaway
Made plans for the perfect few days relaxing and taking in all the school holiday fun Sunshine Coast has on offer and need some stunning accommodation to unwind at the end of a fun-filled day? Book holiday houses on the Sunshine Coast today with Prestige Holiday Homes for the best rates this holiday season.
Whether you are looking for a quiet beachfront home for a small family or large group accommodation Sunshine Coast wide spacious enough for the largest of families, we have a range of stunning homes available from Peregian Beach in the North to the heart of Mooloolaba and everywhere in between. Browse our range online today or get in touch with our team and we’ll you find the perfect holiday home for your whole family!