Fun-filled holidays on the Fraser Coast

THE Fraser Coast is the place to be these school holidays, with a full range of activities available to children as they take a well-earned break from the classroom.

WetSide Waterpark in Hervey Bay is just one of the awesome activities available to keep kids entertained these school holidays. PHOTO: File / Shaun Ryan.

Learning to swim, watching Shrek the Musical or building a pirate ship are just a few of the school holiday activities being offered across the Fraser Coast.

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Division 2 Councillor Phil Truscott said there were a number of free and paid events on offer to keep children entertained.

SplashSide (Maryborough) and WetSide (Hervey Bay) water parks are likely to be top of the list for many kids.

Both facilities -re-opened just in time for the school holidays.

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Cr Truscott said children hanging out on inflatables at the pools, free train rides at Queens Park in the Heritage City and clay model making were other exciting options available.

A heap of activities have also been organised at local libraries.

Regional librarian Tara Webb said Fraser Coast Libraries’ school holiday activities were pirate themed in celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.

“Pirate ship challenges, pirate movies and pirate crafts will take place at all branches – Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro, Howard and Burrum Heads,” she said.

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“We also have an award-winning children’s author visiting to host some fun workshops in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.”

Ms Webb said the safety of the community was the highest priority for staff and well-established COVID-safe procedures would be followed at all library activities.

Tickets are free but bookings are essential and can be made, here.

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