Self-guided Garden Trails

Pick up a free activity sheet, colouring-in sheet or head off on a self-guided adventure with a free activity booklet in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens these holidays.

Date: All holidays

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Age: 5 - 12 years

Cost: Free

Location: Collect from Café 1928 at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, 6 Mt Perry Road, or download from the Discover Bundaberg website.

Zoo Keeper Talks

Discover Alexandra Park Zoo's animals through free keeper talks these school holidays.

Suitable for the whole family.

Stay on afterwards and enjoy free colouring in activity sheets.

Date: All holidays

Time: View the schedule here

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Alexandra Park Zoo,
29 Quay Street, Cnr Quay Street and Burrum Street, Bundaberg.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Be inspired by Bundaberg's pioneer solo aviator, Bert Hinkler!

Local residents are offered special rates to experience the fun and adventure!

Date: All holidays

Time: 9 am - 3 pm, 7 days

Age: All ages

Cost: Various - see website for local resident entry rates

Location: Hinkler Hall of Aviation,
6 Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg North (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens)

Reading Hunt Gin Gin

Have fun exploring Gin Gin.

Find six little signs at nine different locations and enjoy fun activities to improve early literacy skills.

Check out the Reading Hunt Map below.

Libraries

Packed with holiday activities, Bundaberg Regional Libraries are a great way to entertain and educate children of all ages any time of year!

Date: All holidays

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Locations: Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin, Woodgate

Fairymead House

Share in the history of the pioneer sugar families from Bundaberg.

Uncover the enormous contribution by the South Sea Islander community and discover the process of producing sugar, from cane to crystal.

Date: All holidays

Time: Sunday - Friday, 10 am - 12 pm

Age: All ages

Cost: View entry rates here

Location: Fairymead House (within Bundaberg Botanic Gardens)

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This pop up art session in the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery will celebrate colour in a host of wild and wonderful ways, with a range of art workshops.

Led by the Galleries' Public Programs Officer, young art lovers and their families will be inspired to create and let their imagination loose! All families welcome.

Date: Saturday 22 June

Time: 11 am - 1 pm

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, 1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg

Best-selling Author, Musician and Performer Deano Yipadee will have the kids in stiches as they read, sing, laugh and bounce along with his collection of chart-topping scholastic books and songs.

Join Nee Naw the Little Fire Engine, Stink-s-saurus, Granny’s Undies, and many more as Deano takes you on a hilarious comedy live-music adventure.

Bookings essential.

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Childers Library

Date: Monday 24 June

Time: 10 - 11 am

Gin Gin Library

Date: Monday 24 June

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Bundaberg Library

Date: Tuesday 25 June

Time: 10 - 11 am

Create mixed media artworks inspired by techniques used in the POSTWORLD exhibition.

This collaborative workshop will allow you to explore drawing, printing and collage techniques to create a multi layered artwork by combining your skills with other young creatives.

Together we will create several layers and then collaborate with each other to add more layers on each other’s work. Everyone will get to take an artwork home.

Bookings essential.

Date: Tuesday 25 + Thursday 27 June

Time: 11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Age: Ages 6 - 15

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, 1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg

Create a cute or scary shark using a paper roll and other materials provided.

All ages and all abilities are encouraged to attend this activity.

Date: Wednesday 26 June

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Create your very own colourful dream catcher.

Bookings essential.

Date: Wednesday 26 June

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Drop in to the Woodgate Library to take part in fun activities at your own pace.

Complete the special Scavenger Hunt and receive a prize, borrow a board game to play at home or pick up a few fun activity sheets to complete while on holidays.

Date: Wednesday 26 June + Wednesday 3 July

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Woodgate Library, 1 Kangaroo Court, Woodgate

EVENT POSTPONED

Due to forecast rain on Thursday 27 June the popular Flourish Family Fun Day, incorporating Welcome Baby Celebration, will be postponed until the September school holidays.

Come along to the annual Flourish Family Fun Day and Welcome Baby Celebrations. This free, family event is all-inclusive and celebrates the diversity of families in our region.

Packed with entertainment, activities and information for everyone to enjoy.

Date: Thursday 27 June

Time: 9 am - 1 pm

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Boreham Park, Avenell Street, Bundaberg

Put your creativity to work as you scratch your own unique design.

Bookings essential.

Date: Thursday 27 June

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Drop in to the Gin Gin Library and have fun at your own pace building with Lego.

Date: Thursday 27 June + Thursday 4 July

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Library,
4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

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Alexandra Park Zoo is home to a variety of native animals and actively supports their conservation.

Drop into the zoo these holidays for our ‘Caring for Wildlife’ session with special guest Linda Karlsen, President Bundy Wildlife Rescue Inc. at the Reptile Keeper Talk.

Find out how you can provide emergency care to wildlife, what’s involved in becoming a wildlife carer and learn more about the wildlife in our region.

All keeper talks in the holidays will include information on how to care for our native wildlife.

Date: Thursday 27 June

Time: 11 - 11.30 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Alexandra Park Zoo,
29 Quay Street, Cnr Quay Street and Burrum Street, Bundaberg

Drop in to the Bundaberg Library to have fun at your own pace with our selection of board games or build with Lego.

Date: Friday 28 June + Monday 1 July

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Do you know left from right and north from south? Learn to use a compass and follow directions as we make our way around Baldwin Swamp, playing a game of I Spy as we go.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear comfortable enclosed footwear, be sun-smart and bring a water bottle. We will be walking up to approximately 2km.

Date: Friday 28 June (CANCELLED due to wet weather) + Thursday 4 July

Time: 9.30 - 11 am

Age: 5 - 10 years

Cost: Free

Location: Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park

Be inspired to create a blow paint art masterpiece.

Bookings essential.

Date: Monday 1 July

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Enjoy stories, fun and play with Gypsie, a real live alpaca!

Bring a picnic rug, snack, water, hat, and sunscreen. (Wet weather venue: Gin Gin Library)

Bookings essential.

Date: Monday 1 July

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Kolan Community Park, corner of Mulgrave and Dear Streets, Gin Gin

Create your own boat from an egg carton and the materials supplied.

Bookings essential.

Date: Tuesday 2 July

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: Ages 6+

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Have you ever wondered about Virtual Reality? Come and join us in an exciting experience!

Bookings essential.

Age: Ages 12+

Cost: Free

Gin Gin Library

Date: Tuesday 2 July

Time: 10 - 11.30 am

Location: Gin Gin Library,
4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Childers Library

Date: Wednesday 3 July

Time: 10 - 11.30 am

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

To celebrate our latest exhibition 'Bimblebox 153 Birds' we will be holding a bird making mobile workshop at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.

Choose from four individual species of spectacular birds from the 'Bimblebox 153 Birds' exhibition and create your own mobile.

We also have colouring in for the children to keep them entertained this school holidays.

Don't miss out on seeing the fascinating free exhibition in the gallery while you are here (normal entry fees apply to the museum).

Date: Wednesday 3 July

Time: 9.30 - 11 am + 1 - 2.30 pm

Age: Ages 5 - 12

Cost: Free

Location: Hinkler Hall of Aviation,
6 Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg North (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens)

Join us for some school holiday fun with a singing crocodile!

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is based on the children's story of the same name written by Bernard Waber. When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son, Josh, struggles to adapt to his new school and friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle, a singing crocodile that loves baths, caviar and great music.

The two become fast friends, but when evil neighbour Mr. Grumps threatens Lyle's existence, the Primms must band together to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places.

Date: Wednesday 3 July

Time: 10.30 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre,
177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg

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With a paper plate and other materials supplied create a submarine that will happily rock back and forth.

All ages and all abilities encouraged to attend this activity.

Date: Wednesday 3 July

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Build your own ocean reef using an egg carton and the materials supplied.

Bookings essential.

Date: Thursday 4 July

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: Ages 6+

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Join us for a family fun movie screening at Childers Library.

Bookings essential.

Date: Friday 5 July

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Make your own fun firefly that really glows in the dark!

Bookings essential.

Date: Friday 5 July

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: Ages 5+

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Library,
4 Dear Street, Gin Gin