Self-guided Garden Trails

Pick up a free activity sheet or colouring-in sheet and head off on a self-guided adventure 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 or download here.

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)

Castle of Tarragindi On Tour

Children and families can take part in a range of fun art-making activities by contemporary Australian artist Natalya Hughes in ‘The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ exhibition at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

Developed in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), ‘The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ invites audiences to create their own digital hybrid creature, decorate and assemble a 3D object, make elaborate patterns using printed paper, and take part in self-portrait drawing activities.

Date: All holidays

Time: Weekdays: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 2 pm

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

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

Libraries

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

Have fun exploring Gin Gin with a Reading Hunt! Find six signs at nine different locations and enjoy simple activities to improve early literacy skills.

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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Join reef authority staff via ZOOM to discover how reef creatures of all varieties have come up with unique ways to keep themselves safe - snot sleeping bags and mobile homes are just the start.

Date: Tuesday 2 April

Time: 10.15 - 11 am

Age: 5 years +

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Make a beautiful bright and colourful mandala with a scratch board.

Date: Tuesday 2 April

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Age: 6 years +

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Community Hub,
4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Information session for families who have children with Autism or would like to know more about helping get a diagnosis for their child.

Date: Tuesday 2 April

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: No age requirement

Cost: Free

RSVP: Phone - 4130 4690
Email - cnc@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Location: Child and Family Building,
14 Hinkler Street, Childers

Child and Family Support in awareness for World Autism Day, is inviting anyone wanting to reach out for support, connect with others and seek information about Autism to the FREE event.

Guest speakers on the day are Judy and Sonya from Walk With Me 4 Autism and a member of the AEIOU Foundation will also be there to speak with and answer any questions.

Dates: Wednesday 3 April

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: All welcome

Cost: Free

RSVP: Phone - 4130 4690
Email - ggnc@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Location: HH Innes Room, Gin Gin Community Hub, 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Create your own Tic Tac Toe board and game pieces to take home and enjoy.

Date: Wednesday 3 April

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: 7 years +

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Join us in creating a unique and colourful Rainbow Fish.

Date: Wednesday 3 April

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Hop on over to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation these school holidays and join the fun for the Great Botanic Garden's Scavenger Hunt! Collect your scavenger hunt question sheet from Hinkler Hall of Aviation between 9:30-10:30 am. The first 200 participants to return answer sheet correctly will receive a prize.

All Q & A sheets must be returned by 12 noon.

BYO pencil.

Dates: Wednesday 3 April

Time: 9.30 am - 12 pm

Age: 5 - 12 years

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
(Pick up Q & A sheets from Hinkler Hall of Aviation)

Virtual reef adventure session about the Great Barrier Reef, followed by craft fun.

Topic: Growing up on the reef.

Dates: Thursday 4 April

Time: 10.15 am - 10.30 am start,
craft from: 11 am - 12 pm

Age: 12 years and under

Cost: Free

RSVP: Phone - 4130 4690
Email - cnc@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Location: Child and Family Building,
14 Hinkler Street, Childers

Join Sophie Hayati every Thursday for a FREE watercolour painting session for all levels of experience.

All supplies will be supplied.

Dates: Thursday 4 April

Time: 11.30 am - 1.30 pm

Age: School ages

Cost: Free

RSVP: Phone - 4130 4690
Email - ggnc@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Location: Gin Gin Neighbour Centre,
Gin Gin Community Hub, 4 Dear Street Gin Gin

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Join us for a friendly session of drawing comics and discussing all things manga, comics and anime.

Date: Thursday 4 April

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: 5 years +

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Add colour and personality to a wooden bookmark using the items provided.

Date: Thursday 4 April

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: 2 - 6 years

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Get crafty by upcycling egg cartons into quirky faces.

Date: Thursday 4 April

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Community Hub,
4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Drop into Bundaberg Library anytime between 9.30am and 11.30am to have fun at your own pace with our selection of board games or build with Lego.

No bookings needed.

Date: Friday 5 April

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Enjoy some rock-hopping to discover the diversity of creatures that call our rocky shore environment home. Learn about the Marine Parks that protect our coastline and off-shore waters and what we are doing as a Reef Guardian Council to help protect these areas. Find out ways you may be able to help the reef.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Date: Friday 5 April

Time: 2 - 3.30 pm

Age: 5 - 10 years

Cost: Free

Location: Barolin Point Reserve,
Barolin Esplanade, Coral Cove

Drop into Bundaberg Library anytime between 9.30am and 11.30am to have fun at your own pace with our selection of board games or build with Lego.

No bookings needed.

Date: Monday 8 April

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Put your creativity to work and design your very own 3D Ocean Aquarium

Date: Monday 8 April

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Childers Library,
49 Churchill Street, Childers

Meet at Gin Gin Recreational Reserve to share stories, songs, play and craft all about the zoo. Bring a picnic rug, snack, water, hat and sunscreen.

(Wet weather venue: Gin Gin Community Hub)

Dates: Monday 8 April

Time: 10 - 11.30 am

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Recreational Reserve,
83B Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin

Want to do something fun, free and beneficial for your health?

Tai Chi classes are held every Monday morning at the Youth Activity Centre with instructor, Charlie.

Dates: Monday 8 April

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am

Age: 5 years to adults

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Youth Activity Centre,
6 Walker Street, Gin Gin

Virtual reef adventure session about the Great Barrier Reef, followed by craft fun.

Topic: All about sea turtles

Dates: Tuesday 9 April

Time: 10.15 am - 10.30 am start,
craft from: 11 am - 12 pm

Age: 12 years and under

Cost: Free

RSVP: Phone - 4130 4690
Email - cnc@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Location: Child and Family Building,
14 Hinkler Street, Childers

Try out some digital drawing using Procreate.

Dates: Tuesday 9 April

Time: 10 - 11 am

Age: 5 - 18 years

Cost: Free

Location: Gin Gin Community Hub,
4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Create a colourful suncatcher out of a paper plate and supplied materials.

Dates: Tuesday 9 April

Time: 10 - 10.30 am

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Location: Bundaberg Library,
49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

In these special Castle of Tarragindi On Tour School Holiday Workshops, participants will be lead by the Galleries' Public Programming Assistant, in exploring Natalya Hughes artistic practice and creating interpretive works based on the exhibition.

Date: Tuesday 9 April

Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am & 11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Age: 6 - 14 years

Cost: Free

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

This holiday season, get ready for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-colored family reunion like no other as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return for the new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise: Trolls Band Together.

The returning cast includes Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel as Bridget.

Date: Wednesday 10 April

Time: 10.30 am - 91 minutes no interval

Age: All ages, family-friendly

Cost: Free

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre,
177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg

Child and Family Support are having a 'kids tie dye' activity.

Kids aged up to 12 years old are invited to come along and experience the marvel of tie dye as they make their own take home t-shirt.

Date: Wednesday 10 April

Time: 9.30 am

Age: Up to 12 years

Cost: $5 per family

RSVP: Please state child's shirt size when RSVP'ing. Phone: 4130 4630

Location: HH Innes Room, Gin Gin Community Hub, 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin