Christmas School Holiday Activities

Christmas School Holiday Activities

Stumped as to how you’re going to keep the kids occupied these school holidays?

Don’t worry, the team at Gladstone News has got you covered with our comprehensive list of activities…

 

  1. Make some home-made wrapping paper to wrap all those Christmas presents – people will love the personalised touch.
  2. Visit the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and create your own greeting card and environmentally friendly decorations out of recycled paper.
  3. Go camping in the backyard (or living room).
  4. Take in a summer block buster at Gladstone Cinemas.
  5. Plant a veggie garden – capsicum, cucumber, lettuce, pumpkin, tomatoes, beans, sweet corn and melons are all good to try at the moment.
  6. Play a game or two at Central Lane Bowling.
  7. Put up your Christmas lights display and share the cheer with our community via the Gladstone Region Lights and More! Facebook Page.
  8. Head out to Spinnaker Park and enjoy a BBQ.
  9. Plan your escape at the Way Out.
  10. Make Salt Dough Christmas ornaments.
  11. Go kayaking, swimming, boating or fishing at Lake Awoonga.
  12. Try Geocaching – a highly addictive, enjoyable and healthy pastime the whole family can enjoy.
  13. Go vertical at Tannum Fitness Centre’s Indoor Rock Climbing.
  14. Find a variety of leaves and do leaf rubbings.
  15. Take a free garden tour every Thursday at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
  16. Make some cool rock art and hide it around town for people to find – check out the 4680 Rocks Facebook Page for inspiration.
  17. Cool down at Gladstone Ports Corporation’s East Shores Water Play Park.
  18. Have a baking day and make some cupcakes or biscuits – bonus points if you gift them to a neighbour.
  19. Visit Miriam Vale for lunch and let the kids loose on Alf Larson/ Lions Park.
  20. Volunteer – visit www.gladstoneregionvolunteering.com.au to check out current opportunities.
  21. Did you know Agnes Water is home to Queensland’s most northern surf beach? Why not try your luck at surfing the waves or take a refreshing dip at Main Beach.
  22. Make some Christmas craft or enjoy Story Time at one of our region’s libraries.
  23. Put together an ‘Our Family’ Recipe Book.
  24. Hike Mount Larcom and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views.
  25. Make an Ant Farm.
  26. Take a dip at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre and enjoy the new Splash Zone.
  27. Make gingerbread houses.
  28. Get ready for back-to-school – get the kids to help cover books and label their stationery supplies.
  29. Head down to Tannum Sands and enjoy a day at the beach.
  30. Have a DIY Pizza Party – extra points if you make your own dough.
  31. Take a day trip to Agnes Water & Town of 1770 and explore the Pole Art Trail.
  32. Build an obstacle course in your backyard.
  33. Get active on the Turtle Way Bikeway – 15km of pathway that winds along the Boyne River.
  34. Take a trip out to Kroombit Tops National Park and visit the remains of World War II Liberator Bomber aircraft ‘Beautiful Betsy’.
  35. Skateboard, rollerblade, scooter and BMX at the Memorial Park Skate Park and Pump Track.
  36. Step back in time and relive the history of Calliope at the Historical Village.
  37. Take in the sights of Bustard Bay and Round Hill Creek with an amphibious LARC! Tour.
  38. Pull out the board games and teach your kids the classics like Cluedo, Monopoly, Twister and Risk.
  39. Walk the Paperbark Forest at Agnes Water.
  40. Burn some energy at a local playground – check out the Gladstone Regional Council website for a list of popular parks around the region including their facilities.
  41. Grab an ice cream from Auckland House and enjoy the outdoor big screen at East Shores – visit the Gladstone Ports Corporation website for the TV Guide.
  42. Be entertained and informed as you discover the region aboard a tour with Gladstone Region Tours.
  43. Tidy up rooms, and make it into a game with a timer and prize for whose room looks the tidiest at the end.
  44. Take your dog for a walk at Canoe Point Beach and Parklands.
  45. Try your hand at barefoot bowling at Club Gladstone at the Bowlo.