Lapping up some Vitamin D, frolicking in the water and hanging ten on a gnarly wave – these are just some of the reasons why people flock to the shores of the Sunshine Coast each summer. But with every tropical climate comes tropical storms, and on the Sunny Coast, it doesn’t rain, it pours. This means coming up with crafty ways of keeping the kids entertained during their holiday period.
Luckily, the Sunshine Coast boasts tonnes of rainy day activities guaranteed to keep them occupied for hours on end.
Do you have kids with a little too much energy? Drop them off at one of the most exciting laser tag and family entertainment venues, Laserzone in Warana. Laser tag (for those playing at home) lets players experience being inside a real life video game stimulation. Teams don computerised vests and carry phaser guns while criss-crossing through mazes to seek out their opponents and zap them out of the competition, don’t worry eager Dad’s can also join in!
Ten Pin Bowling
Gather the entire family, lace on your bowling shoes and get ready to knock down some pins. Ten Pin Bowling is a great way to spend some quality time together and if you’re children are new to the game, teaching them how to play will induce laughter all round. Suncity Bowl in Alexandra Headlands offers great deals for the entire family, along with serving a range of hot food and arcade games.
Movies at the Sunshine Plaza
When the weather outside is frightful, nothing beats an afternoon with a bucket of popcorn inside the cinema. The good news with school holidays? It’s a time where all the big Hollywood blockbusters and Christmas specials are released, resulting in array of endless options for the even the fussiest of children. Keep an eye out for the new Thor movie, the latest Hobbit film or the hilarious Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Part 2.
Chipmunks at Birtinya
Large inflatables, pits full of coloured balls, and jungle gyms galore – what more could a child want? While parents sit back and relax with a coffee, the kids can go wild in this indoor playground oasis. Located in Birtinya and packed with all the latest and safest play equipment, it’s a top way to keep the little ones active and socialise with other kids.
During the summer months, the Caloundra Rollerdrome transforms into a magical ice-skating rink which is perfect for cooling off on those rainy days where humidity is at an all-time high. The tunes are pumping and the staff offer some great advice for skaters of all ages, in no time at all you’ll be joining in the games and fun! If you have an aversion to slipperiness, enrol your kids in an ice skating class or one of the Rollerdromes fantastic holiday programs.
Recently renovated Underwater World offers an extraordinary day for inquisitive minds and lovers of all things sea life. A multi-award winning and all weather venue, visitors can discover an endless array of freshwater and marine animals as well as enjoy daily interactive presentations.
Just because the rain won’t stop, doesn’t mean your holiday fun should! Next time it’s pouring crashing at your doorstep, don’t put on another DVD, opt for one of these family fun activities instead.