Sunshine Coast: What’s on for kids this weekend

Get set for another long weekend with this round-up of the best kids events and activities on the Sunshine Coast. You’ll find a range of creative, sporting and entertaining opportunities across the region from Friday, April 29 through to Monday, May 2.

Support your local team

The awesome Sunshine Coast Lightning are playing at home this weekend. They’ll be up again the GWS Giants in the Suncorp Super Netball league on Sunday, May 1. You won’t want to miss out cheering the home team on! As well as the game and plenty of action on court, there will be heaps of activities happening for the kids in the Strikezone, including face painting and fun games to challenge the kids. The bar will be open too!

 

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Enjoy one of these fantastic musical productions

There are several performances this weekend that the kids are sure to love. The cult classic comedy Little Shop of Horrors will fill everyone’s need for musical hilarity when it lands on stage at Montessori International College this weekend. This spectacular production about a bloody-thirsty plant is not to be missed.

Live north? Why not head to The J in Noosa to see the fabulously fun musical Legally Blonde The Musical. St Andrew’s Anglican College is performing the production. This action-packed show will premiere on stage for a short run from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

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Reconnect with nature

For the little ones, a new nature playgroup has opened in Cooirobah. Every Monday and Thursday, disconnect from the stresses and enjoy mud play, storytelling, tinkering, climbing, water play at Sunshine Butterflies’ fabulous new adventure play space.

Or, for those at the southern end, Gaia Playgroup launched at Baringa Community Centre recently. This sensory nature play group is a chance for new mums to connect. Babies can play in a nature-based sensory environment. We hear this will be a regular thing — watch this space for more!

Get creative

Hinterland kids can uncover a love of ceramics and the pottery wheel with a beginner’s wheel throwing workshop in Montville! Kids will be guided through the basic steps to creating three hand-thrown pieces by an expert ceramicist. They can sink their hands into some soft clay in a fun and relaxed environment.

Or, if you have a little Master Builder in the tribe, head down to The Wharf Mooloolaba to check out Brickman Cities powered by LEGO® City. This fab exhibition from Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught showcases landmarks of five iconic cities. Discover the historical journeys of the major cities of Sydney, Dubai, London, New York and Tokyo. As well as the exhibition, there’s plenty of opportunities to get hands-on in one of the many free build areas.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events may be postponed or cancelled at the last minute. We do our best to ensure our events are up to date, but be sure to check the organiser’s own event page for the most current updates.

You can find more at our comprehensive What’s On page for all the kid and family fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

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Written by Angela Sutherland

After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music.

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