Mystery Madness Month and other cheap things to do on the Sunshine Coast

Looking for some free and low cost* kids’ activities that are a little different? Sunshine Coast Museums has plenty lined up for families this spring!


Mystery Madness Month

September is Museum Mystery Madness month at Sunshine Coast Museums.

Visit participating museums to enter a Mystery Quiz for your chance to win one of four gift vouchers. Each museum has a different quiz. You can enter a quiz at any of the museums, even all of them!

During the school holidays, quiz participants also get a chance at the instant lucky dip. It’s fun for the whole family!

Mystery Madness Month at Sunshine Coast Museums

It’s Mystery Madness Month at Sunshine Coast Museums



Make a day of it at Bankfoot House

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Tibrogargan in Glass House Mountains and boasting stunning views and open green spaces, you’ll find heritage listed Bankfoot House.

This unique day for the whole family offers a raft of experiences year-round.

Kids will love the VR experience which takes you back in time to before European settlement of the site.

Visitors can enjoy free one-on-one tours of the old house and a self-guided tours of the shed restoration project available. Bring a picnic relax and enjoy the grounds, with large wooden games available to enjoy.

Bankfoot is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and you’ll find it at 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains.

Kids at Bankfoot House Sunshine Coast

There’s lots to explore at Bankfoot House!


Discovery Guide

If you loved Bankfoot House and Landsborough Museum, check out the Discovery Guide. Your comprehensive heritage guide to the Sunshine Coast region. Plus, when you pay for your next entry to a Sunshine Coast museum, or give a donation, you will receive a Museum VIP card that will give you discount at other museums. Only available at participating museums.


Exploring the Artefacts at Sunshine Coast Museums

Exploring the artefacts at Sunshine Coast Museums


Want an extended adventure?

You’ll find plenty of nearby adventures with the Adventure Sunshine Coast website. This is your one-stop-shop for all your walking, biking, paddling and horse-riding adventures on the Sunshine Coast. Visit the site, choose how easy or hard you want to go, the type of trail and boom! You’ll be presented with a host of adventures along with directions, pictures, descriptions and reviews.


Landsborough Museum

You can now enjoy a visit to Landsborough Museum for FREE!

The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and each month, you’ll find an exciting and varied range of monthly events, workshops, and kids’ activities.

What’s on in the Kids Corner at Landsborough Museum

Enjoy fun and free activities at Landsborough Museum on the fourth Thursday of the month. No registration required!

  • Story time and craft: Thursday 26 October, 10:00 -11:00 am. Join libraries to celebrate Grandparent’s Month.
  • Make a lighthouse: Thursday 23 November, 10:00-11:00 am.  See the real Caloundra Lighthouses lamp and be inspired.


Caloundra Lighthouses Part of Sunshine Coast Open House

Caloundra Lighthouses. Credit: Tracey Dee.


Sunshine Coast Open House

This free community event offers rare behind-the-scenes tours and special experiences. Visit Bankfoot House & Landsborough Museum on 21 Oct & 22 October to take a look behind the scenes!

*some museums may charge a small entry fee, see Website for details.


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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. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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