Free Easter Holiday Activities To Keep The Kids Happy and Mum Even Happier

23 March 2018

Many parents have a love-hate relationship with school holidays on the Sunshine Coast. We love the holiday aspect, but we hate having to think of enough ideas to keep the kids entertained. That and trying not to drain the bank balance by forking out money for numerous school holiday activities.

The good news is that Sunshine Coast Libraries, known for saving the sanity of many parents over years of school holidays, are back again with loads of free school holiday activities. Not only are the activities free, but they also cater for a range of age groups and interests.

Sunshine Coast Library School Holiday Activities

School holiday activities for book lovers

Meet the author of Mad Magpie Gregg Dreise at the Mad Magpie story seat for a morning of stories, games and fun or come to your local library where your little bookworm can borrow some books and get stuck in over the holidays.

School holiday activities for tech heads

Your little tech head can learn to code and battle an ezRobot at a Battle Bots workshop (ages 10+) or code a robot mouse to be able to run a maze and find cheese in the Robot Mouse workshop (6+). When they come home, they’ll be inspired and itching to continue. Here are some great programs for teaching kids to code.

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School holiday activities for the creatives

Sunshine Coast Libraries have outdone themselves with the number of brilliant creative workshops for kids these school holidays. Check out this brilliant list of workshops:

  • Add some colour to the rocket ship playhouse (all ages)
  • Create your own rocket ship, space station or whatever you imagine at the Space Station workshop (2+).
  • Go nuts with Star Wars themed LEGO builds at Bricks 4 Kidz (7+)
  • Build and create whatever you want at the LEGO Builds workshop (5+)
  • Create your own space lord stop-go movie at a Stop-GO Animation workshop (7+)
  • Create your own boxhead and light saber (6+).

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School holiday activities for those who want a laugh

Perfect for all ages is the Crazy Zoo Magic Show. Come dressed as your favourite animal and enjoy non-stop laughter and fun.

To find out more about these workshops and to register, click here.

Toy library Sunshine Coast

Once the workshop is over, what will you do at home? Or, how will you kerb boredom on a road trip? The best way to kerb the ‘I’m bored’ dilemma is to introduce some new toys. But forget about buying new toys; you can loan them through Sunshine Coast Library’s toy library service. There is a great range of toys for children aged six months to 12 years. All you need is your library card and, you can borrow two toys for free. Visit here for locations and times.

Lastly, don’t forget to check out Sunshine Coast Libraries eResources, engaging activities for kids to enjoy at home during the school holidays, all you need is your library card number to access.

Happy holidays!


This article is sponsored by Sunshine Coast Libraries

To find out more about Sunshine Coast Libraries services visit


For Easter school holiday activities all over Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane, check out our Easter School Holiday Guide. 

Written by

Eva Lewis

Eva is a digital content expert who runs a successful women's lifestyle blog - The Multitasking Woman. Eva is an experienced social media manager, digital consultant, article writer and copywriter and has written for various publications and business websites over the years.  When Eva doesn't have her head in the digital space, she enjoys spending time with her husband, six year old son and one year old daughter, ploughing through her current favourite books in the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, gardening and chatting with her chooks. 

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