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Cairns School Holiday Guide – March 2018



Check out these activities that Tobruk Memorial Pool has available these school holidays:

•• Holiday Swimming Program
•• Pool Inflatable Obstacle Course
•• Jump Zone (Trampolines and Inflatable Military Course)
•• Flowrider

Conditions and cost may apply, for more information visit their website.

Holiday Swimming Program
Monday, 9 April to Friday, 13 April
Ages: 6 months to 14 years

Bookings essential.
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Sugarworld Waterpark is open everyday of the school holidays from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Head down for some splashingly good fun on the slides and rides!

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A Sugarworld Water Park, Hambledon Drive, Edmonton


Awesome Arcadia: Let’s Get Digital! 

Are you a multiplayer gamer or a solo (web) surfer? Can you decode the Matrix? Then we need you in our digi-team! Grab your cheat codes, then hold onto your pixels and plug on in – It’s going to be a MEGAbite of a ride! Help us steer through the Mainframe and speed through Cyber space to Awesome Arcadia: Let’s Get Digital!

Tuesday, 3 to Friday, 6 April
From: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Cost: $250.00 – $270.00
Ages: 5 – 12

Day of The Dude! Journey to the Other Realm. 

Prepare for the week of your life in in Day of the Dude: Journey to the Other Realm … It will be skele-tonnes of fun! Have you ever wondered what is on the other side? Do you have a keen eye to find out what lies beyond this realm? Then grab your explorer gear and favourite festive mask for a week of sugar skulls and candy coloured pathways into the realm of the unknown zone…

Tuesday, 10 to Friday, 13 April
From: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Cost: $250.00 – $270.00
Ages: 5 – 12

Time Lord: The Musical. 

Join the TYC Team this Autumn with our super scripted series musical theatre production! Imagine what it would be like to travel back in time; to be able to visit any historical figure you liked from any era … Unbelievable? However, as in all adventure stories, danger lies ahead. The evacuees had unwittingly unleashed a group of fierce aliens / humanoids / dinosaurs from prehistoric times that are now determined to win back the planet. Can the ‘Time Lord’ be rescued or will, once again, the creatures rule the Earth?

Monday, 9 to Friday, 13 April
From: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Cost: $370.00 – $390.00
Ages: 12+

Hero Street. 

Part Performance, Part Game, Part Installation – Adventure is at hand with Former Commonwealth Champions Frank N. Fitness and his wife Flo A. Long; world famous for such events as the 1977 ‘100m Thong Throw’ and the 1992 ‘12hour Koala-Nap-Athon’. Join them as they brave the challenges of Far North Queensland on a grand new adventure – meet the likes of unsuspecting local heroes like Diver Dan on the reef, and Cassie the Cassowary in Cairns rainforest, Cane Farmer Kane, Vince and Vivienne Vine as well as Sam and Sally Saver! There is so much to do and so many to meet. So stretch your muscles and check in with Hero Street as part of LiveSite 2018 for the Commonwealth Games.

Thursday, 5th to Sunday, 8th April
From: 11.00am to 12.00pm
Where: Esplanade Lagoon.
Cost: Free
All Ages

Bookings required.
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Cairns Library Workshops. Cairns Libraries run free activities every school holiday period at various library branches, so if you are looking for something fun and free to do with the kids during the school holidays your local library is the place to be!

Bookings usually open at the hosting branch two weeks prior to the school holidays and are very popular so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. See their Events page for a full listing of dates and locations.

Tip – Like Cairns Libraries on Facebook and you’ll be kept up to date about when bookings open!

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Holiday fun for kids is ‘Kidtastic’ these school holidays at Cairns Central!

Melville’s Easter Animal Farm
Saturday, 31 March to Friday, 6 April
Daily: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Centre Court

For all that’s happening at Cairns Central these school holidays visit their website and to be kept up to date like them on Facebook.

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Improve confidence! Positive teachers, no exams and no pressure, only fun!
Classes are for ages from three through to adulthood and they accept all body shapes and sizes.

Offering classes in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Jazz/Funk and Contemporary

Free Dance Classes (for new students).
Saturday, 14 April
Check their website for schedule and registration details.

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DFO Cairns is the place to be these school holidays!

PakMag Easter Eggstravaganza!
Saturday, 31 March
From: 10.00am to 11.00am
Join PakMag for their Easter Bonnet Parade, Easter Egg Hunt and as always plenty of family fun. Plus Lucky Door Prizes and prizes for the BEST DRESSED Easter theme!!
FREE Event

With up to 70 per cent off leading brands, a range of tempting food options, an abundance of free parking, centre wifi and free activities for the kids. There is something for everyone at DFO Cairns.

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Check out what Cazalys has available these school holidays. Activities in the Kids Room Supervised Kids Club for four to 12 year olds during March and April.

Weekends: 12.00pm to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Weekdays: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Gold Coin Donation

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Kid’s Club Room is open these school holidays for Brother’s junior members aged from three to 12 years.
Open daily from 6.00pm to 9.00pm plus Sundays from 9.00am to 2.00pm.

For more details about Kids Club membership details contact the Club.

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Bad Fishy Jet Boat Rides Bad Fishy operates thrilling jet boat rides on the Cairns Trinity Inlet, with spins and slides and high-speed donuts its loads of fun and a great way to experience Cairns.
Save 20% off adult and child tickets when you mention PakMag at time of booking this month!

Time: 11.30am to 2.00pm
Adult: $69.00 – PakMag Special only $55.20
Child: $45.00 – PakMag Special only $36.00
(Children must be under 16 and at least 1.2m tall)

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The Cairns Art Gallery has some great workshops available throughout these school holidays:

Tuesday, 3 April
10.00am / $17 / Kids
1.00pm / $19 / Kids

Watercolour Landscape Painting
Wednesday, 4 April
10.00am / $11 / Kids

Painting with Watercolour and Ink
Wednesday, 4 April
1.00pm / $19 / Kids

Thursday, 5 April
10.00am / $17 / Kids
1.00pm / $19 / Kids

Family, Friends and Treasures Mobile Making
Friday, 6 April
10.00am / $17 / Kids
1.00pm / $19 / Kids

Contemporary Embroidery
Monday, 9 April
10.00am / $17 / Kids
1.00pm / $19 / Kids

Mythical Worlds Drawing and Painting
Tuesday, 10 April
10.00am / $33 / Kids

Pop-up Scene
Wednesday, 11 April
10.00am / $19 / Kids

Digital Photography
Wednesday, 11 April
1.00pm / $19 / Kids

Create your own Nightingale and the Rose
Thursday, 12 April
10.00am |$18| Kids
1.00pm / $21 / Kids

Coil Weaving
Friday, 13 April 2018
10.00am / $17 / Kids
1.00pm / $21 / Kids

Class spaces are limited. Bookings essential.

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The Cairns waterfront restaurant with something for everyone.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast from 8.00am to 11.00am
Lunch and Dinner from 11.00am to 9.00pm.

Treat the kids over the holidays with kids meals for only $9.90. Plus the Pier has 2 hours FREE parking.
10% off when you mention PakMag.

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The perfect venue to have a great time for all ages. Inflatable Kingdom is a high-energy, action-packed environment with inflatables of all shapes and sizes.
Open every day of the school holidays from 9.00am to 4.00pm

To stay up to date with all that’s happening, check out their Facebook page or visit them at 164 Mayers Street, Manunda at Cairns Indoor Sports.

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Paradise for kids young and old with lots to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays with their swimming pool, adventure playground and an 18-hole mini-golf course.
Families can enjoy a full day of fun with unlimited entry to the adventure playground, lap pool or mini-golf for a whole day.

Open daily from 7.00am
Prices start from just $4.00
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ANZ Hot Shots Programs:

Blue Stage Kinda – Ages 3 to 5 years
Red Ball – Ages 5 to 8 years
Orange Ball – Ages 8 to 10 years
Green Ball – Ages 9+ years

2018 Membership:
Existing Members $59.00
New Members $79.00

FREE Day Court Hire With All Memberships.

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Kids love the structured activities run by their friendly qualified coaches. They will have the opportunity to experience all of the gymnastics equipment including the foam pit, tumble trampoline, sprung floor, bars, beams and climbing ropes. Their launchpad holiday programs are perfect for new children to try gymnastics before enrolling in term classes, they are also a great way for existing members to continue their gymnastics during the holidays.

NinjaGym Classes:
Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am
Cost: $12.00
Age: Prep to Grade 6

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Mini golf in the rainforest, nine holes and great fun for the whole family.
Next to Jungle Juice in the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets.
Fresh juice, smoothies and allergy friendly foods. Gluten and dairy free treats and snacks. Family-friendly outdoor dining.
9 holes of mini golf – $5.00 per person

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Open every day from 10.00am during the school holidays.
School Holiday Special: 3 hours of laser tag for $25.00/ person
When: Monday to Friday of school holidays.
From: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Places are limited, so bookings are essential.

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Looking for something fun for the whole family these school holidays? Join Frankland Islands reef cruises tour.

They take care of everything on the day, including transfers from the centre of Cairns. They also provide all your snorkelling gear and do a guided snorkel with you. Meals are provided, including morning and afternoon tea, as well as a delicious tropical buffet lunch.

Snorkelling locations are protected and suitable for all ages, with great snorkelling spots straight off the beach. The trip out to the reef is just six miles (30-40 minutes) in open water, so nice and short! Plenty of extra activities available too for the adventurous including diving and kayak and paddle board hire!

Pakmag readers and locals specials available!

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Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Kuranda Koala Gardens and BirdWorld Kuranda are all 100% locally owned and operated by a family company since 1980.
They are proud of their achievements in the field of professional wildlife tourism and their attractions offer a variety of ways to experience wildlife in the tropics.

They aim to contribute to the conservation of, and education about both the Australian and exotic species that call their attractions their home. Their delivery of information through educational and entertaining presentations and the opportunity to interact with much of their wildlife ensures a visit to one or more of their experiences will be memorable, for all the right reasons.

Wildlife fun for a whole year!
The Mega Wildcard gives you unlimited entry to all three attractions for a whole twelve months.
Pass available for purchase at all three attractions.

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Head down to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Doom and Rainforestation Nature Park this school holidays. An annual 4 park pass means you can visit these parks as many times as you want for only $130.00 per year for the whole family! That’s school holidays and weekends sorted for 12 months!

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Get excited this School Holiday Guide and see some world class basketball as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games comes to Townsville in the form of the Basketball Preliminary games. Taking place from 5 to 10 April, there’s plenty of opportunity to catch a game so make sure you book your tickets before they sell out!

Visit: www.gc2018.come



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