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Wide world of wonder outdoors

Ditch the devices and bond as a family while exploring new horizons and trying something different these school holidays.

With temperatures beginning to cool, the autumn school holidays are the ideal time to get out and about on our Sunshine Coast.

And there are so many free and low-cost things to do across the region to keep the kids and other family members busy on the break. Plus, it’s great screen-free time together.

Arty family outing – take the opportunity to check out the 40 finalist works from Sunshine Coast artists in the Local Contemporary Art Prize 2024. Also be inspired by the region’s budding artists in the Local Student Art Prize exhibition. Head to Caloundra Regional Gallery at 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. On April 6, the gallery is running a kids’ art workshop for children aged four to 10. It’s on from 11am to 1pm and entry is $2.

Make musical memories – dance your way to the Mary Grigor Centre these school holidays and see what music was like for the families that lived at Bankfoot House. This is a free event at Bankfoot House, located at 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains, and open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm.

Race around gorgeous gardens – have your kids tried the Great Botanic Race? This self-guided, orienteering activity is a great way to enjoy an active, all-ages day at the botanic garden. Older children love racing their friends and solving the puzzle while they explore the bushland. Grab a map at the entrance in the lower part of the garden. The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden at 51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, is open daily from 7am to 6pm.

Hop into history – step back in time and explore the Landsborough Museum. During the holidays, you can enjoy Easter for a little longer and follow the bunny trail until April 14 at 4 Maleny Street, Landsborough. The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm.

Scavenger hunt – search the library for all of the hidden dinosaur eggs. Follow the clues, answer correctly, and move onto the next. This is suitable for all ages and running until April 12. It’s available at all Sunshine Coast library locations during opening hours. No registration is required.

Adventure Sunshine Coast – looking to get outdoors with the family these school holidays? For more than 250 walking, hiking, running, paddling, cycling, mountain biking and horse-riding trails, visit adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and choose your next adventure.

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