Holiday Fun

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Looking for things to do during the school holidays? We’ve bundled together some ideas to get you started! Make the most of the beautiful autumn days and explore the great activities, workshops, and shows happening across the Gympie region.  

Easter on Mary 


The Gympie CBD is set to come alive again with the popular, Easter on Mary! Packed with excitement, Easter on Mary will feature evening boutique shopping, live music, delicious dining and food trucks, face painting, a petting zoo, plenty of street entertainment, and more! This is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the Easter festivities. We can't wait to see you there! For more information, go to:

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024 

Time: 5.30pm - 9pm 

Location: Mary Street, Gympie 

Cost: Free 

Unlock a world of excitement and creativity at Gympie Regional Libraries 


Step into a library in the Gympie region during these school holidays and discover a world of excitement and creativity! With a swag of great activities and workshops on offer, you’ll find something for everyone. Spark your imagination with abstract art and collaging or make friendship bracelets to share with friends. A Straw Engineering Workshop will challenge the budding engineer to build a house, rollercoaster, or maze from straws and paddle pop sticks!

Other activities include: 

  • Robotics (Gympie Library, Thursdays) – Come down and get hands-on in one of our fun, relaxed sessions. Ages 5-12 years. 
  • Sphero (Rainbow Beach Library, Wednesday 3 April – Saturday 13 April) – Come along and try out Sphero, one of our Favourite robots! Ages 8+ 
  • Kids learn to sew: Beginner - Advanced (Gympie Library) Join us as we expand your knowledge of sewing by learning how to sew from a pattern. Bookings essential. Ages 8-12 years. 
  • Great paper plane race! (Rainbow Beach Library, Friday 5 April) – Can you design and build a winning paper plane? Learn the history of human flight and participate a paper plane race during this fun activity. Bookings essential. Ages 5-12 years.  
  • Design your own Coaster (Kilkivan Library, Tuesday 9 April) – Get craft and design your own coaster. Bookings Essential. Ages 5-12 years. 
  • Under the Sea diorama (Tin Can Bay Library, Thursday 11 April) – Join us as we create our very own under-the-sea diorama using mixed media. Bookings essential. Ages 5-12 years. 
  • Make a Sun Catcher (Gympie Library, Wednesday 3 April) – Get crafty as we design and make our own suncatchers with beads, crystals and charms. Ages 12 – 17 years. Bookings essential. 

There are loads more activities available, but you’d best be quick - these sessions fill up fast! To book your spot or find out more, go to: Events | Gympie Library.

Discover Nature’s Hidden Gems 

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Looking for a place to cool down? Take a plunge in the tea-tree-coloured waters of Seary’s Creek or hop in a kayak and adventure down the Mary River. With many hidden gems to discover in the Gympie region, it's the perfect time to explore them during these school holidays. Visit Wonderful Waterways - Visit Gympie Region for more information on your next waterway adventure. 

Live & Local, Gympie Region – live music in the park 

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Head down to Nelson Reserve for the first ‘Live & Local’ event of the year! Featuring winners of the 2023 Gympie Battle of the Bands Hugo and the Hive and Trillions along with special guests Wave Raiders this will be an afternoon of (free!) live music in the park. There will be plenty of space to sprawl out, set up a picnic, stroll the market stalls of young entrepreneurs, and enjoy some live music. Held as part of Queensland Youth Week 2024, this event will have a youth focus, but the whole family is welcome. We can’t wait to see you there!  

Date: Sunday, 14 April 2024  

Time: 2pm - 5pm 

Location: Nelson Reserve 

For more information: Live & Local, Gympie Region

The Alphabet of Awesome Science – mind-blowingly fun! 


Join in the fun of combining the alphabet and science as we embark on a tongue-twisting race from A to Z where sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises! Word Nerd Lexi Con and Science Freak Noel create an engaging family-friendly event that will entertain the young and old. An hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos - that floats, flies, squirts, sprays, ignites, and erupts! We hope to see you and every member of your family there. 

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024  

Location: The Pavilion, Gympie 


Trails & Activities: your next great adventure!  


Looking for some outdoor fun? We've got you covered! Explore the Victory Heights Trails (by foot or bike) or stroll along the River to Rail Trail and explore the banks of the majestic Mary River. Whether it's a challenge for the teens or a gentle adventure for the little ones, we can help you find the perfect activity. Join us outside for your next great adventure! 

For more: Track & Trails - Visit Gympie Region 

Collect a free Discovery Bag and explore the Gympie Regional Gallery


Let the kids get creative and unleash their inner artist! Come and explore the gallery's Autumn Holiday Program and be inspired by the plants, animals, places, and techniques found in the new exhibition, Lionel's Place. With several workshops scheduled, the kids can explore easy engraving and printmaking on Tuesday and make their own silhouettes on Wednesday. It's the perfect experience for some hands-on artistic expression!  

Workshop Dates: 9-10 April 2024 

Ages: 7-12 years 

Bookings essential: Book here.  

Drop into the gallery from April 2 to May 25 (Tue-Sat 10am-4pm) and borrow a free Discovery Bag to explore the artworks in the travelling exhibition, Lionel's Place. Experience art through all your senses as you smell the flowers, see through the looking glass, and create animal sounds with tools that bring this exhibition to life. 

There’s more to the Gympie Region than you might imagine.  


Away from the coast you’ll find wide open spaces and a lush, fertile hinterland packed with fresh local produce. Whether you’re a family looking for a fun getaway, a couple looking for solitude or a thrill seeker looking for the next rush - The Gympie Region. You’re welcome.

For more: Visit Gympie Region

Have an event you’d like listed? 

Do you have an event or activity you’d like listed? Include your event on Council’s website – simply click ‘Submit a New Event’ and fill out the form. 

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