James and Declan Dixon get ready to race, Take it to the Track, October 29, 2016.
James and Declan Dixon get ready to race, Take it to the Track, October 29, 2016. Will Hunter

10 things to do these spring school holidays

1. Musical adventure

CHILDREN are invited to the Go Seek! musical adventure show and kids launch held at the Nanango RSL.

There will be two shows held at the Nanango RSL, at 11.30am and 12.30pm on Monday September 24.

Tickets are $15 for the first child, $10 for the second, $5 for the third child, and parents gain free entry.

Each ticket includes entry into the concert and a free child's lunch at the Nanango RSL.

Tickets can be purchased at the RSL front counter, Facebook, or eventbrite.

2. Take to the tracks

RACE your mates around the South Burnett Kart Hire track in Nanango.

Prices start at $14 for 10 minutes around the track.

Police officers will be looking for people to challenge them for their 'take it to the track' event on October 6 at 9am.

3. Science fun at the library

BUDDING scientists will be entertained these school holidays with various experiments held at the libraries around the South Burnett.

Building mechanical hands, glowing lava lamps and making jellyfish friendship bands will allow the children to bring home some of their creations.

The free activities will be held from September 25 to October 4, and parents are encouraged to book ahead.

 

FAMILY CARNIVAL: 7 yr old Tira Cronk on the jumping castle.
FAMILY CARNIVAL: 7 yr old Tira Cronk on the jumping castle. Alistair Brightman

4. Family fair

HAVE a turn on the jumping castle or some of the other fun activities at the Nanango RSL family fair.

In the RSL back carpark, morning tea and activities will be running on Saturday October 6.

Tickets are $5 per child, and includes morning tea.

Children will eat free for every adult meal purchased at the Nanango RSL at lunchtime on the Saturday.

5. Cinema fun

KINGAROY Cinema's new events room will be hosting plenty of school holiday fun.

From scavenger hunts to discos, children can have fun whilst parents see a movie of their choice.

The activities are suited to children 12 years and under.

Families are encouraged to either make use of the room before seeing a movie all together, or whilst parents see an adult movie.

Science fun experiments will be run on Tuesday September 25 at 3.15pm and Tuesday October 2 at 10.15am.

Party games and a scavenger hunt will be held at the events room, and children will be encouraged to get their dancing shoes on for a kids only disco.

The activities are held at various times during the days on September 25, 27 and 28, and October 2, 3, and 5.

The events room is located inside the cinema and costs $4 per child.

For more information contact Carol on 0421793860 or visit the Kingaroy Event Room Facebook page.

6. Games at PCYC

SOUTH Burnett Murgon PCYC will be holding a host of school holiday activities.

Jumping castle fun, drop in centre games and a trial of the trampolines and gymnastics equipment will be available.

Students can learn how to cook a meal on Feed Up Friday, or participate in a drum beats workshop on Wednesday October 3.

The PCYC will be open from September 24 to October 5, but will be closed on Monday October 1.

Bookings are essential for some activities, and parents should contact the PCYC on 4168 1889 or email southburnett@pcyc.org.au for more information.

 

About 50 children attended the school holiday activities at the Taabinga State School which were run by the South Burnett PCYC.
About 50 children attended the school holiday activities at the Taabinga State School which were run by the South Burnett PCYC. Michael Nolan

7. Sports galore

CHERBOURG sports club holiday program will be kicking off with some multi-sport competitions on Monday September 24.

Participate in a Queensland NetSetGo Netball workshop on September 25 and 26 from 1pm.

Students can try their hand at hockey with workshops held from 1pm on Wednesday October 3, or join in Chiggy's Skateboarding workshop on Friday October 5 from 9am.

See the Cherbourg Sports Club Facebook page for the full timetable.

8. Rail trail challenge

GRAB your mates and prepare for an hour of ball bouncing, slide slipping, and jumping fun.

The Murgon Rail Trail fun run events will run from 9am to 3pm on Sunday September 30, and open to competitors over 13 years.

Navigate through a one of a kind obstacle course based fun run, with eight mega obstacles, including the famous Ninja Wall.

Prices are $30 for individuals, or $85 for families, and available from eventbrite.

9. Head to the Bunyas

PITCH a tent, pack a picnic or partake in a bushwalk these spring school holidays.

The Bunya Mountains has plenty to see and do for the whole family, and the perfect location for a day's outing or a camping holiday.

Keep an eye out for the variety of wildlife at the Bunyas, including wallabies, ringtail possums or some of the park's 120 species of birds.

 

The South Burnett Mountain Bike Club held a rail trail ride for Relay for Life on Sunday August 20.
The South Burnett Mountain Bike Club held a rail trail ride for Relay for Life on Sunday August 20. Tobi Loftus

10. Hit the rail trail

MAKE use of the warmer spring weather and grab your bike or running shoes and travel along part of the South Burnett Rail Trail.

The track follows the route of the former railway line and is a perfect track for riders of any skill level or age.

Walk, cycle or run with ease along the 44 kilometres of sealed track from Murgon to Kingaroy with the family these winter school holidays.

Experienced riders can tackle the entire trail from either direction or other riders can pick a short section.

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