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As Mackay and the Whitsundays cruise into the Easter period, there is a lot happening in our beautiful region. Here are some of the best things you can do with the family leading into this Egg-stra special time. 


Wakehouse Aqua Park

Aqua Park at wakehouse, Mackay displays alamn array of fun water play zones, designed for adults and children as young as four! The setup is well planned, with participants fun and safety as the key focuses. Children aged between 4 and 7 are required to be accompanied by an adult participant, and then they are free to have an awesome, action packed day!

Mackay Leisure Centre

Bowling? Skating? Squash?! All of these things are available at Mackay Leisure Centre, so come down with the family, and let loose on the fun!

Kidzlife play centre

Head to the Kidzlife play centre with your family these school holidays! Including a ball pit, triple deck play structure, a double slide and a fully fenced toddler area, it’s unlimited fun! There is also a party room, making this a great place for the kids to celebrate!

Horse riding lessons

Discover the magic of the human-horse bond at Concise Equestrian Centre, Mackay! Offering flexible horse riding lessons in a safe and secure environment from instructors with over 20 years experience, this is a great place to take the kids out for a day! The lesson packages available are suitable for riders of all ages and abilities.

Forest Flying

Are you looking for an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in Queensland’s stunning rainforests? This Forest Flying experience is set up to allow you to view 340 meters of rainforest from a truely unique angle at 25 meters above the ground! Take your family on the ultimate rainforest experience filled with fun!

Event Cinemas Mackay

Sit back and relax while you enjoy the newest films on the big screen with your family. This convenient holiday idea is a perfect indoor activity for a rainy day, but is also the perfect air-conditioned environment to escape the Queensland heat.

Pioneer Swim Centre

Why not take the kids to Mackay’s Swim Centre for some exercise laps, or just some fun in the pool! You may also be interested in the swimming lessons they offer.

Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre

Catch a show at Mackay region’s premiere entertainment and performing arts venue this April school holidays! This family friendly Centre has concerts, musicals and other shows enjoyable by the kids and adults! Make sure you get down with the family to the MECC!

Artspace Mackay

BMA Kidspace offers online and in-person activities for kids with their program specifically designed  for 0 – 5 year olds. Activities include painting, glow-in-the-dark art, projects with recycled materials, sing alongs, and more. A Artspace Mackay %f Artspace Mackay

Sarina Sugar Shed

Sarina Sugar Shed offers an award-winning insight into sugar production. From paddock to plate; the tour will teach you and your little ones just what happens when cane is planted, how it is used, and what it makes. You’ll get the opportunity to observe, touch, feel, and taste the different stages of sugar production, their non-alcoholic ginger beer brewed onsite, the freshly spun fairy floss, and freshly squeezed cane juice. There’s plenty of goodies for the adults to try too. Cost: $13.30 for kids, $26.50 for adults, kids under 5 are free. Bookings essential.

A Field of Dreams Parkland, Railway Square P 07 4943 2801

Mackay Library Events 

The Mackay Council Libraries, along with their usual offerings, run holiday programs that include music programs, movie screenings, storytime, craft activities, science programs, and writing workshops. Bookings are essential for all events.