There are plenty of things to do and places to go these school holidays in Mackay. Get the kids ready and check out our School Holiday Activity Guide for April 2021 – we promise there’s something for everyone! Don’t forget to see what events are happening for the whole family in our What’s On in Mackay Guide for this month.
Bring the family for intense fun, adrenaline and competition with go-kart racing in a real kart. Minimum age is 7 years and drivers must be 1.23m tall. Please come dressed for racing; closed in shoes, shorts or long pants. No loose clothing, dresses or skirts. The track is indoors, so every day is race day!
Cost: From $35.00 for 1 race (10 minutes). Double seater karts available for those aged 4 – 10 years or with disabilities.
A 275 Nebo Rd, City Gates
P 4829 4707
Keep the kids entertained with games, music and movies or toys from Caneland, or check out the huge number of stores for your everyday shopping needs.
A Mangrove Rd, Mackay
P 4944 7111
FB Caneland Central
Nestled in seven acres of shady tropical greenery, Big4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort has plenty to do for families including a playground, jumping pillow, quad bikes for hire, a pool and a brand-new ninja challenge course. Book into your site or accommodation over the Easter School Holiday period and enjoy outdoor movies, an egg hunt, Easter bonnet parade, Ninja Challenge, Kids Disco, Easter Craft, Eco Warrior Program and so much more. A special visit from a very fluffy white rabbit will be a highlight.
When: 4.00pm, Friday 2 April – Sunday 18 April. Bookings required.
A 2955 Shute Harbour Rd, Flametree
P 4946 9388 BIG4
FB Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort
Play, eat and enjoy at Souths Leagues Club. The family can enjoy a delicious meal for dinner or lunch from the affordable, family-friendly restaurant Souths Bistro. You can relax in the gaming room or grab a drink from the sports bar while the kids hang out and play in the kids zone – a room full of games, activities, movies and play equipment. No need for a babysitter at Souths Mackay! Plus, when a member purchases a main meal, they can get one FREE kids meal for either lunch or dinner!
A 181 Milton St
P 4957 2166
FB Souths Leagues Club Mackay
When: Friday 2 April – Sunday 18 April
Where: MECC Auditorium
Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show is must-see family entertainment full of heart-warming comedy delights. The thrilling world premiere season combines the extreme physicality and awe-inspiring feats of Circa and the playful charm of the multi-award-winning TV series Shaun the Sheep.
The entire family will be treated to a visual spectacle, packed full of Aardman’s signature wit and outright hilarity, as well as incredible feats of daredevil acrobatics and vibrant circus skills.
Recommended for 3 years +
P 4957 2166
Head along to the Sarina Sugar Shed and learn about the growing, harvesting and crushing processes of sugar cane in a fully functioning miniature sugar mill. During the one hour tour, see how sugar is turned into a tasty array of products. You will get to try sugar cane juice, Chefs’ Gusto range of chutneys, relishes and sauces, non-alcoholic ginger beer brewed onsite and fairy floss!
Tours run daily at 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 7 Days
Entry: Adult | $26.00, Pensioner/Senior Card Holders | $22.00 (ID required), Child (under 18 years) | $13.00, Children under 5 years – No charge, Family | $68.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children plus $8.00 for each additional child u18)
A Field of Dreams Parkland, Railway Square, Sarina
P 4943 2801
FB Sarina Sugar Shed
Mackay Libraries always offer a variety of events to keep kids busy and having fun during the holidays. Kids can participate in Easter craft activities, enjoy Movie Matinees featuring Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs and Astro Kid as well as Bedtime Stories – a fun session for children from birth to 8 years and their families. Each session features nursery rhymes, stories, songs and a craft activity. Don’t forget to wear your pyjamas!
Find out more at www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries, www.mackay.qld.gov.au/whatson and our Get Out and About Guide.
A Mackay, Mt Pleasant, Walkerston, Sarina, Mirani
P 4961 9387 Mackay Regional Council Libraries
Whitsunday Segway Tours operate amazing, award winning and Eco Tourism certified, guided Segway tours in the Whitsunday Conway National Park, as well as along the Airlie Beach boardwalk with included dinner over a beautiful sunset.
Cost: From $110.00. For families with children 12+ years old.
A Airlie Beach
P 0432 734 929
FB Whitsunday Segway Tours
There’s plenty to do at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens for kids. The following activity sheets can be picked up from the gardens’ administration or downloaded and printed at home: Alphabet I Spy, Birdwatching Quiz, 25 Fun Things to do in the Gardens, nature play, spotlighting and more.
A 9 Lagoon St, Mackay
P 4952 7300
FB Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Artspace Mackay will be running art workshops during the first week of the Easter School Holidays. Each workshop will run for two hours and is suitable for children 8 – 12 years. Find out more and book your spot at www.artspacemackay.eventbrite.com.au.
A Civic Centre Precinct, 61 Gordon St
P 4961 9722
FB Artspace Mackay
Sarina Youth Centre
Fun and educational activities run on weekdays at this centre for kids aged 10 – 21 years, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Enjoy a variety of Easter-themed activities including learning to cook, arts and crafts, fun days at the pool, games, movies and more, from 6 April through to 16 April these school holidays. There’s something for every kid and teenager at the Sarina Youth Centre. Please note: activities will be delivered to a variety of age groups and will be age-appropriate.
A Cr Anzac and Broad St, Sarina
P 4961 9278
FB Sarina Youth Centre
This large family-friendly lagoon provides a free swimming area for all ages, safe from stingers and right in the heart of the city. It includes a large water slide, waterfall, children’s playground, as well as BBQ facilities and is open to the public from 9.00am – 5.45pm during the summer months (September – March) and 9am – 4:45pm during the winter months (April – mid-July).
The Bluewater Lagoon Café is also nearby – a perfect place to relax and enjoy tasty food after playing in the sun.
A Caneland Park, River St
P 4952 5244
FB Bluewater Lagoon