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Holiday Haven: School Holiday Fun!

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Noosa Civic Centre has renergised its creative workshops with mindful and crafty workshops to keep the whole family entertained over the school holidays. Ingrid Nelson discovers more.

“I’m bored” – The two words every parent dreads during the school holidays will be a thing of the past thanks to the return of the HAVEN mindful and creative workshops at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre.

Now in its fourth year, the program is always a hit with both children and adults and according to Noosa Civic Marketing Coordinator Melanie Noble, this school holidays will be no exception.

Designed as a place where you can take a break from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy and hour or two to focus on your creative side, HAVEN is a great opportunity to get the kids off their iPhones and into the craft box.

“From paper flower creations to yoga and balloon twisting, there is something for everyone,” says Melanie.

“We are a very sustainable centre and we love to do things that are good for the environment. This year we have teamed up with Glitter & Goop, who will be teaching kids about being sustainable using alternatives to plastic.”

Popular presenter Amanda Rootsey also returns this year with her empowering workshops for teens. Designed for girls between 9-12 years of age, participants will receive a copy of Amanda’s book Shine from Within: a teen girls guide to life.

“Amanda’s workshops always sell out quickly, so make sure you get in early for those ones,” says Melanie.

Kids workshops include craft sessions with the Botanical Collective, making Beeswax Wraps with Glitter and Goop and Balloon Twisting with Miss Donna.

Great news for adults with tailored workshops including Macrame, Photography, Paper Flower Creations, Botanical Craft Sessions and more.

Unlike some holiday activities, HAVEN workshops won’t break the bank, with classes starting at just $5 to $10 and with all proceeds from the program supporting local charity Waves of Wellness, you will be doing your bit for the community.

“Waves of Wellness is a surf therapy charity helping those who are suffering from mental health challenges. They are a wonderful charity and we are delighted to be partnering with them,” says Melanie. 

Don’t miss out, tickets sell out fast!

Full details and bookings: Places strictly limited with Covid-19 safety plan in place. Booking are essential and request a small donation per workshop, with 100% of proceeds to be donated to charity partner Waves of Wellness Foundation.

Things to do at Haven

Jodie Townsend
Macrame Workshop

Sat 19 Sept at 10am & 2pm

For Adults

Amanda Rootsey
Tween Food Facials Workshop

Sun 20 Sept at 2pm

Ideal for teenagers and pre-teens

Amanda Rootsey
Tween Friends Forever Workshop

Tues 22 Sept at 2pm

Ideal for teenagers and pre-teens

Amanda Rootsey

Mon 21 Sept  at 2am

Ideal for teenagers and pre-teens

Miss Donna
Kids Balloon Twisting Workshop

Mon 21 Sept & Tue 22 Sept at 10am

Ideal for the little ones

Young Souls Nurtured
Kids Yoga

Wed 23 Sept at 10am

Ideal for the little ones

Rebecca Colefax
Photography Workshop

Sun 27 Sept at 10am

Ideal for adults, teens & tweens (10+)

Jolene Ogle
Paper Flower Creations Workshop

Sat 3 Oct at 10am

For Adults

The Botanical Collective
Craft Workshop

Sat 3 Oct at 2pm

For Adults

About the Author /

A journalist for more than 20 years, Ingrid has worked across all mediums, eventually finding her niche as a feature writer. Cutting her teeth as young television reporter, she quickly moved through the ranks before joining a high-profile Brisbane magazine. She moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and three children in 2007 and has spent the last eight years working in publishing. She is thrilled to join the clever and creative team at IN Noosa Magazine.

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