Roar-Some Holiday Fun at Noosa Civic

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School holidays always mean family fun at Noosa Civic and the spring activities will offer a roar-some respite from the outside world, as Georgia Beard discovers.

We wish so many things would go back to the way they were. Hugs and kisses. Travel. Playtime fun. As we navigate our changing way of life, Noosa Civic brings prehistoric fun and the return of family favourites to restore some familiar, pre-pandemic comfort these spring holidays. 

Until 9 October, the newest school holiday program will carry the past into the present with some prehistoric entertainment. A herd of dinosaurs are on their way, ready to scatter themselves throughout the Centre as part of Jurassic Creatures, a lively interactive experience.

Marketing Manager Aimee Dodge said budding explorers and palaeontologists can learn about the different dinosaurs on display, including a moving velociraptor that will be tramping around the Centre for kids to find.

Kids can also spot the dinosaur eggs that will be hidden in the windows of stores to receive a free fossil egg to take home. 

To receive, all kids need to do is pick up a trail card in the Centre and use the eggs they find to spell out a mystery word.  

“For those who love to get creative at home, there will also be a Colouring Competition with a Dino prize pack up for grabs,” Aimee said.

Noosa Civic will offer this activity over an extended school holiday period and with COVID-19 measures in place. 

“We have designed this activation with social distancing in mind,” Aimee said. “Because the dinosaurs are located around the Centre, we can welcome more families in to enjoy the experience.”

Alongside Jurassic family fun, a new and improved play space designed for kids under five years old will be returning to the Centre to put the smiles back into shopping.

“The updated play space will offer an opportunity for parents to grab a coffee and take a seat while their children explore the new space,” Aimee said. 

Another Noosa Civic staple making a comeback is Kid’s Mornings every Tuesday from 9.30am to 10.30am. The mornings will feature a different theme and a professional children’s entertainer each week. 

“The goal is to support our retailers in the food court while offering our community of young families something fun and educational indoors,” Aimee said. 

“Delivering quality school holiday entertainment for our local families is something that’s always been important to the Centre, and the privilege to do so in the current environment isn’t lost on us.” 

For more information on their school holiday program, including printable colouring pages for the Colouring Competition and weekly themes for Kid’s Mornings, visit 

What’s On

What: Jurassic Creatures exhibition 

When: 16 September to 9 October

Cost: Free

What: Kid’s Mornings

When: Every Tuesday from 14 September from 9.30am to 10.30am

Cost: Free

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