Boredom Busters

Setting the stage alight these school holidays
ACTING Up! Youth Theatre Academy will set the stage alight these school holidays with a lush new production of ‘Robin Hood in the Greenwood’. Featuring a talented teenage cast of 23 actors, this spell-binding piece of family entertainment promises to be an unforgettable live theatre experience. Six entertaining and exhilarating performances will run from Wednesday-Saturday, September 22-25 at the Lind Theatre Nambour.
This sparkling new version of the classic tale is written and directed by Acting Up’s resident playwright Naomi Clasohm. It features loads of humour, swash-buckling action and pathos to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With lush costuming and clever set designs to depict the ancient Sherwood Forest, this adventurous tale will have something to appeal to everyone from entertaining dialogue to sword fighting, romance and more. The show also features a delightful musical rendition of ‘The Pied Piper’ during the curtain-raiser with an energetic junior cast performance showcasing the kooky, highly colourful, rat-infested town of Hamlin. The show is not suitable for children under five. Tickets will be available at the door or online at
Where: The Lind Theatre, 16 Mitchell Street Nambour
When: Wednesday September 22 11am and 6.30pm, Thursday September 23 6.30pm, Friday September 24 11am and 7pm, and Saturday September 25 12noon.
Cost: Children (17 and under) $15, adults $25
Information: or phone 1300 732 764

Medieval family fun
KIDS Dig It, a week of hands-on educational medieval family fun, is back at the Abbey Museum these September holidays. Kids can battle like a knight, design their own heraldry, uncover medieval artefacts, meet a knight, handle replica medieval armour and much more. Each child entry ticket includes admission for one adult, with adults welcome to assist their children with activities. Add-on sessions, including archery, mini archaeological dig, knightly melee and storytelling, are free and can be booked when buying tickets online.
Where: Abbey Museum, 1-63 The Abbey Place Caboolture
When: Monday-Friday September 20-24, doors open 9.30am, activities start 10am
Cost: Child from $20 + booking fee, includes one free adult ticket. Additional adult ticket $8.50, children under five free.

Toy library outing
FANCY a free outing with the grandkids these school holidays? Local libraries have a great range of games, puzzles and action toys available for loan through their toy library program. Library members can borrow up to two toys at a time. The toys on offer are suitable for ages six months to 12 years. Why not grab the grandkids for a super fun (and free!) outing to either Beerwah or Maleny libraries? The kids can pick out toy library items to take home to play with and then have some time in the playgrounds located in the parks next door to the libraries. For more information visit
Where: Beerwah and Maleny libraries
When: Monday-Friday 10-11.30am and 3-4.30pm