6 things to do these summer school holidays in Southern Queensland Country
From an Aussie outback adventure to Christmas carols under the stars, there are lots of activities to keep everyone entertained these summer school holidays in Southern Queensland Country!
1. Country life
Visit or camp at The Woolshed at Jondaryan for an authentic Aussie outback adventure these holidays. Watch a live shearing demonstration, take a horse and cart ride through the property and say hi to all the cute animals in the nursery.
2. Go exploring
Escape the holiday frenzy and get out into the country to see huge granite boulders in Girraween National Park outside Stanthorpe. There are 30 kilometres of walking tracks to choose from. Camp at Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek and explore the nearby rock pools and waterholes.
3. Day at the zoo
Get up close and personal with animals big and small including birds, big cats, South American monkeys and reptiles at the Darling Downs Zoo. Meet a baby crocodile and see the rare white tiger for yourself!
4. Carols in the park
Bring a picnic rug and your best singing voice for this year’s Warwick’s Carols in the Park on 20 December. Make sure you dress in your best Christmas outfit because there will be prizes for best dressed!
5. Santa’s little helpers
Keep the kids occupied these holidays with games, crafts and stories at one of Santa’s Workshops at the Cobb & Co Museum. This year’s theme is ‘An Outback Christmas’ featuring bush-inspired decorations, stories and activities. The workshops run daily from 7-24 December from 10am to 3pm (weekdays only).
Take a road trip to Stanthorpe and tick off one of Queensland’s ‘Big Things‘ from the bucket list. Line-up the kids for a snap with the iconic Big Apple at Vincenzo’s (try and position them so they are about to take a bite) then let them tuck into some locally made apple pie while you wind down with a cider or Verdelho at the cafe.