Summer is the perfect time to take on the giant waterslide and diving boards, play in the revamped kids' leisure pool and enjoy the barbecue area at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre (TRAC), Murwillumbah.
Summer is the perfect time to take on the giant waterslide and diving boards, play in the revamped kids' leisure pool and enjoy the barbecue area at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre (TRAC), Murwillumbah.

Boredom busters: 11 things to do this week with the kids

December 12

Pet Santa photos

INCLUDE your pet in Christmas activities and have their photo taken with Santa. For more information, phone 07 5536 4066.

WHEN: 4 – 8pm, Thursday, December 12 and 19

WHERE: Tweed Mall, corner of Wharf and Bay streets, Tweed Heads

COST: $7

Include your pet in Christmas activities and have their photo taken with Santa at Tweed Mall. Picture Rohan Kelly.
Include your pet in Christmas activities and have their photo taken with Santa at Tweed Mall. Picture Rohan Kelly.

Chicks at the Flicks

THE final Chicks at the Flicks for 2019 is the premiere Little Women, starring Emma Watson and Meryl Streep. There will be complimentary refreshments and nibbles before the movie and some market stalls in the foyer.

WHEN: 6 – 9pm (QLD time), Thursday, December 12

WHERE: BBC Cinemas Coolangatta

COST: $26 for members and $28 for non-members

December 13

Creative gifts

SHOP local this Christmas at the Up-late at Murwillumbah Arts Christmas Shopping night. There will be creative gifts from artworks, art supplies, flowers and handmade jewellery to yarns, kits and textiles. Drinks food live music and children’s activities available.

WHEN: 5 – 10pm, Friday, December 13

WHERE: M-Arts, corner of Proudfoots Lne and Brisbane St, Murwillumbah

COST: Free

Shop local this Christmas at the Up-late at Murwillumbah Arts Christmas Shopping night. Picture: Scott Powick.
Shop local this Christmas at the Up-late at Murwillumbah Arts Christmas Shopping night. Picture: Scott Powick.

December 14

Kids’ Christmas party

CHINDERAH Tavern are throwing the ultimate children’s Christmas party with balloon art, a jumping castle, face painting and a visit from a special guest. Register online and your child will receive a free gift. Visit tickets.myguestlist.com.au and search for Kids Christmas Party.

WHEN: From noon, Saturday, December 14

WHERE: Chinderah Tavern, 156 Chinderah Bay Dr

COST: Free

Splash and slide

COOL off and enjoy a family day out at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre. Take on the giant hill slide, chill out in the toddler play pool, jump off diving boards or relax on the grassed picnic and barbecue areas. Family passes available which includes two adults and two children, or one adult and three children online at trac.tweed.nsw.gov.au/summer.

WHEN: 10am – 4pm. Saturday, December 14

WHERE: 6 – 8 Tumbulugum Rd, Murwillumbah

COST: $30 family pass when bought online

Kingscliff markets

BROWSE a selection of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, jewellery and flower stalls at these beachside markets.

WHEN: 7am – 1pm, Saturday, December 14

WHERE: Jack Bayliss Park, Marine Pde, Kingscliff

COST: Free

December 15

Coolangatta Christmas Carols

SING along to your favourite Christmas carols with legendary performer Denis Walter, enjoy brilliant Christmas performances and settle in for a magical night under the Southern Gold Coast stars.

WHEN: From 4pm (QLD time), Sunday, December 15

WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Pde, Coolangatta

COST: Free

Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and settle in for a magical night under the Southern Gold Coast stars.
Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and settle in for a magical night under the Southern Gold Coast stars.

Hang out with Santa

TAKE a selfie with Santa or play barefoot bowls with him as he takes a break from preparing gifts in the North Pole.

WHEN: From 1pm, Sunday, December 15

WHERE: Tweed Heads Bowls Club, Florence St

COST: Free

December 17

Teen skincare workshop

LEARN how to look after your skin at home, develop a routine and learn about skincare products during this three hour workshop. The workshop is aimed at teens aged 11 to 18. Limited spaces. Bookings essential, phone 07 5593 7200

WHEN: 9am – noon (QLD time), Tuesday, December 17

WHERE: Profile School of Hair, Nails and Beauty, 1/53 Casua Dr, Varsity Lakes

COST: $55

Teen makeup workshop

LEARN how to apply age-appropriate makeup, colour matching, contouring and how to create the perfect brow during this three hour workshop aimed at teens aged 11 – 18. Limited spaces. Bookings essential, phone 07 5593 7200

WHEN: 12.30 – 3.30pm (QLD time), Tuesday, December 17

WHERE: Profile School of Hair, Nails and Beauty, 1/53 Casua Dr, Varsity Lakes

COST: $55



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