Brisbane-based dancer Sophie Cochrane teaches the Let’s Dance workshop at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.
Brisbane-based dancer Sophie Cochrane teaches the Let’s Dance workshop at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre. Mike Richards

Jam-packed week of holiday fun as SUNfest gets underway

SUNfest got started yesterday with a variety of activities for youngsters around the region.

Children at Seventeen Seventy battled it out with Lazer Skirmish and Gladstone kids showed their creative side at the SUNfest Lil' Kids Creative Tangle Doodle Art workshop, where they learned how to draw things using their hands as a pattern.

The Young Dancers Company began their five-day dance workshop, allowing aspiring dancers to try hip-hop, jazz, ballet, tap and contemporary dance styles.

On Tuesday the PCYC is venturing to the Botanic Gardens for an Amazing Race event and Bunnings is holding a mask-making workshop.

The Gladstone Regional Libraries' Summer Reading Club craft sessions start on Tuesday. Children can make disguises, finger-print art and crack the mystery parcels.

The Summer Reading Club is also a competition; to win a prize kids need to have read 10 or more books and whoever reads the most will win a bike.

SUNfest heats up later this week with more Laser Skirmish, claymation music videos, photography, drama and jewellery-making workshops.

SUNFEST PROGRAM

TUESDAY

Laser Skirmish at Canoe Point. Time: 12.30-3.30pm and 4-6.30pm.

War-Gaming and Introduction to Tabletop Gaming at Calliope Community Centre. Time: 1-4pm.

Paintball Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. Time: 8.30am-2.30pm.

Lil' Kids Papier Mache Fish workshop at Mt Larcom Room and Boyne Tannum.

WEDNESDAY

Laser Skirmish at Tondoon Botanic Gardens. Time: 12.30-3.30pm and 4-6.30pm.

Photography workshop at Tondoon Botanic Gardens. Time: 9amnoon.

Claymation Music Videos at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. Time: January 8-9, 10am-3pm.

Lil' Kids Funky Paper Bead Jewellery workshop at PCYC. Time: 9am-noon.

Lil' Kids So You Think You Can Act at Boyne Tannum Community Centre. Time: January 8-9, 9am-2pm.

THURSDAY

War-Gaming and Introduction to Tabletop Gaming at Boyne Tannum Community Centre and Gladstone City Library. Time: 1-4pm.

Squash at Gladstone Tennis/Squash Complex. Time: 3-5pm.

Melted Madness crayon art workshop at Boyne Tannum Community Centre. Time: 13pm.

Overnight Escape to Awoonga Dam and Harmony Farm Activity excursion. Time: 8am.

Lil' Kids Paper Mache Fish Workshop at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery. Time: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Lil' Kids Indoor Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Sportwall at Tannum Fitness Centre. Time: 9am-1pm.

FRIDAY

Skateboard Art workshop at Police Citizens Youth Club Time: 1-4pm

Mini Me Puppets Bunkaru style puppet workshop at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Time: 10am-noon

Party On at the Pool/Zorb Balls at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre Time: 4-8pm

Lil' Kids Funky Paper Bead Jewellery Workshop for 10-11 year olds at Boyne Tannum Community Centre Time: 9am-noon

Lil' Kids Skateboard Art Workshop for 10-11 year olds at Police Citizen Youth Club Time: 9am-noon

Lil' Kids The Amazing Art Race for 10-11 year olds at Canoe Point Time: 1.30-3.30pm

Lil' Kids Recycled Wearable Art for 10-11 year olds at Tondoon Botanic Gardens Time: 9-11am