Play without limits in school holiday bonanza

The wildly popular City Makers school holiday workshops are back, bringing a kid's wonderland of play and creative building to the Maroochydore city centre.

previous City Makers workshop

Tim Birch

Kids at the City Makers workshop will bring their wildest imaginings to life, using reclaimed materials and real building tools.

Get ready to grab the kids and jump into a world of wild play, creative imagination and skill-building, with the ever popular City Makers program returning for the school holidays.

The MET, in partnership with Wildlings Forest School and Sunshine Coast Council’s Living Smart initiative, will run the City Makers across three days during the June school holidays, encouraging kids aged 3+ to create art, tinker, design and construct miniature cities. 

Kids can also engage in nature-based play activities in the kitchen garden area with Robyn Cook, the Kitchen Garden Teacher.

Trained staff will help kids learn how to use the real hand-tools provided to bring their imaginings to life.

The Colombian Coffee Co. will be open on site for hot drinks and tasty treats; remember to bring your own coffee cup if possible and show the young ones you value the planet.

Previous City Makers programs have sold out, so you’ll need to act fast to book your tickets. 

Save the date

When: June 25, 26 and 27, 9.30am-11.30am

Where: The MET, Corner First Ave and South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore

Cost: Tickets $8 per child, per session, bookings essential online

Bring: Hat, water, sunscreen, snacks, picnic rug or chair for parents

The workshop will provide a playground of miscellaneous materials from nature or repurposed from building sites, along with tools including hand saws, hammers and nails to build their creations.

A parent must be present during the session and should directly supervise children aged under five who are using hand tools.

However, parents are otherwise encouraged to relax, socialise and give kids space to run wild.

This event is held in partnership with Living Smart, a Sunshine Coast Council program encouraging and empowering the community on its sustainability journey.



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