School Holiday Program Sunshine Coast


The Sunshine Castle regularly puts on an entertaining school holiday program. The Castle’s school holiday programs are popular and a great addition to the Castle’s self guided tour and treasure hunt, the Cafe and Toyshop. All activities are free with regular admission.

The next program will be published here prior to the next Queensland school holidays. For programs and events outside of the holidays please check on Facebook  and the Castle Calender of Events


Sir Justyn's - Medieval Program!

Get up close and personal with resident knight Sir Justyn and his special interest in everything Middle Ages. He will enthrall young and old whilst sharing his knowledge about facts and legends, whilst busting a few myths along the way, in an interactive demonstration. Participate in Sir Justyn’s Medieval activities and join in on his daily midday talk.

If you are up for the challenge, test Sir Justyn by asking him a question about the Middle Ages, that he cannot answer. If you succeed, you WIN a prize.

Back with his favourite activities all young archers are able to learn or perfect how to shoot the medieval longbow (rubber-tip arrows) under the guidance of Sir Justyn.

Be sure to listen out for the daily canon fire displays – that folk promise will be hard to miss.

Learn a little more about history, castles and castle life and join in Sir Justyn’s knightly activities and challenges.

Themed Craft 'n Games

On crafting days creativity is the name of the game – with the Courtyard transforming into a big arts, crafts and games mecca.
Our themes for the crafting and games days are:

Christmas Crafting – Tree decorations, Santa Lists and more – cool off with some fun Apple Bobbing
Pirate’s Ahoi – yaarrr craft your pirate eye patch and parrot & hit the tins
Crown & Shield Making for Royals and Knights and giant games
How to make a dragon – dragon themed crafting and the tower of balance game
Witches & Wizards – make your own witches/wizards hat and ‘poisoned’ apple bobbing

Crafting will keep the young and the young at heart busy with royal business. Share some quality time with your group or family and have a go at the different activities. We provide you with lots of creative materials to decorate and make your own craft.

(craft activities and games require adults to supervise and assist children)

A Night with Owls hosted in the Castle Courtyard by Raptor Vision - TICKETED EVENT

Come and be introduced to these magnificent birds in the magical setting of the Castle Courtyard.
Tickets for the show are $30 per person and must be pre-purchased. No door sales!


Find a comfy spot in our Courtyard whilst Jason from Raptor Vision explains and educates us about his Owls – whilst they show off some of the things they have learned in their training.

The Castle bar and Cafe will be open to purchase drinks and snacks and you can stay to hold an Owl (extra cost) for a photo after the show.

Please come dressed for sitting outside – remember your mozzie spray.
Kids under 3 are free! (Please write the number of under 3’s accompanying your booking in the comment box, when purchasing tickets)

All children cannot be running around during the presentation and must sit with a parent or caregiver during the show and be fully supervised at all times whilst at the Castle.

Bring your own Camera and have a photo taken with an owl on your arm between 5:30 and 6:30 pm before the presentation. $5 per person. You may have to queue 🙂

CASTLE CAFE IS OPEN FROM 5:30 PM for snacks and beverages!

Please Note:

  • The Sunshine Castle is open 7 days a week from 9:30-4:30 during Queensland school holidays. The Holiday Program runs daily from 10am – 3pm.
  • The program may be subject to change at management’s discretion and changes will be announced on Facebook
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and cannot be left unsupervised. The booked entertainers for the Holiday Program are there to safely run activities and entertain – they are not there to supervise or take responsibility for the children.