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 Trivia and Activities!

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 Trivia and find your answers in 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:

“A witching time” – make your own witches hat and ‘poisoned’ apple bobbing

“How to make your dragon” – dragon themed crafting and giant games

“By royal appointment” – DIY crown & princess hat making and giant games

“A hard days knight” – make your own shield, paper crafting, tower of balance game

“Pirates of the Sunshine Coast” – yaarrr craft your pirate eye patch and parrot & hit the tins

“Vikings and viqueens” – make your own shield, paper crafting, tower of balance game

Crafting and some great BIG games 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, then share your results with the kingdom to win. We provide you with lots of creative materials to decorate and make your own craft. Wear it to be King or Queen, Witch/Wizzard, Viking or Dragon of the Castle. Your imagination is endless.

Courtyard Big Games – many modern games have their origins in medieval times. We have a heap of fun family favourites for you to try, some come in XXL sizing.

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

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.