HOLIDAY FUN: Whitsunday Christian College student Siena Larsson (right) read books to sisters Nicole Fry, 5, Karlie Fry, 3, and Mia Fry, 6, during the free Storytelling session at Lea's Book Exchange on Tuesday afternoon.
HOLIDAY FUN: Whitsunday Christian College student Siena Larsson (right) read books to sisters Nicole Fry, 5, Karlie Fry, 3, and Mia Fry, 6, during the free Storytelling session at Lea's Book Exchange on Tuesday afternoon.

Holiday program aims to bring life and optimism to Airlie

KIDS can tackle school holiday boredom with an exciting range of fun-filled, interactive activities now available through the new Airlie Beach Resort Town program.

Launched by the newly formed Airlie Beach Chamber of Commerce, the program includes free or low cost activities for the whole family to enjoy everyday of the school holidays.

Activities run all day, and include face painting, storytelling sessions, volleyball and tug of war competitions, Zumba, table tennis, teenage discos and many more.

Chamber president Jo Sweeney said the program was designed to ensure all visitors enjoyed a fantastic and memorable Airlie Beach experience.

"Many people share the view of turning Airlie into a resort town and we are taking that concept and making sure there are an abundance of activities that are either free or at cost for tourists and residents to enjoy," she said.

"We want the Airlie Beach area to live up to their expectations, make them want to come back and show evidence of being an active community."

Story telling at Lea's Book Exchange is one of the many activities.

Shop attendant Wendy Beale said the school holiday guide was a positive step for Airlie Beach.

"We have a lovely new road and people are coming back into the shops and I just think that anything that creates activity and excitement is wonderful," she said.

The activities will end on the last day of school holidays on Sunday, October 6.

A guide to the program is available at many businesses in the Airlie area.


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