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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Make the most of market day with your munchkins!

Introduce your kids to the power of creativity at Eumundi markets by exposing them to artwork, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys and a plethora of delicious international cuisine. Sip on some old fashioned lemonade with your children as you bask in the glory of the stellar line up of entertainment. Educate your family by talking to the array of health and wellbeing practitioners present at the Eumundi markets, or purchase some handmade soaps or fine local cheeses to enjoy at home. Here is how you can optimise your day from start to finish with the kids these school holidays on the Sunshine Coast.

 Cafe Envy

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Affogato, Cafe Envy – Sunshine Coast

This little organic gem opens at 6am every morning so it is the ideal location to take your kids before a fun filled day at Eumundi markets. Cafe Envy is all about nutrition and providing their diners with 100% real food with numerous organic, gluten free and vegetarian options. Order the Envy’s Benedict that includes a homemade potato rosti on a bed of baby spinach, fresh roma tomato, poached egg and Envy’s hollandaise, and add bacon or salmon if you’re known to be ravenous at breakfast time.

So because you have a big day at Eumundi ahead, coffee is vital to survive this school holiday fun, order a double espresso to really start your engine. If you’re not a coffee enthusiast try the ‘start me up’ smoothie packed with the nutrients you need to begin your day right. If your kids are known to prefer a more simple breakfast option but still want maximum taste order their home made baked beans on grain toast with grilled ham accompanied by a with pineapple, orange and passionfruit juice. The fit out at Cafe Envy is super fun, swimming with quirky decorations and an incredible amount of colour.
Where: 5/31 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, QLD, 4588

Original Eumundi Markets

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Child at the fruit stall, Eumundi markets – Sunshine Coast

There is a reason why Eumundi markets thrives through rain hail or shine, it’s because the quality of activities is astronomical. There are so many things to see and do, you literally won’t know where to begin. Why not start at the Henna design stall, the kids will be in awe of the skilful hand art but don’t worry parents it will fade away before they have to start back at school again.

There are copious amounts of interesting hat and jewellery stores that your little girls will love to explore or deck your boys out in some local kids clothes that will set them apart next free dress day. Expose your children to some authentic Aboriginal culture at the didgeridoos and Aboriginal art shop. An exciting one is the dinosaur educational stall or the ‘Pumpkin Jetty tiny tents’ that has adorably decorated tents ideal for playtime. Whether you want to challenge you child’s mind at the puzzle stall or purchase a Japanese Bonsai tree, make sure you visit the Eumundi markets these school holidays.
Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, QLD, 4562

4th Floor Restaurant 

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Dining view, 4th Floor Restaurant – Sunshine Coast

So it’s been a big day for mums and dads chasing their kids around Eumundi markets making sure sibling rivalry isn’t skyrocketing and everyone is well hydrated. Tonight you should call the babysitter and have some well deserved quality time together at the most exquisite dining venue, 4th Floor Restaurant. This dining experience is second to none, it’s an amazing waterfront location in the heart of the Sunshine Coast that provides fabulous gourmet food and a sparkling wine menu to die for.

Their modern cuisine at the 4th Floor Restaurant incorporates seasonal freshness and the service is 5 star. Start with roasted garlic cream and parmesan oysters an some Bloody Mary shots to really ignite the romance. Then try some seared duck breast or roast suckling pig and complete with a velvety vanilla Créme Brulee with candied strawberries and biscotti.
Where: 4/77 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

It’s the school holidays! So creative parents we would love to hear about the fun filled days you have planned with your little munchkins, inspire other likeminded parents in the comments below. 

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