Trading Hours

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Welcome to The Little Community Space.

We’ll be hosting an array of activities and events in this space over the coming months.

Tuesday: Enjoy a complimentary cuppa with new friends, click here for more info

Wednesday: Kid’s Mornings, click here for more info

The Little Community Space is home to the Noosa Civic Community Library. We welcome you to take a book, leave a book or share a book.

If you’re looking for a free venue to host a workshop, talk or community initiative please apply to marketing@noosacivic.com.au.

Terms and conditions apply.

Join us every Tuesday at 9am to meet new friends and enjoy a takeaway coffee or tea from one of our cafes in Centre.*

Date: Every Tuesday

Times: 9am – 11am

Location: The Little Community Space, located next to Woolworths

*Noosa Civic will provide complimentary hot beverage vouchers for customers to use at their chosen café in Centre. Vouchers will be distributed between 9am and 9.15am. One voucher per person. To be eligible for a complimentary coffee voucher, person must be present and attend The Little Community Space meet up.

Take home a cuddly new friend or gift it to a child in need at The Ronald McDonald House.

Dates Monday 1st – Friday 12th July daily
Times 9am, 11am and 1pm (20 spaces per session)
Cost $5 donation to Ronald McDonald House
Location Outside Red Rooster

 

Bookings are essential, and will open soon so stay tuned!

Wednesday is play day at Noosa Civic.

We invite you to come down and enjoy free fun for your little ones every Wednesday at 10am.

No need to book, simply turn up and discover new and exciting themes each week.

May 1st Fairies
May 8th Mother’s Day
May 15th Magic
May 22nd Teddy Bears
May 29th Ocean

 

The Kid’s Mornings are held in the Food Court, next to the Playground.

Please note – commencing Wednesday 22nd May, the Kid’s Mornings will be located in The Little Community Space which is located near Woolworths.

See you there.

Somehow we’ve found our way into 2019 and the end of school holidays is in sight (collective sigh of relief from parents all around the country). And while we look forward to a break from feeding and entertaining our kids 24/7, we have a new challenge looming ahead of us:

The dreaded school lunch box. *Cue dramatic music: Dum, dum, dum, dummmm*.

I don’t know about you but I dread opening up that sweet smelling food coffin at the end of the day. A place where soggy sandwiches and half-eaten apples go to die.

And then the pressure of having to imminently pull a magical unicorn manoeuvre the next day, creating a whole new lunch time extravaganza, where you envision your kids devouring it all with a hunger only ever seen in the presence of a very large bowl of chocolate ice-cream.

So to help you through the pain, we’re throwing you a little bit of inspo and a few handy hints to not only create a lunch box the kids will engage with every day, but to also keep you feeling inspired and forever channeling your inner Maggie Beer.

STRESS LESS

WHAT’S IN A LUNCHBOX?

CHOOSE ECO-FRIENDLY PACKING

  1. Select reusable containers or wraps instead of single-use packaging (try beeswax wraps or reusable sandwich wraps).
  2. Buy foods in bulk instead of in packaged portions and create your own snack packs.
  3. Explore foods that can be used as wraps: tortillas, lettuce leaves, sushi seaweed, sliced ham and rice paper can all be used to wrap other foods such as salad and rice, and can be placed into a container.
  4. Make your own snacks, treats and dips.
  5. Have a lunch box kit that’ll easily accommodate the foods your kids love.

 

MAKE LUNCH FUN!

 

There we have it. A few great resources and tips to hopefully make the lunch box mission more fun and less of a chore for everyone involved! We’re so lucky to live in a society where we can offer our kids wholesome and nutritious meals and lunch boxes – so relish and enjoy. And RIP to any sandwiches that make it home at the end of the day.

 

*Written by Chevaune Hindley.

Born and raised in South Africa, Chevaune had to live in 5 other countries before finding her forever home on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. This is also where she realised that she doesn’t know how to hack it in a “real” job and all she actually wants to do is travel, write, take pictures and tell stories. When she’s not doing that she’s daydreaming about food and travels, planning her next creative venture or spending time with her family (most likely on the beach.) You can follow her work and adventures on Instagram @chevaunehindley

Images provided by Ever Eco – @ever.eco

 

Mister Weekender presents ‘The Best Walking Track in Noosa National Park’

Nestled at the southern end of Hastings Street in Noosa, you’ll find my favourite spot on the
Sunshine Coast – Noosa National Park. A winding oasis of walking tracks, secluded beaches,
lush rainforest, rugged coastline, spring wildflowers and panoramic vistas, it’s easy to see why
this is a popular spot amongst locals and visitors alike.

With dolphins frolicking all year round, whales migrating past during the cooler months, and
koalas snuggled in the gum trees above, Noosa National Park is a wonderful spot to enjoy
Queensland’s beautiful climate.

There is an array of walking tracks to suit all fitness levels and interests, however my favourite
track (and the most popular) hugs the coastline. Taking approximately 20 minutes one way, the
track starts at the entrance of Noosa National Park, where there is lots of day parking. It can
get busy, particularly during holidays and warm, sunny days so make sure you arrive early in the
morning. Do note that if the surf is good around the points at Noosa National Park, you will
struggle to find a car park. So, you may have to walk in from Hastings Street, which is totally ok
because the views are gorgeous, and the boardwalk is currently being refurbished and will be
completed in time for Christmas this year. With extra viewing platforms to add to the
refurbishment, I think most people will enjoy the walk starting from Hastings Street instead!

Once you start the walk you’ll soon find yourself at the first viewing platform at Boiling Pot. This
spot offers incredible views over Tea Tree Bay and across the ocean to the famous coloured
sands of Rainbow Beach. From here you will continue up a very slight hill, then walk back down
the other side through thick, lush native trees towards Tea Tree Bay. Here you will always find
a few surfers and paddle boarders in the water, enjoying the point breaks here.

After walking past Tea Tree, you’ll soon find yourself walking up another hill and over to
Dolphin Point. It’s at this point where the track trades a concrete pathway for dirt and small
rocks. This is where most people stop and make their way back, especially those with children
in prams. As a reward for your efforts, there are multiple viewing platforms and spots to sit and
enjoy the views from Dolphin Point, and you’ll often see people snap a few photos from here.

Once you’re rested and you’ve soaked up all the views, you’ll walk back in the direction you
came and whilst the track might be the same, your perspective of the views is entirely different.
It’s a breathtaking experience to say the least. When you find yourself getting closer to the
entrance to Noosa National Park, a quiet sense of calm will most definitely overcome you, and
you’ll walk away feeling so much closure to nature knowing you only left footprints on the
pristine sandy beaches behind.

Follow Mister Weekender, our lovely local Jaharn Quinn, on Instagram to find out all of her travel tips!

 

Date: Saturday 16 Feb – ongoing
Time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Location: Noosa Civic Food Court

Join your fellow fitness fanatics in Centre for a complimentary work out.

You’ll get 45 minutes of functional training, suitable for all fitness levels, with each class delivered by an accredited personal trainer. And best of all – it’s free.

When:      Every Saturday morning

Where:     Noosa Civic, Food Court

When:      7:30am

Cost:         Free

Bring a mat if you have one, otherwise we’ll have spare ones available. No need to book, see you there!

Noosa Civic Shopping Centre is proud to support‘The Little Community Pantry’, a community food drive which encourages the donation of non-perishable food items to a collection point in the Centre for distribution locally to those in need.

Delivered by OzHarvest Sunshine Coast, the initiative encourages people to contribute to ‘The Little Community Pantry’ by either collecting an extra food item during their shop, or donating surplus unopened food items from home.

OzHarvest Sunshine Coast Coordinator, Michele Lipner, said the new initiative will provide great benefits for the local community.

“I am thrilled OzHarvest Sunshine Coast is entering into this wonderful partnership with Noosa Civic, in a true example of locals helping locals,” Ms Lipner said.

‘The Little Community Pantry’ donation point is located near Woolworths in Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, and all donations of sealed non-perishable, glass-free food items are very much welcomed.

In particular, the program welcomes donations of: