THRIVE

Children climbing on a rock climbing wall

THRIVE aims to inspire and encourage everyone of all ages to lead healthy and happy lives by participating in a range of fun and social activities now available throughout the Toowoomba Region.  

Check out the schedule in the blue headings below for upcoming activities such as; kayaking, bushwalks, trail yoga, high & low ropes, rock climbing, sailing, mountain biking, cycling, nature play and Magical Parks activities. All activities are FREE and are perfect for beginners.

Forget about ability or perfection – THRIVE is about trying something new, meeting different people, enjoying fun times with friends and family, boosting energy levels and feeling great!   

 

How to book activities at Reflections Lake Cooby:

 

How to book Nature Play activities:

How to book all other activities:

  • Participants joining online (coming soon): By booking online you can register for multiple activities at a time.  The participant agreement is also completed as part of the online booking form. You do not need to complete a hard-copy form.

  • Participants joining by phone or email:  Contact the activity provider by phone or email to book your space and complete a hard-copy THRIVE - general participant agreement form. The participant agreement form must be given to your activity provider at the start of the activity. Or you can arrive a little earlier and the activity provider can give you a form to complete.

Please note that:

  • You only need to complete the participant agreement once, not every time you are joining a THRIVE activity (families can complete one form for all family members).
  • Online bookings are processed Monday to Friday during business hours, in the order they are received.
  • Bookings and participant agreement forms are not required for Magical Parks.
  • Participant agreement forms are not required for the Bike Buddies program.

Come along to a free Bike-Ability workshop and improve your skills and confidence to ride more!  

Where: Groom Park, Toowoomba
When: 
Saturday 28 April & Sunday 6 May: 9am - 1.30pm
Contact: Jan on 0427 431 481 or info@cycleaway.com.au

Want to ride to places but don't know how? Get together with a local volunteer bike buddy for one-on-one coaching.

To join or find out more contact Bicycle Queensland by emailing bikebuddies@bq.org.au

Where & When: 

  • Picnic Point, Toowoomba: Sunday 25 February, 9am
  • Ravensbourne National Park: Sunday 4 March, 3pm
  • Crows Nest National Park: Sunday 25 March, 10am

Contact: Suzanne, 0409 479 280, suzanne@iconadventures.com

Where: Yarramalong Weir, Yandilla
When: 
Saturday 3 March: 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm  
Contact: Seaway Kayaking, 0449 529 251, info@seawaykayakingtours.com.au

Looking for something fun to do during the school holidays (and all year round)? Get the kids outdoors to play a new augmented reality game at parks across the Toowoomba region. Download the free Magical Park App and bring your smartphone or tablet to the below Magical Parks sessions at a park near you and discover a digital fantasy land for children and families to explore. 

All Magical Parks activities are free and available all the time, and no bookings are required.

magical park pic

Magical Park locations:

  • Cecil Plains (Henry Stuart Russell Park)
  • Clifton (Elsie Jones Park (off Church St))
  • Crows Nest (Centenary Park)
  • Goombungee (Pioneer Park)
  • Highfields (Peacehaven Park)
  • Kingsthorpe (Recreational Reserve)
  • Millmerran (Millmerran Recreation Reserve - Football Field)
  • Oakey (Gordon Park)
  • Pittsworth (Bridgman Oval)
  • Southbrook (Bicentennial Park)
  • Toowoomba (Newtown Park – near carpark)
  • Toowoomba (Queens Park – near playground)
  • Westbrook (Centenary Park)
  • Yarraman (Errol Munt Sports Reserve)

Where: Jubilee Park Pump Track, Toowoomba (Bridge St entry) 
When: Sunday 25 March: 9am & 12pm 
Contact: Jeana, 0434 490 459, justmountainbiking@gmail.com

Start stretching those arms and legs and get ready for some awesome activities that will include:

  • Pine cone shot put
  • Hay bale hurdles
  • Discus throwing with log rounds
  • Bamboo javelin throwing
  • Wild and free gymnastics

Saturday 17 March:

  • Queens Park (off Lindsay St):  9am to 11:30am

Wednesday 4 April: 

  • Lions Park, Millmerran: 9am - 10.30am
  • Cambooya Recreation Grounds: 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 5 April: 

  • Skelly Recreation Reserve, Crows Nest: 9.30am - 11am
  • Pioneer Park, Goombungee: 2pm - 3.30pm

Contact: Nature Play Qld, 07) 3367 1989 or info@natureplayqld.org.au 

Saturday 17 March:

  • Rock climbing & ropes course: 8.30am - 10.30am & 10.45am - 12.45pm
  • Sailing: 1pm - 3pm & 3.15pm - 5.15pm

Saturday 31 March:

  • Rock climbing & ropes course: 8.30am - 10.30am & 10.45am - 12.45pm
  • Canoeing: 1pm - 3pm & 3.15pm - 5.15pm

Saturday 14 April:

  • Rock climbing & ropes course: 8.30am - 10.30am & 10.45am - 12.45pm
  • Sailing: 1pm - 3pm & 3.15pm - 5.15pm

Saturday 28 April

  • Rock climbing & ropes course: 8.30am - 10.30am & 10.45am - 12.45pm
  • Canoeing: 1pm - 3pm & 3.15pm - 5.15pm

Contact: Reflections Lake Cooby, 239 Loveday Rd, Geham on 07) 4696 6244 or info@coobyreflections.com.au 

Rock climbing

Where & When: 

  • Pioneer Park, Clifton: Friday 13 April, 9am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 3.30pm
  • Rotaract Park, Pittsworth: Saturday 14 April, 9am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 3.30pm
  • Rotary Park, Oakey: Sunday 15 April, 9am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 3.30pm

Contact:  Matt on 0403 195 162 or info@basezero.com.au 

Trail Walks:

  • Jubilee Park (Bridge St entrance): Wednesday 14 March, 5.30am - 6.30am

Trail Yoga:

  • Glen Lomond (McStay St entrance): Sunday 11 March, 6am - 7.30am
  • Jubilee Park (Bridge St entrance): Saturday 17 March, 6am - 7.30am
  • Glen Lomond (McStay St entrance): Tuesday 10 April, 9am - 10.30am
  • Glen Lomond (McStay St entrance): Thursday 12 April, 9am - 10.30am
  • Glen Lomond (McStay St entrance): Saturday 14 April, 6.30am - 8am
  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Yarraman (northen end of Millar St, off Browne St): Saturday 14 April, 3pm - 4.30pm
  • Jubilee Park (Bridge St entrance): Saturday 21 April, 6.30am - 8am
  • Cranley Reserve (Bedwell St): Saturday 28 April, 6.30am - 8am

Contact:  Bella on 0409 797 764 or explore@wellnessadventuresaustralia.com.au  

The Queensland Government provided $35,108 to Toowoomba Regional Council to support the THRIVE project to get women and girls active for life. 

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