Santa Claus at Sunshine Plaza .
Santa Claus at Sunshine Plaza . John McCutcheon

Five things on this weekend in the midst of holiday madness

THE first week of school holidays is coming to an end but don't let boredom sink in.

Here are some activities to try at the weekend.

1. Ladies Day

SATURDAY is Ladies Day so let the members of the Warwick Water Rats treat you like the queen you are.

Delightful platters of nibbles will be prepared and served with champagne, each guest will receive two complimentary drinks.

Don't forget in the midst of the glamour there will also be a game playing. The B Grade squad will be taking on USQ Saints and the A Grade team sees Gatton Black Pigs against USQ Saints.

Festivities kick of at 1pm tomorrow and tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds will go towards Southern Downs Ark.

WHEN: Tomorrow 1pm

WHERE: Warwick Water Rats club rooms

COST: $10

2. Visit from Santa

TAKE the kids to the Criterion tomorrow between 11:30 and 2pm and get them on the nice list this Christmas with a visit from Santa.

The entire venue will be decorated for the Christmas in July event happening all day Saturday.

Dress up in your favourite Christmas cheer and present from Santa for the most creative ensemble.

There will be a special festive menu and carols sung on the day.

WHEN: Saturday July 7 from 11:30am

WHERE: Criterion Hotel 84 Palmerin St, Warwick

COST: Christmas menu $20 per head, regular menu still on offer

3. Glitz, glamour and bingo

TAKING centre stage, four drag queens will be bringing their fake eyelashes, fancy bling and naughty quick wit to guarantee a great night of entertainment at the Snow Queen Bingo in Stanthorpe.

The Exhibition Centre will be the hottest place in Stanthorpe when Bebe Gunn, Poppy Lectric, HOvanna Crown and Maxine Taxine host an hilarious night of bingo, drag show and karaoke.

Grab your friends and book a table for a chance to win the $300 bingo jackpot.

There will be plenty of chances to win with cash prizes for every game, and prizes and raffles throughout the night.

Entry includes bingo and entertainment.

Wear your best bling to win great prizes.

Buy tickets now to avoid disappointment at Maddies Gift Gallery or buy online at

Proceeds go to the 2019 Snowflakes in Stanthorpe.

WHEN: Tomorrow from 5.45pm

WHERE: Exhibition Centre, Stanthorpe Showgrounds, High St, Stanthorpe

COST: $30pp tickets at Maddies Gift Gallery or

4. Sausage sizzle

THE iconic Bunnings sausage sizzle is always a family favourite on the weekend and with school holidays on there will be extras on site.

A kids activity station will be set up and loaded with face painting, glitter tattoos and more surprises.

WHEN: All weekend from

WHERE: Bunnings, 43 Palmerin St Warwick

COST: Free

5. Popcorn and chill

GET off the couch and treat yourself to a full cinematic experience at Warwick Twin Cinema.

There's something on for everyone to enjoy.

Catch the highly anticipated sequel Incredibles 2 or the fan favourite Ant-man and the Wasp.

Anyone who is a fan of Adam Sandler can't miss hearing him in the animated movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Sink your teeth into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The popcorn machine is always hot and remember to bring cash with you as there are no eftpos machines on site.

WHEN: For movie sessions call 4661 9477 or head online

WHERE: Warwick Twin Cinema 81 Grafton St, Warwick

COST: Children $8.50 concession $9.50 adult $11.50