Summer school holiday activities for kids in Brisbane

The end of another school year means the start of the summer school holidays! Don’t fret Brisbane parents, the river city has plenty of summer school holiday activities for big kids and little kids.

Here is our guide to summer school holiday activities for kids in Brisbane.  ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

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Summer holiday STEM camps with Junior Engineers

Locations across Queensland

12 December 2022 – 13 January 2023

Stem Summer Holiday Camps with Junior Engineers

Let Junior Engineers inspire your child this summer with their 2 and 3 day STEM camps. Whether your kid is a coding rookie or budding tech superstar, there is something for them. Classes include Lego Mindstorm, app development, film making, stop motion, robot building with Arduino and coding with Minecraft, Roblox and Micro:bits. Kids in the City subscribers get 10% off when you use the code CITYCOAST10.


Adam Noah Vacation Care Spring 2022


Iceworld summer school holiday public sessions

December 12, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Boondall & Acacia Ridge

Family at Iceworld Ice skating in Brisbane

Iceworld is the coolest place to be this summer holidays and has plenty of public session times for you to get your ice-skating fix!

2-hour weekday sessions will be held from 10.30am and 1pm and they also have their usual evening and weekend options.


BOUNCE: The ultimate indoor play area

MACGREGOR: 544 Kessels Rd, Macgregor QLD 4109
TINGALPA: 40 Enterprise Place, Tingalpa QLD 4173, Australia

December 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Child on Trampoline at Bounce Mcgregor

BOUNCE is the perfect playground to develop your freestyle tricks these school holidays. It’s the ultimate indoor play area to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.


Junior school holiday golf clinics

December 13, 2022 – January 19, 2023

Golf Central BNE, Brisbane Airport

Boy Learning to Play Golf at Bne's Junior Golf Clinic

Golf Central BNE’s super fun Junior Clinics are back this Christmas school holidays. These clinics are perfect for the aspiring pro golfer as well as those new to the sport.

Adam & Noah Summer Vacation Care

December 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Adam & Noah Early Learning College, Heritage Park

Adam Noah Summer Vacation Care

Summer vacation care returns this December at Adam & Noah Early Learning College, open to kids from across the area. Enjoy excursions everyday, plus youth camp, talent show and much more!


Monster Jump & Splash

January 8 – 22, 2023

Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

Monster Jump Splash

Things are about to heat up these summer school holidays with Australia’s hottest new attraction, Monster Jump & Splash coming to Sandstone Point Hotel! Enjoy a bounce bonanza on our mobile inflatable obstacle course followed by a cruisy cool down on the Splash attractions!

Next Level High Ropes Course


Fast track holiday swimming lessons and kids activity hub

January 9 – 12, 2023

Various Kingswim locations

Fast track Holiday Swimming Lessons Kids Activity Hub

Fast Track is a 4-day program of holiday swimming lessons which run during the school holidays by Kingswim.

Lesson duration ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the class level. Fast Track is open to all families, whether they are already in the Kingswim program, swimming somewhere else, or are new to swimming altogether. Everyone can benefit from the intensive holiday swimming program.


Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program presents Revolting Rhymes

January 19, 2023

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Lord Mayors Childrens Program Presents Revolting Rhymes

Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Revolting Rhymes takes the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranges them with hilarious twists.

The Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program is a series of fun and engaging performances free to the public that run during the Queensland school holiday periods as part of Brisbane City Council’s City Entertainment program.


Iceworld Christmas

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Until January 22, 2023

Queensland Museum, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Disney Animation Exhibition at Queensland Museum Brisbane

Uncover the magic behind almost 100 years of the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Disney: The Magic of Animation at Queensland Museum.

The exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to explore hundreds of original sketches and artworks from their favourite Disney animated classics and go behind the scenes in this rare opportunity to experience the wonderful creativity and innovation from the world’s most prolific animation studio.


School holiday activities across the region


Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!

December 12, 2022 – January 31, 2023

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Summer of Seals at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

It’s the Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium! From 10 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, the Mooloolaba attraction is celebrating the much-loved marine mammals with a range of school holiday activities for families to enjoy.


Fresh As Summer at Paradise Centre

December 17, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

Fresh As Summer at Paradise Centre

Paradise Centre is feeling as Fresh As Summer, and so will you when you visit this December and January! They have the juiciest line up of fresh, fruity, and free entertainment, live DJs, giveaways and so much more to keep the whole family entertained.


The Big Wedgie

Broadwater Parklands

Daily through school holidays

Aerial View of the Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park Gold Coast

The Big Wedgie is an EPIC inflatable waterpark with 4 massive inflatable waterslides that are like nothing else you would have experienced! There is one for every age and level.



Visit our What’s On calendar for more events and activities across the region.

We are constantly adding events as they are announced, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly!

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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