WINTER: School Holiday Guide 2017

05 June 2017

Gold Coast - Holiday Events

June 17 & 18

Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale

Where: Gold Coast & Exhibition Centre

Time: 8am-4pm

Guilt free shopping is just around the corner, Lifeline Gold Coast $2 Clothing Sale. The Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale is a perfect opportunity for bargain hunters, quality clothes seekers and families to find pre-loved clothing items, to stock your wardrobes and give you a fresh new style ready for winter. The donated quality clothing items include dresses, shirts, tops, shorts, skirts, jeans, children’s and leather so it’s the one stop event for all your clothing needs.

Details: Free entry.



June 17, 18 & July 2

Cars 3 Advance Screening

Where: Yatala Drive In Theatre

Time: 6pm

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of Cruz Ramirez, an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Details: $49 Carload (5).



June 18

TLC ‘Walk with a Smile’ 5km Walking Challenge

Where: Runaway Bay Sports Centre

Time: 8am-10:30am

Can you walk five kilometres with a smile on your face? This will bring many smiles to sick local kids. TLC for Kids Gold Coast will hold the TLC "Walk with a Smile" five-kilometre walking challenge on Sunday June 18. There will be a sausage sizzle and certificates for all participants. Even Borobi will be coming along. This event is for the whole family. Bring everyone along to "Walk with a Smile”. TLC for Kids Gold Coast is a volunteer team who raise funds locally to support sick kids in the Gold Coast and Tweed Hospitals. One hundred per cent of funds raised will support these local sick kids.

Details: Adults $12. Children 12 years and under $6. Children under 5 Free!



June 20

Winter Arts Festival

Where: Merrimac State High School

Time: 5:30pm-8pm

Attendees will first be dazzled with music, dance and drama performances, followed by two 30-minute interactive sessions where family and friends can participate in classroom style activities and get involved in the action! A photo scavenger hunt perfect for the kids, or helping to paint the new ART sign, everyone who attends will be able to get involved in the fun and action.



June 22

Play School Prince of Bears

Where: Various venues

Time: 12pm-2pm

Don’t miss out on the chance to see your children’s favourite television show live in concert when the Play School Concerts come to town. Prince Big Ted has a royal crown, he has a royal cloak but doesn’t have a royal castle. He sets off to find one, and is joined by his friends Humpty, Jemima, Little Ted and the Play School toys as he travels through a fun filled world of nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Get ready to sing, dance and jump for joy, with a live show that will delight and captivate all Play School fans.

Details: All Tickets $19.80, Adults at children’s prices. Babies under 12 months free, $6.60 processing fee per booking.



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June 23 to July 1

The Adventures of Peter Pan And Tinkerbell

Where: The Arts Centre, Gold Coast

In a world premiere and in its only Queensland performance, Bonnie Lythgoe Productions stages one of the most magical musical pantos of them all. Peter Pan and TinkerBell will feature sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairy-tale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers and riotous comedy magic for the whole family.



June 23

Kids Karaoke Party!

Where: Benowa Tavern

Time: 6pm-8:30pm

What's the best way to kick off these school holidays? Rockin' it out on the microphone at the Benowa Tavern for our Kids Karaoke Party! The resident face painter and balloon twister will also be on hand with some amazing creations.

Details: Call to book your table in the bistro.



June 24

VIVA Ibero America Festival

Where: Broadbeach SLSC

Time: 12pm-late

This is a family friendly event, full of fun and culture. Come along with your friends and family and enjoy the best of Viva Ibero America Festival.VIVA will present our amazing culture featuring exotic food, drinks, arts and entertainment that will tantalise your senses to an extraordinary cultural experience. Don't miss your chance to be a part of VIVA!

Details: Free entry from 12pm-1pm.



June 24

Surfers Paradise Variety Waiter’s Challenge

Where: Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise

Time: 10am

A collaboration between the Surfers Paradise Alliance, The Avenue and Variety Queensland, the challenge will see waiters from more than 20 Surfers Paradise restaurants, cafés and bars will race against the clock, and each other, as they tackle an obstacle course that will test their agility, accuracy and speed.

Details: Free.



June 24

Yoga Day Festival

Where: Justins Park, Burleigh Heads

Time: 8am-11am

This year the Festival is hosting an outdoor yoga session at Justins Park, nestled right in front of the beautiful Burleigh Heads beachfront. Leading the session will be a variety of handpicked local teachers who will be taking you on a fun and inspirational journey through flowing asanas, sacred music, guided meditations and a long and luxurious relaxation in the warmth of the gentle Winter sun.

Details: Free



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June 24 to July 8

Brickman Experience - Interactive LEGO® Exhibition

Where: Gold Coast & Exhibition Centre

Time: 9am-5pm

Showcasing a collection of LEGO® models that are fun, inspirational and memorable, visitors will enjoy an interactive and hands-on experience, whilst learning about each individual model through their unique behind-the-scenes stories. The Brickman Experience allows you to see Ryan’s internationally awarded works all together in the one place.

Details: See website for tickets.


June 26 to July 7

Coast Club School Holiday Activities – Gold Coast

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Time: 9am onwards

Looking for an adventure these school holidays? During the school holidays the Gold Coast Recreation Centre will be running 3 & 6 hour activity sessions for children aged 8 and over. Parents and families welcome. Coast Club sessions from $27.15 per child. Activities include Archery, High Ropes, The Cliffs, Canoe to David Fleay Wildlife Park, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Straight Up, Giant Swing, and more. Places fill fast! Make sure you pre-register for sessions online. If you’re looking for an activity for younger kids, The Rock Face is open extended hours over the holidays. The 10 metre high artificial rock climbing wall offers 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, for ages 5 and over. Our automatic belay system means that you don’t need a partner to climb. Casual Climbing is $11.35 per person, all equipment included.


June 26

School Holiday CodeSpace Camps

Where: Southport Community Centre

Time: 3pm-9pm

Keep your kids thinking during the school holidays in workshops that both kids and parents love! Kids can learn how to code, make video games, build iPhone apps, battle lego robots, create Mini Brickfilm Movies, Mod Minecraft and so much more!

Details: $99. Suitable for kids aged 7-14 years.



June 26 to 30

Term 2 Kids Karate Camp

Where: Southern Cross Martial Arts

Time: 9am-3pm

School might be on break but Kids Karate is in session! Join in for our Term 2 Kidz Kamp. Includes heaps of training and other karate based activities plus all of the skill stripes and more. The camp ends with a grading but best of all, you’ll be training with your friends and instructors! The Kidz Kamp cost includes all activities and gradings but not food. Due to food allergy considerations food is strictly BYO.

Details: Call to book. Early Bird $250 if paid in full by 31st May. SWAT Badge members $50 discount. STORM Badge members $100 discount.



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June 29, 30 & July 1

ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo

Where: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Time: Thurs 4pm-8pm / Fri 10am-8pm / Sat 9am-5pm

The Expo, a major support event to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, is expected to attract more than 25,000 visitors, with free admission for the general public. There are over 50 exhibitors, including a huge display of the latest ASICS footwear and fashion. The expo will also feature an information booth, providing all important participant information for race day including maps, shuttle bus timetables and road closures.

Details: Entry free.



June 30

Kids Disco!

Where: Dublin Docks Tavern

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Last Friday of every month! It's party time for the kids with disco lights, music, and even a smoke machine, with strobe lights and laser lights! There will also be Dancing Games - conga line, limbo, corners, fruit salad and face painting or balloon twisting.



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June 30 to July 1

Premier Invitational Tournament

Where: Magic Unite TFA

Prestigious football (Soccer) tournaments for under 8s and Under 9s competing in this inaugural year. The tournament has grown an age group every year. 2017 will see the tournament cater for Under 8s to Under 14s. In addition to this 2017 will also cater for Under 11 and Under 13 Girls.



July 1

Gullivers Coomera Fun Raiser Day

Where: Gullivers Coomera

Time: 1pm-4pm

Gullivers Coomera Fun Raiser Day is about to hit epic proportions of family fun! Let's all get together and raise the MUCH needed funds to help the Shirran family save their baby boy Charlie. Charlie Shirran was diagnosed with Stage Four High-Risk Neuroblastoma at under one year of age. Read his story and join us in the quest to Chasing Charlie’s Cure!

Details: Family entry $10.



July 1

Chinatown Markets

Where: Davenport St. & Young St, Southport

Time: 5pm-9pm

Gold Coast Chinatown – in the heart of Gold Coast CBD – will come alive with Asian culture, children’s activities and entertainment. The markets will offer a blend of cuisines from across Asia, or why not try one of the many restaurants in Gold Coast Chinatown and enjoy the atmosphere.



July 1 & 2

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Where: Broadwater Parklands

Time: 6am-3pm

Take on a personal challenge and join more than 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from around the world in eight races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge, Zespri 4km Junior Dash and Zespri 2km Junior Dash.

Details: $45-$155



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July 1 & 2

Queensland Ballet Dance Student Workshops & Audition

Where: The Space, The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Time: 9am-3pm

If you are a dance student aged 2-15 years, join Queensland Ballet for ballet classes here at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in July! These classes aren’t about how well you dance, they’re about having fun, making friends and learning more about ballet.

Details: $15-$20 per participant



July 3 to 7

Kids Holiday Club

Where: GUGC Student Guild

Time: 8am-5pm

The Student Guild will be coordinating an on campus Kids Holiday Club from Monday July 3 - Friday July 7. The program is offered to Griffith University Gold Coast students and staff with primary school aged children (6-12 years old) who require school hours care, as it overlaps with the University semester. Kids Holiday Club will provide a fun and safe place for your children to “hang out” while you work or study on campus. Offering a range of exciting activities, excursions and experiences to keep your child entertained! Kids Holiday Club is overseen by an experienced team of enthusiastic and friendly leaders who all hold a current Blue Card.

Details: Registrations close Friday 23 June.



July 4

Children's Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

Where: Fradgley Hall

Time: 9am-12pm

Helping children to improve strength and flexibility while letting go of stress and anxiety. Using games and activities to navigate the tricky world in which we live in, kids will learn ways to help calm down and centre themselves. They'll also take home a beautiful mindful art therapy activity and set positive intentions. 

Details: $32.50. Suitable for 5-12 years. Mats and all equipment will be provided, please bring a light snack and water bottle.



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July 8 & 9

Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo

Where: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Time: 9am-4pm

With over 30,000 people expected to attend, you can expect to see over 150 exhibitors, awesome live entertainment including including exciting animal shows like DockDogs – the world’s premier canine aquatics competition, flyball, high jumps, reptile and insect encounters, product giveaways and discounts, celebrities, hundreds of animals and much, much more!

Details: Gold coin donation on entry.



July 9

Salsa & Tango in the Park

Where: The Porch Stage, Latinmania

Time: 3pm-6pm

If you love Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue Kizomba, Argentinean Tango or any other Latin dance, chances are you will love this free workshop. For beginners through to advanced, you don't need a partner, just bring your dancing shoes.

Details: Free



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