SUNSHINE COAST: School Holiday Guide Easter 2019 - Top pick of things to do!

27 March 2019

Get your hot cross buns ready, because Easter school holidays are just around the corner!

With school holidays approaching, it's time to fill up that calendar with camps and activities to keep kids entertained.

There's stacks of great things happening across the region these school holidays for the kids. Here's our top picks of school holiday activities for kids on the SUNSHINE COAST!

Hoppy Easter! 

Looking for more ideas? Check out the FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE!


Haven Mindful and Creative Space

Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, Noosaville

1 - 30 April

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Haven is Noosa Civic's very own sanctuary: a place for you to unwind and recharge in the middle of your busy day.

With workshops for children and adults including watercolour, macramé, pottery, sewing, meditation, photography and much more. There's even complimentary yoga for the kids along with bliss ball making and botanical Easter craft workshops for the kids!

Please note, bookings are essential and request a $5-10 donation per workshop. 100% of proceeds will be donated to our charity partners, Waves of Wellness Foundation. ... READ MORE


Create your own Happy Pops these school holidays!

Happy Pops, Shop 6, On the Beach, 49 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

5 - 22 April 

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Come on down to Happy Pops these school holidays!

1. Choose your pop ...

2. Choose your dipping ...

3. Choose your topping ...

4. Spoil yourself !

Kids mini pops are $3 or create your own Happy Pop just the way you like it! ... READ MORE


Voyage by Neo Vida Dance Company

The J Theatre, Noosa Heads

5 & 6 April

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Neo Vida, a Sunshine Coast dance company presents “Voyage”. By celebrating painters and combining the definitions of artists across media and performance art, Neo Vida’s performance of “Voyage” translates the narrative content of varied paintings into an expression of dance choreographies. The paintings are the inspiration and story line for the production.

Costumes and characters within the dance will be evoking the figures, landscapes or emotions in the paintings and will faithfully refer to the textures and colours of the chosen artwork. This will create beautiful images on stage that are dance in a different sense ... READ MORE



School Holiday Activities at Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

6 - 18 April

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Don't miss out on the Paw Patrol live show and craft, Silent DJ School, roving entertainment, giveaways and more!

Come along to make dreamcatches, beaded bracelets, glitter glow face painting and chill out to some live tunes. Then, to celebrate the Easter Bunny visiting, make your very own Easter bunny balloons to take home and get a sweet treat while you're there! ... READ MORE 


Join Peppa Pig on an Aquarium Adventure

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

6 - 21 April

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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (formerly Underwater World) is helping Peppa Pig celebrate ‘15 Years of Muddy Puddles’during the April school holidays with a marine adventure!

Peppa herself will be plunging into the aquarium for daily meet and greets from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 21 April from 10-1pm.

Guests will begin their SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast experience with a special edition activity book (while stocks last) before embarking on an underwater journey to find Peppa’s friends and family among the marvellous reef creatures.

Keep a lookout for Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig, George Pig, Suzie Sheep and Rebecca Rabbit amid the regal blue tang, sea stars, grey nurse sharks and playful seals! ... READ MORE


Waterworld Central

Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point 

6 - 22 April 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Craving some summer sun and fun outdoor activities? Get excited because Waterworld Central, Australia’s first mobile water park, is returning to Sandstone Point Hotel! 

Head along for some school holiday fun with giant inflatable pools and slides to splash and play around in.

Enjoy activities like the giant twin slides of the Dragon Pool or bouncing around under the palm trees of Shark World. And don’t miss the brand new, X-treme Tuber which boasts 80m of downhill tubing fun!

If relaxing is more your thing, head to the wading pool to chill out and have a splashing good time! And for the dare-devils at heart, take the Dino Challenge by plummeting down our massive Colossal Dino Slide!

If you still haven’t had enough, check out our Zorb Cylinders and experience what it’s like to walk on water! ... READ MORE


Family Saver Sessions – School Holidays at Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas across the Sunshine Coast

6 - 22 April

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Join Cinebuzz and get $12.50* tickets across the Family Saver Sessions of the big family films these school holidays! Best of all – Cinebuzz is free to join. Join now at

Don’t just fly, soar into Disney’s Dumbo, everything is awesome again in The LEGO Movie 2, dream bigger with Wonder Park and things are about to get hairy in Missing Link! 

Upgrade to Gold Class for a luxury family experience. Look for Family Saver sessions available on select sessions before 5pm Monday – Friday. There is even a dedicated Kids menu in Gold Class. Or you can upgrade to Vmax Family Saver Sessions to see movies BIG!

Plus, you can make a day of it with the cinemas’ Family Calendar of fun ... READ MORE


Spartan Kids Sunshine Coast

On the Farm at Maleny Dairy

7 April 8:00am - 3:00pm

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Spartan Australia is bringing the world's best kids' obstacle course race to the Sunshine Coast these April school holidays.

The Spartan kids' course will feature 2km of pure muddy joy suitable for children of all fitness levels. Junior Spartans between the ages of 3-13 are encouraged to come along and conquer specifically designed Spartan obstacles while having a whole heap of muddy fun in a non-competitive, safe, and supportive environment.

Kids will receive all sorts of freebies; like a badass 2019 Spartan Kids' Medal, a Spartan Kids' T-shirt, and a Spartan Kids' headband! This isn't as good as it gets though; the guys at Spartan are also letting parents run on course with their kids for free! ... READ MORE


Kiah Park Horse Camps

Beenham Valley, QLD

7 - 20 April

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Kiah Park is a dream come true for school-aged horse lovers. Located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland on over 300 acres of rolling country side, Kiah Park has around 70 horses, with a unique horse to suit every rider, whether your child is a beginner or has had many years of experience.

Each child adopts a horse to pamper and care for throughout the duration of their stay. They will enjoy arena lessons, trail rides and a gymkhana, besides lots of fun team activities. Beautiful new friendships are formed in a fun and safe environment, doing what every horse-crazy child loves best.

If your child would prefer to come along for just a day to see what Kiah Park is all about, there is also day trips available on Mondays and Tuesdays of the holidays ... READ MORE


Natureweavers Autumn Holiday Program

8 - 11 April

Natureweavers, 45 Bougainvillea Drive, Black Mountain

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Experience the Earth School at Natureweavers the award-winning forest school program on the Sunshine Coast.

For children ages 3-16, children will play and learn in wildspace, in tune with the natural rhythm of the season, learning skills to help them make friends with nature.

Each day has a different program, from playing games and exploring the ecosystem to whittling a magic wand and weaving ... READ MORE


School Holidays at the Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory, Yandina

8 to 12 April 

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The secret is out! Willy Wonker is on a mission to find the ultimate top -secret ingredient for his latest confectionery creation at the Ginger Factory.

Join Willy Wonker as he sets off on an exciting journey into a world of pure imagination! As with any great adventure, there will be singing, dancing, laughter and excitement galore.

Willy Wonker will stop at nothing to create the tastiest treats. Can you help him on his journey this school holiday at the Ginger Factory? 

Free school holiday entertainment, with two shows daily ... READ MORE


Coast Club - Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi

8 - 18 April

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Get the kids out and about these school holidays with Coast Club Adventure Activities at the Sunshine Coast! Kids can take part in 3-hour or 6-hour activity sessions led by trained instructors, who provide a safe, caring and fun learning environment.

Just some of these activities include: Giant swing, caving, fencing, kayaking, rock climbing and more!

There are different activities on offer every day making each day a new experience ... READ MORE


Wildling School Holiday Programs

Wildling Forest School

8 - 18 April

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Come and join Wildlings Forest School for an adventure and some old-fashioned fun these Easter holidays! Come and join us on one of our daily workshops as kids learn how to make bows and arrows, build rafts, make bush cubby houses and cook bush recipes over the fire, all while under the supervision of the passionate and experienced Wildling recreational educators.

Children get to use real hand tools, get wet and muddy, climb trees and slide down the mud slide! Workshops are run daily ... READ MORE 


Free School Holiday Fun

Kawana Shoppingworld, Kawana

8 - 20 April 

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Enjoy FREE school holiday fun at Kawana Shoppingworld!

Experience our Fun Park, with craft activities, interactive games, and free fairy floss!
 Or create your own Hatchimal Home PLUS, meet Draggle! ... READ MORE


Happy Girls | Workshop One

Butterfly Heart Workshops, Blooming Healthy Studio, Caloundra

9 April 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm


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Happy Girls Workshops are for shy, quiet girls that when they are in a safe space they shine and show their true sparkle. They love stationary, bright colours, unicorns, animals, music, singing and dancing, arts and crafts and crystals.

This workshop helps your girl to explore who she is while learning to love herself. It gives her the tools to practice self-love, build self-esteem, problem solve, acknowledge her strengths, show compassion, master mindfulness, choose how she feels, make good choices and spread her love and kindness to others.

Each workshop goes for three hours where Michelle provides a fun and relaxed environment for the girls to interactively work through their workbooks together, being creative, enjoying sing-alongs, playing with crystals, participating in visualisations and meditations ... READ MORE


Turtle Illustration Workshop

Gondor Writers’ Centre, Landsborough

9 April

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For children who love to draw, love turtles and love the environment.

Come and learn how to draw a turtle and investigate how we can help these endangered sea creatures that visit our very own Sunshine Coast Beaches.

Learn some simple drawing techniques and create your very own unique turtle illustration. We will then experiment with some different ways to bring colour and life to our designs. Finally we will explore the types of turtles that nest on our beaches and some simple things we can do to help protect them ... READ MORE


Montessori+ Easter Holiday Program

Montessori International College, Forest Glen

9 - 17 April

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The Easter Holiday Program is a wonderful opportunity for your child to have a whole day or a 2-hour workshop during the holidays.

They can even invite their friends and family to join in as well. Montessori+ is an innovative program initiated by Montessori International College to source out and form partnerships with local professionals, to utilise our campus spaces after school hours as a hub for artistic, creative and sporting pursuits.

Montessori+ provides an opportunity for the Sunshine Coast Community to engage in holiday programs, and have access to talented and experienced tutors all in the one location ... READ MORE


Free Peter Rabbit Easter Activity Centre

Stockland Caloundra, Caloundra

15 to 20 April

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Peter Rabbit is coming to Stockland Caloundra these Easter school holidays.

Join Peter Rabbit daily for a character meetand greet and take part in the FREE seedling craft. Held outside Kmart ... READ MORE 


For our FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE - CLICK HERE! Packed with all the school holiday events happening in your area!

Looking beyond the doorstep these holidays? Check out our Top Picks for things to do in Brisbane, and Top picks for things to do on the Gold Coast


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