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9 awesome spring school holiday activities on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast, Guides, School Holiday Guides

Looking for ways to entertain the kids these school holidays? Don’t fret, there are plenty of fun school holiday activities on the Gold Coast this spring!

To make it even easier for you, we’ve done the hard work and put together our favourite school holiday activities for kids on the Gold Coast.

Educational activities

Nurture your child’s curious mind with a fun and engaging Junior Engineers STEM camp. Junior Engineers has a wide range of exciting online group courses and private tutoring classes available, too. You can even attend in person in Brisbane.

Junior Engineers School Holiday Stem Camps

For the creative kids, the team from Wesley Kids is holding a free school holiday Artbeat workshop on September 28. The session is designed to help kids navigate and regulate their emotional states through the arts. The exciting percussion, visual arts, circus skills and yoga workshop is co-led by a mental health clinician and a creative team of expert artists.

Free Artbeat School Holiday Program

For teens who fancy trying their acting skills, head to the four-day intensive screen acting workshop. ​Casting director, Astrid Wells Cooper and acting coach, Teraze Burke, help prepare young actors for the numerous film and television productions scheduled for filming in Queensland in 2022 and 2023.

Teen Acting Workshop

Or head into The Strand, Coolangatta for a packed program of superhero-themed craft. It’s time to save the world and spread positive energy!

the Strand School Holiday Program


Sporty and healthy school holiday activities

Mindful Kids Yoga has a lovely school holiday treat for the little ones this spring with its mindful kids yoga retreat. Kids will enjoy age-appropriate yoga asanas, fun and games, simple relaxations, breathing exercises and meditations. With storytelling, arts and craft and musical activities, it’s a playful introduction to healthy living and Ayurveda.

Restorative Yoga for Kids


For the adrenaline riders, Dirt Groms Mountain Bike School Holiday Skills is on again these school holidays. Kids will do a 1-hour skills session then spend an hour riding the trails you don’t usually ride. It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn new skills, meet new friends and have loads of fun.

Gold Coast Mountain Bike School Holiday Camp

Prefer to stay indoors? When the rainclouds descend, there’s still plenty to keep kids active.  BOUNCE Burleigh is the ultimate indoor play area to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility. It has a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.

Boy Playing Basketball at Bounce Macgregor

Or for some pure, unadulterated fun, head into Paradise Centre these school holidays. Play in Timezone, chuck an axe, walk with dinosaurs or enjoy a fiesta. It’s always a holiday in Paradise!

Entertainers at Paradise Centre Gold Coast

In Brisbane

As the weather is warming up so come and chill at an Iceworld public session these school holidays! With Olympic-sized rinks at Acacia Ridge and Boondall, it’s a fun afternoon for the whole family.

Iceworld School Holiday Public Sessions

If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child on stage at QPAC Playhouse. Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

the Gruffalo's Child at QPAC


For more school holiday activities across the region, check out our full Spring School Holiday Guide here!

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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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