Editor’s Choice: The Best Winter School Holiday Activities on the Gold Coast

Need help to choose what to do with the kids this Winter school holiday? There are heaps of fun winter school holiday activities for kids on the Gold Coast. To help you get the most out of your winter school holiday, our editor has sifted through the endless listings to pick out the best kids’ activities this winter on the Gold Coast.


Shows and performances for the family

If you have a preschooler in the house, the Play School Live in Concert “Humpty’s Showtime” is a must-do. On stage at multiple locations across the region this June/July, this show has been specially designed to delight pre-schoolers and parents alike.

There’s an ice spectacular for the whole family at Paradise Resort this winter, with their one-of-a-kind variety ice skating show, Parad-Ice featuring fierce ice skating that will dazzle with acrobatics, spins, and clown antics.

Or for any pet lovers, The Pet Show 2023 is on at Brisbane Showgrounds from July 1 – 2. There will be educational presentations, entertainment, products to try and buy, meet and greet sessions, face painters, food trucks and more.

the Pet Show 2023

Fun winter school holiday activities for kids

Skate Paradise at Paradise Centre is another must-do for any little groms on the Gold Coast this winter. From kickflips to ollies, Paradise Centre will transform into a skateboarding mecca from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July 2023. Over four action-packed days, the beachside destination will play host to a 7m x 5m skate ramp, skate shows, breakdancing performances, the coolest kids’ workshops on the coast, giveaways, and more.

Skate Paradise

Of course, BOUNCE INC has plenty of activities for the kids this winter school holiday.  After Dark is back for the ultimate end-of-term party to kick off the winter school holidays! From 7-10 pm, the lights go down, and the music starts pumping for 3 hours of uninterrupted freestyle fun. Or take advantage of BOUNCE INC Holiday Camps! Run throughout the holidays, these camps are a super fun, engaging and healthy activity to keep kids entertained during the school holidays.

Tech whizz kids are covered this school holiday too, with Junior Engineers full-day coding and robotics courses. Held at convenient locations across the Gold Coast, there are full-day, half-day and online sessions available.

And for those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss The Chocolate Factory at The Strand! Get ready for 12 days of crafts, games, and non-stop fun that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Best of all, it’s all FREE of charge!

the Chocolate Factory the Strand


For more Winter school holiday events and activities, check out our Queensland Winter School Holiday Guide here!

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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