Gold Coast Easter School Holiday Guide

With Term 1 disappearing faster than the hot cross buns you swore you wouldn’t buy, Easter is just around the corner. And that means it’s time for another Gold Coast school holiday!

Our sparkling city has plenty of activities for Gold Coast kids in store this Easter. Below is our Guide to the 2023 Easter school holiday on the Gold Coast!

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Grill’d Kids Burger Masterclasses

April 1 – 14

Grill’d restaurants across the region

Kids Burger Classes at Grill'd this April school holiday

Ready to go from burger lovers to lil super chefs this school holiday? Australia’s favourite home-grown burger brand Grill’d is serving up hands-on kids burger masterclasses this April school holidays. And kids are super excited!


Sweet As Easter at Paradise Centre

April 1 – 16

Paradise Centre

Sweet As Easter Paradise Centre

Hop into Paradise Centre for a SWEET AS EASTER! Easter egg-citement is taking over Paradise Centre from 1 – 16 April 2023. With free entertainment, tasty giveaways, bunnies and birds, all wrapped up as one Sweet As Easter.

Tropic Arcadia


Daily until April 30

Topic Arcadia at Hota

Tongan-Polynesian artist Samuel Tupou has created a curious, pop-up island for you to explore. Discover his colourful patterns inspired by tapa (bark cloth) designs set amongst a surreal, tropical landscape that is part memory, part imagination, part arcade game. Through the layered art, families will be transported into a multi-dimensional realm of fun and adventure.


The Ultimate Easter Indoor Play Area: BOUNCE Gold Coast

March 31 – April 16

Bounce Gold Coast

the Ultimate Easter Indoor Play Area Bounce Gold Coast

BOUNCE Gold Coast has wall-to-wall fun in store these Easter school holidays!

From their After Dark end-of-term celebration on 31st March to the Awesome4some BOUNCE bundle, gather your tribe and unleash your free spirit this Easter!


Gold Coast Recreation Precinct – Easter School Holiday Program

April 3 – 12

Gold Coast Recreation Precinct, Palm Beach

Kids Sailing Canoes at Gold Coast Recreation Precinct School Holiday Program

Got kids with energy to burn? The Gold Coast Recreation Precinct Easter school holiday program is no ordinary vacation care program! Kids get to try their hands at climbing high ropes, abseiling from heights, learning circus skills, or captaining canoes.


Easter school holiday STEM program

April 3 – April 14

Various locations across SE QLD + online

Kids and a Tutor at Junior Engineers Learning to Code

Junior Engineers’ jam-packed Easter school holiday program is now on sale. And they have a huge range of coding, robotics and creative movie making classes on offer.

There are more than 260 two or three day holiday camps scheduled at 60 schools and community centres across the country, and a heap of online options too!


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Holiday Swim Intensives

April 3 – 14

Superfish Swim Schools

Holiday Swim Intensives with Super Fish Swim Schools

Superfish Swim School is offering programs for 1 or 2 weeks over the Easter School Holidays. Intensive 1:1 lessons, every day for 4 days in a row, in their heated indoor pools.


Welcome to Wonderland at The Strand!

April 6 – 21

The Strand, Coolangatta

Easter at the Strand

Uncover a world of wonderland at The Strand these school holidays. Join The Strand at their wonderful wonderland where you’ll sure to be finding your way to a world of craft! READ MORE


Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

April 7

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Enjoy the Easter school holidays with a stroll along the foreshore at Surfers! Discover market stalls and witness local talented artisans-at-work. Take home homemade desserts, hand-made fashion and accessories or even personalised treasures.  READ MORE

School holiday activities across the region

R.O.F.L. (Roll on the Floor Laughing)

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

March 28 – April 5

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Join Rich and Matt – The Listies – for a comedy extravaganza jam packed with superbly stupid stuff. In its QPAC debut, R.O.F.L (Rolling On The Floor Laughing) sees The Listies tackle the most terrifyingly torturous family situation of all: BED TIME!

ImagiNation Children’s Festival

April 15

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct, Logan

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The iconic ImagiNation Children’s Festival event is back on Saturday 15 April from 9 am to 3 pm at the Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct, Logan. This one-day event will showcase six activity worlds, jam-packed full of fun, vibrancy, imagination, and adventure.

The event is aimed to help develop children’s minds in innovation, technology and creativity, also enabling them to move in their bodies through action and adventure and finding deeper connections to land, nature and culture. READ MORE


Looking to travel across south-east Queensland these holidays?

Check out what’s happening during the summer school holiday in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast by clicking the region image below ↓

Brisbane Easter School Holiday Guide      Sunshine Coast Easter School Holiday Guide

Or 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!

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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