Gold Coast Spring School Holiday Guide

Looking for things to do with the kids this Spring school holiday on the Gold Coast?

Our Gold Coast Spring School Holiday Guide is all you need! We’ve scoured the Coast to find the best kids’ activities, camps, events, workshops and more, and listed them all below.


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Holiday Holographic Entertainment

Holoverse, Surfers Paradise

September 1 – October 2

Holoverse Banner Gold Coast

Holoverse is a new hi-tech Entertainment Centre that uses state of the art Holograms to create amazing experiences and adventures. Explore the prehistoric planet and the ancient dinosaurs that live there in “Dinosaur Adventure” or take a dive into the otherworldly ocean depths and swim with fishes in our “Holographic Aquarium”!


The Ultimate Spring School Holiday Indoor Adventure!

BOUNCE Gold Coast

September 15 – October 2

Bounce Gold Coast

BOUNCE is the perfect playground to develop your freestyle tricks these school holidays. It’s the ultimate indoor play area to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.


Kids Flicks: Free Movies and Minding at The Strand

The Strand, Coolangatta

September 16 – 30

Kids Flicks the Strand

Drop off your little ones with The Strand’s highly qualified minders and let them embark on an adventure with their favourite characters while you indulge in some retail therapy, your own movie screening or grab a bite to eat. ️️


Unleash the Fun

Level 1 at Paradise Centre!

September 16 – October 1

Unleash the Fun on Level 1 Paradise Centre Gold Coast

Roll up, roll up, for a whirlwind of excitement on Level 1 of Paradise Centre, where fun is cranked up to 11 these school holidays!

Unleash your inner lumberjack with family axe-throwing at MANIAX Axe Throwing, dive into an ‘out of this world’ FREAK VR experience, and challenge your wits in the brand-new Padlock’d Escape Rooms and Bar (opening these school holidays).

Show off your skills at ZONE BOWLING and lose yourself in the captivating world of the largest Timezone Australia on the planet – it’s a circus of endless fun!


Spring coding and robotics holiday courses

Junior Robotics, various locations & online

September 16 – October 2

Junior Engineers Spring School Holiday Program

Junior Engineers has got your spring school holidays covered with a fabulous range of Survival Mode coding, robotics and creative classes right across the country.
Plus, save 10% – Use the Code KITCSURVIVAL10 at checkout!


Kids Take Over

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

September 27 – October 1

Dj Skool at Hota

Your favourite mini fest is back – taking over HOTA these school holidays. With a program bursting indoors and out, Kids Take Over is packed with free and ticketed workshops, visual arts experiences, performances, and everything in between.



Next Level High Ropes Adventure Park Sunshine Coast Banner


KRANK School Holiday Program: September

Various locations across Logan

September 16 – October 1

Krank School Holiday Program September

Dive, jump and dance into the school holidays with KRANK! Keep your kids and teens busy with over 100 free and low-cost activities. From outdoor sports to performing arts, there’s something for everyone aged 5 to 17 years.


Wanderlust Family-Friendly Performance: Xavier Rudd

Gold Coast Convention Centre

September 21; 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Wanderlust Family friendly Performance Xavier Rudd

Wanderlust’s highly anticipated True North Event is back Live in September.

See Australia’s incredible ARIA award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd live at Wanderlust, in a 75-minute FAMILY-FRIENDLY concert!


Illusions Magic Show

The Village Theatre

September 22; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Illusions Magic Show

Get ready to see some of the world’s most impressive Las Vegas style magic and illusions with 3 time international Merlin Award winner for ‘Illusionist of the Year’ and ‘Australian Entertainer of the Year’, master illusionist Matt Hollywood.



Spring school holiday activities across SE QLD


Brisbane Festival 2023

September 1 – 23

Various locations across Brisbane

Lightscape Brisbane 2023 a Rainbow Tree

The incredible Brisbane Festival returns this spring school holiday with a mesmerising program for the whole family. Dive with a friendly giant at Erth’s Shark Dive, explore the brilliance of Brisbane City Botanical Gardens after-dark at Lightscape, or even be serenaded in your favourite local park at Brisbane Serenades!


Monster Jump

Sandstone Point Hotel

September 16 – October 2

Monster Jump Sandstone Point

It’s time for a massive Bounce Bonanza these school holidays! Australia’s hottest new attraction, Monster Jump, is returning to Sandstone Point Hotel! The mobile inflatable obstacle course is set to jump into Sandstone Point from the 16th September – 2nd October 2023.


Park Play

Victoria Park

September 18 – 27

Kids Having Fun at City Parklands Park Play Victoria Park

Spring into school holidays at Victoria Park with animal-themed activities the kids will love! On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 18-27 September 2023, 9 am-1 pm each day, Park Play will provide kids with fun experiences and performances that will keep them engaged while keeping parents entertained too!


Fun-tastic adventures await at The Ginger Factory!

The Ginger Factory, Yandina

September 18 – 29

Ginger Factory School Holidays

Calling all kids and families on the Sunshine Coast! Get ready for a fantastic time at The Ginger Factory this coming school holiday season. It’s the place to be for smiles, laughter, and amazing shows that you won’t want to miss this September!


PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Mighty Adventure

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

September 16 – October 1

Paw Patrol Landscape at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Dive in and join a Mighty Adventure with PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast these September school holidays! Join Adventure City’s Heroes on an interactive trail through the aquarium to help save our sea turtles from the supervillains of Adventure City, whilst learning about our sea creatures and their amazing powers!


School holiday holograms

Hologram Zoo

August 22 – October 31

Child at Hologram Zoo Looking at Hologram Dinosaur

The Hologram Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see animals up close while utilising the latest advancements in holographic technology. Visitors can interact with the holographic animals as if they were real by feeding them, petting them, and even playing with them. The animals can even grow much larger than their real life counterparts!


Kids Travel + Stay & Eat for FREE

Kingfisher Bay Resort, K’gari

September 1 – December 31

Kids Travel + Stay Eat for Free

This is your chance to escape to K’gari (formerly Fraser Island) and receive free ferry transfers, accommodation, breakfast and dinner for the kids. Stay in a self-contained villa for three nights or more and save with Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Kids Travel, Stay & Eat for free deal, which includes school holiday travel during September and December.


Want to see more of what’s on this Spring for kids on the Sunshine Coast and kids in Brisbane?

Click on a region below to find out what’s happening across the rest of southeast Queensland ↓

Brisbane Spring School Holiday Guide Button        Sunshine Coast Spring School Holiday Activities for Kids

Spring School Holiday Guide Landing Page

Or visit our What’s On calendar for more events and activities across the region.

We are constantly adding school holiday activities 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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