Gold Coast Summer School Holiday Guide 2023

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

Our Gold Coast Summer School Holiday Guide is all you need! We’ve scoured the Gold Coast to find the best kids’ activities, camps, events, workshops, and more, and we’ve listed them all below. Read on for things to do on the Gold Coast with kids this summer!


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Step beyond reality this Summer!

FREAK Virtual Reality, Surfers Paradise

November 24, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Freak Virtual Reality Step Beyond Reality This Christmas

When you go to the movies, you watch the entertainment. When you go to FREAK, you’re IN the entertainment.

This Christmas, step beyond reality to experience the ultimate end of year fun! FREAK has got a variety of Christmas specials, ready for the ultimate family adventure. READ MORE


The Ultimate Summer School Holiday Indoor Adventure

BOUNCE Gold Coast

December 1, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park Gold Coast

After Dark is back for the ultimate end of term party to kick off the summer school holidays – the perfect event for school-aged kids and teens to celebrate the end of term! Plus, the 2-Hour Superpass is the best way to enjoy twice the time and have twice the fun. Whether you’re trying to master your first backflip into the Big Bag or learning how to run The Wall, it’s the perfect ticket option to master your moves and unleash your freestyle! READ MORE



Thunderbird Park, Tamborine Mountain

December 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Digit Tamborine Mountain

Australia’s first ever mini-excavator park Dig It at Tamborine Mountain just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast is ready for the holidays! The hard hats are hanging, the high viz is shining and the dozers are ready for their little drivers! READ MORE


Indoor Skydiving – Unwrap the ultimate thrill!

iFly Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

December 8, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Indoor Skydiving Unwrap the Ultimate Thrill

Make this year’s Christmas one for the record books. iFLY Gold Coast’s limited-time Christmas specials are now available! Indoor skydiving is fun for the whole family. Whether you’re shopping for Mum, Dad, Nan, Pop, your aunt Betty or your 10-year-old nephew Billy who is impossible to shop for, indoor skydiving solves all those problems. READ MORE


Aerial & Circus Fun Workshops

December 11, 2023 – January 12, 2024

HAPY Studio, Currumbin

Aerial Circus Fun Workshops

Discover the fun of Aerial Arts and Circus Fun at HAPY Studio! They will keep your kids from climbing the walls and have them climbing Aerial Silks instead!!

These workshops are suitable for children aged 5-10 year olds. HAPY Studio has 2 hour, 3 hour and 6 hour workshop options. READ MORE


Mums and Kids Wakeboarding Camp

GC Wake Park

December 14, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Holiday Camp at Gc Wake Park

Embark on an adventure at the GC Wake Park Mums & Kids Wakeboarding Camp! Perfect for any mum that would like to hang out with their kids and get amongst the wakeboarding together. Open to all abilities. READ MORE


Summer Riding Adventures and Fun

Unity Equestrian, Advancetown

December 11, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Summer Riding Adventures and Fun at Unity Equestrian

Experience the vibrant spirit of summer at Unity through an array of captivating activities that cater to clients of all ages. Embark on exhilarating trail rides, available every day of the school holidays. The experienced coaches lead you on an unforgettable journey through scenic paths, ensuring novice riders’ safety in the beauty of nature. READ MORE



Kids Travel + Stay & Eat for FREE + $100 Room Credit for January Villa Stays

Kingfisher Bay Resort, K’gari

Until March 31, 2024

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Kgari Fraser Island

Your family getaway in island paradise is calling! Stay in a self-contained villa for 3 nights or more and SAVE BIG with Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Kids Travel, Stay & Eat for FREE deal which includes school holiday travel during December. PLUS… all villa stays in January 2024 will receive a BONUS $100 room credit to spend during your stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort!  READ MORE 


School Holiday Camps at MyFirstGym

MyFirstGym, Robina

December 12, 2023 – January 18, 2024

School Holiday Camps at My First Gym

Join MyFirstGym these holidays during December and January for some full day camps from 9am – 3pm.

MyFirstGym Holiday camps are coach lead classes that focus on movement and exercise while keeping your kids active and entertained over these school holidays. If you’re looking for a healthy way to keep your kids moving and having fun at the same time, there is no better holiday program out there than My First Gym Holiday Camps! READ MORE


Summer School Holiday STEM Program

Skill Samurai Ashmore

December 12, 2023 – January 19, 2024

Skill Samurai School Holiday Program

Skill Samurai Ashmore Summer School Holiday Program offering Roblox, Minecraft, Python and Junior Coding, Robotics, 3D Printing, YouTube Creation and Artificial Intelligence. Half and Full Day camps are available.

Exclusive discount for Kids on the Coast followers: 25% OFF any Camp with code KIDSCOAST at checkout. READ MORE


Gold Coast Aqua Park

Broadwater Parklands

December 14, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Gc Aqua Park

Nestled in Gold Coast’s Broadwater Parklands, GC Aqua Park, the region’s largest inflatable water park, promises excitement, laughter, and endless adventures this summer school holidays. With 600m of thrilling water slides, conquer obstacles, and bounce on inflatable playgrounds at this prime beachside location. READ MORE


Sparkling Summer @ Paradise Centre

Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

January 2 – 21, 2024

Sparkling Summer Paradise Centre

From Tuesday 2 – Sunday 21 January 2024, Paradise Centre will transform into Sparkling Summer – where the beach shimmers, sand glistens, and nights sparkle! Capturing the essence of the sun-soaked season, Paradise Centre is turning up the heat by serving up some sparkling prizes, live music and a whole lot of fun in the sun. READ MORE


Colour Your Imagination – Just add books

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Daily until January 28, 2024

Colour Your Imagination Just Add Books

Colour Your Imagination – Just add books invites you to (re)discover the wonder and beauty of books. Surprises await on the bookshelves and unexpected things can be found if you look beyond the book cover. HOTA’s playbook of imaginative family fun is ready for you to open. READ MORE


Training Wheels to Two Wheels

Various locations, see website

Saturdays and Sundays

Training Wheels to Two Wheels

This workshop is designed to assist children to advance from training wheels to two wheels held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am at various locations. Part of the City of Gold Coast Active & Health program. READ MORE



Across the Region

Fairy Tales


Daily until 28 April, 2024

fairy Tales at Qagoma'Fairy Tales' at QAGOMA

Take a fascinating journey into a fairy-tale world where folklore, enchantment and tales of caution intertwine with art, design and film. From the opulence of a gilded carriage, an exquisite glass slipper and the depths of a wild and twisted woodland to wicked witches, magical animals and stalwart princes and princesses, GOMA’s latest exhibition highlights how the fairy tales that have entertained us for centuries are explored through art and culture. READ MORE

Ultimate School Holiday Fun

Urban Xtreme, Hendra

December 8, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Urban Xtreme Summer School Holiday Program

Looking for some inspiration to keep your kids active and entertained during the school holidays? Whether you’re looking for some family fun or get the kids supervised for the day, Urban Xtreme’s got you covered! PLUS get 10% off with code kitc10!  READ MORE


Trolls-tastic school holiday activities

Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

January 8, 2024 – January 19, 2024

Trolls School Holiday Activities at Sunshine Plaza

Fill these school holidays with a range of Trolls-tastic activities each week at Sunshine Plaza! Kids can enjoy craft, scavenger hunts and more. Different activities each week! READ MORE


Jurassic World by Brickman®

Queensland Museum

December 8 2023 – July 14, 2024

Jurassic World by Brickman®

Get ready for an immersive adventure like no other as Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught re-imagines Jurassic World, the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, in the largest LEGO® brick exhibition in Australia. READ MORE



Want to see more of what’s happening 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 School Holiday Guide 2023     Sunshine Coast Summer School Holiday Guide 2023


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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