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!
Step beyond reality this Christmas!
November 24, 2023 – January 28, 2024
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
BOUNCE Gold Coast
December 1, 2023 – January 21, 2024
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
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
Southport Sharks, Southport
December 3, 10, 17, 2023; 5 pm – 8 pm
Celebrate the best time of year with family and friends at Sharks with their Christmas Family Nights returning for another festive showing throughout December. Enjoy a Christmas-themed dinner buffet with live entertainment from LOL Crew, The Grinch & Fideous the Frog performing their fun. The kids can enjoy free Christmas goodies, free face painting, Christmas carols, plus very special visits from Sharky & Santa. READ MORE
iFly Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
December 8, 2023 – January 28, 2024
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
Unity Equestrian, Advancetown
December 11, 2023 – January 20, 2024
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
Kingfisher Bay Resort, K’gari
Until March 31, 2024
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
December 12, 2023 – January 18, 2024
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
Skill Samurai Ashmore
December 12, 2023 – January 19, 2024
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
Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise
January 2 – 21, 2024
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
HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Daily until January 28, 2024
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
Various locations, see website
Saturdays and Sundays
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
Daily until 28 April, 2024
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
Urban Xtreme, Hendra
December 8, 2023 – January 21, 2024
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
Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore
January 8, 2024 – January 19, 2024
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
December 8 2023 – July 14, 2024
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 ↓
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!