Gold Coast Winter School Holiday Guide 2023

Brrrr, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature has plummeted (how are those mornings going?!). This must mean the Winter school holiday must be just around the corner!

Wondering what’s on for kids this winter school holiday? There are heaps of fun activities for kids on the Gold Coast. From kids’ shows and sports camps to exciting vacation care programs and crafts, there is something for kids of all ages.


Winter School Holiday Activities – Gold Coast

Play School Live in Concert “Humpty’s Showtime”

June 22 – July 2

Various locations across QLD

Play School Live in Concert

Filled with many fun songs to sing and dance along with, this show has been specially designed to delight pre-schoolers and parents alike. In this 40 minute performance, ‘Humpty and the Play School toys help with the big spectacular featuring starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites.

The Ultimate Winter School Holiday Indoor Play Area: BOUNCE Gold Coast

June 23 – July 9

BOUNCE Gold Coast

Bounce Gold Coast

After Dark is back for the ultimate end of term party to kick off the winter school holidays! From 7-10pm, the lights go down, and the music starts pumping for 3 hours of uninterrupted freestyle fun. Or take your BOUNCE Freestyle to the next level with the 2-Hour Superpass. It’s 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 ultimate environment to master your moves and unleash your freestyle! READ MORE

Or take advantage of BOUNCE INC Holiday Camps! Run throughout the holidays, these camps are a super fun, engaging and healthy daily activity to keep kids entertained during the school holidays.


June 24

Paradise Resort, Surfers Paradise

Parad ice Ice Skating Show at Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Get your tickets to Parad-Ice, Paradise Resort’s one-of-a-kind variety ice skating show, featuring fierce ice skating that will dazzle with acrobatics, spins, and clown antics. It’s fun for the whole family!

The Chocolate Factory

June 26 – July 7

The Strand, Coolangatta

the Chocolate Factory the Strand

Indulge your sweet tooth and step into a world of pure imagination at The Strand Shopping Centre! 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!


Skate Paradise

June 29 @ 11:00 am – July 2 @ 6:00 pm

Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

Skate Paradise

From kick flips to ollies, Paradise Centre in Surfers Paradise 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…so fetch your kneepads and fasten your helmet.

Winter School Holiday Coding & Robotics Camps

June 29 – July 7

Various locations across Gold Coast

Kids at Junior Engineers School Holiday Camp

With full-day coding and robotics courses at many convenient locations across Queensland including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast! Plus online half-day alternatives, Junior Engineers has something for everyone this Winter holidays.

The Pet Show 2023

July 1 – 2

Brisbane Showgrounds

the Pet Show 2023

The Pet Show is all about positive pet parenting. There will be educational presentations, entertainment, products to try and buy, meet and greet sessions, face painters, food trucks and more. Plenty on offer to keep the kids entertained!

School holiday activities across the region

Sesame Street arrives at Sunshine Plaza

June 27 @ 11:00 am – July 8 @ 2:00 pm

Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

Sesame Street Arrives at Sunshine Plaza

OM NOM NOM get ready for a fun-filled Sesame Street adventure these school holidays. All your favourite Sesame Street characters will be visiting Sunshine Plaza from Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 8 July. Let the Sesame Street fun begin!

Kids Collective Roma Street Parkland

June 28 – July 7

Roma Street Parkland

Kids Collective South Bank Parklands

Finding things to do during the school holidays doesn’t have to be a challenge, Kids Collective at Roma Street Parkland have done all of the hard work for you!

During school holidays, the parkland is buzzing with free activities for kids aged 5-12 years old – soak up some fresh air while growing your own seedling, kicking a soccer ball, creating your own arts and craft masterpiece plus more.

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!

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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is 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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