Summer school holiday activities on the Gold Coast

Eeek… the summer school holiday is here! Don’t fret, there are plenty of camps, activities and adventures on the Gold Coast to keep the bambinos busy this summer.

Here’s the best of what’s in store for kids and their grown-ups this summer school holiday on the Gold Coast. ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

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The Big Wedgie

Broadwater Parklands

Daily through school holidays

Aerial View of the Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park Gold Coast

The Big Wedgie is an EPIC inflatable waterpark with 4 massive inflatable waterslides that are like nothing else you would have experienced! There is one for every age and level.


Summer holiday STEM camps with Junior Engineers

Locations across Queensland

12 December 2022 – 13 January 2023

Junior Engineers Stem Holiday Camps

Let Junior Engineers inspire your child this summer with their 2 and 3 day STEM camps. Whether your kid is a coding rookie or budding tech superstar, there is something for them. Classes include Lego Mindstorm, app development, film making, stop motion, robot building with Arduino and coding with Minecraft, Roblox and Micro:bits. Kids in the City subscribers get 10% off when you use the code CITYCOAST10.  


The Ultimate Summer Indoor Play Area: BOUNCE Gold Coast

December 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023

BOUNCE Gold Coast 5 Sunlight Drive, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220, Australia

the Ultimate Summer Indoor Play Area 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.


Next Level High Ropes Course


Indoor gelball skirmish school holiday sessions

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during school holidays

Gelsoft, Yatala

People Playing Gelball Laser Skirmish Gold Coast

Gelsoft Australia is the Gold Coast’s most fun and exciting combat sport venue! Perfect for families, players use Gelsoft blasters in team-based games, in a safe and dynamic battlefield.


Fresh As Summer at Paradise Centre

December 17, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

Roving Entertainment at Paradise Centre Surfers ParadiseParadise Centre is feeling as Fresh As Summer, and so will you when you visit this December and January! They have the juiciest line up of fresh, fruity, and free entertainment, live DJs, giveaways and so much more to keep the whole family entertained.

Iceworld Christmas


Fast-track holiday swimming lessons and kids activity hub

January 9 – 12, 2023

Various Kingswim locations

Fast track Holiday Swimming Lessons Kids Activity Hub

Fast Track is a 4-day program of holiday swimming lessons which run during the school holidays by Kingswim.

Lesson duration ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the class level. Fast Track is open to all families, whether they are already in the Kingswim program, swimming somewhere else, or are new to swimming altogether. Everyone can benefit from the intensive holiday swimming program.


Kids Imagine | Write like an author

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

January 10 – 12, 2023

Children at the Write Like an Author Workshop at Hota

Held in a fun and supportive setting at HOTA, this school holiday program is for young writers aged 7 to 14.


Kids Animal Pottery Workshop

The Craft Parlour

January 11, 2023

Girl Holding Animal Pottery Project

At this cute little pottery workshop your child can learn to make their own personalised clay animal planter or animal mug!

School holiday activities across the region


Iceworld summer school holiday public sessions

December 12, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Boondall & Acacia Ridge

Family at Iceworld Ice skating in Brisbane

Iceworld is the coolest place to be this summer holidays and has plenty of public session times for you to get your ice-skating fix!

2-hour weekday sessions will be held from 10.30am and 1pm and they also have their usual evening and weekend options.


Monster Jump & Splash

January 8 – 22, 2023

Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

Monster Jump Splash

Things are about to heat up these summer school holidays with Australia’s hottest new attraction, Monster Jump & Splash coming to Sandstone Point Hotel! Enjoy a bounce bonanza on our mobile inflatable obstacle course followed by a cruisy cool down on the Splash attractions!


Discover miniBOUNCE these Summer school holidays!

December 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Westfield Carindale, Carindale

Minibounce Slide

miniBOUNCE is an active adventure-play centre specially designed for pre-school kids. Everything at miniBOUNCE is designed to offer fun, active-play experiences that help develop a positive relationship with physical activity for life.


Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program presents Revolting Rhymes

January 19, 2023

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Lord Mayors Childrens Program Presents Revolting Rhymes

Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Revolting Rhymes takes the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranges them with hilarious twists.

The Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program is a series of fun and engaging performances free to the public that run during the Queensland school holiday periods as part of Brisbane City Council’s City Entertainment program.


Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!

December 12, 2022 – January 31, 2023

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Summer of Seals at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

It’s the Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium! From 10 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, the Mooloolaba attraction is celebrating the much-loved marine mammals with a range of school holiday activities for families to enjoy.


Looking to travel across the region these holidays?

Check out what’s happening during the summer school holiday in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast here:

Brisbane Summer School Holiday Guide    Happy Girl on Beach on the Sunshine Coast

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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