The spring school holidays have to be our favourite school break of the year. Everyone is excited to dust off those winter cobwebs and get outside. There’s the anticipation of summer, the water is (almost) warm enough, and the break is only two weeks so we don’t run out of steam!
Here are our top picks for school holiday fun on the Sunshine Coast this September.
If the kids (and grown ups) are itching to get outdoors for some action-packed fun, jump into Sandstone Point Hotel over the school holidays. Monster Jump is Australia’s hottest new attraction and it will be there from September 17 to October 2. This mobile inflatable obstacle course boasting a monstrous 280 meters of endless excitement!
Take the adrenaline to the next level with the new Unlocked Pass at Next Level High Ropes. During the school holidays, climb as many circuits as to can in one day with unlimited access to 145 aerial challenges, looping around three towers, spread across seven different circuits. Climb for the morning, grab some lunch at Sunshine Plaza, then return for an afternoon.
Talking adrenaline, Bike On’s popular one- and two-day mountain biking programs are on again. Catering for all levels, the skills clinics, led by professional and experienced instructors are an enjoyable, low-pressure way for children of all ages to take their mountain bike riding to the next level.
For those that prefer something a little more sedate, a must-do for these school holidays is a ride on the Skyline Ferris wheel currently at Coolum. Take in 360-degree views of Coolum and surrounds from 35m in the air in one of the comfortable gondolas.
Indoor fun and shows
Don’t feel like heading outside? There’s plenty happening indoors!
Peppa Pig is heading into Sea Life Sunshine Coast for the spring school holidays. From September 17 to October 9, little piggies are invited on an interactive adventure that includes meeting new animal friends, jumping in muddy puddles, and solving fun and informative challenges along the way.
If performing arts are what you love, on-stage these school holidays is the wonderful and inspiring Lucy Locket Puppet Show. Showing at the Ginger Factory, this unique children’s theatre production by Jodie Eva Cook is full of adventure, creativity and fun.
For some pure family fun, head along to Suncity Tenpin for an afternoon of bowling! Tenpin bowling is a great way to let off steam, there are lightweight balls and bumpers for the kids, too! It’s a fab way to let the good times roll.
To tap into your child’s creative side. The award-winning team from Goat Track Theatre is bringing its fabulous Kids Holiday Program to the Sunshine Coast these holidays. From September 26-30, Goat Track Theatre will be in residence at The North Shore Community Centre in Mudjimba with an amazingly diverse program of drama and theatre workshops for children aged six to 12 years.
Head to Kawana Shoppingworld for two weeks of creative school holiday fun. Its Full Bloom Activity Zone is where you can design a suncatcher or decorate a cupcake… and eat it too!
Nurture your child’s curious mind with a fun and engaging Junior Engineers STEM camp? Junior Engineers has a wide range of exciting online group courses and private tutoring classes available, too. Or you can attend in person in Brisbane.
If you are heading to Brisbane for the day, Iceworld’s Olympic-sized rinks are running special public ice skating sessions throughout the school holidays. With fully-stocked cafes and heaps of fun on the ice, it’s the best place to chill these school holidays.
Spring school holiday sports camps
For busy parents, sports camps are the ultimate multi-tasking school holiday activity. Kids are active, accelerating their skills and cared for all day. There are plenty of sports camps this spring.
For little netballers, Sunshine Coast Lightning has two exciting clinics planned. The Lightning Stars clinic, held on September 19 at USC Stadium, is designed for kids aged eight to 14. Come along to improve your netball skills and learn about what it takes to be a professional netball athlete with four hours of Lightning fun!
The Future Stars clinic, held on September 26 at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, is designed for divisional or representative level netballers aged eight to 14 with a desire to hone their skills, learning from the best!
Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club has two fab full-day rugby clinics. Open to all abilities and experience levels, the clinics aim to offer a professional clinic environment that is both fun, challenging, and rewarding. There is also a focus on having a good time and making new friends. Clinics held on September 20 and 22 at Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club.
If your kids prefer to board, there are camps for that too! The awesome Alley Oops skatepark in Birtinya is running full-day skate and scooter clinics throughout the holidays. They will cover all aspects of skateboarding with fully accredited skate coaches. Be ready for a range of skate games, challenges, demos, and plenty of time to free skate!
Spring is also the perfect time to get in the water. Noosa Aquatic Centre is running swim intensives throughout the school holidays. It’s the perfect way to keep kids busy by having fun and improving their swimming and water safety skills!
And Maroochy Surf Club is running three- or five-day learn-to-surf programs with the Woolworths SurfGroms Program. This fun program teaches children between five and 12 years old to surf using group-based games. These will not only equip your child with the skills they need to surf, but also encourage their participation by having fun.
And for the little ones, the Playball Kids Holiday Camp is targeted for kids ages 4 – 7 years. Expect fun activities and games, sports, team building and more. Each day is full of new experiences and tons of fun! … READ MORE
For more school holiday ideas, check out our full Spring School Holiday Guide HERE!