SUNSHINE COAST: School Holiday Guide Spring 2018 - Top pick of things to do!

12 September 2018

Spring has sprung; school holidays are almost here! So it's time to take a well-earned break from the lunchboxes and homework and get the kids organised with some FAB school holiday activities!

There's stacks of great things happening across the region these school holidays for the kids. Here's our top picks of school holiday activities for kids on the SUNSHINE COAST!

Happy holidays x

Looking for more ideas? Check out the FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE!


Event Cinemas School Holidays Family Saver Sessions

Event Cinemas across the region

22 September to 7 October 

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Two words strike fear into the hearts of all parents – school holidays! Event Cinemas have three words to save the day – Family Saver Sessions!

Join Cinebuzz and access $11* tickets for the big family movies these school holidays at Event Cinemas. See Disney’s “Christopher Robin”, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Smallfoot, The House With a Clock in its Walls OR Deadly Dinosaurs with Steve Backshall. 'Deadly Dinosaurs’ is exclusive to Event Cinemas and brings the world’s most deadly dinosaurs roaring back to life in an immersive, action-packed series presented by popular wildlife host from ‘Deadly 60’ Steve Backshall.

Best of all Cinebuzz is free to join, so join now!

Plus, check out your local cinemas’ calendar of school holiday free foyer activities and movie themed crafts to make a day of it! Don’t forget to grab an entry form for the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies colouring competition. Put your creative skills to work for your chance to win ... READ MORE


Get ‘Slimed’ these school holidays

Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

22 September to 7 October

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These September school holidays, up the slime factor as part of Sea Life Sunshine Coast’s all-new ‘Slimed’ interactive experience.

In an attraction-first, guests will go on a slime-tastic underwater journey as they learn weird and wonderful facts about the slimy creatures of the sea including anemones, sea cucumbers, jellyfish and moray eels.

For the daring, scattered throughout the attraction are ‘Black Box Challenges’ where guests can stick their hands in a mystery black box and guess what slimy creature the texture resembles!

For the creative, there will be daily slime-making workshops at 12.00pm and 2.30pm where guests can take their enthusiasm for slime home as they learn how to create their own slime with tips and tricks from slime-making expert, Squishii Cat.

Did you know that moray eels are one of the most slippery aquatic animals? Meanwhile ... READ MORE


School Holiday FUN at Aussie World

Aussie World, Palmview

22 September to 7 October

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If you’re looking for FUN and THRILLS these holidays! Aussie World is the place to be!

Kicking off with Ride the Night on the 22nd September the park has over 30 rides and attractions waiting for you!

From the thrills of The Redback to a causal game of Mini Golf we recommend arriving at 10am to make the most of your day.

They’ve even got two daily shows running the entire Queensland Holidays including Training with Captain Pain and a Princess Party!

PLUS to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day they’ll have Pirate Training on the 22nd and 23rd September.

Grab a Family Pass online from $136 and take advantage of an extra 10% off when using KIDSONTHECOAST at the checkout ... READ MORE


Pool inflatables and public swimming

Goodlife Community Centre, Buderim

23 September to 4 October 

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Spring holidays are coming and Goodlife Community Centre is delighted to open the pool inflatables, outdoor pool and toddler pool for our local community to enjoy during special sessions in the September school holidays. A $2 per child donation to help cover costs would be appreciated. Registration opens 30 min before each session. ... READ MORE


Free School Holiday Entertainment

The Ginger Factory, Yandina

24 to 28 September 

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Visit the Ginger Factory this school holidays to witness Blaze the talented and very amazing Comedy Magician.

Visitors of all ages will be captivated right from the start, with a magic show incorporating jaw dropping illusions, magic tricks, laughter, fun and lots more! With an explosion of magic Blaze will soon be gone, so don’t miss your opportunity to join in the fun at the Ginger Factory these school holidays. Make sure you arrive early to get a front row seat.

The excitement doesn’t have to stop after the magic at the Ginger Factory these School Holidays. Explore the rainforest walk where you will find the giant checkers board. See if you can win the game! Jump on board Moreton (ticket prices apply), the 117-year-old ginger train to discover ... READ MORE


Free School Holiday Activities

Stockland Caloundra

24 to 28 September

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All aboard for fun with free craft activities and meet and greet with your favourite characters from Dinosaur Train.

Say hi to ‘Buddy’ and get creative with dino plaster painting.

Everyday from Monday 24th to Friday 28th of September, between 10am and 1pm ... READ MORE


FREE School Holiday Entertainment

Kawana Shoppingworld, Kawana

25 September to 4 October

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Free School Holiday Fun at Kawana Shopping World!

Week 1: Jurassic World Craft Village, plus life-like dinosaur displays

Week 2: Kids doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop (limited spaces available).  With a different activity every day, kids can create their own essential oils, bracelets, bath salts and more! ... READ MORE


BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Workshops with LEGO®

Noosa (Noosa Leisure Centre, Maroochydore (Maroochydore Soccer Club) and Kawana (Kawana Forest Meeting Place)

25 September to 5 October

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The ultimate workshops for LEGO® fans, BRICKS 4 KIDZ® combine popular themes such as Ninjago® and Marvel® with their own engineer designed model builds.

Creating an imaginative and creative experience that never disappoints. Children are fully engaged as they try a variety of model building techniques, all under the guidance of trained and screened instructors.

Technic/ Creator themes for this holiday include Bat League, Jurassic Brick Land, Brick City, Extreme Ninja, Super Hero Academy and Amusement Park Remote Control Mayhem.

There is also junior and advanced robotics for students interested in coding with LEGO® ... READ MORE


Fun-filled Workshop and Pamper Experience!

Tilly Belle, 15/18 Thomas Street, Noosaville

25 September to 11 October 

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Offering a unique spa experience unlike any other on the Sunshine Coast for girls aged between 4 and 13 years old.

Incorporated in your spa experience will be fun making and doing workshops. You will be wrapped in a beautiful robe and indulged in 100% natural products with every treatment including manicures, pedicures and facials - depending on your workshop choice.

You will be served pink lemonade and signature cookies, along with dancing and games, a truly magical time and a fantastic way to spend time with your friends or to make lots of new ones!

These are drop off events where the team at Tilly Belle will make all the magic happen! Something to write about when you go back to school and memories that last forever ... READ MORE 


Free School Holiday Fun at Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Plaza (Amaroo Precinct), Maroochydore

25 September to 6 October

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This school holidays, Sunshine Plaza is running a range of fun food activities for kids.

Week 1: Prepare naturally colourful healthy dishes and decorate your own paper chef’s hat too, or pedal your own smoothis snack on a fun smoothie bike!

Week 2: Make your own bliss balls, or plant your own edible sprouts. 

Free, bookings are essential ... READ MORE 


Noosa Fit Kids!

Noosa Leisure Centre, Noosaville

26 September & 3 October

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Head to Noosa Leisure Centre for some high energy fun activities, games and sports during these Spring School Holidays.

A fun, active and non-competitive multi-sport program for kids!

2 sessions: 5-8 years and 8-12 years. 

Bookings are essential - minimum numbers apply ... READ MORE


Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach, Caloundra

28 September to 01 October

CMF top picks

Got kids? Like music? Thought your days of rocking out at music festivals were long over? Caloundra Music Festival is your answer – with the 2018 event over the October long weekend, set to deliver some fun and relaxed vibes for young and old.

The ever popular Funky Forest is bigger and better and will be home to the Sun Stage with lots of exciting activities for kids. Nestled under the shady trees of Kings Beach Park, there’s fun for kids of all ages with daily workshops, sports, games, facepainting, yoga classes, jumping castles, arts and crafts activities.

Moving out of Funky Forest, the kids can build some sand castles, while you listening to some great tunes at the Sand Stage.

If all of that doesn’t keep you busy – why not nip out for a swim at King’s Beach – which is literally on the doorstep of the festival.

And of course this year’s line up is sure to make the event a sell-out: John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Birds of Tokyo ... READ MORE


Natureweavers Forest School Spring Holiday Program

45 Bougainvillea Dr, Black Mountain

1 to 5 October

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Bushcraft, Permaculture, Eco-Art and Herbal Wisdom for children aged 2-16 years.

The transition from Winter to Spring - seeds sprout, flowers bloom, life grows. There is renewal, regeneration, rejuvenation. In this spirit, the Natureweavers Spring Holiday program will offer up experiences through which our children can sprout, bloom and grow - in, with and from nature. Sessions include: wildweed foraging and herbal healing; seed bombs and catapaults; ropes, knots and swings; a tea party with the trees, and an eco-arts extravaganza including painting, drawing and dancing ... READ MORE


Lah-Lah's Big LIVE Band 10th Birthday Tour!

Various venues around Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast

2 to 7 October 2018

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Lah Lah's Big Live Band is headed our way to celebrate their 10th Birthday Party tour, and you're officially invited!

Come join the party these October School Holidays in Queensland.

Lah-Lah and the band will be touring their 10th Birthday “best of” album through Sony Music, following their 2017 ARIA-nominated release, Having Fun.

It’s an hour of singing and dancing fun full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs.

And don’t forget, everyone gets to meet the band, and the instruments, after the show ... READ MORE



For our FULL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE - CLICK HERE! Packed with all the school holiday events happening in your area!

Venturing across the region? Check out our TOP PICKS of School holiday activities in BRISBANE and the GOLD COAST!



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