GOLD COAST: School Holiday Guide Spring 2019 - Top pick of things to do!

16 September 2019

Yay, that yummy smell of spring is in the air, the toes are itching to get sandy!

Spring is the perfect time to get out and about with the fam-bam, and this school holidays there's stacks of great things happening across the region for the kids.

Here's our top picks of school holiday activities for kids on the GOLD COAST!

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


$11* tickets across Family Saver Sessions for the School Holidays

Various Event Cinemas - Gold Coast 

16 September to 13 October

event cinemas school holidays

Get $11 movie tickets to see the big family films these school holidays! Just join Cinebuzz and look for the sessions marked FAMILY SAVER at Plus, you can upgrade to the luxury of Gold Class or the big screen experience of V-Max! Check out Family Saver Sessions and get $11* tickets to 'Angry Birds 2', 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold', 'Ugly Dolls' or Abominable'!

With so many movies to see - September school holidays are sorted at Event Cinemas with Family Saver Sessions before 5pm! ... READ MORE


St Hilda's Holiday Camps and Vacation Care

St Hilda's School, Southport

20 September to 8 October 

Vacation Care St Hildas

There are plenty of awesome activities to get involved in at St Hilda's Holiday Camps including a multi-sports camp with gymnastics in St Hilda’s newly refurbished gym, a Flying Arts Painting Workshop, excursions to Currumbin Sanctuary and Level Up Arcade, and much more!

Limited places available. ... READ MORE


Kids Pool Party

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

21 September to 6 October 

pacific fair pool party

Get summer started early these school holidays at the Pacific Fair Kids Pool Party!

The kids can go crazy diving into one of two giant ball pools filled with inflatable pool toys (big kids or toddler pool), sliding into the giant foam pool and riding a wave on the mechanical inflatable surfboard! ... READ MORE


The Big Wedgie

Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast

21 September to 13 October

the big wedgie gold coast

The Big Wedgie returns to the Broadwater Parklands these School Holidays, with 4 awesome inflatable waterslides, there's family fun for all ages and thrill-levels!

The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide – and they even have the world record to prove it! Standing at a whopping 18.2m tall and 82m long, experience the awesome 55-degree slope... Your stomach gets left at the top – and so do your bather bottoms! 

The Big Chucka is their most extreme slide - we’re talking an 80-degree plunge, throwing you into the air, flying up to 9m to then land on an inflatable Hollywood stunt-man landing pad!

And afor the littler ones, the Just Right Wedgie is the perfect waterslide for those looking for a wedgie that’s not too big,not too small, but juuuuuust right! Awesome fun for kids ages 3 and up, it’s not quite as extreme as The Big Wedgie, but still loads of fun.

The Little Wedgie is a mini-version of The Big Wedgie! The smallest wedgies of them all, it’s perfect for young ones, designed for kids ages 3-5! ... READ MORE


Adventures at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Coast Club - Gold Coast, Palm Beach

23 September to 4 October

Coast Club Gold Coast TP

Looking for an adventure during the school holidays?

Gold Coast Recreation Centre has got you covered!

Perfect for kids 8 years and over, Coast Club offers a range of daily activities led by the professional staff. Choose a morning, afternoon or full day experience that could involve anything from canoeing, abseiling, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and much, much more!

Parents and adults welcome to join in the fun.

Rock climbing is also open daily, with 10 different climbing paths to conquer. ... READ MORE


Free Martial Arts & Fitness Classes plus Ninja Day Camps

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts, various locations Gold Coast

23 September to 7 October

Matt Fiddes SHG

Looking for something to keep yourself and the kids occupied these school holidays?

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts are offering free Martial Arts and Fitness classes to new students only for the remainder of these school holidays. Open to all ages from 4-94 years!!

Ninja day camps are also available during the school holidays - full of Ninja activities, games, arts and crafts and so much more! Limited spaces available ... READ MORE


Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise

28 September to 4 October 

Surfers Paradise kids week

Surfers Paradise will be a haven for the world’s greatest superheroes and thousands of excited youngsters when Surfers Paradise Kids Week unleashes its full force!

The likes of Wonder Woman, Batman and The Flash will be the stars of the show when the annual family-friendly event delivers an abundance of free entertainment and activities from Saturday, 28 September to Friday, 4 October.

Tapping into the huge popularity of DC Comics’ superheroes, the attraction will allow youngsters to test their lasso skills a la Wonder Woman and see if they can beat the world’s fastest man on The Flash Reflex Tester. The Justice League Interactive Zone will also feature the Cyborg Station Tech Hub, with its myriad of iPads and digital content, and Character Craft where little children can colour in as their older siblings create Superhero box characters.

Surfers Paradise Kids Week will also provide youngsters with the chance to receive a dose of inspiration from the community’s real-life heroes, with the likes of police officers and surf lifesavers to host meet-and-greet sessions. ... READ MORE


Kids Take Over: Into the Wild

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise

3 to 5 October

HOTA kids take over spring19

Don your explorers hat and get ready to go Into the Wild when Kids Take Over at HOTA these school holidays!

This fierce and fun mini fest is the place where kids can create, explore, and let their imaginations go wild.

Take part in an adventure to discover mythical monsters in The Magic Garden; design your inner wild creature in our Wilding Wear Workshop; enjoy stories and songs about animals from far away with Dan Sultan; learn to play African drums; run away and join the circus for a week; get up close and personal with real wild creatures; enjoy a BBQ lunch on the lawn; and plenty more! ... READ MORE


The Gruffalo Trail

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin

Every day

Gruffalo Trail spring school holidays

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and say hello to The Gruffalo!

Take a journey through the deep dark wood and meet your favourite characters along the way with the new augmented reality app.

This brand new interactive trail is included in your entry ticket price, along with daily photo opportunities with The Gruffalo. ... READ MORE


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

Looking beyond the doorstep these holidays? Check out our Top Picks for things to do on the Sunshine Coast, and Top picks for things to do in Brisbane


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