School Holiday Guides
Gold Coast Winter School Holiday Guide 2022
Feeling the chill? Yup, winter has landed on the Gold Coast, but it’s still our favourite place to be! There’s plenty of activities for kids happening this winter school holidays. Read on for what’s in store. ⇓ ⇓
Until 13 August
HOTA, Surfers Paradise
From life-sized animals to fashion and fantasy, discover the biggest and best LEGO® creations at Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition.
Inspired by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s latest book, The Bricktionary: The Ultimate A-Z of LEGO®, this world premiere exhibition is built to inspire LEGO® builders’ imaginations. It showcases some of the largest and latest brick models, including some never-before-shown from the television show LEGO® Masters Australia. … READ MORE
Until July 13
The Strand, Coolangatta
Get ready to explore the ocean and head under the sea at The Strand these school holidays for daily FREE craft! …READ MORE
June 6 – July 8
Bounce Inc, Burleigh Waters
BOUNCE has a 2-hour Superpass which is a value-packed ticket to enjoy twice the time and have twice the fun while progressing your skills. Or assemble your family or group of friends for a BOUNCE Awesome 4Some session!
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 free spirit! … READ MORE
June 21 – 17 July
Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads
Skyline’s popular giant ferris wheel comes to Tweed Heads – 4 weeks only!
From Tuesday 21 June you will be able to admire Tweed Heads from a different perspective aboard Xtra Ordinary Events giant ferris wheel coming to the Jack Evans Boat Harbour.
The Skyline Ferris Wheel is 35 metres tall and has 24 gondolas which seat up to 6 people per carriage. The wheel will offer sensational views of Tweed city and the coast and is a great attraction for locals and tourists visiting the region. There is also a fully accessible gondola for those in a wheel chair … READ MORE
June 23 – July 3
Various locations across SE QLD
Everyone’s favourite children’s television program ‘Play School’ is coming to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coasts this June/July with a new show! Watch classic nursery rhyme characters magically come to life as the pages of the storybook are turned in this exciting new production, ‘Once Upon A Time’. … READ MORE
June 25 – July 10
Multiple locations and online
Spark your child’s imagination with fun and engaging holiday STEM camps this winter. Junior Engineers delivers fun, creative, engaging and educational programs in coding and robotics to provide children with the fundamental 21st-century skills in digital technologies. Classes are taught by expert instructors who educate, entertain and inspire. Use the code WINTERKC10 for 10% off! … READ MORE
June 25 – July 2
Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, Mermaid Beach
A school holiday treat for the little ones! Age appropriate yoga asanas, fun and games, breathing exercises and meditations, storytelling, arts and craft. This is a fun and playful introduction to healthy living and Ayurveda for kids. … READ MORE
Until April 2023
HOTA, Surfers Paradise
A place of enviable beaches, ancient rainforests, diverse communities, and abundant sunshine, this collection explores the unique character of the Gold Coast, and features artists who hail from the region, but whose work explores narratives of identity in the contemporary age. READ MORE
June 25 – July 10
Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale
The school holidays will be packed with fun activities for the whole family at Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park.
Chris the Magician and Mr Kaboodle will be there to entertain the kids, plus movie nights for the whole family and a few activities the adults can enjoy as well. … READ MORE
Broadwater Parklands, Southport
This Circus Workshop is a great way to help connect kids to fitness through the fun of circus. Bring the kids to learn juggling, hula hooping, balloon twisting magic and more in a non-competitive environment. … READ MORE
Jun 27 – July 5
Coomera TAFE, 198 Foxwell Rd Coomera
Calling all students with a creative and entrepreneurial kind of mind to come to a series of interactive and innovative workshops using design thinking as our most important tool for your future!
Perfect for kids in Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 (ages 10-13) who like a real-life challenge to engage and have hope for their future in a field where they can thrive. … READ MORE
July 4 – 17
Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads
CoCoMelon is taking over Tweed City these winter school holidays!
Visit Tweed City from 4 – 17 July to experience their FREE CoComelon activity space outside Coles, where your little ones can enjoy mini bowling, a colourful art and craft zone, plus they will have the opportunity to meet everyone’s favourite, JJ! READ MORE
Five horses to the starting line, Ready, Steady….. Go! Come on horsey! Bounce you good thing!
Will you be the first over the line? Race your friends – who will be the winning jockey? (Suitable for 6 years and up or to 90 kilograms). … READ MORE
Various days, see website
110 Melalueca Drive, Palm Beach
Do you have a little one learning to ride their bike? The City of Gold Coast has two free bike workshops for those learning to ride and wanting to improve their skills. The workshops are run by accredited instructors at different locations across the Gold Coast. They cover tips to make you a safer and more confident bike rider. READ MORE
July 7 – 10
BIG CITY LIGHTS* will be delivered by Placemakers* Gold Coast (best known for the city’s flagship annual arts festival – BLEACH*), with a program that highlights Queensland and the Gold Coast as a cultural destination to Australia and the world. The cutting-edge program will feature immersive audio-visual experiences, large-scale digital works, 3D-mapping and unexpected projection sites that will transform the Gold Coast’s everyday urban spaces. … READ MORE
Until 31 July
iFLY Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
School holidays are HERE and it’s a chilly one! But don’t let that stop the fun! Head into iFLY and learn to fly in the warm indoor air.
Indoor skydiving is a fun and unique holiday activity – perfect for the whole family. Plus, with their awesome school holiday specials, you can fly for less! … READ MORE
Southport Sharks, Southport
Kids Yoga is now on every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Sharks Fitness. Classes run for 45 minutes and are designed for seven to 13 year olds.
Experience yoga, mindfulness, movement, breath work and relaxation for kids! READ MORE
Sunday, 26 June 2022 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Sunday, 03 July 2022 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Sunday, 10 July 2022 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
The Park Coomera, 103 Foxwell Road, Coomera
Bring the kids down for FREE entertainment on selected Sundays. Magician, face painter or balloon artist!
Plus! Kids under 12 eat free from 2pm. One free kid’s meal with one regular pizza or salad purchase. READ MORE
Across the Region
8 – 10 July
Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast
Queensland Garden Expo is back bigger than ever in 2022 and all set for another fantastic year!
Come along to the Queensland’s Premier gardening event in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast from 8-10 July, and you will find over 360 exhibitors including: free workshops, free kids playground and craft activities, dozens of nurseries with rare and new release plants and more. READ MORE
June 27 – July 8
Boondall & Acacia Ridge
With two Olympic sized ice rinks, one in Boondall and one in Acacia Ridge, if you are looking for a new adventure, Iceworld is the place to be these upcoming school holidays! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, young or young at heart, Iceworld will become your favourite entertainment venue. … READ MORE
June 27 – July 7
Queensland Ballet Academy, Kelvin Grove
Train with Queensland Ballet Academy during these winter school holidays!
Queensland Ballet Academy offers a number of programs for dancers aged 7.5 – 18, these winter school holidays. All taught in the state-of-art professional training facility in Kelvin Grove with world-class faculty and guest industry experts. … READ MORE
We are constantly adding events as they are announced, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly!
Looking to travel across the region these holidays?
Check out what’s happening in Brisbane and Gold Coast here:
Or visit our What’s On calendar for more events and activities across the region.