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

14 June 2019

Wondering what happened to the first half of the year? Well hold onto your hats, as the winter school holidays are just around the corner!

Luckily 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 GOLD COAST! 

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

Family Savings with Family Saver Sessions!

Event Cinemas, Gold Coast

29 June to 14 July

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Step into Family Savings with Family Saver Sessions at Event Cinemas!
Get movie tickets for $11* across the Family Saver Sessions during the school holidays for the big family films – Disney’s “Toy Story 4” and The Secret Life of Pets 2!

Join Cinebuzz to access these Family Saver prices! Best of all – membership is free! Cinebuzz will keep you up to date with all of the special school holiday free activities in the foyer and special screenings. Feeling creative? Pick up the Toy Story 4 colouring competition entry form from your local Event Cinemas to win a prize pack! ... READ MORE


FREE Martial Arts & Fitness Classes PLUS Ninja Day Camps

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts, various locations - Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane

29 June to 14 July

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

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts is offering free Martial Arts and Fitness classes to new students for the remainder of these school holidays for Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast!

Open to all ages from 4-94 years!! ... READ MORE


Coast Club - Gold Coast

Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera

1 - 12 July

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Get the kids out and about these school holidays with Coast Club adventure activities on the Gold Coast!

Located on the beautiful beaches of Tallebudgera, the Gold Coast Recreation Centre is perfectly suited for keeping the kids warm during the winter holidays. Why stay indoors when you can dive into sun, surf and sensational experiences?

We offer 3-hour morning and afternoon sessions, or a 6-hour full day adventure led by trained instructors who provide a safe, caring and fun learning environment while kids participate in new experiences. There's plenty to enjoy with different activities on offer every day.

Available for kids 8 years and over, with parents and adults welcome to join in the fun. Full-day session goers are provided with lunch. ... READ MORE


The Gruffalo Trail

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin


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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


St Hilda’s School Holiday Camps and Vacation Care

St Hilda's School, Southport

21 June - 15 July

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There are plenty of awesome activities at St Hilda's School's June/July Holiday Camps and Vacation Care to get involved in, including a Multi-Sports Camp and a small sculpture Art Workshop, plus the chance to Build-A-Bear, play mini-golf, bubble soccer and much, much more!

Open to all boys and girls aged 4-14 years. Limited places available ... READ MORE 


Pampered Princess School Holiday Fun!

Pampered Princess, Coomera

24 June 12 July


If you are looking for something to do with your princess these school holidays, Pampered Princess has you covered with up to 2 events every single day!

They offer both kid only events and Mummy & Me activities. So whether your princess likes pampering, craft or disco, there have something to offer everyone. ... READ MORE 


Humpty's Showtime

7 July

Robina Community Centre, Robina Town Centre


Everyone's favourite television show Play School is touring Queensland this June with "Humpty's Showtime".

Humpty is putting on a surprise show! Join him as he gathers together the Play School Toys to help with the big spectacular. There are starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites along the way. Filled with fun songs to sing and dance along with, this 45 minute show will delight Play School fans. ... READ MORE


Little ARTLAB: Our Bodies Our Languages

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise

10 July

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Learn local Indigenous language and share your own, in a life-size cut and paste workshop.

To celebrate NAIDOC and the International Year of Indigenous Languages, share your own words as we draw and sing on life-size drawings of our bodies. Suitable for children under 5. ... READ MORE


Possum Magic

HOTA Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise

12 to 13 July

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For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia.

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers...this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food...people food.

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.

Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time. ... READ MORE


Also happening across the region!

Winter school holiday fun at Australia Zoo!

Australia Zoo, Beerwah

1 - 14 July

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Join Australia Zoo these school holidays for loads of winter fun! Tackle the giant inflatable obstacle course, take on Robert's prehistoric treasure hunt and grab your entry ticket for a chance to win a Jayco CrossTrak Hybrid Camper valued at $36,990*!

Kick off the school holidays by exploring the Zoo as your favourite animal with free face painting on weekends from 9:00am-11:00am. You get to be part of the wildlife for a day!

Make sure you stop by Bindi's Pony Trails to saddle up and take our cheeky ponies for a ride between 11:00am - 3:00pm every day (closed for lunch 12:00pm - 12:45pm) - they would love to meet you. Then test your luck with our colouring competition to win awesome Australia Zoo goodies! ... READ MORE


LEGO® Sea Explorers

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

To 14 July

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Get ready for a bricktastic adventure this winter with the arrival of The LEGO Sea Explorers at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!

Kids are invited to join The LEGO Sea Explorers on an interactive mission to record discoveries about the spectacular sea creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Kids can discover five interactive pods positioned around the aquarium where they will be challenged to build, draw, colour and create with LEGO!

Drawing inspiration from their deep-sea surroundings, kids can enjoy hands-on LEGO fun while learning about SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s magnificent marine creatures including sharks, seals, seahorses and sea stars. ... READ MORE


Open Day at Naughty Little Kids

2 July

Naughty Little Kids Farm, 1531 Ipswich Boonah Rd, Peak Crossing

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Pat and cuddle baby goats and milk a goat by hand when Naughty Little Kids goat dairy opens up for the day. Buy goats’ milk cheese, gelato and soap. There’ll also be a coffee van, sausage sizzle, jumping castle and face painting. ... READ MORE


MoB Kids Winter School Holidays

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

29 - 14 July

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Inspire your child's curiosity and creativity these winter school holidays at @Museum of Brisbane with art, history and design activities delivered by MoB's arts educators.

Highlights include Colour Portrait Keychain, Design Your Own Skateboard Deck, Painting with Light, Robotics Programming with Robotics Playground and Junior Coding for Creative Storytelling and Games. ... READ MORE


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

Looking for more school holiday inspiration? Check out our Top Picks for things to do in Brisbane, and Top picks for things to do on the Sunshine Coast.

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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City
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