Our FAV winter school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast

Brrrr, the days are getting c-h-i-l-l-y!! So, it must mean winter school holidays are just around the corner!

There’s plenty of things to do for kids on the Sunshine Coast this winter.

Here are our favourite winter school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding region.

The Giant Wheel returns to Caloundra!
8 June to 22 August
Bulcock Beach Car Park, Caloundra

Skyline Ferris wheel

SkyLine Attractions returns with the Hot 91 Giant Wheel for the 3rd year running, with our BRAND NEW Ferris Wheel to bring you some of the best views in Queensland, on board Australia’s newest and tallest transportable Ferris Wheel! This year there is also an accessible gondola so those in a wheelchair can enjoy the views too.


KidZip into the Holidays!
21 June to 4 July
Next Level – High Ropes Adventure Park, Sunshine Plaza

KidZip school holiday program

KidZip is NEXT LEVEL’s instructor-led activity, where kids (aged 6 -12) can test their coordination, confidence and team building skills whilst climbing, scrambling and ziplining at Australia’s largest high ropes course on poles!

Conveniently located at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, KidZip sessions include 1 instructor led circuit climb (23 aerial challenges!) with a group of peers, equipment, training and approx. 1.5 hours of fun! KidZip is only $40 per child and is run in groups of 2-10 participants. READ MORE

The Ultimate Gruffalo Experience
25 June to 12 July
The Ginger Factory, Yandina

Gruffalo at the Ginger Factory
The iconic Ginger Factory offers plenty of activities during the school holidays! With fascinating tours, fun rides and exciting competitions, there’s enough to keep the whole family entertained.

Let the kids escape in a world of wonder on the Overboard Boat Ride or create their own garden adventure with the help of the much-loved Gruffalo Trail. These June -July school holidays only, you’ll have a chance to WIN a Gruffalo prize pack and a family lunch in the Gruffalo’s Hut, with a special appearance from the Gruffalo himself! Ask at the Ticket Desk on your next visit to enter. READ MORE

Coding, Robotics & Entrepreneurship Camps
28 June to 9 July
Various Queensland locations + Online

Junior engineers

Develop games, program robots, win challenges and CODE over Winter holidays! Coding & robotics camps with Junior Engineers. There’s plenty of wintery digital fun at any of the 10+ in-person locations or online. Trusted by over 40,000 Aussie kids, these school holiday camps are hands on, engaging and educational. READ MORE

School Holiday Performances at The J Noosa
3 to 29 July
The J Noosa, Noosa Junction

the J Noosa

Warm up at The J Noosa with these exciting performances this Winter school holidays!

Grease (Young@Part) – presented by Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre
Grease is the word at The J Noosa these Winter holidays as Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre returns with the Youth edition of the all-time classic, smash-hit movie, Grease!

Somnium – presented by Neo Vida
Modern Dance at its most spectacular. Combining the definitions of creative artistry in dance, visual media and performance art. READ MORE

On the Move
To 18 July 2021
Ipswich Art Gallery

On The Move

On The Move is a family friendly exhibition that explores transport in all its forms.

Designed specially for children and families, this highly engaging exhibition offers hands-on discovery of incredible journeys, unique inventions, amazing vehicles and intrepid explorers across the country. READ MORE


Iceworld School Winter Holiday Public Sessions
26 June to 11 July
Ice World Acacia Ridge & Boondall

kids at Iceworld

Every weekday during the June/ July school holidays, Iceworld will have two public session times at both rinks. Online booking are essential due to demand and restricted numbers. READ MORE

Bluey at Noosa Civic
29 & 30 June
Noosa Civic Shopping Centre

Bluey at Noosa Civic

Don’t despair! The Meet & Greet is booked out, but Noosa Civic will have a special Bluey colouring-in station in centre! Located in front of Big W, no bookings are required for the Bluey colouring area, however there will be limited spaces at tables. READ MORE


Abbey Medieval Family Fun Day
2 July 2021
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture

Abbey Medieval Festival
On Friday 2 July, Abbeystowe, the home of the Medieval Festival, will welcome families for a special day full of fun medieval activities for the kids, and the parents! The day will be jam-packed with things to do and see that will keep your young squire or maiden entertained and engaged. From cheering on the jousters on their mighty horses to exploring the medieval encampments where there will be displays of arts and craft and a wide range of child-focused fun activities. READ MORE

Queensland Garden Expo
9 – 11 July
Nambour Showgrounds

Kids at Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo is a great day out for all the family and there are lots of activities for budding gardeners.

There will be a fab kids’ playground with giant slide, tea cup ride and jumping castle. This is all totally free and runs for the duration of the event. Head to the Kids Garden Patch for craft activities and a veggie dig, and you’ll also find a kids potting area and sandpit for kids to explore.

Don’t forget kids 15 and under are FREE! FIND OUT MORE


School Holiday fun @ BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park & Motel
26 June 11 July 2021
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park and Motel

Big4 Gold Coast Pizza Night

Big 4 Gold Coast has various activities for the kids to enjoy over the school holidays, and even a few for the adults! From arts and crafts, to kids in the kitchen, and a selection of games and sporting challenges.

For the adults there will be cocktail, wine and cheese tasting, and movie nights for the whole family. READ MORE


Sunshine Coast School Holiday Adventure Activities
26 June to 10 July
Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Caloundra

Rock Climbing at QLD Recreation Centre

Get the kids up and active during the Winter school holidays. Coast Club runs daily adventure activity sessions packed with exciting, challenging and safe activities. Sessions are delivered by experienced and friendly staff members and are perfect for kids aged 8 and over. READ MORE


Heading south over the holidays? Check out the The BEST winter school holiday activities in Brisbane and the Top Easter school holiday activities on the Gold Coast.