Top Easter school holiday activities on the Gold Coast

Are you ready for some egg-citing Easter activities?

There’s plenty of fun to be had this Easter school holiday on the Gold Coast!

Here are our favourite 2021 Easter school holiday activities in and around the Gold Coast and surrounding region.

Easter Fun at Southport Sharks
1 to 5 April 2021
Southport Sharks, Southport

Southport Sharks
Hop into Sharks this Easter for a great line up of activities and entertainment for the whole family! Expect visits from the Easter Bunny with special friend, Mr Sharky, along with face painting and an Easter Show that the kids will love. FIND OUT MORE


Birds of Paradise
1 to 18 April
Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

Paradise Centre

Swoop into Paradise Centre in Surfers Paradise these school holidays for Birds of Paradise!

From 1 to 18 April, Birds of Paradise will bring flocks of entertainment, colourful photo opportunities, gift card giveaways and free activities for the whole family.

Take a photo with Paradise Centre’s brand-new mascot, Beau the Budgie. Keep an eagle-eye out for roving performers including playful parrot stilt walkers with maracas and ribbons, and Rio dancers with Isis wings and hula hoops.  FIND OUT MORE


Easter Holiday Express Trains
2 to 5 April
Historic Gympie Station, Gympie

Mary Valley Rattler

Hop on board the Mary Valley Rattler for special Easter departures over the weekend, from Good Friday to Easter Monday!

Enjoy an egg hunt in Amamoor and Steam Man Adventures at the Rattler! Make sure you arrive early and meet the drivers before you hop aboard and make your way out to Amamoor.

Discover the romance of the railway through the scenic Mary Valley. Book your table at the popular Rusty Rails Cafe for breakfast or lunch or buy take away treats to enjoy on board. FIND OUT MORE


Junior Eco Rangers Easter School Holiday Program
2 to 17 April
Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

Eco Rangers school holiday camp

Kingfisher Bay Resorts popular Junior Eco Rangers program runs every school holidays in addition to the resort’s regular weekly What’s On Guide activities. This year’s Easter School Holiday Program is filled with outdoor activities. Kids of all ages love these interactive wildlife experiences that create a greater connection to the environment of Fraser Island. … READ MORE

Unleash Your Free Spirit @ BOUNCE
To 18 April
Bounce Inc, Burleigh Waters

Kids trampolining at Bounce

BOUNCE is the perfect place to get active, have fun and unleash your free spirit these school holidays.

The trampolines, padding and airbags create the perfect freestyle playground to develop and practice your skills. Whether you’re trying to master your first flip into the Big Bag or learning how to run The Wall, it’s the ultimate environment to get a taste of Freestyle. … READ MORE

St Hilda’s Vacation Care & Holiday Camps
1 to 19 April
St Hilda’s School, Southport

St Hilda's Vacation Care
St Hilda’s School offers fantastic Vacation Care and Holiday Camp Programs for girls and boys aged 4-14, with plenty of awesome activities to get involved in.

From science adventures and face painting to cooking and days in the great outdoors, there are activities to ensure every child has an amazing school holidays! FIND OUT MORE


Adventures at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre!
2 to 18 April
Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Palm Beach

Coast Club Gold Coast

Coast Club is back for the Easter school holidays with adventure activities, rock climbing, pool, and accommodation available to the public. There’s everything you need for a great holiday escape packed with adventure!

Each day at Coast Club offers a range of exciting activities led by the professional and friendly staff. It’s perfect for kids 8 years and over. FIND OUT MORE

Free Easter School Holiday Fun at the Strand
3 to 17 April
The Strand, Coolangatta

The Strand Easter Holidays

Keep the kids entertained with these free kids events throughout the holidays, beachside at The Strand.

A roving Easter bunny will be spreading lots of chocolate joy over the Easter weekend, make sure you grab your slice of the chocolate action!

And don’t miss the craft workshops – build your own Trolls World Tour Backstage Pass, or step back in time and let the kids uncover their very own dinosaur fossils. FIND OUT MORE

Family feasting at Little Cooly
3 to 18 April
Little Cooly Pizza Pasta Bar, The Strand at Coolangatta

Little Cooly

Visit Cooly’s newest pizza pasta bar, Little Cooly, with a fun twist these school holidays!

Perfectly perched on level one of The Strand at Coolangatta, Little Cooly is open 7 days from 11.30am till late and has a laidback vibe perfect for families with children of all ages.

From handmade pasta to hand-stretched pizza, the affordable and family-friendly menu shines a light on local produce and brings together texture and taste in a true ‘Cooly’ way.

The real attraction though is the dessert menu with sweet ice cream sundaes piled high with a kaleidoscope of crazy concoctions including caramel popcorn, lime jelly, Kit Kats and fruit tingles. For a limited time only, treat your little bunnies to an Easter Super Sundae choc’ full of chocolate treats. FIND OUT MORE

Free school holiday fun at Tweed City
5-16 April
Tweed City, Tweed Heads, NSW


Head to Tweed City these school holidays for some fun and exciting workshops!

These fun, immersive Sci-Tech workshops will be hosted for two weeks and children as young as 5 can come along for some fun.

Week 1 is the Mad Scientist Workshop, week 2 is their Robotics Workshop. FIND OUT MORE

Iceworld School Holiday Public Sessions
5 to 16 April
Iceworld Acacia Ridge & Boondall

ice world

Weekdays during the Easter school holidays, Iceworld will have two public session times during the week. Online booking are essential due to demand and restricted numbers. FIND OUT MORE

Out of this World Holiday Program
6 to 16 April
Gold Coast Libraries – various locations

Gold Coast Libraries Out of this World Holiday Program

Launch into Gold Coast Libraries these April school holidays with so many space themed events to choose from. There’s something for every kid with a series of FREE space events and lots of fun space activities designed for ages 2 years to 12 years.

The younger kids can be entertained and watch story-time from outer space on the Library Facebook page and download fun at-home space activities. Older children can immerse themselves into a galaxy of all things space, by booking into one of the many space themed events. Or they may choose to check out one of the books from the expansive space-themed library collection, either from a library or via the eLibrary. There are also Astronomy experiences delivered by NASA Educator Noeleen Lowndes, not to mention an interactive workshop in partnership with BOP Industries. Or go at your own pace and download the BOP Industries workbook and let your mind wander into the depths of the universe. FIND OUT MORE



Heading north over the holidays? Check out The BEST Easter school holiday activities in Brisbane and Our FAV Easter school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast.


Written by kidsonthecoast

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