Top spring school holiday activities on the Gold Coast

Whoop whoop… who can feel spring in the air?! As the mercury rises and the beach is calling, it must mean there is another school holiday just around the corner!

With COVID-safe plans in place and virtual activities still available, there’s plenty of fun to be had during the upcoming 2020 spring school holiday.

Here are our favourite 2020 spring school holiday activities on the Gold Coast:

18th Swell Sculpture Festival
11 to 20 September
Currumbin Beach

Bloom sculpture at Swell Sculpture Festival50+ large scale contemporary sculptures set among the natural landscape of Currumbin Beach. Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the 18th Swell Sculpture Festival. … READ MORE

September School Holiday Camps and Vacation Care
18 September to 6 October
St Hilda’s School, Southport

St Hildas
Join in the fun at St Hilda’s September Holiday Camps and Vacation Care!

Open to boys and girls aged 4-14 years, St Hilda’s School Holiday programs include a range of awesome activities to get involved in, including their very popular Multi-Sports camp. Bookings are now open. … READ MORE

Gold Coast Club Adventures
21 September to 2 October
Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Palm Beach

Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Looking for an adventure during the school holidays?

Each day at Coast Club offers a range of exciting activities led by professional and friendly staff. Choose a half day or full day session that could involve anything from canoeing, abseiling, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and much, much more! … READ MORE

Calling all Junior Penguin Keepers!
19 September to 4 October
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Pay a visit to the penguins at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast these school holidays!

Visit SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast during the September school holidays to go on a Junior Penguin Keeper adventure!

All kids visiting the Mooloolaba aquarium will receive a worksheet to help them discover fascinating facts about the Little Blue Penguins and the wonderful team who care for them. At the end of their journey, children can hand in their completed worksheet to receive a Junior Penguin Keeper certificate!

Little keepers looking to take their aquarium experience to the next level can also book a Penguin Encounter! The additional experience allows guests aged 5+ to step inside the penguins’ habitat to feed the cheeky little birds, go on a behind the scenes tour and discover how the dedicated team care for each of the penguins. … READ MORE

September School Holidays packed with Family Movies
19 September to 4 October
Event Cinemas across the region

Event Cinemas

It’s time to escape the couch and let the smell of fresh popped popcorn lure you back into the cinema these school holidays. There’s a great selection of family movies releasing at Event Cinemas to keep kids of all ages entertained. … READ MORE

Engines Alive
19 September to 4 October
Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum will run a range of vintage aviation engines at 11am & 1pm each weekend during the holidays.

There is plenty of space at the museum for visitors to keep a safe distance between one another. Free colouring-in books for the kids. Meet up with some of the tours guides – the guys who made aviation history! … READ MORE

Neon Paradise!
19 September to 5 October
Paradise Centre , Surfers Paradise

Neon Paradise
It’s the ultra-vibrant selfie backdrop that’s tongue-in-cheek and very G.C. Visit the giant 4-metre wide by 2-metre high wall lit up in custom neon lights and framed by twinkling tinsel. … READ MORE


STEM Punks School Online Holiday Classes
21 September to 2 October

stem punks

September School Holidays are nearly here, and STEM Punks popular online classes are back! Due to their successful one-week STEM Camp last holidays, this time there’s TWO weeks of online classes! … READ MORE

Active & Healthy Multi Sport Fitness
25 September; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bim’bimba Park, Pimpama

kids enjoying sports in the park
Get the kids moving and having fun with this multi-sport styled activity for children aged 5 to 12 years. These classes are fun and a great way to introduce elements of fitness and improve motor skills and strength. Various sports are incorporated in a non-competitive and supportive environment that develops team work and confidence. … READ MORE

Brat Kids Carnival at Miami Marketta
27 to 28 September
Miami Marketta, Miami

Brat kids carnival
This high-energy, super charged circus and variety show is taking over Miami Marketta. Perfect for those aged 4 – 104. Daredevil party tricks, aerialists, eye-popping stunts, hula-hoops spinning at top speed, pumping disco tracks and extreme glitter! … READ MORE


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


Written by kidsonthecoast

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