Fun school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast

Spring HAS to be the best time of year to be on the Sunshine Coast. And the event organisers know it too, as there are LOADS of fun school holiday activities for kids this spring.

Here are the BEST school holiday activities happening on the Sunshine Coast. ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓


Unlock adventure these school holidays!

September 5 – October 4

 Next Level High Ropes

Unlock Adventure These School Holidays

Looking for an all day activity these school holidays? Unlock high flying adventure at Next Level High Ropes course!

At Next Level climb as many circuits as you can in one day with the new Unlocked Pass. Have unlimited access to 145 aerial challenges, looping around three towers, spread across 7 different circuits.


Skyline Ferris Wheel

Daily until November 1

Coolum Beach

Skyline Ferris Wheel Tweed Heads

Skyline’s popular giant ferris wheel has arrived at Coolum Beach! Take in 360 degree views of Coolum and surrounds from 35 metre in the air in one of their comfortable gondolas. There is also a fully accessible gondola for those in a wheel chair.


Monster Jump Sandstone Point

September 17 – October 2

Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

Sandstone Point Hotel Monster Jump

It’s time to bounce into some action-packed school holiday fun! Australia’s hottest new attraction, Monster Jump, is a mobile inflatable obstacle course boasting a monstrous 280 meters of endless excitement!

Don’t let the kids have all the fun, Monster Jump is suitable for everyone from children to adults!


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Let the good times roll at Suncity Bowl!

September 17 – October 3

Suncity Bowl, Alexandra Headland

Two Kids Bowling at Suncity Bowl

Everyone can bowl! It’s a great way for kids (and big kids alike) to let off steam and of course have a lot of fun while they knock down the pins and try to get the highest score. There are lightweight balls for the kids, plus staff are always ready to help. Plus “bumpers” are available on all lanes … so the kids will hit more pins!


School Holiday Mountain Biking Programs

September 19 – 29

Parklands & Tewantin

Kids Enjoying the Bike on Mountain Biking School Holiday Program

Bike On’s popular one-day and two-day holiday mountain biking programs for kids/teens aged 6-16yrs run at a variety of locations. With multiple coaches at every event these fun camps cater to ALL skill mixes!



The Lucy Locket Shadow Puppet Show!

September 19 – 30

The Ginger Factory, Yandina

the Lucy Locket Shadow Puppet Show

Visit the Ginger Factory for one of the best school holiday activities for kids this September – The Lucy Locket Shadow Puppet Show!

Join Lucy Locket on her incredible journey as she discovers the importance of being yourself and that there’s only one of you in the whole universe!


Learn to Swim Holiday Intensives

September 19 – 30

Noosa Aquatic Centre

Learn to Swim Intensive Lessons at Noosa Aquatic Centre

Set the children up for success by accelerating their swim skills during the upcoming September School holidays with the intensive learn to swim program at Noosa Aquatic Centre.

Great results are achieved and retained when swimming more than once a week. Keep them busy by having fun and improving their swimming and water safety skills!


Holiday Skate & Scooter Camps

September 19 – 30

Alley-Oops Indoor Skatepark, Birtinya

Holiday Skate Scooter Camps

What do you get with 10 cool kids, fun skate coaches and the best indoor skatepark in SE QLD? Epic holiday fun!

With a maximum group size of 10 kids and fully accredited skate coaches, these skate clinics cover all aspects of skateboarding, including skatepark etiquette and safety, learning both street and transition skating, and trick breakdowns from basic through to the advanced stuff.

Be ready for a range of skate games, challenges, demos, and plenty of time to free skate!



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School holiday fun at the Full Bloom Activity Zone

September 19 – 30

Kawana Shoppingworld, Buddina

Kawana Shoppingworld School Holiday Program

Join Kawana Shoppingworld for two weeks of FREE school holiday fun at the Full Bloom Activity Zone! In Week 1, design a colourful butterfly suncatcher, perfect for those sunny spring days outside. And in Week 2, decorate your own garden-inspired cupcake… and eat it too!


Sunshine Coast Grammar Tennis Fun Camp

September 19 – 30

Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Forest Glen

Sunshine Coast Grammar Tennis Fun Camp

Come along to a great day of tennis and other multi-sport activities. Run on the beautiful grounds at SCGS, tennis holiday camps feature lots of on-court tennis games and activities as well as off-court multi-sport sessions. All levels of junior players are welcome and you don’t have to be an SCGS student to participate.


Maroochy Surf School Presents – Woolworths SurfGroms Holiday Programs

September 19 – October 1

Maroochydore & Mooloolaba

Woolworths Surfgroms Holiday Programs

Woolworths SurfGroms teaches children from age 5-12 years old to surf. The program adopts an approach to learning that uses group-based games to not only equip your child with the skills they need to surf but also to encourage their participation by having fun.


Gelball, Nerf & Laser Combat Simulation

Until – October 3

Challenge Accepted, 34 Price Street Nambour

Nerf Wars at Challenge Accepted

Capture the Flag, plant bombs in enemy players locations, blast your way through enemy lines or play hunters. Challenge Accepted runs a variety of school holiday activities and games with options for Gelball, Gelsoft, Laser Combat & Nerf wars.


Peppa’s Aquarium Adventure

September 17 – October 9

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Peppa Pig at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Join Peppa Pig for an aquatic animal adventure these school holidays! Go on an interactive adventure that includes meeting new animal friends, jumping in muddy puddles, as well as solving fun and informative challenges along the way. And of course, guests can meet Peppa herself at her live meet and greets!


Lightning Stars Netball Clinic

September 19

USC Stadium, Sippy Downs

Lightning Stars Netball Clinic

Sunshine Coast Lightning invites all of their little lightning members and fans between the ages of 8 to 14 to attend their upcoming September Downer Lightning Stars netball clinic. Come along to the clinic to improve your netball skills and learn about what it takes to be a professional netball athlete with four hours of Lightning fun!



Junior Engineers School Holiday Camps!

September 19 – 30

Various locations across Queensland

Junior Engineers School Holiday Stem Camps

Nurture your child’s curious mind and need for problem solving with fun and engaging STEM camps this school holidays with Junior Engineers. Classes are taught by expert instructors who educate, entertain and inspire, setting your child up for future success in a world where technology touches every aspect of their lives.

These ever-evolving educational programs are the perfect way for children to make new like-minded friends. explore creativity and learn fundamental 21st-century skills in digital technologies, coding and robotics. Use the code CITYKIDS10 for 10% off


Noosa Rugby Academy School Holiday Clinics

September 20 & 22

Noosa Dolphins Rugby Union Club

Noosa Rugby School Holiday Clinic

Do you have a budding rugby superstar at home?

Noosa Rugby Academy School Holiday Clinics are for players aged 9-12 years and are run for two full and exciting days. The programme is for all abilities, no matter what level of experience your child is welcome!


Ausfunk September Vacation Care

September 20 – 23

Ausfunk Cheer & Dance, ​Marcoola

Ausfunk Cheer Dance Sunshine Coast

At Ausfunk’s September Vacation care, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained with games, jumping castle, craft, tumbling PLUS each day as a an amazing FOOD theme!


Playball Kids Holiday Camp

September 22 – 23

Sunshine Coast Hockey Clubhouse, 176 Ballinger Road, Buderim


Join in on all the AWESOME fun at the Playball Kids Holiday Camp! Playball holiday camps offer an opportunity for children to develop their motor skills through a variety of individual and group activities, as well as developing their self-esteem through the unique camp atmosphere our coaches create.


Future Stars Specialist Netball Clinic

September 26

Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim

Future Stars Specialist Netball Clinic

Sunshine Coast Lightning is holding specialist clinics for future netballers between the ages of 12-17 years. Aimed at divisional or representative level netballers with a desire to hone their skills, learning from the best!


Goodlife Intensive Holiday Swim Program

September 26 – 30

Goodlife Community Centre, Buderim

Goodlife Intensive Holiday Swim Program

Fast track your child’s swimming ability with an intensive holiday swim program at Goodlife. Offered throughout the Spring school holiday, it’s the perfect time to accelerate your child’s swimming and water education before the summer months. Small classes in an indoor heated pool for children age 3 to pre squad.


Youth Choral Workshop with Kim Kirkman

September 24 – 25

Buderim War Memorial Hall, Buderim

Youth Choral Workshop Sunshine Coast

Does your child have a love of singing?  Then bring them to sing with like-minded young people at this youth choral workshop!

Open to 8 – 18 years old, there’s no previous choir experience necessary. The workshop cost includes a $20 discount for Sunshine Coast Youth Choir annual membership should your child choose to join the choir.


Goat Track Theatre School Holiday Workshops

September 26 – 30

North Shore Community Centre, 701 David Low Way, Mudjimba

Goat Track Theatre Kids Program

Looking for something awesome for the kids to do this school holiday? From the 26th-30th of September, Goat Track Theatre will be in residence with their award-winning team at The North Shore Community Centre in Mudjimba. The week is dedicated to children aged 6-12 and will treat them to an amazingly diverse program of drama and theatre workshops for children that is sure to leave them with a smile from ear to ear.

Make a Monster

September 28

Noosa Regional Gallery

Make a Monster Workshop

Experiment using pencils, watercolour and charcoal to create a colourful creature! Come up with a creative story, and illustrate your creature’s journey. Learn new skills, have fun and be imaginative!



School holiday activities across the region


School holiday public ice-skating sessions

September 17 – October 3

Crayola free preschool activities

Iceworld, Boondall & Acacia Ridge, Brisbane

Iceworld School Holiday Public Sessions

The weather is warming up so come and chill at an ICEWORLD public session these school holidays!

Enjoy an Olympic-sized rink with a fully stocked cafe. A fantastic activity for the whole family. Experience the fun now!


We are constantly adding school holiday activities as they are announced, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly!

Visit our What’s On calendar for more events and activities across the region.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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