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Gold Coast Easter School Holiday Guide 2022

Looking for something to entertain the kids these Easter school holiday on the Gold Coast?

Our Gold Coast Easter School Holiday Guide has everything you need to keep the boredom at bay. With workshops, attractions, activities and local events, there’s something for everyone this Autumn!


Kids Take Over @ HOTA

April 1-8

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise

Kids Take over Hota

HOTA’s mini festival for kids and young creatives returns and this time it’s all about dancing to the beat of your own drum.

Celebrate what makes us special at Kids Take Over with a packed week of hands-on activities and experiences ready to inspire young creatives to tackle 2022 head-on. Kids and families can create, design, learn and engage in performance, art, and music. You’ll find something for every curious mind and inventive heart.

Our A-maze-ing Ocean

April 2-14

Robina Town Centre

Arriving in centre from Saturday, April 2 for two weeks of non-stop underwater action, Our A-maze-ing Ocean will take local marine enthusiasts through an interactive labyrinth of activities from 10am – 2pm daily.

The program centrepiece — a beautifully-themed, immersive maze designed for young explorers — will see them traversing the deep-sea adventure zone, where they’ll jump across rocks to cross shark-infested waters, climb through an anemone forest and try their luck at the octopus ring toss in a hands-on learning experience.

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The Big Wedgie Gold Coast

April 2-16

Southern Lawns, Broadwater Parklands

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The Big Wedgie Gold Coast is back for the Easter school holidays, located at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands in Southport.

With four awesome slides to choose from, there is something for all ages and thrill levels. It’s a super fun activity for the whole family!

Easter School Holiday Adventures

April 4-18

Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Palm Beach

Gold Coast Recreation Centre Easter School Holiday Adventures

Easter school holiday adventures at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre kick off Monday 4 April!

These holidays, the Gold Coast Recreation Centre is excited to announce that they now have supervised sessions for 5-7 year olds alongside their regular 8+ school holiday program! Drop the kids off for the morning or a full day adventure, with all meals included.

iFLY Gold Coast School Holiday Specials

April 4-30

iFLY Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

Ifly Gold Coast School Holiday Specials

Earn your wings during these Easter school holidays by hopping to iFLY Gold Coast and learning to fly!

Indoor skydiving is safe and fun for anyone from three years old with a fully accessible and all inclusive activity. But indoor skydiving is not just for kids! Bring the whole family along and share an unforgettable experience of learning to fly together.

Currumbin Sanctuary Markets

April 8

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Sanctuary Market is located at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Village Green. This food and craft market operates every Friday from 4pm to 9pm.

Sea Creatures Workshop

April 8

Burleigh, Gold Coast

Get hands-on with some of our ocean artefacts such as seashells, coral, shark teeth and shark eggs, and get up close to our beautiful live marine animals which include sea stars, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea snails and sea urchins.

Mindful Kids Holiday Retreat

April 9

Australian School of Meditation & Yoga, Mermaid Beach

Mindful Kids Holiday Retreat

The Australian School of Meditation and Yoga invites children aged five to 12 years to its Mindful Kids Holiday Retreat in April.

Offering an authentic, holistic yoga experience, the Mindful Kids Holiday Retreat is designed to optimise your child’s physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Perfect for those who are looking to re-energise after a hectic start to the school year.

Huggable Sculptures

April 9

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Sew, embellish, and squish a small soft sculpture avatar in fabric and found materials.

Create these soft sculptures to summon power and strength by harnessing their huggable powers.

Part of the Artlab program at HOTA.

Dumpling Dreams with YEAHYEAHCHLOE

Until May 5

HOTA Gallery, Surfers Paradise

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Fill your days, weekends and school holidays with this whimsically vibrant dumpling dreamscape full of fun, discovery, and adventure.

Dumpling Dreams, brought to life by the wonderfully imaginative Queensland-based artist YEAHYEAHCHLOE, plops youngsters (and the young-at-heart) into a wildly colourful world complete with delicious new sidekicks. It features augmented reality experiences and interactive activities. You will only be limited by your imagination.


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Across the Region

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Calling all superheroes, detectives and young artists!

April 2 – 18

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane School Holiday Program

Calling all superheroes, detectives and young artists! Visit Museum of Brisbane these school holidays to unlock a world of fun!

With a fun adventure available every single day of the week, there’s heaps to see and do at Museum of Brisbane this Easter.

Iceworld – The coolest venue these school holidays!

April 4 – 15

Boondall & Acacia Ridge

Iceworld Skate Brisbane School Holidays

With two Olympic-sized ice rinks both north and south of the Brisbane CBD (Boondall and Acacia Ridge), Iceworld is the place to be these school holidays!

Sessions from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 3pm during the week. Additional evening and weekend public session times also available.

There are fully stocked cafes at both rinks.

Erth’s Prehistoric World

April 7 – 10

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Erth's Prehistoric World

Imagine a trip to a zoo, an aquarium and a wildlife park all in one – now substitute all the animals for dinosaurs!

Creators of the world-renowned Dinosaur Zoo and Prehistoric World bring their latest theatrical masterpiece to the stage. Erth’s Prehistoric World is a breath-taking show fuelled by extraordinary puppetry, immersive theatre and magic.


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

Looking to travel across the region these holidays?

Check out what’s happening in Brisbane and Gold Coast here:

Sunshine Coast School Holiday Guide           Brisbane School Holiday Activities

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

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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is 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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