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Gold Coast – Spring School Holiday Guide 2021

Looking for something to entertain the kids this spring school holiday?

Our Gold Coast 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 spring!


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World Upside Down

HOTA, Surfers Paradise


World Upside Down

Discover secrets and surprises, where nature is not what it seems in World Upside Down, the first exhibition in the new Children’s Gallery.

The young and young-at-heart can be curious and creative through interactive art and hands on making activities, designing a future where we all belong.


Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach

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10 to 19 September

SWELL sculpture festival sees more than 65 large scale contemporary sculptures transform Currumbin Beach beach into an outdoor art gallery.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Surfers Paradise

18 September – 4 October, open daily 9am – 11pm

Ripley Believe It or Not Gold Coast

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is one of Surfers Paradises’ best indoor interactive attractions and museums! With over 1,000 square metres to explore, guests will discover more than 300 genuine artefacts, amazing stories and videos, incredible illusions, fun interactive games, arcades and life-size figurines of unusual characters who actually lived! VIP Combo now available.


DJ Party in the Park

Broadwater Parklands

19 September

Come party at the park with all your old favourites, right through to today’s hits! Come and go as you please with no bookings required.

Family friendly event, fun for all ages.


Kids Rule @ The Pines

The Pines Elanora

20 September – 1 October

the Pines

The Pines has two weeks of school holiday fun for little ones!

Week 1 – Spring Moves: A range of mini sports and challenges ideal for little ones.

Week 2 – Ninja Warrior Games: Let the kids go wild with their Gecko Ninja-Warrior program for little ones. And there will be Ninja-warrior challenges, obstacle courses and awesome fun for bigger kids.


Coast Club

Gold Coast Recreation Centre

20 September – 1 October

Coast Club

Coast Club is back these holidays with all of your favourite activities!

Kids aged 8+ years will be thrilled to experience their favourite indoor and outdoor adventure activities during the holidays, led by friendly and professional trained instructors. Meals are also included each day. Choose from a morning or full day adventure.


Free train rides

Broadwater Parklands

22 September

Grab the kids and explore the park on one of the free scenic land train rides.


Kids Holiday Art Workshop

Read Art Academy, Gaven Heights

22 September

1.5 hour art sessions for children aged 6+ these school holidays. At this kids holiday workshop, kids will paint their own pot!


Skate Paradise

Paradise Centre

20 – 24 September

Skate Paradise at Paradise Centre Spring School Holidays

Skate into paradise these school holidays with free Skate Paradise workshops at Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise.

From Monday 20 – Friday 24 September, head into the centre for free skateboarding workshops hosted by the legends at Rock ‘N’ Slide Skateboarding, and skate deck art workshops with artists from The Chroma Club.


Bubble Play

24 September
Broadwater Parklands

Come along and have fun creating the biggest bubbles you’ve ever seen! No bookings required. Suitable for most ages.


Bounce Inc – Gold Coast

18 September – 4 October 2021

Bounce Inc Gold Coast Trampoline Centre

Through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development, BOUNCE is a place to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility.

Each BOUNCE trampoline centre is an Adrenaline Playground comprising around 3,000 square meters of interconnected indoor trampolines, adventure features, padding and airbags. 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!


Mini Beasts

20 September – 3 October

Robina Town Centre

Mini Beasts is back by popular demand at Robina Town Centre after its dazzling debut in 2020, bringing with it the much-loved giant insect quartet, and dropping a brand-new entertainment series that will provide the perfect post-lockdown antidote for families needing a healthy dose of fun.

Kids Take Over

26 – 29 September

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast

Kids Take over at Hota

HOTA’s mini fest for kids and young creatives returns in the next school holidays, from 26-29 September.
With over 20 different workshops, activities and adventures to explore, the program will keep curious minds inspired and entertained.

From skate workshops, ukulele school, sustainable costume making, song writing, street theatre masterclasses, interactive comedy, beat boxing – kicking off with a free family-fun day on Sun 26 September, finishing with a brand new show from the hilarious (and hazardous) Listies comedy crew and a chance to work in the pop-up Garden of Curiosity.


Little Lifesavers

27 September to 1 October

Surf clubs across the region

Little Life Savers

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Little Lifesavers is a great introduction to surf lifesaving for children aged 5 to 11 years old.

The school holiday program is designed to teach kids the importance of water safety and help them gain the confidence to swim at the beach.

They will participate in a range of activities including beach games, board paddling and rescue demos. It is fun, yet educational and will keep them entertained for hours!


Clowning Holiday Masterclass

28 September

The Junction Burleigh Heads

A clown masterclass for kids ages 6 to 12. Taken by a professional clown who studied the art of clowning and physical comedy in Paris.

Martial arts classes

Matt Fiddes studios across the region


Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Classes

This school holidays Matt Fiddes has the perfect solution to keep your kids busy!

They are offering free martial arts classes to all new members that would like to come and trial their martial arts program.

Matt Fiddes martial arts classes are fun, interactive and will have your kids wanting to come back for more!

Gold Coast Chinese Cultural Festival

2 October

Broadwater Parklands

A family friendly event with more than 10 artistic groups and nearly 100 actors and staff from the local Chinese communities. There will also be food stalls and craft stalls.



Paw Patrol at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

18 September – 4 October 2021

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These spring school holidays, Paw Patrol is on a roll at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast where you are guaranteed to have a pawtastic day out!

In celebration of the much anticipated release of Paw Patrol: The Movie, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast will be helping Ryder on his mission to locate all of the missing pups – and they need YOUR help to find them.


Hot 91 Giant Wheel

Bulcock Beach Car Park, Caloundra

Daily until 17th October

Skyline Ferris Wheel

NOW EXTENDED! SkyLine Attractions has extended their stay with the Hot 91 Giant Wheel! This huge ferris wheel brings you some of the best views in Queensland. This year there is also an accessible gondola so those in a wheelchair can enjoy the views too.  


Ice World Spring Holiday Public Sessions

Acacia Ridge & Boondall

18 September – 4 October 2021 (2 Sessions per day)

Iceworld Skate Brisbane School Holidays

Spring School Holiday Public Session times are coming!

A minimum of two public sessions available each week day during the September/October school Holidays (both rinks).

Morning sessions go from 10:30am to 12:30pm and afternoon sessions from 1pm to 3pm.


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers


1 to 30 September

A breathtaking 10 days of flowers, flavours and sounds, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the Southern Queensland city of Toowoomba.



Looking to travel across the region these holidays?

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

Spring School Holiday Sunshine Coast      Spring School Holidays Brisbane

Or 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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