Gold Coast Winter School Holiday Guide 2022

Feeling the chill? Yup, winter has landed on the Gold Coast, but it’s still our favourite place to be! There’s plenty of activities for kids happening this winter school holidays. Read on for what’s in store. ⇓ ⇓


Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® Brick Exhibition

Until 13 August

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Bricktionary the Interactive Lego® Brick Exhibition

From life-sized animals to fashion and fantasy, discover the biggest and best LEGO® creations at Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition.

Inspired by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s latest book, The Bricktionary: The Ultimate A-Z of LEGO®, this world premiere exhibition is built to inspire LEGO® builders’ imaginations. It showcases some of the largest and latest brick models, including some never-before-shown from the television show LEGO® Masters Australia.


Under the sea fun

Until July 13

The Strand, Coolangatta

School Holidays Under the Sea Fun

Get ready to explore the ocean and head under the sea at The Strand these school holidays for daily FREE craft!


Take your Freestyle skills to the next level at BOUNCE

June 6 – July 8

Bounce Inc, Burleigh Waters

Bounce Inc Macgregor

BOUNCE has a 2-hour Superpass which is a value-packed ticket to enjoy twice the time and have twice the fun while progressing your skills. Or assemble your family or group of friends for a BOUNCE Awesome 4Some session!

Whether you’re trying to master your first backflip into the Big Bag or learning how to run The Wall, it’s the ultimate environment to master your moves and unleash your free spirit!


Skyline Ferris Wheel

June 21 – 17 July

Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads

Skyline Ferris Wheel Tweed Heads

Skyline’s popular giant ferris wheel comes to Tweed Heads – 4 weeks only!

From Tuesday 21 June you will be able to admire Tweed Heads from a different perspective aboard Xtra Ordinary Events giant ferris wheel coming to the Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

The Skyline Ferris Wheel is 35 metres tall and has 24 gondolas which seat up to 6 people per carriage. The wheel will offer sensational views of Tweed city and the coast and is a great attraction for locals and tourists visiting the region. There is also a fully accessible gondola for those in a wheel chair.


Play School Live In Concert “Once Upon A Time”

June 23 – July  3

Various locations across SE QLD

Play School Live in Concert once Upon a Time

Everyone’s favourite children’s television program ‘Play School’ is coming to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coasts this June/July with a new show! Watch classic nursery rhyme characters magically come to life as the pages of the storybook are turned in this exciting new production, ‘Once Upon A Time’.


Junior Engineers School Holiday STEM Camps

June 25 – July 10

Multiple locations and online

Junior Engineers Stem Camps

Spark your child’s imagination with fun and engaging holiday STEM camps this winter. Junior Engineers delivers fun, creative, engaging and educational programs in coding and robotics to provide children with the fundamental 21st-century skills in digital technologies. Classes are taught by expert instructors who educate, entertain and inspire. Use the code WINTERKC10 for 10% off!


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Mindful Kids Holiday Retreat

June 25 – July 2

Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, Mermaid Beach

Mindful Kids Holiday Retreat Yoga Workshop

A school holiday treat for the little ones! Age appropriate yoga asanas, fun and games, breathing exercises and meditations, storytelling, arts and craft. This is a fun and playful introduction to healthy living and Ayurveda for kids.


Australia’s Playground

Until April 2023

HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Australias Playground

A place of enviable beaches, ancient rainforests, diverse communities, and abundant sunshine, this collection explores the unique character of the Gold Coast, and features artists who hail from the region, but whose work explores narratives of identity in the contemporary age.


Big4 Gold Coast School Holiday Program

June 25 – July 10

Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale

Big4 Gold Coast Pizza Night

The school holidays will be packed with fun activities for the whole family at Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park.

Chris the Magician and Mr Kaboodle will be there to entertain the kids, plus movie nights for the whole family and a few activities the adults can enjoy as well.


Circus Workshop

June 26

Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Circus Workshop

This Circus Workshop is a great way to help connect kids to fitness through the fun of circus. Bring the kids to learn juggling, hula hooping, balloon twisting magic and more in a non-competitive environment.


Innovation Workshops

Jun 27 – July 5

Coomera TAFE, 198 Foxwell Rd Coomera

Innovation Workshops for Kids

Calling all students with a creative and entrepreneurial kind of mind to come to a series of interactive and innovative workshops using design thinking as our most important tool for your future!

Perfect for kids in Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 (ages 10-13) who like a real-life challenge to engage and have hope for their future in a field where they can thrive.


CoComelon is taking over Tweed City!

July 4 – 17

Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads

Cocomelon Bowling

CoCoMelon is taking over Tweed City these winter school holidays!

Visit Tweed City from 4 – 17 July to experience their FREE CoComelon activity space outside Coles, where your little ones can enjoy mini bowling, a colourful art and craft zone, plus they will have the opportunity to meet everyone’s favourite, JJ!


Inflatable Horse Racing

June 28

Broadwater Parklands

Inflatable Horse Racing

Five horses to the starting line, Ready, Steady….. Go! Come on horsey! Bounce you good thing!

Will you be the first over the line? Race your friends – who will be the winning jockey? (Suitable for 6 years and up or to 90 kilograms).


Children’s bike skills

Various days, see website

110 Melalueca Drive, Palm Beach

Childrens Bike Skills

Do you have a little one learning to ride their bike? The City of Gold Coast has two free bike workshops for those learning to ride and wanting to improve their skills. The workshops are run by accredited instructors at different locations across the Gold Coast. They cover tips to make you a safer and more confident bike rider.


Big City Lights

July 7 – 10


Big City Lights

BIG CITY LIGHTS* will be delivered by Placemakers* Gold Coast (best known for the city’s flagship annual arts festival – BLEACH*), with a program that highlights Queensland and the Gold Coast as a cultural destination to Australia and the world. The cutting-edge program will feature immersive audio-visual experiences, large-scale digital works, 3D-mapping and unexpected projection sites that will transform the Gold Coast’s everyday urban spaces.


Indoor Skydiving School Holiday Special

Until 31 July

iFLY Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

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School holidays are HERE and it’s a chilly one! But don’t let that stop the fun! Head into iFLY and learn to fly in the warm indoor air.

Indoor skydiving is a fun and unique holiday activity – perfect for the whole family. Plus, with their awesome school holiday specials, you can fly for less!


Kids Yoga now at Sharks Fitness!


Southport Sharks, Southport

Kids Yoga Now at Sharks Fitness

Kids Yoga is now on every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Sharks Fitness. Classes run for 45 minutes and are designed for seven to 13 year olds.

Experience yoga, mindfulness, movement, breath work and relaxation for kids!


Kid’s Sundae Sesh

Sunday, 26 June 2022 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Sunday, 03 July 2022 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Sunday, 10 July 2022 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

The Park Coomera, 103 Foxwell Road, Coomera

Kid's Sundae Sesh

Bring the kids down for FREE entertainment on selected Sundays. Magician, face painter or balloon artist!

Plus! Kids under 12 eat free from 2pm. One free kid’s meal with one regular pizza or salad purchase.


Across the Region

Queensland Garden Expo 2022

8 – 10 July

Nambour Showgrounds, Sunshine Coast

Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo is back bigger than ever in 2022 and all set for another fantastic year!

Come along to the Queensland’s Premier gardening event in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast from 8-10 July, and you will find over 360 exhibitors including: free workshops, free kids playground and craft activities, dozens of nurseries with rare and new release plants and more.


Iceworld School Holiday Public Sessions

June 27 – July 8

Boondall & Acacia Ridge

Iceworld School Holiday Public Sessions

With two Olympic sized ice rinks, one in Boondall and one in Acacia Ridge, if you are looking for a new adventure, Iceworld is the place to be these upcoming school holidays! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, young or young at heart, Iceworld will become your favourite entertainment venue.


Queensland Ballet Academy Winter Programs

June 27 – July 7

Crayola free preschool activities

Queensland Ballet Academy, Kelvin Grove

Queensland Ballet Academy Winter Programs

Train with Queensland Ballet Academy during these winter school holidays!

Queensland Ballet Academy offers a number of programs for dancers aged 7.5 – 18, these winter school holidays. All taught in the state-of-art professional training facility in Kelvin Grove with world-class faculty and guest industry experts.



We are constantly adding events 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 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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