Brrrr, the days are getting c-h-i-l-l-y!! So, it must mean winter school holidays are just around the corner!
There’s plenty of things to do for kids on the Sunshine Coast this winter.
Here are our FAVE winter school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding region.
The Giant Wheel returns to Caloundra!
8 June to 22 August
Bulcock Beach Car Park, Caloundra
SkyLine Attractions returns with the Hot 91 Giant Wheel for the 3rd year running, with our BRAND NEW Ferris Wheel to bring you some of the best views in Queensland, on board Australia’s newest and tallest transportable Ferris Wheel! This year there is also an accessible gondola so those in a wheelchair can enjoy the views too.
KidZip into the Holidays!
21 June to 4 July
Next Level – High Ropes Adventure Park, Sunshine Plaza
KidZip is NEXT LEVEL’s instructor-led activity, where kids (aged 6 -12) can test their coordination, confidence and team building skills whilst climbing, scrambling and ziplining at Australia’s largest high ropes course on poles!
Conveniently located at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, KidZip sessions include 1 instructor led circuit climb (23 aerial challenges!) with a group of peers, equipment, training and approx. 1.5 hours of fun! KidZip is only $40 per child and is run in groups of 2-10 participants. READ MORE
The Ultimate Gruffalo Experience
25 June to 12 July
The Ginger Factory, Yandina
The iconic Ginger Factory offers plenty of activities during the school holidays! With fascinating tours, fun rides and exciting competitions, there’s enough to keep the whole family entertained.
Let the kids escape in a world of wonder on the Overboard Boat Ride or create their own garden adventure with the help of the much-loved Gruffalo Trail. These June -July school holidays only, you’ll have a chance to WIN a Gruffalo prize pack and a family lunch in the Gruffalo’s Hut, with a special appearance from the Gruffalo himself! Ask at the Ticket Desk on your next visit to enter. READ MORE
Discover the Teeth & Tails of the sea these school holidays!
26 June to 11 July
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, Mooloolaba
Discover the Teeth & Tails of incredible aquatic animals as you go on a journey through the underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium these school holidays!
From Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July, kids will receive an activity booklet and the Aquarium’s marine experts will take guests on a deep dive into the form and function of sea creatures’ body parts at an artefacts station from 9am – 2pm. Learn about the sharp teeth of the creepy-looking moray eel, which has a hidden set of jaws to help swallow prey! Find out how seals use their carnivore-like teeth to eat their prey. FIND OUT MORE
Winter School Holiday Wheely Fun Camps
28 June to 2 July
Athletics Track, University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
Australian Cycling Academy Wheely Fun Camps are back this month and just in time for school holidays! It’s a great environment for your young ones to start their riding journey and learn some new skills in a traffic free environment.
Run by fully accredited coaches including our riders this program is the perfect way to boost their confidence on the road and improve their bike handling skills. Plus it’s wheeeely fun – just ask the kids! FIND OUT MORE
Coding, Robotics & Entrepreneurship Camps
28 June to 9 July
Various Queensland locations + Online
Develop games, program robots, win challenges and CODE over Winter holidays! Coding & robotics camps with Junior Engineers. There’s plenty of wintery digital fun at any of the 10+ in-person locations or online. Trusted by over 40,000 Aussie kids, these school holiday camps are hands on, engaging and educational. READ MORE
28 June to 9 July
Kawana Shoppingworld, Buddina
Head to Kawana Shoppingworld for two weeks of fun, interactive kids workshops these holidays, as they bring the outdoors in at Camp Kawana.
Dinosaur Discovery, Glow in the Dark Slime, Grow a Terrarium, Camp Cookies and Campfire Festivities… there’s a fun activity for everyone. Bookings are essential. FIND OUT MORE
Winter School Holiday Fun at Sunshine Plaza
29 June to 10 July
Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore
From Tuesday 29 June to Saturday 3 July, the amazing Nickleby will appear in-centre to teach your little ones how to become a Magic Chef! Each child will receive their very own chef hat, apron and magic lunch box that makes things appear and disappear.
Then, from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 July, bust a move with STEM Punks in their Esports Dance Workshops. Learn all about Esports and show off your dance moves in a mini dance contest. Bookings are essential, and spaces are limited. READ MORE
Chess + Soccer Camp
Pacific Paradise State School, Pacific Paradise
Ginger Sport has teamed up with Chess Mates to bring you the best camp ever.
Seven hours of soccer & chess activities, matches and tournaments run by the energetic coaches from Ginger Sport and the terrific teachers from Chess Mates for just $69 per child. Soccer Darts, Snookball, and Big Chess inflatables will be there too. For 5-12 year old boys & girls. FIND OUT MORE
Connect to Country at the First Nations School Holiday Program
Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Glass House Mountains
Celebrate NAIDOC week 2021 at the First Nations School Holiday Program on Friday 2 July from 10am to 2pm. A free, fun, hands-on and educational day where children will learn stories of our local First Nations groups. Enjoy ochre painting, learn First Nations dances as well as other games and activities. Food vans and refreshments available on site or pack a picnic lunch. FIND OUT MORE
School Holiday Performances at The J Noosa
3 to 29 July
The J Noosa, Noosa Junction
Warm up at The J Noosa with these exciting performances this Winter school holidays!
Grease (Young@Part) – presented by Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre
Grease is the word at The J Noosa these Winter holidays as Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre returns with the Youth edition of the all-time classic, smash-hit movie, Grease!
Somnium – presented by Neo Vida
Modern Dance at its most spectacular. Combining the definitions of creative artistry in dance, visual media and performance art. READ MORE
Bluey at Noosa Civic
29 & 30 June
Noosa Civic Shopping Centre
Wackadoo! Bluey is heading to Noosa Civic – For real life!! Book your Meet & Greet on their website. There will also be a special Bluey colouring-in station in centre! Located in front of Big W, no bookings are required for the Bluey colouring area, however there will be limited spaces at tables. READ MORE
Sunshine Coast School Holiday Adventure Activities
26 June to 10 July
Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Caloundra
Get the kids up and active during the Winter school holidays. Coast Club runs daily adventure activity sessions packed with exciting, challenging and safe activities. Sessions are delivered by experienced and friendly staff members and are perfect for kids aged 8 and over. READ MORE
Abbey Medieval Family Fun Day
2 July 2021
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture
On Friday 2 July, Abbeystowe, the home of the Medieval Festival, will welcome families for a special day full of fun medieval activities for the kids, and the parents! The day will be jam-packed with things to do and see that will keep your young squire or maiden entertained and engaged. From cheering on the jousters on their mighty horses to exploring the medieval encampments where there will be displays of arts and craft and a wide range of child-focused fun activities. READ MORE
Venue 114, Bokarina
Charlotte spins her web of friendship these July school holidays!
Charlotte’s Web is an enchanting stage production based on the classic book by E.B. White. The much-loved tale tells the story of hero, Wilbur the Pig and his relationships and triumphs meeting a farmyard of new friends. Charlotte’s Web will delight children and their families with humour, fun and charming storytelling in this new production by RAVA Productions. FIND OUT MORE
The Lion King Jnr
9 to 10 July
Eumundi Arts Hall, Eumundi
Little Seed Theatre Company presents Disney’s The Lion King Jnr, with a powerful cast of performers. Hakuna Matata! This July at Eumundi, let the whole family be transported to the magical African savannah! Suitable for all ages. FIND OUT MORE
Queensland Garden Expo
9 – 11 July
Queensland Garden Expo is a great day out for all the family and there are lots of activities for budding gardeners.
There will be a fab kids’ playground with giant slide, tea cup ride and jumping castle. This is all totally free and runs for the duration of the event. Head to the Kids Garden Patch for craft activities and a veggie dig, and you’ll also find a kids potting area and sandpit for kids to explore.
Don’t forget kids 15 and under are FREE! FIND OUT MORE
ACROSS THE REGION
On the Move
To 18 July 2021
Ipswich Art Gallery
On The Move is a family friendly exhibition that explores transport in all its forms.
Designed specially for children and families, this highly engaging exhibition offers hands-on discovery of incredible journeys, unique inventions, amazing vehicles and intrepid explorers across the country. READ MORE
Iceworld School Winter Holiday Public Sessions
26 June to 11 July
Ice World Acacia Ridge & Boondall
Every weekday during the June/ July school holidays, Iceworld will have two public session times at both rinks. Online booking are essential due to demand and restricted numbers. READ MORE
School Holiday fun @ BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park & Motel
26 June 11 July 2021
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park and Motel
Big 4 Gold Coast has various activities for the kids to enjoy over the school holidays, and even a few for the adults! From arts and crafts, to kids in the kitchen, and a selection of games and sporting challenges.
For the adults there will be cocktail, wine and cheese tasting, and movie nights for the whole family. READ MORE
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