Sunshine Coast Winter School Holiday Guide 2023

It might be chilly outside, but the Sunshine Coast is still brimming with fun activities for kids this Winter School Holiday. Whether its kids sports camps, kids dance classes, exciting vacation care programs or fun activities for the whole family, the Sunshine Coast is the best place to be this Winter!

Here are our favourite picks of what’s on for kids this Winter on the Sunshine Coast!  ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

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Fridays at Eumundi Square

Every Friday during school holidays

Eumundi Square Market

Friday at Eumundi Square

There’s plenty of fun for the little ones for kids at Eumundi Square this school holiday. Head along on a Friday for creative activities, a free treasure hunt and more.

Stay and play in the fenced off kids’ cubby play house, enjoy the leafy surrounds, grab a coffee from one of the many micro businesses.


Play School Live in Concert “Humpty’s Showtime”

June 22 – July 2

Various locations across QLD

Play School Live in Concert humpty's Showtime"

Filled with many fun songs to sing and dance along with, this show has been specially designed to delight pre-schoolers and parents alike. In this 40 minute performance, ‘Humpty and the Play School toys help with the big spectacular featuring starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites.


Next Level KidZip

June 24 – July 8

Next Level High Ropes, Maroochydore

Boy Climbing at Next Level High Ropes Sunshine Coast

Zip into an elevated adventure with KidZip! At Next Level High Ropes Adventure Park – they climb with your kids, so you don’t have to! Let your little player put their nerves to the test and climb high above the rest, as they battle aerial challenges and obstacles at Next Level, Maroochydore.


Winter 2023 School Holiday Workshops

June 24 – July 9

HYPT, Buderim

Kids Having Fun at Hypt Vacation Care and Weekly Play Activities

Daily vacation care for girls and boys, with different activities every day! Enjoy a mermaid makeover, a Masterchef workshop, a disco and ice cream party and much more.


Ocean Myths and Legends

June 24 – July 9

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Sea Life Sunshine Coast Myths and Legends School Holiday Activity Banner

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium is getting ready to bust some of the world’s greatest ocean myths and legends this school holiday. Dive in and discover the secrets of the sea on an interactive trail of mythical creatures and legends that have captured imaginations throughout history.


Bowling fun this Winter

June 24 – July 9

Suncity Tenpin Sunshine Coast

Two Kids Bowling at Suncity Tenpin Sunshine Coast

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Suncity Tenpin has plenty of family deals this winter to keep the kids entertained – come rain or shine!

Jump into the VR fun these school holidays!

June 24 – July 9

VR Hero, Sunshine Plaza

Kids at Vr Hero Sunshine Plaza Maroochydore

Conquer epic adventures and fight zombies, robots, and dragons. Experience single or multi-player or play as a team to save the world! Perfect for family time or solo gamers.


Mermaids at Kawana Shoppingworld

June 24  – July 16

Kawana Shoppingworld

Kawana Shopping World Shg

Are you ready for a magical adventure? Mermaids are making a splash at Kawana Shoppingworld this school holidays. Let the kids unleash their inner mermaid or merman as they enjoy underwater mermaid shows and meet a real-life mermaid.


Floating Land: Us and Them

June 24 – July 30

Various sites in the Noosa Region

Floating Land Us and Them

Get ready for a journey into art, nature, and the human condition during these Winter school holidays. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Australia’s premier art in the environment event, Floating Land.


Teeny Tiny Stevies – How To Be Creative Tour

June 26 @ 10:30 am

The Events Centre, Caloundra

Teeny Tiny Stevies How to Be Creative Tour

ARIA Award Winning Children’s Artist, Teeny Tiny Stevies are heading out on the road for their most comprehensive National Album Tour to date! Performing a mix of fan favourites and brand-new material from their new album, the band will be leaving no stone un-unturned.


Free School Holiday Training – 2 Weeks of Karate

June 26; 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Karate Academy of Power, Alexandra Headlands

Karate Academy Free School Holiday Sessions

Are you looking for an exciting way for your kids to spend the school holidays? Look no further! The Karate Academy of Power is offering FREE karate classes for kids of all ages!


Acrobatics Winter Holiday Camp

June 26 – July 6

Just Acrobatics, Warana

Kids at Just Acrobatics Holiday Camp on the Sunshine Coast

Looking for an alternative holiday care idea? Join Just Acrobatics for a fully supervised, fun-filled day of acrobatics, circus games, arts & crafts and much more!


Giddy up to the Ginger Factory!

June 26 – July 7

The Ginger Factory, Yandina

Giddy Up to the Ginger Factory

Get ready for a baa-rilliant adventure as The Ginger Factory transforms into Old MacDonald Farm these school holidays! In week one, meet a variety of udderly adorable farm animals at the free petting zoo. In week two, grab your tickets and saddle up for unicorn and pony rides around the park gardens. Watch your little ones’ faces light up as they embark on a whimsical journey on pony back.

Bike on School Holiday MTB programs

June 26 – July 7

Noosa, Nambour, Gympie

Bike on School Holiday Camps

Bike On’s ever popular School Holiday Mountain Bike programs are back for the Term 2 School Holidays with options at Noosa, Nambour/Parklands and Gympie.


FREE School Holiday Workshops

June 27 – July 7

Noosa Fair Shopping Centre, Noosa Junction

Free School Holiday Workshops at Noosa Fair

Noosa Fair Shopping Centre will be running FREE school holiday workshops* this June/ July. The first week of school holidays will be badge making workshops and the second week is tie-dye workshops.


Sesame Street arrives at Sunshine Plaza

June 27 – July 8

Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

Sesame Street Arrives at Sunshine Plaza

OM NOM NOM get ready for a fun-filled Sesame Street adventure these school holidays. All your favourite Sesame Street characters will be visiting Sunshine Plaza from Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 8 July. Let the Sesame Street fun begin!

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The World’s Craziest Science Show!

June 28

Venue 114

the World's Craziest Science Show!

Take a wild ride with your host, multi-award winning entertainer, scientist and teacher Richard Scholes (B.Sc., B.Ed) through the ‘Magical World of Crazy Science‘ in a unique show that incorporates science, magic, comedy mime and music.


Winter School Holiday Coding & Robotics Camps

June 29 – July 7

Various locations across Sunshine Coast

Kids at Junior Engineers School Holiday Camp

With full-day coding and robotics courses at many convenient locations across Queensland including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast! Plus online half-day alternatives, Junior Engineers has something for everyone this Winter holidays.


Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Live on Stage

June 30

The Events Centre, Caloundra

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Live on Stage

Wondering what to do with YOUR Thing One and Thing Two this school holiday? Here’s an idea… bring the whole family to The Cat In The Hat for an experience they’ll never forget. The story has been around for over 50 years and kids still love it… just like you did!


Dance Fitness for Kids Winter School Holiday Program

June 30; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mooloolaba State Schoool

Dance Fitness for Kids School Holiday Workshop

Join the school holiday fun with the Dance Fitness for Kids Crew. Enjoy a day of hip hop, tumbling, yoga, games and the funnest dance fitness party in town! Just $75 for the day, with option to purchase a DF4K T-shirt for $15.


The Pet Show 2023

July 1 – 2

Brisbane Showgrounds

the Pet Show 2023

The Pet Show is all about positive pet parenting. There will be educational presentations, entertainment, products to try and buy, meet and greet sessions, face painters, food trucks and more. Plenty on offer to keep the kids entertained!


Frozen Jr

July 2

The Events Centre, Caloundra

Frozen Jr on Stage at the Events Centre Caloundra

This abridged version of the Disney Classic Frozen is a perfect outing for the whole family. A cast of 55 talented performers, all under 18 years of age, will bring this enchanted story to life, in this original musical about love, family, and finding your way.


Peter Pan Jr.

July 7 – July 8

The J, Noosa

Peter Pan Jr at the J Noosa

From the company that presented ‘The Little Mermaid Jr’ and ‘Fame’, Little Seed Theatre Company are excited to present the illuminating Disney classic, ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ Fly to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!


Queensland Garden Expo 2023

July 7 – July 9

Nambour Showgrounds

Kids at Queensland Garden Expo

The Queensland Garden Expo is one of Australia’s most loved gardening events! This annual event attracts the country’s gardening royalty to the speaker program. With three full days of talks and workshops covering a wide range of topics, there’s something for everyone!


Winter school holiday activities across the region

Dinosaurs are taking over Tulmur Place

June 26 – July 5

Tulmur Place, Ipswich

Dinosaurs Are Taking over Tulmur Place

From Monday 26 June to Wednesday 5 July 2023, you can see an epic exhibition of dinosaurs day and night! Make the most of your day in Ipswich Central and park in the Nicholas Street Precinct car park easily accessed via Bremer Street, then take the lift up to Tulmur Place and catch the action.

Visit the dedicated children’s library, take a short stroll to the Ipswich Art Gallery and shop the range of clothing and boutique stores in the historic Top of Town.


Kids Collective Roma Street Parkland

June 28 – July 7

Roma Street Parkland

Kids Collective South Bank Parklands

Finding things to do during the school holidays doesn’t have to be a challenge, Kids Collective at Roma Street Parkland have done all of the hard work for you!

During school holidays, the parkland is buzzing with free activities for kids aged 5-12 years old – soak up some fresh air while growing your own seedling, kicking a soccer ball, creating your own arts and craft masterpiece plus more.

Want to see what’s happening this Winter for kids on the Gold Coast and kids in Brisbane?

Click on a region below to find out what’s happening across the rest of south-east Queensland ↓

Brisbane Gold Coast Winter School Holiday Guide 2023      Gold Coast Winter School Holiday Guide 2023

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


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

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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