What’s on for kids this summer on the Sunshine Coast

Wondering what’s on for kids this summer on the Sunshine Coast? Our little piece of paradise has plenty of activities and camps for kids this summer. Whether you prefer to stay indoors and spark a love for coding, or jump into the pool for some swim intensives, there’s something for every little one.

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

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Summer School Holiday Workshops @ HYPT

December 12 – 23, 2022
January 7- 20, 2023

HYPT, 4/79 Wises Road, Buderim

Kids Having Fun at Hypt Vacation Care

Daily vacation care for girls and boys, with a different activity each day. Bouncy castle, experiments, treasure hunts and endless fun and games. Make lots of new friends and have a great time!

School Holiday LEGO® Workshops

Maroochydore, Noosa, Caloundra West, Mapleton

December 5, 2022 – January 20, 2023

School Holiday Lego® workshops

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® workshops allow students to be creative and learn all new building skills as they spend the day immersed in building challenges inspired by popular themes such as Minecraft and Star Wars.


ZIP into Summer with Next Level!

Next Level High Ropes Adventure Park

December 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Next Level High Ropes Course

Get excited and go Next Level this Summer! 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.


Keep cool at Rush Adventureland this summer!

December 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Rush Adventureland Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

Keep Cool at Rush Adventureland This Summer

Get ready to take the family on a thrilling adventure to Rush Adventureland – indoors and in air-conditioned comfort!

Kids can run, climb and slide their way around a huge multi-level soft-play indoor playground which offers surprises at every turn. Fly around the room on the Rush Coaster, the first indoor air coaster of its kind in Australia. Enjoy the thrills and challenges of ninja and high ropes courses, climbing walls as well as hyper bumper cars and a virtual reality simulator.

Become a virtual reality hero these school holidays

December 12 – 20, 2022

VR Hero, Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre Maroochydore

Vr Hero Sunshine Coast

Get ready to experience incredible virtual worlds with VR Hero! Open daily during the school holidays. Choose one of their exhilarating free roam arena games, from surviving a zombie apocalypse to a futuristic shoot-out.

Alley-Oops school holiday fun

December 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Alley-Oops Indoor Skatepark, Birtinya QLD 4558

Holiday Skate Scooter Camps

Skate on down to Alley-Oops these school holidays and book into one of their many holiday activities. There’s plenty to get involved in, including half day, full day sessions, skate clinics, scooter sessions and more.


Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!

December 12, 2022 – January 31, 2023

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

Summer of Seals at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

It’s the Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium! From 10 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, the Mooloolaba attraction is celebrating the much-loved marine mammals with a range of school holiday activities for families to enjoy.


Ready Steady Go Kids Holiday Classes

December 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Maroochydore, Cooroy and Caloundra

Ready Steady Go Kids Holiday Classes

Ready Steady Go Kids Sunshine Coast is here to keep the kids active and busy during the school holidays. They will be running classes at Maroochydore, Cooroy and Caloundra during December and January.


Unlimited, air-conditioned playtime

Kids World Adventure Playland and Cafe

12 December, 2022 – January 22. 2023

Children Playing at Kids World Adventure Playland and Cafe

Beat the heat this summer and enjoy the air-conditioned indoor playground and cafe at Kids World Adventure Indoor Playland and Cafe!

This Sippy Downs indoor playland is fully air-conditioned, equipped with ample seating, wheelchair-access and baby-change facilities to make your stay as relaxing as possible.

Iceworld Christmas

Summer holiday STEM camps with Junior Engineers

Locations across Queensland

12 December 2022 – 13 January 2023

Stem Summer Holiday Camps with Junior Engineers

Let Junior Engineers inspire your child this summer with their 2 and 3 day STEM camps. Whether your kid is a coding rookie or budding tech superstar, there is something for them.

Classes include Lego Mindstorm, app development, film making, stop motion, robot building with Arduino and coding with Minecraft, Roblox and Micro:bits.

Kids on the Coast readers get 10% off when you use the code CITYCOAST10.  

Next Level Summer School Holiday Banner


Flying Fish Swim School – Christmas 2022/23 Holiday Swim Intensives

December 12, 2022 – January 20, 2023

21 Fishermans Road, Maroochydore

Flying Fish Swimming Lessons

Do your kids need to strengthen their swim skills? Christmas school holiday swim intensives are the perfect solution!

Whether you are looking to improve your little one’s safety in the water and swimming technique or want to help your bigger kids develop endurance and strength, experience the difference these school holidays at Flying Fish Swim School’s purpose-built learn-to-swim and squad training facility.


Ninja Jungle Holiday Programs

December 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Where: Ninja Jungle, 35 Owen Creek Road Forest Glen

Ninja Jungle Holiday Programs

Ninja Jungle is a playground for all ages, where fitness and fun go hand-in-hand! One of the biggest ninja-style gyms in Queensland, this unique obstacle courses have been professionally designed and engineered to accommodate warriors of all fitness abilities.  Ninja Jungle school holiday programs are scheduled right throughout the school holidays.


2-hour Unlimited Laser Tag

December 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Laserzone Sunshine Coast

Boy Playing Laser Tag at Laserzone Sunshine Coast

School holiday sessions are back! Why not burn off some energy and have heaps of fun playing unlimited Laser Tag at Laserzone?

Every day during the school holidays from 9:00am to 11:00am, kids can play unlimited games in Lazerzone Sunshine Coast’s air-conditioned epic battle dome.


Sunshine Coast Grammar Summer Tennis Fun Camp

December 5, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Forest Glen

Boy Playing Tennis

Run on the beautiful grounds at SCGS, tennis holiday camps feature lots of on-court tennis games and activities as well as off-court multi-sport sessions. All levels of junior players are welcome and you don’t have to be an SCGS student to participate.

Kids’ Mountain Bike Holiday Programs

December 20, 2022 – January 19, 2023

Various locations on the Sunshine Coast

Kids at Bikeon Mountain Bike School Holiday Program

Perfect for locals or a unique addition to your Sunshine Coast holiday, Bike On’s popular Mountain Biking Holiday Programs are for kids/teens aged 6-18yrs.

With multiple PMBIA qualified MTB coaches at every program, they cater to ALL skill mixes and take pride in providing fun, engaging and progressive programs using skill-based games and trail-side coaching techniques.


Monster Jump & Splash

January 8 – 22, 2023

Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

Monster Jump Splash at Sandstone Point Hotel

Things are about to heat up these summer school holidays with Australia’s hottest new attraction, Monster Jump & Splash coming to Sandstone Point Hotel! Enjoy a bounce bonanza on our mobile inflatable obstacle course followed by a cruisy cool down on the Splash attractions!


Fast track holiday swimming lessons and kids activity hub

January 9 – 12, 2023

Various Kingswim locations

King Swim Fasttrack

Fast Track is a 4-day program of holiday swimming lessons which run during the school holidays by Kingswim.

Lesson duration ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the class level. Fast Track is open to all families, whether they are already in the Kingswim program, swimming somewhere else, or are new to swimming altogether. Everyone can benefit from the intensive holiday swimming program.


Dance Energy Summer Camp

January 9 to 13, 2023

Dance Energy studios in Caloundra or Maroochydore

Dance Energy Summer Camp

Join a week of fun at the Dance Energy Summer Camp! Each day is a new theme, new adventure & new dance style!

Throughout the week, Dance Energy Summer Camp will be dancing their way through themes using jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap & contemporary.


Splash City Summer Sports Camp – Festival for Kids

January 9 – 17, 2023

Cooroy, Nambour, Mountain Creek & Caloundra

Splash City Summer Sports Camp for Kids Sunshine Coast

Splash City Classic is here, Baby!! The wettest, wildest, most insane summer sports camp of the holidays from January 9 to 17, 2023. Splash City is the biggest and best multi-sports camp of the year – to kick off the year!


Free seaside craft

January 9 – 20, 2023

Kawana Shoppingworld, Buddina

Summer Craft at Kawana Shoppingworld

Join Kawana Shoppingworld for free summer school holiday fun at their Seaside craft zone! Choose from mermaid tails and beach slime, or decorate a tasty treat in a beach design.

Free school holiday craft workshops – Noosa Fair

Noosa Fair Shopping Centre

January 9 – 21

Free Back to School Craft Workshop in Noosa

Noosa Fair has a series of FREE craft workshops for the kids, around the theme of ‘back to school’! Make your own wooden key tag workshops and make your own bookmark workshops.


Free back-to-school craft workshops – Pelican Waters

Pelican Waters Shopping Village

January 10 – 20

Free Kids Workshop at Pelican Waters Shopping Village

Pelican Waters Shopping Village is running fun and FREE back to school workshops for the kids! Make your own wooden key tag workshops and make your own bookmark workshops.


School holiday sports

January 10 & 11

Caloundra Indoor Stadium

Caloundra Indoor Stadium Summer School Holiday Sports

Are you looking for something for the kids to do these school holidays? Kids aged 8 – 14 years can try a range of school holiday sports at Caloundra Indoor Stadium. Come and try netball, pickelball and basketball in a safe, supervised and indoor environment.


Mega Youth Market

January 13, 2023

Venue 114, Bokarina

Mega Youth Market

That feeling of showing off your latest purchase is always a thrill – but does it always need to be brand new?

For many young shoppers the repurposed and circular fashion economy is often the best place to find treasures, unique pieces and establish self-style.

Venue 114’s first ever Mega Youth Market will provide Sunshine Coast youth with an exciting opportunity to connect young sellers and buyers to preloved and handmade goods.


The Addams Family!

January 14, 2023

Where: The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

the Addams Family Flyer for the J Noosa

They’re creepy and they’re kooky…

History’s darkest family comes to life in all it’s spook-tacular glory these Summer holidays when Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre presents the Youth edition of The Addams Family!

From the company that brought you The Sound of Music, Oliver, Grease and The Wizard of Oz, this abridged version is a perfect outing for the whole family.


Wind in the Willows

January 14 – January 22, 2023, 5pm

Noosa Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre

Wind in the Willows Performed by Little Seed Theatre Co at Noosa Botanic Gardens

Little Seed Theatre Company presents The Wind in the Willows in the Noosa Botanical Gardens at the amphitheatre this summer.

Fast paced and full of humour, The Wind in the Willows is bursting with whimsy and wit and has plenty to amuse audiences of all ages. A perfect family outing the show will have parents and grandparents in stitches while also full of fun for the little ones.

School holiday activities across the region


BOUNCE: The ultimate indoor play area

MACGREGOR: 544 Kessels Rd, Macgregor QLD 4109
TINGALPA: 40 Enterprise Place, Tingalpa QLD 4173, Australia

December 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Child on Trampoline at Bounce Mcgregor

BOUNCE is the perfect playground to develop your freestyle tricks these school holidays. It’s the ultimate indoor play area to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.


Fresh As Summer at Paradise Centre

December 17, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

Fresh As Summer at Paradise Centre

Paradise Centre is feeling as Fresh As Summer, and so will you when you visit this December and January! They have the juiciest line up of fresh, fruity, and free entertainment, live DJs, giveaways and so much more to keep the whole family entertained.


Iceworld summer school holiday public sessions

December 12, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Boondall & Acacia Ridge

Family at Iceworld Ice skating in Brisbane

Iceworld is the coolest place to be this summer holidays and has plenty of public session times for you to get your ice-skating fix!

2-hour weekday sessions will be held from 10.30am and 1pm and they also have their usual evening and weekend options.


Want to see more for the Gold Coast and Brisbane?

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

Gold Coast School Holiday Guide    Brisbane Summer School Holiday Guide

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!

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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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