Sunshine Coast Summer School Holiday Guide 2023

Here it is – our must-read Summer School Holiday Guide for the Sunshine Coast!

Yup, we’ve scoured the Sunshine Coast to find all the best things to do with kids this summer school holiday. From shows, kids’ activities, camps, free things to do, and more, it’s all listed right here.

Happy summer!

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Summer fun at Rush Adventureland

Rush Adventureland, Maroochydore

December 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am – January 21, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Rush Adventureland Ball Pit

Are you looking for things to do with the kids in the school holidays? Get ready to take the family on a thrilling adventure to Rush Adventureland, indoors and in air-conditioned comfort! With unlimited play time on all fun passes kids will be running, climbing and sliding their way around a huge multi-level soft-play indoor playground which offers surprises at every turn. READ MORE


Treasure Hunt, Balloon Sculptures & Pirate Competition

Eumundi Square, Eumundi

Friday December 6 & 29 2023, January 5, 12, 19, 2024; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eumundi Spring School Holiday Treasure Hunt Map

Ahoy matey, you are invited to a free treasure hunt and balloon sculptures at the centre courtyard of Eumundi Square. Follow clues to find 5 golden coins to collect your pirate treasure. Prizes, balloons and more up for grabs!  READ MORE


Kids’ Playroom

Noosa Leisure Centre, Noosaville

December 9, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Noosa Leisure Centre Kids Playroom

The Kids’ Playroom is open for casual play sessions for pre-school aged children every day of the week. Let them climb, jump, swing, bounce and balance in an air-conditioned, safe environment while you relax with a coffee from the café. READ MORE


Play every day at Kids World

Kids World, Sippy Downs

Daily through school holidays

Kids World Play Centre Sippy Downs

Discover the ultimate indoor playground at Kids World Playland, located at #8 Fairfax St, Sippy Downs. It is your go-to destination for boundless fun, laughter, and adventures for children of all ages. Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. READ MORE


Summer School Holiday fun at Ninja Jungle

Ninja Jungle, Forest Glen

December 9, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Ninja Jungle School Holiday Program

Ninja Jungle isn’t your ordinary playground – Get ready to be immersed in a thrilling ninja warrior-style obstacle course that will ignite your imagination and awaken your inner ninja. Challenge your skills, ignite your imagination, and create unforgettable memories for children and young adults alike. READ MORE


Summer 23/24 Holiday Swim Intensives

Flying Fish Swim School, Maroochydore

December 11, 2023 – January 19, 2024

Kids at the Flying Fish Holiday Swim Program Maroochydore

Whether you want to improve your little one’s safety in the water and swimming technique or 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. READ MORE


High Ropes KidZip Adventures

Next Level High Ropes, Maroochydore

December 11, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Next Level High Ropes Course Sunshine Coast

Happy Kids = Happy Parents! Let your kids fly high these school holidays at Next Level KidZip!
Ideal of adventurer’s climbers who have all the energy, and run rings around you, KidZip is a golden opportunity to get kids trying out something new on a high ropes course! READ MORE


Summer 2023/24 School Holiday Workshops @ HYPT

HYPT, Buderim

December 11, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Hypt Summer School Holiday Activities

Daily vacation care for girls and boys throughout the school holidays – invite your friends or make lots of new ones! READ MORE


Little Seed Theatre Holiday Programs

Noosaville & Eumundi

December 11, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Little Seed Theatre School Holiday Programs for Kids

Little Seed is well known for its successful holiday programs! Offering training in Acting and Musical theatre, these programs are the perfect creative getaway for any performer. With a range of eight programs available over these school holidays, there is an opportunity for everyone! READ MORE


Acrobatics Summer Holiday Camp

Just Acrobatics, Warana

December 13, 14, 18, 19, @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

January 8, 9, 18, @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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!
Open to ages 5 – 12 years, children will have a great time with various activities throughout the day in this state-of-the-art acrobatics and aerial facility! READ MORE


2-Day Fun and Empowering Wellbeing Workshop for Girls 8-11yo

Beats per Minute Dance Studio Maroochydore

January 8 – 9, 2024; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bonjour Wellness School Holiday Program for Girls

Summer Holidays are great for our kids but it can be tricky for us parents to keep them occupied. If you are looking for an activity that is fun but also supports your child’s physical, mental and/or emotional wellbeing, then the Standing Strong program is for you!  READ MORE


Summer Fun at Kawana Shoppingworld

Kawana Shoppingworld, Buddina

January 8, 2024 – January 19, 2024

Kawana Shoppingworld School Holiday Program

Visit Kawana Shoppingworld for two weeks of summer fun activities during these January school holidays! Get ready for two weeks of exciting artistic workshops that will spark the kids’ imaginations and bring out their inner artists. READ MORE


Decorate Your Own Bag Workshops (plus your chance to win!)

Noosa Fair, Noosa Heads

January 8 – 20, 2024;10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Decorate Your Own Bag Workshops plus Your Chance to Win


Decorate and take home your own bag for home, school or recreation at Noosa Fair these school holidays.

FREE to all customers and prizes up for grabs! No bookings required but spaces are limited. READ MORE


Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct Summer School Holiday Program

Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct, Currimundi

December 13, 2023 – January 17, 2024; 9:00 am –  3:00 pm

Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct Summer School Holiday Program

Join the ultimate school holiday adventure at Sunshine Coast Recreation Precinct!

The program offers a range of thrilling activities suitable for kids aged 5 and above. Led by highly qualified and experienced staff, your little adventurers are in good hands! Whether they want a challenge or a more relaxed experience, they have something for everyone! READ MORE


Kids Travel + Stay & Eat for FREE + $100 Room Credit for January Villa Stays

Kingfisher Bay Resort, K’gari

Until March 31, 2024

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Kgari Fraser Island

Your family getaway in island paradise is calling! Stay in a self-contained villa for 3 nights or more and SAVE BIG with Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Kids Travel, Stay & Eat for FREE deal which includes school holiday travel during December. PLUS… all villa stays in January 2024 will receive a BONUS $100 room credit to spend during your stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort!  READ MORE 


Seahorse Kingdom

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba

December 16, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Seahorse Kingdom has arrived at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast – just in time for the school holidays. Discover the majestic world of seahorses in a brand new exhibit! Home to more than 100 seahorses, this Atlantis themed, world class zone will be one of the largest seahorse exhibits in Australia. READ MORE


Bricks 4 Kidz School Holiday Workshops with LEGO®

Maroochydore Soccer Club – 462 Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore

Noosa Leisure Centre – 9 Wallace Drive, Noosaville

December 18, 2023 – January 15, 2024

Bricks 4 Kidz School Holiday Workshops with Lego®

This festive season, Bricks 4 Kidz is unwrapping the gift of creativity and learning for children with special Christmas, Minecraft, Star Wars and Pokémon-inspired LEGO workshops. As the holiday spirit comes alive, Bricks 4 Kidz invites young builders to “Build the Magic” and embark on a joyful journey of imagination through hands-on LEGO exploration. READ MORE


Dance Fitness for Kids Summer Holiday Program

Mooloolaba State School

19 December,  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

11 January 2024, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Dance Fitness for Kids School Holiday Workshop

Join the school holiday fun with the DF4K Crew! Open to primary children from all schools!

Enjoy a day (or BOTH!) of Hip Hop, Tumbling, Yoga, Games and the ‘funnest’ Dance Fitness Party!! READ MORE


The Ultimate Summer School Holiday Indoor Adventure

BOUNCE Morayfield

December 1, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Bounce Inc After Dark

After Dark is back for the ultimate end of term party to kick off the summer school holidays! From 7-10pm, the lights go down, and the music starts pumping for 3 hours of uninterrupted freestyle fun. The live DJ & BOUNCE Hosts will make it a great night for everyone with dance parties, games and prizes to be won. Plus, BOUNCE Holiday Camps are returning for the summer school holidays! With 3 hour sessions running 5 times a week, it’s the perfect activity to learn new skills in a fun and social environment. READ MORE


Puss In Boots: A Pantomime

Noosa Arts Theatre, Noosaville

January 6, 2024 – January 21, 2024

Puss in Boots at Noosa

Puss in Boots, the Pantomime is coming to Noosa this January! This reimagined production of the classic tail is sure to be purrfect family fun for all the family. READ MORE


Trolls-tastic school holiday activities

Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore

January 8, 2024 – January 19, 2024

Trolls School Holiday Activities at Sunshine Plaza

Fill these school holidays with a range of Trolls-tastic activities each week at Sunshine Plaza! Kids can enjoy craft, scavenger hunts and more. Different activities each week! READ MORE


Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre presents Newsies Jr.

The J, Noosa

January 13, 2024 – January 14, 2024

Newsies Jr


STOP THE PRESS! Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre is back this Summer and pulling the headlines as they take to the stage with Disney’s rousing musical, Newsies Jr! READ MORE


Choral Workshop 2024

Sunshine Coast Youth Choir, Sippy Downs

January 15, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Choral Workshop 2024

Do you have a love of singing? Do you enjoy working with others? Do you want to enhance your creativity and boost your brain power? Then come along to Sunshine Coast Youth Choir’s 1-day choral workshop, especially for children and teenagers, with conductor Clare Finlayson, ending with a showcase concert for parents at 3pm. READ MORE


Across the Region

Fairy Tales


Daily until 28 April, 2024

fairy Tales at Qagoma'Fairy Tales' at QAGOMA

Take a fascinating journey into a fairy-tale world where folklore, enchantment and tales of caution intertwine with art, design and film. From the opulence of a gilded carriage, an exquisite glass slipper and the depths of a wild and twisted woodland, to wicked witches, magical animals and stalwart princes and princesses, GOMA’s latest exhibition highlights how the fairy tales that have entertained us for centuries are explored through art and culture. READ MORE


Summer Riding Adventures and Fun

Unity Equestrian, Advancetown

December 11, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Summer Riding Adventures and Fun at Unity Equestrian

Experience the vibrant spirit of summer at Unity through an array of captivating activities that cater to clients of all ages. Embark on exhilarating trail rides, Available every day of the school holidays. Our experienced coaches lead you on an unforgettable journey through scenic paths, ensuring novice riders safety in the beauty of nature. READ MORE


Mia Muddle in ‘A Forest Tale’

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

January 12, 2024 – January 14, 2024

Mia Muddle in'A Forest Tale'

Exceptional holiday entertainment is coming to Brisbane! Mia Muddle in ‘A Forest Tale’ is a fabulous, family musical production that promises to be the highlight of the school holidays!

This high energy production offers the best in foot-stomping family entertainment. READ MORE


Jurassic World by Brickman®

Queensland Museum

December 8 2023 – July 14, 2024

Jurassic World by Brickman®

Get ready for an immersive adventure like no other as Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught re-imagines Jurassic World, the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, in the largest LEGO® brick exhibition in Australia. READ MORE

Want to see more of what’s happening this Spring 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 southeast Queensland ↓

Gold Coast Summer School Holiday Guide 2023      Brisbane 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 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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