Keep the kids active during the Summer School Holidays in and around Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast

As parents ourselves we understand the joys (and challenges) of school holidays. For working parents, this can be a real juggling act. Fortunately, there are so many amazing options for School Holiday Care, School Holiday Classes and School Holiday Camps available. 

The School Holidays are a great time to try a new activity, learn new skills in an activity that they already love, get out and about, catch up with friends and visit somewhere new in and around Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Our online directory is the perfect tool to search for fun and family friendly school holiday classes, activities and fun days out in your local area.  If you know of a school holiday event you can add it for free here.


Enjoy a family day out at Event Cinemas to see one of their latest movie releases.

See all the trailers for the latest release movies here including; The Grinch, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Mary Poppins Returns, How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World, Storm Boy, Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Kid Who Would Be King, Instant Family and more!

Live Shows, Concerts and Musicals

Enjoy seeing a live stage show, musical, concert or a trip to the ballet with the kids. This is such a great opportunity for kids to experience the joys of music, dance and the arts first hand.

Steve Backshall is back by popular demand with his Deadly 60 Downunder Tour this January!

Star of the hit TV series Deadly 60, Steve Backshall is returning to Australia. Don’t miss DEADLY 60 DOWN UNDER back by popular demand to Australia these summer school holidays.

If you are looking to beat the heat, then head to the Brisbane Arts Theatre to see Dr. Seuss’s the Cat in the Hat. A lively and engaging play, not a word has been touched or added to Dr Seuss’s classic book, ensuring you will be transported into a world you have only ever imagined.


Indoor Venues

Unleash your Ninja at Bounce Inc Tingalpa or Bounce Inc Robina‘s X-Park adventure challenge course is the ultimate Freestyle Playground.

Take on ‘Ninja Warrior’ obstacles like the Warped Wall, Spider Climb and Wedge run.

Race your mates, race the clock, or just have fun and improve your skills by mastering individual elements of the course.


Put down the screens, pick up a paintbrush and get creative at Colour My Pot – Paint Your Own Pottery Studio in Cleveland. The kids will love transforming their chosen pottery piece into a work of art.

Whether you organsie a group to come together or come as a family, it is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.



Book a session at Laserzone Family Entertainment Centre for some guaranteed fun.

The world class centre features Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Australia’s only Jungle Target Gallery Train and a huge prize redemption arcade.


Plan a day out to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. A visit to the Planetarium is a great way for kids to learn about the Universe. Enjoy a show in the Cosmic Skydome, take a tour of Brisbane’s current night sky with one of our astronomers or visit the Planetarium’s Display Zone to take an astronomical journey from the present day Solar System to the time of the Big Bang.

Make tracks to the Museum these summer school holidays for Summer Days at the Ipswich Railway Museum! Run away with the circus, see real life steam trains, diesel locomotives and more. Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your ticket.

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, Queensland Museum‘s new Sciencentre experience!

Visit QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art) As part of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), APT9 Kids features 8 interactive artworks, hands-on and multimedia activities created by exhibiting artists, especially for children and families. Offering a rich participatory experience and curated to reflect key themes of the exhibition, APT9 Kids provides meaningful insights into the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Brisbane City Council Libraries offer a range of free and low cost kids school holiday activities, perfect for keeping the kids busy over the holidays. Classes changes each school holidays and suit a range of ages and interests. From coding, technology, maker spacers, story time, arts and crafts, author visits and more.

Holiday Camps, Classes and OSHC

Keep the kids active during the School Holidays with GOALS Soccer‘s Holiday Programs held in Milton and Kenmore.

The sessions are aimed at kids aged 3 – 11 years with seperate sessions for kids aged 3-4, 5-7 and 8-11 years.


Get in touch with nature and the great outdoors

Roma Street Parkland parkland is buzzing these school holidays with Kids Collective’s free activities for kids aged 5-12 years old. So soak up some fresh air while growing your own seedling, kicking a soccer ball, creating your own arts and craft masterpiece plus more.

The Little Lifesavers Program is a perfect introduction to surf lifesaving for kids aged 5 – 11 years, without having to travel to a beach or join a Surf Life Saving Club. The Program runs at various locations across Queensland including; Gold Coast, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Orion Lagoon, Springfield, Raby Bay, Sunshine Coast and the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.

This content is supported by Play-Doh. Play-Doh is a great school holiday activity for children, especially preschoolers. You can read about how you can develop your little ones fine motor skills with Play-Doh here and can buy Play-Doh at great prizes from Amazon Australia here.

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