10 free things to do with the kids these school holidays

FINDING fun activities for the kids that don’t cost a fortune is hard.

Here are ten things to do with the kids these school holidays without spending a cent:

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]The Beach
With the weather warming up, there is nothing better than a day out at the beach. Let the kids swim, surf, build sandcastles or explore the rockpools.[/signoff]


[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Shopping Centres
A number of gold coast shopping centres will be putting on special school holiday activities. Find out what’s on here.

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Bike Rides
Get the kids exercising and having fun at the same time with a bike ride on one of the awesome bike tracks on the Coast.[/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Hit the skate parks
There are a number of council skate parks for all levels of experience. For a full list of locations, click here.[/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Take a ride on a pirate ship
Ahoy mehartees. Enjoy a day of pirate fun down at Palm Beach Parklands. Let the kids loose on the awesome pirate ship playground which has slides, a plank, hidden treasure and much more. Plus you can enjoy a coffee at the nearby dune café while they play![/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Get wet at the rockpools
If you haven’t yet check out the rock pools water playground at Broadwater Parklands then it’s a must do these school holidays. The pools are perfect for all ages and it’s almost as good as going to Wet’n’Wild but the best thing is it is free![/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Jump on the pillow
Along with the rockpools, the southern end of Broadwater Parklands is fun for the kids too! There is a variety of fun play equipment – like swings, a giant lizards, bike education track, mono rail peddle bikes and a flying fox. The jumping pillow is also favourite…..trust us, the kids will be occupied for hours here![/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Fishing
Enjoy a spot of fishing with kids at one of the many rivers and creeks on the Gold Coast. You never know….you may even catch dinner![/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Whale Watching
September and October is the perfect time to go whale watching. Instead of booking a boat trip, grab a pair of binoculars and head up to Burleigh Headland or Point Danger![/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Take a drive up to Mount Tamborine
Load up the car and head up to mount tambourine these school holidays!  Park up at one of the vantage points and let the kids check out the view. Drive into town and check out some of the kooky shops and treat the kids to a bit of fudge (only if they’ve been well behaved of course).[/signoff]