Fun school holiday ideas for kids on the Gold Coast

Stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained these school holidays?

To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best kid-friendly activities happening on the Gold Coast:

You Can Draw at Australia Fair
What: The kids can pick up the pencils these school holidays and learn to draw their favourite animals and characters with in-house artist, Tom Gant, from 10am – 1pm daily from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September.
Cost: Free
Find out more: australiafair.com.au


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT


Meet the Minions at The Strand
What: The Minions will be making a special visit to The Strand, with plenty of fun to be had at their free Activity Centre from 11am – 2pm daily from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 September outside Timezone Coolangatta on Level 1.
Cost: Free
Find out more: strandcoolangatta.com.au

Swing into Putt Putt at Robina Town Centre
What: A permanent indoor miniature golf circuit has opened at Robina Town Centre! The 18-hole course is Ice Age themed, complete with woolly mammoths, sabre tooth tigers and dinosaurs that come alive with state of the art animatronics.
Cost: $12 per child
Find out more: lilliputt.com.au

See PAW Patrol live at Westfield Helensvale
What: Come and join in the fun with the characters Chase and Marshall for a live action show! The kids can meet the characters, as well as create their very own PAW Patrol team badge in the kids craft village.
Cost: Free
Find out more: westfield.com.au

Board Game Bonanza at Pacific Fair
What: Two of Australia’s favourite board games are now life-sized at Pacific Fair. The kids can play Scrabble and Pictionary like they’ve never played them before.
Cost: Free
Find out more: pacificfair.com.au

Get active and creative with ArtLab Holidays
What: Choose your own adventure and catch the photography bug while exploring with your own Nature Play passport. Simply collect your missions and passports from the Gallery reception desk at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. The missions take place outside in the Evandale Parklands.
Cost: Free
Find out more: theartscentregc.com.au

Snow Globe Fun at Metro Market
What: Enjoy free fun in a giant galaxy snow globe at Metro Market Shopping Centre these school holidays. You can also get a family photo to take home!
Cost: Each group receives one FREE 6 x 8 photo per group.
Find out more: metromarket.com.au

Create a Ninja Bear at The Pines
What: The kids can transform their favourite furry bear into a ninja warrior, complete with its own personalised keepsake and birth certificate. The workshops are on from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd September at 10am, 11am and 12pm daily.
Cost: $10 per bear
Find out more: thepineselanora.com.au

Holiday Fun Camps at KDV Sport
What: There are so many activities the kids can enjoy at KDV Sport these school holidays, from mini golf, to tennis, golf and even zumba! One thing’s for sure – they won’t be bored!
Cost: $45 for 1 day
Find out more: kdvsport.com

11 stars live on stage at Dreamworld
What: Kids can see their favourite Channel 11 stars live on stage at Dreamworld including personalities from Toasted TV, Totally Wild, Scope and preschoolers’ cooking show, Crocamole.
Cost: Included in the Dreamworld ticket price
Find out more: dreamworld.com.au

Crafty Kids Corner at Australia Fair
What: Let the kids unleash their creativity and learn how to make a tassel beaded necklace and a funky cool pair of binoculars. Hosted by The Craft Parlour the workshops are on at 10am, 11am, 12noon daily from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September.
Cost: Free
Find out more: australiafair.com.au

LEGO Overload at Robina Town Centre
What: For two weeks, the kids can let loose at the LEGO Ninjago Play Zone and LEGO NEXO Knights Play Zone. There will be height and speed challenges; sneak ninja challenges; and meet and greets with some of LEGO’s most famous faces.
Cost: Free
Find out more: robinatowncentre.com.au

For more school holiday ideas, check out our What’s On Calendar!