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School’s Out

Summer holidays are here! Yhipppee! Check out some highlights of where to go and fun things to entertain the kids these school holidays.


Let your imagination run wild, only at Dreamworld! Load up on LEGO at Australia’s biggest LEGO Store, safari through Tiger Island, brave exhilarating thrill rides, explore the Indigenous culture and meet native wildlife at Dreamworld Corroboree, and splash out at Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World waterpark.

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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Cool down this summer with Pacific Fair’s free skateboarding workshops. For two weeks, kids can learn to skate and take on the ramps. Plus, kids can get creative as they decorate their very own skateboard or grip tape in our creative workshops hosted by international artists. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – from January 2, 2018.

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unnamedEpic Holiday Fun

Get the kids out of the house and into Epic Skate these holidays. Open every day, Monday to Friday, 10.30am-4.30pm. For after-dark family fun try our Friday night disco, 5-10pm. New to skating? We have to Learn To Skate on Saturdays 9.30-10.30am & Mondays 5-6pm. Weekend fun: Sat 10.30am-7pm & Sun 11am-4.30pm. Epic Skate is where the good times roll.

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The Ultimate School Holiday Fun 

The coolest thing in kids’ school holiday fun – celebrate a birthday or just come for a great time these holidays at Drax 4 Kids. For children aged 5-12 years. Includes hot and cold party food, unlimited soft drinks and entertainment they will howl about! School Holiday Show Thursday, January 11, noon-2pm.

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School’s Out – Game On!

Kids, grab your running shoes, grab a friend and get your game on!

For all the fun, fitness and sports you can handle, check out the Game On Kids Holiday Program.


Holiday Playdate 

Everything in one arena at Holiday Playdate. Live shows from PJ Masks, Ben & Holly, The Octonauts and Sesame Street. Interactive play zones with Nerf, LEGO, My Little Pony and Transformers. Giant games, in inflatables and more for the whole family! December 15-17, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast Tickets from TICKETEK.

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Raw Art Workshops

RAW Art is offering its awesome range of quality fun educational art workshops for all ages this holiday break with 90-minute workshops and full art days on offer. Paint, draw, sculpt, print, cut, paste, stamp, create! Register now!

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The Height of Family Fun!

Head to Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, surrounded by 30 acres of magnificent rainforest, pristine creek and rockpools. This eco-adventure allows you to explore the rainforest canopies and habitat in a unique way. You’ll thrill at the stable steel-structured bridge that winds through the canopy, combined with the 40m long Skywalk Cantilever soaring 30m over the creek below. Pram and child-friendly, 300m wheelchair accessible. Open every day, except Christmas Day.

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Summer School Holidays Are Set at QPAC

SummerSet arrives at QPAC in December with a host of shows to ignite imaginations and create unforgettable experiences for young theatre goers. Enrich your child’s holidays with storytelling in page to stage adaptations of delightful children’s’ books, an immersive cabaret experience for kids and a show that laughs in the face of science. December 12, 2017, to January 13, 2018.

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Robina Town Centre

Keep the kid’s active these holidays with Summer Camp at Robina Town Centre! Hosted by professional coaches, Summer Camp offers free sports and fun activities that will keep the kids entertained outdoors. Check it out at The Promenade from 6 – 21 Jan.

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Coming Into Fashion

Join us for fun-filled fashion workshops at The Art Centre Gold Coast, as we celebrate the Coming into Fashion exhibition. Kids aged 5-15 can work with local designers to create fabulous hats, fascinators and brooches with glitter, pom-poms and sparkles!


Southport Sharks 

Sharks’ Family Christmas Night is a magical, festival time with LOL Crew, the Grinch and Fideous the Frog performing an interactive Christmas show. Plus, a Christmas goody bag, face painting, carols and a special visit from Santa Claus and Mr Sharky! The event is free to attend. Sunday, December 17, from 5pm.

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Andiamo Bambini // Italian for Children

School holiday immersion days! Your child could experience a full day immersed in Italian culture and language on the Gold Coast these school holidays. The program will run on Wednesday December 13 & Wednesday December 20, 8.30am – 4pm. Cost for one day is $80 and will include pizza for lunch.Places are limited. Contact now for more information.

Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters // 0415 941 952 // Email

Creative School Holiday Workshops

Speak Up Studio holds fun and creative workshops for kids at Red Hill and Indooroopilly in Brisbane. The program includes drama, musical theatre, film-making, art, craft and science! Workshops have been designed using popular content to engage and inspire – Book Online.

110 Windsor Road, Red Hill // 07 3367 8572 // Website // Email

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