Places to go and fun things to do to keep the kids busy and happy these school holidays!
Raw Art Workshop
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.
Looking for an incredibly powerful, moving and often life-changing school holiday program for your kids? Rein Changer at Canungra offers day-long ‘Essence of Life’ equine-assisted learning sessions to teach kids about self awareness, boundaries, relationships and dealing with life’s challenges. Also be part of a real-life horse stud including time with our mares and newborn foals.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
Head to Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, surrounded by 30 acres of magnificent rainforest, pristine creek and rock pools. 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.
Queensland Theatre of Puppetry Proudly Presents ‘Under the Sea’
DATES // Monday January 9 until Friday January 20, 2017 (weekdays only)
TIMES // 9.30am & 11am (daily)
VENUE // Gerda Pinter Pavilion, Macintosh Island Park, GC Highway, Surfers Paradise (opposite intersection with Admiralty Dr)
COST // $6 per person (pay at door, no bookings)
Epic Skate Rink
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 Learn To Skate on Saturdays 9.30-10.30am and Mondays 5-6pm. Weekend fun: Sat 10.30am-7pm and Sun 11am-4.30pm. Epic Skate is where the good times roll.
Lots of games and activities for six weeks over the holidays.
CAMP 1 Mon 5 – Fri 9 Dec / CAMP 2 Mon 12 – Fri 16 Dec / CAMP 3 Mon 19 – Fri 23 Dec / CAMP 4 Mon 9 – Fri 13 Jan / CAMP 5 Mon 16 – Fri 20 Jan / CAMP 6 Mon 23 – Wed 25 Jan
Full Day 9am to 3pm (all ages & levels) Passes: 1 Day $45, 5 Day $175, 10 Day $290 includes morning tea and lunch (bring your swimmers). Note: passes can be shared with siblings and used over multiple camps – before & after school care can be arranged.
KV SPORT JUNIOR GOLF SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP
PROGRAM 1 – Fun Phase for 5 to 8 year olds Fundamental Movement Skills. Wednesday/Thursday on 7 & 8 December and 14 & 15 December from 8.30am to 10am, $40 per child per day.
PROGRAM 2 – Play Phase for 9 to 11 year olds Athletic Development. Wednesday/Thursday on 7 & 8 December and 14 & 15 December from 10am to 3pm, $79 per child per day (includes morning tea and lunch daily).
Draculas – 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! PLUS there’s a School Holiday Vacation show for Drax 4 Kids LOL on Thursday January 12, noon to 2pm.
Get ready Australia! Mister Maker is coming back with his brilliant, fun and interactive live show. Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero Mister Maker when he tours Australia during the January school holidays.
Friday 13 to Sunday 15 – QPAC, Brisbane
Tuesday 17 – Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast
Wednesday 18 – The Arts Centre, Gold Coast.
Happy Birthday Play School
Come inside and find all your favourite characters: Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima, as well as the Windows and Rocket Clock at Gold Coast City Gallery’s new exhibition Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 years. Plus there’s a wonderful Come and Play Space for kids of all ages to read, make and do! Best of all it’s free! From Dec 3 – Feb 5.
Make, see, do at the arts centre – January 9 to 22. There’s a range of creative workshops, performances, FREE activities and entertainment to suit every Culture Kid these summer holidays at The Arts Centre! Dance, sing, act, play music, learn, create – it’s easy to plan an entire day out with a variety of options for mornings, lunchtime and afternoons.
Build Your Own iPhone App!
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School is hosting a Code Camp holiday program this Xmas, where students in Year 2 – 7 learn how to build their very own game for iPhone or Android! There are two coding camps available, Spark (introductory) and Ignite (advanced). Help your child become a coding superstar. Enrol today!
Frenzy Food Court
Frenzy Food Court at the Southport Sharks offers the very best in family dining on the Gold Coast and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Kids eat free on Monday nights and entertainment is provided at Wobbygongs Fun Zone from just $3.50 for members.
The trolls are coming these school holidays. Enjoy the journey with the Trolls Show daily at 11am & 1pm and meet Poppy and Branch from the DreamWorks movie ‘Trolls’ at 12 noon. In centre Monday January 9 to Friday January 13 – near Kmart.
Physics observation program. January 6-15, 2017 10am-4pm (drop in, no bookings required) Ages: 3-12 years. Cost: Free! Explore everyday physics in unexpected ways these school holidays! The Cube is hosting a free hands-on school holiday program for kids and families to explore, experiment and engage with physics. From ball runs to paper planes and treasure hunts, there’s something for everyone! And join us for Physics Fun Day on Saturday January 7, for an extra dose of physics fun including demonstrations from Street Science.