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The September school holidays are here!

We’ve put together a list of 50 events, activities, and things to do on the Gold Coast these school holidays. Many of them are completely free,  and will get you and your little ones out into the sunshine and having a great time together!


  1. Stuff a scarecrow at the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival
  2. Visit Big Foot at Macintosh Island Park
  3. Have a Wildlife Adventure at NightQuarter
  4. Ride a pony at Mount Tamborine Markets
  5. Sing along with Lah-Lah’s Big LIve Band
  6. Watch the pelicans feeding at Charis Seafood
  7. Celebrate island life at Pasifika
  8. Ride the carousel in Broadbeach Mall
  9. Enjoy LEGO overload at Robina Town Centre
  10. Visit the glow worm caves at Springbrook
  11. Meet minions at Surfers Paradise Kids Week
  12. Grab a picnic blanket and hang out at your local fully-fenced playground
  13. Watch Moana under the stars in Robina
  14. See the stars of Paw Patrol at Westfield Helensvale
  15. Whale watch from Point Danger, Burleigh Heads or North Burleigh lookout
  16. Learn how to screenprint
  17. Camp at Canungra Showgrounds
  18. Check out Swell at Currumbin
  19. Brave the slide at Parklake Park
  20. Take a cooking class with Healthy Grubs 
  21. Jump around at the giant jumping pillow at Broadwater Parklands
  22. Visit the Mandala Kids Festival
  23. Have a mindful moment
  24. Ride a bike from Surfers Paradise to Main Beach along the esplanade
  25. Meet wildlife at night with NaturallyGC
  26. Spot koalas and kangaroos at Coombabah Wetlands
  27. Learn to wakeboard at the Gold Coast Wake Park
  28. Feed the lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  29. Put down a picnic blanket at the Pirate Park
  30. Chill out with a kids yoga class
  31. Climb Mount Warning
  32. Ace your serve at tennis camp
  33. Explore the Burleigh Heads rockpools
  34. Make your own candles at NightQuarter
  35. Ride the merry-go-round at Cascade Gardens
  36. Make your own teddy-bear
  37. Watch the helicopters take off from Seaworld (or from Broadwater pier)
  38. Gain your green thumb with gardening workshops
  39. Gain confidence with Phoenix Arts Martial Arts
  40. Cuddle up to furry friends at one of the Gold Coast’s petting zoos
  41. Get up close with the horses at Riding for the Disabled
  42. Make a coffee/play date at one of our parks close to coffee
  43. Explore kid-friendly fun in Surfers Paradise
  44. Shop and play at Westfield Helensvale and their fantastic outdoor playground
  45. Share an acai bowl at Tallebudgera Creek beach
  46. Make a pizza at Vapiano’s
  47. Slide indoors at one of our indoor play centres
  48. Eat at the park – fish & chips or bakery treats – Rotary Park has them both!
  49. Pet animals at Farmyard Fun Day
  50. Go back to the Ice Age at Robina mini golf
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