16 summer school holiday activities on the Gold Coast 2017

Keep your kids busy with these activities on the Gold Coast during the upcoming school holiday break.

If you’re staying local these school holidays or will be visiting the Gold Coast and looking for things to do, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s a whole list of ideas to keep the little ones busy during their next school break.

Visiting the Gold Coast? Plan your trip with our Gold Coast travel guide

When are school holidays on the Gold Coast?

Term 1 school holidays1 April until 17 April
Term 2 school holidays25 June until 9 July
Term 3 school holidays16 September until 2 October
Term 4 school holidays9 December until 21 January

3 iconic Gold Coast things to do with your kids

6 ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Gold Coast

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4 school holiday events on the Gold Coast

  • Stunt Academy Kids Holiday ProgramPut a delightful smile on their dials by signing them up for this wicked workshop where they'll learn sword fighting, motorcycle and aerial stunts over the course of a day. 3 January. 7027 Southport Nerang Road, Nerang QLD 4211.
  • Family Fun & Movie Night: Tuck in for a movie night under the stars in Palm Beach Parklands. The Jungle Book will be playing at 7pm with kid friendly activities on from 5pm. 7 January 2017. Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221.
  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets: Browse through more than 100 market stalls for sweet treats, crafts and more along the foreshore. Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays from 4pm. The Foreshore, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
  • Culture Kids Summer - Robot Helmets: Get crafty and upcycle materials to make your own robot helmet. 15 and 22 January 2017 at 10am. The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 (feature image)

Free school holidays activities Gold Coast

  • Splash around at any of the area’s beaches, like Main Beach, Broadbeach or Burleigh Heads
  • Explore the rainforests of the Gold Coast hinterland on a bushwalk
  • Cool down at a local park's splash pad

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