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Easter school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast for 2021

Fill up the kids' school holiday itineraries with botanical garden visits, whale watching and even some backyard fun.

A bike ride along the shore at Noosa

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Sit back and relax because we've got your school holiday plans sorted this upcoming break, from top attractions, to activities jam-packed with fun right at home and road trips that are a short drive from the Sunshine Coast.

Top outdoor activities for the school holidays on the Sunshine Coast

Explore everything nature has to offer

The school holidays are the perfect time to rediscover those lush green landscapes of the Sunshine Coast we all know and love.

Maleny Botanic Gardens Entry and Devonshire Tea
Maleny Botanic Gardens Entry and Devonshire Tea

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Head out onto the water

If you've got some water babies on your hands, these activities are sure to fill the days with excitement.

Dolphin Spotting Kayak and 4WD Adventure Day Tour
Dolphin Spotting Kayak and 4WD Adventure Day Tour

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Full-Day Scuba Diving at Flinders Reef with Lunch
Full-Day Scuba Diving at Flinders Reef with Lunch

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Spend the day at the Sunshine Coast's attractions

Treat the kids to a day out to the world-famous SEA LIFE (and why not check out a show or two while you're there?) or say hello to those famous Sunshine Coast waves.

Dolphin Cruise to the Tangalooma Wrecks
Dolphin Cruise to the Tangalooma Wrecks

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Top at-home activities for the school holidays on the Sunshine Coast

Learn a new skill

If you've got some creative minds on your hands then you can't go past some DIY creations these school holidays, from learning to paint to making pieces you'll hold onto for a lifetime.

Have some virtual fun

RedBalloon is bringing the fun to kitchens and backyards across the country these school holidays. If you want to utilise being at home during this upcoming break, these virtual classes bring together interactive learning as well as entertainment.

Online Private Roblox Game Lesson for Kids
Online Private Roblox Game Lesson for Kids

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Read away the boredom

No matter what their favourite genre is, investing in a few books over the school holidays is always a great idea. From adventure comics to tales of history, they'll be transported to another world from their own home.

Play on the games console

For those rainy days when the weather means staying in, you can't go wrong with a games console. You can pick from child-friendly, adventure or problem-solving games.

Have a movie marathon

Grab your favourite popcorn and settle in for a night of adventure, comedy, romance, sci-fi or horror with any one of the following streaming services. Gone are the days of driving to the local Blockbuster; now you have thousands of movies at your fingertips.

Play with board games, puzzles and cards

Have them spend those quieter days together with a couple of friends making a 3D puzzle or competing in a game of UNO – there's no going wrong with the classics or movie favourites.

Road trips you can take from the Sunshine Coast during the school holidays

Maleny

Distance from Sunshine Coast: Around 40 minutes via car or 1.5 hours by public transport.

Situated south-west of the sunny coastline, Maleny is perfect for getting out of the city without having to travel too far. We suggest checking out the pristine gardens, local markets and rainforests.

Motorbike Side Car Tour with Picnic Lunch
Motorbike Side Car Tour with Picnic Lunch

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Maleny Botanic Gardens Bird Aviary Experience Ticket
Maleny Botanic Gardens Bird Aviary Experience Ticket

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Rainbow Beach

Distance from Sunshine Coast: 1.5 hours by car or 4.5 hours via bus.

Head north of the city and take the kids out for a day on the coast. We recommend taking a picnic down to the beach while the sun goes down. There are also plenty of small tours that you can partake in including water sport, hiking, horseback riding and walking trails.

Noosa

Distance from Sunshine Coast: 35 minutes via car.

The Noosa Shire is made up of coastlines and national park. So from hiking opportunities in the bush to a number of water sports, there's something for everyone in the family with a trip up north.

Glass House Mountains

Distance from the Sunshine Coast: 40 minutes by car or 1 hour via public transport.

The Glass House Mountains make for the perfect weekend getaway. Offering a range of family-friendly activities, spend the day taking a hinterland tour or see it all from the sky with a helicopter flight.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland + Glass House Mountains Half Day Guided Tour
Sunshine Coast Hinterland + Glass House Mountains Half Day Guided Tour

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Free school holiday activities on the Sunshine Coast

  • Go down to the beach for a stroll and picnic
  • Enjoy a hike on one of the national park walking trails
  • Sort out dinner with some fishing
  • Walk through a local marketplace
  • Visit the botanic gardens

Need more ideas? Check out our 50 free activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays.

School holiday events on the Sunshine Coast

Family Paint Session at The Art Hub 6 April 2021. Gather the whole family for an art class that will take you step-by-step through the process with local artists lending you a helping hand.

Coast Club Sunshine Coast 6–16 April 2021. Led by trained instructors, kids can participate in two daily sessions at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre with activities like kayaking, high ropes and body boarding on the itinerary.

Kawana Indoor Sports 6–16 April 2021. If you can't stay at home with your kids during the holidays due to work commitments, there's no need to stress. This sports day camp runs throughout the school holidays so your kids are staying active and happy during the break.

When are school holidays on the Sunshine Coast 2021–22?

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Term 1 school holidays2 April to 18 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays26 June to 11 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays18 September to 4 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays11 December to 23 January 2021/22

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Frequently asked questions

What should I keep in mind regarding COVID-19 when going out during the school holidays?

If you do choose to venture out for the upcoming holidays, be sure to maintain good hygiene practices and social distancing.

Are all attractions on the Sunshine Coast open?

Yes, you can now visit all the family favourites including Australia Zoo, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, The Big Pineapple, Aussie World and The Ginger Factory.

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