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Your ultimate school holiday survival guide

It’s that time again people who are responsible for smaller peoples’ daily entertainment. First let us say, may you have strength during this time and second let us say, we’ve done out very best to help you out right here.

Starting with this list of kids things to do on the Gold Coast (including FREE coupons) for the kids and ending with the below – winter school holiday-specific activities across the Coast.

Enjoy yourselves and if you need a margarita at the end of any day, we’ll be at the nearest bar, sans children.

Dreamworld
Skate into the coolest place to be these winter school holidays. We’ll see a rare spot of snow this winter as Dreamworld launches its inaugural Winterfest celebration. There’ll be ice skating, tobogganing, European-style food stalls and Park after Dark Winterfest Nights on Saturday July 6th from 6.30pm until 11pm. Don’t forget to check out the LEGO Store’s workshops and pay a visit to the new baby tiger cubs. So many fun things to do!
Where: Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera

Australia Fair
Head to Australia Fair and for a good time in conjunction with Southport Library with FREE interactive story times and craft sessions for the little ones. Suited for ages two to six years. From 10am every second Wednesday opposite Best & Less.
Where: 42 Marine Parade, Southport

QT Gold Coast
Less of an activity and more of a lifesaver, Bazaar at QT Gold Coast is offering a Kids Eat Free deal throughout June and July. The interactive, fancy buffet-style venue is absolutely packed with delicious dishes including a dessert station that will change your (and your kids) life with anything and everything sweet you can possible think of on offer. Make sure you get into Bazaar this school holidays for a family feast.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Home of the Arts
The Coast’s favourite art and culture precinct are hosting Little Artlab: Our bodies Our languages this school holidays. Children will learn a local Indigenous language and share their own words and artworks, in a life-size cut and paste workshop. It’s on July 10th at 10am.
Where: 135 Bundall Rd, Bundall

Sugar Republic, Pacific Fair

Pacific Fair
Sugar Republic (an Insta-museum packed with selfie rooms, neon lights, ball pits and the like) is popping up at Pacific Fair these school holidays and you know what that means… all of the sweet, sweet activities (and treats) for the kids. From 30 June – 14 July kids can enjoy giant lolly crafting, candy jewellery making, Wizz Fizz bow-tie and hair bow making and more. Bookings aren’t required – workshops are running from 10am until 3pm daily.
Where: Pacific Fair, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Robina Town Centre
Robina Town Centre is offering tons of fun this school holidays with interactive botanical adventures, Kids in the Kitchen workshops, decorating their own magic bean kits and plenty more. It’s all good old educational fun and we would like to get involved in the big kids section please. Time and locations vary, workshops run throughout the school holidays.
Where: 19 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Our delightful animal sanctuary has plenty of fun on offer for the kids this school holidays including the recently opened Gruffalo Trail where kiddies (and you) can follow clues to find the big guy himself. There are of course, plenty of regular there are a variety of shows on offer, including WildSkies – a free flight bird show – Blinky Bill’s Studio Adventure, the Australiana Show, the Big Fang Theory Show and Aboriginal Culture explained by the Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers. All amazing and well worth visiting the sanctuary.
Where: 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

Rainy day activities
Although our pretty city is known for sunshine, on rare occasions, we do get some wet weather. To avoid an dreary weather moods, check out our list of things to do indoors when it’s raining and cold on the Coast.

Words by Kirra Smith

The Gruffalo Trail, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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