Your Essential School Holiday Guide

Your Essential

Looking for a special treat or just something different to keep the kids entertained? We've compiled a list of the top school holiday activities this summer...

Circus Workshop

Aerial Angels Cirque Central
11 Crown Court, Varsity Lakes

Run off and join the circus at Aerial Angels.  Hang off a trapeze and clown around for a day full of fun, fitness and new friends!

Bookings required
Aerial Angels Cirque Central
P: 5522 0702

Cost: $45 per day/$100 for 3 days

Age: 6 -12years

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The Craft Parlour

27 Lemana Ln, Burleigh Heads

Too much craft is never enough! Holidays are made for being creative and having FUN, Parents can go and enjoy some you time, The Craft Parlour's got you covered!

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The Craft Parlour has a range of fun-packed creative play, with rotation stations of different craft projects

Come along for one session or two over the holidays and get the crafty vibes flowing. 

Bookings required
The Craft Parlour
P: 0422 700 941


Cost: $69

Ages: 5 to 12years


The Craft Parlour

27 Lemana Ln, Burleigh Heads

Too much craft is never enough! Holidays are made for being creative and having FUN, Parents can go and enjoy some you time, The Craft Parlour's got you covered!

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Rock N Slide Skateboarding

80 Pacific Ave, Miami 

Rock n Slide Skateboarding run Day Tours, Group Sessions and Private Sessions over the holidays.

Their day tours are 9 hours on the RockNSlide bus touring the Gold Coast and Northern NSW skateparks with head coach and professional skateboarder Jesse Noonan.

Rock n Slide are also running free short coaching session, demos, skate jam, BBQ, raffle and games on Saturday 18th Jan as part of the Division 11- Active and Healthy Holiday Program


Bookings required
Rock ‘N’ Slide Skateboarding
Jesse Noonan
M: 0435 620 571
F: Rock ‘N’ Slide Skateboarding

Rock N Slide Skateboarding

80 Pacific Ave, Miami 


Group sessions for beginner & intermediate are a 1 hour session. These are run at Pizzey Park and Tugun. Private sessions can cater up to 3 participants and can be a great way to build confidence before the group sessions.

Farm Kids

The Farm Byron Bay 

Although, not technically on the Gold Coast, these wholesome workshops are educational, hands on and fun! Kids can become mini farmers and get set to work doing farm chores or smell and taste edible flowers and learn about companion planting.

In the Farm Kids Bee Workshop they learn how traditional hives work, cook honey pikelets, taste honeycomb and make bees wax candles or they could paint a pot, plant medicinal herb seeds and make cute little soaps with essential oils, herbs and flower petals in the Medicinal Herbs Workshop.

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The farm

Bookings recommended.

Farm Kids

Cost: From $65 to $130 (varies between workshops) per child per day

Age: From 4 to 15 yrs (varies between workshops)



These workshops give kids opportunities to cook, create and see where food comes from as well as experience countless opportunities to learn about teamwork, community, and ethical farming practices.


33 Hinkler Dr, Nerang QLD 4211

Each day consists of a planned activity, from arts & crafts, a reptile encounter and a Santa visit, followed by a fun group fitness class!

Normal classes run Monday-Saturday for members and have Supervised Play sessions where parents can drop their children off. Classes are also only available to EMF Jnr members. Memberships start from as low as $18.95/week per child. Supervised Play sessions have limited places for non-EMF Jnr members.


EMF junior

Cost (Xmas Program): $20 per child/Free for EMF Jnr members

Cost (casual play):

$10/child – Monday to Friday

On weekends:

$15/child for EMF members (parents are members of EMF)

$20/child for public


Pampered Princess

4/44 Dover Drive, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Pampered Princess have a whole range of fun activities planned for the school holidays from unicorn make overs to Christmas themed spa days and Frozen themed discos!


Mums can also join in on the fun and get a professional gel mani and pedi at the mummy and me spa day!


Check out all of their events over on their website:



Stunt Park

7027 Southport Nerang Rd, Nerang

Give the kids the opportunity to find out what it is like to be a stunt performer, spy, gladiator, or action movie star!

The next School Holiday full day is on Tuesday Jan 7th, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The exciting day includes, ninja obstacle course, flying on wires, filmed fight scene, swordplay, high falls onto the airbag, driving our stunt car (with instructor in control), tumbling, trampoline and action scene. BYO lunch.

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Stunt 1

The other program is a 4 week course, every Sat at 12noon till 1.15pm, starting Feb 8th. They always run the Ninja obstacles to develop their coordination, strength and fitness, and add a different activity each week.

Stunt Park

Age: 6-14 years

Cost: $160 per child
Bookings are essential.


Full Session (50 mins) // Half Session (25 mins):
Adults (13 years up) $16.00 // $11.00
Kids (12 and under) $11.00 // $8.00
Infants (0-12 months) Free

Crazy Cat Cafe

3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

You might not have heard of a Cat Cafe, but the concept has taken off all over the world – the cats are residents to the café and customers come in to enjoy their company.

The idea is to offer feline company and an opportunity to meet the friendliest breeds. In the cat lounge area where you can sit and read, cuddle the cats. For food hygiene reasons, the kitchen and café area are separated from the cat lounge by an air lock double door system. All of their food and drinks are prepared in a 100% cat-free environment

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You can go an enjoy some 'me time' whilst the kids get their craft on!  Aside from making new friends, your kid's will be empowered with a wide variety of creative skills.

Bookings required
The ChromaClub
M: 0405 712 711

The Chroma Kids

Robina Community Centre

196 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina QLD 4226

The Chroma Kids run various  weekly art classes during school term for all ages.

Holiday workshops are made for being creative and having FUN with an assortment of activits including: Pom pom snowman, Felt Reindeer hat, collaged wreath, cards and beautiful wooden hanging decorations to paint and embellish.

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Varsity Lakes Trampoline and Gymnastics Club

School Holiday Camps

Varsity Lakes Trampoline and Gymnastics Club

10 Ramly Drive, Burleigh

Mon 16 December, Weds 18 December, Thurs 16 January, Tues 21 January, Thurs 23 January

A morning filled with nonstop fun. Opportunities to partake in gymnastics and trampoline circuits, circus skills ninja warrior courses, arts crafts and so much more. Bring along a packed lunch and water bottle and leave the rest up to them!

Bookings required
Varsity Lakes Trampoline and Gymnastics Club
P: 07 5568 0998

Age: 5 years and older

Cost: $30

Tie dye workshop

Tues 7 January, Tues 14 January, Tues 21 January

Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre
Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes

Colour your world with creative fun. For only $3 kids can tie dye a tote bag or a pillowcase. There is a limit of 1 item per person.

No bookings required
Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre
P: 5593 7006

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Free Options

Active & Healthy - Obstacles gone mad!

Sat 21 December

Frascott Park Mattocks Road

Let your kids unleash their inner ninja warrior! Watch them use their strength and skill as they fly, swing, balance, climb and conquer our kids ninja warrior inspired obstacle course. Suitable for most abilities, ages five and up. Perfect for kids who are always on the move and love to try a new challenge.

No bookings required
Terrain Training
M: 0432 560 050

Active & Healthy - Skateboard Workshops

Sat 14 December

Varsity Youth Precinct - 1 Cassia Drive


If kids feel nervous about trying skateboarding, there’s no need as these workshops are aimed at beginners. Learning new skills can always be a little challenging – but challenge is good. The kids don’t even need their own gear because they supply skateboards and helmets for up to 15 participants.



Bookings required via text
Gold Coast Skateboard Coaching
Jay Hetherington - 0407 910 240


Active & Healthy - Laser skirmish

Mon 20 January

Frascott Park - Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes

An exciting combat team sport in a fun and safe environment for all ages. Gather your friends and family and get everyone having fun firing invisible and harmless infrared beams in the great outdoors. Everyone must wear closed in shoes. Bring water, sunscreen and a smile!


Sessions running on the hour: 9am-10am,
10am-11am , 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm-
Bookings required vie link below, limited spaces.

Bookings required via website
Laser Skirmish Gold Coast

Broadwater Parklands

Marine Pde, Southport

Broadwater Parklands has a huge range of free activiies for kids. You can try out the rockpool water playground, giant bouncy pillow, BBQ areas, food and a little train that fits you and little ones.

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broadwater parklands


Zumba with Kass

15th Jan 

Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre
Mattocks Road


Dance and groove - Shake it

9am- 10am
Kids will be smiling while dancing around to music and learning new skills. For children five to twelve years.


Kass also hosts her own private classes. Find out more:




10am -11am
Parents and children will get the chance to be active and jam out to their favourite music. You will leave with a boost of energy, smiles and know they CAN have fun while being active. The young people attending need to be able to follow instructions. For young people ten to 18 years.

Robina Common Bike Tracks & Playground

Robina Common

Robina Common

Robina Common's adventure playground is perfect for free school holiday fun! Grab the kids scooters or push prams and take them on an adventure around the beautiful walkways. With 2 playgrounds (one fenced) kids will have hours of fun!

Active & Healthy - Rock climbing in the Park

Fri 10 January

Frascott Park - Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes

Challenge yourself on the rock wall. Our fully qualified and friendly instructors are constantly on hand to give you all the guidance needed to ensure your climbing adventure is enjoyable, exciting and safe. Enclosed shoes must be worn. Suitable for children aged six years and up.

No bookings required
Vertec Adventure

Active & Healthy - Water battles

Tues 7 January

Frascott Park - Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes

Make a splash this summer with GeckoSports. This session is all things water games with water fights, water bomb battles and capture the flag. Bring your swimmers, hat and sunscreen and get prepared for some Serious FUN! Suitable for ages five to thirteen years. Parents must attend for the entirety of the session.

water wars

No bookings required
Gecko Sports Gold Coast
M: 0419 777 689

Active & Healthy - Yeah Girl Skateboard Workshops

Thurs 16 January

Varsity Youth Precinct
1 Cassia Drive, Varsity Lakes

Calling all females and non-binary skateboarders! Joins us for all ages and all abilities skate session. This is a safe space to learn how to ride a skateboard, master your tricks and most importantly have fun. Equipment provided so bookings essential.

Bookings required via text
Gold Coast Skateboard Coaching
Jay Hetherington
M: 0407 910 240