Fun Things for Toddlers What's On 2023 Spring School Holiday Guide

2023 Spring School Holiday Guide



Discover all the Spring School Holiday Fun this September on the Gold Coast. Fun Things for Toddlers has the ultimate guide to school holiday family fun all in one place.


Colour Your Imagination at the HOTA Children’s Gallery


From the imagination of beloved Gold Coast artist Victoria Reichelt, HOTA has created a colourful world of books for you to explore in the Children’s Gallery. For Victoria, libraries and their treasured contents provide endless inspiration for her stunning realist paintings.

Colour Your Imagination – Just add books invites you to (re)discover the wonder and beauty of books. Surprises await on the bookshelves and unexpected things can be found if you look beyond the book cover. HOTA’s playbook of imaginative family fun is ready for you to open from the 19th August to the 28th January.

Open daily from 10am to 4pm. Entry is Free and no bookings required.

Find out more.


City of Gold Coast FREE Bike Workshops for Kids


The City of Gold Coast offers a series of free cycle workshops for all ages and abilities to help you get on your bike and enjoy the many benefits cycling can provide. From training wheels to two wheels, adult bike skills and bike maintenance – there’s something for everybody!

All workshops are led by accredited instructors and cover tips to make you a safer, more confident cyclist.

Bookings are essential and booking early is encouraged!

Find out more.


Visit Summer Land Camels


Make the School Holidays fun and exciting for the whole family!

Visit Summer Land Camels for a unique Camel Ride, an informative Farm Tour & Taste and our hands-on Cameleer Experience.

Throughout the Holidays, kids’ tickets for our Farm Tour & Taste experience are 50% OFF with the code HOLIDAYS.

You can also feed our Camels, shop unique Camel Milk products, visit our Homestead Cafe for breakfast and lunch and enjoy delicious Camel Milk Gelato.

Located near Harrisville in the beautiful Scenic Rim, you’ll reach the farm in less than an hour from Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Toowoomba.

Find out more.


NaturallyGC Holiday Programs


Get the kids discovering nature with free and low cost activities from NaturallyGC and their partners, these spring school holidays.

With wildlife shows, tree plantings, indigenous culture, marine excursions and opportunities to explore the Gold Coast’s natural environment, there is something for everyone.

Bookings open Saturday 9 September at 8am. Be quick, as they book out fast!

Find out more.


Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm


Enjoy the sunshine and sweet treats with a visit to Chambers Flat strawberry farm these school holidays.
The farm shop is open 7 days selling farm fresh strawberries and real strawberry ice cream!
Shop Hours:
Monday to Saturday 9-4
Sunday: 10-3
🍓Pick your own is opening one day at a time and Chambers Flat strawberry farm will update their Facebook and website the night prior if pick your own will be open the following day.🍓

Learn more.


Active & Healthy Holiday Program


Holidays sorted this Spring with Active & Healthy Gold Coast!

Set out on family adventures to ignite your love for the outdoors, experience new activities that will inspire creativity, exploration and imaginations.

Activities will be running from sunset to sunset. There’s an array of options available for everyone, many of which are free or low-cost, spanning across the entire city.

Activities include:
• blazepod warriors
• discovery with pop-up playground
• colour blast obstacle course and inflatable park adventure
• silent scavenger disco hunt
• music, mayhem & monkeying around
• bubble disco dance party
• Therapy Fitness tween & parent
• 15 meter ninja warrior inflatable obstacle
• the ultimate challenge
• sportacular fiesta
• African drumming and dancing
• skateboard and mountain bike workshop
• watermania
• engaging nature and craft experiences

Find out more.


See a Family Film at Dendy Southport


What better way is there to spend these school holidays than watching a movie at Dendy Cinemas?

Enjoy the best family films with all tickets for just $8!

Offer valid on family films including Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Ruby Gilman Teenage Kraken, and Disney Sing-Along screenings.

Find out more.


Visit Broadwater Parklands


The Broadwater Parklands is a world-class community and cultural parkland, loved by Gold Coast residents and tourists alike.

Use awesome FREE facilities like The Rockpools Water Play, Swimming Enclosure, Washington Waters Playground and Bouncy Pillow and the new play space, the Peninsula Playground.

Plus the Broadwater Parklands have an year round calendar of activation and events many free or very low cost and family friendly.

Find out more.


School Holidays @ Gold Coast Libraries


Gold Coast Libraries run fun and free activities for kids during the school holidays.

Discover the world of classic children’s books during the spring school holidays!

* Create your own Alice in Wonderland teacups * ☕
* Weave a web Charlotte would be proud of * 🕸️
* Build a hot air balloon in less than 80 days * 🎈
* Join in a mysterious scavenger hunt * 🗺️
* Craft your own story at our kids writing workshops * ✍️

Activities recommended for kids aged 6-12 yrs. Bookings required and spots fill quickly.

Find out more.


Queensland STEM School Holiday Programs


ATTN: Queensland Parents & Carers.

If you’re looking activities to keep your kids engaged over the school holidays, check out the long list of school holiday programs and clubs available across our state! With programs ranging from aerospace to coding, there’s sure to be something entertaining and rewarding for everyone. Click the link below to start searching!

Find out more.


SWELL Sculpture Festival 2023


Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, SWELL Sculpture Festival is on from 8-17 September on the Gold Coast.

The award-winning, free 10-day festival will feature spectacular large-scale sculptures, installations, digital artworks and performance art from over 190 local, interstate and international artists.

The coastal landscape of the Gold Coast provides the ideal backdrop to create a strong visual impact. The festival will showcase over 75 large-scale sculptures and transform Currumbin Beach plus various other Gold Coast locations into an outdoor sculpture park that inspires and captures the heart of visitors.

You still have until Sunday 17th Sep to see these incredible seaside sculptures in person!

Find out more.


Gold Coast Multicultural Festival @ Broadwater Parklands


Saturday, September 16 brings MFO Gold Coast Multicultural Festival 2023 to Broadwater Parklands, embracing and celebrating our community and culture.

An iconic vibrant celebration of multicultural fashion, dance, music, food and family activities here on the Gold Coast.

Local performers, information stalls and variety of food choices on the Great Lawn in Southport at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands

Come along with your mat/chairs and sunscreen for a fun day out for the whole family!

Find out more.


Family Fun Day + Markets @ Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum


Visit Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum for a day of spring themed family fun on Saturday, 16th September from 9am to 3pm.

$5/person or $20 Family (2 Adults & unlimited kids).

Feel free to dress up in your best ‘Spring Theme’ outfits to join in the Spring celebrations!

🎪 Market stalls
🚚 Food vans
🎶 Live music
🐥 Petting farm
🎲 Old-fashioned games
✨ 1800s lifestyle demonstrations
🤹‍♀️ Roving entertainment
and more

Find out more.


Free Movie’s & Kids Minding at The Strand


Looking for some FREE School Holiday fun?


The Strand has your back with Kids Flicks: Free Movie’s & Kids Minding on offer from 16 September – 30 September!

Drop your child in for a free movie session with qualified movie minders at Cinebar Coolangatta and enjoy a few child free hours at The Strand.

Kids must be aged between 5 and 14 to attend. Spots are limited, and bookings are a must!

Find out more.


Kids Fun at Cavill Lane


Enjoy some family-fun entertainment during the Spring school holidays at Cavill Lane. They are excited to showcase some colourful, friendly, talented performers and entertainers during lunch-time from 12-2pm over two weekends!

Come in and enjoy FREE kids entertainment, photo opportunities, meet & greets and more including;

Saturday Sept 16 Beautiful Giant Bubble Artist & Creative Balloon Twister PLUS meet the team from*BUMP and **The Little Sporting Company
Sunday Sept 17 Beautiful Giant Bubble Artist & Action Superhero Characters
Saturday Sept 23 Talented Face Painter & Fun Fairy Magic PLUS enjoy performances from the team from L.E. Academy starting at 1:30pm
Sunday Sept 24 Talented Face Painter & Entertaining Clown Performer PLUS check out *BUMP

Find out more.


Botanical Workshops @ Pacific Fair


Enjoy free flower pot painting, flower crown making and clay crafting workshops these holidays!

Kids can express their creativity these school holidays in our free Botanical Workshops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre!

From 16 September to 1 October, your mini artists can enjoy flower pot painting, flower crown making and clay crafting.

Craft your own crown using blooms and foliage with SWELL Sculpture artist Dion Parker!
Make a Flower Queen Tiara or an Elvin King Crown, an everlasting floral creation to proudly wear home 🌻🤴

Times: 10am – 10:45am daily

Design and paint your own terracotta pot, ready to be filled with blooms in your home or garden with SWELL Sculpture artist Dion Parker! 🎨👩‍🎨

Times: 11am – 11:30am & 11:45am – 12:15pm daily

Draw inspiration from the spectacular ‘Trumpet Flowers’ sculpture by Amigo & Amigo in The Resort, and shape your own rendition of a Trumpet Flower using air-dry clay with SWELL Sculpture artist Dion Parker! 🌷💐

Times: 12:30pm – 1pm & 1:15pm – 1:45pm daily

Bookings essential for all workshops. Tickets will be sent in an email to Pacific Fair Members on Tuesday 5 September. Not a member? Sign up here.

Find out more.


Fun on Level 1 @ Paradise Centre


Paradise Centre is ALWAYS fun but these school holidays we’re turning up the volume with Fun On Level 1!

On Level 1 you’ll find the world’s largest Timezone, Zone Bowling, MANIAX Axe Throwing, Freak VR and Padlock’d (opening these school holidays).

PLUS, they’ve gone OTT with fun with free roving entertainment, face painting, popcorn, fairy floss and everyone’s favourite, the Spin & Win wheel with stacks of prizes up for grabs, from 16 September to 1 October 2023.

Find all the Fun On Level 1 at Paradise Centre, 2 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise.

Find out more.


Spring on the Farm @ Paradise Country


Paradise Country’s annual Spring on The Farm event returns 16 Sep – 2 Oct.

Bring the family along for a fun-filled day of exciting activities including live entertainment, adorable animals, fair inspired eats, plus so much more!

Find out more.


Dreamworld Spring County Fair


Everyone’s favourite Spring County Fair is returning to Dreamworld these September holidays – it’s FREE with your Annual Pass!

Spring into Dreamworld from 16th September until 8th October to join the ultimate celebration of all things spring!

🌻 Belinda’s Barnyard Buddies petting zoo returns,
🌻 Plenty of boot scootin’ fun & entertainment,
🌻 American-style eats for purchase,
🌻 Live music from local artists,
🌻 Showbags for purchase,
🌻 And all your favourite rides, slides & wildlife!

There’s no greater spring-time celebration than the Spring County Fair – It’s like an American County Fair, right here on the Gold Coast!

Find out more.


School Holidays Face Painting at Chevron Renaissance


Chevron Renaissance’s Face Painter will be on hand during the holidays (daily from 11am to 2pm from 18-22 September) with an array of colours and glitter that showcases true artistic talent – you’ll never want to wash it off! Make sure to take photos!

Designed with the 3-10 year olds in mind – but then again, there are no age limits for face painting! There is no need to sign up. We just ask for a gold coin donation at the time to Life Education, our charity of choice. Note – parents must stay with their child at all times.

Find out more.


COLOURAMA at Robina Town Centre


Discover the magic of colour during the September school holidays with Robina Town Centre.

From 18 Sept – 1 Oct daily from 9am – 12:30pm Robina Town Centre colour experts showcase 4 FREE vibrant experiments:

Travelling Colour: Watch colours travel from cup to cup to mix and create new colours!
Elephant Toothpaste: An exciting experiment with a big impact!
Lava Lamp: Watch as the colours blob and bubble
Bubble Bobble: A colourful stream of bubbles, using everyday household items

Little ones can join us to explore a world of colour and create wearable art by tinting their own T-shirt Cost $5. 18 Sept – 1 Oct from 9am – 12:40pm. 20 Minute sessions. Book Here.

Find out more.


Rumble in the Jungle at Westfield Helensvale


These school holidays from 18 September, come and have a roaring time at Westfield Helensvale’s Rumble in the Jungle obstacle course!!

Calling all young explorers and adventurers! Join a wild journey through the heart of the jungle, where excitement and challenges await at every turn. Test your skills by following the snake, dodging the crocs, navigating the tip-toe tightrope and play jungle hopscotch.

This must do school holiday activity is perfect for all ages. And as an added bonus, if you are a Westfield member you will receive a complimentary wooden animal paddleball toy (while stocks last).

Rumble in the Jungle runs from Monday 18 September to Saturday 30 September, 10am – 3pm daily.

Find out more.


Kids Rule’ @ The Pines Elanora


‘Kids Rule’ @ The Pines Elanora during Spring school holidays. Head to The Pines these school holidays from Monday 18th September – Friday 29th September for plenty of FREE fun activities to get the kids entertained!

Week 1 (Monday 18th – Friday 22nd) – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hosting ‘Wildlife on Wheels’

Whether you’re a child is a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or just starting to discover the wonders of the natural world, they won’t want to miss our Wildlife Workshops. From searching for animal treasures to making bio confetti, there’s something to captivate every curious mind with the help of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s expert educators. 3 sessions per day; 9.30am, 11.00am & 12.30pm. Bookings required, limit of 20 participants per session.

Week 2 (Monday 25th – Friday 29th) – Slime Lab

Calling all young scientists! Get ready for a slimy adventure at our Slime Lab activity. Join our mad scientists as they guide children in the exciting process of creating their very own slime. This hands-on activity is sure to ignite curiosity and imagination. Don’t miss out on the gooey fun, join us in centre and prepare to get gooey. 3 sessions per day; 10.00am, 11.00am & 12.00pm. No Bookings Required. 80 participants per day. Workshops start on the hour, any late comers may be asked to wait for the next session.

More Info Here.


Spring into Sport with Hyperdome Shopping Centre


School holidays are coming to Hyperdome!

From 18 – 29 September, put your skills to the test with a range of free activities including:
⭐️ Soccer ball kick
⭐️ Paper scissors rock
⭐️ Table tennis
⭐️ Volleyball

Plus don’t miss out on free prizes! Outside JB HI-FI, next to the Food Court from 10am to 2pm daily.

Find out more.


School Holiday Fun @ Australia Fair


There is 2 weeks of action packed fun at Australia Fair, available to the kids these September School Holidays.

WEEK 1 (18 – 22 September): Wild Rangers Australian Reptile & Wildlife Encounters.

Wildlife & Reptile Display: 10:30am – 1:30pm daily. Show Times: 10:30am & 12noon daily. No bookings required. Suitable for kids aged 5+.

WEEK 2 (25 – 29 September): Repair & make a teddy bear at The Teddy Bear Hospital

Daily workshop times: 10am, 11am & 12noon daily. Cost: $5 donation upon entry. Tap & Pay contactless payment preferred. All proceeds raised will fund much-needed medical equipment for the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation. Suitable for children aged 4+.

Find out more.


Coomera Customisation Station at Westfield Coomera


Show off your creative talent these school holidays at Coomera Westfield’s Coomera Customisation Station from Mon 18 September to Sunday 24 September from 10am – 2pm daily.

Kids can personalise a pencil case or BYO their own apparel and accessories (think: bucket hats, denim jackets, cotton t-shirts, canvas bags and backpacks) to create something as unique as them!

Kids can customise one item (BYO or pencil case) in the Customisation Station per day. Pencil cases are strictly while stocks last.

BYO items must be made from denim, cotton, or canvas materials in order to be heat pressed and will be at the discretion of event staff. Westfield Coomera is not liable for personal property that is damaged as a result of customisation, i.e. heat press, markers, wash and wear etc.

Bookings not required.

Late Night Live: Local Artist Customisation and DJ on Thurs 21 September from 4pm – 7pm. Let the DJ play the soundtrack while you get your new pair of sneakers, favourite hat or go-to tote bag transformed into wearable art by local artists, Claudio Kirac and Sarah Huston.

Find out more.


Kid’s Craft Workshops at DIY Invasion Stapylton 


School Holidays are getting closer and you may be stuck on ideas of what to do to keep the kids busy (and out of your hair for an hour or two).

Thankfully, DIY Invasion, are running craft workshops specially for kids these school holidays:

Tuesday 19th at 10am – 2hr – Glitter Tape Squishy Ball, Soap Play dough, pom pom coaster.
Wednesday 20th at 10am- 2hr – Fluoro Day – Lava Lamps, fluoro glow slime, Scratch Art Mandalas. SOLD OUT!
Thursday 21st at 10am – 4hr – Puffer Fish Painting, Air Spinner, Puffer fish Pom poms, pipe cleaner monster/flower rings.
Monday 25th Sept – 10am – 2hr – dino/mermaid/unicorn/rainbow mini soap making, make your own Tic Tac Toe Game, Moving Caterpillar.
Monday 25th September -1pm – 2hr – Flying Rocket Cup, Make your own crystals, mini Pom Pom cactus pots.
Tuesday 26th Sept – 10am – 4hr – melted ice cream painting, Tie Dye Towel, Rainbow Spinning Top.
Thursday 28th Sept – 1pm – 2hr – Resin names.

Charges apply. ‼️Spots are filling super quickly, find out more using the link below!

Find out more.


School Holiday Bubble Fun 


Here’s where to find Miss Bubbles from Bubble’licious Creations for *free* bubble fun during the September school holidays!
🌼 19th Sept | Paradise Point Parklands | Active & Healthy Gold Coast Bubble Disco Party
🌼 20th Sept | Family Fun Day Molendinar
🌼 20th Sept | Miami | Bubble Disco Dance Party Active & Healthy Gold Coast
🌼 24th Sept | Broadwater Parklands | Giant bubble play space
🌼 25th Sept | Benowa | Bubble Disco Dance Party Active & Healthy Gold Coast
🌼 26th Sept | Family Fun Day Parkwood
🌼 29th Sept | Broadwater Parklands | Giant bubble play
🌼 30th Sept| Family Fun Day Labrador
🌼 1st Oct| Nobby St Fiesta


Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre FREE School Holiday Fun


Calling all kids (and parents)!

Join Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre these School Holidays for their FUN craft workshop.

The kids will love making their own bug hotel and critters. The craft workshop runs from Tues 19th- Thur 21st September, 11am-1pm and will be set up in the centre court area, opposite Woolworths. Limited to 50 children per day, no booking necessary

Find out more.


Free School Holiday Fun at Beenleigh Marketplace


All are welcome to attend the Free School Holiday Fun at Beenleigh Marketplace!

Week 1: Circus Workshop 🎪🤹
Master the art of juggling, plate spinning, mini-stilt walking and more!
Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September from 11am -2pm daily, near Millers.

Week 2: Magic Show and Workshop 🪄 🎉
Join for more fun than you could wave a wand at!
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September, 2x 30min shows followed by 30min workshop 11.30am and 1pm, near Millers.

Find out more.


Free Family Fun Day – Molendinar


You’re invited to a fantastic free family fun day at Silver Bridle Park, Molendinar on Wednesday, 20th September from 9am to 12pm.

Enjoy a variety of activities for both kids and parents including a towering rock-climbing wall to spinning tea cups, a leisurely land train, monster obstacle course, and inflatable fun house. Groove to live tunes from a DJ while a skilled face painter keeps the little ones amused. There’s even a bean bag chill out zone if you’re looking to unwind.

Join in for a morning of community laughter and play!

For further information contact Division 7 on 07 5581 6434 or

Find out more.


Free Family Movies at The Junction Burleigh Heads


Movies at The Junction 🎥 in partnership with @lovethiscitygoldcoast & @retrofitevents invite you to bring your family and friends along to enjoy free movies and holiday activities at The Junction this school holidays!

There will be 🍿 popcorn, movie snacks, and cold drinks available to purchase.

The Junction cafe will also be open from 7am so you can get your coffee before the movie.

Wed 20 Sept | 9.30am 🎬Zog + 10.30am 🎬Rio the Movie
Thurs 21 Sept | 9am 🏋️‍♀️KidsFit + 10.30am 🎬Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Mon 25 Sept | 9am 🏋️‍♀️KidsFit + 10.30am 🎬Ferdinand
Wed 27 Sept | 9.30am 🎬We’re going on a Bear Hunt + 10.30am 🎬Paddington
Thurs 28 Sept | 3.30-5.30pm 🕺Kids Disco + Sausage Sizzle 🌭

Save your seat on the link below for free movies and book in for our KidsFit and Disco sessions- payment for these apply.

Find out more.

Lego in the Vale – Free School Holiday Event


** SOLD OUT **

BRICKS 4 KIDZ will return to the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre during the June/July school holidays, to provide an interactive and fun LEGO experience for children aged between 6 – 12 years old on Thursday, 21st September.

Children will complete LEGO building activities using LEGO Technic Project Kits, Mosaic and Colour Builds, and copious amounts of Free Play LEGO.

Two session times: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Children will need to be signed in to, and out from the event by a known adult. They will not be required to stay for the full 2 hours, but will need to be collected by the end of their session.

Maximum of 40 participants per session. Click the ‘reserve a spot’ button to secure your spot. Walk-ins are welcome on the day but cannot be guaranteed a spot.

The sessions will be held upstairs in the Auditorium at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre.

This event is proudly supported by Councillor William Owen-Jones of Division 2, City of Gold Coast.

Find out more.


Spring into Fun at your local park!


September school holidays are here! If you’re on the look out for a free family activity to keep the kids entertained, think Spring into Fun.

Join your neighbours, Councillor Brooke Patterson, and MC Gooy for a DJ in the Park event with music that will get your kids motivated and moving. Fun will be had with interactive games and activities. Don’t forget to give the DJ your song requests to jam out to.

Bob Huth Park, Ashmore from 10am to 12pm, Thursday 21 September. More Info.

Ward Park, Southport from 10am to 12pm, Saturday 23 September. More Info

Lilli Pilli Park, Southport from 10am to 12pm, Monday 25 September. More Info.

Loders Creek Community Garden, Southport from 10am to 12pm, Wednesday 27 September. More Info.

Benowa Park, Benowa from 10am to 12pm, Saturday 30 SeptemberMore Info.


FREE Little Chef Workshops @ Benowa Village


Create some tasty sweet and savoury snacks from Fairy Raine’s Cookbook at Benowa Village’s FREE School Holiday Little Chef Workshops!

Week 1 – Sweet Week
Thursday 21 September – Fairy Bread
Friday 22 September – Arrowroot Biscuit Icing Lollies
Saturday 23 September – Fruit Kebabs

Week 2 – Savoury Week
Thursday 28 September – Celery Boats w/ Cream Cheese
Friday 29 September– Pizza Wrap Face
Saturday 30 September – Dip ‘N Chip

TIMES: 10am, 11am & 12pm Daily.

*Bookings not required, maximum 16 children per session. Aprons and gloves provided.

Find out more.


Mr Snotbottom @ Kingston Butter Factory


Mr Snotbottom is the king of kids’ comedy.

The whole family will be gasping, groaning and howling at his slimy songs and gross gags.

Two shows only on Friday 22 September 11 am & Saturday 23 September 10 am at Kingston Butter Factory.

Find out more.


The 144th Beenleigh Show


Come join the fun at the 144th Beenleigh Show, a thrilling event that celebrates the vibrant spirit of our community! Get ready for a day filled with excitement, entertainment, and endless fun.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23, 2023 and get ready to kick off the festivities at 9:00 AM at 19 Showgrounds Drive, Beenleigh, QLD 4207.

Experience the thrill of heart-pounding rides, indulge in delicious food from local vendors, and explore a wide range of exhibits showcasing the talents and creativity of our community members. From live music performances to captivating shows, there’s something for everyone!

Bring your family and friends along for a day of laughter and joy. Discover unique treasures at the market stalls, cheer on the competitors at the various competitions, and make unforgettable memories.

Prices for Beenleigh Show 2023: Family Pass $35 (Admits 2 Adults and 3 Children), or Adults $15 and Children $5 (5 – 12 years). Parking $5.

Find out more.


Jacobs Well Fair 2023


Mark Saturday, 23rd September in your calendars for a fun filled day for the whole family at Riesenweber Park in Jacobs Well.

A day filled with so much excitement for all ages, including:

Rides 🎢
Food trucks 🛻
Live music 🎶
Over 100 market stalls 🧺
Fire works 🎆
And so much more

Find out more.


Free Family Fun Day at Hound & Stag Brewing Co.


Join in on a day of family fun at Hound and Stag Brewing Co on Saturday, September 23rd!

Bring your picnic blankets as they transform our outdoor beergarden into one big outdoor picnic for the whole family.

🎶 Featuring Live Performances by Luke Speerin & GEED UP 🎤
🍔 Special picnic lunch for the whole family
🎈 Games and activities for the kids

Best of all, this event is completely FREE and family-friendly!

Find out more.


Family Fun Day @ Treetops Tavern Burleigh Waters


Get ready for a day of excitement and fun as Treetops Tavern unveil their brand new jumping castle! Plus, the fun doesn’t stop there – they have free face painting, amazing balloon twisting, and mouthwatering $5 meals for the kids! Plus lots of delicious food specials and refreshing beverages for the adults.

Bring your family and friends for a fun day out at the newly renovated Treetops Tavern on Sunday, September 24th from 10am.

Find out more.


Family Fun Day @ Boathouse Tavern Coomera


Get ready for a day of excitement and fun as Boathouse Tavern unveil their brand new jumping castle! Plus, the fun doesn’t stop there – they have free face painting, amazing balloon twisting, and mouthwatering $5 meals for the kids! Plus lots of delicious food specials and refreshing beverages for the adults.

Bring your family and friends for a fun day out on Sunday, September 24th from 11am.

Find out more.


Kids Magic Circus FREE Family Fun Day #5 @ Shearers Arms Tavern


Shearers Family Fun Day #5 on 24th Sep 2023 from 12-3pm. Free event for dining customers only.

🤡 Kids Magic Circus Show
🤡 Face Painting
🤡 Kids Craft
🤡 Bubbles
🤡 Playground

All day dining from 11am, book now via Shearers Arms Tavern Website (linked below)

* Event subject to change due to weather or event entertainers, stay informed through our social media.

Find out more.


Spring Holiday FUN at Mermaid Beach Tavern


Keep the kids entertained these school holidays and book them in for a fun, interactive and affordable workshop at Mermaid Beach Tavern.

Monday 25 September: Slime Workshop with FREE Face Painting & Balloon Sculpting from 12:30pm
Tuesday 26 September: Cupcake Decorating with FREE Face Painting & Balloon Sculpting from 12:30pm
Wednesday 27 September: Sand Art with FREE Face Painting & Balloon Sculpting from 12:30pm

$5 per child per workshop. 3 session times available: 11am, 11:30am and 12pm. Bookings essential and limited spots available.

Find out more.


Go Hunting Minions at the 2023 Cane Mulch Minions Festival


2023 promises to be the biggest event yet! This year, the Minion Trail Route has been extended to take in the suburb of Norwell.

This year’s event runs from Monday the 25th of September to Monday the 2nd of October (King’s Birthday Holiday).

Check in to the Exit 38 Tourism Facebook page for more information and updates closer to the festival.

Find out more.


Free Family Fun Day – Parkwood


You’re invited to a fantastic free family fun day at Abbott Park, Parkwood on Tuesday, 26th September from 12pm to 13pm.

Enjoy an array of activities for both kids and parents, including a challenging rock-climbing wall, a whimsical Thomas the Tank Engine ride, inflatable football shootout, mechanical wipe out machine, and extreme obstacle course.

The North Gold Coast Seahawks basketball team will be showcasing their skills while Parkwood Rotary volunteers fire up the BBQ for a crowd favourite, the sausage sizzle! Rock out to some of the greatest hits with a live DJ and get creative with a talented face painter entertaining the tots. And finally, float away in our bean bag chill out zone.

Don’t miss a great day out with the kids!

For further information contact Division 7 on 07 5581 6434 or

Find out more.


Under the Sea School Holiday Fun at Stockland Burleigh Heads


There’s so much to do “Under the Sea” these school holidays.

Meet a mermaid or get creative at our nautical inspired craft workshops. Best of all it’s FREE, no bookings required. These activities will be located at the Burleigh Book Nook near Mister Minit.

🧜‍♀️Mermaid Meet & Greets: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th of September with appearances at 10am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 2pm.

⚓️Under the Sea Craft: Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th of September from 10am-2pm daily

Find out more.


Kids Take Over HOTA


Kids Take Over is back!

Your favourite mini fest is taking over these school holidays.

With a program bursting indoors and out, Kids Take Over is packed with free and ticketed workshops, visual arts experiences, performances, and everything in between.

It’s the ultimate memory-maker, boredom-buster, and creative play festival for kids on the Gold Coast from 27 Sept – 1 Oct 2023 at Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts.

Find out more.


TweedCity Mini Market Kitchen Headquarters


Get ready for a tasty adventure where your little ones can unleash their inner chef at TweedCity’s Mini Market Kitchen Headquarters from 27 September to 8 October for an exciting lineup of food workshops, including finger bun decorating and interactive pizza making.

Finger Bun Decorating
TweedCity have partnered with Bakers Delight to bring you the freshest and most delicious finger buns in town!

Dates: 27 September – 1 October
Time: Daily from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Outside Coles
Cost: FREE*
Age Group: Suitable for children aged 3+

No Bookings Required: Walk-ins are more than welcome! However, please note that we can accommodate up to 18 kids at any given time.

Interactive Pizza Making Show
Join experienced chefs to learn the art of crafting the perfect pizza. Afterward, take your cookery masterpiece home to bake and witness your tasty creation come to life!

Dates: 2 – 8 October
Time: Five sessions daily, running from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Outside Coles
Capacity: Limited to 18 mini chefs per session
Age Group: Suitable for children aged 5+

Bookings are essential, and space is limited. Tickets will be released on Monday 25 September!

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Family Movie Night Under the Stars at Home of the Arts


Bring your picnic blanket and join us for some holiday fun with a family movie night under the stars at HOTA on Friday, 29th September.

Eat, drink and laugh your night away with SING, a special one night movie showing on the Outdoor Stage.

Food and drinks available from 5:30pm. The area will be licenced.

FREE event, registration required.

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Family Fun Days Labrador


You’re invited to an unforgettable family fun day during these school holidays – and the best part is, it’s free!

Head over to Norm Rix Park in Labrador on Saturday, 30th September from 12pm to 4pm, where a fantastic carnival awaits, packed with exciting rides and activities for kids and parents alike.

Experience the thrill of the Sky Flyer, challenge yourself on the rock-climbing wall, enjoy a spin in the tea cups, bounce around on the frog hopper, take a ride on the land train, tackle the mechanical wipe out machine, and test your skills on the extreme run obstacle course.

Get creative with Bubble’licious Creations and their ginormous bubbles, and meet adorable baby animals at Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm.

Groove to tunes spun by a DJ while talented face painters add a touch of magic to the kids’ day.

Satisfy your taste buds with a sausage sizzle hosted by the Rotaract Club of the Northern Gold Coast, and stay energised with coffee from Red Eye Espresso. And when it’s time to take a break and unwind, you can relax in the chill-out zone with comfy bean bags.

With something for everyone, you definitely don’t want to miss out!

For further information contact Division 7 on 07 5581 6434 or

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Foodie Fiesta @ Ormeau Village


Bring the family along to the flavour-packed foodie fiesta at Ormeau Village on Saturday 30 September from 10am to 1pm! 🍽️
Sample a range of delectable treats from our retailers, ranging from fresh bites to cooked delights! 🥐
The day will include food tasting, face painting, raffle prizes and more.

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Kids Night Out @ Robina Events Cinemas


Kids are invited to a festive Kids Night Out to enjoy an exclusive screening of Paw Patrol – The Mighty Movie parent free on Saturday, 30th September!
But don’t worry mum and dad, kids will remain in the care of our licensed caregivers throughout the duration of the event, so you can enjoy a meal (or maybe a movie) at your favourite Promenade restaurant.
Registration Opens (Event Cinema Outside Cinema 3): 4.30pm
Screening Commences: 5.40pm
Screening Concludes: 7.00pm (Parents may collect children from this time)
Final Collection: 8.00pm
T&C’s apply including Children must be between 3 (minimum) -13 (maximum) years of age and fully toilet trained in order to attend.

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Nobby’s Street Fiesta 2023


Nobby’s Street Fiesta is back this October!
Head to Nobby Beach on Sunday, 1st October from 4pm to 8pm for a FREE Latin inspired street festival complete with live music, Latin dance lessons, Brazilian dance displays, stilt walkers, fire show entertainment, POP UP craft bar, children’s activities and much more!
Presented by Division 12 Cr Pauline Young – City of Gold Coast, this event will also include incredible street food and offers by local restaurants and businesses.

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