Fun Things for Toddlers What's On Autumn School Holiday Fun Guide

Autumn School Holiday Fun Guide



Autumn School Holidays are here!

Don’t get stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained, check out our Guide to FUN to find the best kids activities and family adventures on the Gold Coast these holidays.


Easter Family Fun Guide

Easter Family FUN Guide

Easter is almost here!  And it’s a egg-cellent time of year to get out and about with the family on the Gold Coast. 

Find all the best kids activities and family adventures on the Gold Coast this Easter in Fun Things for Toddlers’s Easter FUN Guide.

Hop-in and Enjoy!

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The Circus Comes to Coomera


Roll up, roll up! The Weber Bros Entertainment Circus is in Town!!!

Catch The Circus’ high energy 2-hour performance opposite Westfield Coomera for 4 weeks right through the school holidays from 21 Mar – 14 Apr 2024.

Get ready to be entertained by the most extraordinary world-class acts ever assembled under one big top! Hilarious comedians, daring FMX riders, captivating aerialists, a crowd favourite the splitting ‘Globe of Death’ and the absolute show stopping Human Cannonball!!

Take the whole family along for an unforgettable evening of live entertainment that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss your chance to join in on the excitement.

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DinoFest Gold Coast – Age of the Tyrannosaur


Attention dinosaur lovers!! Nerang’s Country Paradise Parklands is becoming Jurassic Park this Easter…

DinoFest invite you to step back in time 66 million years, to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Discover how Tyrannosaurs grew from small dog-sized dinosaurs, to become the world’s most fearsome predator…

Meet the life-size walking Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Carnotaurus two legged meat eaters, plus lots of cute baby dinosaurs. There is also a special VIP mystery guest dinosaur who’s making her first DinoFest appearance!

The event is ideal for families with children under the age of eight years old. Free entry for children under 2 on the day of DinoFest.

Tickets include:
45 minute Dinosaur Encounter with walking dinosaurs
Kids dinosaur actvities, including dino dig and feel a fossil
Dino Trail with 30+ dinosaurs including a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex
Coffee and ice cream cart
Affordable tickets and reasonably priced merchandise

See DinoFest at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang from Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 14th April 2024 (open most days).

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NaturallyGC Holiday Programs


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

Tickets go on sale on on Eventbrite on Sunday, 24th March at 8 am. Be quick, as they book out fast!

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Enter the Kingdom of Kindness @ HOTA’s Children’s Gallery


The newest HOTA Children’s Gallery exhibition: Kingdom of Kindness has just opened to the public.

Artist Abdul Abdullah invites you to visit his Kingdom of Kindness. This is a special place where everyone belongs. You can make friends with the rock characters in his paintings and help to bring them to life with your creativity. Explore connections and emotions in friendly, fun and playful ways in HOTA’s Children’s Gallery. It features digital projections, interactive multimedia and creative hands-on activities.

HOTA’s Children’s Gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Entry is Free and no bookings required. Please note the Gallery is closed on Good Friday, 29th March.

When planning your trip to HOTA, considering making time to walk through the main gallery, visiting the top floor to take in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast, and perhaps a picnic and play in the nearby parklands.

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Jurassic World by Brickman® at Queensland Museum Kurilpa


On now until 14 July 2024 at Queensland Museum Kurilpa in Brisbane

An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.

Get ready for an immersive adventure like no other as Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught re-imagines Jurassic World, the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, in the largest LEGO® brick exhibition in Australia.

Featuring large-scale dinosaurs, props, scenes and activities made from over 6 million LEGO® bricks. Relive the magic of beloved stories and characters from the Jurassic World franchise, as you embark on a thrilling journey across Isla Nublar.

More than two years and 10,000 build hours have gone into the creation of Jurassic World by Brickman®, making it the biggest exhibition The Brickman team have ever created. This is a not-to-be-missed experience for kids and adults alike.

Book online in advance to secure your preferred time. Popular entry times sell out in advance.

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Roald Dahl’s James and The Giant Peach


Jump aboard for a magical adventure! 🍑 Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach from Shake & Stir Theatre Co lands at QPAC from 30 March ✨

From the company that brought us the smash-hit, adored seasons of The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and George’s Marvellous Medicine comes this bold new theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved children’s classic books.

Join James and his collection of curious critters on an enchanting, great escape direct from his backyard, soaring high across the world, from Dover to New York and back again. Recommended for ages 5 to 105 years old! Children under 18 months are free unless occupying a seat. 

See James and the Giant Peach at QPAC these school holidays from 30 March – 7 April 2024.

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The Tiger’s Apprentice – Family Fun Preview

Tigers Apprentice Family Fun Screening

Gather the whole family and be the first to experience the epic new action-packed animated adventure starring the voices of Henry Golding, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, and Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh. Based on the beloved 2003 novel of the same name, this thrilling and inspiring tale uncovers the legend of an ancient magic and the unlikely teenager tasked with protecting it.

After the death of his grandmother, Chinese American teenager Tom discovers that he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians. In order to have a fighting chance against the evil forces that threaten the world, he must first bring the estranged Zodiac animal warriors back together as a unified team.

Watch The Tiger’s Apprentice at super family friendly Dendy Cinemas Southport’s Fun Family Preview screening on Sunday, 31st March. Kids activity stations from 10 am and movie start time of 10:30 am.

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Monsters and Magic School Holiday Activities


Monsters and magic abound this April school holidays at Gold Coast Libraries! Get inspired by your favourite book or character and create some perfectly magical masterpieces.

  • Join Lego Masters Damian and Andrew for some fantastic Lego workshops and build a ghastly monster or magical fairyland
  • Get hands on with clay and make your very own mini monster
  • Design a scary monster mask or turn a humble peg into a fearsome (or friendly) monster
  • If fairies and magic are more your thing, come along to create a toadstool house worthy of any magical creature or create a magical craft using only paper and some imagination.
  • Don’t miss the special guest appearances by Blaze the Magician and Renata Jayne!

Spaces are limited, so make sure to book now!

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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!

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Active & Healthy Holiday Program


Stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained during the Easter school holidays? Look no further – Active & Healthy have got you covered! They offer a diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities across the city, catering to kids of all ages and abilities.

Stay tuned for the release of the Autumn Holiday Program, coming around Monday 18 March. Packed with exciting and engaging activities, it’s the perfect way to ensure your kids have a fun-filled and active break.

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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.

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Catch a Movie Under the Stars


What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars!

The City of Gold Coast Movies under the Stars program is free, family-friendly fun on offer from September 2022 through to April 2023 right across the city.

Discover what’s playing near you these Autumn school holidays using the link below.

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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!

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Interactive Star Wars Experience @ Westfield Coomera


Westfield and Disney are launching an interactive Star Wars experience at Westfield Coomera for a limited time only, from Monday 1 April to Sunday 7 April, daily from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

This fully immersive experience, featuring soft lighting, ethereal music, and an ultrawide video screen, will transport fans to the edge of the galaxy, between the Unknown Regions and Wild Space, to the long-forgotten planet of Batuu. A thriving destination for those who would prefer to go about their business unnoticed, news of the Resistance in Batuu has drawn the attention of the First Order, eager to stomp out any remaining flickers of opposition to their absolute control.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience! Once you’re in centre, head to H&M and discover an intriguing pod and the promise of adventure. When the session is ready to begin, you’ll be invited inside to experience a tour of the planet Batuu, where travellers get to explore a remote outpost on the edge of the galaxy, featuring both new and beloved characters from the Star Wars universe. Each session will run for approximately 5 minutes, for 6-8 fans at a time, and you will be provided with headphones for an all-encompassing immersive experience.

As a bonus, Westfield members can collect an exclusive Planet Batuu poster after their visit. Stocks will be limited, so get in quick.

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Spark Excitement at the Star Wars: School Holiday Zone @ Westfield Helensvale


Disney and Westfield invite you to step inside the world of Star Wars these school holidays. Spark Excitement for your little ones and transport your family to a galaxy far, far away at our Star Wars: School Holiday Zone at Westfield Helensvale, between Monday 1 and Sunday 7 April.

Whether they’re tiny Padawans or a Sith apprentice, planning entertainment for kids during the school holidays is no easy task. The Star Wars: School Holiday Zone brings the captivating world of Star Wars and its beloved characters to life, providing loads of entertainment and excitement for your little ones.

The Star Wars: School Holiday Zone is packed with activities:

Mon 1 April 10am – 2pm Galaxy donut decorating
Tue 2 April 10am – 2pm Star Wars cupcakes
Wed 3 April 10am – 2pm Galaxy donut decorating
Thu 4 April 10am – 2pm Star Wars cupcakes
Fri 5 April 10am – 2pm Galaxy donut decorating
Sat 6 April 10am – 2pm Star Wars cupcakes
Sun 7 April 10am – 2pm Galaxy donut decorating

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Charlotte’s Web Puppet Show in Main Beach


The Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) Easter School Holiday show will be “Charlotte’s Web”.

An amazing story, about a Pig and a Spider and a Rat, who became good friends, and helped each other survive. A fantastic book that children read at school. Funds raised will go to the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation for use in the Children’s ward.

This Production will be in the Easter Holidays 2024 from Monday 1st April until Friday 12th April. Mon to Fri both weeks (but no weekends). There are two shows daily, one at 9-30am and then 11am. When you arrive, be there about 10mins before the start.

Don’t forget when you do visit, it is ONLY $6-00 Per Head ENTRY (under 2 Free) Pay Cash , or Tap and go for cards At the door. The Theatre is in MacIntosh Park. cnr Gold coast Hwy and Admiralty Drive Main Beach. The theatre is fully air conditioned, and the Park is wonderful for a play after the show.

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The Magic Two – Free School Holiday Fun @ The Pines Elanora


Get ready for an extraordinary spectacle at The Pines Elanora with two of the finest entertainers delivering a breathtaking Magic & Illusion show!

The Magic Two are an electrifying duo, fusing the artistry of dance, the hilarity of comedy, and the wonder of magic into one phenomenal act.

Prepare to be amazed as you witness a child defying gravity, a handkerchief taking on a life of its own, a table soaring through the air, and objects vanishing and reappearing before your very eyes!

See the Magic Two at The Pines Elanora from Monday 1st April until Friday 12th April. Two shows daily at 11.00AM & 1.00PM.

It’s Free and no bookings required.

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Comic Drawing Workshop @ Stockland Burleigh Heads


Bring your budding artists along to Stockland Burleigh Heads and enjoy the world of comics and superheroes these school holidays.

A professional artist will help guide and teach your budding artists on how to draw their very own comic in a FUN and FREE* interactive workshop with supplies included. Please select an age appropriate session.

WHEN: Tuesday 2nd – Saturday 6th April
10am – 10.45am – Comic drawing (5-9yo) | CLICK HERE to book
11.15am – 12pm – Comic drawing (5-9yo) | CLICK HERE to book
12.15pm – 1pm – Manga drawing (10yo+) | CLICK HERE to book
1.15pm – 2pm – Manga drawing (10yo+) | CLICK HERE to book

If you can no longer attend, please refund your ticket in Eventbrite to release your spot back to the public.

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Giant Bubble Play Space


Come and experience the enchanting world of bubbles, where you’ll find an assortment of generously filled buckets brimming with giant bubble solution. Choose from a variety of large bubble wands or toddler-friendly ones and let your inner bubble artist soar as you indulge in the pure delight of play.

Tue, 2 Apr 2024 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Abbott Park in Parkwood.
Thu, 4 Apr 2024 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Damian Leeding Memorial Park in Oxenford.
Fri, 5 Apr 2024 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at James Overell Park in Southport.
Tue, 9 Apr 2024 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach.

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School Holiday Doughnut Decorating @ The Paradise Centre


Entertain your little baker these holidays with a Krispy Kreme doughnut decorating session.

For $9.50, each child will receive 2 Original Glazed® doughnuts and use a range of fun toppings and coloured icing to decorate their doughnuts however their heart desires. At the end of their session 20-minute doughnut decorating session, they not only get to enjoy their beautifully decorated doughnuts, but they will take home an iconic Krispy Kreme hat, balloon and a certificate!

DATES: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 April 2024
TIMES: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm daily
LOCATION: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Paradise Centre, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
COST: $9.50 per child

Bookings are essential!

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Candy House @ Robina Town Centre


Enter a world of sugar-coated fun and games these school holidays at Robina Town Centre from Tue 2 – Sun 14 April!

Inviting all sweet-toothers into our fun-filled Candy House with an abundance of interactive games and shows for your little ones.

Join the Candy House lolly creator and watch their inventions come to life, with candy colour creations, inflating blueberries and dancing popcorn!

Open 10am – 2pm daily, shows are every half hour on the Ground Floor, Outside Myer and Kookai. It’s Free and no bookings are required.

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Kari Foundation Unity Day


The KARI Foundation Unity Day is being held on Wednesday, April 3 from 10am-3pm at Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium.

Held annually in April, Unity Day provides a one-stop shop for members of the community to explore and experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture first hand. There will be stalls, business consultations, cultural activities, and more.

The event offers a range of activities that cater to both adults and children alike including cultural activations, local Indigenous markets stalls featuring handmade arts and crafts by local Indigenous entrepreneurs as well amusement rides, entertainment and access to a variety of informative stall providers.

At Unity Day we want everyone to feel welcome no matter their age or gender – everyone is invited!

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Kids Sushi Making Workshop @ Australia Fair


Kids will enjoy learning the fundamentals of sushi making with the experienced sushi chefs from Sushi Hub. Kids will create their own rolls using the tools and fresh ingredients, including seaweed, sushi rice, cucumber, chicken and more! Parents are welcome to assist the kids and share the fun experience.

Make sure you come with an empty stomach, as you will enjoy the sushi you’ve made!
Bookings Essential.

DATES: Wednesday 3 April and Thursday 4 April

TIMES: Between 10am and 3pm Book one of 5 sessions. $5.50 per child.

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Blooming Beautiful School Hols Craft! @ Arndale Shopping Centre


Entertain the kids this School Holidays with FREE gardening kits! Budding green fingers will delight with a different kit handed out daily 🌿
Pop on down for a blooming good time, and don’t forget to share your creations with us!

🌼 Dates: Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Friday 5th April
🐝 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm daily
🌼 Location: next to Kangaroo Mobile Phone

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Story Rhyme Time @ Robina Town Centre


Story Rhyme Time has fluttered into Event Cinemas at Robina Town Centre!

Play, dance and sing along with Fairy Ani every Wednesday and Friday from 10am -11am.

Join Fairy Ani during the school holidays on Wednesday, April 3 and 10 and Friday, April 5 and 12.

Bookings are essential via Eventbrite. 1 ticket is valid for 1 child only. Only 1 adult may accompany per ticket purchased. If you wish to attend with a friend or family member then please purchase an additional ticket for the event in their name. Complimentary to each ticket price is 1 medium sized hot beverage and 1 cookie from the Event Cinemas lounge.

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Garden Party @ Kingston Butter Factory


Embark on a whimsical buzz-filled journey presented by KBF, Arc Circus and Cluster Arts from 10am Thursday April 4 at Kingston Butter Factory.

The Queen Bee and Worker Bee invite families to a dazzling circus and physical theatre extravaganza. Watch as the buzzing friends find themselves in a sticky situation, but with new pals and some nifty tricks, they just might break free! 

 Join the bees on their magical adventure and be amazed by their super strength, glow-in-the-dark escapades, acrobatic skills, groovy dance moves, and giant new friends.

Plus, enjoy a fun Garden Party after the show! Plant a seed, decorate your own flowerpot, and take home a piece of the fun. Bring your picnic lunch or pre-order a delicious $10 lunch box.

Show tickets are $15, get yours now using the link below!

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FREE School Holiday Fun @ Benowa Village


FREE School Holiday FUN 🎨 at Benowa Village.

Art on Canvas Workshops. Show your creative side with a different activity each day!

Thursday 4 April: Sunflowers inspired by Van Gough
Friday 5 April: Water Lilies inspired by Monet
Saturday 6 April: Watercolour Flowers

No bookings required. Located outside Coles. Times: 10:30am and 11:30am daily.

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Paradise Hoops


From Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 April, dribble around The Paradise Centre’s pop-up basketball court in the beachfront precinct. Open 1pm-5pm daily, spend $20 in participating stores for the chance to shoot & win, learn some tricks from our pro players or show us your skills during ‘free play’ time from 4pm-5pm. We’re building the atmosphere with DJ Kylie Fisher on the decks, our breakdancers and everyone’s favourite mascots, Beau the Budgie, Chip the Seagull and Lucy the Lorikeet. Paradise Centre is the home of basketball these school holidays.

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A&H pop up playgroup with Sparky Do Dah


Bring your friends and family down to the park for some engaging outdoor play. The activities are suitable for all ages and abilities, including stilts, juggling sticks, balance games, throwing games and varied games of skill.

The event is free and you can come and go as you like.

Thu, 4 Apr 2024 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Abraham Park in Upper Coomera.
Fri, 5 Apr 2024 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Justins Park in Burleigh.
Mon, 8 Apr 2024 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Frascott Park in Varsity Lakes.

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Foodie Field Days @ The Hyperdome


Join the Hyperdome for the fun of FREE Foodie Field Days these school holidays.

It’s all about the flavour of competition these school holidays with Foodie Field Days! 🎲🍕 Battle it out with your friends on a range of food-themed games including a buzz bar and toss games. Plus have the chance to win a snack from one of our amazing retailers!

10:30am-3pm Daily from the 4 – 14th April, outside Mathers.

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HOTA Little ArtLab: Bold and Brazen Tiles @ HOTA


April’s Little ArtLab at HOTA is all about geometric forms and patterns!

Inspired by local artist Michelle Le Plastrier’s artwork Dopamine Days currently on display at HOTA Gallery, Little ArtLabbers will use paper clay to mold, cut and layer bright and colourful shapes. Build modelling skills, learn about geometric forms and explore contrast and patterns through squiggles, dots and other fun shapes.

Children must be accompanied by an adult or carer and cannot be left unsupervised at any time.

HOTA’s Art Labs are for children under 5. Book your tickets ($15 per child) for the ArtLab Bold and Brazen Tiles on Friday, 5th April via the link below.

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Childcare Cinema @ Hyperdome Shopping Centre


Kids are invited to enjoy either the new Kung Fu Panda 4 movie or The Incredibles at Event Cinemas Hyperdome! 🎥

Drop the kids off for a movie while you can enjoy some kid free shopping & dining.

Friday 5th April – Kung Fu Panda 4 – BOOK HERE

Friday 12th April – The Incredibles – BOOK HERE

WHERE: Event Cinemas Hyperdome

COST: $5 per child


Children must be between 4 (minimum) -13 (maximum) years of age in order to attend.
Please adhere to drop off and pick up times for everyone to enjoy the movie.
Popcorn can be purchased prior to check in.
We do not encourage children to bring along other food due to other children’s allergies which will need to be monitored, however this is just encouraged and not a rule.
Guests are recommended to bring along their own water.
Toileting of children is provided throughout the movie. Parents please inform children that they only need to ask a friendly staff member if they need to go. They are more than happy to help, however 15 minutes prior to pick up time, carers will be unable to take children to the toilet due to safety reasons. Children who attend are required to be toilet trained.
Please note parents are not able to attend the screening, this is a child-minding service only.

T&C’s apply.

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Kids Sushi Making Workshop @ Robina Town Centre


Bring your little ones along for some lunch time fun as they learn to create their very own sushi rolls.

Join the chefs from Sushi Hub at Robina Town Centre on Saturday, 6 April!

Kids will create their own rolls using the tools and fresh ingredients, including seaweed, sushi rice, cucumber, chicken and more! Parents are welcome to assist the kids and share the fun experience.

Workshop activities have been designed to be engaging and appropriate for children aged 4 to 12, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Children under the age of 3 are not permitted to attend. Book one of 5 sessions now.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party @ Broadwater Parklands


Step into a whimsical wonderland and join us for a magical journey at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

At Broadwater Parklands from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 6th April 2024.

Immerse yourself in an enchanting atmosphere filled with lively music, delightful games and endless fun, all hosted by the eccentric Mad Hatter and the charming Alice herself.

Don’t miss your chance to embark on a tea-riffic adventure like no other! Suitable for ages 4–12. This is a FREE event!

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ImagiNation Children’s Festival


The ImagiNation Children’s Festival is a huge day out for you and your little ones! 🧒

This free event offers a packed program of activities, workshops and entertainment for kids ages 0 – 12 with 6 different activity worlds to explore!

Save the date! This event is not to be missed during the Easter school holidays.

📅 Saturday 06 April 2024
🕘 9 am – 3 pm
📍 Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct

ImagiNation Children’s Festival is presented by the City of Logan.

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Kids Night Out | Kung Fu Panda 4 | Event Cinemas Robina


Kids are invited to enjoy an exclusive screening of Kung Fu Panda 4 [PG] parent free at Event Cinemas Robina from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday 6th April 2024.

COST: $18pp and includes Movie Ticket, Kids Meal and 3hr Babysitting Service.

Bookings essential.

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Genfit Training Centre Annual Easter Movie Night


Join Genfit Training Centre this Easter School Holidays for their Annual Easter Movie Night presented by Tungsten Home Loans and Genfit WHA on Sunday, April 7.

Gates open at 4:30pm and movie will start at approx 5:30

This year, they are taking donations of non-perishable food items or gift vouchers to BigW or Petrol, which are always needed for Nightlight. An organisation combating the Cost of Living Crises by supporting the community with free meals every Thursday night at Beenleigh Train Station. They also collect furniture, clothing, and other items for those who need them most.

This event is free to members and the general public. Genfit have also invited Brisbane’s Award Winning Burger Truck Benz on Miller to serve their delicious Burgers for Ormeau and surrounding areas!

Warm drinks, popcorn and fairy floss will also be available for purchase.

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Kids Sushi Making Workshop @ TweedCity


Join Sushi Hub at TweedCity as they host exclusive kids workshops! Online bookings are required. Best suited for kids aged 4 to 12.

Kids will enjoy learning the fundamentals of sushi making with experienced sushi chefs from Sushi Hub and create their own yummy rolls using the tools and fresh ingredients. Make sure you come with an empty stomach as you will enjoy the sushi you’ve made!

DATE: Sunday 7 April 2024

TIMES: Between 10am and 3pm

Book one of 5 sessions. $5 per child (plus online booking fees).

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Spark Excitement at the Star Wars: School Holiday Zone @ Westfield Coomera


Disney and Westfield invite you to step inside the world of Star Wars these school holidays. Spark Excitement for your little ones and transport your family to a galaxy far, far away at our Star Wars: School Holiday Zone at Westfield Coomera, between Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April.

Whether they’re tiny Padawans or a Sith apprentice, planning entertainment for kids during the school holidays is no easy task. The Star Wars: School Holiday Zone brings the captivating world of Star Wars and its beloved characters to life, providing loads of entertainment and excitement for your little ones.

The Star Wars: School Holiday Zone is packed with activities, such as Face painting, cupcake and donut decorating available daily from 10am – 2pm between Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April.

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School Holiday Workshop @ Meadowbrook Shopping Centre


Gear up for school holiday excitement at Meadowbrook Shopping Centre. 🎨🎭

From Monday 8th to Friday 12th April, join us for free face painting and craft activities from 10am to 12noon daily. No reservations needed – just drop by! With 5 Kid’s Learn to Sew Kits available across the week, featuring a new design each day, plus our talented face painter, there’s something for every child to enjoy. 🪡🧵

Don’t miss out on this chance to spark creativity and laughter!

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Dinosaur Party @ Queensland Museum Kurilpa


Twirl, stomp and roar into Queensland Museum for a prehistoric celebration of movement at our rompin’, stompin’ Dinosaur Party these school holidays!

In this free 45-minute children’s workshop, our friends at Queensland Ballet will take you on a dino-dancing journey of movement with a prehistoric twist.

Queensland Ballet teaching artists will spark children’s creativity and imagination by exploring movement as a form of expression and storytelling while rompin’, stompin’ and roarin’!

This is a ticketed event. Availability is limited to 25 per session to ensure a great experience, therefore registrations are essential.

Monday 8 April, Tuesday 9 April, Thursday 11 April, and Friday 12 April 2024. Two sessions daily: 10am – 10:45am (recommended for 2 to 5 years) and 11:30am – 12:15pm (recommended for 6 to 12 years).

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The Great Lego Building Challenge @ Australia Fair


Join in this free fun activity and unleash your imagination and creativity at the Great Lego Building Challenge. Loads of fabulous prizes to be won! At Australia Fair on Level 1, outside Mr Toys Toyworld.

Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April

10:30am & 12:30pm daily

11:30am & 1:30pm daily

11:30am Junior Final
12:30pm Senior Final

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Vapiano: Pizza Kids Masterclasses @ Westfield Coomera


Vapiano Coomera will be running pizza making classes for kids from Monday 8 April until Sunday 14 April.

For just $20 Vapiano’s pizza masters will teach your kids how to knead dough, garnish their creations and send the pizzas to the oven. During the class, their chefs take the kids through the fresh vegetables and savoury herbs that go into making a delicious pizza. Tossing in a bit of pizza acrobatics to make the event entertaining and exciting for kids and adults alike! Plus each little masterchef will receive their very own Vapiano Pizza Kids apron to take home!

Places are limited, book now to reserve your child a spot today! Classes will commence at 10:00am and run until 11:00am. Please arrive 15mins before the class commences. Kids must be between the ages of 5 and 12.

As an extra bonus, the parents/carers of the participating kids receive 20% off their total lunch bill when they dine straight after the class!

More Info Here.


Broadbeach Bricks



Join the return of Broadbeach Bricks, the LEGO® lover’s paradise, in the heart of Broadbeach from Tuesday, April 9 to Saturday, April 13. This FREE, family-friendly event is back after last year’s sell-out success and promises five days of fun, creativity, and building bliss during the school holidays.

Dive into a world of imagination with workshops, activations, and demonstrations designed for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned LEGO® enthusiast or just looking for a fun and educational experience for the whole family, Broadbeach Bricks is the perfect destination this April.

This year, we’ve teamed up once again with LEGO® Masters Australia (Season 2) runners-up, Andrew and Damien from Clicking Bricks, to bring you an exciting lineup of activities. Participate in one-hour workshops held twice daily, where 50 children can unleash their creativity with building bricks. Andrew and Damien, along with their “clicking crew,” will be on hand to offer support and inspire your designs.

Don’t miss the highlight of the event, the Epic Build – a spectacular Dragonfly build. Visitors and workshop participants will have the opportunity to contribute to this impressive display throughout the week.

Join in the fun with the Broadbeach Bricks Treasure Hunt proudly sponsored by The Oasis, held daily from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Find the hidden secret code in the precinct to win a prize and add an extra layer of excitement to your visit.

With a variety of engaging activities, Broadbeach Bricks promises to be a memorable experience for the whole family. After a day of building and exploring, relax and enjoy the family-friendly dining and entertainment options in the precinct, just moments away from the beautiful Kurrawa Beach.

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Summer Land Camels Little Farmer Humpty Day


School Holidays Fun for the whole family! Come dressed as a farmer to Summer Land Camels’ famous Little Farmer Humpty Day on Wednesday April 10.

Your children will never forget this exciting and informative experience at the camel farm. Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel! PLEASE WEAR CLOSED-IN SHOES AND A SMILE.

Tickets are $10pp, Under 4 Free 
Ticket Includes:
Kids farm tour (30 mins)
Patting and cuddling the camels
Kids’ activities
Miniature Goats

While you are there, you can feed the friendly camels, shop around in the Skincare & Souvenir Shop, visit the Homestead Cafe for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch and try the famous Camelcino. All the dairy products are also available for purchase straight from the farm, so bring an esky or a cooler bag.

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The Family Place Woodridge 10th Birthday Carnival


Celebrate The Family Place in Woodridge is turning 10 with a FREE carnival extravaganza on Thursday, April 11 from 10am!

10 years of play, friendships, support & love in our Logan community.

Enjoy live performances, side show alley, sausage sizzle & loads of giveaways.

Bring a friend or two & celebrate a massive achievement with them. Great for the whole family. Bring a rug & enjoy live entertainment, games, prizes, information, music, food & more!!


Please book your FREE ticket via the link below!

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The Sandy Beach Shack at The Strand Coolangatta


Soak up the coastal autumn beach vibes at The Strand at Coolangatta these April school holidays.

Spend your mornings in the surf and let the beach fun continue at The Sandy Beach Shack!

Dive into the colourful world of sand art and embark on a creative exploration daily from 11am to 2pm on Friday 12 – Sunday 21 April 2024 on Level 1 in front of TimeZone.

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A Night at the Museum @ Queensland Museum Kurilpa


A Night at the Museum is back with exclusive after hours access to Queensland Museum Kurilpa. Enjoy a range of amazing activities for the whole family.

Ignite your curiosity with exclusive access to SparkLab.
Get ready for an immersive adventure with after hours access to Jurassic World by Brickman®, the largest LEGO® brick exhibition in Australia.
Unleash your inner palaeontologist in Dinosaurs Unearthed: Explore Prehistoric Queensland.
Witness an extraordinarily biodiverse display of insects showcased in The Butterfly Man of Kuranda: The Dodd Collection until 14 April 2024.
Look closer at six-legged superheroes in Insect Agency until 7 July 2024.
Explore Queensland’s distinctive environments and animals in Wild State.

From 5:15pm — 8:30pm on Friday 12 April 2024. This event has limited capacity. Bookings essential.

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Hope Island Shopping Centre FREE Family Fun Day


You’re invited to our FREE Family Fun Day on Saturday 13 April from 10.00am-1.00pm!

Join Hope Island Shopping Centre for a fun day for the whole family including:
🏰 Jumping Castle
🎈 Balloon Twisting
🎨 Face Painting
🌈 Kids Craft Workshops
🎁 Half Hourly Raffle Prize Draws
🐍 Native Reptile Display
✨ Special Offers & More!

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ArtLab: Renaissance in Bricks @ HOTA


Step into a world where classical art and boundless creativity combine as Andrew and Damian from LEGO Masters invite you to embark on an artistic journey with a difference at HOTA on Sunday April 14.

Inspired by Italian Renaissance Alive the latest Clicking Bricks LEGO workshop presents an opportunity for you to re-imagine the world of painting and sculpture through the LEGO medium. Renaissance in Bricks calls on artists of all ages and skill levels to harness the limitless potential of LEGO and craft a Renaissance-inspired creation of their own.

Please note: Artists won’t be able to keep their creations, but all ticket holders will receive a complimentary LEGO Gift Bag!

All tickets $20 (includes parent/carer). Two session times 1pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3.30 pm.

Children must be accompanied by an adult or carer and cannot be left unsupervised at any time.

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Mini Bakery @ TweedCity


Get ready to sprinkle, spread and design your own tasty creations at our FREE* food decorating workshops. Join TweedCity these holidays for an exciting line up of activities including:

Muffin Break Cookie & Mini Muffin Decorating

Dates: Monday 15 to Saturday 20 April

*Mon, Wed, Fri – Cookie Decorating

*Tue, Thu, Sat – Mini Muffin Decorating

Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Outside Coles, Tweed City

Happy Dough Donut Decorating (GF)

Dates: Monday 22 to Saturday 27 April (excluding Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April)
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Outside Coles, Tweed City

*Activity may be subject to change. Available while stocks last. Walk-ins welcome and bookings are not required. Children must remain supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

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