SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE: Easter 2018 Top Picks!

02 April 2018

Easter school holidays are just around the corner, and there's stacks on offer over the break to keep the little ones entertained.

Here are our top kid-friendly picks from across the region.

You can find the full school holiday guide HERE!



Family Golfing

15 March – 30 April

Golf Central Brisbane Airport

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Located next to DFO Brisbane Airport, Golf Central is the best golf entertainment complex in North Brisbane! Golf Central features a floodlit driving range, 18 hole mini golf course and fully licensed bar and café; providing hours of enjoyment for families and golfing enthusiasts alike. Golf Central is also the only 100% disability friendly golfing complex in Australia!

With varying degrees of difficulty and different terrains, Golf Central’s ‘Around the World’ themed mini golf course offers 18 holes of rolling greens, water features and ricochets to challenge players of all ages. The exciting layout is perfect for … +READ MORE


Shapeeze School Holiday craft kits

30 March - 16 April


Keep little kids busy these school holidays with these take anywhere puzzle 'n' craft activity kits from Shapeeze. 

Travelling with kids can be logistical and mental drain! Shapeeze is a preschooler skill-building activity kit that is perfect for travel and encouraging independence and the confidence to have a go at new things. The press-out, paste and colour-in activities help children build independent problem-solving, fine motor and foundation skills - all while playing in the back seat of the car / on the plane / outside the tent / anywhere.

Designed and created by an Aussie mum in consultation with early years educators and occupational therapists ... +READ MORE


Smurfs Live show

4 - 8 April

Redbank Plaza


Join Smurfette and Papa Smurf as they sing and dance their way though the April School Holidays, for this free Smurfs Live show at Redbank Plaza!

Shows commence daily at 11am and 1pm, with a special meet and greet at 12pm ... +READ MORE

First show 11am, second show 1pm and meet and greet 12pm


Parkour Play - Workshops, Performances & More!

9 - 15 April

Westfield Garden City

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Calling all wild ones and adrenaline seekers. It’s time to Parkour Play!

Join Westfield Garden City these School Holidays for daily live performances by Dylan and Brodie Pawson – The Parkour Twins. Watch them as they jump, climb and fly around plus see them scaling an epic tic-tac wall thanks to our partners at City Beach!

PLUS learn the fundamentals of Parkour in our Parkour Play workshops. Our expert instructors from Brisbane Parkour Association Inc. will equip you with the basic skills to master the movements Parkour. 

Kids Beginner Workshops run daily ... +READ MORE

Children are Stinky

12 – 15 April

Brisbane Powerhouse


All children are stinky, right?

Against a backdrop of high calibre circus, a rocking ‘90s soundtrack and genuine belly laughs this acrobatic duo’s attempts to prove kids STINK are met with messy, ridiculous and hysterical twists. They only succeed in proving that children are awesome...and they know it!

Expect daredevil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning fast hula hoops, loads of laughs and mischievous fun.
Off the back of five star sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, this action-packed circus extravaganza will … +READ MORE



Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol

30 March - 16 April

Sea Life Sunshine Coast

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These April school holidays, kids are invited to go on an underwater mission with Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol SEA Patrol at Sea Life Sunshine Coast that will turn each explorer into an honorary member of the pup squad!

Upon entry, kids will receive their own adventure map as they embark on their underwater voyage, finding some of the PAW Patrol pups and matching them to their custom sticker sheet.

On route to finding their favourite characters, little explorers will meet some of the world's most amazing underwater creatures, including … +READ MORE


Waterworld Central Sandstone Point

31 March – 8 April

Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island


Come see what all the splash is about when WATERWORLD CENTRAL, Australia’s first
portable water theme park, returns to the Sandstone Point Hotel!

Join in the fun with giant inflatable pools and slides to splash and play around in.

Try fun activities like the giant twin slides of the Dragon Pool or bouncing around under the palm trees of the Shark World.

If you’re looking to relax, just splash and have a good time in our Sea Shell Pool. For those that dare to take the Dino Challenge, plummet 10 metres down the Colossal Dino Slide! Not enough fun yet, try walking on water in the Waterworld Zorb Balls … +READ MORE


Sunshine Coast - Coast Club

31 March - 14 April

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre

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There’s plenty of adventure these school holidays at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre!

For children aged 8 and over there are 3 & 6 hour Adventure Activity sessions. Parents and families are welcome to also join in the fun with activities such as canoeing, caving, climbing, archery, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and pool games.

There is also rock climbing available for aged 5+ and Climbing After Dark, where kids can experience the thrill of a 10m high rock wall, pumping music and disco lighting!

The first of its kind in Australia, there is also caving available for kids ages 8+ with 150m of incredible artificial caving at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre. Participants will be armed with a head torch to navigate through the complex maze of passages. Filled with features that replicate natural caves, participants will have the chance to experience … +READ MORE


Easter School Holidays at Kawana Shoppingworld

3 - 13 April 

Kawana shopping world


Free School Holiday Entertainment at Kawana Shoppingworld!

Week 1: Shopkins Immersive Zone

Tuesday 3 April – Saturday 7 April, 11am – 2pm daily

Week 2: Hasbro Games Zone

Monday 9 April – Friday 13 April, 11am – 2pm daily

And from Monday 26 - Saturday 31 March (excluding Good Friday) the Cadbury Easter Bunny will be in centre handing out chocolate eggs! ... +READ MORE


Wildlings Forest School Holiday Workshops

3 - 13 April

Wildlings Forest School


Based entirely outdoors on the banks of the idyllic Petrie Creek, these holiday workshops encourage kids to get off the screens and back outdoors into nature. From raft building and whittling primitive weapons with pen knives, to flower crowns and creating small worlds; adventures with ropes and weaving turtles to building our own cubby town and cooking on fire; we have something for the adventurous, something for the arty, something for the builders and something for the fun-lovers.

Bring your creativity, bring your ingenuity, bring your imagination and bring your sense of adventure as we explore, run, climb, jump, build, create and get wet in the creek.

Children have (fully supervised) access to our tool box, including bow saws, hand saws, pen knives, hammers, hand drills, wood planes, ropes and much more to create any project their imagination desires ... +READ MORE


Little Artist and Little Author School Holiday Workshops

3 - 13 April

Little Palm Studios, Yandina

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The Little Artist and Little Author programs are art and poetry/writing workshops for children.

Both fun and educational, the 2-hour sessions are designed to assist kids in discovering and expressing their own unique creative styles.

Each child will produce a finished art or written piece to take home at the end of the day. The beautiful space at the oldest church on the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place from which to create.

The intensive holiday program will give you a chance to see if your child has a true passion for art or writing and would like to continue on and work towards further developing their style and collaborating on a published book together with Little Palm Studio. Ultimately the children will be having fun and ... +READ MORE


Noosa Civic's Haven

3 – 29 April

Noosa Civic

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Take some time out to relax, reset and re-energise in Noosa Civic's mindful and creative space. Following the success of last year, Haven will return in 2018.

There will be a variety of workshops for everyone, including watercolour, macramé, essential oils, complimentary yoga and much more. There's even yoga and bliss ball making workshops for the kids.

Some workshops are free, but some will require a $5 donation, with all proceeds going to support the Waves of Wellness Foundation. Last year the majority of workshops booked out, so ... +READ MORE


Jumanji & Dodgem Cars

4 April

Aussie World


WooHoo! It's the first week of the Easter school holidays, and Open Air Movie Nights are throwing an incredible party to celebrate!

Once the doors close to the public on Wednesday 4th April, Aussie World will re-open the Shed at 5:30pm, exclusively for our Movie Night guests!

We'll get the party started with an hour and a half of live acoustic music & FREE rides on the 'Stockshed Speedway Dodgems' (bumper cars).

There will be fairy floss, popcorn, ice creams, meals and … +READ MORE


Kidtastic Free School Holiday Workshops

4 - 14 April

Sunshine Plaza

Come along to experience THE GREENHOUSE at Sunshine Plaza, located at the Riverwalk Stage.

These school holidays, Sunshine Plaza invites you to visit the Greenhouse and enjoy nature-inspired craft workshops. Encouraging kids to get back to nature - these fun, educational and crafty workshops will run during the following times: 

WEEK 1 – Wed 4 Apr to Sat 7 Apr 2018

One Hour session: 11am-12pm noon, bookings essential and limited spaces available

WEEK 2 – Wed 11 Apr to Sat 14 Apr 2018

Half hour sessions: 11am, 11:30am, 12pm & 12:30pm, no booking required, limited spaces available ... +READ MORE


Engines Alive Day

7 April

Queensland Air Museum

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Engines Alive is a great day out for the whole family!

There’s 75+ historically significant aircraft and many other aviation displays to see, 1-hourly engine runs, hot and cold drinks available, a BBQ all day, WW2 Jeep rides, and beautifully restored cars from the Corvette Car Club.

The museum’s Operational Engine and Aircraft Collection consists of engines ranging from 40 hp up to 1,500 hp and dating from 1930. It includes a fully operational CAC Wirraway aircraft. A selection of the Collection will feature in each run-up display to provide a good cross section of aero engine types … +READ MORE


Larrikin Puppets Show and Workshop

11 April and 13 April

Cooroy Library and Noosa Leisure Centre

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Get ready to giggle at Larrikin Puppets' rollicking puppet show! After the show, join in the workshop where you will learn how to operate muppet-style puppets.
For ages 5+, the event is free but bookings are required. 
11th April is at Cooroy Library, 13 April is at Noosa Leisure Centre ... + READ MORE



Gold Coast - Coast Club

4 - 13 April

Gold Coast Recreation Centre


Looking for an adventure these school holidays?

During the school holidays the Gold Coast Recreation Centre will be running 3 & 6 hour Adventure Activity sessions for children aged 8 and over. Parents and families are welcome to also join in the fun with activities such as surfing, fishing, straight up climbing and a full day adventure of canoeing to the David Fleay Wildlife Park. Places fill fast! Make sure you pre-register for sessions online visit the Queensland Recreation Centres website or Search Coast Club.

There is also a rock climbing for ages 5. The 10 metre high artificial rock climbing wall offers 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, for ages 5 and over. The automatic belay system means that you ... +READ MORE



Aussie World Easter Holiday Fun

30 March to 16 April 

Aussie World

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Use the code KIDSONTHECOAST at the checkout and get an extra 10% off!

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained these school holidays?

With so many thrilling rides and attractions on offer, Aussie World is a must for a fun day out!

There are rides that will get you soaked, make you green and dizzy, there are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters!

Just a short drive from Mooloolaba the park has over 30 rides and attractions including the new crowd favourite The Wasp! Get ready to be flung around at a rapid pace, but grab the joystick because you have ALL the control and shoot yourself off sideways into the air!

For the younger visitors there’s the new Speed Stars ride. Give it a go as a family, or let the little ones rev up the engines, for a fun experience complete with ... +READ MORE


Event Cinemas School Holiday Family Movie Offer

26 March - 17 April

Event cinemas across the region

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Take your family on a holiday to new worlds on the big screen at Event Cinemas this Easter! Save with Cinebuzz tickets FROM just $11* for the biggest family flicks.

Sneak into Mr McGregor’s garden with the rebel rascal himself Peter Rabbit; journey back to prehistoric times with Early Man -from the director of Wallace and Grommit; go into the great ungnome with Sherlock Gnomes; or travel to another planet to discover your inner warrior with Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”. Get your Cinebuzz tickets from just $11* these school holidays at Event Cinemas.

Best of all, Cinebuzz is free to join and comes with a lot of other great member benefits like earning points towards free movies! Join Cinebuzz and book your big screen holiday adventure now at ... +READ MORE


For ALL the school holiday events happening in your region, head to our School Holiday Guide!

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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City
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