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Easter School Holiday Fun

Charntel Cleveland | March 22, 2022

Kids Workshops at HOTA

There’s no need for school holiday boredom on the Gold Coast.

With our natural attractions, local operators and exciting events, there’s a vast array of things to see and do.

We Are Gold Coast have rounded up some of the city’s most enjoyable and affordable activities to try on these Easter school holidays.

Explore Nature

Sitting pretty between 50km of pristine coastline and hinterland rainforests, the Gold Coast is home to an array of natural beauty. Here are a few ideas for exploring our great outdoors:

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

Workshops and Events

NaturallyGC offers a packed Easter school holiday program with workshops from April 2–18. Registrations are essential for some of these free workshops, and locations are given at the time of booking:

Birds of the bush photography walk
Where: Hinterland Regional Park, Mudgeeraba
When: 2 April 2022, 7am to 8.30am

Nature journaling
Where: Nerang
When: 2 April 2022, 10am to 12pm

Create a frog hotel
Where: Botanic Gardens, Benowa
When: 5 April 2022, 10am to 11am

Koala kids
Where: Currumbin
When: 6 April 2022, 9am to 10am

The wild is calling you!
Where: Pratten Park, Broadbeach
When: 7 April 2022, various times

Nature’s art and craft workshop
Where: Ashmore
When: 8 April 2022, 9am to 10am

Creek connections
Where: Nerang
When: 8 April 2022, 9.30am to 10am

Sea Creatures
Where: Burleigh
When: 8 April 2022, 10am to 11am

Reptile scales and tails
Where: Helensvale
When: 9 April 2022, 10am to 11am

Meet local marine life
Where: Labrador Community Centre
When: 13 April 2022, 11am to 12pm

Wildlife encounters
Where: Varsity Lakes
When: 14 April 2022, with sessions from 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.45am to 11.45am

Microplastics Citizen Scientist Marine litter audit
Where: Hollindale Park, Main Beach
When: 14 April 2022, 9am to 11am

Feed their curiosity this school holidays. 

Get active

Ditch the remote and opt for some active pursuits these holidays:

Workshops and Events

The City of Gold Coast’s Active and Healthy program includes a range of free and low-cost Easter school holiday activities, including:

Parkour workshop
Where: Silver Bridle Park, Molendinar
When: 2 April 2022, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: Free

Skateboard workshop
Where: Pizzey Park Skate Park, Miami
When: 2 April 2022, 9am to 10am
Cost: Free

Learn to roller skate
Where: Jacob’s Well Skate Park
When: 3 April 2022, 8am to 9am
Cost: $10

Roller skate cruise
Where: Jacob’s Well Skate Park
When: 3 April 2022, 10am to 11am
Cost: $10

Laughter yoga
Where: Jacob’s Well Skate Park
When: 4 April 2022, 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: Free

TikTok jam
Where: Peachy Park, Ormeau
When: 5 April 2022, 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: Free

Gladiator Games
Where: Faerie Park, Merrimac
When: 6 April 2022, 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: Free

Learn to surf
Where: Currumbin Alley Surf School
When: 8 April 2022, 11.30pm to 1pm
Cost: Free

Multi-sport fitness
Where: Clover Hill State School, Mudgeeraba
When: 6 April 2022, 3.15pm to 4pm
Cost: Free

Kayaking
Where: Colman Road Reserve, Coomera
When: 7 April 2022, 11am to 1pm
Cost: Free

Bubble parkour adventure
Where: Frascott Park, Varsity Lakes
When: 8 April 2022, 9.30am to 11.30pm
Cost: Free

Skateboard workshop
Where: Varsity Youth Precinct, Varsity Lakes
When: 9 April 2022, 9am to 10am
Cost: Free

Yeah girl skate workshop
Where: Nerang Youth Precinct, Nerang
When: 9 April, 11.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: Free

Tie Dye park games
Where: Paradise Point Parklands
When: 9 April 2022, 1p to 4pm
Cost: Event and games are free, tie dying costs $4

Rock climb bubble pop
Where: Abbott Park, Parkwood
When: 10 April 2022, 9am to 12pm
Cost: Free

Colour explosion obstacle course
Where: Botanic Gardens, Benowa
When: 12 April 2022, 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: Free

Retro beach games
Where: Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
When: 13 April 2022, 9am to 10am
Cost: Free

Parkour education workshop
Where: AAPES, Helensvale
When: 14 April 2022, 4pm to 5pm
Cost: $5

Multisport fun
Where: James Overell Park, Southport
When: 18 April 2022, 9.30am to 10.15am
Cost: Free

Jumping Pillow at Broadwater Parklands

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Topgolf in Oxenford

Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are thriving on the Gold Coast and we have numerous art galleries that welcome families. At Home of the Arts (HOTA), you can watch a movie at the cinema or catch a live show in addition to the venue’s kid-friendly art tours.

There’s also oodles of festivals and workshops happening over the Easter school break.

Festivals and Fairs

Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® Brick Exhibition
Where: HOTA
When: From 9 April, 2022
Cost: Adult $19.50, Concession $17.50, Child (3-15yrs) $12.50, HOTA Members $16.00, Family Pass (2 x Adults, 2 x Child (3-15yrs)) $59.00

Rotary Book Fair
Where: Oxenford and Coomera Youth Centre
When: 8, 9 and 10 April 2022 from 9am to 4pm
Cost: Free

Shout Out Fest
Where: Tugun Skatepark
When: 9 April 2022, 2pm to 6pm
Cost: Free

Live and Local at Cavill Lane
Where: Cavill Lane, Surfers Paradise
When: 15, 16 and 17 April 2022, 1pm to 8pm
Cost: Free

Workshops

Design a neighbourhood
Where: HOTA
When: 4, 5 and 6 April 2022, 10am to noon each day
Cost: $30 for the three-day workshop

Creation station
Where: HOTA
When: 4–8 April 2022, 10am to 2pm
Cost: Free

Kids animal pottery
Where: The Craft Parlour
When: April 2 2022, 10am to noon
Cost: $49

I see you like this
Where: HOTA
When: 6 and 7 April 2022, various sessions
Cost: $10 for adult and child

EcoBeats interactive drumming workshop
Where: HOTA
When: 6, 7 and 8 April 2022 with various sessions for different age groups
Cost: $10

Blank Canvas dance workshop
Where: HOTA
When: 6, 7 an 8 April 2022 with various sessions for different age groups
Cost: $20

Eco percussion making
Where: HOTA
When: 6, 7 and 8 April 2022, 10.30am to 11.30am
Cost: Free

Aboriginal art and culture workshop
Where: Tallebudgera
When: 7 April 2022, 10.30am to 11.30am
Cost: Free

Crackle box workshop
Where: HOTA
When: 8 April 2022, 11am to noon
Cost: $30

Huggable sculptures
Where: HOTA
When: 9 April 2022, 10.30am to 11.30am
Cost: $20

Infinity in Surfers Paradise

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in Surfers Paradise

ArtVo at Robina Town Centre

Community Amusement

Many of the Gold Coast’s community centres run their own programs packed with free and low-cost fun activities. Check out your local centre for details.

Fun Family Attractions

Northern Gold Coast

Yatala Drive-In
Feeling nostalgic? Cram the fam in the car and head to Yatala Drive-In, where you can catch the latest movies for just $40 per car load.

Topgolf
Book a Topgolf bay for the family and delight in drinks and snacks as you all take it in turns to smash microchipped golf balls into a range of targets.

Game Over
Game Over offers a multitude of fun activities under the one roof. Choose between go karting, laser tag, indoor rock climbing, flying on the zip coaster or mini golf—or tackle it all!

Gold Coast Wake Park
Whether you’re into skiing, wakeboarding or knee-boarding, or keen to try something new, you will find fun for everyone at Gold Coast Wake Park.

 

Central Gold Coast

Infinity
Take the tribe on a multi-sensory journey through Infinity, where you can explore 20 futuristic maze-like environments.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Embrace the unusual at Ripley’s, where you can marvel your way through 12 galleries and more than 300 exhibits of oddities plus a 7D movie theatre.

Timezone
Equipped with the latest games and classic favourites, Timezone offers something for the whole family with mini bowling, laser tag, bumper cars and glow-in-the-dark mini golf.

Skypoint
Check out the Gold Coast from a fresh perspective at Skypoint Observation Deck, where you can take in the panoramic views of the city skyline from 270 meters above sea level.

ArtVo
For some fun and unusual family photos, check out ArtVo at Robina Town Centre, where you can step into a world of larger-than-life murals and optical illusions.

 

Southern Gold Coast

David Fleay Wildlife Park
Take a walk on the wild side at David Fleay Wildlife Park, where you can traverse a range of rainforest and bushland habitats, and meet the creatures who call this place home.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Keep the creature features coming at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can get up close and personal with an assortment of wildlife and leave with the photos to prove it.

Currumbin Treetop Challenge
Zipline over crocodiles, emus, kangaroos and emus at the Currumbin Treetop Challenge, located within dense rainforest at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Timezone Coolangatta
At Timezone Coolangatta, you can try your hand at more than 200 of the latest and greatest videogames. You can also challenge the fam at laser tag, ten-pin bowling or bumper cars.

Freeman’s Organic Farm
Round up the kids and flock to Freeman’s Organic Farm at Currumbin. The farm grows a variety of seasonal produce and is a thriving tourist destination with a café, market stall and live music on Sundays. The farm also runs tours each Saturday, where children can pick their own vegies for free.

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