Cairns school

A guide to what’s on these school holidays for kids and families in and around Cairns.

Christmas Holidays -2020/21.  Including all day supervised programs.

Lots of fun and educational programs are on offer for school kids.  Bookings are essential for most activities.

Disclaimer: This information is taken from publications on social media and business websites.  It is a guide only and you will need to contact individual companies to confirm availability and pricing.  Thank you

Cairns Art Gallery

Kids Art Classes 

Various are classes with fun and educational art activities on offer.
Visit the website for more information.
Bookings are essential and classes book out fast.

Cairns Museum

The Cairns Museum has something every day for children right through the summer holidays. 

Whether it is tinkering with transport, getting messy with slime or getting crafty for Christmas, we plan to keep kids busy with a fun daily program developed by our education team. 

Book early for our workshops or drop in for awesome self-guided activities, all in air-conditioned comfort!

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Looking for something fun to do this school holidays?
Be a WILDLIFE KEEPER for the day!
Our Wildlife Junior Keepers program allows kids to experience a day in the life of a wildlife keeper.
Open to 8 to 14 years old, Junior Keepers incorporates animal feeding, presentation, interaction and projects to assist our keepers in their day to day schedules.

Southside Cairns Gymnastics Club


Our Ninja Gymnastics and Free G (parkour) School Holiday Program is now open for bookings 😍
📆 4th – 22nd January 2021
😇 KindaNinja for 2-5 years
🤩 NinjaGym for Prep to Grade 6
😎 Free G for 8-15 years
🙃 All programs available for girls and boys
🤗 BOOK NOW limited spots available 👇

Cairns international Tennis Centre

’Kids STAY ACTIVE Holiday Programme’ 🎾🏀⚽️🏓🏏
⏰ 8am – 5pm (from only $40 per day)
👍Ages 5-15 Yrs Old
🗺 Tennis Centre @ 356 Sheridan St (Next to Tobruk Pool)
☔️ Wet Weather Facilities
☀️ Air Conditioned Rooms
🤝Fully Insured & 1st Aid Trained
😎Full & Half Day Options
🗓Wk 1: Mon 14th – Fri 18th Dec
🗓Wk 2: Mon 4th – Fri 8th Jan
🗓Wk 3: Mon 11th – Fri 15th Jan
🗓Wk 4: Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Jan
✏️ Spaces are VERY limited so to enquire or book, please contact ‘Head Coach’, Wayne Fielder on:
☎️: 0421 200160

Cairns wake park

Kids Club is back on for school holidays✌️
🔹Monday, Wednesday, Fridays
🔹8:30 – 10am
📌 Dates for December: 14th , 16th, 18th
Dates for January: 4th, 6th , 8th , 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd & 25th
‼️Bookings are essential as limited spaces – ☎️ phone us on 4038 1304, 📱message us on our socials or 💻 book online
* suitable for ages 6 – 12yrs
* kneeboarding and wakeboarding
* equipment inclusive
* slow speed
* buggy pick ups
* experienced coaches
* perfect way to introduce the younger ones to a fun filled watersport 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♀️
Don’t miss out – it’s just too much fun 😜


School Holidays Wake Squad 🌟
Wakeboarding progression sessions
🔹Off water activities
🔹Days are jam packed full of fun for the SUMMER HOLIDAYS ☀️
14th – 16th Dec
5th – 7th Jan
12th – 14th Jan
19th – 21st Jan
• Fully supervised
• 9am – 4pm
• Lunch included plus icy pole 
• Wakeboarding instructional lessons
• Goal setting
• Progression charts
• Extra activities during rest time – basket ball, table tennis, swimming, wakeboarding films, games
• Certificate of participation
• Optional inclusions – Aqua Park, Barra Fishing
🔹Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW ☎️ 40381304 or 💻 [email protected]

The Brain Space

School Holiday Program: Dec and Jan
🔹Full and Half days available.
Full DAY: 9am to 4pm with options for early arrival or late pick up for working parents
Half Day 9am -12pm or 1pm -4pm
Activities include producing a musical, (The Grinch, Trolls and Aladdin), games, crafts and swimming lessons.
Check out the website for all of the details.

Mt Sheradin Plaza

Get the kids inspired and find their creative side at Mount Sheridan Plaza.

Cairns Art Gallery will be at the Plaza for school holidays from January 18 – 22 with different activities daily.

Monday 18 January:  Collage: snip, rip, cut and create.

Tuesday 19 January: Sculpture Wonder. 

Wednesday 20 January: Portrait Drawing. 

Thursday 21 January: Upcycle. 

Friday 22 January: Australia Day Paper Plate Crafts. 

This will be an open event for children to walk in and out of, we ask that parents let their children attend the art area for no more than an hour at a time to let other children have the opportunity to create.

Mt Sheradin Plaza

Have the Slime of your life at Mount Sheridan Plaza with this great kids show from Paramour Theatre!

During each show, contestants will be drawn from the audience and invited to compete in a range of wacky and wild mini-games that involve trivia, a dress-up race, bean bag toss and more.

How quickly can you pull on a pair of undies over your clothes? Are you a good throw with a beanbag? We hope so because the winning team will take home a prize pack, but the losing team gets slimed.

We’ll have two shows daily in Centre court. Run time:  40 minutes. Starting at 10am and 12pm!

Spots are limited so Bookings are essential!

KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm

Attention Parents of Horse Enthusiasts🐎
We are running a 6 week workshop for our equine lovers during December/January school holidays! 🙂
For kids 7yrs – 13yrs
In the 6 weeks they will be shown everything from how to groom and feed to trotting in the arena.
There will be 6 kids per class and are 1 hour long. Dates are from Saturday 5th December – 24th January every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except for the first week)
The cost is $450 for the 6 sessions.
Message us or email [email protected] for more information or to secure a spot 🤠

Jeananne's pottery classes

Loads of fun planned. Drink and snack provided.
2pm till 4pm.
Ages 5 to 15
Price $25.00 per child.
Monday 14 th DECEMBER till 24th
JANUARY 4th till Friday 22nd
Be fast and book in.
It’s been very popular children love it. So do I
Some amazing talent out there.
Be Quick. PLEASE TXT 0405566879

Babinda Kayaking

We will be running half day self kayaking and SUP tours down the picturesque Babinda Creek with prices starting from $50. Due to COVID procedures, we will be running scattered times throughout the day, so bookings are essential! Give us a call on 0438 405 661 or send us a message to lock in a time. And YES, we are PET FRIENDLY so don’t forget the dog 🙂


JGFA December Holiday Clinics🎄⚽️
Enrol now at
Week 1 – Tuesday 15th-Thursday 17th December
Week 2 – Tuesday 22nd- Thursday 24th December
Hope to see you all there 🎅⚽️

Tobruk Memorial Pool
Learn to Surf

🏄‍♀️ 10am – 12pm Monday to Friday during the QLD School Holidays (21st September- 2nd Oct)
🏄 Surf Coach and All Equipment Provided. Only $10 a session, min 1 week booking.
🏄‍♀️ Learn to surf in a fun and safe environment. Spaces are limited, BOOK NOW by calling Tobruk Memorial Pool 4051 2604
Parental consent required. Participants to be 110cm in height

JuNIOR Marine Biologist

Get the kids out and about these school holidays with our popular Junior Marine Biologist program!
Spend the morning with our resident Marine Biologist and learn about our beautiful oceans and marine life through a series of fun ‘hands on’ activities.
🔹 Beachcombing
🔹 Fish feeding
🔹 Water quality testing
🔹 Learning about the anatomy of marine animals and more!
🔸 Held every Sunday from 9am to 12pm
🔸 Minimum age 5+ years
🔸 Includes a packed lunch to takeaway and certificate!
🔸 $45.00 per child  👉🏽 BOOK online now at
Or email [email protected]

Divers Den - Scuba Kids

Underwater Adventures for 8 years and over

Trying scuba diving for the first time is safe and fun with our exciting PADI endorsed program just for kids!

In this half-day program, children will learn the basics of scuba diving and try it for themselves. After a quick training session on land, they’ll be fitted with kid-size scuba equipment, hop into our heated dive pool and try breathing underwater for the first time. No previous experience required! Using the PADI ‘Bubblemaker’ program, Divers Den Scuba Kids is suitable for any kid who’s aged 8-11 years and comfortable in the water.

Bookings essential

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the best place in Australia to see crocodiles up close in a safe & natural environment. Cruise our lagoon and enjoy jumping crocs plus watch our exciting and informative shows, including the famous Croc Attack show!

If you’ve not visited Hartley’s in a while, be sure to make time these School Holidays, you’ll be surprised at how much we have grown and upgraded, with many recently opened and refurbished attractions including our walk-through ‘Bird of Prey Aviary’ in our Cassowary Walk area. It is a wonderful opportunity for photographers as there are so many bird species including Kookaburras, Owls, Ibis, Curlews just to name a few. Once again folks, Hartley’s is famous for crocodiles, but there is much more to see and do, in a tranquil natural World Heritage setting.

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