June / July School Holidays Guide


27th June to 10th July 2021

Cairns School Holiday Guide

Kids About Cairns brings you The BEST school holiday programs and activities in Cairns and surrounds, for kids and teenagers.  

From all day programs, ideal for working parents, to fun activities for all of the family, we are sure you will find something here to keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

School holiday Guide thanks to Bad Fishy Jet boating

Local rates available. Use promo code LOCAL when booking online to get 20% off adult and child tickets or 10% off family tickets

Featured School Holiday Programs and Activities

Awesome 35min jet boat adventure on the stunning Trinity Inlet in Cairns

Locally owned and operated

Daily departures during school holidays and weekends

Local rates available.  Use promo code LOCAL when booking online to get 20% off adult and child tickets or 10% off family tickets

Perfect for self-drive fishing or sightseeing on the Cairns Trinity Inlet

No licence required

BBQ pontoon boats offer a fun family day out

Locally owned and operated

Local rates available on half and full day tinny or pontoon boat hire. Use the promo code LOCAL when booking online to get 20% off half day or full day options

Holiday Activities

Meet the Easter Bunny 28 March

The Easter Bunny is on his way; to try and brighten up your day. With a basket full of chocolate treats; he brings a smile to all he meets!

Easter Egg Hunt

Eggs-tra special Easter Hunt! March 28th Looking for something fun to do this Easter?   Guess the clues, follow the trail map and journey through the centre to find the hidden eggs.

Easter Craft Workshops 6-9 April

Get Creative this Easter!  Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? From 6th April, entertain the little ones with our FREE immersive Craft Workshops.

Zoo to You 12-16 April

An up-close Wildlife Experience Educate and engage the kids these school holidays with live Reptile shows at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

School Holiday Programs and activities

School holiday ideas in Cairns

All Day or half day programs - Ideal for working parents

The Brain Space

School holiday program 5-9th July.
Full or half days

Education, drama, dance and a musical production

The Young Company Theatre

Full Day Drama Programs

Get ready for non-stop adventures these school holidays with TYC’s Wondrous Winter Drama Programs (5yrs-12yrs). Participate in our 4-day programs and prepare for electrifying dramatic escapades!

Cairns International Tennis Centre.
Kids Stay Active Holiday Program

5th – 9th July

Ages 5 -15

Full or Half Day


Cairns Wake Park

Wakeboarding progression sessions
9am to 4pm
Off water activities
Jam packed FULL DAYS of wakeboarding and fun 
📌Week 1
– 29th, 30th June & 1st July
📌Week 2
– 6th, 7th & 8th July
• Fully supervised

Scuba kids

Divers Den

Half Day 3hr
Scuba Kids Program
Wed 9am to 12pm
Sundays 1pm to 4pm

  • Try scuba diving in the shallow end of our pool, supervised by our professional PADI instructors
  • Snorkel, swim and try our underwater scooters
Cairns hockey School holidays

Cairns Hockey
School Holiday Camp

Tue 29th to Thur 1st

8.30am to 2.30pm

For all players of all abilities from 7 to 14 years

kick Accademy

Kick Academy FNQ

Mon and Wed
8.30 to 2pm

School Holiday Clinics boys and girls ages 6 and over. packed full of fun games, skills & personal development!

Golf clinic

Cairns Golf Club

  • June School Holiday Program Monday 28th &Tuesday 29th June.
    Two days of coaching with our PGA professionals.
    Open to kids 5+ and for all abilities.
    During the two days we will cover chipping, putting, full swing and on course play.
JGFA Holiday Clinics

Jamie Gosling Football Academy
Holiday Clinics @ Holloways Beach
Half Days 9am – 12pm Tue, Wed, Thur
Ages 5 -15

Football skills and techniques, as well as team games, competitions, World Cups, joke competitions, penalty shoot outs and much more.  ⚽️❤️

Education or Craft Type Activities

Cairns museum holiday program

Cairns Museum
School Holiday Program. Bookings Essential.

Print your own masterpiece, design a screen print to take home with you, enter our coloring in competition or join the Kids Audio Tour.

Come Pour With Me
School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Classes for Kids.

Unleash your child’s creative side with this fun, exciting and rewarding art form, where every child creates amazing art. 

Cairns Libaries
School Holiday Programs
Special FX Zombile Markup Workshop
S.T.E.A.M Explorer Stations
Lego Superhero
plus more

Limberlost School holiday Activities

Limberlost Nursery in Freshwater
School Holiday Workshops

Ages 3-6 & 7-12

Mystical Lanterns 

Mini Beasts

Parents are welcome to browse the Garden Centre while their child attends the workshop.

Cairns Art Gallery
School Holiday Events

Most sessions around two hours.  Bookings Essential.
Various Art Activities, Stencils, Collage, Ceramics, Graffiti, Spray Paint, Textiles, Water Colors plus heaps more

Cairns Libaries
School Holiday Program

Active or Adventure Type Activities

Cairns Wake & Aqua Park
Kids Club – wake and knee boarding with reduced cable speed.

Aqua park – inflatable slides and obstacle course

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome
Keepers in Training
 Holiday Program

One hour sessions

Ages 3-7 years
and 8-13 years

South Cairns Gymnastics Club

Kindergym for 2-7 years
🤸🏻‍♂️ Skill Development for Prep to Grade 6
🤩 Trick & Tumble for 8-15 years
🙃 KindaNinja for 2-5 years
😎 NinjaGym for Prep to Grade 6

Hornhire & Repairs

Woodwind instrument hire and repairs.
Now taking bookings for instrument repairs over the July school holidays.

Go Bowling Cairns
Ten Pin Bowling

Holiday specials

Cairns skating

Cairns Skating Centre
Roller & Inline Skating
Holiday Sessions

10am to 12pm
(Excluding Sun)

2pm to 4pm

7pm to 10pm Fri & Sat

Cairns Ice Skating Rink
Ice Skating & Tobogganing

School Holiday Sessions

9.30am to 11am
11.30am to 1pm
1.30pm to 3pm
3.30pm to 5pm

New Session
Firday Nights
7pm to 9pm

Kids Circus Cairns

CYCAS Circus

Kids Circus Holiday Classes
Wide range of circus activities, unicycle, walk the tightrope, hula hooping, lyra, aerial silks, poi, juggling, stilts – anything we have in the studio, you can learn to use!

South Cairns Gymnastics Club

Kindergym for 2-7 years
🤸🏻‍♂️ Skill Development for Prep to Grade 6
🤩 Trick & Tumble for 8-15 years
🙃 KindaNinja for 2-5 years
😎 NinjaGym for Prep to Grade 6

Shopping Centres - What's on

DFO Cairns
Face painting
First two Sat & Sun 
11am – 2pm

Under the Sea
Craft workshops
Mon 28th –  Fri 2nd
11am to 2pm

Pirate Themed 
Kids Cooking Classes
Mon 5 – Fri 9th
11am to 2pm

Stocklands School holidays

Stocklands Earlville
Little Foodie Workshops

Tue 6th July – Sat 10th July

10am to 11am 
Bookings Essential

Kids can decorate donuts, customise cookies, fill a fruit cup, or create some sushi

Mt Sheradin Plazza
School holiday activities

Sand Art 
Mon 28th June to Fri 2nd July

The Great Lego Building Challenge
Mon 5th – Fri 9th July
Finals Sat 10th July

Mt Sheardin School holidays

One OFF OR Special Events

Pirate tour Innisfail

Innisfail Pirate Tours

🏴‍☠️ Ahoy, me hearties! It’s a Kids Pirate Tour 🏴‍☠️

All hands hoay! 🐊 We will also have some fun activities and craft activities on board, to keep the kids entertained throughout the tour.

Sat 26th June and Sat 3rd July, 2021

Malanda show

Malanda Show

🌟25-27th of June 2021🌟

Jam packed full of fun and merriment, including the animal competitions and displays, pavilion full of culinary treats and craft and, of course, side show alley and Fireworks.

Lennon Bro Circus
Cairns Jockey Club From Thursday 24th June – Sunday 18th July.

Action packed fun and entertaining Day/Night shows.

Disclaimer: The above information comes from the individual businesses website or Facebook pages. Sometimes businesses makes changes to times and events.

For other everyday ideas on things to do with kids in Cairns during the school holidays be sure to check out our Indoor Activities for Kids Guide as well as our free Things to Do page

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