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Cairns School Holidays Guide

September 17th to 3rd October

September 2022: School Holiday Guide

The School holidays in QLD begins with kids finishing school on Friday the 16th September and ends with kids going back on Tuesday the 4th October

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.

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Featured School Holiday Programs and Activities

Packed full of ideas, programs, activities and events happening over the school holidays in Cairns and FNQ

What’s Up In Space? Enjoy Night Sky Secrets in an amazing 3D observation dome to examine some of nature’s most puzzling phenomenon’s between the sky and ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

Spring School Holiday Program – Diamond-inspired artworks, craft your own museum, kids self guided tour and museum activity trails. Discover something new at the Cairns Museum! Located ...

93/105 Lake Street, Cairns City

Free Family Fun Festival coming to the Plaza! Looking for something awesome to do with the kids these September School Holidays in Cairns? Get set for some ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

Beat the boredom at the Historic Village Herberton these holidays. Open every day, there is lots to keep the big and little kids entertained.  – SCHOOL ...

6 Broadway Street, Herberton Queensland 4887

ADRIANA's Painting Parties

𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣?
 
Painting pARTy is perfect for your kids! They will enjoy painting and learn to have fun without using any gadgets. They just might find a hidden hobby or extraordinary talent at a very early age. You never know, we just might find the next little Picasso!
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School Holiday Programs and activities -

School holiday ideas in Cairns for kids, teens and families.

Including All Day and Half Day Programs – Ideal for working parents!

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

Creative, ART & CRAFT SCHOOL holiday Activities

Various kids workshops on these school holidays for ages 5-14. Mixed media dioramas, still life, artist book creation, illuminated forests, painting skills All details on the ...

40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

It’s Alive! Story Animation! These school holidays, get the kids involved in creating their very own stop-motion animation! By using a storyboard, design digital backgrounds, and ...

Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Spring School Holiday Program – Diamond-inspired artworks, craft your own museum, kids self guided tour and museum activity trails. Discover something new at the Cairns Museum! Located ...

93/105 Lake Street, Cairns City

Are you looking for FREE school holiday events? Cairns Libraries have got you sorted! Check out our awesome program packed full of fun events to keep ...

151 Abbott Street, Cairns, 4870

School Holidays Kids Acrylic Pouring Classes! For ages 6 -16 years. The wonderful art of Acrylic Pouring is a fantastic activity for children plus they make absolutely ...

1009 Redlynch Intake Rd, Redlynch

𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗽𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀? I𝗳 𝘀𝗼 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘆𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄! Welcome to Painting Party! Tue 20th Sept 6pm. It’s the School Holidays and ...

School Holidays are almost here! Don’t miss out on our fantastic kids activities. Driftwood Mobiles for Kids Wednesday 21st September Enchanted Gardens Thursday 22nd September For more information visit: https://limberlost.com.au/events/ Join us ...

113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater

Our September School Holiday Program is finally here: Artisan Bay offers daily activities for children aged four years and over. We take care of everything ...

Art & Craft Plus Free Family Fun Day Hambledon House Community Centre will be holding school holiday activities for children of all ages. Come along on Wednesday ...

177 Bruce Highway Edmonton Qld 4869

Build Your Own Creation Jar Bring the kids in for an hour of sugar and creativity as they let their imaginations run wild and build their ...

8/6 Herberton Road, Atherton QLD 4883

ACTIVE & Sports - SCHOOL holiday Activities

Stand Up Paddle boarding! Come and Try Days ! $10 Kids Holiday Program for our future Gromit’s on the water  Paddling is now a recognised Career path a ...

BUCHANS POINT

MTB skill clinics, School holiday, weekend and weekly programs and tours for kids 6 + Book for the School Holidays Program Off Camber Mountain Biking is ...

Keep the kids busy and having fun this September school holidays! Our popular workshops fill quickly so book in now to guarantee your child’s place. ...

CYCAS Kids Circus classes for ages 6-17. School Holiday Classes Our trainers are skilled in a wide range of circus activities, so our students can choose to ...

74 Telford Street, Earlville, Qld

Football Queensland Academy Holiday Clinics will be delivered around the state this spring and is a great opportunity for boys and girls aged 9 to ...

Endeavour Park, Manunda 4870

Looking for extra activities over the school holidays to keep the children entertained? Nikayla is running Motor Moves over the school holidays; a program focusing on: – ...

5/ 135-141 Martyn street Cairns, QLD

Kids Stay Active SEPT HOLIDAY Programme’ BOOK Now!! 8am-5pm (drop off from 7.30am) Ages 5-15 Years Old Cairns International Tennis Centre (next to Tobruk Pool on ...

356 Sheridan Street, Cairns

SCHOOL HOLIDAY MUAY THAI CAMP For ages 5-12 8am – 4pm daily with early drop off/late pick up available Book in for just one ...

39 Cannon street, Manunda

School Holiday Specials! Kids Happy Hour & Great Family Deals! Open 7 Days a Week 20 Bumper Lanes Fully Automatic Scoring Go Bowling Cafe & Bar Amusement Machines The Best Deals are ...

93-95 Pease Street, Manoora, Cairns 4870

Cairns Basketball is offering four camps over the upcoming school holidays: 1. Basketball Camp – 19/09/22 2. Rep Camp – 20/09/22 3. Game Day Camp – 26/09/22 4. Elite ...

GIRLS  only program on Wednesday September 21 & 28 from 9am to 1pm. The session on September 28 will include a Colour Blast where participants design ...

Mulgrave Cricket Walker Road Edmonton

𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗦𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗢𝗡! 𝗦𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗦: Running 7 days 9:30am to 11:00am 11:30am to 1:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 3:30pm to 5:00pm 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗦: 15 years & over $20 14 years & under $16 Parent ...

DFO Cairns

JGFA Holiday Clinics Looking for a fun & engaging soccer holiday camp for your kids in the school holidays?? Our sessions combine the perfect amount ...

84-100 Wistaria St, Holloways Beach

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What’s Up In Space? Enjoy Night Sky Secrets in an amazing 3D observation dome to examine some of nature’s most puzzling phenomenon’s between the sky and ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

KAPOW! Calling all Superheroes this School Holiday! Join us at The Pier, from Monday, 26 September to Friday, 30 September, 10:00AM to 1:00PM for epic holiday ...

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns

Watch in amazement these school holidays as children gravitate mid-air, hankies dance and objects fly through the air only to miraculously disappear! This FREE in-centre performance ...

274 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt, Cairns

Cereal-lously Fun and Free School Holiday Activities ​These School Holidays we’re getting creative with one of our favourite breakfast meals, cereal! Kids will get to mix ...

Corner Captain Cook and Kennedy Highways. Smithfield, Qld 4878

Free Family Fun Festival coming to the Plaza! Looking for something awesome to do with the kids these September School Holidays in Cairns? Get set for some ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

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Meraki Equestrian Centre BOOKINGS FOR NEXT SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM ARE OPEN NOW!! This school holiday we will have the option to stay over night !!!! ...

5707 Kennedy Highway in Mareeba

WHITE WIZARD MAGIC SHOW with DANCE 2XS Performance Tuesday 5th July, 2022 5.00pm-6.30pm Join the White Wizard as he weaves his magic in a side-splittingly funny show! ...

344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt Cairns

Art Shack Holiday Workshops Flights of Fantasy Monday July 4 – Wednesday July 6 Mornings: 10-12 all ages Afternoons: 2:30-4:30 Ages 10+ Monday AM & PM: Unicorn Heads Decorate a papier ...

Enjoy a ride on The Reef Eye Ferris Wheel! Opening in time for the school holidays.  At 35 metres high, it is an awe inspiring ...

Cairns Esplanade

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 ...

169 - 171 Bunda St Cairns City QLD 470

This school holidays step into savings with our Family Saver Sessions! Bring the whole family and SAVE at the movies! Book a family session NOW! – https://bit.ly/WinterSchoolHolidaysEventCinemas

July 2nd We are so excited to bring this special family film to Starry Night Cinema – Paddington 2 is one of the best feel-good movies ...

Cairns Botanic Gardens

School Holiday Specials! Whether it’s a birthday party, a company social or just a desire to go have some fun, Go Bowling Cairns is the place to ...

93-95 Pease Street, Manoora, Cairns 4870

Tea Party and Quest! Book a tea party these school holidays. Tea times are 10am noon or 2pm Thursday to Monday. The tea party includes the quest Original ...

Shop 11, The Original Kuranda Markets

June / July School Holiday Bookings NOW OPEN!! We have a variety of programs available to suit children from 2-15 years. GYMNASTICS PROGRAMS: Kindergym for 2-5 years ...

93-99 Robert Rd, Bentley Park, Qld 486

 – Large Indoor Ice Skating Rink – 𝗜𝗖𝗘 𝗦𝗞𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚– 𝗧𝗢𝗕𝗢𝗚𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 – 𝗕𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗛𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦– Open 7 days a week during school holidays with extended sessions 5 days outside of ...

DFO Cairns

Looking for affordable school holiday activities? Treat the kids to an experience they’ll never forget on Skypark’s newest adventure, Walk the Plank. Experience the exhilaration of ...

Lot 2, McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878

The three-day show, will this year take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June which is the first weekend of the school holidays ...

Malanda

Welcome to the Circus! LENNON BROS. CIRCUS is one of Australia’s oldest running Circuses, which boasts an array of spectacular performances from all over the world. Featured ...

Cairns Jockey Club, Woree

ALL DAY PROGRAM Full of fun, your child will have the best time singing, dancing, acting and swimming all week! School Holiday Programs with The Brain Space, ...

70 Russell Street, Edgehill, Qld 4870

KIDS PLAY FREE THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Things are warming up these school holidays with our $40 family School Holidays offer, with kids playing free Book ...

DFO Cairns

Open to 8 to 14 year olds, Junior Keepers incorporates animal feeding, presentation, interaction and projects to assist our keepers in their day to day ...

Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas

ALL DAY PROGRAM – Wakeboard Progression Classes or KIDS CLUB 1.5hours for ages 7 -12 years. Aqua Park – water Park and Barra Park also open Kids ...

Cairns Wake Park Lot 5 Captain Cook Hwy Smithfield, 4878, QLD

Various kids workshops on these school holidays for ages 5-14. Mixed media dioramas, still life, artist book creation, illuminated forests, painting skills All details on the ...

40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

LETS GO BUGGIN! Now offering a special tours during the School Holidays.  The tours have been packaged especially for parents and children to come and see ...

Cairns Botanic Gardens

STEP INTO THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS  FREE Xtreme Hip Hop Step Classes at Centre Stage from Monday 4 July – Saturday 11 July at 11.00am and 12.15pm. Already ...

Earlville Shopping Town

School Holidays are HERE Here’s a DEAL for KIDS and PARENTS ONLY $25 for Unlimited Giant Inflatable, Jump Zone, Swim & Splash PLUS LUNCH – Nuggets ...

We are open during the school holidays •Sunday 3pm-4pm & 4pm-5pm (Kpop) •Tuesday7:10pm-8:10pm (Hiphop) •Wednesday 9am-10am (Hiphop) $15/per class or $120/10 classes. 99McLeod street 0478659555 (Kim)

99 McLeod Street, Cairns

Looking for unique Cairns children’s activities? The Pamagirri Mini Mob has you covered. Learn the secrets of didgeridoo playing with your own Pamagirri Guide. Practice on ...

1030 Kennedy Hwy, Kuranda QLD

Build Your Own Creation Jar Bring the kids in for an hour of sugar and creativity as they let their imaginations run wild and build their ...

8/6 Herberton Road, Atherton QLD 4883

School Holidays are almost here! Don’t miss out on our fantastic kids activities. Driftwood Mobiles for Kids Wednesday 21st September Enchanted Gardens Thursday 22nd September For more information visit: https://limberlost.com.au/events/ Join us ...

113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater

Our September School Holiday Program is finally here: Artisan Bay offers daily activities for children aged four years and over. We take care of everything ...

It’s Alive! Story Animation! These school holidays, get the kids involved in creating their very own stop-motion animation! By using a storyboard, design digital backgrounds, and ...

Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Are you looking for FREE school holiday events? Cairns Libraries have got you sorted! Check out our awesome program packed full of fun events to keep ...

151 Abbott Street, Cairns, 4870

Various kids workshops on these school holidays for ages 5-14. Mixed media dioramas, still life, artist book creation, illuminated forests, painting skills All details on the ...

40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

Spring School Holiday Program – Diamond-inspired artworks, craft your own museum, kids self guided tour and museum activity trails. Discover something new at the Cairns Museum! Located ...

93/105 Lake Street, Cairns City

School Holidays Kids Acrylic Pouring Classes! For ages 6 -16 years. The wonderful art of Acrylic Pouring is a fantastic activity for children plus they make absolutely ...

1009 Redlynch Intake Rd, Redlynch

𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗽𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀? I𝗳 𝘀𝗼 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘆𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄! Welcome to Painting Party! Tue 20th Sept 6pm. It’s the School Holidays and ...

Art & Craft Plus Free Family Fun Day Hambledon House Community Centre will be holding school holiday activities for children of all ages. Come along on Wednesday ...

177 Bruce Highway Edmonton Qld 4869
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Kick Academy FNQ
AFL

Wk 1: Mon – Wed
Wk 2: Wed – Fri
8.30 to 2.30pm

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.

Limberlost Nursery in Freshwater
School Holiday Workshops

Information coming soon..

Guinea Pigs!
Available for a cuddle every Saturday and Sunday between 9-10am and 3-4pm

Learning Tree Tuition
School Holiday Programs
Trinity Brach

Over the 2021/2022 Christmas Holiday Period we have a variety of programs to offer! 

– Math & English Tutoring

– Kids Art & Craft Workshops

– PREPare for Prep sessions

Come Pour With Me
School Holiday Program
For those of you wanting your children to engage their creative minds, have fun and produce stunning artwork. These classes will be on in December and January. The cost is $55 per child.  See the booking link below for details and booking options

Active or Adventure Type Activities

Sports & Physical activites

Keep the kids moving these school holidays!

Cairns Wake Park

Kids Club 
Mon | Wed | Fri | Sat
8:30 – 10am
Suitable for ages 6 – 12yrs
Knee boarding and wakeboarding coaching
Equipment inclusive
Slow speed
Buggy pick ups
‼️Bookings are essential
Scuba kids

Divers Den

Half Day 3hr
Scuba Kids Program
Sun afternoons & Tuesday mornings

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

Little Lifesavers

Cairns and Port Douglas

Little Lifesavers, is a great introduction to surf lifesaving for children aged 5 to 11.

kids Yoga

Get your kids prepared for the new school year with
yoga postures, mindfulness, breathing and relaxation
Thursday 6th, 13th & 20th January
Ages 5 – 11 @ 12.00pm &
12 – 17 @ 1.30pm
(60 mins duration

Early bird special $70 before 15th Dec thereafter $90

Sugarworld

Bring on the FUN!
Join us for a 💦splashing💦 good time these school holidays with holiday fun for the whole family!
Adventure awaits you
 
Sunday 12th December with our Optus truck movie event!
Super Slides 🌊 Mini Golf ⛳ Splash Town 💦 Licensed cafe 🍻 Outdoor Cinema 🙌

Half Moon Bay Golf Course
 Yorkeys Knob

Monday 20th Dec

FREE come and try holiday clinic

For boys and girls 6-14
Plus Girls only holiday clinic

 All equipment is supplied 

For more information contact Graham Bolton on 0435533724 or gbolton@pgamember.org.au

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