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Cairns School Holidays Guide

Winter 2024

Winter School Holiday Guide

School Holidays

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

🐰 Food Trucks

🐰 Live Music

🐰 Stunt jumps by the Easter Bunny!

🐰 Free Face painting

🐰 Discounted $50 Kids Giant Swings

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

Big, bright, bold, and TOTALLY BERSERK! Get ready for a spectacular blend of juggling, comedy, and pure silliness with acclaimed family entertainer Michael Connell, as seen ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

Meraki Equestrian Centre Pony Camp and School Holiday Program. School Holiday Fun! For this June/July holidays! Bookings will go quick so be fast to secure your ...

5707 Kennedy Highway in Mareeba

A Childrens Sand Art and Science Workshop Looking for an exciting and creative activity for your children to do in the school holidays? Bring them along ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN – GO TO THE MOVIES FOR FREE! Simply spend $80 or more at any specialty store to receive one FREE Event Cinemas Smithfield ...

Corner Captain Cook and Kennedy Highways. Smithfield, Qld 4878

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids this school holiday? Join our exclusive small group workshops designed for children aged 5 to 12 years! ...

Flagship Drive, Trinity Beach, Qld

Winter SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2024   Step into a world of imagination and history at Cairns Museum. Embark on a journey as a Mini Museum Explorer, uncovering the ...

93/105 Lake Street, Cairns City

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 $23 14 years & under $20 0 ...

DFO Cairns

Skypark Cairns AJ Hackett is the ultimate adventure destination for families with kids looking for a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Our park is nestled in the ...

Lot 2, McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878

Join us for some Easter fun at the Plaza!  We have 3 hours of free entertainment for kids on April 3, 4, 5 & 6 from 10am-1pm including:

The Easter Bunny – have your photo taken with our special guest against the Easter photo wall
Flip Ripley’s Eggcellent Easter Balloon Show
Jumping Castle (in Centre Court)
Easter Egg Guessing Competition – correct/closest guess wins it all!
Easter crafts and activities
Gather eggs from the hen house to take home
Ride the mini horse carousel and more!

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.

Full Day Programs

For busy parents of kids who are too old or too cool for vacation care, you might find some of these all day programs a great help. 

Let the kids enjoy an active program while being fully supervised – they will never know its a form of vacation care!

Usually offer school holiday programs for ages 5+ Keep the kids busy and having fun this school holidays! Our popular workshops fill quickly so book in ...

Meraki Equestrian Centre Pony Camp and School Holiday Program. School Holiday Fun! For this June/July holidays! Bookings will go quick so be fast to secure your ...

5707 Kennedy Highway in Mareeba

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

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

Usually offer Kids Stay Active HOLIDAY All Day Programs Ages 5-15 Years Old Cairns International Tennis Centre (next to Tobruk Pool on Sheridan St) Wet Weather Facilities Air ...

356 Sheridan Street, Cairns

 4 Day Drama Programs! Ages 5 -12 yrs Throughout our 4-Day Drama Camp Program, students develop the essentials of stage performance through improvisation, role-play and characterisation activities. They ...

169 - 171 Bunda St Cairns City QLD 470

Arts & Craft workshops

Kids will enjoy the large number of school holiday Arts and Craft programs on offer!

Our classes are designed to help children aged 6-12 to explore their creativity and develop their skills. – Holiday Workshops – Our workshops are a great opportunity ...

Satinash Close, Redlynch

 Kids Workshops at Limberlost.   Creative Clay Critters Egg Carton Mobiles Edible Terrariums for kids Usually offer various kids art and craft workshops, a couple of times during the school ...

113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater

Hurry – there’s just a few spaces left in our kid’s school holiday art classes Book online now to secure your spot – 26 June – ...

40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Usually offer school holiday program workshops such as Green Screen Animation and Stop Motion Animation Illustrations Visual Storytelling These programs book out fast!  https://bit.ly/TanksWorkshops

Tanks Art Centre Cairns

The complete School Holiday Schedule is now available! FREE activities for children Family music Self Defence classes LEGO Fun Healthy Habits See flyers for more ...

117 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Looking for something fun to do with your family over the school holidays? Come and try clay play at Jugglepots studio in Stratford  Your child will be ...

1/21 Johnston St , Stratford QLD 4870

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids this school holiday? Join our exclusive small group workshops designed for children aged 5 to 12 years! ...

Flagship Drive, Trinity Beach, Qld

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
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ACTIVE & Sports - SCHOOL holiday Activities

JUNE AND JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY DEALS AT GO BOWLING CAIRNS! Looking for some family fun this winter break? Look no further! GO Bowling Cairns has ...

93-95 Pease Street, Manoora, Cairns 4870

Usually offer Kids Stay Active HOLIDAY All Day Programs Ages 5-15 Years Old Cairns International Tennis Centre (next to Tobruk Pool on Sheridan St) Wet Weather Facilities Air ...

356 Sheridan Street, Cairns

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

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

Classes are ON these School Holidays!⠀ 24th June to 5th July Check out what’s on! Acro & Ninja classes Mondays 4pm to 5:30pm (ages 5 to 14) 6pm to 8pm ...

cnr of kosh and Alfred st Cairns

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are Here.  Join us for Winter in the Sun Swim & Jump Zone ONLY $20 including Lunch Nuggets, Chips & Drink

370 Sheridan Street Cairns, QLD,

Usually offer school holiday programs for ages 5+ Keep the kids busy and having fun this school holidays! Our popular workshops fill quickly so book in ...

The FQ Holiday Clinics are a great opportunity for boys and girls aged 4 to 14 to learn new skills, stay active and have fun ...

Endeavour Park, Manunda 4870

Offer various holiday programs for kids age 2-12. Skill Development Classes and Ninja programs/ BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL https://www.gymsportsfnq.com.au/bookings/holiday-booking/

93-99 Robert Rd, Bentley Park, Qld 486

  Fancy getting your children out of the house these holidays, where they will learn soccer skills, make new friends, participate in competitions and HAVE FUN? ...

84-100 Wistaria St, Holloways Beach

CYCAS Kids Circus classes for ages 6-17. School Holiday Classes Casual entry $25 per class • School Holiday Class Passes available Our trainers are skilled in a wide ...

2c 127 Anderson street, Manunda, Qld 4870

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids this school holiday? Join our exclusive small group workshops designed for children aged 5 to 12 years! ...

Flagship Drive, Trinity Beach, Qld

Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Ages 8 -16 Often offers School Holiday programs and Come and Try days. Teaching SUP skills, technique and more. https://www.whatsupcairns.com.au/  

BUCHANS POINT

School Holiday Camps Wanting your kids to be productive these school holidays? Get your young ones out having fun and socialising with other like minded young ...

Endevour Park Cairns

Shopping Centres

A Childrens Sand Art and Science Workshop Looking for an exciting and creative activity for your children to do in the school holidays? Bring them along ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

Details coming soon….

Cairns Central

Join us for 8 days of fun — each day offers a new adventure with FREE hands-on activities, alternating between DIY Rainbow Slime, Lava Lamp ...

DFO Cairns

Check out the NEW Cairns Koalas and Creatures located in the Pier. Cairns Koalas & Creatures takes you on a journey through Australia’s diverse landscapes. From the ...

The Pier Shopping Centre Cairns

Details to come soon

Raintrees shopping centre cairns

Details coming soon …

Earlville Shopping Town

Big, bright, bold, and TOTALLY BERSERK! Get ready for a spectacular blend of juggling, comedy, and pure silliness with acclaimed family entertainer Michael Connell, as seen ...

106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan, Qld 4686

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN – GO TO THE MOVIES FOR FREE! Simply spend $80 or more at any specialty store to receive one FREE Event Cinemas Smithfield ...

Corner Captain Cook and Kennedy Highways. Smithfield, Qld 4878

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specialised programs

This year we’ve added a number of specialised programs to the guide.  There may be more available but these are the ones we are aware of. Please contact us to be included for free as part of giving back to the community.

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Hurry – there’s just a few spaces left in our kid’s school holiday art classes Book online now to secure your spot – 26 June – ...

40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

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

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids this school holiday? Join our exclusive small group workshops designed for children aged 5 to 12 years! ...

Flagship Drive, Trinity Beach, Qld

 – 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

The complete School Holiday Schedule is now available! FREE activities for children Family music Self Defence classes LEGO Fun Healthy Habits See flyers for more ...

117 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Hurry – there’s just a few spaces left in our kid’s school holiday art classes Book online now to secure your spot – 26 June – ...

40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

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

Our classes are designed to help children aged 6-12 to explore their creativity and develop their skills. – Holiday Workshops – Our workshops are a great opportunity ...

Satinash Close, Redlynch

 Kids Workshops at Limberlost.   Creative Clay Critters Egg Carton Mobiles Edible Terrariums for kids Usually offer various kids art and craft workshops, a couple of times during the school ...

113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater

Looking for something fun to do with your family over the school holidays? Come and try clay play at Jugglepots studio in Stratford  Your child will be ...

1/21 Johnston St , Stratford QLD 4870

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids this school holiday? Join our exclusive small group workshops designed for children aged 5 to 12 years! ...

Flagship Drive, Trinity Beach, Qld

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Usually offer school holiday program workshops such as Green Screen Animation and Stop Motion Animation Illustrations Visual Storytelling These programs book out fast!  https://bit.ly/TanksWorkshops

Tanks Art Centre Cairns

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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