Free School Holiday Fun On The Gold Coast

Free School Holiday Fun On The Gold Coast

28 Sep 2021

Keeping the kids entertained is going to be a breeze during school holidays. Just bring them down to Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach for some family-friendly activities. Check out the fun stuff happening for free! Join in a scavenger hunt with a difference around Surfers Paradise (or should that be Smurfers Paradise?) or come and get crafty and creative in Broadbeach. Grab the gang and come and play!


This school holidays The Smurfs are taking over Surfers Paradise! Begin your search at the Smurf Village (in the centre of Cavill Mall) to collect your scavenger hunt card and some very blue clues. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find 10 Smurfs around Surfers Paradise. Once you’ve located them all, head back to the Smurf Village and claim your reward – an awesome Smurfy prize bag! 

There’s a ton more fun to be had though, including daily meet and greets with the Smurfs themselves plus lots of prizes. You can also score discounts at The Hard Rock Café, Lotus Thai Café, Max Brenner and San Churro for a post-hunt treat or meal. Just make sure you mention the Smurfers Paradise promo when you order. 

Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre in Surfers Paradise has a special school holidays promotion running until October 18th where kids eat free! Children 12 years old and under can get a free meal when you purchase a full priced main meal. Yum! Enjoy a free feed at Baritalia, Betty’s Burgers, PappaRich Malaysian, The Local Tavern, The Green & Fresh Cafe or Seventea Two.

Catch the G:Link to Cavill Avenue station, or burn off some of that endless energy kids are blessed with by walking, riding or skating to the Smurf Village. Get more info here.

Where: Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise
When: 10am-5pm, Saturday,September 25th – Sunday October 3rd

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Broadbeach is where it’s at for little creatives this school holidays. For kids who love craft, cooking, colouring in and going on a scavenger hunt, there are heaps of activities to keep kids happy, both in The Oasis shopping centre and in Broadbeach Mall. At The Oasis, you can make your own dessert dumpling with Harajuku Gyoza or decorate a cute cupcake at Madison’s Café & Patisserie. There’s also the amazing Level Up Arcade at Oasis for hours of gaming fun. Be sure to keep an eye out for some roving Aussie Bushrangers who’ll be trying to keep their croc under control!

City of Gold Coast are presenting a whole schedule of cool craft activities from 11am-2pm daily at the stage in Broadbeach Mall. Get more info here.

  • Monday September 27th & Friday October 1st: Decorate a birdhouse for your garden
  • Tuesday September 28th & Saturday October  2nd: Make a beach themed sand art creation
  • Wednesday September 29th & October Sunday 3rd: Create an ocean themed foil art picture
  • Thursday 30th: Decorate your very own wind chime for the backyard.

Where: The Oasis, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
When: September 27th – Sunday October 3rd


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