Fun Things to do these Spring School Holidays!

Looking for some fun kids school holiday activities this Spring? Read out top tips on things to do locally and fun events happening at Sunshine Plaza.

  • 1 Sep 2023
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Scratching your head for school holiday activities? We’ve got you covered with some fun ideas that will get the kids out of the house without costing a fortune. Plus, we share all the feel-good activities and events happening at Sunshine Plaza this Spring. Let’s take a look!

Go for a hike

Swap screens for vibrant greens with a day outdoors. Walking in nature is bound to boost the feel-good vibes (and tucker those little legs out). Better still, it’s free! Check out your local hiking areas, such as Mount Coolum Nation Park or Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, for some kid-friendly tracks.

Hiking essentials: Fit your kids out with thick socks, comfy shoes, a long-sleeved top, a hat, sunscreen, water bottles and mozzie-repellent. 

  • Pick up your sunscreen and mosquito repellent at Priceline.
  • Need new-season hats, shoes or shirts? Visit Kathmandu or Surf Dive 'n Ski to peruse the options.

Make it a movie day

Movies are always a great entertainer and circuit breaker from the everyday routine. Head into BCC Cinemas at Sunshine Plaza to see what’s featuring over the holidays and add it to the calendar. 

On a budget? Who isn’t! Organise your snacks before you go. Grab some goodies at Noosa Chocolate Factory or hit up Coles for fresh fruit to snack on during the film.

Hit the beach

There’s nothing like hitting the beach after a long, chilly winter. To get ready for your first dose of sun for the season, you may need to hit the shops for a few essentials: 

  • Factor 50 sunscreen? Visit Priceline or Terry White Chemmart.
  • Long-sleeved rashies? Try Cotton On Kids or Surf Dive 'n Ski.
  • Beach towels and hats? Cotton On Kids and Target will be your best bet.
  • What about some fun beach toys if your tots are still tiny? Check out Target.

Indulge in a little pampering

Who says school holiday activities can’t be fun to parents and carers too? Why not take your mini me along for a pedicure – try Ann's Nails or Fresh Nails & Beauty. Or DIY the spa session at home with a pedicure kit and nail polish from Priceline or Sephora

Throw in a refreshing sheet mask for an at-home facial. Heavenly!

Visit SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is always a fab go-to day out for school holiday activities. There are plenty of things to see for kids of any age, such as Sunshine Coast’s only colony of Little Blue Penguins, Seal Presentations, Penguin Encounters and Aquarium Sleepovers.

Check out the school holiday activities happening at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

Have a doggy dress-up party

Why not invite some pooch-loving neighbours and friends to a doggy dress-up party at your local park? It’s a fun, feel-good way to enjoy the spring sunshine and exercise your dog. Plus, the kids can have hours of fun creating costume ideas.

Cute, affordable dog costumes are everywhere these days — check out Big W for fun options. But improvising at home is just as fun. Let the kids raid the cupboards for clothing and accessories and watch the hilarity unfold.


  • Ensure that the costume will stay on and won’t hurt your pup
  • Check that no parts of the costume can be swallowed by the dog
  • Bring along some ribbon or tape for any quick fixes required (avoid safety pins)


Bring water bowls and recycled tidy up bags in case the dog park have run out – you can stock up at Kmart or Target

Visit us at Sunshine Plaza for more school holiday fun

We’ve got some fantastic, fun-filled activities for your kids these spring school holidays. Head into Sunshine Plaza this September and check out what’s on offer. As a taster, we’re planning parent free cinema sessions, magic shows and face painting. The kids are going to love it!  

Get gardening

Introducing your kids to the garden is good fun and surprisingly rewarding. Connecting with nature, smelling flowers in the sunshine, that squishy sensory experience of sand—it’s all special stuff.  Plus, discovering how fresh shoots grow with care, patience, and attention teaches them a valuable life lesson about effort and reward.

Try these fun ideas:

  • Decorate an egg carton, pop in some soil, then plant seedlings 
  • Regrow celery stalks—place them in a plate of water and watch the shoot begin to pop out
  • Paint recycled tin cans in pretty colours and punch holes at the bottom to make your own self-draining planters
  • Build a shape out of sponges, such as a tiny house, wet the sponge and embed it with grass seeds. Water daily and watch it transform!

With a little creativity, there are plenty of things you can do while staying local. Pop in and see us at Sunshine Plaza to check out some of the fun kids’ activities we’ve got happening. 

Find out what’s happening at Sunshine Plaza these spring school holidays   - View schedule and activities.