Cairns school

A guide to whats on these school holidays for kids and families in and around Cairns.

Lots of fun and educational programs are on offer for school kids.  Bookings are essential for most activities.

Disclaimer: This information is taken from publications on social media and business websites.  It is a guide only and you will need to contact individual companies to confirm availability and pricing.  Thank you

School holiday activities in Cairns
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Southside Cairns Gymnastics Club

Something for everyone…. Bookings Essential

Ninja Gymnastics Programs:
🙃 KindaNinja for 2-5 years
😎 NinjaGym for Prep to Grade 6
🤩 Free G (Parkour) for 8-12 years

Skill Development: Prep to Grade 6
🤸‍♀️ Handstands & Cartwheels
🙃 Tramp and Tumble

Mt Sheradin Plaza

FURbulous Build-A-Bear Workshop Experience at Mount Sheridan Plaza from 29th September – 3rd October!  $7

This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with live snakes, salt-water crocodiles, eye-licking leaf-tailed geckoes, lizards + more….

Cairns wake park

School Holidays Wake Squad 🌟
🔹Wakeboarding progression sessions
and / or
Monday, Wednesday & Friday during school holidays
8:30am to 10am
$35 per child (includes all coaching and equipment)
Aimed at ages 6 to 12

Cairns Art Gallery


School Holiday classes are running again with fun and educational art activities on offer.
School Holiday Information and Bookings are available on their website: Bookings are essential

Cairns Museum

Our September October School Holiday Program 2020 is out now:
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Have fun with SEA-RIFFIC ocean themed experiments, make your very own surf slime & sand dough and learn what it takes to be a Lifesaver Pro – with Surf Life Saving North QLD and Cairns Children’s Museum!
Cost is free with entry ticket.  Bookings essential
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Looking for something fun to do this school holidays?
Be a WILDLIFE KEEPER for the day!
Our Wildlife Junior Keepers program allows kids to experience a day in the life of a wildlife keeper.
Open to 8 to 14 years old, Junior Keepers incorporates animal feeding, presentation, interaction and projects to assist our keepers in their day to day schedules.

DFO Cairns


Monday 21 – Friday 25 September
11am – 1pm daily
*Option to create in our workshops
or take it home. No bookings required

OPEN 7 DAYS 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm sessions

LASERFUN – Lasertag Tournament
Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October
4pm – 5:30pm session
*Bookings required

Jeananne's pottery classes

School holidays pottery fun
Limited spaces 7 only per class
5 years to 15
Private studio in Bayview Heights
$25.00 per child
All classes will start at 2 till 4pm
Drink and snack provided
Bookings Essential

Babinda Kayaking

We will be running half day self kayaking and SUP tours down the picturesque Babinda Creek with prices starting from $50. Due to COVID procedures, we will be running scattered times throughout the day, so bookings are essential! Give us a call on 0438 405 661 or send us a message to lock in a time. And YES, we are PET FRIENDLY so don’t forget the dog 🙂

Cairns international Tennis Centre

KIDS HOLIDAY ‘Multi-Sports & Tennis’ Activity Programme🎾⚽️🏀🏓🏏🏈🎬
⏰ Sign In & Out…..8am – 5pm
👍Ages 5-15 Yrs Old
🧭 Tennis Centre @ 356 Sheridan St 
☔️ Wet Weather Facilities✔️✔️✔️
🤝Fully Insured & 1st Aiders
💵 Cost $50 per full day or $200 for whole week. PLUS half day options @ $30 per day.

✏️ Spaces are VERY limited: email ☎️: 0421 200160

Tobruk Memorial Pool
Learn to Surf

🏄‍♀️ 10am – 12pm Monday to Friday during the QLD School Holidays (21st September- 2nd Oct)
🏄 Surf Coach and All Equipment Provided. Only $10 a session, min 1 week booking.
🏄‍♀️ Learn to surf in a fun and safe environment. Spaces are limited, BOOK NOW by calling Tobruk Memorial Pool 4051 2604
Parental consent required. Participants to be 110cm in height

Divers Den - Scuba Kids

Underwater Adventures for 8 years and over

Trying scuba diving for the first time is safe and fun with our exciting PADI endorsed program just for kids!

In this half-day program, children will learn the basics of scuba diving and try it for themselves. After a quick training session on land, they’ll be fitted with kid-size scuba equipment, hop into our heated dive pool and try breathing underwater for the first time. No previous experience required! Using the PADI ‘Bubblemaker’ program, Divers Den Scuba Kids is suitable for any kid who’s aged 8-11 years and comfortable in the water.

Bookings essential

Movie and Meal @Smithfield shopping centre

Super Saver Fun Pass

Movie, Meal & Fun For Everyone!

Whether it’s a well overdue date night with your numero uno, an action packed day out for the whole family (seriously, this will please everyone!), or some affordable fun for you and your BFFs, the Supersaver Fun Pass is the guilt free outing you’ve been meaning to put in your calendar for months.

Choose from one of the seven amazing restaurants from your favourite Smithfield Shopping Centre, pair it with a movie ticket and free All-Day parking so you can relax and take your time!



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