There’s plenty of free things to do in the Cairns region these September school holidays that are sure to keep the family entertained!
1. Smithfield Shopping Centre
Get out of the rain and check out all that’s happening these school holidays at Smithfield Shopping Centre!
Despicable Me 3 Activity Centre
Free school holiday activities!
When: 24 – 30 September, 10.00am – 1.00pm
DreamWorks Trolls Craft Village
Free activities and a meet and greet with Branch and Poppy!
When: 1 – 7 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Free Family Fun Day (Event Cinemas Smithfield)
Face painters, balloon artists, colouring in stations, arts and craft activities, and karaoke!
When: 30th September, 9.00am – 12.00pm
2. Cairns Esplanade
There’s plenty to do and see for free at The Esplanade. Swim at the lagoon, play at Muddy’s Playground, go for a stroll or a bike ride, play at the pirate ship or fig tree playground, have a BBQ or enjoy live music.
3. Mount Sheridan Plaza
Decorate your own Trick or Treat bag and enjoy magic tricks with Flip Ripley!
When: 24-28 September, 10.00am – 2.00pm (Flip Ripley from 10.00am to 12.00pm)
Decorate a range of delicious cookies and donuts!
When: 2-6 October, 10.00am – 2.00 pm
4. Tanks Markets
Head on over to Tanks Markets and enjoy live music, lush surroundings and great tropical vibes.
When: 30 September, 9.00am – 2.00pm
5. The Pier
FREE knitting classes for kids happening these school holidays at The Pier. Each session is designed to expand creativity, concentration, and coordination skills, and all kids are welcome to come along and give it a try!
When: Tuesday 25-28 September, Tuesday 2-5 October
6. Cairns Libraries
Build LEGO robots, make your own kaleidoscope, learn about robotics and coding, make crafts, create your own library bag, decorate a plant pot, or learn about creative writing or oral health.
7. Queensland National Parks
Pack a picnic and visit one of the many Queensland National Parks for a walk or to see a waterfall. Reach out to nature—it’s closer (and easier) than you think!
8. DFO Cairns
3D Pen Workshop – learn how to use the wonderful tool that is the 3D pen to build your own quirky creations.
When: 24-28 September, 10.00am – 1.00m daily
Bookings required via the Facebook page.
Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm – Come and cuddle farm animals!
When: 2-6 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm daily
9. Cairns Central
Dance into the school holidays this month with a series of fantastic Backstreet Dance performances! Discover local
talent and get your dance on at this fun, free activity.
When: 25 – 29 September, 11.30am – 1.30pm daily
Where: Centre Court
10. Cairns Botanic Gardens
Explore the beauty of tropical plant life at Cairns Botanic Gardens. Don’t forget to pop into the greenhouse and marvel at the butterflies as they flutter around you.
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