Family Fun Day – Visit between 9.00am and 12.00pm for face painters, balloon artists, colouring-in stations, arts & crafts activities, a selection of family friendly movies on the big screen from just $6 and more.

A Cnr Captain Cook & Kennedy Highways
P 4038 1006
Fb Smithfield Shopping Centre


Louise Broadbent’s children’s art workshops are perfect to nurture the creative child.

Painting – Abstract Imagination, Monday 23rd September
Watercolour Painting – Tuesday 24th September
Sculpture – Crazy Wall Hangings, Wednesday 25th September
Magical Drawing – Monday 30th September
Assemblages – Dog Sculptures, Tuesday 1st October

Workshops are $65 for ages seven and up and run from 9.30am – 3.30pm in Bungalow. All materials are provided, just bring a packed lunch and your creativity. Morning tea provided.

P 0434 460 227
Fb Art by Louise Broadbent


Head down these school holidays and have a go at table tennis. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bat, as the club has plenty available for you to use free of charge.

Junior coaching sessions are also available for $10 per player.

Cost: $7 per person, per session (for non-members)

A 99 Sheridan St, Cairns City
P 0403 154 559
Fb Table Tennis Cairns


Check out the activities that Tobruk Memorial Pool has available these school holidays.

Holiday Swimming Program
Pool Inflatable Obstacle Course
Jump Zone (Trampolines and Inflatable Military course)

Conditions and costs may apply, for more information visit their website. Bookings essential.

A 370 Sheridan St, Cairns North
P 4051 2604
Fb Tobruk Memorial Pool


Be inspired by Cairns Art Gallery’s exciting exhibition program and get creative with an art class these school holidays. Don’t miss out on our brand-new digital drawing classes or try your hand at more traditional artistic mediums such as painting or weaving. Classes cater for four to 16 years.

Cost: From $14

A 40 Abbott St, Cairns City
P 4046 4800
Fb Cairns Art Gallery


You never know what you’ll discover at the Night Markets; from thoughtful handmade gifts to a relaxing massage and plenty of yummy food, it’s a spot not to be missed. Head down these school holidays and discover all there is to see and do. Make sure you grab a yummy dessert!

A 54-60 Abbott St, Cairns City
P 4051 7666
Fb Night Markets


Join Jamie Gosling Football Academy for more soccer fun these holidays. September/October Football Holiday Clinics (for boys and girls aged 5-16 years old of all abilities).

Cost for JGFA members: $30 per day or $75 for all three days

Cost for non JGFA members: $35 per days or $90 for all three days

Bookings essential.

A Stratford FC, cnr Magazine & Arnold St
P 0450 181 626
Fb Jamie Gosling Football Academy


Kids club is a series of sessions run in school holidays specifically designed to be an easy learning environment for younger kids. With a target age group of seven to 12-year olds, the professional coaches ensure that all kids have a fun time while being introduced to the Wake Park. Bookings are necessary due to limited spaces.

Cost: $29pp

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00-10.00am during the school holidays.

A Cairns Wake Park, Smithfield
P 4038 1304
Fb Cairns Wake Park


Jump Mania is an indoor jumping trampoline park responsible for bringing the trampoline revolution to Cairns. A 1,000 square metre airconditioned warehouse with wall-to-wall trampolines making backyard trampolining a thing of the past. Check out their website for session times and events.

Cost: $16 for one hour of jump time (online bookings) $2.50 for compulsory Jump Mania grip socks (yours to keep).

A Raintrees Shopping Centre, 118A Corner Koch, Alfred Street, Manunda
P 4212 4066
Fb Jump Mania Trampoline Park


The Mega Wildcard offers unlimited entry to three wildlife parks Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Kuranda Koala Gardens & Birdworld over 12 months for one special price.

Cost: $325 for a family (two adults and two children) or $130 for adults, $65 for children aged 4-15 yrs

A Hartleys Crocodile Adventures – Captain Cook Hwy, Wangetti
A Kuranda Koala Gardens & Birdworld – Inside Heritage Markets, Veivers Dr, Kuranda
P 4055 3576
Fb Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures


Your child can learn how to make their very own cupcakes with the brand-new Cupcake Classes for Kids.

When: Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.00am (five to eight years) and 2.00pm (eight to 13 years).

Classes run for 45 minutes. Only six spots available per class, so get in quick.

Cost: $25

A Mount Sheridan Plaza, 106 Barnard Dr, Mount Sheridan
P 4036 0694
Fb Jackley’s Bakehouse


Two and a half hours of action-packed fun on TEN massive jumping castles, inflatable obstacle courses, and games, plus a sports court and ball pit to get out all your child’s energy for the day and ensure they have the absolute best time while doing so.

Cost: $9 for children aged five and under and $16 for children six and over.

A 164 Mayers St Manunda
P 4032 2844
Fb Inflatable Kingdom


Laserfun is Cairns’ ultimate indoor family entertainment centre with laser tag, arcade and virtual reality, awesome fun for children and adults alike. It’s recommended players are at least six years old for laser tag (no upper limit on age – everyone can join in) and at least eight years old for VR.

School Holiday Special: Mega Laser Tag Sessions – Three hours of laser tag games. Sessions run from 23rd – 27th September, from 10.00am and 1.00pm daily.

Cost: $25/person for Mega Tag Sessions.

A T1, DFO Shopping Centre, 274 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt
P 4031 9865
Fb LaserfunCairns


Bring your little chef down to The Pier for delicious food creation workshops they are sure to love.

Trifle Cups, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th September

Choc-Cherry Balls, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October

Classes start at 10.30am daily and include a drink. Be sure to book through their website.

Cost: $5 per class

A 1 Pierpoint Rd, Cairns City
P 4052 7749
Fb The Pier Cairns


From budget cabins to deluxe waterview villas, it’s the ultimate place to stay and play. With a resort-style swimming pool, foreshore playground, peddle carts, jumping pillow and school holiday activities, there is no way anyone will be bored.

A 4-28 Tinaroo Falls Dam Rd, Tinaroo
P 4095 8238
Fb Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park


Join Cazalys for hot dogs, juice and games at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Thursday 26th September. Bring your own picnic blanket and teddy bear. There is a prize on offer for the best dressed teddy. Kindly register at reception.

Cost: Gold coin donation

A 344 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt
Fb Cazalys Cairns


CAPTA consists of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat, Rainforestation Nature Park and Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome – or in other words, fun for the whole family showcasing the beautiful flora and fauna in Far North Queensland.

Cost: An Annual Four Park Pass means you can visit these parks as many times as you want for only $260.00 per year for the whole family (make sure you bring local ID upon visiting the park).

A Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome – The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns City
A Australian Butterfly Sanctuary – 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda
A Rainforestation – 1030 Kennedy Hwy, Kuranda
A Wildlife Habitat – Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas
P 4035 3555


Fancy a little staycation? Relax and unwind amidst 11 acres of tropical rainforest gardens with three lagoon style pools, a brand-new children’s playground and contemporary Poolside Bar & Dining facilities at the gorgeous Cairns Colonial Club.

A 18-26 Cannon St, Manunda
P 4053 8800
Fb Cairns Colonial Club Resort


Enjoy nine holes of mini golf in the rainforest followed by a fresh juice or smoothie! Situated in the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets.

Open six days per week 9.00am – 3.00pm – closed Tuesdays.

Cost: $5.00 per person for nine Holes of Mini Golf.

A 13 Therwine St, Kuranda
P 0417 999 102
Fb Jungle Juice Kuranda Markets


Learn how to maximise your body’s force-producing capabilities through easy to learn martial arts movements. It is not designed for sport competition, but rather for individuals to learn practical self-defence skills. Classes cater for children as young as three.

Offering two-week intro classes to self-defence. Training each day from 4.00pm – 4.45pm.

Changeover party – Formally known as Choi Kwang Do, UMA Australia will be having a changeover party on the 5th of October, planning the biggest black belt test ever for Cairns.

One month of training and two belt tests free of charge if you mention PakMag.

Cost: $200 for two weeks

A 21 Donaldson St, Manunda
P Master Barry Hampton 0414 782 189


Get set for a season of mind-blowing theatrics these school holidays with TYC’s Spring Drama Program (five years – 18 years).

Adventure Chronicles: The Last Crusade, (24/9 – 27/9)
High School Musical: A Comical Spoofical, (24/9 – 28/9)
Under the Sea: Treasures of Atlantis, (1/10 – 4/10)
Marvel Spotlight: Mirror of Most Value, (1/10 – 5/10)

So, step into the spotlight with TYC’s Spring School Holiday Drama Programs these school holidays and grab your Early Bird Savings.

Cost: $270

A 169 Bunda St, Cairns City
P 4041 4066
Fb The Young Company Theatre – TYC


Head on down to DFO Cairns these school holidays and discover all there is to do.

Build A Brick Lego Workshop – Monday 23rd – Friday 27th September, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily. No bookings required.

Billy’s Buddies – Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October. A fantastic ball sports program for children aged two to six. Registrations are essential at

Cost: Free

A 274 Mulgrave Road
P 4051 7444
Fb DFO Cairns


Backstreet Dance performances, 24th – 28th September – Backstreet Dance is back and will be performing 30-minute shows at 11.30am and 1.00pm daily.

Backstreet Dance Workshops, 30th September – 4th October – All ages are invited to come and participate in this great opportunity to have fun, build dance skills and express yourself. Happening at 11.00am and 1.00pm daily, running for thirty minutes.

Cost: Free

A 1/21 McLeod St, Cairns City
Fb Cairns Central


Have a delicious meal, play a round of mini golf, go for a swim, play at the adventure playground or simply kick back under the palm trees and relax. A day filled with stress-free fun for the whole family is waiting for you at Paradise Palms, with prices starting from just $4.

A Paradise Palms Dr, Kewarra Beach
P 4059 9900
Fb Paradise Palms Cairns


Launchpad Holiday Program – Children will have the opportunity to experience all of the gymnastics equipment. Each lesson will be filled with creative games, activity circuits and will focus on foundation skill development. This program is perfect for new children to try gymnastics before enrolling in term classes.

Skill Development Classes for Prep to Grade 6.

Monday 23rd September: Handstands and Cartwheels
Tuesday 24th September: Tramp and Tumble Fun
Wednesday 2nd October: Bar and Beam Basics
Thursday 3rd October: Walkovers and Handsprings

Cost: $20 for 1 session, $36 for 2 sessions, $53 for 3 sessions or $68 for all 4 sessions

WALK-INS (no booking) $23 per child

A 93-99 Robert Rd, Bentley Park
P 4045 2947
Fb South Cairns Gymnastics Club


Roll up, roll up! Join the circus at Mount Sheridan Plaza these September school holidays from 11.00am – 2.00pm daily.

Tuesday 24th – Spinning Plates
Wednesday 25th – Bicycle Tricks
Thursday 26th – Mini Stilts
Friday 27th – Rhythmic Hula Hoops
Saturday 28th – Juggling & Balloons

No bookings required.

Cost: Free

A 106 Barnard Dr, Mount Sheridan
P 4036 3150
Fb Mt Sheridan Plaza


Kids Happy Hour – 9.00am – 10.00am and 3.00pm – 4.00pm every day. Just $8 per game.

Kids Cosmic Disco – Two hours of glow in the dark bowling. Just $10pp, happening on Friday 27th September and Friday 4th October.
Open from 9.00am, seven days a week, all school holidays long.

A 93 Pease St, Manoora
P 4053 3497
Fb Go Bowling Cairns


The adventure begins at Cairns Aquarium. The only aquarium in the world exclusively dedicated to the habitats and species of Tropical North Queensland. It’s a great way to keep them learning these school holidays in the most fun way possible.

Cost: $42 adult, $18 child (3-14 years), $126 family (2A + 2C) or invest in an annual pass for 12 months of unlimited fun.

A 5 Florence St, Cairns City
P 4044 7300
Fb Cairns Aquarium


Wallaby Creek Festival is a three-day celebration running from the 27th – 29th September full of music and the arts. The program offers music on two main stages and side stage, workshops, roving street theatre, delicious food stalls and market stalls.

A complete children’s program with circus, imaginative play worlds, arts & crafts, and STEM learning highlight this family friendly festival. More Information & festival tickets.

Walks to Home Rule Falls and croc free swimming in the Wallaby Creek complement the entertainment.

Cost: $70-180

A 304 Homerule Rd, Rossville
P 0437 910 883
Fb Wallaby Creek Festival


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