What are you doing these school holidays? Check out the September School Holiday Guide for Cairns!


Keep your kids active these school holidays with Fusion Fight and Fitness.
Monday and Wednesday
Tiny Ninjas (3 – 4 years) 3.30pm to 4.00pm Lil Ninjas (5 – 7 years) 3.30pm to 4.00pm Junior Warriors (8 – 14 years)
4.15pm to 5.15pm

Tuesday and Thursday
Lil Ninjas (5 – 7 years) 4.00pm to 4.40pm Junior Warriors (8 – 14 years) 4.45pm to 5.45pm Kids Kickboxing (10 – 14
years) 4.00pm to 5.00pm
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Love LaserTag? Then the Mega session is for you! The day goes for a whopping 4.5 hours and includes a free sausage sizzle for lunch and soft drinks for sale. When: Saturday 29 September, 12.00pm to 4.30pm.

LaserTag Cairns also run longer missions with multiple objectives worth different points and plenty of breaks to
cool off and have a refreshing drink. Repeat sessions during school holidays are half price, which also applies to the mega sessions.

Get out, get active, and enjoy a thrilling game of LaserTag these school holidays!
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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 school holiday session times and events.
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Looking for a new adventure? Why not take the family to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for the day and discover some of the captivating creatures that live in our beautiful country! Take a boat cruise, visit the crocodile arm, and meet other animals including tropical birds, reptiles, cassowaries, koalas, and much more.
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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.
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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
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Check out all that’s happening these school holidays at Smithfield Shopping Centre!

Despicable Me 3 Activity Centre
Love Despicable Me? Come along and enjoy free school holiday activities!
When: 24 – 30 September, 10.00am – 1.00pm

DreamWorks Trolls Craft Village
Come along for free activities and a meet and greet with Branch and Poppy!
When: 1 – 7 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm

No bookings required.
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Paradise for young and old with lots to keep the kids occupied during these school holidays with their swimming pool, Adventure Playground, giant jumping pillow and an 18-hole mini-golf course.

Families can enjoy a full day of fun. Prices start from $4.
Open daily from 7.00am.
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Head down to Mount Sheridan Plaza for some school holiday fun!

Decorate your own Trick or Treat bag and enjoy magic tricks with Flip Ripley!

When: 24-28 September, 10.00am to 2.00pm (Flip Ripley from 10.00am to 12.00pm)

Come along and unleash your creativity by decorating a range of delicious cookies and donuts!

When: 2-6 October, 10.00am to 2.00 pm

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Ever wanted to play a competitive team sport with your friends? It’s all possible at Cairns Indoor Sports. It’s the perfect way to catch up, get active, and most of all, have a ton of fun – even on those rainy days!

Get your friends together and get down to Cairns Indoor Sports these school holidays. Game on!
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Ever wanted to learn how to knit? There are 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

Be sure to pre-book via Facebook to avoid disappointment.
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ANZ Hot Shots Programs: Blue Stage Kinda – Ages 3 to 5 years. Red Ball – Ages 5 to 8 years. Orange Ball – Ages 8 to 10 years. Green Ball – Ages 9+ years 2018 Membership: Existing Members $59.00 New Members $79.00 FREE Day Court Hire with All Memberships.
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Get the kids enjoying all our region has to offer these school holidays by taking them to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, and Rainforestation Nature Park. Locals Annual Four Park Pass only $130.00!

An Annual Four Park Pass means you can visit these parks as many times as you want for only $130.00 per year for the whole family! That’s school holidays and weekends sorted for 12 months!

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Be sure to check out the activities that are on at DFO Cairns these school holidays!

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 to 1.00m daily

Bookings are required and can be made via the Facebook page.

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm – A group of cute and cuddly farm animals are just waiting to meet you!

When: 2-6 October, 10.00am to 4.00pm daily

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Check out these activities that Tobruk Memorial Pool has available these school holidays!
– Holiday Swimming Program
– Pool Inflatable Obstacle Course
– Jump Zone (Trampolines and Inflatable Military Course)
– Flowrider

Conditions and costs may apply, for more information visit their website.
Bookings Essential
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Introduction to Choi Kwang-Do Cost: $120.00 for 4 weeks. First Class is FREE. Booking Required. All classes will be open to the public.
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The perfect venue to have a great time for kids of all ages. Inflatable Kingdom provides a high-energy, action-packed environment with inflatables of all shapes and sizes.
Open every day of the school holidays from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
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Fresh juice, smoothies and allergy friendly foods plus gluten and dairy free treats and snacks all with a family friendly
outdoor dining. Enjoy nine holes of mini golf in the rainforest! Great fun for the whole family. Situated in the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets.
9 Holes of Mini Golf – $5.00 per person.
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Kids love the structured activities run by their friendly qualified coaches. They will have the opportunity to experience all of the gymnastics equipment including the foam pit, tumble trampoline, sprung floor, bars, beams and climbing ropes.
South Cairns Gymnastics’ launchpad programs are perfect for new children to try gymnastics before enrolling in term
classes, they are also a great way for existing members to continue their gymnastics during the holidays.

NinjaGym Classes: Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.30am
Cost: $12.00
Age: Prep to Grade 6
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This small family-run gym teaches both Muay Thai and Jump Fit classes for kids. Muay Thai encourages confidence, respect, and teaches self-defence in children. Classes are suitable for ages 6-12 and are delivered in a fun, active way, starting from the basics until kids have a full understanding of even the more advanced techniques.

The Jump Fit mini trampoline classes are suitable for anyone over the age of 4 and provide a fun way to get active! Jump, dance, laugh, and have fun to different songs and tempos.

Build fitness, strength, and make friends! Be sure to book in now for term 4.

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Looking to take your family out for a nice meal in a convenient location? Then head on over to Jamaica Blue, located in Cairns Central (downstairs in front of Target). From a classic big breakfast to the unique carrot and chorizo bars and a range of kids-friendly options, you’re sure to enjoy a meal at Jamaica Blue.

Plus, you can follow your meal with a bit of shopping or a movie at Cairns Central!
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PCYC Queensland is now the #1 provider of gymnastics across the State. As a not-for-profit organisation, PCYC supports our local communities by reinvesting all profits back into each community via programs and youth activities.

Their gymnastics team strives to provide quality coaching that improves fundamental motor skills, strength, flexibility and fitness. They cater for all ages from 12 months to adults with a pathway program to suit all abilities.

Gymnastics is inclusive where boys and girls can have fun in a structured environment. PCYC aim to provide an inspirational gymnastics program to our communities so members can maximise their physical and personal goals.

Call one of their Clubs today for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting program.

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Passionate about theatre? Check out The Young Company’s fantastic program these school holidays! Children complete the program with their very own grand premiere in TYC’s adventure theatre.

25 – 28 September – Holiday Transyl-fangia: Creepers and monsters on break! (5 – 12 years)

2 – 5 October – Beasts of Berk: Dragon training 101 (5 – 12 years)

1 – 5 October – Peter Pan: The Musical (11+ years)

Book two weeks in advance to receive an early bird discount. For more information, visit their website.
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If your little one has a creative mind or has an interest in art, the school holiday workshops at Cairns Art Gallery are not to be missed.

From 24 September – 5 October, kids can enjoy workshops on puppet making, dioramas, assemblage, tapestry, portrait drawing, mask making, and portraiture. Kids will learn about the world of art or further their skills.

Spots are limited and bookings are essential.

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Love to dance? Then your child will love Step It Up Crew! A range of classes are available, with the main aim being to have fun while building confidence and developing various skills. Classes are available for children as young as two, starting with fun and basic dance and working their way up through each level as new dance components are introduced.

Unsure? Catch the crew at Holloways Beach Markets on Sunday the 9th of September and see what they’re all about!
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Looking for a perfect camping spot not too far from home? Or perhaps you just need a little more inspiration to ‘go bush’? National parks near Cairns offer fun-filled affordable camping. Immerse the kids in nature in secluded camp sites at Davies Creek and Dinden National Park.

Paddle in the creek, sit around the camp fire and simply ‘be’ in the bush. Capture beautiful and lasting memories for your family!

Get in early to make your camping booking: www.qld.

If you’re not quite ready to pack a tent, then pack a picnic and visit for a walk to see the waterfall. Reach out to nature—it’s closer (and easier) than you think!


Louise Broadbent’s Children’s Art for Wellness classes focus on a child’s individual needs through the expression of his or her feelings through their imagination. The aim of the lessons is to build confidence and give life skills while delivering it all in a fun, creative environment.

Visual art can benefit children struggling with learning disabilities, speech and language problems, anxiety, and much more.
Cost: $30 for 2 hours, all materials included.
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Experience the Trinity Inlet in a way you never have before. Bad Fishy operates thrilling jet boat rides on the Cairns Trinity Inlet, with spins and slides and high-speed donuts its loads of fun and a great way to experience Cairns.

Time: 11.30am to 2.00pm

Children must be at least 1.2m tall to ride.
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Make new friends while you make a masterpiece!

Included is everything members will need to paint a beautiful painting on a 30cm x 40cm canvas with step by step instructions.

Each day, bring your snacks and drinks and discover your ability to paint canvases. Use your creations as gifts or keep and hang them in your home!

Paint Club is suitable for ages 12 and up plus parents, visiting aunties and uncles and extended families. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming classes!

For bookings, which are essential, and more information:
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One of the best ways to get together with your friends and have a great time is with a game of bowling! Anyone can do it, and the centre operates from early morning until late at night complete with fun music and disco lighting to add to the exciting atmosphere. After your game, enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshing drink at the modern café.

Check out their value family deals for a fantastic day of school holiday fun.

Bookings are essential. All prices include shoes!
Open every day of the school holidays.
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Improve confidence! Positive teachers, no exams and no pressure, only fun!

Classes are for ages from three through to adulthood and they accept all levels of ability. Offering classes in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Jazz/Funk and Contemporary. Get active, have fun, and make friends!

Check their website for schedule and registration details.
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If you’re heading to Townsville, check out TYTO. TYTO is eclectic and unexpected; a place where the discovery of art, culture, nature and knowledge unfolds. There is so much for the family that you could easily spend a day jam packed with activities and games.

These school holidays, head out to TYTO wetlands for some awesome family fun. Check out all there is to do for the kids:

Tiny tots at TYTO 10.00am-11.00am on Thursdays
Storytime at TYTO 10.30am-11.30am on Thursdays
Mini Military Museum 10.00am-4.00pm daily

Head over to their Facebook page for details on their
fantastic regular events for children and teens.
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