Six Of The Best School Holiday Camps In Brisbane

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School holidays can be looooong if your kids have nothing to do. We all know that the "I'm bored" plight tends to come up a few days into the holiday season (sooner if you take their screens away).

Sure, we can go try the only boring people get bored approach, or we can get them out of our hair, doing something active and keeping themselves busy and entertained. Bonus points if they learn a new skill or make some new friends.

Here is our pick of the best school holiday programs and activities in Brisbane this autumn.

Six of the Best School Holiday Activities in Brisbane

1. NIDA Open Short Courses

NIDA short courses
Attention thespians! Do not miss out on NIDA Open Short Courses these holidays.

This Autumn school holidays give your child the opportunity to explore their self-expression at Australia’s leading centre for education and training in the performing arts. NIDA Open Short Courses are ideal for creative kids eager to deep dive into the art and craft of acting and audition preparation, costume design, filmmaking, TV presenting and writing and more.

NIDA’s ‘learning by doing’ philosophy gives children specialist tuition with a practical focus, led by professionals from the theatre, television, and film industry. The wide range of courses will encourage kids of all ages to share ideas, learn new skills, build confidence and have fun and creative classes. There’s a course to suit all children from the curious beginner to the aspirational artist.

Where:    Various venues across Brisbane
When:     Monday 11th - Sunday 24th April 2022
Cost:      Check out NIDA Open for individual program costs

2. Code Camp

Code Camp runs super cool in-person and online holiday camps.
Code Camp runs super cool in-person and online holiday camps.

Code Camp is the ultimate school holiday boredom buster for kids who love STEAM. Code Camp has taught over 100,000 kids in Australia everything from how to cut a YouTube video to coding your own DC Superhero. Code Camp introduces kids to the fascinating possibilities of technology and empowers them to design, code and create their own unique projects.

Camps are designed for different age groups and ability levels and, with over 90 locations around Australia plus online camps, there is something for every budding coder or creator. 

Where:    All areas of Brisbane
When:     11 - 22 April 2022 | 9am - 3.30pm
Cost:       From $129

3. Victoria Park Kids School Holiday Golf Activities

Victoria Park Junior Golf Clinics
Putt your stuff these holidays at the Victoria Park Junior Golf Clinics.

If your kids are into golf - or if they're interested in trying it - the Victoria Park Kids School Holiday Clinics give them the chance to learn some great driving and putting skills and take part in competitions and challenges. It's open to kids aged 4-14, with the groups split into younger ones and older ones.

If you’re looking for fun and unique activities for the kids to get involved with during the school holidays then Victoria Park offers the perfect solution. Each day the kids will get to learn new aspects of the game from a friendly team of PGA Golf Professionals. All equipment is provided.

Where:   Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Road, Herston
When:    4 - 14 April 2022 | Monday to Thursday | 9 am - 11 am 
Cost:      $49 per class. Book for all 4 days for $160, and save $39!

4. Pure Tennis Academy Holiday Camp

Kids will have a ball at Pure Tennis these holidays.

The exciting new Autumn school holidays program at Pure Tennis is designed for kids aged 5 -12 and no experience is required. Every day will have a new range of activities at the Ferny Hills Centre, including the Team Multisport Challenge, Smash 'n Splash and an Easter 'theme' day! For 

Kids will love the multisports team challenges (with prizes to be won), playing wet ball, water balloon fights and a water shootout, or an easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet activity. Why not book them all? There are tennis and off-court games each and morning and afternoon tea are provided. 

Where: 144 Samford Road, Ferny Hills
When:  5th - 7th and 12th - 14th April 2022
Cost:    $39 for a half-day or $59 for a full day

5. Coast Club

Coast Club
Coast Club will take care of all your outdoor adventures these holidays!

Choose the Gold Coast or Sunshine coast and send your kids off for a day that could include high ropes, surfing, archery, abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing or caving with Coast Club. The camps are government-run and are open to kids aged 8 and over. If you don't want to let the kids have all the fun, parents are also welcome to join in.

The action-packed program offers daily activities for children aged five years and over with highly-qualified instructors to facilitate the fun times and challenge your child to achieve positive outcomes, master new skills and reach new heights. You can join a half-day morning adventure for a 3-hour session including morning tea or a full day adventure for 6 hours with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Where:  Various locations throughout the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
When:   11 - 22 April 2022
Cost:    Morning adventures (3hrs) $35.10 pp | Full day adventures (6hrs) $74.50 pp

6. YMCA Vacation Care

YMCA has developed a great outside school hours care (OSHC) program that they run at various locations all over Brisbane, so if you're working over the holidays and need somewhere safe and fun to send your kids, this could be your answer.

Run by trained and experienced professionals, the YMCA Vacation Care program provides a nurturing environment with a range of fun activities that will make your kids think they're going for fun, not because you're busy and need them taken care of. Activities vary from venue to venue but may include cooking, drama, sports, art and craft, music and singing, puzzles and games. 

Where: Various locations across Brisbane
When:  11 - 22 April 2022 | See venues for program days and times
Cost:    Contact individual locations for Vacation care costs

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