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 "I'm bored" plight that tends to come up a few days into 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, meeting new kids, and keeping themselves busy and entertained. Bonus points if they learn a new skill or make some new friends.

Victoria Park Golf Program

If your kids are into golf - or if they're interested in trying it - these holiday programs 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! Every school holidays Victoria Park runs fun and interactive kids golf clinics for junior golfers of all skill levels from Monday – Thursday. They also offer an advanced clinic for more advanced golfers.

Website: Victoria Park website

Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Road, Herston

When: Monday to Thursday 9am to 11am during the school holidays

Price: $49 for one day, or four days for $160

Smash and Splash Holiday Camp, Ferny Hills

Image credit: Pure Tennis

What do you get when you combine swimming and tennis into one massive holiday camp? Exhausted but happy kids! Kids aged 5-12 can choose from a fun, activities based tennis approach, or a tournament where they can test their skills. Either way, they'll be cooling off afterwards with a swim at Ferny Hills pool. 

Website: Pure Tennis website

Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Road, Herston

When: Running Monday - Friday during school holidays. Contact the venue for bookings and exact dates and times.

Price: $39 for a half day or $59 for a full day

Coast Club

Choose the Gold or Sunshine coast and send your kids off for a day that could include abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing or caving (some activities are location-dependent). 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. You can join a half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) program.

Website: Coast Club

Where: Contact Coast Club for addresses

When: Contact Coast Club

Price: $28.10 for a half day and $64.75 for a full day

Outward Bound

Image credit: Outward Bound

The Young Explorer school holiday at Outward Bound is an immersive, 5-day experience for teens aged 12-14. They'll take part in high ropes, raft building, orienteering, hiking and much more, building resilience and encouraging them to explore their potential. Trained instructors faciltated everything to ensure it's a positive experience for all. This is a great option if you're keen to get your teen away from their screen for a week. 

Website: Outward Bound

Where: 3022 Kyogle Rd, Uki, NSW

When: Contact Outward Bound for dates

Price: $990 all inclusive

YMCA Vacation Care

YMCA have 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 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. 

Website: YMCA OSCHC

Where: Various locations across Brisbane

When: Contact venue

Price: Contact venue

Camp Warrawee Adventure Camp

If your kids are into adventure and the outdoors - or if you'd like to see them getting back to that simpler life where running around outside was fun - a stay at Camp Warrawee could be just the ticket. Open for kids aged 6 to 13, they'll enjoy activities such as low ropes, indoor climbing, archery, giant swing, catapult challenge, canoeing, tyre tubing, raft building, pool games, geocaching and more.

Website: YMCA camping

Where: 81 Byrnes Road North, Joyner

When: Contact venue

Price: Contact venue

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