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School Holiday Discount Codes & Coupons for Winter

We have listed the best school holiday discounts with codes and coupons for the upcoming June/July 2024 school holidays in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. So, if you are looking to save money these school holidays, this list is for you!

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Family days out discount codes in Queensland

We have divided our list into 3 categories:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast

And we’ve taken the hard work out of searching for a bargain with these school holiday discounts for your family. We have compiled our favourite awesome discounts codes and coupons for kids activities and fun for your family.

Without further adieu our favourite Brisbane & Gold Coast, Queensland discount codes for families for winter 24 are here!

Brisbane discounted activities for June and July 2024

We have scoured all the places that are offering discounts for the winter holidays and these are the best offer for Brisbane available right now!

Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf – $5

Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf

We did this deal in the school holidays a few years ago and wrote about it on our Facebook page. We paired this with a really great new park and Sizzler for lunch (sadly now closed). A brilliant day out.

Get the bowling deal here.

18-Hole Round of Mini Golf @ Oxley – from $9.95

Where to play mini golf in Brisbane

Experience the thrill of navigating through our beautifully designed course, surrounded by lush greenery and stunning landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, TopStroke Mini Golf promises an enjoyable and engaging adventure for all.

Find the discounted offer here.

iFly – 2 flights @ Chermside – $59.95

ifly brisbane - discount code

Step into the wind tunnel and feel the rush of adrenaline as you defy gravity. With highly trained flight instructors guiding your every move, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. Plus, with no experience necessary and flights not weather-dependent, you can fly anytime, anywhere.

This deal is only until 30 June, 2024 – so get in quick!!

Get the discounted flight here.

Adventure theme scavenger hunt experience – $45

Children’s activities at the Museum of Brisbane

I love this idea!! We did this in the school holidays a few years ago. It takes about 2 hours!

This unique concept brings together friends, family and colleagues as you try to solve riddles, challenges and decipher codes. Dressing up as the part of a detective is recommended whilst you immerse yourself in the themed adventure game. It is the first of it’s kind in Australia combining attributes from escape rooms and scavenger hunts.

Find the deal here.

Horseback Riding & Animal Encounters – from $59

horse riding for kids in Brisbane
  • 60-minute trail ride amidst stunning landscapes.
  • Boomerang lessons to awaken your inner adventurer.
  • Thrilling whip-cracking demonstrations for an added adrenaline rush.
  • Engaging animal encounters where you can feed and interact with adorable creatures.
  • A unique opportunity to try your hand at milking a cow.
  • Refreshing refreshments to recharge your energy levels.

Find the horse riding deal here.

Two-Hour Barefoot Bowls – from $7 per person

Barefoot bowls

Unwind and connect at Banyo Bowls Club, the ultimate community gathering spot in the heart of Banyo. Experience the joy of barefoot bowls, delicious food, and a unique twist on traditional club activities.

Find the discount on offer here.

Smash Room Experience


This one might be more for parents at the end of the school holidays, rather than for kids…. Release tension, frustration, and anger in a safe environment while having fun at Rage Cage Smash Room Brisbane.

Find out more here.

River to the Bay – family tour

Shipwrecks on Tangalooma

Explore the natural beauty of the Tangalooma Wrecks on Moreton Island and the culture of St. Helena Island with this boat tour including a lunch on Stradbroke Island.

We did this trip last year. 5 stars highly recommend!!  You can read our review to see if this is right for your family here.

See this deal here.

High tea discount – cheap!

Not going to lie… we have done this one too!!

I bought this high tea in Ashgrove and took the kids one school holidays. I applied a discount code that they had on the day (it changes daily, so just check to see what it is on the day you are on their site) to get the deal for $41.65 for the 4 of us!!

Get this high tea deal here.

See ALL the high teas on offer in Brisbane here.

Paintball in Petrie – from $10

discount paintball for the school holidays

If you have older kids, this is a great idea for the school holidays. At just $10 per kid for all day fun… this is my top pick for kids 16 and older.

Grab the deal here. 

Brisbane Wheel – $17

The Wheel of Brisbane is Open Christmas Day Brisbane

The Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane towers 60 metres over the South Bank Parklands and commands panoramic views of the Brisbane River and city skyline. Its fully enclosed and air-conditioned gondolas provide comfortable vantage points for looking out over the city. On-board dining experiences may also be included.

Get the discounted tickets here.

Drive-in movie with hotdogs or burgers – from $17 per car!

school holiday discount codes and coupons

If you haven’t experienced Tivoli Drive-in, you’re definitely missing out on a night of good ol’ fashioned fun. Curl up in the comfort of your car and take in the latest films on a big screen while you chow down on hotdogs or BBQ burgers.

We did this with the kids when they opened back up to the public after lockdown (we saw Sonic the Hedgehog – loved it!) Highly recommend – make some awesome memories!

Get your discount drive-in movie tickets here.

Gold Coast discount codes for winter

We have also looked over all the places that are offering discounts for the winter on the Gold Coast and these are the best offers for the upcoming school holidays.

Carrara Mini Golf – from $6

Mini golf putter

Carrara Mini Golf boasts an 18-hole indoor course divided into three themed areas. These include Medieval Castle, where guests can practice under the watchful eyes of a huge dragon, and Jurassic Forest, where animated dinosaurs shake and roar while players putt their way through this prehistoric wilderness. There is also an outdoor course, The Ancient Temple, which sees players learn about ancient Asia as each putt provides them with interesting facts and trivia during their game. The centre also features a function room that can play host to a range of private events such as birthday parties.

Find your discounts for this winter here.

Half-Day Pass to Gummies Farm with Horse Riding & Animal Interactions – $69

horse riding gold coast

Immerse yourself in an authentic farm life experience and then some with Gummies Farm Tours. Set amongst rolling hills with the enchanting Biddaddaba Creek running through it, this picturesque spot spans 140 gorgeous acres and is more than perfect for a family day out. Get first-hand experience feeding the animals and delight in a horse ride through the naturally beautiful setting.

Find out more here.

Whale watching on the Gold Coast – various prices

Best whale watching deals brisbane

You probably know that winter is the best time to see these gorgeous giants of the oceans on our doorstep. So I have looked to see which companies on the Gold Coast offer the best discounts for families to see the whales this year. Check out all the options because you don’t know which ones will suit your timings and preferences.

Holoverse Dinosaur World

Holoverse Dinosaur World
Holoverse Dinosaur World

Journey back in time with an immersive dinosaur holographic experience at Dinosaur Adventure. This attraction features ten different experiences, including feeding a brontosaurus, flying with pterodactyls, and exploring underwater realms. Interactive and fun for all ages, the experience utilizes Euclideon Holographics’ real-time 3D algorithm, which bends light to match the user’s perspective, creating a captivating and lifelike adventure.

Grab your discount to Holoverse here.

Gold Coast jet boat

jet boating on the gold coast with kids

Adventure seekers can enjoy a 55-minute jet boat ride in the heart of Surfers Paradise, with an option to include a lunch meal.

Get the deal here.

EcoPark Fishing World & Farm Stay

EcoPark Fishing World & Farm Stay

Spend the day catching and releasing a wide range of fish from three ponds and feed birds and cute farmyard animals like miniature horses. $39 pp or $129 family of 4.

Deal includes:

  • All-day entry to Eco Park Fishing World
  • All-day fishing pass with a rod, tackle and bait
  • Animal encounter with a tub of food
  • Bird encounter with bird seed
  • Paddle boating
  • Jumping castle

Get the deal here.

Sunshine Coast discount codes for sumer

Shazam. I also looked across the Sunshine Coast for discounts and coupons that are suitable for families on holidays this winter. Here is what I found:

Early Morning Weekend Paddleboard

Early Morning Weekend Paddleboard

Get out early on the calm morning water of the Pumicestone Passage. At high tide glide quietly past stingrays through crystal clear waters as you paddle to the surrounding white sandy coves and inlets of Bribie Island National Park. At low tide, explore the sandbars of the passage for legions of soldier crabs and find an island on the passage all to yourself.

Grab your tickets here.

Australia Zoo

free and cheap australia zoo tickets

If you are looking for cheap Australia Zoo tickets, you’ve found the right place! We show you how to get Australia Zoo tickets CHEAP and how to get your kids in for FREE in this article.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

3 thoughts on “School Holiday Discount Codes & Coupons for Winter”

  1. Wow! This has to be the best variety of holiday activities published. Thank you to everyone for your hard work and dedication!


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