Explore HOTA these School Holidays

Explore HOTA these School Holidays

School holidays are upon us!

We're brimming with experiences and activities for unforgettable family memories these school holidays. No matter the weather, there's plenty to do outdoors and in!

Explore what's on offer for families at HOTA - during and after school holidays - here. 

#Get hands on in HOTA's Children's Gallery

A curious, pop up island for you to explore.

TROPIC ARCADIA is an unexpected, new travel destination for families! Tongan-Polynesian artist Samuel Tupou has created a curious, pop-up island for you to explore. Discover his colourful patterns inspired by tapa (bark cloth) designs set amongst a surreal, tropical landscape that is part memory, part imagination, part arcade game.

Visit HOTA’s Children’s Gallery and collect your map to start your expedition. There is so much to do and discover as you journey throughout TROPIC ARCADIA. Through the layered art of Samuel Tupou, families will be transported into a multi-dimensional realm of fun and adventure.

#Bring your floaties

Evandale Lake is one of the Gold Coast’s best kept secrets. Spend the day in the beautiful Gold Coast weather - take a dip, enjoy the kids playground, have a picnic or BBQ!

#Feel the holiday spirit

December is the month to be merry! Why not join us for a one-off intimate Classical Concert by candlelight, performed by Angel Strings. Or a night of jolly festivities, delicious food and one-of-a-kind gifts at the HOTA Christmas Twilight Markets.

#Get creative with words and art

Learn the secrets of writing great stories, explore big ideas through art, and enjoy art making creative play.

Recommended 18+
Wed 7 Feb - Wed 4 Dec


#See a performance

ARIA Award Winning Children’s Artist, Teeny Tiny Stevies are coming to HOTA as part of their most comprehensive National Album Tour to date!

#Enjoy delicious food and good coffee

Whether you're with family for a long lazy lunch or enjoying coffee and cake after a walk through the HOTA Gallery, HOTA Café is the perfect place to unwind. Or join us every Sun from 6am for the Gold Coast's most vibrant community markets with fresh produce and delicious artisan foods.

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.